On This Day in History day-by-day


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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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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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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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