On This Day in History day-by-day

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  1. alfred01

    alfred01 Well-Known Member

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    Oooops, missed June 21st.

    June 22nd

    1772 - Slavery outlawed in England

    1847 - Doughnut created (God bless ya)

    1873 - Prince Edward Island joins Canada (didn't know we fell apart)

    1911 - King George V of England crowned

    1922 - Herrin massacre, 19 strikebreakers and 2 union miners are killed in Herrin, Illinois.

    1940 - France falls to Nazi Germany; armistice signed, France disarms

    1943 - WEB DuBois becomes 1st Black member of National Institute of Letters
     
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    On This Day in History: Wednesday, Jun 22, 2011

    Famous people born on this day:

    --> 1906, Billy Wilder

    --> 1936, Kris Kristofferson, singer-song writer.

    --> 1949, Mary Louise Streep - aka Meryle Streep, actress.

    Events on this day in history:

    --> 1808, Zebulon Pike reaches his peak.

    --> 1847, The doughnut is invented, police officers everywhere rejoice.

    --> 1849, Stephen C. Massett opens at courthouse as first professional entertainer, using (allegedly) the only piano in California.

    --> 1940, France falls to Nazi Germany.

    --> 1957, Kansas City stops using streetcars in its transit system.

    --> 1978, The planet Pluto's partner, Charon, is discovered.

    --> 1979, The day DISCO officially died, (Yeah!)

    --> 1983, First time a satellite is retrieved from orbit, by Space Shuttle.
     
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    June 23rd

    1868 - Christopher Latham Sholes patents "Type-writer"

    1919 - Marcus Garvey's Universal Negro Improvement Assn (UNIA) incorporates

    1942 - World War II: Germany's latest fighter, a Focke-Wulf FW190 is captured intact when it mistakenly lands at RAF Pembrey in Wales.

    1949 - 1st 12 women graduate from Harvard Medical School

    1958 - Fed judge rules race separation must end in 2½ years in Little Rock

    1972 - Nixon & Haldeman agree to use CIA to cover up Watergate

    1982 - -117°F; All time low at South Pole


     
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    June 24th

    451 - 10th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet

    1441 - Eton College founded by Henry VI

    1817 - 1st coffee planted in Hawaii on Kona coast

    1846 - Residency tax on Jews of Hungary abolished

    1884 - John Lynch is 1st black elected chairman of Republican convention

    1916 - Mary Pickford becomes the first female film star to get a million dollar contract.

    1947 - Flying saucers sighted over Mount Rainier by pilot Ken Arnold

    1982 - Equal Rights Amendment goes down to defeat :confused:
     
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    On This Day in History: Friday, Jun 24, 2011

    Famous people born on this day:

    --> 1839, Gustavus Franklin Swift, founder of Swift & Co.

    --> 1842, Ambose Bierce

    --> 1942, Michele Lee

    --> 1947, Peter Weller, actor, Robocop!

    --> 1956, Joe Penny, actor.

    --> 1942, Mick Fleetwood, drummer for Fleetwood Mac.

    Events on this day in history:

    --> 1817, First coffee planted in Hawaii, on the Kona coast.

    --> 1947, First reported signting of Flying Saucers, seen near Mt. Ranier, Washington by Kenneth Arnold of Boise, Idaho.

    --> 1989, A new world record is set for spitting a water melon seed. The distance is 68' 9.5" (Hope no one got hurt...)

    And don't forget...

    --> St. Jean Baptiste Day -- Celebrated in Quebec (and even some parts of Canada!

    --> Midsummer Day, celebrated in Europe.
     
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    June 25th

    1638 - Lunar eclipse is 1st astronomical event recorded in US

    1868 - Pres Andrew Johnson passes a law that govt workers would work 8 hr day

    1876 - Battle of the Little Bighorn and the death of Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer.

    1938 - Federal minimum wage law guarantees workers 40 cents per hour

    1941 - FDR issues Executive Order 8802 forbidding discrimination

    1941 - Finland declares war on Soviet Union (?)

    1949 - Long-Haired Hare is released in Theaters starring Bugs Bunny.

    1950 - Korean conflict begins; N Korea invades S Korea

    1956 - 51 die in collision of "Andrea Doria" & "Stockholm" (Cape Cod)

    1967 - 400 million watch Beatles "Our World" TV special

    1967 - Mohammed Ali (Cassius Clay) sentenced to 5 years

    1981 - Microsoft is restructured to become an incorporated business in its home state of Washington.

    1989 - 1st US postmark dedicated to Lesbian & Gay Pride (Stonewall, NYC)





     
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    Thanks man, I don't get a weekend report.
     
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    June 26th

    1843 - Hong Kong proclaimed a British Crown Colony

    1870 - The Christian holiday of Christmas is declared a federal holiday in the United States.

    1952 - Nelson Mandela & 51 others infringe South Africa curfew

    1996 - Irish Journalist Veronica Guerin is shot in her car while in traffic in the outskirts of Dublin

     
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    June 27th

    1693 - 1st woman's magazine "Ladies' Mercury" published (London)

    1778 - Liberty Bell came home to Phila after the British had left

    1833 - Prudence Crandall, a white woman, arrested for conducting an academy for black females at Canterbury Conn

    1847 - NY & Boston linked by telegraph wires

    1880 - Helen Keller is born

    1941 - Nazi manifest against the Jews in Amsterdam

    1942 - FBI captures 8 Nazi saboteurs from a sub off NY's Long Island

    1950 - US sends 35 military advisers to South Vietnam (the first step in what would eventually become the Vietnam War)

    1950 - North Korean troops reach Seoul, UN asks members to aid South Korea, Truman orders Air Force & Navy into Korean conflict (beginning of the Korean War)

    1959 - Players vote Henry Aaron unanimously for the All-Star Game (not sure, but I believe he was the first black player in an all-star game)

    1967 - The world's first ATM is installed in Enfield, London.

    1980 - 1st female state police graduates (NJ)

    2008 - Bill Gates steps down as Chairman of Microsoft Corporation to work full time for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
     
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    On This Day in History: Monday, Jun 27, 2011

    Famous people born on this day:

    --> 1880, Helen Keller, a portrait of courage.
    --> 1927, Bob Keeshan, a.k.a. Captain Kangaroo (Good Morning, Captain.)
    --> 1951, Julia Duffy, actress.
    --> 1949, Vera Wang, Fashion Designer.

    Events on this day in history:

    --> 1693, The first woman's magazine, "The Ladies' Mercury" is published in London. It has the first advice column.

    --> 1867, Bank of California opens its doors.
    --> 1947, The first sighting of a flying saucer is reported in the U.S.

    And don't forget...

    --> National Fink Day. Reach out and tweak someone.
     
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    On This Day in History: Wednesday, Jun 29, 2011

    Famous people born on this day:

    --> 1858, George Washington Goethals, engineer who built the Panama Canal.

    --> 1901, Nelson Eddy, baritone great duets with Janet McDonald.

    --> 1919, Slim Pickens

    Events on this day in history:

    --> 1776, Mission Dolores founded in San Francisco Bay.

    --> 1854, Congress ratifies Gadsden Purchase, adds parts of New Mexico and Arizona.

    --> 1863, The very first "First National Bank" opens in Davenport, Iowa.

    --> 1927, First flight from the West Coast arrives in Hawaii.

    --> 1939, The Dixie Clipper completes the first commercial plane flight to Europe.

    --> 1964, First remote control is sold with a TV.
     
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    I know I've missed the last couple of days but I've been trying to exorcise what ever demon spirit has taken over my computer. I have to add at least this one as it is important to everyone, I think.

    June 28th

    1981 - Terry Fox, a REAL HERO, passed away. RIP
     
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    What's the problem with your computer Alfred01?

    Give me the details and I may be able to help.
     
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    My Thanks again to Reg.

    July 1st

    1200 - In China, sunglasses are invented

    1517 - 1st burning of Protestants at stake in Netherlands

    1776 - 1st vote on Declaration of Independence (bet you can guess what happened on July 4th)

    1831 - Admiral James C Ross reaches magnetic North Pole

    1858 - 1st Canadian coins minted (1, 5, 10 and 20 cent)

    1858 - The joint reading of Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace's papers on evolution to the Linnean Society. (this may be more significant than people realize)

    1862 - Internal Revenue Law imposes 1st federal taxes on inheritance, tobacco & on incomes over $600 (progressive rate)

    1867 - Dominion of Canada forms (New Bruns, Nova Scotia, Ontario & Quebec) Happy Birthday Canada

    1874 - 1st US kidnapping for ransom, 4-year-old Charles Ross, $20,000

    1889 - US mint at Carson City, Nevada reopens (Gold coins minted here will become the most valuable historical coins in the U.S.)

    1916 - Coca-Cola brings current coke formula to the market

    1917 - Race riots in East St Louis Illinois (40 to 200 reported killed)

    1933 - German nazi regime decides married women shouldn't work

    1934 - 1st x-ray photo of entire body, Rochester, NY

    1944 - 2500+ killed in London/SE England by German flying bombs

    1950 - 1st 407 US soldiers flown to South Korea

    1972 - The first Gay Pride march in England takes place.

    2002 - The International Criminal Court is established to prosecute individuals for genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and the crime of aggression.
     
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    On This Day in History: Friday, Jul 01, 2011

    Famous people born on this day:

    --> 1912, David Brower

    --> 1916, Olivia De Havilland, actress.

    --> 1936, Jamie Farr, actor.

    --> 1942, Genevieve Bujold

    --> 1942, Karen Black

    --> 1945, Debbie Harry, singer (better known as Blondie).

    --> 1952, Dan Aykroyd, actor, comedian.

    --> 1961, Princess Diana

    --> 1961, Carl Lewis

    --> 1967, Pamela Anderson Lee, lifeguard.

    --> 1977, Liv Tyler, actress.

    --> 1946, Ron Silver, actor.

    Events on this day in history:


    --> 1850, At least 626 lay anchor around San Francisco Bay - Why?

    --> 1867, Dominion of Canada formed.

    --> 1898, Teddy Roosevelt and his Rough Riders charge up San Juan Hill.

    --> 1899, San Francisco City Hall turned over to city, after 29 years of building.

    --> 1919, First Class Postage DROPS to 2 cents from 3 cents.

    --> 1931, Ice vending machines introduced in Los Angeles. 25 lbs, 15 cents.

    --> 1944, Bretton Woods Conference starts, establishing world-wide financial systems (like the IMF and the World Bank.)

    --> 1961, Haleakala National Park established in Hawaii.

    --> 1971, Golden Gate Bridge is paid for. (So why is there still a toll?)

    And don't forget...

    --> Dominion Day -- Canada. It's Canada Day, eh?
     
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    July 2nd

    1777 - Vermont becomes 1st American colony to abolish slavery

    1865 - William Booth founds Salvation Army (Army of the Salvation)

    1881 - Pres Garfield shot by Charles J Guiteau a disappointed office-seeker (the first of 4 assassination's of a U.S. President)

    1900 - Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin 1st airship LZ-1, flies

    1928 - British parliament accept female sufferage

    1937 - Amelia Earhart & Fred Noonan disappear over Pacific Ocean

    1941 - Nazi mass murder in Lvov/Lemberg (7,000 dead)

    1959 - "Plan 9 From Outer Space," one of the worse films ever, premieres
     
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    July 3rd

    1754 - George Washington surrenders to French, Ft Necessity (7 Years' War)

    1778 - British forces massacre 360 men, women & children in Wyoming, Pa

    1814 - Americans capture Fort Erie Canada

    1871 - Jesse James robs bank in Corydon, Iowa ($45,000)

    1966 - Race riots in Omaha Nebraska

    1984 - Supreme Court rules Jaycees may be forced to admit women as members

    2006 - Asteroid labeled as 2004 XP14 flies 432,308 km (268,624 miles) by Earth.



     
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    July 4th

    1776 - Declaration of Independence-US gains independence from Britain

    1802 - US Military Academy officially opens (West Point, NY)

    1810 - French troops occupy Amsterdam

    1861 - In a special session of 27th Congress Lincoln requests 400,000 troops

    1876 - 1st public exhibition of electric light in SF

    1886 - 1st scheduled transcontinental passenger train reaches Pt Moody, BC

    1940 - British destroys French battle fleet at Oran, Algeria, 1267 die

    1944 - 1st Japanese kamikaze attack, US fleet near Iwo Jima


     
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    On This Day in History: Monday, Jul 04, 2011

    Famous people born on this day:

    --> 1753, Jean-Pierre-Francois Blanchard, first balloon flights in England, US.

    --> 1804, Nathaniel Hawthorne.

    --> 1826, Stephen Foster, American composer, "Oh, Susanna."

    --> 1872, Calvin Coolidge, 30th President from (1923 - 1929).

    --> 1878, George M. Cohan, "Yankee Doodle Dandy".

    --> 1883, Rube Goldberg, made the easy outrageously difficult.

    --> 1900, Louis Armstrong, "Satchmo."

    --> 1920, Sisters Ann Landers and Abigail Van Buren, advice givers.

    --> 1924, Eva Marie Saint, actress.

    --> 1927, Neil Simon, director, producer.

    --> 1928, Gina Lolabrigida, actress.

    --> 1943, Geraldo Rivera, talk show host.

    --> 1946, Sylvester Stallone, actor.

    --> 1930, George Steinbrenner, owner of "The Yankees".

    Events on this day in history:

    --> 1054, Brightest known super-nova starts shining, for 23 days.

    --> 1845, Thoreau moves into his shack on Walden Pond.

    --> 1863, Boise, Idaho founded (now capital of Idaho.)

    --> 1873, Aquarium opens in Woodward Gardens.

    --> 1876, First public exhibiton of electric light in San Francisco.

    --> 1894, Elwood Haynes successfully tests one of the first US autos.

    --> 1903, Pacific Cable (San Francisco, Hawaii, Guam, Phillipines) opens. President Roosevelt sends message to the Phillipines, then a message around the World in 12 minutes, almost as fast as the internet.

    --> 1933, Work begins on the Oakland Bay Bridge.

    And don't forget...

    --> Independence Day. Are fireworks legal where YOU live?
     
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    July 5th

    1610 - John Guy sets sail from Bristol with 39 other colonists for Newfoundland.

    1687 - Isaac Newton's PRINCIPIA published by Royal Society in England

    1811 - Venezuela, 1st South American country to gain independence from Spain

    1813 - War of 1812: Three weeks of British raids on Fort Schlosser, Black Rock and Plattsburgh, New York begin.

    1814 - Americans defeat British & Canadians at Chippewa, Ontario

    1914 - Germany offers Austria war aid to fight against Russia in Serbia

    1922 - Women 1st vote in Dutch elections, Christian parties win

    1934 - "Bloody Thursday" - Police open fire on striking longshoremen in San Francisco.

    1937 - Spam, the luncheon meat, was introduced into the market by the Hormel Foods Corporation.

    1945 - World War II: Liberation of the Philippines declared.

    1954 - The BBC broadcasts its first television news bulletin.

    1983 - Woman gives birth to baby 84 days after brain death (Roanoke, VA)

    1989 - Toronto Blue Jays are 10 games back in AL, & go on to win AL East



     

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