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Casshew 05-12-2004 05:19 PM

~ Today in History ~
Hi there ~ I am starting a new feature here in Bizarre News... "Today in History" and will update it everyday. Feel free to add things I have missed :D or make comments... I am hoping this can be an enjoyable thread for everyone.

What happened on May 12th?

1820 - Florence Nightingale was born today ~ health activist, nurse: promoted the nursing profession, contributed to modern nursing procedures.

1831 ~ The first indicted bank robber in the U.S., Edward Smith, was sentenced to five years hard labor on the rock pile at Sing Sing Prison.

1907 - Katharine Hepburn ~ born today ~ Academy Award-winning Actress: Morning Glory [1932-33], Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner [1967], The Lion in Winter [1968], On Golden Pond [1981]; Adam’s Rib, Pat and Mike, The African Queen, The Rainmaker, Rooster Cogburn, Suddenly Last Summer, Mary of Scotland, Love Affair

1932 ~ Missing Lindburgh baby is found, badly decomposed off the highway.

1955 - Sam Jones of the Chicago Cubs pitched a no-hitter against the Pittsburgh Pirates, winning 4-0. Jones became the first black pitcher to throw a major-league no-hitter.

1971 - The Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger married Bianca Perez Morena de Macias. Mick couldn’t remember her whole name very well, so she became known as Bianca the world over.

1978 - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced that it would alternate men’s and women’s names in the naming of Hurricanes.
“It’s not fair that women should get all the attention for causing damage and destruction,” one women’s activist claimed. David, Allen, Hugo, Mitch and Andrew agreed.

lex 05-12-2004 10:30 PM

neat thread cass, i'll come by and see what's old once and awhile.

Hugh 05-13-2004 06:07 AM

Mrs Hugh will be celebrating Katherine Hepburns birthday. She loved her, even named our daughter after her.

Casshew 05-13-2004 06:53 AM


Originally Posted by Hugh
Mrs Hugh will be celebrating Katherine Hepburns birthday. She loved her, even named our daughter after her.

That is a great story hugh :)

Casshew 05-13-2004 07:16 AM

What happend May 13th?

1648 ~ Margaret Jones of Plymouth was found guilty of witchcraft and was sentenced to be hanged by the neck.

1787 ~ The first fleet of ships carrying convicts to the new penal colony of Australia left England. (They arrived the following January)

1846 ~The United States declare war on Mexico

1880 ~ Thomas Edison tested his experimental electric railway in Menlo Park.

1917 ~ Three peasant children near Fatima, Portugal, reported seeing a vision of the Virgin Mary

1938 ~ "When the Saints Go Marching In" was recorded by Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra.

1950 ~ Stevie Wonder, American singer

1967 ~ Mickey Mantle hit his 500th homerun.

1981 ~ Pope John Paul II was shot and seriousy injured.

1992 ~ Robert Reed dies at 59 (Brady Bunch Dad)

1995 ~ New Zealand beats US for the America's Cup

2004 ~ Rupert gets a million bucks on Survivor!! (unconfirmed ~ but I am hopeful) Go Rupert!! :dance:

Arielle 05-13-2004 09:46 AM

I'm related to one of the crew members from the 1995 New Zealand America's Cup Crew. I remember when they won. Big deal in my family.

Casshew 05-14-2004 07:24 AM

What happened on May 14th?

1643 ~` Louis XIV became King of France at age 4

1804 ~ 200 years ago, the Lewis and Clark expedition to explore the Louisiana Territory left St. Louis.

1862 ~ Adolphe Nicole of Switzerland patented the chronograph

1897 ~ A statue of George Washington was unveiled in Philadelphia

1904 - The Olympic Games opened in St. Louis, MO. It marked the first time that the games were held in the United States.

1944 ~ George Lucas film producer, director: Star Wars series, Indiana Jones series, American Graffiti was born.

1960 ~ "The Pill" hit the market to prevent unwanted pregnancies

1973 ~ the United States launched Skylab One, its first manned space station.

1998 ~ singer-actor Frank Sinatra died at a Los Angeles hospital at age 82.

2003 ~ Smugglers abandoned more than 100 illegal immigrants in a locked trailer at a Texas truck stop; 19 people died.

Websleuths members having Birthdays today ~ Anniegirl, Buzzie & Luanne :)

Casshew 05-15-2004 09:41 AM

May 15th ~ what happened today??

Today is Saturday, May 15, the 136th day of 2004. There are 230 days left in the year. This is Armed Forces Day.

1602 ~ Cape Cod was discovered by English navigator Bartholomew Gosnold.

1886 ~ poet Emily Dickinson died in Amherst, Mass

1918 ~ U.S. airmail began service between Washington, Philadelphia and New York

1926 ~ The New York Rangers became the newest franchise to be awarded by the National Hockey League. Two years later, the Rangers won their first Stanley Cup.

1930 ~ Ellen Church, the first airline stewardess, went on duty aboard a United Airlines flight between San Francisco and Cheyenne, Wyo.

1940 ~ nylon stockings went on general sale for the first time in the United States. (Also known as Casshew Day :D )

1942 ~ gasoline rationing went into effect in 17 states, limiting sales to three gallons a week for non-essential vehicles.

1970 ~ Phillip Lafayette Gibbs and James Earl Green, two black students at Jackson State University in Mississippi, were killed when police opened fire during student protests.

1999 ~ Russian President Boris Yeltsin triumphed over his Communist foes, surviving an impeachment vote in the Russian parliament.

Websleuths Members celebrating birthdays today are close_enough & akgal :cool:

Casshew 05-16-2004 02:00 PM

May 16th ~ What happened today?

136th day of year with 229 days left

1568 ~ Mary Queen of Scotland flees to England

1770 ~ Marie Antoinette (14) marries future King Louis XVI (15) of France

1804 ~ Napoleon declared Emperor of France

1817 ~ Mississippi River steamboat service begins

1866 ~US Treasury Dept authorizes the nickel

1875 ~ Quake in Venezuela & Colombia kills 16,000

1891 ~ Spam was introduced by Geo. A. Hormel & Co.

1905 ~ Henry Fonda, American oscar winning film actor is born

1919 ~ Liberace was born

1920 ~ Joan of Arc (Jean D'arc) canonized a saint

1929 ~ The first ever Academy Awards (Oscars) are held

1941 ~ Germans made their last major air attack on Britain

1965 ~ Spaghetti-O's 1st sold

1977 ~ Muhammad Ali beats Alfredo Evangelist in 15 for heavywgt boxing title

1984 ~ Andy Kauffman Dies

1986 ~ "Top Gun," premieres

1990 ~ Sammy Davis Jr. & Jim Henson Die

Websleuths Members celebrating Birthdays today FlowerGirl & Brandigirl :HappyBday

blueclouds 05-17-2004 12:37 AM

Good thread Cass, love it. I would think (re: may 16) Sammy Davis & Jim Henson dying on the same day... too many jokes. I think Sammy would think that's very funny.

BTW, Andy Kauffman's not dead, he lives with Elvis. ;)

Casshew 05-17-2004 08:54 AM

May 17th ~ What happened today??

218 ~ 7th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet

1875 ~ Oliver Lewis rode Aristides winning a purse of $2,850 in the first running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs

1877 ~ Edwin T. Holmes of Boston, MA. installed the first telephone switchboard burglar alarm.

1910 ~ Canada sets the designs for the 1›-50› coins

1911 ~ Maureen (Paul) O’Sullivan was Born

1928 ~ 9th modern Olympic games opens in Amsterdam

1938 ~ The NBC Blue network presented Information Please for the first time. The radio quiz show was moderated by Clifton Fadiman.

1949 ~ British government recognizes Republic of Ireland

~ The musical, Godspell, opened this night at the Cherry Lane Theatre in New York City

1973 ~ Stevie Wonder releases "You are the Sunshine of my Love"

1975 ~ NBC-TV paid a whopping $5,000,000 for the rights to show Gone with the Wind just one time. It was the top price paid for a single opportunity to show a film on television.

1975 ~ Elton John’s Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy album was released and certified a platinum record on the very same day.

1984 ~ Mario Soto of the Cincinnati Reds threw four strikeouts in one inning.

1985 ~ Bobby Ewing died on the season finale of Dallas on CBS-TV. Bobby, played by actor Patrick Duffy, died in a violent car explosion, but came back to life the following season

1998 ~ New York Yankees pitcher David Wells pitched a perfect game against the Minnesota Twins.

2003 ~ Tammie Willis, who lost her hearing after a 1994 robbery-assault, becomes the first deaf student to earn a master's degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond.

Casshew 05-18-2004 07:17 AM

It's May 18th ~ so what happened today??

1652 ~ A law is passed in Rhode Island banning slavery in the colonies but it causes little stir and seems unlikely to be enforced.

1792 ~ Russian troops invade Poland.

1802 ~ Britain declares war on France.

1804 ~ Napoleon Bonaparte becomes the Emperor of France.

1828 ~ The Battle of Las Piedras, between Uruguay and Brazil, ends.

1860 ~ Abraham Lincoln is nominated for president.

1864 ~ The fighting at Spotsylvania in Virginia, reaches its peak at the Bloody Angle.

1868 ~ Nicholas II, the last Russian czar is born

1896 ~ The Supreme Court's decision on Plessy v. Ferguson upholds the "separate but equal" policy in the United States.

1897 ~ Frank Capra, film director (It's A Wonderful Life) is born.

1917 ~ The U.S. Congress passes the Selective Service act, calling up soldiers to fight World War I.

1918~ John Paul II [Karol Jozef Wojtyla], the present Roman Catholic pope is born

1928 ~ Pernell Roberts , actor (Adam-Bonanza, Trapper John MD) is born

1931 ~ Japanese pilot Seiji Yoshihara crashes his plane in the Pacific Ocean while trying to be the first to cross the ocean nonstop. He is picked up seven hours later by a passing ship.

1933 ~ President Franklin Roosevelt signs the Tennessee Valley Authority Act.

1936 ~ The Spanish Civil breaks out

1942 ~ New York ends night baseball games for the rest of World War II.

1944 ~ The Allies finally capture Monte Cassino in Italy.

1951 ~ The United Nations moves its headquarters to New York city.

1969 ~ Two battalions of the 101st Airborne Division assault Hill 937 but cannot reach the top because of muddy conditions.

1974 ~ India becomes sixth nation to explode an atomic bomb.

1980 ~ After rumbling for two months, Mount Saint Helens, in Washington, erupts 3 times in 24 hours.

1990 ~ Treaty forming the basis for monetary union between East and West Germany signed

1992 ~ Lawrence Welk bandleader (L Welk Show), dies at 89 of pneumonia

Casshew 05-19-2004 07:46 AM

May 19th ~ What happened today?

715 St Gregory II begins his reign as Catholic Pope

1506 Columbus selects his son Diego as sole heir

1515 George van Saksen-Meissen sells Friesland for 100,000 gold guilders to arch duke Charles

English queen Elizabeth I arrests Scottish queen Mary

1585 Spain confisquates English ships

1588 Spanish Armada sets sail for Lisbon, bound to England

1635 France declares war on Spain

1643 Battle at Rocroi/Allersheim: French army destroys Spanish army
and Massachusetts Bay, Plymouth, Connecticut & New Harbor form United
Colonies of New England

Spanish troops occupy Grevelingen

1749 George II grants charter to Ohio Company to settle Ohio Valley

1780 About midday, near-total darkness descends on much of New England to this day it's cause is still unexplained

1792 Russian army enters Poland

1793 Netherlands captures French island of St Maarten (held until 1795)

1853 Dutch prince Henry marries princess Amalia Mdaga of Saksen-Weimar

1856 Sen Charles Sumner, Mass, spoke out against slavery

1862 Homestead Act becomes law provides cheap land for settlement of West

1863 Siege of Vicksburg, investment of city complete

1865 President Jefferson Davis is captured by Union Cavalry in Georgia

1874 J Perrotin discovers asteroid #138 Tolosa

1878 Blanche Kelso Bruce appointed register of treasury by Pres Garfield

1892 National Society of Colonial Dames of America founded

1896 1st auto (Benz) to arrive in Netherlands

1902 Great Britain & Boers resume peace talks in Pretoria

1905 Tom Jenkins beats Frank Gotcha for heavyweight wrestling champ

1906 Federated Boys' Club (Boys' Club of America) organizes

1909 Heavyweight Jack Johnson & Jack O'Brien fight to no decision

1910 Cleve Indian Cy Young gets his 500th win, beats Wash 5-4 in 11 innings

1911 Phila Athletics are 12« games back in AL, & will win World Series

1921 Congress sharply curbs immigration, setting a national quota system

Malcolm X [Little], [Detroit Red], Omaha NB, founder (Black Muslims) is born

1928 "Firedamp" explodes in Mather Pa coal mine killing 195 of 273 miners

1930 White woman win voting rights in South-Africa

NFL adopts an annual college draft to begin in 1936

1937 John Murray/Allen Boretz' "Room Service," premieres in NYC

1939 Churchill signs British-Russian anti-nazi pact

1943 Berlin is declared "Judenrien" (free of Jews)

1944 240 gypsies transported to Auschwitz

1945 Peter Townshend England, rock guitarist/vocalist/composer (Who-Tommy) is born

1953 Nuclear explosion in Nevada (fall-out in St George, Utah)

1958 South Pacific soundtrack album goes to #1 & stays #1 for 31 (tybee LOL)

1959 Nicole Brown Simpson is born

1962 US performs nuclear test at Christmas Island

1964 US diplomats find at least 40 secret microphones in Moscow embassy

1971 USSR launches Mars 2, 1st spacecraft to crash land on Mars

1972 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1975 Farm truck packed with wedding party struck by a train, killing 66

1980 Ringo & Barbara Bach are involved in a car crash

1984 Edmonton Oilers beat NY Islanders 4 games to 1 for Stanley Cup

1989 Dow Jones Avg passes 2,500 mark for 1st time, closes at 2,501.1

1994 Final Episode of LA Law after 8 year run

2161 Still to happen - 8 of 9 planets will align on same side of sun

Casshew 05-20-2004 08:20 AM

It's May 20th ~ what happened today?

325 1st Christian ecumenical council opens at Nic‘a, Asia Minor

526 Earthquake kills 250,000 in Antioch, Syria

1293 Earthquake strikes Kamakura Japan, 30,000 killed

1495 French King Charles VIII leaves Naples

1498 Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama arrives at Calcutta India

1501 Joao da Nova Castell discovers Ascension Islands

1524 Duke of Albany leaves Scotland

1631 German army under earl Johann Tilly conquerors Maagdenburg

1690 England passes Act of Grace, forgiving followers of James II

1704 Elias Neau forms school for slaves in NY

1775 Citizens of Mecklenburg County, NC declare independence of Britain

1784 England & Netherlands signs peace treaty (Peace of Paris)

1825 Charles X becomes King of France

1830 1st railroad timetable published in newspaper (Baltimore American)

1845 1st legislative assembly convenes in Hawaii

1861 Cornerstone of University of Washington laid in Seattle

1862 Homestead Act provides cheap land for settlement of West

1864 Battle at Ware Bottom Church, Virginia, 1,400 killed or injured

1867 Brit parliament rejects John Stuart Mills law on women suffrage
and Royal Albert Hall foundation laid

1868 Republican National Convention, meets in Chicago, nominates Grant

1870 Second Chamber abolishes capital punishment

1874 Levi Strauss markets blue jeans with copper rivets, price $13.50 doz

1875 Intl Bureau of Weights & Measures forms by treaty

1882 Germany/Austria-Hungary/France sign Triple Alliance

1895 1st commercial movie performance (153 Broadway, NYC)

1900 2nd modern Olympic games opens in Paris (lasted 5 months)

1902 Cuba gains independence from Spain

1908 Jimmy Stewart (Mr Smith Goes to Wash, Wonderful Life) was born

1910 Funeral for Britain's King Edward VII

1916 Codell, Kansas hit by tornado (also on same date in 1917 & 1918)

1918 1st electrically propelled warship (New M‚xico)

1919 Volcano Keluit on Java, erupts killing 550

1923 Stanley Baldwin, becomes PM of UK

1927 At 7:40 AM, Lindbergh takes off from NY to cross Atlantic for Paris

1932 Amelia Earhart leaves Newfoundland 1st woman fly solo across Atlantic

1939 Pan Am begins transatlantic passenger & air mail service

1943 French, British & US victory parade in Tunis Tunisia

US Communist Party dissolved

1948 1st use of Israeli Air Force & 1st war victory, defeating Syrian army

1950 Hill Prince wins Preakness

1954 Chiang Kai-shek becomes president of Nationalist China

1955 Argentine parliament accepts separation of church & state

1956 Atomic fusion (thermonuclear) bomb dropped from plane-Bikini Atoll and Jordan government of Samir resigns

1959 Yanks sink to last place, 1st time since May 25, 1940

1960 Baseball game in Milwaukee postponed due to dense fog

1963 Sukarno appointed president of Indonesia

1964 Buster Mathis defeats Joe Fraizer to qualify for US Olympic team

1965 Pakistani Boeing 720-B crashes at Cairo Egypt, killing 121

1967 10,000 demonstrate against war in Vietnam

US troop march into Hill 937/Hamburger Hill Vietnam

1977 "Beatlemania" opens on Broadway

1980 Drummer Peter Criss quits Kiss

1989 China declares martial law in Beijing

1990 Hubble Space Telescope sends 1st photograph's from space

1993 Final "Cheers" on NBC

1994 Sony Theaters & Cineplex (NYC) hike movie ticket prices to $8.00

1995 CBS News fires co-anchor Connie Chung

Ws Members celebrating birthdays today ~ Sonnier6 & Misti ~ Happy Birthday!

Casshew 05-21-2004 08:57 AM

Today is May 21st ~ I bet you are wondering what happened today :D

143 Earliest known date in Amer-pre Mayan king Harvest-Bergvorst installed

Battle at Nechtansmere: Picten beat Northumbrians

996 Pope Gregory V crowns his cousin Otto III German emperor

1216 French crown prince Louis enters England

1420 Treaty of Troyes-French King Charles VI gives France to English

1471 King Edwards IV enters London

1502 Portuguese admiral Da Nova discovers St Helena

1602 Martha's Vineyard 1st sighted (Captain Bartholomew Gosnold)

1804 Lewis & Clark Expedition begins

1832 1st Democratic party national convention

1846 1st steamship arrives in Hawaii

1861 Richmond, Va is designated Confederate Capital

1881 American Red Cross founded by Clara Barton

1908 1st horror movie (Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde) premieres in Chicago

1914 Greyhound Bus Co begins in Minnesota

1926 White Sox Earl Sheely hits a record 6th consecutive double

1927 Lindburgh lands in Paris, after 1st solo air crossing of Atlantic

1930 NY Yankee Babe Ruth hits 3 consecutive homers

1932 1st transatlantic solo flight by a woman (Amelia Earhart) lands

1941 1st US ship sunk by a U-boat (Robin Moor)

1944 Hitler begins attack on English/US "terror pilots"

1945 German war criminal Heinrich Himmler captured

1948 NY Yank Joe Dimaggio hits for cycle (single, double, triple, HR)

1959 Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Children's Petting Farm opens

1964 1st nuclear-powered lighthouse begins operations

1968 Paul McCartney & Jane Asher attend an Andy Williams concert

1979 Elton John becomes 1st western rocker to perform live in USSR

1981 Fran‡ois Mitterrand becomes president of France

1982 British troops lands on Falkland Islands

1983 David Bowie's "Let's "Dance," single goes #1

1988 Jane Powell weds Dickie Moore

Nancy Lopez wins her 3rd LPGA championship

1990 Last episode of "Newhart" airs

Websleuthers having a birthday today ~ GardenMom :blowkiss:

Casshew 05-22-2004 12:17 PM

What happened today? Today is Saturday, May 22, the 143rd day of 2004. There are 223 days left in the year.

12 -BC- A daytime meteor shower, possibly Zeta Perseid observed in China

760 14th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet

1526 Pope Clemens VII, France, Genoa, Venice, Florence & Milan form
Anti-French League of Cognac

1629 Emperor Ferdinand II & Danish King Christian IV sign Peace of Lbeck

1659 France, England & Netherlands sign "Hedges Concerto" treaty

1712 Emperor Karel VI crowned king of Hungary

1746 Russia & Austria signs treaty of cooperation

1761 the first life insurance policy in the United States was issued, in Philadelphia.

1762 Sweden & Prussia sign peace treaty

1784 Ceylonese student leader Pieter Quint Ondaatje demands democracy

1807 Townsend Speakman 1st sells fruit-flavored carbonated drinks (Phila)

1819 1st steam propelled vessel to cross Atlantic (Savannah leaves Ga)

1836 Felix Mendelssohn's oratorium "St Paul," premieres in Dusseldorf

1843 1000+ colonies depart Independence Missouri for Oregon

1868 Great Train Robbery-7 men (Reno Brother) make off with $98,000 in cash

1872 Amnesty Act restores civil rights to Southerners (except for 500)

1877 Baden-Baden wins Kentucky Derby

1884 1-armed pitcher Hugh Daily fanned 13 hitters

1885 Tecumseh wins Preakness

1900 Associated Press organizes in NYC as non-profit news cooperative

1906 10th anniversary Olympic games close at Athens

1906 Wright Brothers patents an aeroplane

1909 1st SF fireboat, David Scannell, launched

1910 Johnny Olson TV announcer (Price is Right) in born

1911 Braves pitcher, Cliff Curtis, loses his 23rd game in a row

1915 Local train collides with troop train killing 226 (Gretna Scotland)

1924 In Chicago, Nathan Leopold & Richard Loeb kidnap Robert Franks

1927 8.3 earthquake strikes Nan-Shan China, 200,000 killed

1928 US Congress accept Jones-White Merchant Naval Act

1930 Ruth hits 3 consecutive HR (8th-10th of 60 in 1930)

1933 World Trade Day/National Maritime Day 1st celebrated

1939 Hitler & Mussolini sign "Pact of Steel"

1940 Dutch Premier De Geer begins working with nazis
and Premier Winston Churchill flies to Paris

1941 British troops attack Baghdad

1942 Mexico declares war on nazi-Germany & Japan

1947 "Truman Doctrine" goes into effect, aiding Turkey & Greece

1959 Benjamin O Davis Jr becomes 1st black gen-major in USAF

1960 Virtually all coastal towns between 37th & 44th parallels severly
damaged by tsunami that strikes Hilo, Hawaii at 01:04 AM

1964 LBJ presents "Great Society"

1965 Beatles' "Ticket to Ride," single goes #1

1967 Fire at L'Innovation dept store kills 322 (Brussels, Belgium)

1969 Stafford & Cernan pilot Apollo 10 LEM 9.4 mi(15km) above lunar surface

1972 Ceylon becomes Republic of Sri Lanka as its constitution is ratified

Final European scheduled run of Orient Express (94 years)

1979 Canadians elect conservatives, Joseph Clark replaces Pierre Trudeau

1980 Marlo Thomas & Phil Donahue marry

1983 Toronto Blue Jay Cliff Johnson hits record 18th pinch hit HR

1987 30 killed in a Texas tornado

1988 K roly Gr¢sz succeeds party leader J nos K d r in Hungary

Calif Angels, are involved in a bus crash, in NJ

1992 Johnny Carson's final appearance as host of Tonight Show

1994 Toronto NBA franchise unveils name "Raptors" & logo

1999 Columbine High School seniors wearing blue-and-silver gowns marched single file in a graduation ceremony that mixed celebration of the day with sorrow for victims of the recent massacre.

2003 Annika Sorenstam became the first woman since Babe Didrikson Zaharias in 1945 to tee off against the men on the pro tour, playing in the first round of the Colonial golf tournament in Fort Worth, Texas

Websleuthers celebrating birthdays today ~ MarineMom :clap: :D

Casshew 05-23-2004 11:15 AM

Today is May 23rd ~ I wonder what happened today?

1059 Henri I crowns his son compassionate King Philip I of France

1275 King Edward I of Engld orders cessation of persecution of French Jews

Jews of Syria & Austria expelled

1421 Jews of Austria imprisoned & expelled

1430 Joan of Arc captured by Burgundians, who sell her to England

1493 King Charles VIII & Maximilian I of Austria signs Peace of Senlis

1498 Vasco da Gama arrives in Calcutta

1533 King Henry VIII & Catherine of Aragon marriage declared null & void

Pope Paul III installs Portugese inquisition

1544 German emperor Charles V recognizes king Christian III of Denmark

1555 Giampietro Caraffa elected Pope Paul IV

1568 Battle at Heiligerlee: Dutch rebels beat Spanish, 100s killed

1576 Tycho Brahe given Hveen Island to build Uraniborg Observatory

1611 Matthias von Habsburg chosen king of Bohemia

1618 2nd Defenestration of Prague

1644 Johan Mauritius van Nassau resigns as head of Civil rights activists

1647 Willem II sworn in as viceroy of Holland

1660 King Charles II returns from exile sails from Scheveningen to England

1667 King Afonso VI of Portugal flees

1706 Battle of Ramillies-Marlborough defeats French; 17,000 killed

1750 Carlo Goldoni's "Il Bugiardo," premieres in Mantua

1785 Benjamin Franklin announces his invention of bifocals

1788 SC becomes 8th state to ratify US constitution

1844 Declaration of B b (Bah '¡ festival) ('Azamat 7, 1)

1853 Buenos Aires gains independence from Argentina (reunited 1859)

N R Pogson discovers asteroid #42 Isis

1861 3 fleeing slaves enter Fort Monroe Virginia and Virginia citizens vote 3 to 1 in favor of secession

1862 Battle at Front Royal, Virginia and Valley Campaign-Stonewall Jackson takes Ft Royal, Virginia

1864 Battle of Dallas, GA and Battle of North Anna, Va, 1st of 3 days of fighting

1865 Victory parade in Washington, DC (Grand Review)and Flag flown at full staff over White House, 1st time since Lincoln shot

1867 Jesse James-gang rob bank in Richmond Missouri (2 die, $4,000 taken)

1873 Canada's North West Mounted Police force forms and Postal cards sold in SF for 1st time

1876 1st NL no-hitter (Joe Borden, Boston)

1878 Atty John Henry Smyth named minister to Liberia

1882 6" of snow falls in eastern Iowa

1883 Baseball game between one-armed & one-legged players

1st transcontinental train arrives in Vancouver, BC

1898 1st Philippine Expeditionary Troops sail from SF

1900 Associated Press News Service forms in NY

Indians score 9 runs after 2 outs in 9th to beat Senators 14-13
and Ottawa Mint Act receives Royal Assent and US captures leader of Philippine rebels, Emilio Aguinaldo

1903 1st automobile trip across US from SF to NY, ended April 1

1908 Dirigible explodes over SF Bay, 16 passengers fall, none die

1911 NY Public Library building at 5th Avenue dedicated by Pres Taft

1915 Italy declares war on Austria-Hungary & Germany during WW I

1917 Dutch 2nd Chamber okays 1908 conscription draft

1918 King Oil/Shell refinery on Cura‡ao officially opens

1920 Pope Benedictus XV publishes encyclical Pacem Dei

1921 "Shuffle Along" 1st black musical comedy, opens in NYC

1st flight of Sabena: Brussel-Lympne,

1926 Lebanese constitution forms under French mandate

Bomb attack on Italians embassy in Buenos Aires, 22 die

1931 Whipsnade Zoo opens in Whipsnade Beds England

1932 Sir Hubert Ferdinand Opperman sets 24 hr record of 860 mi, 367 yds

1934 Wallace Carothers manufactures 1st nylon (polymeer 66)

1935 1st scheduled night game, postponed due to rain (Cincinnati)

1939 British decoration, George Cross, 1st presented and British parliament plans to make Palestine independent by 1949 and Dmitri Sjostakovitsj appointed professor at conservatory of Leningrad and Hitler proclaims he wants to move into Poland and Submarine Squalis sank off Portsmouth NH, 26 die

1940 1st great dogfight between Spitfires

Heavyweight Joe Louis beats Buddy Baer (disqualification) in Wash DC and Rudolf Harbig runs world record 1k (2:21.5)

1943 826 Allied bombers attack Dortmund

1944 British/Canadian troops occupy Pontecorvo Italy

British milt police arrest admiral D”nitz

1948 Joe DiMaggio hits 3 consecutive HRs

1949 Federal Republic of [West] Germany proclaimed (Republic Day)

1951 Peter Ustinov's "Love of Four Colonels," premieres in London

1956 World Trade Center dedicated in Ferry Building, SF

1958 Mao Tse tung start "Great leap forward" movement in China

1959 Presbyterian church accepts women preachers

1960 Israel announces capture of Nazi Adolf Eichmann in Argentina

1963 NBC purchases 1963 AFL championship game TV rights for $926,000

1964 Dale Greig runs female marathon world record (3:27:45)

1965 Franz Jonas elected president of Austria and Pontoon ferry overturned on Shire River Malawi, kills 150

Beatles release "Paperback Writer"

1967 Government bans submarines near South Africa

1968 Beatles open 2nd Apple Boutique at 161 New Kings Road, London

1969 The Who release rock opera "Tommy"

1970 Grateful Dead's 1st performance outside of US (England)

1971 Rock group Iron Butterfly disbands

1974 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1978 General strike in Peru

1981 Barcelona fascists take 200 people hostage

1982 BBC warns Britain will bomb Argentina

1986 US & West Europeans veto heavier sanctions against South Africa

1988 Maryland stops sale of cheap pistols on Jan 1, 1990

Lincoln Square in Bronx named

NY Yankees play in their 4th straight extra inning game

1994 Funeral services were held at Arlington National Cemetery for former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.

Websleuthers celebrating birthdays today are starry and kpass :HappyBday

Casshew 05-25-2004 09:02 AM

I have tried to do May 24th twice now... once yesterday and once today - when I hit submit - I get an error response and lose the whole post - I am going to have to say that nothing happened on May 24th!! :rolleyes: :crazy:

Casshew 05-25-2004 10:01 AM

Tuesday May 25th ~ What happened today?

585 -BC- 1st known prediction of a solar eclipse

1085 King Alfonso VI of Castily/Le¢n occupy Toledo on Moren

1241 1st attack on Jewish community of Frankfort-on-the-Main Germany

1522 Emperor Karel I returns to Spain

1632 Albrecht von Wallenstein recaptures Prague on Saksen

1659 Richard Cromwell resigns as English Lord Protector

1660 English King Charles II lands in Dover

1661 King Charles II marries Portuguese princess Catherina the Bragan‡a

1720 "Le Grand St Antoine" reaches Marseille, plague kills 80,000

1721 John Copson becomes America's 1st insurance agent

1784 Jews are expelled from Warsaw by Marshall Mniszek

1787 Constitutional convention opens at Phila, G Washington presiding

1810 Argentina declares independence from Napoleonic Spain (Natl Day)

1812 Earthquake destroys Caracas Venezuela

1825 American Unitarian Assn founded

1861 John Merryman is arrested under suspension of writ of habeas corpus

1862 Battle of Winchester VA

1864 Battle of New Hope Church, GA

1870 Irish Fenians raid Eccles Hill, Qu‚bec

1876 1st tie in NL history (Athletics & Louisville, 2-2 in 14)

1878 Gilbert/Sullivans opera "HMS Pinafore," premieres in London

1887 Gas lamp at Paris Opera catches fire; 200 die

1898 1st US troop transport to Manila leaves SF

1900 Eyre M Shaw, 78, becomes oldest gold medalist in Olympics

1906 After 20 straight wins, Boston Red Sox lose to Chicago White Sox 3-0
1911 Revolution in M‚xico overthrows President Jos‚ Porfirio Diaz

1914 British House of Commons passes Irish Home Rule

1915 Chicago Claude Hendrix no-hits Pitts (Federal League), 10-0

1917 M Wolf discovers asteroid #874 Rotraut

1924 V Albitzkij discovers asteroid #1030 Vitja

1927 Henry Ford stops producing Model T car (begins Model A)

1928 Amelia Earhart (as a passenger) is 1st woman to fly Atlantic Ocean

1932 C Jackson discovers asteroid #1244 Deira

1935 Babe Ruth hits his last 3 home runs, Boston Braves vs Pirates

1936 C Jackson discovers asteroid #1393 Sofala

1937 1st airmail letter to circle globe returns to NY

1939 Carl Storck becomes 2nd NFL president

1940 German troops conquer Boulogne

1941 5,000 drown in a storm at Ganges Delta region in India

1943 Riot at Mobile Ala shipyard over upgrading 12 black workers

1944 Partisan leader Tito escapes Germans surrounding Bosnia

1945 Arthur C Clark proposes relay satellites in geosynchronous orbit

1946 Abdullah ibn Hussein becomes king of Jordan

1947 Coal dust explosion rocks Centralia Coal Co's Mine #5 killing 111

1948 Ben Hogan wins PGA golf tournament

1949 Chinese Red army occupies Shanghai

1950 Bkln-Battery Tunnel opens in NYC

1951 NY Giant Willie Mays 1st major league game (goes 0 for 5)

1953 1st atomic cannon electronically fired, Frenchman Flat, Nevada

1955 Series of 19 twisters destroy Udall Kansas & most of Blackwell Okla

1956 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Haurietis aquas

1959 Khrushchev visits Angola

1961 JFK sets goal of putting a man on Moon before the end of decade

1962 Isley Brothers release "Twist & Shout"

1963 Early Wynn wins his 300th baseball game

1964 Frank Gilroy's "Subject was Roses," premieres in NYC

1965 Dave Davies of Kinks stumbles & is knocked unconscious on stage

1966 Peru & Argentina soccer fans fight in Lima; 248 die

1967 Celtic wins 12th Europe Cup 1 in Lisbon

1968 Rolling Stones release "Jumping Jack Flash"

1969 Sudan military coup under colonel Ja'far al-Numeiry

1970 Indiana Pacers beat LA Stars in 3rd ABA championship, 4 games to 2

1971 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1972 Heavyweight Joe Frazier KOs Ron Stander

1973 Argentine Peronist Hector C mpora installed as president

1975 Warriors beat Bullets for NBA championship, 4 games to 0

1976 Heavyweight Muhammad Ali KOs Richard Dunn in Munich

1977 "Beatles Live! At Star-Club in Hamburg Germany" released

1978 "Star Wars" released

1979 American Airlines DC-10 crashes in Chicago killing 275

1980 Jacek Wszoka of Poland sets high jump record (7'8")

1981 Al Unser becomes 1st Indy 500 winner to be disqualified

1982 Ferguson Jenkins becomes 7th pitcher to strike out 3,000 batters

1983 "Return of the Jedi" (Star Wars 3) released

1985 Cyclone ravages Bangladesh; 11,000 killed

1986 95-year-old woman scores a hole-in-one in Florida

1988 PSV wins Europe Cup

1989 Calgary Flames beat Montreal Canadiens for Stanley Cup

1991 Israel evacuates 14,000 Ethiopian Jews

1992 Jay Leno becomes permanent host of "Tonight Show"
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Casshew 05-26-2004 10:14 AM

It's May 26th ~ I'm sure something happened today

961 German King Otto II crowned

1328 William of Ockham forced to flee from Avignon by Pope John XXII

1538 GenŠve throws out Calv˜n

1596 England, France & Netherlands signs Drievoudig Covenant against Spain

1637 1st battle of Pequot at New Haven Ct kills 500 indians

1647 Massachusetts disallows priest access to colony

1736 Battle of Ackia (La), British & Chickasaw Indians defeat French

1781 Bank of North America incorporated in Philadelphia

1788 Mary Clark of England gives birth to a baby without a brain

1790 Territory South of River Ohio created by Congress

1860 Garibaldi occupies Palermo Italy

1861 Postmaster General Blair announces end of postal connection with South and Union blockades New Orleans LA & Mobile AL

1864 -30] Skirmish along the Totopotomoy Creek, Virginia and Territory of Montana organized

1865 Battle of Galveston TX, surrender of Edmund Kirby Smith

1868 President Andrew Johnson avoids impeachment by 1 vote

1876 HMS Challenger returns from 128,000-km oceanographic exploration

1887 Legal betting at race tracks begins

1894 Emanuel Lasker (26) becomes World Champion chess player

1896 1st American intercollegiate bicycle race, Manhattan Beach NY
and Dow Jones begins an index of 12 industrial stocks (closing is 40.94)
and Last Czar of Russia, Nicholas II, crowned

1898 SF approves City Charter, allows Municipal ownership of utilities

1900 British troops under Ian Hamilton attack the Vaal in South Africa

1903 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of 3 Gables" (BG)

1905 A pogrom against Jews in Minsk Belorussia

1907 Chic White Sox Ed Walsh no-hits NY Highlanders, 8-1 in 5 inning game
1913 Actors' Equity Association forms (NYC)

1915 H H Asquith forms a coalition government in England

1916 F Sy discovers asteroid #858 El Djezair

1917 Walt Cruise hit 1st HR out of Braves Field

1918 Georgian Social Democratic Republic declares independence from Russia

1922 Lenin suffers a stroke

1923 1st Le Mans Grand Prix d'Endurance was run and Socialist Workers Youth International forms in Hamburg

1924 German govt of Marx resigns and Pres Coolidge signs Immigration law: restricting immigration

1926 Lebanon adopts constitution

1927 15 millionth T-Ford produced

1928 A's commit 7 errors & lose to Yanks 7-4

1930 Joe Sewell, hardest to strike out, is struck out twice by Pat Caraway

1932 Admiral Makoto Saito forms parliament in Tokyo and C Jackson discovers asteroid #1245 Calvinia

1933 2nd emergency Dutch govt of Col˜n forms and Phillies Chuck Klein hits for cycle vs St Louis Cards

1934 Century of Progress Exposition reopens in Chicago

1936 1st govt of Zealand in Belgium ends

1937 Dutch Rail NV at law forms and San Francisco Bay's Golden Gate Bridge opens

1938 House on un-American Activities begins work

1941 American Flag House (Betsy Ross' Home) given to city of Phila
and Ark Royal airplane sights German battleship Bismarck and German occupiers begin youth labor

1942 Belgium Jews are required by Nazis to wear a Jewish star
and Tank battle at Bir Hakeim: African corps vs British army

1943 1st president of a black country to visit US (Edwin Barclay, Liberia)
and Jews riot against Germany in Amsterdam and Premier Churchill & General Marshall fly from US to North Africa

1944 82nd Airborne div D-day-landing at La Haye du Puits to Ste MŠre Eglise

1945 US drop fire bombs on Tokyo

1946 Darius Milhauds 3rd Concert for piano/orchestra premieres in Prague
and Klement Gottwald becomes premier of Czechoslovakia
and Patent filed in US for H-Bomb

1948 Entire Hagana-arm forces sworn-in as Israeli soldiers
and South Africa elects a nationalist govt with apartheid policy

1951 Vaughan Williams "Pilgrim's Progress," premieres in London

1953 Dutch Convair crashes at Schipholweg, 2 die

1955 Conservatives win British parliamentary election
and Khrushchev arrives in Belgrade

1956 Aircraft carrier "Bennington" burns off RI, killing 103 and Reds' John Klippstein, Hershel Freemman & Joe Blacks no-hitter, broken up with 2 outs in 10th & lose to Braves in 11th, 2-1

1958 Ceylon emergency crisis proclaimed and US performs nuclear test at Enwetak (atmospheric tests) and Union Square, SF becomes state historical landmark

1959 Harvey Haddix pitches 12 perfect innings, loses in 13th

1961 Freedom Ride Coordinating Committee establishes in Atlanta
and USAF bomber flies Atlantic in a record of just over 3 hours

1963 Organization of African Unity forms and Wes Stock becomes only Balt Oriole to win a doubleheader

1965 Dutch Voting Rights Bill passes and Revised Intl Convention on Safety of Life at Sea takes effect

1966 Buddhist sets self on fire at US consulate in Hu‚ South-Vietnam
and Guyana (formerly British Guiana) declares independence from UK

1967 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1969 Apollo 10 returns to Earth and John & Yoko begin their 2nd bed-in (Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montreal)

1972 Nixon & Brezhnev signs SALT accord and US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1973 Bahrain adopts it's constitution and Beatles' "Beatles 1967-1970," album goes #1 and Chic White Sox beat Cleve Indians, 6-3, in 21 inn (game complete 5/28) and Tippett's 3rd Piano sonata, premieres

1974 During a David Cassidy concert in London a 14 year old is trampled

1976 N Chernykh discovers asteroid #2426 Simonov

1977 "Beatlemania" opens in Winter Garden Theater on Broadway
and George Willig climbs NYC World Trade Center and Movie "Star Wars" debuts

1978 1st legal gambling casino opens in Atlantic City

1980 Dietmar Mogenburg of West Germany ties high jump record at 7'8"
and Phillie Steve Carlton is 1st NLer to record 6, 1-hitters
and Soyuz 36 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 Hungarian) to Salyut 6

1982 Aston Villa wins 27th Europe Cup 1 of Rotterdam

1983 Challenger moves to launch pad for STS-7 and LA Lakers set NBA playoff game record of fewest free throws and NASA launches Exosat
and US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1984 C & E Shoemaker discover asteroid #3317 Paris
and Floods kill 14 in Tulsa Okla and Frisbee is kept aloft for 1,672 seconds in Philadelphia and Tulsa Oklahoma gets 13" of rain, 14 die

1985 Danny Sullivan wins Indy 500 by 24 seconds following a spin

1987 Great offensive against Tamil-rebellion in Jaffra Sri Lanka

1989 At 7:42 AM, radio has a 30 2nd silence, honoring radio
and Danish parliament allows legal marriage among homosexuals
and US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1990 China PR performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
and Phila Phillies retire Mike Schmidt's uniform #20

1991 Austria passenger flight explodes in Bangkok, 223 die

1993 Olympique Marseille wins 38th Europe Cup I at Munich
Long fly ball by Indians' Carlos Martinez bounces off Jose Canseco's
Websleuther's having birthday today include AlwaysHope and & Babs :HappyBday :HappyBday

Casshew 05-30-2004 11:17 AM

May 27th ~ What happend on this day

1281 Flemish Earl Gwijde Dampierre takes financial responsibility of Brugge

1328 French king Philip VI Valois crowned

1529 30 Jews of Posing Hungary, charged with blood ritual, burned at stake

1647 1st woman known to be executed as a witch, Achsah Young in Mass

1660 Denmark & Sweden sign ceasefire

1679 Habeaus Corpus act passes in UK

1689 Anthonie Heinsius succeeds G Fagel as pension advisor of Holland

1703 St Petersburg (Leningrad) founded by Peter the Great

1738 Turkish troops occupy Orsova & Ochakov

1813 Americans capture Ft George, Canada

1844 Samuel F.B. Morse completes 1st telegraph line

1850 Mormon Temple in Nauvoo Illinois destroyed by tornado

1854 Marine Telegraph from Ft Point to SF completed

1856 Doctor William Palmer found guilty of poisoning

1857 H Goldschmidt discovers asteroid #44 Nysa

1862 Battle of Hanover Court House, VA (Slash Church, Peake's Station)

1863 CSS Chattahoochie explodes on Chattahoochie River GA, 18 die
and Siege of Port Hudson LA

1864 Skirmish at Salem Church (Haw's Shop), Virginia
1873 1st Preakness Stakes won by Survivor (2:43)

1887 A Charlois discovers asteroid #267 Tirza

1893 Audath Yisroel forms at Kattowitz (Katowice) Poland

1895 British inventor Birt Acres patents film camera/projector

1896 1st major tornado to strike urban US (St Louis & E St Louis Mo)
and Bay District Race Track closes

and Tornado (900 kph?) hits St Louis Missouri; 306 die

1898 Arthur Pinero's "Trelawney of the 'Wells'," premieres in London

1900 Lord Roberts' army fights the Vaal in S Africa

1903 Queen Wilhelmina opens Berlages Merchants bureau in Amsterdam

1904 NL record of 5 stolen bases in a game (Dennis McGann, NY Giants)

1905 Japanese fleet destroys Russian East Sea fleet in Straits of Tushima

1906 1st outlining of Gustav Mahler's 6th symphony, in Essen

1907 Bubonic Plague breaks out in SF

1916 Groundbreaking begins on Hugh Grant Circle in Bronx

1917 Race riot in East St Louis Illinois, 1 black killed

1918 Battle of Aisne

1919 1st transatlantic flight ends; US Navy flying boat takes 11 days

1920 Tatar ASSR forms in Russian SFSR

1921 After 84 years of British control, Afgh nist n achieves sovereignty

1927 Japanese military intervention in Chinese civil war
and Thomas Masaryk elected Czechoslovakia president

1931 1st full scale wind tunnel for testing airplanes, Langley Field Va
and Piccard & Knipfer make 1st flight into stratosphere, by balloon

1933 Austrian communist party banned
and Century of Progress Exposition opens in Chicago
and Trailing 11-3, Yanks score 12 runs in 8th & beat White Sox 15-11
and Walt Disney's "3 Little Pigs" released

1935 Supreme Court declares FDR's Natl Recovery Act unconstitutional

1936 RMS Queen Mary leaves Southampton for NY on maiden voyage

1937 Carl Hubbell wins his 24th consecutive game (since July 17, 1936)
and Golden Gate Bridge, SF, dedicated

1940 British & French begin evacuation of Dunkirk (Operation Dynamo)

1941 Allied troops begin evacuating Kreta
and FDR proclaims an "unlimited national emergency"
and German battleship Bismarck sunk by British naval force

1942 Dorie Miller, awarded navy cross for deeds at Pearl Harbor
and Hitler orders 10,000 Czechs murdered
and Italian army begin siege of French western Fort Bir Hachim

1943 French defiance under Jean Moulin meets secretly in Paris
and US forbid racial discrimination in war industry

1944 Allies land on Biak, Indonesia (operation Horlicks)
and Japanese advance in Hangkhou China
and Jean-Paul Sartres "Huis Clos," premieres in Paris

1948 Arabs blow up Jewish synagogue Hurvat Rabbi Yehudah he-Hasid

1949 Russian stop train traffic West-Berlin

1950 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Wallace Stevens

1951 Maritime Museum at Aquatic Park, SF opens

1952 European Defense Community forms

1953 Dutch social democratic/Dutch Liberal Party win municipal elections

1955 Boston Red Sox Norm Zauchin gets 10 RBIs, beating Senators 16-0

1956 French riot in Algiers
and US performs nuclear test at Enwetak (atmospheric tests)

1958 Ernest Green & 600 whites graduate from Little Rock's Central HS
and Vanguard SLV-1 launched for Earth orbit (failed)

1960 1st use of oversized catching mitt (Balt Oriole Clint Courtney)
and Military coup overthrows democratic government of Turkey

1961 Fiorentina wins 1st Europe Cup II in Florence
and Pres Kennedy announces US goal to reach Moon
and Ralph Boston of US, sets then long jump record at 27' «"

1963 3 NJ businessman purchase NHL Colorado Rockies, & get approval
to move them to NJ Meadowlands (Devils)

1964 "From Russia With Love" premieres in US
and Inter Milan wins 9th Europe Cup 1 in Vienna

1965 Inter Milan wins 10th Europe Cup 1 in Milan

1966 55th German F-16 Starfighter crashes
and 6 French fighters crash above Spain

1968 6th Mayor's Trophy Game, Mets beat Yanks 4-3
and NL awards Montreal & SD major league franchises
and Nuclear submarine Scorpion is lost

1969 Walt Disney World construction begins

1970 British expedition climbs south face of Annapurna I
and USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1971 UCLA wins NCAA basketball championship

1973 Rick Wohlhuter runs record 880 yards in 1:44.6

1975 Paul McCartney releases "Venus & Mars"
and Phila Flyers beat Buffalo Sabres 4 games to 2 for Stanley Cup
and Worst motor vehicle disaster in UK; bus full of elderly women plunges
Dibble's Bridge Yorkshire, killing 38

1977 NYC fines George Willig 1› for each of 110 stories he climbed

1979 Pope John Paul ordains John J O'Conner as a bishop

1980 South Korean police ends people's uprising; 2,000 killed

1981 A Gilmore & P Kilmartin discovers asteroid #2434 Bateson
and John Hinckley attempts suicide by overdosing on Tylenol
and Lenny Randle tries to blow a slow roller foul but ump says no
and Liverpool wins 26th Europe Cup 1 at Paris
and USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1982 C & E Shoemaker discovers asteroid #3194 Dorsey

1983 Former EPA official Rita Lavelle indicted for contempt of Congress

1984 Beth Henley's "Miss Firecracker contest," premieres in NYC
and C & E Shoemaker discovers asteroid #3671 Dionysius
and Manuela Manleeva wins 3 singles tennis matches in one day

1985 Inaugural bands parade for Pres Reagan

1986 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
and Norway Showcase groundbreaking

1987 Jim & Tammy Bakker appear on "Nightline" after PTL scandal
and Postage wins 32nd Europe Cup 1 in Vienna
and Yank Phil Niekro is 3rd pitcher to make 700th start (Young & Sutton)

1990 74th Indianapolis 500 runs
and C‚sar Gaviria Trujillo chosen pres of Colombia
and Radical Democratic Party holds 1st political meetings in Moscow

1991 Austrian Boeing 767-300 explodes at Bangkok, 223 die

1993 Mafia bombs Uffizi-museum in Florence, kills 6

1994 Final broadcast of Arsenio Hall talk show
and Radio conservative Rush Limbaugh (43) weds Marta Fitzgerald (35)

Casshew 05-30-2004 11:22 AM

May 28th in History

585 -BC- Battle at the Halys between Medi‰ & Ludi‰ ends
and -BC- Thales Miletus predicts solar eclipse Persian-Lydian battle ends

640 Severinus begins his reign as Catholic Pope (elected in 638)

1037 German emperor Koenraad II removes "Constitutio the Feudis"

1156 Battle at Brindisi: King Willem of Sicily beats Byzantine fleet

1349 60 Jews murdered in Breslau Silesia

1358 Daint-Leu at Oise begins French boer uprising

1521 Pope Leo X signs treaty with German emperor Charles V

1533 England's archbishop voids King Henry VIII & Anne Boleyn's marriage

1539 Hernando de Soto lands in Florida

1608 Claudio Monteverdi's "Arianna," premieres in Mantua

1635 Zorilla's "El Desafio de Carlos V," premieres in Madrid

1664 1st Baptist Church organized (Boston)

1674 German Parliament declares war on France

1731 All Hebrew books in Papal State are confiscated

1741 Spain & Bavaria sign treaty

1742 1st indoor swimming pool opens (Goodman's Fields, London)

1754 George Washington defeats French & indians at Ft Duquesne (Pitts)

1774 1st Continental Congress convenes (Virginia)

1830 Congress authorizes Indian removal from all states to western prairie

1845 Fire in Quebec Canada, 1,500 houses destroyed

1849 Princess WFLC Marianne & Albrecht of Prussia separate

1851 Sojourner Truth attends Women's Rights Convention

1858 Dion Boucicault's "Foul Play," premieres in London

1863 1st black regiment (54 Mass) leaves Boston to fight in Civil War

1866 Dutch govt of Zuylen van Nijevelt/Heemskerk forms

1868 A Borrelly discovers asteroid #99 Dike

1871 Paris communards revolt put down

1880 Grenanda wins Preakness

1892 Sierra Club forms in SF, for conservation of nature

1894 Belgium Princess Josephine marries Prince Karl von Hohenzollern

1900 Britain annexes Orange Free State (as Orange River Colony)

1901 Laws against phosphor matches enacted (inhibition white phosphorous)
and Parader wins Preakness

1904 Bryn Mawr wins Preakness

1905 P Gotz discovers asteroids #566 Stereoskopiab & #567 Eleutheria

1906 Shields/Cobbs musical "His honor, the Mayor," premieres in NYC

1907 Auto-Cycle Union Tourist Trophy, 1st held

1918 Tatars declares Azerbaijan, in Russian Caucasus, independent

1919 Armenia declares it's Independence

1926 Military coup by Gen Manuel Gomes da Costa in Portugal
and US Customs Court created by congress

1929 1st all color talking picture "On With the Show" exhibited, NYC

1930 Georges Forbes succeeds Joseph Ward as premier of NZ

1932 Dam closed, at current monument (South Seas)

1935 C Jackson discovers asteroid #1712 Angola

1937 Golden Gate Bridge in SF opens to vehicular traffic
and Neville Chamberlain becomes PM of England

1938 Foundation for Tel Aviv harbor laid
and Hindemiths opera "Mathis der Maler," premieres in Z�rich

1940 Belgium surrenders to Germany, King Leopold III gives himself up
and British-French strike captures Narvik Norway
and Irving Berlin's musical "Louisiana Purchase," premieres in NYC

1941 1st night game at Wash DC, Griffith stadium (Yanks 6, Senators 5)
and British army begins evacuation of Kreta

1942 1,800 Czechs murdered by Nazis during attack on Heydrich

1943 British militia reaches Tito

1946 1st night game at Yankee stadium (Senators 2, Yanks 1)

1948 Iraq captures Ge'ulim settlement

1951 Bernardus J Alfrink appointed bishop's asst of Utrecht
and Willie Mays gets his 1st major league hit, a home run

1953 Premier of 1st animated 3-D cartoon in Technicolor-"Melody"

1955 Bob Sweikert wins Indianapolis 500
and Nashua wins Preakness

1956 Dale Long becomes 1st to hit HRs in 8 straight games

1957 NL approves Bkln Dodgers' & NY Giants' move to west coast
and US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
and WPSD TV channel 6 in Paducah, KY (NBC) begins broadcasting

1958 French govt of Pflimlin resigns

1959 Congressional Committee of Astronautics meets Project 7 astronauts
and Johnson & Bart's musical "Lock up your daughters," premieres in London
and Monkeys Able & Baker zoom 300 mi (500 km) into space on Jupiter
missile, became 1st animals retrieved from a space mission

1961 Amnesty Intl founded (Nobel Peace Prize 1977)
and Last trip (Paris to Bucharest) on Orient Express (after 78 years)

1962 Suit alleging de facto school segregation filed in Rochester NY
and US stock market drops $20.8 B in 1 day
and Wide World of Sports with Chris Schenkel premieres on CBS radio

1963 Cyclone hits Chittagong, Bangladesh; about 1 million houses destroyed
and Estimated 22,000 die in another cyclone in Bay of Bengal (India)
and Jomo Kenyatta becomes 1st PM of Kenya

1964 Dmitri Sjostakovitsj completes his 9th String quartet
and Jawaharlal Nehru cremated in New Dehli
and PLO forms in Jerusalem
and Unmanned Apollo 2 Saturn test launched into Earth orbit

1965 Fire & explosion at Dhori mine in Dhanbad India kills 400

1966 Dmitri Sjostakovitsj's 11th String quartet, premieres in Leningrad

1967 Dmitri Sjostakovitsj completes his 2nd Violin concert
and Francis Chichester arrives home at Plymouth from Round-the-world trip
and USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1968 AL announces it is splitting into 2 divisions
and NL grants San Diego Padres a franchise
and Senator Eugene McCarthy wins Democrate primary in Oregon

1969 AC Milan wins 14th Europe Cup 1 in Madrid

1971 Paul McCartney releases his 2nd solo album "Ram"
and USSR Mars 3 launched, 1st spacecraft to soft land on Mars

1972 White House "plumbers" break into Democratic Natl HQ at Watergate

1973 Chic White Sox beat Cleve Indians, 6-3, in 21 inn (game started 5/26)

1974 E F Helin discovers asteroid #2050 Francis
and Italians fascist bomb demonstrators in Brescia, 6 killed
and Stephen Schwartz' musical "Magic Show," premieres in NYC

1975 Bayern M�nchen wins 20th Europe Cup 1 in Paris
and Soyuz 18 launches

1977 165 killed in a fire at Beverly Hills Supper Club in Kentucky

1978 Al Unser became 5th to win Indianapolis 500, 3 times
1979 European Market accepts Greece as member

1980 2 Oakland A's steal home in 1st inning
and Joe Darby does a standing long jump of 12'5"
and Nottingham Forrest wins 25th Europe Cup 1 in Madrid

1982 Leonard Maltin's 1st appearance on Entertainment Tonight
and Pope John Paul II is 1st pope to visit Great Britain

1983 Hamburger ZV wins 28th Europe Cup 1 in Athens

1985 David Jacobsen taken hostage in Beirut Lebanon
and Discovery moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 51-G

1986 Democratic Labor Party wins parliamentary election in Barbados

1987 Mathias Rust, 19, W German pilot, makes unauthorized landing in USSR
and Paul Pearman jumps 21 barrels on a skateboard in Augusta
and Southern League no-hit record-Bob Milacki pitches 11 1/3 no-hit inn
and Stacking of Discovery's SRBs completed

1989 Delta Burke (Designing Women) weds Gerald McRaney (Major Dad)
and Emerson Fittipaldi wins Indianapolis 500

1990 C‚sar Gaviria Trujillo installed as president of Colombia
and Eugenia Charles' Dom'n Freedom Party wins election in Dominica

1991 Ethiopian rebels seize Addis Ababa

1993 200,000 demonstrate against mafia terror
and Polish govt of Suchocka falls

1995 Southwestern Florida outside of Tam
pa begins using new area code 941

Casshew 05-30-2004 11:28 AM

May 29th ~ What happened today?
149th day of year with 216 days left

526 Antioch struck by Earthquake; about 250,000 die

757 St Paul I begins his reign as Catholic Pope

1138 Anti-Pope Victor IV (Gregorio) overthrows self for Innocentius II

1176 Battle at Legnano: Lombardi League beats Frederik Barbarossa

1415 Council of Konstanz

1453 Constantinople falls to Muhammad II (Turks); ends Byzantine Empire
and French banker Jacques Coeurs possessions confiscated

1506 Earl Willem I van Nassau-Dillenburg weds countess Walburg van Egmont

1576 Spanish army under Mondrag¢n conquerors Zierik sea

1630 Gov John Winthrop begins "History of New England"

1652 English Admiral Robert Blake drives out Dutch fleet under lt-adm Tromp

1660 Charles II restored to English throne after Puritan Commonwealth
and King Charles II's entry into London

1692 Battle at La Hogue: English & Dutch fleet beat France
and Royal Hospital Founders Day 1st celebrated

1721 South Carolina formally incorporated as a royal colony

1727 Peter II Aleksei (11) becomes czar of Russia

1753 Joseph Haydns "Krumme Teufel," premieres

1787 "Virginia Plan" proposed

1790 Rhode Is becomes last of original 13 colonies ratifying Constitution

1848 Battle at Curtazone: Austrians beat Sardinia-Piemonte
and Wisconsin becomes 30th state

1849 Patent for lifting vessels granted to Abraham Lincoln

1861 C H F Peters discovers asteroid #72 Feronia (Ital goddess of groves)
and Dorothea Dix offers help in setting up hospitals for Union Army

1864 Mexican Emperor Maximilian arrives at Vera Cruz

1874 Present constitution of Switzerland takes effect

1884 1st steam cable trams start in highgate

1889 A Charlois discovers asteroid #284 Amalia
and August Strindbergs "Hemsoborna," premieres in Copenhagen

1900 Trademark "Escalator" registered by Otis Elevator Co

1902 Dutch State Mine law forms

1905 Pogrom against Jewish community in Brisk Lithuania

1909 Frank "Home Run" Baker's 1st career home run

1910 Pope's encyclical on Editae Saepe, against church reformers

1911 1st running of Indianapolis 500

1912 15 young women fired by Curtis Publishing for dancing "Turkey Trot"
during their lunch break

1914 Ship rams Canadian ship Empress of Ireland on St Lawrence R; 1024 die

1916 NY Giants win 17th consecutive road game
and Official flag of president of US adopted
and US forces invade Dominican Republic, stay until 1924

1919 Einstein's light-bending prediction confirmed by Arthur Eddington

1922 Ecuador becomes independent
and US Supreme Court rules organized baseball is a sport & not a
business & thus not subject to antitrust laws

1928 Fritz von Opel reaches 200 kph in experimental rocket car

1935 Hague local museum opens

1940 Adolf Kiefer swims world record 100 yards backstroke (58.8 sec)
and Arthur Seyss-Inquart installed as Reich commissar of Hague

1942 Bing Crosby records "White Christmas," greatest selling record to date

1943 Confederacy of Algiers (Churchill-Marshall-Eisenhower)
and Meat & cheese rationed in US

1944 British troops occupy Aprilia Italy

1945 US 1st Marine division conquerors Shuri-castle Okinawa

1946 KVP wins Provincial National election in Netherlands

1951 1st North Pole flight in single engine plane-CF Blair

1952 2nd Round Conference between Dutch Antilles & Suriname ends

1953 Edmund P Hillary & Tensing Norkay are 1st to reach summit of Everest

1954 Kirk & Anne Douglas married
and Pope Pius X issues holy declaration

1955 Jordan government of Tewfik Abdul Huda resigns

1956 Arnold Sch”nberg's "Modern Psalm," premieres
and WESH TV channel 2 in Daytona Beach-Orlando, FL (NBC) 1st broadcast

1957 Algerian rebels kill 336 collaborators
and Laos govt of prince Suvanna Phuma resigns

1958 Real Madrid wins 3rd Europe Cup 1 in Brussels

1959 Charles de Gaulle forms French govt

1960 Everly Brothers "Cathy's Clown" hits #1

1962 Barbra Streisand appears on "Garry Moore Show"

1965 Phillies Dick Allen hits 529' HR out of Connie Mack Stadium

1967 Australian Paul McManus water skis barefoot for 1:30:19

1968 Manchester United wins 13rd Europe Cup 1 in London

1970 USSR performs nuclear test (underground)

1971 L Chernykh discovers asteroid #2127 Tanya

1973 Thomas Bradley elected 1st black mayor of Los Angeles Calif
Columbia Records fires president Clive Davis for misappropriating
and $100,000 in funds, Davis will start Arista records

1977 A J Foyt wins Indianapolis 500 for a record 4th time
and NBC News & Information Service (24 hr news) ends on radio
and USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
Janet Guthrie becomes 1st woman to drive in Indy 500
and Sue Press is 1st woman golfer to hit consecutive holes-in one

1978 1st class postage now 15› (13› for 3 years)
and USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1979 Radio's 1st rock network "Source" premieres

1980 Attempted assassination of Vernon Jordan Jr, National Urban League pres
and J Turners "Juliet & her Nurse" sold for $6,400,000 in NYC
and Larry Bird beats out Magic Johnson for NBA rookie of year

1981 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1983 Yuri Dumchev of USSR throws discus a record 71.86 m

1984 Boston Red Sox retires #9 (Ted Williams) & #4 (Joe Cronin)

1985 35 die in rioting between British & Italians at European Cup soccer
and Juventus wins 30th Europe Cup 1 in Brussels

1987 "Twilight Zone" director John Landis found innocent in death of actor
and Michael Jackson attempts to buy Elephant Man's remains
and Robin Ventura set a college baseball record with hits in 57 games

1988 President Zia ul-Haq fires government/disbands parliament in Pakistan

1989 Student protesters in China construct a replica of Statue of Liberty

1990 Dow Jones avg hits a record 2,870.49
and NY Mets fire manager Davey Johnson & hire Bud Harrelson
and Rickey Henderson steals record 893rd base, breaking Ty Cobb's record

1991 Crevena Zvezda wins 36th Europe Cup I

1992 NY Mets score in 9th to end home shut-out streak at 3 games

1993 Nazi's kill 5 Turkish women in Solingen Germany

1994 Al Unser Jr wins 78th Indianapolis 500 in 3:06:29.006 (255.89 kph)
and Great comet-iceball seen above North sea
and Hungary's Socialist Party wins parliamentary election

Casshew 05-30-2004 11:38 AM

May 30th ~ Today in History

1035 Boudouin V van Rijsel becomes earl of Flanders

1087 German emperor Henry IV crowns his son Koenraad

1100 Burchard becomes bishop of Utrecht

1381 English boer uprising begins in Essex

1416 Jerome of Prague burned as a heretic by Church

1434 Battle at Lipany

1498 Columbus departs with 6 ships for 3rd trip to America

1522 French troops driven out of Genoa

1527 U of Marburg (Germany) founded

1536 English king Henry VIII marries Jane Seymour

1539 Spanish explorer Fernando de Soto lands in Florida

1574 Henry III follows brother Charles IX as king of France
and Sea battle at Lillo Belgium (Adolf Van Haemstede vs Louis de Boisot)

1584 Earl Adolf van Nieuwenaar/Meurs becomes viceroy of Gelderland

1588 Spanish Aramada under Medina-Sidonia departs Lisbon to invade England

1631 France/Maximilian van Bavarian signs Accord of Fontainebleau

1635 Emperor Ferdinand II & Saksen sign Peace of Prague

1646 Spain & Netherlands signs temporary cease fire

1793 Georges Couthon chosen member of French Committee the Salut Public

1814 1st Treaty of Paris, after Napoleon's 1st abdication

1822 House slave betrays Denmark Vesey conspiracy (37 blacks hanged)

1832 �variste Galois give his theory on free assembly (dies in duel May 31)

1848 2nd battle at Gioto: Sardinia-Piemonte beats Austrians
and William Young patents ice cream freezer

1854 Kansas-Nebraska Act repealed Missouri Compromise opens north slavery
and Territories of Kansas & Nebraska created

1858 Hudson's Bay Co rights to Vancouver Island revoked

1862 Battle of Booneville MS - captured Gen Beauregard evacuates Corinth
and Battle of Front Royal, VA

1864 Battle of Bethesda Church VA
and Cavalry fight at Old Church (Totopotomoy Creek) Virginia

1866 Opera "Die Verkaufte Braut" premieres (Prague)

1868 Memorial Day 1st observed when 2 women in Columbus Mississippi
placed flowers on both Confederate & Union graves

1879 92øF highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in May
and Gilmore Garden (NYC) renamed Madison Square Garden

1889 Brassier is invented

1894 Bobby Lowe is 1st to hit 4 HRs in 1 baseball game

1901 Hall of Fame for Great American on NYU campus dedicated
and Memorial Day 1st observed in US

1903 R S Dugan discovers asteroid #511 Davida

1904 Frank Chance gets hit by pitch 5 times in a doubleheader

1908 1st federal workmen's compensation law approved
and Aldrich Vineland Currency Act forerunner to Federal Reserve System
and Paris advocate E Archdeacon is 1st passenger in a airplane
and US Assay Office in Salt Lake City, Utah authorized

1909 Reuben Siegel laid cornerstone of 1st home in Tel-Aviv

1911 1st Indianapolis 500 car race, Ray Harroun wins at 75 MPH (120 KPH)

1912 US Marines sent to Nicaragua

1913 1st Balkan War ends, Treaty of London
and Conclusion of 1st Balkan War
and New country of Albania, formed

1921 Lord Dunsany's "If," premieres in London
and Salzburg, Austria, votes to join Germany

1922 Latvia & Vatican sign accord
and Lincoln Memorial dedicated Cubs

1923 Howard Hanson's 1st Symphony "Nordic," premieres

1924 H E Wood discovers asteroid #1032 Pafuri
and Socialist Matteotti falls in Italian parliament by fascists

1925 British mariners shoot on demonstrators
and Peter DePaolo became 1st man to average over 100 mph at Indy

1930 Bill Arnold wins Indianapolis 500 car race (161.6 kph)

1932 Yankees dedicate a plaque to Miller Huggins

1933 Patent on invisible glass installation

1935 Babe Ruth's final game, goes hitless for Braves against Phillies

1937 Denny Shute wins PGA golf tournament
and Memorial Day Massacre - Chicago police shoot on union marchers, 10 die
and Pitcher Carl Hubbell's 24th consecutive victory
and Police kill 10 strikers at Republic Steel Plant in Chicago

1938 Yanks sweep Red Sox 10-0 & 5-4 in front of 83,533 at Yankee Stadium

1941 1st anti semitic measures in Serbia
and English Army enters Baghdad, chasing pro-German coup government
and German capture Kreta

1942 1st Bombing attack on Cologne (1,000 bombers)
and Reichsf�hrer Himmler arrives in Prague
and US aircraft carrier Yorktown leaves Pearl Harbor

1943 French general De Gaulle arrives in Algiers
and US troops reconquer Attu Aleutians

1944 Transport nr 75 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany

1946 United flight 521 crashes on takeoff at LaGuardia Airport (NY) 42 die

1949 East Germans constitution approved
and NPS/VHP win 1st general election in Suriname
and WRTV TV channel 6 in Indianapolis, IN (ABC) begins broadcasting

1951 Heavyweight Ezzard Charles beats Joey Maxim in Chicago

1952 Darius Milhaud's "West Point Suite," premieres

1953 1st major league network baseball game-Cleveland 7, Chicago 2

1954 Dutch bishops forbid membership to non-catholic sporting clubs
and Emile Zatopek runs world record 5K (13:57.2)
and Hector Villa-Lobos' "Odisseia de Uma Raca," premieres

1955 KMVT TV channel 11 in Twin Falls, ID (CBS/NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
and Said el-Mufti forms Jordan govt
and Tunisia begins domestic self governing

1956 Bus boycott begins in Tallahassee Florida
and US performs nuclear test at Enwetak (atmospheric tests)

1957 Real Madrid wins 2nd Europe Cup 1 in Madrid

1958 US performs nuclear test at Enwetak (atmospheric tests)

1959 Pres Somoza ends emergency crisis in Nicaragua
and Pres Stroessner disbands Paraguay's parliament
and World's 1st hovercraft tested at Cowes England

1961 Dutch DC-8 crashes after takeoff at Lisbon, 62 die
and Maris hits his 10th & 11th of 61 HRs

1962 69 killed in bus crash (Ahmedabad India)
and Benjamin Britten's "War Requiem," premieres

1964 Beatles 1961 record of "Cry for a Shadow" is #1 in Australia
and Beatles' "Love Me Do," single goes #1

1965 France performs nuclear test at Ecker Algeria (Underground)
and Viet-cong offensive against US base Da Nang
and Vivian Malone, is 1st black to graduate from University of Alabama

1966 300 US airplanes bomb North Vietnam
and Graham Hill wins Indianapolis 500 car race (232.2 kph)
and US launches Surveyor 1 to Moon

1967 Biafra declares independence from Nigeria
and King Hussein of Jordan visits Cairo
and Robert "Evel" Knievel's motorcycle jumps 16 automobiles

1968 Beatles begin work on their only double album "Beatles"
and President De Gaulle disbands French parliament
and University church in Leipzig German DR, blown up
and West German Parliament accepts emergency crisis law

1969 Derek Clayton runs world record marathon (2:08:33.6) at Antwerp
and Gibraltar adopts constitution
and People revolt in Willemstad, Cura‡ao

1971 36 hospitalized during Grateful Dead concert; drunk LSD apple juice
and Train crash at Pigeon droppings, 5 die
and US Mariner 9 1st satellite to orbit Mars launched

1972 3 Jap PFL terrorists kills 24, wound 72 at Tel Aviv's Lod Intl airport

1973 Ajax wins 3rd Europe Cup

1974 10th Mayor's Trophy Game, Yanks beat Mets 9-4

1975 European Space Agency (ESA) forms
and Wings release "Venus & Mars" album

1976 Bobby Unser sets world record for fastest pit stop (4 seconds)

1977 Cleve Indian Dennis Eckersley no-hits Calif Angels, 2-0

1979 Nottingham Forrest wins 24th Europe Cup 1 at Munich
and Percom Data Company Inc release Microdos for Radio Shack's TRS-80
and Ted Coombs begins a 5,193 mile roller skate from LA to NYC

1980 Turner's painting "Juliet & Her Nurse" sells for $6.4 million

1981 "Nightline" extends from 4 nights to 5 nights a week (Friday)

1982 Closest Indy 500, Gordon Johncock beats Rick Mears by 0.16 seconds
and Spain becomes 16th member of NATO

1984 Liverpool wins 29th Europe Cup 1 in Rome

1985 Edmonton Oilers beat Flyers 4 games to 1 for Stanley Cup

1986 Ariane-2 (ESA) launched
and Bobby Rahal is 1st to avg over 170 mph in Indianapolis 500
and France performs nuclear test

1987 West German Mathias Rust lands airplane on Red Square

1989 Margaret Ray pleads guilty to breaking into David Letterman's house

1990 135 die in a (6.4) earthquake in Peru
and Dow Jones avg hits a record 2,878.56

1991 Arturo Barrios runs world record time (21,096 km)

1992 Minn Twin Bert Blyleven becomes 2nd to win as teenager & 40 year old
and NY Lotto pays $30 million to one winner (#s are 12-15-30-33-40-48)
and NY Yankee Scott Sanderson becomes 9th to beat all 26 teams
and Paul Simon weds Edie Brickell

Websleuther's having birthdays today ~ SieSie! :HappyBday:HappyBday

Casshew 05-31-2004 08:00 AM

May 31st - something had to happen today

70 Rome captures 1st wall of the city of Jerusalem

1417 Jacoba van Bavarian becomes countess of Holland/Zealand/Henegouwen

1531 "Women's Revolt" in Amsterdam: wool house in churchyard aborted

1564 Battle on Gotland: L�beck & Denmark beat Sweden

1621 Sir Francis Bacon thrown into Tower of London for 1 night

1634 US colony Massachusetts Bay annexes Maine colony

1659 Netherlands, England & France sign Treaty of The Hague

1665 Jerusalem's rabbi Sjabtai Tswi proclaims himself Messiah

1696 John Salomonsz elected chief of Saint-Eustatius

1727 France, England & Netherlands sign accord of Paris

1744 French troops conquer Kortrijk

1790 US copyright law enacted

1821 1st catholic minster of US initiated in Baltimore Md

1836 HMS Beagle anchors in Simons Bay, Cape the Good Hope

1837 NY's Astor Hotel opens . . . most elaborate in US

1847 Rotterdam-Hague Railway opens

1853 Elisha Kane's Arctic expedition leaves NY aboard Advance

1861 Gen Beauregard is given command of Confederate Alexandria Line
and Mint at New Orleans closes

1862 Battle of Seven Pines VA (Fair Oaks)

1864 Raid at Morgan's Kentucky

1870 Congress passes 1st Enforcement Act (rights of blacks)

1879 1st electric railway opens at Berlin Trades Exposition
and Madison Square Garden opens its doors

1883 French fleet under Pierre begins siege of Tamatave, Madagascar

1884 John Kellogg patents "flaked cereal"

1889 Johnstown Flood; 2,209 die in Penn

1891 Work on trans-Siberian railway begins

1900 British troops under Lord Roberts occupy Johannesburg

1902 Boer War Ends; Treaty of Unity signed, Britain annexes Transvaal

1905 Emperor Wilhelm II lands in Tanger

1906 Attack on King Alfonso XIII & Victoria von Battenberg in Madrid

1908 Miss Pottelsberghe de la Pottery is 1st airplane passenger (Belgium)

1909 1st NAACP conference (United Charities Building, NYC)

1910 Cape of Good Hope becomes part of Union of South Africa

1912 US marines land on Cuba

1913 17th amendment (direct election of senators) declared ratified

1914 Chic White Sox Joe Benz no-hits Cleve Indians, 6-1

1915 An LZ-38 Zeppelin makes an air raid on London

1916 Battle of Skagerrak: Brit-German sea battle at Jutland (10,000 dead)

1917 1st jazz record released (Dark Town Strutters Ball)

1918 M Wolf discovers asteroids #892 Seeligeria & #893 Leopoldina

1919 NC-4 aircraft commanded by AC Read completes 1st crossing of Atlantic

1921 Suffy McInnis (1st base) begins an errorless string of 1,700

1923 China & USSR exchange diplomats

1926 Portuguese president Bernardino Machedo flees after coup
and Sesquicentennial Exposition opens in Philadelphia

1927 Ford Motor Company produces last "Tin Lizzie"
and Tiger 1st baseman Johnny Neun makes an unassisted triple play

1928 1st aerial cross of Pacific takes off from Oakland

1929 Atlantic City Convention Center opens
and K Reinmuth discovers asteroid #1108 Demeter

1930 Building begins on Albert Canal in Belgium

1935 Babe Ruth grounds out in his final at bat
and Quake kills 50,000 in Quetta Pakistan

1937 Bkln Dodgers snap NY Giant Carl Hubbell's 24-game winning streak
and German battleships bomb Almeria Spain

1938 K Reinmuth discovers asteroid #1466 Mundleria

1940 Gen-major Bernard Montgomery leaves Duinkerken
and Premier Winston Churchill flies to Paris

1941 -June 1) 32.0 cm rain falls on Burlington Kansas (state record)
and 41 U boats sunk this month (325,000 ton)
and British troops vacate Kreta
and German occupiers forbids Jews access to beach & swimming pools

1942 Luftwaffe bombs Canterbury
and Sam Snead wins PGA golf tournament

1943 Joe Namath was born & Sharon Gless was born

1944 Allied breakthrough in Italy

1947 Communists grab power in Hungary
and Eastern DC-4 crashes between Ft Deposit & Perryville Md, kills 53
and Italian govt of Gasperi forms

1949 Sam Snead wins PGA golf tournament
Charley Lupica begins stay on 4ý' platform atop a 60' pole, vowing
and to stay until Indians clinch pennant. (They don't, & stays 117 days)

1950 Due to rain, Indy 500 shortened to 345 miles, Johnny Parson wins

1951 Neth & South Africa sign cultural accord
and S Arend discovers asteroid #1591 Baize

1953 Lebanese president Camille Shamun disbands government
and WSUN TV channel 38 in St Petersburg-Tampa, FL (IND) 1st broadcast

1955 Construction begins on Soviet cosmodrome launch facilities
and Great Britain proclaims emergency crisis due to railroad strike
and Supreme Court orders school integration "with all deliberate speed"

1956 Mickey Mantle HR just misses clearing Yankee Stadium's roof

1957 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Christmas Island (atmospheric)

1958 Dick Dale invents "surf music" with "Let's Go Trippin"
and US performs nuclear test at Bikini Island (atmospheric tests)

1961 Benfica wins 6th Europe Cup 1 at Bern
and Dominican Republic president Trujillo assassinated
and JFK visits Charles de Gaulle in Paris
and Judge Irving Kaufman orders Board of Ed of New Rochelle, to integrate
and Union of South Africa becomes a republic, leaves Commonwealth

1964 Charles Schmid kills first Pied Piper victim
and SF Giants beat NY Mets, 8-6, in 23 innings (2nd game) (7 hrs 32 mins)

1965 Jim Clark becomes 1st foreigner in 49 years to win Indy & Brooke Shields was born

1967 Bayern M�nchen wins 7th Europe Cup II at Neurenberg

1969 John Lennon & Yoko Ono record "Give Peace a Chance"
and Stevie Wonder releases "My Cherie Amore"

1970 7.75 Earthquake aftershocks hit Peru; 50-70,000 die
and At 03:23 PM, Yungay Peru levelled by earthquake (50-70,000 die)
and KDUB TV channel 40 in Dubuque, IA (ABC) begins broadcasting

1971 WDXR (now WKPD) TV channel 29 in Paducah, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting

1972 Ajax wins Europe Cup in Rotterdam

1974 Israel & Syria sign an agreement concerning Golan Heights
and USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1975 Fred Newman makes 12,874 baskets in a one-day exhibition

1976 Loudest PA (76 KW) for Who's Quadrophenia in London

1977 Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani becomes heir apparent to throne of Qatar
and Trans Alaska oil pipeline completed

1979 J Kveton discovers asteroid #2672 Pisek
and Radio City Music Hall (NYC) reopens
and Zimbabwe proclaims independence

1980 Police & youthful rebels battle in Zurich

1983 Phila 76ers sweep Lakers for NBA championship in 4 games

1984 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1985 41 tornadoes hit Northeast US, killing 88
and Guatemala adopts constitution
and New Orleans Saints are sold for $70,204,000

1987 Edmonton Oilers beat Flyers 4 games to 3 for Stanley Cup
and Saul Ballesteros drives 3 golf balls off Mt McKinley, Alaska

1989 "Rambling with Gambling" 20,000th radio program on WOR-AM (NYC)
and 1st presentation of rock n roll Elvis awards
and Speaker of House Jim Wright resigns

1990 NYC's Zodiac killer shoots 3rd victim, Joseph Ponce

1991 Oldest bride - Minnie Munro, 102, weds Dudley Reid, 83, in Australia

1992 46th Tony Awards: Dancing at Lughnasa & Crazy For You win

1993 President Dobrica Cosic of little Yugoslavia flees

Websleuther's having birthdays today ~ Rudy96 :HappyBday

Casshew 06-01-2004 07:43 AM

Today is June 1st -
152nd day of year with 213 days left

794 Charles the Great opens general synod in Frankfurt

1283 Albrecht I van Habsburg becomes ruler of Austrian/Bull market

1459 Pope Pius II opens congress of Mantua

1495 1st written record of Scotch Whiskey appears in Exchequer Rolls
of Scotland, Friar John Cor is the distiller

1533 Anna Boleyn crowned queen of England

1562 Emperor Ferdinand & Sultan Suleiman signs treaty

1568 Duke van Alva beheads 18 nobles in Brussels

1608 Valse Dimitri forms his 2nd Russian anti-govt

1638 1st earthquake recorded in US, at Plymouth, Mass

1641 France & Portugal sign anti-Spanish covenant

1649 Czar Aleksei throws out English merchants from Moscow

1657 1st Quakers arrives in New Amsterdam (NY)

1670 Engl king Charles II & Fr king Louis XIV sign anti-Dutch treaty

1676 Sea battle at ™land: Danish/Dutch fleet beat Sweden

1679 Battle at Bothwell Bridge on Clyde: Duke of Monmouth beats Scottish

1746 French troops conquer Antwerp

1774 British govt orders Port of Boston closed

1789 1st US congressional act becomes law (on administering oaths)

1792 Kentucky admitted as 15th US state

1794 English fleet under Richard Earl Howe defeats French

1796 Tennessee admitted as 16th US state

1808 1st US land-grant university founded-Ohio Univ, Athens, Ohio

1813 Capt John Lawrence utters Navy motto "Don't give up the ship"

1834 HMS Beagle for anchor in Port Famine, Magallanes Street

1835 6th national black convention (Phila)

1836 Charles Darwin returns to Capetown

1843 It snows in Buffalo & Rochester NY & Cleveland Ohio

1845 Homing pigeon completes 11,000 km trip (Namibia-London) in 55 days

1855 US adventurer Wm Walker conquers Nicaragua, reestablishes slavery

1861 1st skirmish in Civil War, Fairfax Court House, Va

1862 2nd/last day of battle at Fair Oaks/7 Pines Va (11,165 casualties)
and Gen Lee assumes command after Joe Johnston is injured at 7 Pines
and Slavery abolished in all US possessions

1864 -Nov] Shenandoah Valley campaign
and Battle of Cold Harbor, VA (Gaines' Mill, Gaines' Farm)
and Confederate cruiser The Georgia sold to The English

1866 General Dutch Typographer Union forms
and Renegade Irish Fenians invade Ft Erie Ontario from US

1868 Texas constitutional convention meets in Austin

1869 Voting Machine patented by Thomas Edison

1877 US troops authorized to pursue bandits into Mexico

1880 US census at 50,155,783

1881 Bell Phone opens 1st Dutch telephone exchange

1888 California gets its 1st seismograph

1890 US census at 62,622,250

1893 Opera "Falstaff" is produced (Berlin)

1898 Trans-Mississippi International Exposition opens in Omaha

1900 British army occupiers Pretoria South-Africa

1902 Blue-White United soccer team of Amsterdam forms

1905 Lewis & Clark Centennial Exposition opens in Portland, Oregon

1907 -27øF (-33øC), Sarmiento, Argentina (South American record)

1909 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition opens in Seattle

1910 SC Enschede soccer team forms in Enschede

1911 1st US group insurance policy written, Passaic, NJ

1912 Stormvogels soccer team forms in Ijmuiden

1914 Oscar Egg bicycles world record time (44,247 km)

1915 1st Zeppelin air raid over England

1916 German attack on Fort Vaux, Verdun

1918 Excelsior Maassluis soccer team forms in Maassluis
and Yanks turn triple-play, beat Tigers 5-4

1919 Rhineland Republic forms in Wiesbaden

1920 RKSV Volendam soccer team forms in Volendam

1921 Race riot in Tulsa Okla (21 whites & 60 blacks killed)

1923 NY Giants beat Phillies, 22-5

1925 Lou Gehrig replaces Wally Pipp (1st of record 2130 consec games)

1926 Ignacy Mocicki elected president of Poland

1930 Alphense Boys soccer team forms in Alphen on Rhine

1931 Rozenburg soccer team forms in Rozenburg

1932 Lunteren soccer team forms in Lunteren

1933 Century of Progress world's fair opens in Chicago

1934 AFC '34 soccer team forms in Alkmaar

1935 Driving test & license plates introduced in England
and Yanks set solo HR record with 6 beat Boston 7-2

1937 Chic White Sox Bill Dietrich no-hits St Louis Browns, 8-0
and Prince Konoye becomes Japanese premier

1938 Superman Comics launched

1939 1st night game at Phil's Shribe Park (Pirates 5, Phillies 2)
and 1st televised heavyweight boxing match-Max Baer vs Lou Nova
and British sub "Thetis" sinks in Liverpool Bay with all 99 aboard
and Retired German Col-gen Gerd von Runstedt returns to service

1940 Coffee & tea rationed in Holland
and Gen-mjr Bernard Montgomery returns to London
and Nazi occupiers kick Jews out of Dutch air guard

1941 12.59" (31.98 cm) rainfall, Burlington Kansas (state 24-hr record)
and British troops occupy Bagdad Iraq
and Germany bans all Catholic publications
and Germany occupies Kreta

1944 Gen Montgomery/Patton/Bradley/Dempsey/Crerar meet in Portsmouth

1945 WLB-AM in Minneapolis Minn changes call letters to KUOM

1946 Assault wins 78th Belmont Stakes (2:30.8) & Triple Crown
and Sp˜kenisse soccer team forms in Sp˜kenisse

1947 OPA, which issued WW II rationing coupons, disbands

1948 Israel & Arabs agree to a cease fire

1949 1st magazine on microfilm offered to subscribers (Newsweek)
and British government grants Cyrenaica (East-Libya) independence

1951 1st self-contained titanium plant opened Henderson Nevada
and International Cheese treaty signed
and S Arend discovers asteroids #1592 Mathieu & #1593 Fagnes

1952 Catholic church puts Andre Gides "Labor" on the index

1953 KMJ (now KSEE) TV channel 24 in Fresno, CA (NBC) begins broadcasting
and WDAY TV channel 6 in Fargo, ND (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting

1954 Emile Zatopek runs record 6 mile: (27:59.2)/10,000m (28:54.2)

1955 Habib Bourguiba ends exile from Tunisia

1957 1st US runner breaks 4 minute mile (Don Bowden) [see May 5, 1956]

1958 Belgian christian-democrats win parliamentary election
and Charles de Gaulle becomes premier of France

1959 Constitution of Tunisia promulgated (National Day)

1960 WDTV TV channel 5 in Clarksburg-Weston, WV (CBS) begins broadcasting

1962 Oscar 2 (ham radio satellite) launched into Earth orbit
and Roda JC soccer team reforms in Kerkrade
and USAF Maj Robert M White takes X-15 to 40,420 m

1963 Jomo Kenyatta becomes 1st premier of Kenya
and King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy, becomes Emperor of Ethiopia

1965 A Penzias & R Wilson detect 3øK primordial background radiation
and Explosion at Fukuoka, Japan kills 237 coal miners

1966 2,400 persons attend White House Conference on Civil Rights

1967 Beatles release Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band in US & goes gold
and Mayor-council form of government instituted for Washington, DC

1968 Simon & Garfunkel's "Mrs Robinson" hits #1

1969 Tobacco advertising is banned on Canadian radio & TV

1970 Soyuz 9 launched into Earth orbit for 18 days

1971 Ed Sullivan's final TV show on CBS

1972 Dmitri Sjostakovitsj's 15th Symphony, premieres in West Berlin
and Tswanaland becomes Bophuthatswana in South Africa
and West German police arrest RAF-leader Andreas Baader

1973 Greek Pres Papadopoulos asks for "parliamentary presidential republic"
and Paul McCartney & Wings release "Live & Let Die"

1974 Bundy victim Brenda Ball disappears from Burien, Wash
and Chemical plant explodes in Flixborough Lincs kills 29 in UK

1975 Calif Angel Nolan Ryan 4th no-hitter beats Balt Orioles, 1-0
and Cars in Netherlands must have seatbelts
and Kathy Whiteworth, wins LPGA
and Ron Woods replaces Mick Taylor as Rolling Stone guitarist

1976 Great-Britain & Iceland terminate codfish war

1977 British Virgin Islands adopts constitution
and SC Heerenveen soccer team forms in Heerenveen

1978 High Council destroys judgment against war criminal Pieter Menten

1979 Rhodesian bishop Able Muzorewa becomes premier
and Supersonics beat Bullets for NBA championship, 4 games to 1
and Wings release "Old Siam, Sir"

1980 1st transmission of CNN, Cable News Network
and ANC sets fire to Sasol oil installations in South Africa
and Barbra Streisand appears at an ACLU Benefit in Calif
and H Debehogne discovers asteroids #2543 Machado & #3411
and Ted Turner's Cable News Network begins broadcasting

1984 Douglas H Mitchell, QC of Calgary becomes 6th CFL Commissioner
and KWK-AM in St Louis MO changes call letters to KGLD
and Netherlands' Lubbers govt gives 48 sites for cruise missiles
and Weightlifter Alexander Gunyashev of USSR snatches a record 211 kg

1986 40th Tony Awards: I'm Not Rappaport & Mystery of Edwin Drood win
1988 Train crash in Zeeland Neth, kills 2

1989 Robin Givens & Mike Tyson granted final divorce in NJ

1990 Cowboy Channel on cable TV begins transmitting
and Detroit Pistons beat Trailblazers in Portland for 1st time since 1974
and Dow Jones Avg hits a record high of 2,900.97

1991 Mount Pinatubo (Philippines) erupts for 1st time in 600 years

1992 E Lamps (20 year lightbulb) introduced
and Pitts Penguins sweep Chicago Blackhawks to win Stanley Cup
and Snowfall in Colorado

1993 Brooklyn NY begins recycling
and Connie Chung joins Dan Rather as anchors of CBS Evening News
and Guatemala president Jorge Serrano overthrown by the army
and Melchior Ndadaye elected pres of Burundi

1939 British sub 'Thetis' sank in Liverpool Bay with all 99 aboard.

1965 Explosion at Fukuoka, Japan kills 237 coal miners.

1991 Mount Pinatubo (Phillipines) erupts for 1st time in 600 years.

2004 - Double Murder Trail for Scott Peterson begins!!! Yay!!

Casshew 06-02-2004 08:17 AM

It's June 2nd ~ what happened today?

455 Gaiseric & Vandals sack Rome

575 Benedict I begins his reign as Catholic Pope

657 St Eugene I ends his reign as Catholic Pope

1129 Fulco V's son Godfried marries king Henry I's daughter Mathildis

1619 England & Netherlands signs treaty about business in the Indies

1625 Prince Frederik Henry sworn in as viceroy of Holland/Zealand

1627 English king Charles I establishes Guyana Company

1633 Prince Frederik Henry conquerors fort Rhine at Cologne

1676 Battle at Palermo: French beats Dutch/Spanish fleet

1697 Monarch August van Saksen becomes Catholic

1746 Russia & Austria sign agreements

1780 Anti Catholic demonstration attacks parliament in London

1797 1st ascent of "Great Mountain" (4,622') in Adirondack NY (C Broadhead)

1834 5th national black convention meet (NYC)

1835 P T Barnum & his circus begin 1st tour of US

1851 1st US alcohol prohibition law enacted (Maine)

1857 James Gibbs, Va, patents chain-stitch single-thread sewing machine

1858 Donati Comet 1st seen named after it's discoverer

1862 Gen Robert E Lee takes command of Confederate armies of E VA & NC

and Raid at Early's: Maryland towards Washington DC

1863 Harriet Tubman leads Union guerrillas into Maryland, freeing slaves

1864 Battle of Cold Harbour, Day 2

1865 At Galveston, Kirby-Smith surrenders Trans-Mississippi Dept

1866 Renegade Irish Fenians surrender to US forces

1869 Cleveland's Forest City play their 1st game (vs Cin Red Stockings)

1873 Ground broken on Clay St (SF) for world's 1st cable railroad

1875 James Augustine Healey became 1st Black Catholic Bishop in US

1881 Haarlem-Zandvoort Railway opens

1882 Pierre de Brazza festival welcomed in Paris

1883 1st night baseball under lights, Ft Wayne Indiana
and Chicago's "E" opens to traffic

1886 Grover Cleveland is 1st to wed during presidency (Frances Folsom)

1899 Black Americans observed day of fasting to protest lynchings

1902 2nd statewide initiative & referendum law adopted, in Oregon

1910 1st roundtrip flight over English Channel (C S Rolls, England)
and Pygmies discovered in Dutch New Guinea

1913 1st strike settlement mediated by US Dept of Labor-RR clerks
and Demonstrations for general voting right in Neth

1914 Glenn Curtiss flies his Langley Aerodrome

1919 Pulitzer prize awarded to Carl Sandburg (Cornhuskers)

1920 Pulitzer prize awarded to Eugene O'Neill (Beyond the Horizon)

1922 Suffy McInnis (1st base) ends an errorless string of 1,700 chances

1924 US citizenship granted to all American Indians

1925 NY Yankee Lou Gehrig begins his 2,130 consecutive game streak

1930 1st baby born on a vessel passing through Panama Canal
and Sarah Dickson becomes 1st woman Presbyterian elder in US, Cincinnati

1932 Franz von Papen "Cabinet of the Baron" premieres

1933 WNJ-AM in Newark NJ goes off the air

1936 Gen Anastasio Somoza takes over as dictator of Nicaragua

1940 Heavy German bombing on Dunkirk beach

1943 99th Pursuit Squadron flies 1st combat mission (over Italy)
and German assault on Sebastopol Krim, begins

1944 Generals Eisenhower & Montgomery dine in Portsmouth
and Judendurchgangslager Vught disbands

1946 Italian plebiscite chooses republic over monarchy (National Day)

1947 Hungarian premier Ferenc Nagy resigns

1948 Jerry Mathers (Leave it to Beaver) is born

1949 Transjordan renamed Jordan

1951 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Evangelii praecones

1952 650,000 metal workers go on strike in US

1953 Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in Westminster Abbey

1954 John Costello (Cons) becomes premier of Ireland

1955 Dana Carvey (Comedian) is born

1956 Yugoslav president Tito visits Moscow

1957 US TV interviews Khrushchev

1958 Alan Freed joins WABC (NYC) radio

1959 Allen Ginsberg writes his poem "Lysergic Acid," SF

1964 Lal Bahadur Sjastri elected premier of India
and Rolling Stones 1st US concert tour debuts in Lynn, Mass

1965 2nd of 2 cyclones in less than a month kills 35,000 (Ganges R India)

1966 US Surveyor 1 lands in Oceanus Procellarum; 1st lunar soft-landing

1967 Race riots in Roxbury section of Boston

1968 Canadians must get govt permission to export silver
and WBLG (now WTVQ) TV channel 62 in Lexington, KY (ABC) 1st broadcast

1969 Australian aircraft carrier "Melbourne" slices US destroyer
"Frank E Evans" in half, killing 74 (South Vietnam)

1971 Ajax wins Europe Cup

1972 Dion & the Belmonts reunion concert at Madison Square Garden

1974 Mali adopts constitution
and Malta's constitution goes into effect

1975 1st time snow fell in London in June
and James A Healy, 1st black Roman Catholic bishop, consecrated (Maine)

1976 East-Timor People's Assembly accepts annexation through Indonesia

1977 NJ allows casino gambling in Atlantic City

1979 John Paul II becomes 1st pope to visit a communist country (Poland)
and NASA launches space vehicle S-198

and Pope John Paul II visits Poland

1981 Barbara Walters asks Katharine Hepburn what kind of tree she would be

1983 Toilet catches fire on Air Canada's DC-9, 23 die at Cincinnati

1984 Actress Jill Ireland has a radical mastectomy
and B A Skiff discovers asteroid #3617
and Flight readiness firing of Discovery's main engines

1985 39th Tony Awards: Biloxi Blues & Big River win
and Andreas Papandreous PASOK-party wins election in Greece
and Nancy Lopez beats Alice Miller for the LPGA

1986 NYC transit system issues a new brass with steel bullseye token
and Regular TV coverage of US Senate sessions begins

1989 14 year old Scott Isaacs spells spoliator to win 1989 Spelling Bee
and Cincinnati Red Eric Davis hits for cycle
and Rolling Stones Bill Wyman marries Mandy Smith
10,000 Chinese soldiers are blocked by 100,000 citizens protecting
and students demonstrating for democracy in Tiananmen Square, Beijing

1991 45th Tony Awards: Lost in Yonkers & Will Rogers Follies win

1992 Former NY Giant Coach Bill Parcells undergoes open heart surgery
and Wilson Phillips release their 2nd album "Shadows & Light"

1994 Chinook helicopter crashes in North Scotland (29 killed)
and Indonesian censors ban Steven Spielberg's "Schindler's List"

2004 Websleuther "Hugh" announces he is having a baby!

Wesbsleuther Birthdays today - Graybar-Hotel :HappyBday:HappyBday

Casshew 06-03-2004 06:15 PM

On This Day - June 3

959AD: Edgar, first King of All England, was crowned on Whit Sunday by Dunstan, Archbishop of Canterbury, in the Saxon abbey on the site of the present Bath Abbey.

1899: Johann Strauss the Younger, Austrian composer, violinist and conductor who wrote The Blue Danube waltz, died.

1899: England cricket captain WG Grace played his final Test match, aged 50, against Australia at Trent Bridge.
1901 - Maurice Evans was born
actor: Macbeth, Planet of the Apes, Batman, Bewitched;

1925 - Tony Curtis was born
actor: Some Like It Hot, The Great Impostor, The Defiant Ones, Houdini, Trapeze, The Boston Strangler, Christmas in Connecticut, The Count of Monte Cristo

1929 - Chuck Barris was born
producer: Dating Game, Newlywed Game, Three’s a Crowd; producer/host: The Gong Show; songwriter: Palisades Park; novelist: You and Me, Babe

1931: The Baird Company televised the Epsom Derby, which was transmitted by the BBC.

1937: The Duke of Windsor, the abdicated King Edward VIII, married Mrs Wallis Warfield Simpson in France.

1946: The first bikini bathing suit was unveiled in Paris, invented by Louis Reard, a former motor engineer.

1956: Third class rail travel was abolished in Britain and renamed second class.

1965: The Gemini 4 spaceship was launched, with James McDivitt and Edward White on board. During the flight White became the first American to walk in space.

1971: The longest running comedy in theatre history, No Sex Please We’re British, opened in London, with Michael Crawford in the cast. It closed on September 5, 1987.

1978: The Guinness Book of Records went into the Guinness Book of Records – as the most stolen book from British libraries.

Hugh 06-04-2004 02:44 AM

D Day
Casshew you have a big day soon, June the 6th, TV full of remembrance programmes over here.

Casshew 06-05-2004 10:24 AM

June 4th ~ Today in History!

1674 - Horse racing became a nag to the good people of Massachusetts, because the sport was prohibited in the state.

1816 - The Washington, the first stately double-decker steamboat, was launched at Wheeling, WV.

1738 - King George III - was born
King of Great Britain and Ireland [1760-1811] during time of the American Revolutionary War against the British; died Jan 29, 1820

1831 - The independent constitutional monarchy of Belgium named Prince Leopold as its first king. 109 years later, less one week, King Leopold’s descendant, Leopold III, surrendered to Germany.

1896 - Henry Ford took a trial run in his Ford automobile around the streets of Detroit, MI.

1917 - Laura E. Richards and Maude H. Elliott, along with their assistant, Florence Hall, received the first Pulitzer Prize for a biography. The title of their work was Julia Ward Howe. With Americans of Past and Present Days, by Jean Jules Jusserand, received the first prize for history; while Herbert B. Swope picked up the first reporter’s Pulitzer. He wrote for the New York World. Altogether, these were the very first Pulitzer Prizes ever awarded.

1924 - In memory of all the soldiers from the state of New York who died in the first World War, an eternal light was dedicated at Madison Square in New York City.

1924 - Dennis Weaver - was born
actor: Gunsmoke, McCloud, Gentle Ben, Disaster at Silo 7, Lonesome Dove: The Series

1931 - The first rocket-glider flight was made by William Swan in Atlantic City, NJ.

1934 - The Dorsey Brothers, Tommy and Jimmy, recorded Annie’s Cousin Fanny on the Brunswick label. The track featured trombonist Glenn Miller, who also vocalized on the tune.

1939 - Sylvan Goldman introduced the first grocery-store shopping cart in Oklahoma City, OK. The original shopping cart was actually a folding chair mounted on wheels.

1942 - Glenn Wallichs did what was called ‘promotion’ for Capitol Records in Hollywood. He came up with the idea that he could send copies of Capitol’s new records to influential radio announcers all around the U.S. and, maybe, add to the chances that stations would play the records. The practice would soon become common among most record labels.

1944 - Leonidas Witherall was first broadcast on the Mutual Broadcasting System. Witherall was a detective who looked just like William Shakespeare.

1949 - Jack Kramer defeated Bobby Riggs and won the men’s pro-tennis title.

1962 - The legendary sportscaster Clem McCarthy died. McCarthy was the first to announce the running of the Kentucky Derby back in 1928.

1964 - Sandy Koufax of the Los Angeles Dodgers tied Bob Feller’s 1951 record by pitching a third career no-hit baseball game. Koufax blanked the Philadelphia Phillies 3-0. He struck out a dozen Phillies’ batters.

1974 - Cleveland Indians public relations experts thought that ‘Ten Cent Beer Night’ would bring out the fans and otherwise help the slumping Indians -- a team no one cared to watch. The promotion was a disaster. Oh, sure, there was plenty of dime brew sold at Municipal Stadium that night. But there were soon plenty of drunken, surly, unruly fans, too, which made it possible for the Indians to forfeit the ball game to the Texas Rangers. Municipal Stadium could seat some 60,000 fans and only 22,000 showed up for the frolic and merriment.

1975 - Angelina Jolie - was born
Academy Award-winning supporting actress: Girl, Interrupted; Gia, George Wallace, Cyborg 2, Foxfire, Playing by Heart, Tomb Raider, Original Sin; daughter of actor Jon Voight)

1984 - For the first time in 32 years, golfing-great Arnold Palmer failed to make the cut for the U.S. Open golf tournament. Palmer missed making the tourney by two strokes.

1987 - Edwin Moses, who had won a total of 122 consecutive victories in the 400-meter hurdles, was defeated by Danny Harris in Madrid, Spain. It had been ten years since Moses had lost the event.

1989 - Democracy took a hard blow this day in Peking as the People’s Army of China opened fire on crowds of demonstrators. What began as a student demonstration on behalf of democracy a month and a half earlier, had become a demonstration of hundreds of thousands of people from all walks of life defying the government ban on the students’ action. Armored tanks of the People’s Army literally rolled over demonstrators as the world watched in horror as the tragedy unfolded on live TV. The government issued statements claiming that only a few had died. Other estimates of the deaths in Tiananmen Square ranged from hundreds to several thousand. There is no contradiction of the fact that thousands of demonstrators were later jailed.

Casshew 06-05-2004 10:29 AM

June 5 - What happened today?

1783 - Joseph and Jacques Montgolfier were brothers. They made their first balloon ascension on this day. This means that their balloon went up, successfully, we might add, to 1,500 feet for about ten minutes.

1865 - Rev. Sabine Baring-Gould listened quietly and with pride as his composition, Onward Christian Soldiers, was presented for the first time in Horbury, England.

1876 - For one thin dime, visitors to Philadelphia’s Centennial Exposition were able to buy foil-wrapped bananas, a popular taste treat in the United States. We tried one as an experiment for lunch today -- and heartily agree! It is especially interesting how the aluminum foil creates a kind of buzzing feeling on your teeth as the banana gets chewed up!

1927 - Johnny Weissmuller set a pair of world records in swimming events. Weissmuller, who would soon become Tarzan in the movies, set marks in the 100-yard, and 220-yard, free-style swimming competition.

1941 - Roy Eldridge was featured on trumpet and vocal as drummer Gene Krupa and his band recorded After You’ve Gone for Okeh Records.

1942 - Sammy Kaye and his orchestra recorded the classic I Left My Heart at the Stage Door Canteen for Victor Records.

1952 - ‘Jersey’ Joe Walcott defended his heavyweight-boxing title by out-pointing Ezzard Charles in Philadelphia, PA. Jersey Joe would lose the heavyweight crown four months later to Rocky Marciano.

1956 - Elvis Presley made his second appearance on Milton Berle’s Texaco Star Theatre. Presley sang Heartbreak Hotel, his number one hit. The TV critics were not kind to Elvis’ appearance on the show. They panned him, saying his performance looked “like the mating dance of an aborigine.”

1959 - Bob Zimmerman graduated from high school in Hibbing, MN. Zimmerman was known as a greaser to classmates in the remote rural community, because of his long sideburns and leather jacket. Soon, Zimmerman would be performing at coffee houses at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, and later, in Greenwich Village in New York City. He would also change his name to Bob Dylan (after poet Dylan Thomas, so the story goes).

1964 - David Jones and The King Bees had their first record, Liza Jane, released by Vocalion Records of Great Britain. Less than a decade later, we came to know Jones better as David Bowie.

1967 - Ongoing political problems (control and reunification of Jerusalem, access through the strait of Tiran, control of the West Bank of the Jordan River, etc.) came to a head, causing a major outbreak of hostilities (later referred to as the Six Day War) between Israel and Egypt. The Israelis, who had at first met strong Egyptian resistance, destroyed 50 of Egypt’s tanks and stormed through Gaza, and this was only Day One; the beginning of a quick and ferocious victory for the Israeli ground and air forces, led by Defense Minister Moshe Dayan; and a humiliating defeat for Egypt’s Gamal Abdel Nasser. Both sides are still blaming the other for firing the first shot.

1967 - New franchises in the National Hockey League were awarded to the Minnesota North Stars, the California Golden Seals and the Los Angeles Kings. The North Stars moved to Dallas in the mid-1990s and the Golden Seals are now nonexistent.

1968 - While celebrating his victory in the California Democratic presidential primary in Los Angeles, Senator Robert F. Kennedy (brother of assassinated U.S. President John F. Kennedy) was shot in the head. He died the following day. The gunman, Sirhan Sirhan, was later convicted of the murder.

1972 - Maureen McGovern quit her job as a full-time secretary for a new career as a full-time singer. Maureen was part of a trio before recording as a solo artist in July, Her first song, The Morning After, from the movie, The Poseidon Adventure, was a million-seller. She also sang the theme, Different Worlds, from ABC-TV’s Angie, and Can You Read My Mind from the movie, Superman. Ms. McGovern starred in Pirates of Penzance for 14 months on Broadway.

1973 - The first hole-in-one in the British Amateur golf championship was made this day -- by Jim Crowford of Winston-Salem, NC.

1985 - Steve Cauthen rode Slip Anchor to the winner’s circle. He was the first American jockey in 79 years to win the Epsom Derby, Great Britain’s premier flat racing event.

1987 - Ted Koppel and guests discussed the topic of AIDS for four hours on ABC-TV’s Nightline. It is believed that this was a record for the longest live-TV broadcast, other than of space coverage and political conventions.

Websleuthers having a birthday today ~ sleepingbeauty :blowkiss:

Casshew 06-05-2004 10:36 AM


Originally Posted by Hugh
Casshew you have a big day soon, June the 6th, TV full of remembrance programmes over here.

Hi Hugh ~ yes there is a lot going on here in Canada as well.

In 1994 when I was in he UK we took the hovercraft from Dover to Calais and went to Vimy Ridge ~ quite something to see.

11,000++ Canadian names carved on the memorial at Vimy Ridge

Casshew 06-06-2004 01:07 PM

1674 - Sivaji crowned himself King of India.

1813 - The U.S. invasion of Canada was halted at Stony Creek, Ontario.

1833 - Andrew Jackson became the first U.S. president to ride in a train. It was a B&O passenger train.

1844 - The Young Men's Christian Association was founded in London.

1865 - Confederate raider Wiliam Quantrill died from shot in the back that he received while escaping from a Union patrol near Taylorsville, KY.

1882 - The first electric iron was patented by H.W. Seely.

1890 - The United States Polo Association was formed in New York City, NY

1904 - The National Tuberculosis Association was formed in Atlantic City,NJ

1924 - The German Reichtag accepted the Dawes Plan. It was an American plan to help Germany pay off its war debts.

1925 - Chrysler Corporation was founded by Walter Percy Chrysler.

1932 - In the U.S. the first federal tax on gasoline went into effect. It was a penny per gallon.

1933 - In Camden, N.J. the first drive-in movie theater opened.

1934 -U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt signed the Securities Exchange Act, which established the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

1935 - The Dalai Lama was born.

1936 - The first helicopter was tested in a building in Berlin, Germany.

1941 - The U,S, government authorized the seizure of foreign ships in U.S. ports.

1942 - The first nylon parachute jump was made by Adeline Gray in Hartford,

1942 - Japanese forces retreated in the World War II Battle of Midway. The battle had begun on June 4.

1944 - The D-Day invasion of Europe took place on the beaches of Normandy, France. 400,000 Allied American, British and Canadian troops were involved.

1946 - The Basketball association of American was formed in New York City, NY
1966 - James Meridith was shot and wounded while on a solo march in Mississippi to promote voter registration among blacks.

1968 - U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy died at 1:44am in Los Angeles after being shot by Sirhan Sirhan. Kennedy was was shot the evening before while campaigning for the Democratic presidential nomination.

1971 - "The Ed Sullivan Show" aired for the last time. It was canceled after 23 years on the air. Gladys Knight and the Pips were the musical guests on show.

1978 - "20/20" debuted on ABC.

1982 - Israel invaded southern Lebanon in an effort to drive PLO guerrillas out of Beirut.

1985 - The body of Nazi war criminal Dr. Josef Mengele was located and exhumed near Sao Paolo, Brazil. Mengele was known as the "Angel of Death."

1993 - Mongolia held its first direct presidential elections.

2001 - U.S. District Court Judge Matsch rejected a request to delay the execution of convicted Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh. The date was left at June 11

Casshew 06-07-2004 08:43 AM

June 7th ~ here is what happened on this day

1498 - Christopher Columbus left on his third voyage of exploration.

1546 - Peace of Ardes ended the war between France and England.

1654 - Louis XIV was crowned king of France.

1712 - The Pennsylvania Assembly banned the importation of slaves.

1775 - The United Colonies changed their name to the United States

1776 - Richard Henry Lee of Virginia proposed to the Continental Congress a resolution calling for a Declaration of Independence.

1860 - The book, "Malaeska, the Indian Wife of the White Hunter" by Mrs. Ann Stevens, was offered for sale for a dime. It was the first "dime novel."

1863 - Mexico City was captured by French troops.

1892 - J.F. Palmer patented the cord bicycle tire.

1892 - John Joseph Doyle became the first pinch-hitter in baseball when he was used in a game.

1900 - Boxer rebels cut the rail links between Peking and Tientsin in China.

1903 - Professor Pierre Curie revealed the discovery of Polonium.

1909 - Mary Pickford made her motion picture debut in "The Violin Maker of Cremona."

1917 - Dean Martin was born

1929 - The sovereign state of Vatican City came into existence as copies of the Lateran Treaty were exchanged in Rome.

1932 - Over 7,000 war veterans marched on Washington, demanding their bonuses.

1935 - Pierre Laval received emergency powers to save the franc.

1937 - The cover of "LIFE" magazine showed the latest in campus fashions of the times, which included saddle shoes.

1939 - King George VI and his wife, Queen Elizabeth, arrived in the US It was the first visit to the US by a reigning British monarch.

1942 - The Battle of Midway ended. The sea and air battle lasted 4 days. Japan lost four carriers, a cruiser, and 292 aircraft, and suffered 2,500 casualties. The U.S. lost the Yorktown, the destroyer USS Hammann, 145 aircraft, and suffered 307 casualties.

1942 - Japan landed troops on the islands of Attu and Kiska in the Aleutians. The U.S. invaded and recaptured the Alutians one year later.

1944 - Off of the coast of Normandy, France, the Susan B. Anthony sank. All 2,689 people aboard survived.

1948 - The Communists completed their takeover of Czechoslovakia.

1955 - "The $64,000 Question" premiered.

1965 - Sony Corporation unveiled its brand new consumer home videotape recorder. The black and white only unit sold for $995.

1965 - In the U.S., the Gemini 4 mission was completed. The mission featured the first spacewalk by an American.

1968 - In Operation Swift Saber, US Marines swept an area 10 miles northwest of Danang in South Vietnam.

1972 - The musical "Grease" opened on Broadway. It had been playing off-Broadway for about 4 months.

1976 - "The NBC Nightly News", with John Chancellor and David Brinkley, aired for the first time.

1981 - Anna Kournikova was born

1993 - Woody Allen lost his custody battle against Mia Farrow.

1993 - Prince changed his name to an unpronounceable symbol.

1994 - The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia declared the RMS Titanic, Inc. (RMST) salvor-in-possession of the wreck and the wreck site of the RMS Titanic.

1998 - James Byrd Jr., at age 49, was murdered in Jasper, TX Byrd had been dragged to death behind a pickup truck. On February 25, 1999 William King was sentenced to the death penalty for the racial crime while two other men charged awaited trial.

2000 - U.S. Federal Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson ordered the breakup of Microsoft Corporation.

2002 - Michael Skakel was convicted of beating his neighbor Martha Moxley to death in 1975. The two were 15 years old at the time.

2002 - In Chicago, IL - R. Kelly was booked on child pornography charges. He had been arrested two days before and released after posting bond.

Websleuther's having a birthday today ~ Checko :blowkiss:

Love_Mama 06-07-2004 03:56 PM

On June 7, 1958 I was going to have my first child in THREE days'!

Just trying to keep this going Cass.......
what a neat thread! I've never been here before....


Casshew 06-08-2004 08:53 AM

It is June 8th ~ What happened today?

0452 - Italy was invaded by Attila the Hun.

0793 - The Vikings raided the Northumbrian coast of England.

1783 - Iceland’s Laki volcano erupted and continued to spew lava for eight months. 9,350 people were killed and famine started and lasted until 1790.

1786 - In New York City, commercial ice cream was manufactured for the first time.

1790 - The first loan for the US was repaid. The Temporary Loan of 1789 was negotiated and secured on September 18, 1789 by Alexander Hamilton.

1861 - Tennessee voted to secede from the Union and joined the Confederacy.

1866 - Prussia annexed the region of Holstein.

1869 - Ives W. McGaffey received a US patent for the suction vacuum cleaner.

1872 - The penny postcard was authorized by the US Congress.

1904 - US Marines landed in Tangiers, Morocco, to protect US citizens.

1915 - US Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan resigned in a disagreement over US handling of the sinking of the Lusitania.

1947 - "Lassie" debuted on ABC radio. It was a 15-minute show.

1948 - Milton Berle hosted "Texaco Star Theater" NBC-TV. It was the show's debut.

1953 - The US Supreme Court outlawed segregated restaurants in Washington, DC

1961 - The Milwaukee Braves set a mjor league baseball record when four consecutive home runs in the seventh inning.

1965 - US troops in South Vietnam were given orders to begin fighting offensively.

1967 - Israeli airplanes attacked the USS Liberty in the Mediterranean during the 6-Day War between Israel and its Arab neighbors. 34 US Navy crewmen were killed. Israel later called the incident a tragic mistake due to the mis-identification of the ship. The US has never publicly investigated the incident.

1968 - James Earl Ray was captured at the London Airport. He was suspected of assassinating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

1969 - The New York Yankees retired Mickey Mantle's number (7).

1978 - A jury in Clark County, Nevada ruled that the "Mormon will," was a forgery. The work was supposedly written by Howard Hughes.

1982 - US President Reagan became the first American chief executive to address a joint session of the British Parliament.

1986 - The Boston Celtics won their 16th NBA championship.

1987 - Fawn Hill began testifying in the Iran-Contra hearings.

1991 - A victory parade was held in Washington, DC to honor veterans of the Persian Gulf War.

1994 - The warring factions in Bosnia agreed to a one-month cease-fire.

1995 - US Air Force pilot Captain Scott O'Grady was resuced byUS Marines after surviving alone in Bosnia after his F-16 fighter was shot down.

1996 - China set off an underground nuclear test blast.

1998 - The National Rifle Association elected Charlton Heston to be its president.

1998 - In the USthe FTC brought an antitrust complaint against Intel Corp., alleging its policies punished other developers of microprocessor chips.

1998 - Honda agreed to pay $17.1 million for disconnecting anti-pollution devices in 1.6 million cars.

1998 - The space shuttle Discovery pulled away from Mir, ending Americas three-year partnership with Russia.

2000 - The Dallas Stars and the New Jersey Devils played the NHL's longest scoreless game in Stanley Cup finals history. The fifth game of the series lasted 106 minutes and 21 seconds. The game ended with a goal by Mike Madano that allowed the Stars to play a game six back in Dallas.

2001 - Marc Chagall's painting "Study for 'Over Vitebsk" was stolen from the Jewish Museum in New York City. The 8x10 painting was valued at about $1 million. A group called the International Committee for Art and Peace later announced that they would return the painting after the Israelis and Palestinians made peace

2004 - The transit of Venus. The planet Venus moves between the Earth and the Sun, visable for the first time in over 120 years.

Websleuther's Birthdays today ~ Coolmomof4 :blowkiss:

Casshew 06-09-2004 07:31 AM

Welcome to June 9th

68 A.D. - Roman Emperor Nero committed suicide.

1064 - Coimbra, Portugal fell to Ferdinand, the King of Castile.

1534 - Jacques Cartier became the first to sail into the river he named Saint Lawrence.

1790 - John Barry copyrighted "Philadelphia Spelling Book." It was the first American book to be copyrighted.

1790 - Civil war broke out in Martinique.

1860 - "Malaeska: The Indian Wife of the White Hunter" was published. It was the first dime novel.

1861 - Mary Ann "Mother" Bickerdyke began working in Union hospitals.

1923 - Bulgaria’s government was overthrown by the military.

1931 - Robert H. Goddard patented a rocket-fueled aircraft design.

1934 - Donald Duck made his debut in "The Wise Little Hen."

1940 - Norway surrendered to the Nazis during World War II.

1943 - The withholding tax on payrolls was authorized by the U.S. Congress.

1945 - Japanese Premier Kantaro Suzuki declared that Japan would fight to the last rather than accept unconditional surrender.

1946 - Mel Ott (with the New York Giants) became the first manager to be ejected from a doubleheader (both games).

1953 - A tornado struck Worcester, Massachusetts, killing about 100 people.

1959 - The first ballistic missile carrying submarine, the USS George Washington, was launched.

1965 - Michel Jazy ran the mile in 3 minutes, 53.6 seconds. He broke the record set by Peter Snell in 1964.

1972 - American advisor John Paul Vann was killed in a helicopter accident in Vietnam.

1978 - Leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints struck down a 148-year-old policy of excluding black men from the Mormon priesthood.

1980 - Richard Pryor was severely burned by a "free-base" mixture that exploded. He was hospitalized more than two months.

1985 - Thomas Sutherland, an American educator, was kidnapped in Lebanon. He was not released until November 1991.

1985 - The Los Angeles Lakers won the NBA title by defeating the Boston Celtics.

1986 - The Rogers Commission released a report on the Challenger disaster. The report explained that the spacecraft blew up as a result of a failure in a solid rocket booster joint.

1998 - In Jasper, TX, three white men were charged in the dragging death of African-American James Byrd Jr.

1999 - NATO and Yugoslavia signed a peace agreement over Kosovo.

2000 - The U.S. Justice Department announced that it had not uncovered reliable evidence of conspiracy behind 1968 assissination of Martin Luther King Jr.

2000 - Canada and the United States signed a border security agreement. The agreement called for the establishment of a border-enforcement team.

2000 - The U.S. House of Representatives voted to repeal gift and estate taxes. The bill called for the taxes to be phased out over 10 years.

2001 - Patrick Roy (Colorado Avalanche) became the first National Hockey League (NHL) player to win three Conn Smythe Trophies. The award is given to the playoff's Most Valuable Player.

Websleuther's having birthday today ~ Mountaingal :p :)

Casshew 06-10-2004 08:49 AM

It's June 10th ~ something interesting must have happened today

1190 - Roman Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa drowned in the Saleph River while leading an army of the Third Crusade to free Jerusalem.

1776 - The Continental Congress appointed a committee to write a Declaration of Independence.

1793 - The Jardin des Plantes zoo opened in Paris. It was the first public zoo.

1801 - The North African State of Tripoli declared war on the US The dispute was over merchant vessels being able to travel safely through the Mediterranean.

1806 - New York's "Commercial Advertiser" became the first US newspapter to cover the sport of harness racing.

1854 - The USNaval Academy in Annapolis, MD held its first graduation.

1889 - Hattie McDaniel was born. She, for her role in "Gone With the Wind," was the first African-American to win an Academy Award.

1898 - USMarines landed in Cuba during the Spanish-American War.

1902 - The "outlook" or "see-through" envelope was patented by Americus F. Callahan.

1909 - The SOS distress signal was used for the first time. The Cunard liner SS Slavonia used the signal when it wrecked off the Azores.

1916 - Mecca, under control of the Turks, fell to the Arabs during the Great Arab Revolt.

1920 - The Republican convention in Chicago endorsed woman suffrage.

1924 - The Italian socialist leader Giacomo Matteotti was kidnapped and murdered by Fascists in Rome.

1924 - The Republican National Convention was broadcast by NBC radio. It was the first political convention to be on radio.

1925 - The state of Tennessee adopted a new biology text book that denied the theory of evolution.

1935 - Alcoholic Anonymous was founded by William G. Wilson and Dr. Robert Smith.

1940 - Italy declared war on France and Britain. In addition, Canada declared war on Italy.

1942 - The Gestapo massacred 173 male residents of Lidice, Czechoslovakia, in retaliation for the killing of a Nazi official.

1943 - Laszlo Biro patented his ballpoint pen. Biro was a Hungarian journalist.

1943 - The Allies began bombing Germany around the clock.

1944 - The youngest pitcher in major league baseball pitched his first game. Joe Nuxhall was 15 years old (and 10 months and 11 days).

1946 - Italy established a republic replacing its monarchy.

1948 - Chuck Yeager exceeded the speed of sound in the Bell XS-1.

1954 - General Motors announced the gas turbine bus had been produced successfully.

1967 - Israel and Syria agreed to a cease-fire that ended the Six-Day War.

1970 - A fifteen-man group of special forces troops began training for Operation Kingpin. The operation was a POW rescue mission in North Vietnam.

1971 - The US ended a 21-year trade embargo of China.

1977 - James Earl Ray escaped with 6 others from Brushy Mountain State Prison in Tennesee Ray was recaptured June 13, 1977.

1983 - Johnny Bench announced his plans to retire. He was a catcher in the major leagues for 16 years.

1984 - The US Army successfully tested an antiballistic missile.

1985 - Frank Sinatra was portrayed as a friend of organized crime in a "Doonesbury" comic strip. Over 800 newspapers carried the panel.

1985 - The Israeli army pulled out of Lebanon after 1,099 days of occupation.

1987 - An earthquake hit 15 states from Iowa to SC

1988 - Author Louis L'Amour died at age 80.

1990 - The Civic Forum movement won Czechoslovakia's first free elections since 1946. The movement was founded by President Vaclav Havel.

1990 - Bulgaria's former Communist Party won the country's first free elections in more than four decades.

1993 - It was announced by scientists that genetic material was extracted from an insect that lived when dinosaurs roamed the Earth.

1994 -US President Clinton intensified sanctions against Haiti's military leaders. US commercial air travel was suspended along with most financial transactions between Haiti and the US

1995 - 26 people were killed in Medellin, Columbia, by a bomb blast that was blamed on drug traffickers.

1996 - The Colorado Avalanche defeated the Florida Panthers in a 1-0 triple overtime game. The win ended a four-game sweep for the Stanley Cup.

1996 - Britain and Ireland opened Northern Ireland peace talks. The IRA's political arm Sinn Fein was excluded.

1997 - Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot killed his defense chief Son Sen and 11 members of his family. He then fled his northern stronghold. The news did not emerge for three days.

1998 - The WI Supreme Court ruled that poor children in Milwaukee could attend religious schools at taxpayer expense.

1999 - NATO suspended air strikes in Yugoslavia after Slobodan Milosevic agreed to withdraw his forces from Kosovo.

Websleuther's having birthdays today ~ Zak :blowkiss:

Casshew 06-11-2004 08:56 AM

On this Day ~ June 11th

1346 - Charles IV of Luxembourg was elected Holy Roman Emperor in Germany.
1488 - James III of Scotland was murdered after his defeat at the Battle of Sauchieburn, Stirling. He was succeeded by his son James IV.

1509 - King Henry VIII married his first of six wives, Catherine of Aragon.

1770 - Captain James Cook discovered the Great Barrier Reef off of Australia when he ran aground.

1776 - In America, the Continental Congress formed a committee to draft a Declaration of Independence from Britain.

1793 - Robert Haeterick was issued the first patent for a stove.

1798 - Napoleon Bonaparte took the island of Malta.

1847 - Sir John Franklin died in Canada while attempting to discover the Northwest Passage. Franklin was an English naval officer and an Arctic explorer.

1880 - Jeanette Rankin was born. She became the first woman elected to the US Congress.

1889 - The Washington Business High School opened in Washington, DC It was the first school devoted to business in the U.S.

1895 - Charles E. Duryea received the first US patent granted to an American inventor for a gasoline-driven automobile.

1903 - King Alexander and Queen Draga of Serbia were murdered in a coup by members of the Serbian army.

1910 - Jacques-Yves Cousteau was born. He was the French underwater explorer that invented the Aqua-Lung diving apparatus.

1912 - Silas Christoferson became the first pilot to take off from the roof of a hotel.

1915 - British troops took Cameroon in Africa.

1919 - Sir Barton became the first horse to capture the Triple Crown when he won the Belmont Stakes in New York City.

1927 - Charles A. Lindberg was presented the first Distinguished Flying Cross.

1930 - William Beebe dove to a record-setting depth of 1,426 feet off the coast of Bermuda. He used a diving chamber called a bathysphere.

1934 - The Disarmament Conference in Geneva ended in failure.

1936 - The Presbyterian Church of America was formed in Philadelphia,PA

1940 - The Italian Air Force bombed the British fortress at Malta in the Mediterranean.

1942 - The US and the Soviet Union signed a lend lease agreement to aid the Soviets in their effort in World War II.

1943 - During World War II, the Italian island of Pantelleria surrendered after a heavy air bombardment.

1945 - Adrienne Barbeau was born

1947 - The US government announced an end sugar rationing.

1950 - Ben Hogan returned to tournament play after a near fatal car accident. He won the US Open.

1955 - In France, 80 people were killed and more than 100 were injured when three cars crashed on the Le Mans racetrack. The cars had ploughed into the spectator's grandstand.

1956 - Joe Montana was born

1963 - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was arrested in Florida for trying to integrate restaurants.

1963 - Buddhist monk Quang Duc immolated himself on a Saigon street to protest the government of South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem.

1963 - Alabama Gov. George Wallace allowed two black students to enroll at the University of Alabama.

1967 - Israel and Syria accepted a U.N. cease-fire.

1972 - Hank Aaron tied the National League record for 14 grand-slam home runs in a career.

1973 - After a ruling by the Justice Department of the State of Pennsylvania, women were licensed to box or wrestle.

1977 - In the Netherlands, a 19-day hostage situation came to an end when Dutch marines stormed a train and a school being held by South Moluccan extremist. Two hostages and the six terrorists were killed.

1981 - The first major league baseball player's strike began. It would last for two months.

1981 - In Iran, more than 1,000 people were killed in an earthquake that measured 6.8 on the Richter Scale. The town of Golbaf in the Kermin province was destroyed.

1982 - Steven Spielberg's movie "E.T." opened.

1985 - Karen Ann Quinlan died at age 31. Quinlan was a comatose patient whose case prompted a historic right-to-die court decision.

1987 - Margaret Thatcher became the first British prime minister in 160 years to win a third consecutive term of office.

1990 - The US Supreme Court struck down a law that would prohibit the desecration of the American Flag.

1991 - Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines erupted. The eruption of ash and gas could be seen for more than 60 miles.

1993 - The US Supreme Court ruled that people who commit "hate crimes" could be sentenced to extra punishment. The court also ruled in favor of religious groups saying that they indeed had a constitutional right to sacrifice animals during worship services.

1993 - Steven Spielberg's movie "Jurassic Park" opened.

1994 - A car bomb blew up in Guadalajara, Mexico killing five people. The bombing was believed to be drug related.

1998 - Mitsubishi of America agreed to pay $34 million to end the largest sexual harassment case filed by the U.S. government. The federal lawsuit claimed that hundreds of women at a plant in Normal, IL had endured groping and crude jokes from male workers.

1998 - Pakistan announced moratorium on nuclear testing and offered to talk with India over disputed Kashmir.

Websleuther's having birthdays today ~ Shae209 :HappyBday

Hugh 06-11-2004 11:12 AM

What a day
Henry VIII marries by far his best wife and Joe Montana was born, those pesky scots lost a king as well I may have a few beers on that lot tonight

Casshew 06-12-2004 11:07 AM

It is June 12th ~ What Happened today?

1099 - Crusade leaders visited the Mount of Olives where they met a hermit who urged them to assault Jerusalem.

1442 - Alfonso V of Aragon was crowned King of Naples.

1665 - England installed a municipal government in New York. The was the former Dutch settlement of New Amsterdam.

1667 - The first human blood transfusion was administered by Dr. Jean Baptiste. He successfully transfused the blood of a sheep to a 15-year old boy.

1812 - Napoleon's invasion of Russia began.

1838 - The Iowa Territory was organized.

1839 - Abner Doubleday created the game of baseball, according to the legend. However, evidence has surfaced that indicates that the game of baseball was played before 1800.

1849 - The gas mask was patented by L.P. Haslett.

1897 - Carl Elsener patented his penknife. The object later became known as the Swiss army knife.

1898 - Philippine nationalists declared their independence from Spain.

1900 - The Reichstag approved a second law that would allow the expansion of the German navy.

1901 - Cuba agreed to become an American protectorate by accepting the Platt Amendment.

1912 - Lillian Russel retired from the stage and was married for the fourth time.

1918 - The first airplane bombing raid by an American unit occurred on World War I's Western Front in France.

1921 - U.S. President Warren Harding urged every young man to attend military training camp.

1923 - Harry Houdini, while suspended upside down 40 feet above the ground, escaped from a strait jacket.

1926 - Brazil quit the League of Nations in protest over plans to admit Germany.

1929 - Anne Frank was born in Germany. She wrote in her diary about growing up in occupied Amsterdam during World War II. She died in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in March 1945.

1931 - Al Capone and 68 of his henchmen were indicted for violating U.S. Prohibition laws.

1935 - U.S. Senator Huey Long of Louisiana made the longest speech on Senate record. The speech took 15 1/2 hours and was filled by 150,000 words.

1935 - The Chaco War was ended with a truce. Bolivia and Paraguay had been fighting since 1932.

1937 - The Soviet Union executed eight army leaders under Joseph Stalin.

1939 - The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum was dedicated in Cooperstown, New York. This was exactly one hundred years to the day on which the game was invented by Abner Doubleday.

1944 - Chinese Communist leader Mao Tse-tung announced that he would support Nationalist leader Chiang Kai-shek in the war against Japan.

1948 - Ben Hogan won his first U.S. Open golf classic.

1963 - "Cleopatra" starring Elizabeth Taylor, Rex Harrison, and Richard Burton premiered at the Rivoli Theatre in New York City.

1963 - Civil rights leader Medgar Evers was fatally shot in front of his home in Jackson, MS.

1967 - State laws which prohibited interracial marriages were ruled unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court.

1971 - Tricia Nixon and Edward F. Cox were married in the White House Rose Garden.

1975 - Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was found guilty of corrupt election practices in 1971.

1978 - David Berkowitz, the "Son of Sam" killer in New York, was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for six killings.

1979 - Bryan Allen flew the Gossamer Albatross, man powered, across the English Channel.

1981 - Major league baseball players began an 49 day strike. The issue was free-agent compensation.

1982 - 75,000 people rallied against nuclear weapons in New York City's Central Park. Jackson Browne, James Taylor, Bruce Springsteen, and Linda Ronstadt were in attendance.

1985 - Wayne "The Great One" Gretsky was named winner of the NHL's Hart Trophy. The award is given to the the league Most Valuable Player.

1985 - The U.S. House of Representatives approved $27 million in aid to the Nicaraguan contras.

1986 - South Africa declared a national state of emergency. Virtually unlimited power was given to security forces and restrictions were put on news coverage of the unrest.

1987 - Central African Republic's former emperor Jean-Bedel Bokassa was sentenced to death for crimes he had committed during his 13-year rule.

1987 - President Reagan publicly challenged Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall.

1990 - The parliament of the Russian Federation formally declared its sovereignty.

1991 - Russians went to the election polls and elected Boris N. Yeltsin as the president of their republic.

1991 - The Chicago Bulls won their first NBA championship. The Bulls beat the Los Angeles Lakers four games to one.

1992 - In a letter to the U.S. Senate, Russian Boris Yeltsin stated that in the early 1950's the Soviet Union had shot down nine U.S. planes and held 12 American survivors.

1994 - Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman were murdered outside her home in Los Angeles. O.J. Simpson was later acquitted of the killings, but he was held liable in a civil suit.

1996 - In Philadelphia a panel of federal judges blocked a law against indecency on the internet. The panel said that the 1996 Communications Decency Act would infringe upon the free speech rights of adults.

1997 - Interleague play began in baseball, ending a 126-year tradition of separating the major leagues until the World Series.

1997 - The U.S. Treasury Department unveiled a new $50 bill meant to be more counterfeit-resistant.

1998 - Compaq Computer paid $9 billion for Digital Equipment Corp. in largest high-tech acquisition.

1998 - A jury in Hattiesburg, MS, convicted 17-year-old Luke Woodham of killing two students and wounding seven others at Pearl High School.

1999 - NATO peacekeeping forces entered the province of Kosovo in Yugoslavia.

2003 - In Arkansas, Terry Wallis spoke for the first time in nearly 19 years. Wallis had been in a coma since July 13, 1984, after being injured in a car accident.

Websleuthers having birthdays today are kato & 2luvmy :blowkiss:

Casshew 06-13-2004 09:15 AM

June 12th ~ Today in History

1415 - Henry the Navigator, the prince of Portugal, embarked on an expedition to Africa.

1777 - Marquis de Lafayette landed in the United States.

1789 - Ice cream was served to General George Washington by Mrs. Alexander Hamilton.

1825 - Walter Hunt patented the safety pin. Hunt then then sold the rights for $400.

1886 - King Ludwig II of Bavaria drowned in Lake Starnberg.

1888 - The U.S. Congress created the Department of Labor.

1898 - The Canadian Yukon Territory was organized.

1900 - China's Boxer Rebellion against foreigners and Chinese Christians erupted into violence.

1912 - Captain Albert Berry made the first successful parachute jump from an airplane in Jefferson, Mississippi.

1913 - Ralph Edwards, the host of "This is Your Life" and "Truth or Consequences" was born. Ronald Reagan was the only person to ever substitute for him.

1920 - The U.S. Post Office Department ruled that children may not be sent by parcel post.

1922 - Charlie Osborne started the longest attack on hiccups. He hiccuped over 435 million times before stopping. He died in 1991, 11 months after his hiccups ended.

1923 - The French set a trade barrier between the occupied Ruhr and the rest of Germany.

1927 - Charles Lindbergh was honored with a ticker-tape parade in New York City.

1927 - For the first time an American Flag was displayed from the right hand of the Statue of Liberty.

1940 - Paris was evacuated before the German advance on the city.

1943 - German spies landed on Long Island, New York. They were soon captured.

1944 - Germany launched 10 of its new V1 rockets against Britain from a position near the Channel coast. Of the 10 rockets only 5 landed in Britain and only one managed to kill (6 people in London).

1944 - Marvin Camras patented the wire recorder.

1949 - Bao Dai entered Saigon to rule Vietnam. He had been installed by the French.

1951 - U.N. troops seized Pyongyang, North Korea.

1953 - Tim Allen was born

1966 - The landmark "Miranda vs. Arizona" decision was issued by the U.S. Supreme Court. The decision ruled that criminal suspects had to informed of their constitutional rights before being questioned by police.

1967 - Solicitor General Thurgood Marshall was nominated by President Lyndon B. Johnson to become the first black justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.

1971 - The New York Times began publishing the "Pentagon Papers". The articles were a secret study of America's involvement in Vietnam.

1975 - John Lennon made his last TV appearance to sing "Imagine."

1977 - James Earl Ray was recaptured after his escape from prison 3 days earlier.

1978 - Israelis withdrew the last of their invading forces from Lebanon.

1979 - Sioux Indians were awarded $105 million in compensation for the U.S. seizure in 1877 of their Black Hills in South Dakota.

1981 - At a parade in London a teen-ager fired six-blank shots at Queen Elizabeth II.

1983 - The unmanned U.S. space probe Pioneer 10 became the first spacecraft to leave the solar system. It was launched March 3, 1972.

1986 - Mary Kate & Ashley Olsen were born

1988 - The Ligger Group, a cigarette manufacturer, was found liable for a lung-cancer death. They were, however, found innocent by the federal jury of misrepresenting the risks of smoking.

1989 - The Detroit Pistons won their first National Basketball Association title. They beat the L.A. Lakers in four games.

1989 - U.S. President George Bush exercised his first Presidential veto on a bill dealing with minimum wage.

1991 - In the first round of the U.S. Open golf tournament a spectator was killed when lightning struck.

1992 - Future U.S. President Bill Clinton criticized rap singer Sister Souljah for making remarks "filled with hatred" towards whites.

1994 - A jury in Anchorage, Alaska, found Exxon Corp. and Captain Joseph Hazelwood to be reckless in the Exxon Valdez oil spill.

1994 - O.J. Simpson was questioned by Los Angeles police concerning the deaths of his ex-wife and her friend, Ronald Goldman.

1995 - France announced that they would conduct eight more nuclear tests in the South Pacific.

1996 - In Montana, the 81-day standoff between the Freemen and the FBI ended when the anti-government group surrendered.

1997 - The same Denver jury that convicted Timothy McVeigh of the 1995 bombing of a federal building in Oklahama City recommended the death penalty for his crime.

2000 - Julius "Dr. J." Erving issued a public appeal for help finding his 19-year-old son, Cory. Cory had been missing since May 28, 2000. His body was found July 6, 2000.

2000 - In Pyongyang, North Korea's leader Kim Jong Il welcomed South Korea's President Kim Dae for a three-day summit. It was the first such meeting between the leaders of North and South Korea.

Birthdays today at Websleuths ~ wannabike :D

Casshew 06-14-2004 08:30 AM

June 14 ~ was it a good day?

1381 - The Peasant’s Revolt, led by Wat Tyler, climaxed when rebels marched on London. They plundered, burned and captured the Tower of London and killed the Archbishop of Canterbury. The revolt was in response to a statute intended to hold down wages during a labor shortage.

1775 - The United States Army was founded by the Continental Congress.

1777 - The Continental Congress in Philadelphia adopted the "Stars and Stripes" as the national flag of the United States.

1789 - Captain William Bligh of the HMS Bounty arrived in Timor in a small boat.
1834 - Cyrus Hall McCormick received a patent for his reaping machine.

1834 - Isaac Fischer Jr. patented sandpaper.

1841 - The first Canadian parliament opened in Kingston.

1846 - A group of US settlers in Sonoma proclaimed the Republic of California.

1864 - Alois Alzheimer was born. He was a psychiatrist/pathologist, and in 1907 he wrote an article describing the disease that is named for him.

1893 - Philadelphia observed the first Flag Day.

1900 - Hawaii became a US territory.

1907 - Women in Norway won the right to vote.

1917 - General John Pershing arrived in Paris during World War I.

1919 - The first non-stop trans-Atlantic flight began. Captain John Alcot and Lt. Arthur Brown flew from Newfoundland to Ireland.

1922 - Warren G. Harding became the first US president to be heard on radio. The event was the dedication of the Francis Scott Key memorial at Fort McHenry.

1927 - President Porfirio Diaz of Nicaragua signed a treaty with the US allowing American intervention in his country.

1932 - US Representative Edward Eslick died on the floor of the House of Representatives while pleading for the passage of the bonus bill.

1940 - The Nazis opened their concentration camp at Auschwitz in German-occupied Poland.

1940 - German troops entered Paris. As Paris became occupied loud speakers announced the implementation of a curfew being imposed for 8 p.m.

1943 - The US Supreme Court ruled that schoolchildren could not be made to salute the US flag if doing so conflicted with their religious beliefs.

1944 - SixtyUS B-29 Superfortress' attacked an iron and steel works factory on Honshu Island. It was the first U.S. raid against mainland Japan.

1945 - Burma was liberated by Britain.

1946 - Donald Trump was born

1949 - The state of Vietnam was formed.

1951 - "Univac I" was unveiled. It was a computer designed for the US Census Bureau and billed as the world's first commercial computer.

1952 - The Nautilus was dedicated. It was the first nuclear powered submarine.

1954 - US President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed an order adding the words "under God" to the Pledge of Allegiance.

1954 - Americans took part in the first nation-wide civil defense test against atomic attack.

1961 - Boy George was born

1965 - Paul McCartney recorded "Yesterday."

1967 - Mariner 5 was launched from Cape Kennedy,FL The space probe's flight took it past Venus.

1969 - Steffi Graf

1982 - Argentine forces surrendered to British troops on the Falkland Islands.

1983 - Pioneer 10 left the solar system. The probe was launched March 2 1972 and sent back the first up-close images of the planet Jupiter.

1983 - Five people were killed in a wing of a Ramada Inn in Fort Worth, TX The fire began in stacked rolls of carpet and padding, the fumes that ensued were toxic.

1985 - The 17-day hijacking of TWA flight 847 began. The hijackers were Lebanese Shiite Muslim extremists.

1987 - The Los Angeles Lakers won the NBA title by defeating the defending Boston Celtics.

1989 - Former US President Reagan received an honorary knighthood from Britain's Queen Elizabeth II.

1989 - Zsa Zsa Gabor was arrested in Beverly Hills for slapping a motorcycle policeman.

1990 - The US Supreme Court upheld police checkpoints that are used to examine drivers for signs of intoxication.

1992 - The Chicago Bulls won the NBA championship beating the Portland Trailblazers.

1994 - The New York Rangers won the Stanley Cup by defeating the Vancouver Canucks. It was the first time the Rangers had won the cup in 54 years.

1995 - Michael Jackson appeared on TV with his wife Lisa Marie Presley in a live interview with Diane Sawyer.

1996 - The FBI released that the White House had done bureau background reports on at leat 408 people without justification.

2002 - Twelve people were killed and 50 were injured when a car bomb was used to attack the U.S. consulate in Karachi, Pakistan.

2002 - Actor Kirk Douglas received the UCLA Medal. The award is presented to people for cultural, political and humanitarian achievements.

Websleuther's Birthdays today ~ :blowkiss: Jade7777 & sassyfrass :blowkiss:

Casshew 06-15-2004 08:34 AM

Today is June 15th ~ think anything good happened?

1215 - King John of England put his seal on the Magna Carta.

1330 - Edward the Black was born

1381 - The English peasant revolt was crushed in London.

1389 - Ottoman Turks crushed Serbia in the Battle of Kosovo.

1607 - Colonists in North America completed James Fort in Jamestown.

1752 - Benjamin Franklin experimented by flying a kite during a thunderstorm. The result was a little spark that showed the relationship between lightning and electricity.

1775 - George Washington was appointed head of the Continental Army by the Second Continental Congress.

1836 - Arkansas became the 25th U.S. state.

1844 - Charles Goodyear was granted a patent for the process that strengthens rubber.

1846 - The United States and Britain settled a boundary dispute concerning the boundary between the U.S. and Canada, by signing a treaty.

1864 - An order to establish a military burial ground was signed by Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton. The location later became known as Arlington National Cemetery.

1866 - Prussia attacked Austria.

1877 - Henry O. Flipper became the first African American to graduate from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

1898 - The U.S. House of representatives approved the annexation of Hawaii.

1904 - The steamboat General Slocum erupted in fire killing more than 1,000 in New York City's East River.

1909 - Benjamin Shibe patented the cork center baseball.

1911 - The Computing-Tabulating-Recording Co. was incorporated in the state of New York. The company was later renamed International Business Machines (IBM) Corp.

1916 - U.S. President Woodrow Wilson signed a bill incorporating the Boy Scouts of America.

1917 - Great Britain pledged the release of all the Irish captured during the Easter Rebellion of 1916.

1919 - Captain John Alcock and Lt. Arthur W. Brown won $50,000 for successfully completing the first, non-stop trans-Atlantic plane flight.

1932 - Gaston Means was sentenced to 15 years for fraud in the Lindbergh baby kidnapping.

1938 - Johnny Vandemeer, of the Cincinnati Reds, pitched his second straight no-hitter.

1940 - The French fortress of Verdun was captured by Germans.

1944 - American forces began their successful invasion of Saipan during World War II.

1947 - The All-Indian Congress accepted a British plan for the partition of India.

1954 - Jim Belushi's was born

1958 - Greece severed military ties to Turkey because of the Cypress issue.

1961 - Elvis Presley film "Tickle Me" premiered.

1963 - Helen Hunt was born

1964 - The last French troops left Algeria.

1978 - King Hussein of Jordan married 26-year-old American Lisa Halaby, who became Queen Noor.

1983 - The U.S. Supreme Court reinforced its position on abortion by striking down state and local restriction on abortions.

1985 - U.S. Navy diver Robert D. Stethem was killed by the hijackers of Flight 847.

1986 - Pravda, the Communist Party newspaper, reported that the chief engineer of the Chernobyl nuclear plant was dismissed for mishandling the incident at the plant.

1989 - In Shanghai three Chinese workers were sentenced to death for setting fire to a train during a pro-democracy protest.

1992 - It was ruled by the U.S. Supreme Court that the government could kidnap criminal suspects from foreign countries for prosecution.

1992 - U.S. Vice President Dan Quayle instructed a student to spell "potato" with an "e" on the end during a spelling bee. He had relied on a faulty flash card that had been written by the student's teacher.

1994 - Israel and the Vatican established full diplomatic relations.

1995 - During the O.J. Simpson murder trial, O.J. was asked to put on a pair of gloves. The gloves were said to have been worn by the killer on the night of the murders of Nicole Brown and Ronald Goldman. The gloves appeared not to fit.

1996 - The Irish Republican Army set of a truck bomb in a retail district in Manchester England. The explosion wounded more than 200 people.

1998 - The Spice Girls began their first North American tour in Miami.

1999 - South Korean naval forces sank a North Korean torpedo boat during an exchange in the disputed Yellow Sea.

2003 - In northeast London, a trailer was stolen that contained thousands of copies of J.K. Rowling's book "Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix." The empty trailer was discovered two days later.

Happy birthday to our Websleuther's ~ Cupcake, Sistersocks & Robyn:HappyBday :HappyBday :HappyBday

Casshew 06-16-2004 09:45 PM

Hey it's June 16th (bet you thought I forgot) :dance:

455 - Rome was sacked by the Vandal army.

1487 - The War of the Roses ended with the Battle of Stoke.

1567 - Mary, Queen of Scots, was imprisoned in Lochleven Castle in Scotland.

1815 - Napoleon defeated the Prussians at the Battle of Ligny, Netherlands.

1858 - In a speech in Springfield,IL, US Senate candidate Abraham Lincoln said the slavery issue had to be resolved. He declared, "A house divided against itself cannot stand."

1883 - The New York Giants baseball team admitted all ladies for free to the ballpark. It was the first Ladies Day.

1897 - The US government signed a treaty of annexation with Hawaii
1903 - Ford Motor Company was incorporated.

1904 - The novel "Ulysses" by James Joyce took place. The main character of the book was Leopold Bloom.

1907 - The Russian czar dissolved the Duma in St. Petersburg.

1909 - Glenn Hammond Curtiss sold his first airplane, the "Gold Bug" to the New York Aeronautical Society for $5,000.

1910 - The first Father's Day was celebrated in Spokane, Washington

1922 - Henry Berliner accomplished the first helicopter flight at College Park, MD
1925 - France accepted a German proposal for a security pact.

1932 - The ban on Nazi storm troopers was lifted by the von Papen government in Germany.

1940 - Marshal Henri-Philippe Petain became the prime minister of the Vichy government of occupied France.

1941 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt orded the closure of all German consulates in the US The deadline was set as July 10.

1952 - "My Little Margie" debuted on CBS-TV.

1952 - "Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl" was published in the US

1952 - A Swedish rescue plane was shot down by Soviet fighters over Swedish territorial waters. The rescue plane was searching for a lost aircraft.

1955 - The US House of Representatives voted to extend Selective Service until 1959.

1955 - Pope Pius XII excommunicated Argentine President Juan Peron. The ban was lifted eight years later.

1955 - Argentine naval officers launched an attack on President Juan Peron's headquarters. The revolt was suppressed by the army.

1958 - Hungarian prime minister Imre Nagy was hanged for treason. He had been the prime minister during the 1956 uprising that was crushed by Soviet tanks.

1961 - Rudolf Nureyev defected from the Soviet Union while in Paris, traveling with the Leningrad Kirov Ballet.

1963 - 26-year-old Valentina Tereshkova went into orbit aboard the Vostok 6 spacecraft for three days. She was the first female space traveler.

1971 - An El Greco sketch, "The Immaculate Conception," was recovered in New York City by the FBI. The work had been stolen 35 years earlier.

1972 - Ulrike Meinhof was captured by West German police in Hanover. He was co-founder of the Baader-Meinhof terrorist group.

1975 - The Simonstown agreement on naval cooperation between Britain and South Africa ended. The agreement was formally ended by mutual agreement after 169 years.

1976 - In Soweto, thousands of school children revolted against the South African government's plan to enforce Afrikaans as the language for instruction in black schools.

1977 - Leonid Brezhnev was named the first Soviet president of the USSR. He was the first person to hold the post of president and Communist Party General Secretary. He replaced Nikolai Podgorny.

1978 - US President Carter and Panamanian leader Omar Torrijos ratified the Panama Canal treaties.

1978 - The film adaptation of "Grease" premiered in New York City.

1979 - General Ignatius Kutu Acheampong was executed for corruption. He was the former military ruler of Ghana from 1972-1978.

1980 - The movie "The Blues Brothers" opened in Chicago, IL
1981 - The "Chicago Tribune" purchased the Chicago Cubs baseball team from the P.K. Wrigley Chewing Gum Company for $20.5 million.

1983 - Yuri Andropov was elected chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet. The position was the equivalent of president.

1984 - Wilson Ferreira Aldunate was arrested upon his return from an eleven year exile. Aldunate had been a popular Uruguayan opposition leader.

1985 - Willie Banks broke the world record for the triple jump with a leap of 58 feet, 11-1/2 inches in the U.S.A. championships in Indianapolis, IN.

1987 - A jury in New York acquitted Bernhard Goetz of attempted murder in the subway shooting of four young blacks he said were going to rob him. He was convicted of illegal possession of a weapon. Also, in 1996 a civil jury ordered Goetz to pay $43 million to one of the people he shot.

1989 - Hungarian prime minister Imre Nagy was reburied. The funeral brought at least a quarter of a million people to the streets of Budapest. Nagy had been prime minister during the 1956 uprising that was crushed by Soviet tanks. He was hanged for treason on June 16, 1958.

1992 - President George Bush welcomed Russian President Boris Yeltsin to a meeting in Washington, DC. The two agreed in principle to reduce strategic weapon arsenals by about two-thirds by the year 2003.

1993 - The US Postal Service released a set of seven stamps that featured Bill Haley, Buddy Holly, Clyde McPhatter, Otis Redding, Ritchie Valens, Dinah Washington and Elvis Presley.

1996 - Russian voters had their first independent presidential election. Boris Yeltsin was the winner after a run-off.

1996 - "Batman Forever" opened in the US

1999 - Kathleen Ann Soliah was arrested by the FBI in St. Paul, MN She had been wanted since 1976 after being indicted on murder conspiracy and explosives charges.

1999 - The US Circuit Court of Appeals said that a 1992 federal music piracy law does not prohibit a palm-sized device that can download high-quality digital music files from the Internet and play them at home.

2000 - USfederal regulators approved the merger of Bell Atlantic and GTE Corp. The merger created the nation's largest local phone company.

2000 - U.S. Secretary of Energy Bill Richardson reported that an employee at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico had discovered that two computer hard drives were missing.

Websleuther's birthdays today ~ RoyalPurple :blowkiss:

Casshew 06-17-2004 08:16 AM

June 17th ~ what happened on this day

0362 - Emperor Julian issued an edict banning Christians from teaching in Syria.

1579 - Sir Francis Drake claimed San Francisco Bay for England.

1775 - The British took Bunker Hill outside of Boston.

1789 - The Third Estate in France declared itself a national assembly, and began to frame a constitution.

1799 - Napoleon Bonaparte incorporated Italy into his empire.

1837 - Charles Goodyear received a patent for rubber.

1848 - Austrian General Alfred Windischgratz crushed a Czech uprising in Prague.

1854 - The Red Turban revolt broke out in Guangdong, China.

1856 - The Republican Party opened its first national convention in Philadelphia.

1861 - U.S. President Abraham Lincoln witnessed Dr. Thaddeus Lowe demonstrate the use of a hot-air balloon.

1866 - The New York City Athletic Club was formed.

1872 - George M. Hoover began selling whiskey in Dodge City, Kansas. The town had been dry up until this point.

1876 - General George Crook’s command was attacked and bested on the Rosebud River by 1,500 Sioux and Cheyenne under the leadership of Crazy Horse.

1879 - Thomas Edison received an honorary degree of Doctor of Philosophy from the trustees of Rutgers College in New Brunswick, NJ.

1885 - The Statue of Liberty arrived in New York City aboard the French ship Isere.

1912 - The German Zeppelin SZ 111 burned in its hanger in Friedrichshafen.

1913 - U.S. Marines set sail from San Diego to protect American interests in Mexico.

1917 - The Russian Duma met in a secret session in Petrograd and voted for an immediate Russian offensive against the German Army.

1924 - The Fascist militia marched into Rome.

1926 - Spain threatened to quit the League of Nations if Germany was allowed to join.

1928 - Amelia Earhart began the flight that made her the first woman to successfully fly across the Atlantic Ocean.

1930 - The Smoot-Hawley Tariff Bill became law. It placed the highest tariff on imports to the U.S.

1931 - British authorities in China arrested Indochinese Communist leader Ho Chi Minh.

1932 - The U.S. Senate defeated the bonus bill as 10,000 veterans massed around the Capitol.

1940 - The Soviet Union occupied Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia.

1940 - France asked Germany for terms of surrender in World War II.

1941 - WNBT-TV in New York City, NY, was granted the first construction permit to operate a commercial TV station in the U.S.

1942 - Yank, a weekly magazine for the U.S. armed services, began publication. The term "G.I. Joe" was first used in a comic strip by Dave Breger.

1942 - "Suspense" debuted on CBS Radio.

1944 - French troops landed on the island of Elba in the Mediterranean.

1946 - Barry Manilow was born

1950 - Dr. Richard H. Lawler performed the first kidney transplant in a 45-minute operation in Chicago, IL.

1953 - Soviet tanks fought thousands of Berlin workers that were rioting against the East German government.

1963 - The U.S. Supreme Court banned the required reading of the Lord's prayer and Bible in public schools.

1965 - Twenty-seven B-52’s hit Viet Cong outposts but lost two planes in South Vietnam.

1969 - Boris Spasky became chess champion of the world after checkmating former champion Tigran Petrosian in Moscow.

1970 - North Vietnamese troops cut the last operating rail line in Cambodia.

1972 - Five men were arrested for burglarizing the Democratic Party Headquarters in the Watergate complex in Washington, DC. The men all worked for the reelection of President Nixon. The event was the beginning of the Watergate affair.

1982 - Former U.S. President Richard M. Nixon was interviewed by Diane Sawyer on "The CBS Morning News."

1985 - Judy Norton-Taylor was photographed for "Playboy" magazine.

1987 - American journalist Charles Glass was kidnapped. He was held captive for 62 days until he escaped on Aug 18 1987.

1991 - The Parliament of South Africa repealed the Population Registration Act. The act had required that all South Africans for classified by race at birth.

1994 - O.J. Simpson drove his Ford Bronco across Los Angeles with police in pursuit and millions of people watching live on television. After the slow speed chase ended Simpson was arrested and charged with the murders of Nicole Simpson and Ronald Goldman.

1995 - Rod Stewart set an attendance record for Wembley Stadium with a concert crowd of 90,000.

Casshew 06-18-2004 08:57 AM

Today in History ~ June 18th

1155 - Frederick I Barbarossa was crowned emperor of Rome.

1429 - French forces defeated the English at the battle of Patay. The English had been retreating after the siege of Orleans.

1621 - The first duel in America took place in the Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts.

1667 - The Dutch fleet sailed up the Thames toward London.

1778 - Britain evacuated Philadelphia during the U.S. Revolutionary War.

1812 - The War of 1812 began as the U.S. declared war against Great Britain. The conflict began over trade restrictions.

1815 - At the Battle of Waterloo Napoleon was defeated by an international army under the Duke of Wellington. Napoleon abdicated on June 22.

1817 - London's Waterloo Bridge opened. The bridge, designed by John Rennie, was built over the River Thames.

1861 - The first American fly-casting tournament was held in Utica, NY.

1873 - Susan B. Anthony was fined $100 for attempting to vote for a U.S. President.

1898 - Atlantic City, NJ, opened its Steel Pier.

1915 - During World War I, the second battle of Artois ended.

1918 - Allied forces on the Western Front began their largest counter-attack against the German army.

1925 - The first degree in landscape architecture was granted by Harvard University.

1927 - The U.S. Post Office offered a special 10-cent postage stamp for sale. The stamp was of Charles Lindbergh’s "Spirit of St. Louis."

1928 - Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean as she completed a flight from Newfoundland to Wales.

1936 - Charles ‘Lucky’ Luciano was found guilty on 62 counts of compulsory prostitution.

1936 - The first bicycle traffic court was established in Racine, WI.

1939 - The CBS radio network aired "Ellery Queen" for the first time.

1942 - Paul McCartney was born

1948 - The United Nations Commission on Human Rights adopted its International Declaration of Human Rights.

1951 - General Vo Nguyen Giap ended his Red River Campaign against the French in Indochina.

1953 - Seventeen major league baseball records were tied or broken in a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers.

1953 - Egypt was proclaimed to be a republic with General Neguib as its first president.

1959 - A Federal Court annulled the Arkansas law allowing school closings to prevent integration.

1959 - The first telecast received from England was broadcast in the U.S. over NBC-TV.

1961 - "Gunsmoke" was broadcast for the last time on CBS radio.

1966 - Samuel Nabrit became the first African American to serve on the Atomic Energy Commission.

1972 - A BEA Trident crashed just after takeoff from London Airport. All 118 people on board were killed.

1975 - Fred Lynn of the Boston Red Sox hit three home runs, a triple and a single in a game against the Detroit Tigers.

1979 - In Vienna, U.S. President Jimmy Carter and Leonid Brezhnev signed the Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty (SALT) 2.

1983 - Dr. Sally Ride became the first American woman in space aboard the space shuttle Challenger.

1984 - Alan Berg was shot to death outside his home. Two white supremacists were convicted of civil rights violations in the murder.

1996 - Richard Allen Davis was convicted in San Jose, CA, of the 1993 kidnap-murder of 12-year-old Polly Klaas.

1997 - Sirhan Sirhan was denied parole for the 10th time. He had assissinated presidential candidate Robert Kennedy in 1968.

1998 - David Cassidy began selling a two-CD set exclusively on the cable TV shopping network QVC.

1999 - Walt Disney's "Tarzan" opened.

2000 - In Algiers, Algeria, the foreign ministers of Ethiopia and Eritrea signed a preliminary cease-fire accord and agreed to work toward a permanent settlement of their two-year border war.

2002 - In Jerusalem, a suicide bomber killed 19 people and injured at least 50 more on a city bus. The Islamic militant group Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack.

Happy Birthday to Websleuther femepetite :blowkiss:

Casshew 06-19-2004 03:44 PM

June 19th ~ seems like a busy day for history

0240 BC - Eratosthenes estimated the circumference of the Earth using two sticks.

1586 - English colonists sailed away from Roanoke Island, NC, after failing to establish England's first permanent settlement in America.

1778 - U.S. General George Washington's troops finally left Valley Forge after a winter of training.

1821 - The Ottomans defeated the Greeks at the Battle of Dragasani.

1846 - The New York Knickerbocker Club played the New York Club in the first baseball game at the Elysian Field, Hoboken, NJ. It was the first organized baseball game.

1862 - U.S. President Abraham Lincoln outlined his Emancipation Proclamation, which outlawed slavery in U.S. territories.

1864 - The USS Kearsarge sank the CSS Alabama off of Cherbourg, France.

1865 - The emancipation of slaves was proclaimed in Texas.

1867 - Mexican Emperor Maximillian was executed.

1867 - In New York, the Belmont Stakes was run for the first time.

1903 - The young school teacher, Benito Mussolini, was placed under investigation by police in Bern, Switzerland.

1910 - Father's Day was celebrated for the first time, in Spokane, WA.

1911 - In Pennsylvania, the first motion-picture censorship board was established.

1912 - The U.S. government established the 8-hour work day.

1917 - During World War I, King George V ordered the British royal family to dispense with German titles and surnames. On July 17, 1917, the family took the name "Windsor".

1933 - France granted Leon Trotsky political asylum.

1934 - The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration was established.

1934 - The U.S. Congress established the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The commission was to regulate radio and TV broadcasting (later).

1937 - The town of Bilbao, Spain, fell to the Nationalist forces.

1939 - In Atlanta, GA, legislation was enacted that disallowed pinball machines in the city.

1942 - Norma Jeane Mortenson (Marilyn Monroe) and her 21-year-old neighbor Jimmy Dougherty were married. They were divorced in June of 1946.

1942 - British Prime Minister Winston Churchill arrived in Washington, DC. to discuss the invasion of North Africa with U.S. President Roosevelt.

1943 - Henry Kissinger became a naturalized United States citizen.

1943 - The National Football League approved the merger of the Philadelphia Eagles and the Pittsburgh Steelers.

1944 - The U.S. won the battle of the Philippine Sea against the Imperial Japanese fleet.

1951 - U.S. President Harry S. Truman signed the Universal Military Training and Service Act, which extended Selective Service until July 1, 1955 and lowered the draft age to 18.

1952 - "I’ve Got a Secret" debuted on CBS-TV.

1953 - Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were executed at Sing Sing Prison in Ossining, NY. They had been convicted of conspiring to pass U.S. atomic secrets to the Soviet Union.

1958 - In Washington, DC, nine entertainers refused to answer a congressional committee's questions on communism.

1961 - Kuwait regained complete independence from Britain.

1961 - The U.S. Supreme Court struck down a provision in Maryland's constitution that required state officeholders to profess a belief in God.

1962 - Paula Abdul was born

1964 - The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was approved after surviving an 83-day filibuster in the U.S. Senate.

1965 - Air Marshall Nguyen Cao Ky became South Vietnam's youngest premier at age 34.

1968 - 50,000 people marched on Washington, DC. to support the Poor People's Campaign.

1973 - The Case-Church Amendment prevented further U.S. involvement in Southeast Asia.

1973 - Pete Rose (Cincinnati Reds) got his 2,000th career hit.

1973 - The stage production of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" opened in London.

1973 - Gordie Howe left the NHL to join his sons Mark and Marty in the WHA (World Hockey League).

1976 - During three days of violence, black student protestors were massacred in Soweto, South Africa.

1978 - Garfield was in newspapers around the U.S. for the first time.

1981 - "Superman II" set the all-time, one-day record for theater box-office receipts when it took in $5.5 million.

1981 - The European Space Agency sent two satellites into orbit from Kourou, French Guiana.

1983 - Lixian-nian was chosen to be China's first president since 1969.

1986 - University of Maryland basketball star Len Bias died of a cocaine-induced seizure.

1987 - The U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Louisiana law that required that schools teach creationism.

1988 - Over 3,000 East Germans gathered at the Berlin Wall to hear Michael Jackson. Jackson was performing a concert on the other side of the wall in West Berlin.

1989 - The movie "Batman" premiered.

1997 - William Hague became the youngest leader of Britain's Conservative party in nearly 200 years.

1998 - Gateway was fined more than $400,000 for illegally shipping personal computers to 16 countries subject to U.S. export controls.

1998 - A study released said that smoking more than doubles risks of developing dementia and Alzheimer's.

1998 - Switzerland's three largest banks offered $600 million to settle claims they'd stolen the assets of Holocaust victims during World War II. Jewish leaders called the offer insultingly low.

1999 - Stephen King was struck from behind by a mini-van while walking along a road in Maine.

1999 - The Dallas Stars won their first NHL Stanley Cup by defeating the Buffalo Sabres in the third overtime of game six.

2000 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a group prayer led by students at public-school football games violated the 1st Amendment's principle that called for the separation of church and state.

Happy Birthday to blueclouds :HappyBday

blueclouds 06-19-2004 04:24 PM

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WasBlind 06-19-2004 04:36 PM

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Casshew 06-20-2004 01:42 PM

It's June 20th ~ What happened today?

0451 - Roman and Barbarian warriors brought Attila's army to a halt at the Catalaunian Plains in eastern France.

1397 - The Union of Kalmar united Denmark, Sweden, and Norway under one monarch.

1756 - In India, 150 British soldiers were imprisoned in a cell that became known as the "Black Hole of Calcutta."

1782 - The US Congress approved the Great Seal of the US
1791 - King Louis XVI of France was captured while attempting to flee the country in the so-called Flight to Varennes.

1793 - Eli Whitney applied for a cotton gin patent. He received the patent on March 14. The cotton gin initiated the American mass-production concept.

1837 - Queen Victoria ascended the British throne following the death of her uncle, King William IV.

1863 - WV became the 35th state to join the US

1863 - The National Bank of Philadelphia in Philadelphia,PAbecame the first bank to receive a charter from the US Congress.

1893 - A jury in New Bedford, MA found Lizzie Borden innocent of the ax murders of her father and stepmother.

1898 - The US Navy seized the island of Guam enroute to the Phillipines to fight the Spanish.

1910 - Mexican President Porfirio Diaz proclaimed martial law and arrested hundreds.

1910 - Fanny Brice debuted in the New York production of the "Ziegfeld Follies".

1923 - France announced it would seize the Rhineland to assist Germany in paying its war debts.

1931 - Martin Landau was born

1941 - The US Army Air Force was established, replacing the Army Air Corps.

1943 - Race-related rioting erupted in Detroit. Federal troops were sent in two days later to end the violence that left more than 30 dead.

1946 - Bob Vila was born

1947 - Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel was murdered in Beverly Hills, CA at the order of mob associates angered over the soaring costs of his project, the Flamingo resort in Las Vegas, NV

1948 - "Toast of the Town" debuted on CBS-TV. The show was hosted by Ed Sullivan.

1949 - Lionel Richie was born

1950 - Willie Mays graduated from high school and immediately signed with the New York Giants.

1955 - The AFL and CIO agreed to combine names and a merge into a single group.

1963 - The US and Soviet Union signed an agreement to set up a hot line communication link between the two countries.

1966 - The U.S. Open golf tournament was broadcast in color for the first time.

1967 - Muhammad Ali was convicted in Houston of violating Selective Service laws by refusing to be drafted. The US Supreme Court later overturned the conviction.

1977 - The Trans-Alaska Pipeline began operation.

1979 - ABC News correspondent Bill Stewart was shot to death in Managua, Nicaragua, by a member of President Anastasio Somoza's national guard.

1980 - "It's Still Rock & Roll" became Billy Joel's first #1 hit.

1989 - The "Batman:Motion Picture Soundtrack" was released by PRINCE

1994 - In Los Angeles, O.J. Simpson pled innocent to the killing of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman.

1997 - The tobacco industry agreed to a massive settlement in exchange for major relief from mounting lawsuits and legal bills.

2001 - Barry Bonds, of the SF Giants hit his 38th home run of the season. The home run broke the major league baseball record for homers before the midseason All-Star break.

2001 - In TX Andrea Yates was arrested for drowning her five children in a bathtub.

2002 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the execution of mentally retarded murderers was unconstitutionally cruel. The vote was 6 in favor and 3 against.

Casshew 06-21-2004 07:07 AM

June 21st ~ Today in History

1788 - The U.S. Constitution went into effect when New Hampshire became the ninth state to ratify it.

1834 - Cyrus McCormick patented the first practical mechanical reaper for farming. His invention allowed farmers to more than double their crop size.

1859 - Andrew Lanergan received the first rocket patent.

1913 - Georgia Broadwick became the first woman to jump from an airplane.

1925 - Maureen Stapleton was born

1937 - In Paris, Leon Blum's Popular Front Cabinet resigned.

1938 - In Washington, U.S. President Roosevelt signed the $3.75 billion Emergency Relief Appropriation Act.

1939 - Lou Gehrig quit baseball due to illness.

1940 - Richard M. Nixon and Thelma Catherine ‘Pat’ Ryan were married.

1941 - German troops entered Russia on a front from the Arctic to Black Sea.

1942 - Ben Hogan recorded the lowest score (to that time) in a major golf tournament. Hogan shot a 271 for 72 holes in Chicago, IL.

1945 - Pan Am announced an 88 hour round-the-world flight at a cost of $700.

1954 - The American Cancer Society reported significantly higher death rates among cigarette smokers than among non-smokers.

1954 - NBC radio presented the final broadcast of "The Railroad Hour."

1954 - Australian John Landy ran the mile in 3:58. He was the second person to achieve the feat.

1958 - Bobby Darin recorded "Splish Splash."

1958 - In Arkansas, a federal judge let Little Rock delay school integration.

1958 - Linus Pauling and Detlev Bronke, both Americans, were elected to the Soviet Academy of Science.

1960 - In Zurich, German, Armin Hary ran 100-meters in a record 10.0 seconds.

1963 - In St. Louis, Bob Hayes set a record when he ran the 100-yard dash in 0:09.1.

1963 - France announced that they were withdrawing from the North Atlantic NATO fleet.

1964 - Three civil rights workers disappeared in Philadelphia, MS. Their bodies were found on August 4th 1964 in an earthen dam. Eight Ku Klux Klan members later went to federal prison on conspiracy charges.

1969 - In South Carolina, civil rights leader Rev. Ralph Abernathy was jailed on riot charges.

1970 - Tony Jacklin became the second British golfer in 50 years to win the U.S. Open golf tournament.

1973 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states may ban materials found to be obscene according to local standards.

1981 - "Raiders of the Lost Ark" opened.

1982 - Prince William was born to Princess Diana & Prince Charles

1982 - A jury in Washington, DC, found John Hinckley Jr. innocent by reason of insanity in the shootings of U.S. President Reagan and three other men.

1985 - Scientists announced that skeletal remains exhumed in Brazil were those of Nazi war criminal Josef Mengele.

1989 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that burning the American flag as a form of political protest was protected by the First Amendment.

1990 - Little Richard received a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.

1993 - In Madrid, five senior military officers and two civilians were killed by a car bomb. 24 people were injured. The Basque terror group claimed responsibility.

2001 - Former Haitian Army colonel Carl Dorelien taken into custody in Port St. Lucie. Dorelien had been in exile since 1994 when he was sentenced to life in prison for his role in a 1994 massacre.

2003 - The fifth Harry Potter book, "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," was published by J.K. Rowling. Amazon.com shipped out more than one million copies on this day making the day the largest distribution day of a single item in e-commerce history. The book set sales records around the world with an estimated 5 million copies were sold on the first day.

A Websleuths Happy Birthday to Mare & vacationwarrior :blowkiss:

Casshew 06-22-2004 07:59 AM

June 22nd ~ what could have possiblly happened today?

1558 - The French take the French town of Thioville from the English.

1611 - English explorer Henry Hudson, his son and several other people were set adrift in present-day Hudson Bay by mutineers.

1772 - Slavery was outlawed in England.

1807 - British seamen board the USS Chesapeake, a provocation leading to the War of 1812.

1815 - Napoleon Bonaparte abdicated a second time.

1832 - J.I. Howe patented the pin machine.

1868 - Arkansas was re-admitted to the Union.

1870 - The U.S. Congress created the Department of Justice.

1874 - Dr. Andrew Taylor Still began the first known practice of osteopathy.

1909 - The first transcontinental auto race ended in Seattle, WA.

1911 - King George V of England was crowned.

1915 - Austro-German forces occupied Lemberg on the Eastern Front as the Russians retreat.

1925 - France and Spain agreed to join forces against Abd el Krim in Morocco.

1933 - Germany became a one political party country when Hitler banned parties other than the Nazis.

1939 - The first U.S. water-ski tournament was held at Jones Beach, on Long Island, New York.

1940 - France and Germany signed an armistice at Compiegne, on terms dictated by the Nazis.

1941 - Under the codename Barbarossa, Germany invaded the Soviet Union.

1942 - A Japanese submarine shelled Fort Stevens at the mouth of the Columbia River.

1942 - In France, Pierre Laval declared "I wish for a German vitory".

1942 - V-Mail, or Victory-Mail, was sent for the first time.

1944 - U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt signed the "GI Bill of Rights" to provide broad benefits for veterans of the war.

1945 - During World War II, the battle for Okinawa officially ended after 81 days.

1946 - Jet airplanes were used to transport mail for the first time.

1956 - The battle for Algiers began as three buildings in Casbah were blown up.

1959 - Eddie Lubanski rolled 24 consecutive strikes in a bowling tournament in Miami, FL.

1964 - The U.S. Supreme Court voted that Henry Miller’s book, "Tropic of Cancer", could not be banned.

1969 - Judy Garland died from an accidental overdose of prescription sleeping aids. She was 47.

1970 - U.S. President Richard Nixon signed 26th amendment, lowering the voting age to 18.

1973 - Skylab astronauts splashed down safely in the Pacific after a record 28 days in space.

1977 - John N. Mitchell became the first former U.S. Attorney General to go to prison as he began serving a sentence for his role in the Watergate cover-up. He served 19 months.

1978 - James W. Christy and Robert S. Harrington discovered the only known moon of Pluto. The moon is named Charon.

1980 - The Soviet Union announceed a partial withdrawal of its forces from Afghanistan.

1981 - Mark David Chapman pled guilty to killing John Lennon.

1989 - The government of Angola and the anti-Communist rebels of the UNITA movement agreed to a formal truce in their 14-year-old civil war.

1992 - The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled that hate-crime laws that ban cross-burning and similar expressions of racial bias violated free-speech rights.

1998 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that evidence illegally obtained by authorities could be used at revocation hearings for a convicted criminal's parole.

1998 - The 75th National Marbles Tournament begins in Wildwood, NJ.

1999 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that persons with remediable handicaps cannot claim discrimination in employment under the Americans with Disability Act.

Happy Birthday to 4 Websleuther's today LoriAnn, Eavesdropper, strach304 & Dragon :cool:

Casshew 06-23-2004 08:06 AM

June 23rd ~ today in History
1683 - William Penn signed a friendship treaty with Lenni Lenape Indians in Pennsylvania.

1700 - Russia gave up its Black Sea fleet as part of a truce with the Ottoman Empire.

1758 - British and Hanoverian armies defeated the French at Krefeld in Germany.

1760 - The Austrians defeated the Prussians at Landshut, Germany.

1757 - Robert Clive defeated the Indians at Plassey and won control of Bengal.

1836 - The U.S. Congress approved the Deposit Act, which contained a provision for turning over surplus federal revenue to the states.

1848 - A bloody insurrection of workers in Paris erupted.

1860 - The U.S. Secret Service was created to arrest counterfeiters.

1865 - Confederate General Stand Watie, who was also a Cherokee chief, surrendered the last sizable Confederate army at Fort Towson, in the Oklahoma Territory.

1868 - Christopher Latham Sholes received a patent for an invention that he called a "Type-Writer."

1884 - A Chinese Army defeated the French at Bacle, Indochina.

1902 - Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy renewed the Triple Alliance for a 12 year duration.

1904 - The first American motorboat race got underway on the Hudson River in New York.

1926 - The first lip reading tournament in America was held in Philadelphia, PA.

1931 - Wiley Post and Harold Gatty took off from New York on the first round-the-world flight in a single-engine plane.

1934 - Italy gained the right to colonize Albania after defeating the country.

1938 - The Civil Aeronautics Authority was established.

1938 - Marineland opened near St. Augustine, Florida.

1947 - The U.S. Senate joined the House in overriding President Truman's veto of the Taft-Hartley Act.

1951 - Soviet U.N. delegate Jacob Malik proposed cease-fire discussions in the Korean War.

1952 - The U.S. Air Force bombed power plants on Yalu River, Korea.

1956 - Gamal Abdel Nasser was elected president of Egypt.

1964 - Henry Cabot Lodge resigned as the U.S. envoy to Vietnam and was succeeded by Maxwell Taylor.

1964 - The burned car of three civil rights workers was found prompting the FBI to begin a search. The men had been missing since June 21, 1964. Their bodies were found on August 4, 1964.

1966 - Civil Rights marchers in Mississippi were dispersed by tear gas.

1972 - U.S. President Nixon and White House chief of staff H.R. Haldeman discussed a plan to use the CIA to obstruct the FBI's Watergate investigation.

1985 - All 329 people aboard an Air-India Boeing 747 were killed when the plane crashed into the Atlantic Ocean near Ireland. The cause was thought to be a bomb.

1989 - The movie "Batman" was released nationwide.

1992 - John Gotti was sentenced in New York to life in prison after being convicted of racketeering charges.

1993 - Lorena Bobbitt of Prince William County, VA, sexually mutilated her husband, John, after he allegedly raped her.

1997 - Betty Shabazz, the widow of Malcolm X, died in New York of burns suffered in a fire set by her 12-year old grandson. She was 61.

2003 - In London, Eminem gave a $450,000 necklace to a fan in the front row of a concert. He had announced while from the stage that "I'm going to give this to the sexiest woman I see." (and I really appreciated the gesture... but it turned my neck green) ;)

Websleuthers having a birthday today are Jessica, Hammerized & BABY_BLUE :p :p :p

Casshew 06-24-2004 08:16 AM

June 24th ~ Here's what happened in History

1314 - Scottish forces led by Robert the Bruce won over Edward II of England at the Battle of Bannockburn in Scotland.

1340 - The English fleet defeated the French fleet at Sluys, off the Flemish coast.

1664 - New Jersey, named after the Isle of Jersey, was founded.

1509 - Henry VIII was crowned King of England.

1497 - Italian explorer John Cabot, sailing in the service of England, landed in North America on what is now Newfoundland.

1675 - King Philip's War began when Indians massacre colonists at Swansee, Plymouth colony.

1793 - The first republican constitution in France was adopted.

1812 - Napoleon crossed the Nieman River and invaded Russia.

1859 - At the Battle of Solferino, also known as the Battle of the Three Sovereigns, the French army led by Napoleon III defeated the Austrian army under Franz Joseph I in northern Italy.

1861 - Federal gunboats attacked Confederate batteries at Mathias Point, Virginia.

1862 - U.S. intervention saved the British and French at the Dagu forts in China.

1869 - Mary Ellen "Mammy" Pleasant officially became the Vodoo Queen in San Francisco, CA.

1896 - Booker T. Washington became the first African American to receive an honorary MA degree from Howard University.

1910 - The Japanese army invaded Korea.

1913 - Greece and Serbia annulled their alliance with Bulgaria following border disputes over Macedonia and Thrace.

1922 - The American Professional Football Association took the name of The National Football League.

1931 - The Soviet Union and Afghanistan signed a treaty of neutrality.

1940 - France signed an armistice with Italy.

1940 - TV cameras were used for the first time in a political convention as the Republicans convened in Philadelphia, PA.

1941 - U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt pledged all possible support to the Soviet Union.

1947 - Kenneth Arnold reported seeing flying saucers over Mt. Rainier, Washington.

1948 - The Soviet Union began the Berlin Blockade.

1953 - John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier announced their engagement.

1955 - Soviet MIG's down a U.S. Navy patrol plane over the Bering Strait.

1962 - The New York Yankees beat the Detroit Tigers, 9-7, after 22 innings.

1964 - The Federal Trade Commission announced that starting in 1965, cigarette manufactures would be required to include warnings on their packaging about the harmful effects of smoking.

1968 - "Resurrection City," a shantytown constructed as part of the Poor People's March on Washington D.C., was closed down by authorities.

1970 - The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly to repeal the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution.

1970 - The movie "Myra Breckinridge" premiered.

1971 - The National Basketball Association modified its four-year eligibility rule to allow for collegiate hardship cases.

1972 - "I Am Woman," by Helen Reddy, was released.

1975 - 113 people were killed when an Eastern Airlines Boeing 727 crashed while attempting to land during a thunderstorm at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport.

1985 - Natalia Solzhenitsyn the wife of exiled, Soviet author Alexander Solzhenitsyn, became a U.S. citizen.

1997 - 18-year-old Melissa Drexler was charged with murder in the death of her baby. Drexler had given birth during her prom.

1997 - The U.S. Air Force released a report on the "Roswell Incident," suggesting the alien bodies witnesses reported seeing in 1947 were actually life-sized dummies.

1998 - AT&T Corp. struck a deal to buy cable TV giant Tele-Communications Inc. for $31.7 billion.

1998 - Walt Disney World Resort admitted its 600-millionth guest.

2002 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that juries, not judges, must make the decision to give a convicted killer the death penalty.

2002 - A painting from Monet's Waterlilies series sold for $20.2 million.

2003 - In Paris, France, manuscripts by novelist Georges Simenon brought in $325,579. The original manuscript of "La Mort de Belle" raised $81,705.

Todays birthdays at Websleuths: Sissy_Hollingsworth :HappyBday

Casshew 06-25-2004 08:44 AM

June 25th ~ This day in History

1314 - Scottish forces led by Robert the Bruce won over Edward II of England at the Battle of Bannockburn in Scotland.

1340 - The English fleet defeated the French fleet at Sluys, off the Flemish coast.

1664 - New Jersey, named after the Isle of Jersey, was founded.

1509 - Henry VIII was crowned King of England.

1497 - Italian explorer John Cabot, sailing in the service of England, landed in North America on what is now Newfoundland.

1675 - King Philip's War began when Indians massacre colonists at Swansee, Plymouth colony.

1793 - The first republican constitution in France was adopted.

1812 - Napoleon crossed the Nieman River and invaded Russia.

1859 - At the Battle of Solferino, also known as the Battle of the Three Sovereigns, the French army led by Napoleon III defeated the Austrian army under Franz Joseph I in northern Italy.

1861 - Federal gunboats attacked Confederate batteries at Mathias Point, Virginia.

1862 - U.S. intervention saved the British and French at the Dagu forts in China.

1869 - Mary Ellen "Mammy" Pleasant officially became the Vodoo Queen in San Francisco, CA.

1896 - Booker T. Washington became the first African American to receive an honorary MA degree from Howard University.

1910 - The Japanese army invaded Korea.

1913 - Greece and Serbia annulled their alliance with Bulgaria following border disputes over Macedonia and Thrace.

1922 - The American Professional Football Association took the name of The National Football League.

1931 - The Soviet Union and Afghanistan signed a treaty of neutrality.

1940 - France signed an armistice with Italy.

1940 - TV cameras were used for the first time in a political convention as the Republicans convened in Philadelphia, PA.

1941 - U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt pledged all possible support to the Soviet Union.

1947 - Kenneth Arnold reported seeing flying saucers over Mt. Rainier, Washington.

1948 - The Soviet Union began the Berlin Blockade.

1953 - John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier announced their engagement.

1955 - Soviet MIG's down a U.S. Navy patrol plane over the Bering Strait.

1962 - The New York Yankees beat the Detroit Tigers, 9-7, after 22 innings.

1964 - The Federal Trade Commission announced that starting in 1965, cigarette manufactures would be required to include warnings on their packaging about the harmful effects of smoking.

1968 - "Resurrection City," a shantytown constructed as part of the Poor People's March on Washington D.C., was closed down by authorities.

1970 - The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly to repeal the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution.

1970 - The movie "Myra Breckinridge" premiered.

1971 - The National Basketball Association modified its four-year eligibility rule to allow for collegiate hardship cases.

1975 - 113 people were killed when an Eastern Airlines Boeing 727 crashed while attempting to land during a thunderstorm at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport.

1985 - Natalia Solzhenitsyn the wife of exiled, Soviet author Alexander Solzhenitsyn, became a U.S. citizen.

1997 - 18-year-old Melissa Drexler was charged with murder in the death of her baby. Drexler had given birth during her prom.

1997 - The U.S. Air Force released a report on the "Roswell Incident," suggesting the alien bodies witnesses reported seeing in 1947 were actually life-sized dummies.

1998 - AT&T Corp. struck a deal to buy cable TV giant Tele-Communications Inc. for $31.7 billion.

1998 - Walt Disney World Resort admitted its 600-millionth guest.

2002 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that juries, not judges, must make the decision to give a convicted killer the death penalty.

2002 - A painting from Monet's Waterlilies series sold for $20.2 million.

2003 - In Paris, France, manuscripts by novelist Georges Simenon brought in $325,579. The original manuscript of "La Mort de Belle" raised $81,705.

Casshew 06-26-2004 08:49 AM

Today is June 26th ~ Lets see what happened today

1096 - Peter the Hermit's crusaders forced their way across Sava, Hungary.

1243 - The Seljuk Turkish army in Asia Minor was wiped out by the Mongols.

1483 - Richard III usurped himself to the English throne.

1541 - Francisco Pizarro, the Spanish Conqueror of Peru, was murdered by his former followers.

1794 - The French defeated an Austrian army at the Battle of Fleurus.

1804 - The Lewis and Clark Expedition reached the mouth of the Kansas River after completing a westward trek of nearly 400 river miles.

1819 - The bicycle was patented by W.K. Clarkson, Jr.

1870 - The first section of the boardwalk in Atlantic City, NJ, was opened to the public.

1894 - The American Railway Union called a general strike in sympathy with Pullman workers.

1900 - The United States announced that it would send troops to fight against the Boxer rebellion in China.

1900 - A commission that included Dr. Walter Reed began the fight against the deadly disease yellow fever.

1907 - Russia's nobility demanded drastic measures to be taken against revolutionaries.

1908 - Shah Muhammad Ali's forces squelched the reform elements of Parliament in Persia.

1917 - General John "Black Jack" Pershing arrived in France with the American Expeditionary Force.

1925 - Charlie Chaplin's comedy, "The Gold Rush," premiered in Hollywood.

1926 - A memorial to the first U.S. troops in France was unveiled at St. Nazaire.

1924 - After eight years of occupation, American troops left the Dominican Republic.

1942 - The Grumman F6F Hellcat fighter was flown for the first time.

1945 - The U.N. Charter was signed by 50 nations in San Francisco, CA.

1948 - The Berlin Airlift began as the U.S., Britain and France started ferrying supplies to the isolated western sector of Berlin.

1951 - The Soviet Union proposed a cease-fire in the Korean War.

1956 - Chris Isaak was born

1959 - CBS journalist Edward R. Murrow interviewed Lee Remick. It was his 500th and final guest on "Person to Person."

1959 - U.S. President Eisenhower joined Britain's Queen Elizabeth II in ceremonies officially opening the St. Lawrence Seaway.

1961 - A Kuwaiti vote opposed Iraq's annexation plans.

1963 - U.S. President John Kennedy announced "Ich bin ein Berliner" (I am a Berliner) at the Berlin Wall.

1970 - Chris O'Donnell was born

1971 - The U.S. Justice Department issued a warrant for Daniel Ellsberg, accusing him of giving away the Pentagon Papers.

1975 - Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi declared a state of emergency due to "deep and widespread conspiracy."

1976 - The CN (Canadian National) Tower in Toronto, Canada, opened.

1977 - Elvis Presley's final concert took place at Market Square Arena, Indianapolis.

1979 - Muhammad Ali, at 37 years old, announced that he was retiring as world heavyweight boxing champion.

1981 - In Mountain Home, Idaho, Virginia Campbell took her coupons and rebates and bought $26,460 worth of groceries. She only paid 67 cents after all the discounts.

1985 - Wilbur Snapp was ejected after playing "Three Blind Mice" during a baseball game. The incident followed a call made by umpire Keith O'Connor.

1987 - The movie "Dragnet" opened in the U.S.

1996 - The U.S. Supreme Court ordered the Virginia Military Institute to admit women or forgo state support.

1997 - The U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Communications Decency Act of 1996 that made it illegal to distribute indecent material on the Internet.

1997 - The U.S. Supreme Court upheld state laws that allow for a ban on doctor-assisted suicides.

1998 - The U.S. and Peru open school to train commandos to patrol Peru's rivers for drug traffickers.

1998 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that employers are always potentially liable for supervisor's sexual misconduct toward an employee.

2000 - The Human Genome Project and Celera Genomics Corp. jointly announced that they had created a working draft of the human genome.

2000 - Indonesia's President Abdurrahman Wahid declared a state of emergency in the Moluccas due to the escalation of fighting between Christians and Muslims.

2001 - Ray Bourque (Colorado Avalanche) announced his retirement just 17 days after winning his first Stanley Cup. Bouque retired after 22 years and held the NHL record for highest-scoring defenseman and playing in 19 consecutive All-Star games.

2002 - David Hasseloff checked into The Betty Ford Center for treatment of alcoholism.

2002 - WorldCom Inc. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

Websleuther's having a birthday today: Shelayne :HappyBday

Casshew 06-27-2004 11:25 AM

It's June 27th ~ Go make some history today

0363 - The death of Roman Emperor Julian brought an end to the Pagan Revival.

1693 - "The Ladies' Mercury" was published by John Dunton in London. It was the first women's magazine and contained a "question and answer" column that became known as a "problem page."

1743 - King George II of England defeated the French at Dettingen, Bavaria, in the War of the Austrian Succession.

1787 - Edward Gibbon completed "The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire." It was published the following May.

1801 - British forces defeated the French and took control of Cairo, Egypt.

1844 - Joseph Smith and his brother Hyrum were killed by mob in Carthage, IL

1847 - New York and Boston were linked by telegraph wires.

1871 - The yen became the new form of currency in Japan.

1885 - Chichester Bell and Charles S. Tainter applied for a patent for the gramophone. It was granted on May 4 1886.

1893 - The New York stock market crashed. By the end of the year 600 banks and 74 railroads had gone out of business.

1905 - The battleship Potemkin succumbed to a mutiny on the Black Sea.

1918 - Two German pilots were saved by parachutes for the first time.

1923 - Yugoslav Premier Nikola Pachitch was wounded by Serb attackers in Belgrade.

1924 - Democrats offered Mrs. Leroy Springs for vice presidential nomination. She was the first woman considered for the job.

1927 - The US Marines adopted the English bulldog as their mascot.

1929 - Scientists at Bell Laboratories in New York revealed a system for transmitting television pictures.

1931 - Igor Sikorsky filed US Patent 1,994,488, which marked the breakthrough in helicopter technology.

1940 - Robert Pershing Wadlow was measured by Dr. Cyril MacBryde and Dr. C. M. Charles. They recorded his height at 8' 11.1." He was only 22 at the time of his death on July 15 1940.

1942 - The FBI announced the capture of eight Nazi saboteurs who had been put ashore from a submarine on New York's Long Island.

1944 - During World War II, American forces completed their capture of the French port of Cherbourg from the German army.

1949 - "Captain Video and His Video Rangers" premiered on the Dumont Television Network.

1950 - Two days after North Korea invaded South Korea,US President Truman ordered the Air Force and Navy into the Korean conflict. The United Nations Security Council had asked for member nations to help South Korea repel an invasion from the North.

1954 - The world's first atomic power station opened at Obninsk, near Moscow.

1955 - The first "Wide Wide World" was broadcast on NBC-TV.

1955 - The state of IL enacted the first automobile seat belt legislation.

1957 - More than 500 people were killed when Hurricane Audrey hit the coastal area of Louisiana and Texas.

1958 - NBC's "Matinee Theatre" was seen for the final time.

1959 - The play, "West Side Story," with music by Leonard Bernstein, closed after 734 performances on Broadway.

1961 - Arthur Michael Ramsey was enthroned as the 100th Archbishop of Canterbury.

1964 - Ernest Borgnine and Ethel Merman were married. It only lasted 38 days.

1967 - The world's first cash dispenser was installed at Barclays Bank in Enfield, England. The device was invented by John Sheppard-Barron. The machine operated on a voucher system and the maximum withdrawal was $28.

1967 - Two hundred people were arrested during a race riot in Buffalo, NY.

1969 - Patrons at the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City's Greenwich Village, clashed with police. This incident is considered to be the birth of the homosexual rights movement.

1972 - Bobby Hull signed a 10-year hockey contract for $2,500,000. He became a player and coach of the Winnipeg Jets of the World Hockey Association.

1973 - Former White House counsel John W. Dean told the Senate Watergate Committee about an "enemies list" that was kept by the Nixon White House.

1973 - Nixon vetoed a Senate ban on bombing Cambodia.

1976 - Palestinian extremists hijacked an Air France plane in Greece. There were 246 passengers and 12 crew onboard. The plane eventually was taken to Entebbe, Uganda where Israeli commandos stormed it on July 4. The raid resulted in the deaths of seven pasengers.

1980 - US President Carter signed legislation reviving draft registration.

1984 - The US Supreme Court ruled that individual colleges could make their own TV package deals.

1984 - The Federal Communications Commission moved to deregulateUScommercial TV by lifting most programming requirements and ending day-part restrictions on advertising.

1985 - Officials decertified Route 66.

1985 - The USHouse of Representatives voted to limit the use of combat troops in Nicaragua.

1986 - The World Court ruled that theUShad broken international law by aiding Nicaraguan rebels.

1991 - Associate Justice Thurgood Marshall resigned from the US Supreme Court. He had been appointed in 1967 by President Lyndon Johnson.

1992 - The body of kidnapped Exxon executive Sidney J. Reso was found buried in a makeshift grave in a state park in New Jersey. Arthur and Irene Seale were later convicted and sentenced to prison for the crime.

1995 - Qatar's Crown Prince Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani ousted his father in a bloodless palace coup.

1995 - Actor Hugh Grant was arrested in Los Angeles for engaging in "lewd behavior" with a prostitute in a rented BMW.

1998 - An English woman was impregnated with her dead husband's sperm after two-year legal battle over her right to the sperm.

1998 - In a live joint news conference in China US President Clinton and President Jiang Zemin offered an uncensored airing of differences on human rights, freedom, trade and Tibet.

2002 - In the US the Securities and Exchange Commission required companies with annual sales of more than $1.2 billion to submit sworn statements backing up the accuracy of their financial reports.

Casshew 06-28-2004 08:24 AM

June 29th ~ Today in History

1635 - The French colony of Guadeloupe was established in the Caribbean.

1675 - Frederick William of Brandenburg crushed the Swedes.

1709 - The Russians defeated the Swedes and Cossacks at the Battle of Poltava.

1776 - American Colonists repulsed a British sea attack on Charleston, SC

1778 - Mary "Molly Pitcher" Hays McCauley, wife of an American artilleryman, carried water to the soldiers during the Battle of Monmouth and, supposedly, took her husband's place at his gun after he was overcome with heat.

1869 - R. W. Wood was appointed as the first Surgeon General of the US Navy.

1894 - The US Congress made Labor Day a US national holiday.

1902 - The US Congress passed the Spooner bill, it authorized a canal to be built across the isthmus of Panama.

1911 - Samuel J. Battle became the first African-American policeman in New York City.

1914 - Archduke Francis Ferdinand and the Mrs. Archduke were assassinated by Serb nationalist in (what is now known as) Sarajevo, Bosnia.

1919 - The Treaty of Versailles was signed ending World War I exactly five years after it began. The treaty also established the League of Nations.

1921 - A coal strike in Great Britain was settled after three months.

1930 - More than 1,000 communists were routed during an assault on the British consulate in London.

1939 - Pan American Airways began the first transatlantic passenger service.

1938 - The US Congress created the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) to insure construction loans.

1940 - The "Quiz Kids" was heard on NBC radio for the first time.

1942 - German troops launched an offensive to seize Soviet oil fields in the Caucasus and the city of Stalingrad.

1943 - "The Dreft Star Playhouse" debuted on NBC radio.

1944 - "The Alan Young Show" debuted on NBC radio.

1945 - US General Douglas MacArthur announced the end of Japanese resistance in the Philippines.

1949 - The last US combat troops were called home from Korea, leaving only 500 advisers.

1950 - North Korean forces captured Seoul, South Korea.

1951 - "Amos ’n’ Andy" moved to CBS-TV from radio.

1954 - French troops began to pull out of Vietnam’s Tonkin Province.

1956 - Gilda Radner was born

1960 - In Cuba, Fidel Castro confiscated American-owned oil refineries without compensation.

1964 - Malcolm X founded the Organization for Afro American Unity to seek independence for blacks in the Western Hemisphere.

1965 - The first commercial satellite began communications service. It was Early Bird (Intelsat II).

1966 - John Cusack was born

1967 - Fourteen people were shot in race riots in Buffalo, New York.

1967 - Israel formally declared Jerusalem reunified under its sovereignty following its capture of the Arab sector in the June 1967 war.

1971 - The US Supreme Court overturned the draft evasion conviction of Muhammad Ali.

1972 - US President Nixon announced that no new draftees would be sent to Vietnam.

1976 - The first women entered the US Air Force Academy.

1978 - The US Supreme Court ordered the medical school at the University of California at Davis to admit Allan Bakke. Bakke, a white man, argued he had been a victim of reverse racial discrimination.

1986 - Wham! made their farewell concert appearance at London's Wembley Stadium. Elton John made an appearance in a clown suit to sing a song and then came back later to sing "Candle In The Wind" with George Michael.

1996 - The Citadel voted to admit women, ending a 153-year-old men-only policy at the SC military school.

1996 - Charles M. Schulz got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1997 - Mike Tyson was disqualified for biting Evander Holyfield's ear after three rounds of their WBA heavyweight title fight in Las Vegas, NV

1998 - Poland, due to shortage of funds, is allowed to lease, U.S. aircraft to bring military force up to NATO standards.

1998 - The Cincinnati Enquirer apologized to Chiquita banana company and retracted their stories that questioned company's business practices. They also agreed to pay more than $10 million to settle legal claims.

2000 - The U.S. Supreme Court declared that a Nebraska law that outlawed "partial birth abortions" was unconstitutional. About 30 U.S. states had similar laws at the time of the ruling.

2000 - Darva Conger announced that she had done a layout for Playboy magazine. Conger had married Rick Rockwell on Fox-TV's "Who Wants to Marry a Multimillionaire."

2000 - The European Commission announced that they had blocked the planned merger between the U.S. companies WorldCom Inc. and Sprint due to competition concerns.

2000 - Six-year-old Elián González returned to Cuba from the U.S. with his father. The child had been the center of an international custody dispute.

2001 - Slobodan Milosevic was taken into custody and was handed over to the U.N. war crimes tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands. The indictment charged Milosevic and four other senior officials, with crimes against humanity and violations of the laws and customs of war in Kosovo.

2001 - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit set aside an order that would break up Microsoft for antitrust violations. However, the judges did agree that the company was in violation of antitrust laws.

Casshew 06-29-2004 08:17 AM

June 29th ~ will you make History today?

1236 - Ferdinand III of Castile and Leon took Cordoba in Spain.

1652 - Massachusetts declared itself an independent commonwealth.

1767 - The British Parliament approved the Townshend Revenue Acts. The acts imposed import duties on glass, lead, paint, paper and tea shipped to America.

1776 - The Virginia constitution was adopted and Patrick Henry was made governor.

1804 - Privates John Collins and Hugh Hall of the Lewis and Clark Expedition were found guilty by a court-martial consisting of members of the Corps of Discovery for getting drunk on duty. Collins received 100 lashes on his back and Hall received 50.

1860 - The first iron-pile lighthouse was completed at Minot’s Ledge, MA.

1880 - France annexed Tahiti.

1888 - Professor Frederick Treves performed the first appendectomy in England.

1897 - The Chicago Cubs scored 36 runs in a game against Louisville, setting a record for runs scored by a team in a single game.

1901 - The first edition of "Editor & Publisher" was issued.

1903 - The British government officially protested Belgian atrocities in the Congo.

1905 - Russian troops intervened as riots erupted in ports all over the country. Many ships were looted.

1917 - The Ukraine proclaimed independence from Russia.

1925 - Marvin Pipkin filed for a patent for the frosted electric light bulb.

1926 - Fascists in Rome added an hour to the work day in an economic efficiency measure.

1932 - Siam’s army seized Bangkok and announced an end to the absolute monarchy.

1932 - "Vic and Sade" debuted on NBC radio.

1941 - Joe DiMaggio got a base hit in his 42nd consecutive game. He broke George Sisler's record from 1922.

1946 - British authorities arrested more than 2,700 Jews in Palestine in an attempt to end alleged terrorism.

1950 - U.S. President Harry S. Truman authorized a sea blockade of Korea.

1951 - The United States invited the Soviet Union to the Korean peace talks on a ship in Wonson Harbor.

1953 - The Federal Highway Act authorized the construction of 42,500 miles of freeway from coast to coast.

1954 - The Atomic Energy Commission voted against reinstating Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer's access to classified information.

1955 - The Soviet Union sent tanks to Pozan, Poland, to put down anti-Communist demonstrations.

1956 - Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller were married. They were divorced on January 20, 1961.

1966 - The U.S. bombed fuel storage facilities near the North Vietnamese cities of Hanoi and Haiphong.

1967 - Jayne Mansfield, at age 34, and two male companions died when their car struck a trailer truck east of New Orleans.

1967 - Israel removed barricades, re-unifying Jerusalem.

1972 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the death penalty could constitute "cruel and unusual punishment." The ruling prompted states to revise their capital punishment laws.

1982 - Israel invaded Lebanon.

1987 - Vincent Van Gogh’s "Le Pont de Trinquetaille" was bought for $20.4 million at an auction in London, England.

1995 - The shuttle Atlantis and the Russian space station Mir docked, forming the largest man-made satellite ever to orbit the Earth.

1995 - 501 people were killed when a department store in Seoul, South Korea collapsed. 900 others were injured.

1998 - With negotiations on a new labor agreement at a standstill, the National Basketball Association (NBA) announced that a lockout would be imposed at midnight.

2000 - In Santa Rosa, CA, the official groundbreaking ceremony took place for the Charles M. Schulz Museum.

Casshew 06-30-2004 11:14 PM

June 30th ~ lets see what happened on this day

1097 - The Crusaders defeated the Turks at Dorylaeum.

1841 - The Erie Railroad rolled out its first passenger train.

1859 - Charles Blondin crossed Niagara Falls on a tightrope.

1894 - Korea declared independence from China and asked for Japanese aid.

1908 - An explosion in Siberia, which knocked down trees in a 40-mile radius and struck people unconscious some 40 miles away. It was believed by some scientists to be caused by a falling fragment from a meteorite.

1912 - Belgian workers went on strike to demand universal suffrage.

1913 - Fighting broke out between Bulgaria and Greece and Spain. It was the beginning of the Second Balkan War.

1915 - During World War I, the Second Battle Artois ended when the French failed to take Vimy Ridge.

1921 - The Radio Corporation of America (RCA) was formed.

1922 - Irish rebels in London assassinate Sir Henry Wilson, the British deputy for Northern Ireland.

1930 - France pulled its troops out of Germany’s Rhineland.

1934 - Adolf Hitler purged the Nazi Party by destroying the SA and bringing to power the SS in the "Night of the Long Knives."

1935 - Fascists caused an uproar at the League of Nations when Haile Selassie of Ethiopia speaks.

1936 - Margaret Mitchell’s book, "Gone with the Wind," was published in New York City.

1950 - U.S. President Harry Truman ordered U.S. troops into Korea and authorizes the draft.

1951 - On orders from Washington, General Matthew Ridgeway broadcasts that the United Nations was willing to discuss an armistice with North Korea.

1952 - CBS-TV debuted "The Guiding Light."

1953 - The first Corvette rolled off the Chevrolet assembly line in Flint, MI. It sold for $3,250.

1955 - The U.S. began funding West Germany’s rearmament.

1957 - The American occupation headquarters in Japan was dissolved.

1958 - The U.S. Congress passed a law authorizing the admission of Alaska as the 49th state in the Union.

1960 - The Katanga province seceded from Congo (upon Congo's independence from Belgium).

1962 - Los Angeles Dodger Sandy Koufax pitched his first no-hitter in a game with the New York Mets.

1964 - The last of U.N. troops left Congo after a four-year effort to bring stability to the country.

1970 - The Cincinnati Reds moved to their new home at Riverfront Stadium.

1971 - The U.S. Supreme Court allowed the New York Times to continue publishing the Pentagon Papers.

1971 - The Soviet spacecraft Soyuz 11 returned to Earth. The three cosmonauts were found dead inside.

1971 - The 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified when Ohio became the 38th state to approve it. The amendment lowered the minimum voting age to 18.

1974 - Russian ballet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov defected in Toronto, Canada.

1974 - The July 4th scene from the Steven Spielberg movie "Jaws" was filmed.

1977 - U.S. President Jimmy Carter announced his opposition to the B-1 bomber.

1984 - The longest professional football game took place in the United States Football League (USFL). The Los Angeles Express beat the Michigan Panthers 27-21 after 93 minutes and 33 seconds.

1985 - Thirty-nine American hostages were freed from a hijacked TWA jetliner in Beirut after being held for 17 days.

1985 - Yul Brynner left his role as the King of Siam after 4,600 performances in "The King and I."

1986 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that states could outlaw homosexual acts between consenting adults.

1994 - The U.S. Figure Skating Association stripped Tonya Harding of the 1994 national championship and banned her from the organization for life for an attack on rival Nancy Kerrigan.

1998 - Officials confirmed that the remains of a Vietnam War serviceman buried in the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery were identified as those of Air Force pilot Michael J. Blassie.

2000 - U.S. President Clinton signed the E-Signature bill to give the same legal validity to an electronic signature as a signature in pen and ink.

Casshew 07-01-2004 09:35 AM

0096 - Vespasian, a Roman Army leader, was hailed as a Roman Emperor by the Egyptian legions.

1543 - England and Scotland signed the peace of Greenwich.

1596 - An English fleet under the Earl of Essex, Lord Howard of Effingham and Francis Vere captured and sacked Cadiz, Spain.

1690 - The French defeated the forces of the Grand Alliance at Fleurus in the Netherlands.

1798 - Napoleon Bonaparte took Alexandria, Egypt.

1847 - The US Post Office issued its first adhesive stamps.

1862 - The US Congress established the Bureau of Internal Revenue.

1863 - During the US Civil War, the first day's fighting at Gettysburg began.

1867 - Canada became an independent dominion.

1874 - The Philadelphia Zoological Society zoo opened as the first zoo in the US

1876 - Montenegro declared war on the Turks.

1893 - The first bicycle race track in America to be made out of wood was opened in San Francisco, CA

1897 - Three years after the first issue of "Billboard Advertising" was published, the publication was renamed, "The Billboard".

1898 - During the Spanish-American War, Roosevelt and his "Rough Riders" waged a victorious assault on San Juan Hill in Cuba.

1909 - Thomas Edison began commercially manufacturing his new "A" type alkaline storage batteries.

1916 - The massive Allied offensive known as the Battle of the Somme began in France. The battle was the first to use tanks.

1934 - The Federal Communications Commission replaced the Federal Radio Commission as the regulator of broadcasting in the US

1940 - In Washington, the Tacoma Narrows Bridge was opened to traffic. The bridge collapsed during a wind storm on November 7, 1940.

1941 - Bulova Watch company sponsored the first TV commercial in New York City,NY

1942 - German troops captured Sevestpol, Crimea, in the Soviet Union.

1943 - The U.S. Government began automatically withholding federal income tax from paychecks.

1945 - New York established the New York State Commission Against Discrimination to prevent discrimination in employment because of race, creed or natural origin. It was the first such agency in the US

1946 - US President Harry Truman signed Public Law 476 that incorporated the Civil Air Patrol as a benevolent, nonprofit organization. The Civil Air Patrol was created on December 1, 1941.

1946 - The US exploded a 20-kiloton atomic bomb near Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean.

1948 - The price of a subway ride in New York City was increased from 5 cents to 10.

1950 - American ground troops arrived in South Korea to stem the tide of the advancing North Korean army.

1951 - Bob Feller set a major league baseball record as he pitched his third no-hitter for the Cleveland Indians.

1961 - Princess Diana (Lady Diana Spencer) was born

1961 - The first community air-raid shelter was built. The shelter in Boise, ID had a capacity of 1,000 people and family memberships sold for $100.

1963 - The US postmaster introduced the five-digit ZIP (Zone Instant Post) code.

1966 - The Medicare federal insurance program went into effect.

1968 - The Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty was signed by 60 countries. It limited the spreading of nuclear material for military purposes. On May 11, 1995, the treaty was extended indefinitely.

1969 - Britain's Prince Charles was invested as the Prince of Wales.

1974 - Isavel Peron became the president of Argentina upon the death of her husband, Juan.

1979 - Susan B. Anthony was commemorated on a US coin, the Susan B. Anthony dollar.

1979 - Sony introduced the Walkman.

1980 - "O Canada" was proclaimed the national anthem of Canada.

1980 - US President Jimmy Carter signed legislation that provided for 2 acres of land near the Lincoln Memorial for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

1981 - The US upreme Court ruled that candidates for federal office had an "affirmative right" to go on national television.

1985 - Robin Yount (Milwaukee Brewers) got the 1,800th hit of his career.

1987 - John Kevin Hill, at age 11, became the youngest to fly across the US when he landed at National Airport in Washington, DC

1989 - The Montreal Protocol, an international treaty, went into effect. It limited the production of ozone-destroying chemicals.

1991 - Court TV began airing.

1991 - The Warsaw Pact dissolved.

1994 - Yasser Arafat of the Palestinian Liberation Organization visited the Gaza Strip.

1996 - Margaux Hemingway was found dead in her apartment. It was concluded that she had committed suicide.

1997 - The sovereignty over Hong Kong was transferred from Great Britain to China. Britain had controlled Hong Kong as a colony for 156 years.

1999 - The US Justice Department released new regulations that granted the attorney general sole power to appoint and oversee special counsels. The 1978 independent-counsel statute expired on June 30.

2003 - In Hong Kong, thousands of protesters marched to show their opposition to anti-subversion legislation.

Casshew 07-02-2004 07:55 AM

- An army under Albert of Austria defeated and killed Adolf of Nassua near Worms, Germany.

1566 - French astrologer, physician and prophet Nostradamus died.

1625 - The Spanish army took Breda, Spain, after nearly a year of siege.

1644 - Lord Cromwell crushed the Royalists at the Battle of Marston Moor near York, England.

1747 - Marshall Saxe led the French forces to victory over an Anglo-Dutch force under the Duke of Cumberland at the Battle of Lauffeld.

1776 - Richard Henry Lee’s resolution that the American Colonies "are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States" was adopted by the Continental Congress.

1850 - Prussia agreed to pull out of Schlewig and Holstein, Germany.

1850 - B.J. Lane patented the gas mask.

1857 - New York City’s first elevated railroad officially opened for business.

1858 - Czar Alexander II freed the serfs working on imperial lands.

1881 - Charles J. Guiteau fatally wounded US President James A. Garfield in Washington, DC

1890 - The US Congress passed the Sherman Antitrust Act.

1926 - The US Congress established the Army Air Corps.

1929 - Imelda Marcos was born

1937 - American aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart disappeared in the Central Pacific during an attempt to fly around the world at the equator.

1944 - American bombers, as part of Operation Gardening, dropped land mines, leaflets and bombs on German-occupied Budapest.

1947 - An object crashed near Roswell, NM The US Army Air Force insisted it was a weather balloon, but eyewitness accounts led to speculation that it might have been an alien spacecraft.

1956 - Elvis Presley recorded "Hound Dog" and "Don’t Be Cruel."

1961 - Ernest Hemingway shot himself to death at his home in Ketchum, ID

1964 - US President Johnson signed the "Civil Rights Act of 1964" into law. The act made it illegal in the US to discriminate against others because of their race.

1967 - The USMarine Corps launched Operation Buffalo in response to the North Vietnamese Army's efforts to seize the Marine base at Con Thien.

1976 - The USSupreme Court ruled the death penalty was not inherently cruel or unusual.

1976 - North Vietnam and South Vietnam were reunited.

1980 - US President Jimmy Carter reinstated draft registration for males 18 years of age.

1985 - General Motors announced that it was installing electronic road maps as an option in some of its higher-priced cars.

1990 - Representatives of the Italian Catholic Church announced that they would attempt to halt Madonna's concerts in Rome because of her alleged inappropiate use of crucifixes and sacred symbols.

1994 - Colombian soccer player Andres Escobar was shot to death in Medellin. 10 days earlier he had accidentally scored a goal against his own team in World Cup competition.

1995 - "Forbes" magazine reported that Microsoft's chairman, Bill Gates, was the worth $12.9 billion, making him the world's richest man. In 1999, he was worth about $77 billion.

1998 - Cable News Network (CNN) retracted a story that alleged that UScommandos had used nerve gas to kill American defectors during the Vietnam War.

2000 - In Mexico, Vicente Fox Quesada of the National Action Party (PAN) defeated Francisco Labastida Ochoa of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) in the presidential election. The PRI had controlled the presidency in Mexico since the party was founded in 1929.

Casshew 07-03-2004 04:47 PM

July 3rd ~ what happened in History on this day?

1608 - The city of Quebec was founded by Samuel de Champlain.

1775 - U.S. Gen. George Washington took command of the Continental Army at Cambridge, MA

1790 - In Paris, the marquis of Condorcet proposed granting civil rights to women.

1844 - Ambassador Caleb Cushing successfully negotiated a commercial treaty with China that opened five Chinese ports to US merchants and protected the rights of American citizens in China.

1863 - The US Civil War Battle of Gettysburg, PA, ended after three days. It was a major victory for the North as Confederate troops retreated.

1871 - The Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad Company introduced the first narrow-gauge locomotive. It was called the "Montezuma."

1878 - John Wise flew the first dirigible in Lancaster, PA

1880 - "Science" began publication. Thomas Edison had provided the principle funding.

1890 - Idaho became the 43rd united state.

1898 - During the Spanish American War, a fleet of Spanish ships in Cuba's Santiago Harbor attempted to run a blockade of US naval forces. Nearly all of the Spanish ships were destroyed in the battle that followed.

1901 - The Wild Bunch, led by Butch Cassidy, committed its last American robbery near Wagner, MT They took $65,000 from a Great Northern train.

1903 - The first cable across the Pacific Ocean was spliced between Honolulu, Midway, Guam and Manila.

1912 - Rube Marquand of the New York Giants set a baseball pitching record when earned his 19th consecutive win.

1922 - "Fruit Garden and Home" magazine was introduced. It was later renamed "Better Homes and Gardens."

1924 - Clarence Birdseye founded the General Seafood Corp.

1930 - The US Congress created the U.S. Veterans Administration.

1934 - US Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) made its first payment to Lydia Losiger.

1937 - Del Mar race track opened in Del Mar, CA
1939 - Chic Young’s comic strip character, "Blondie" was first heard on CBS radio.

1940 - Bud Abbott and Lou Costello debuted on NBC radio.

1944 - The U.S. First Army opened a general offensive to break out of the hedgerow area of Normandy, France.

1944 - During World War II, Soviet forces recaptured Minsk.

1945 - US troops landed at Balikpapan and take Sepinggan airfield on Borneo in the Pacific.

1945 - The first civilian passenger car built since February 1942 was driven off the assembly line at the Ford Motor Company plant in Detroit, MI Production had been diverted due to World War II.

1950 - US carrier-based planes attacked airfields in the Pyongyang-Chinnampo area of North Korea in the first air-strike of the Korean War.

1954 - Food rationing ended in Great Britain almost nine years after the end of World War II.

1962 - Jackie Robinson became the first African American to be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

1974 - The Threshold Test Ban Treaty was signed, prohibiting underground nuclear weapons tests with yields greater than 150 kilotons.

1976 - 103 hostages were rescued by an Israeli commando unit at the raid on Entebbe airport in Uganda. The hostages had been taken from an Air France jetliner.

1981 - The Associated Press ran its first story about two rare illnesses afflicting homosexual men. One of the diseases was later named AIDS.

1986 - US President Reagan presided over a ceremony in New York Harbor that saw the relighting of the renovated Statue of Liberty.

1986 - Mikhail Baryshnikov became a US citizen at Ellis Island, New York Harbor.

1988 - The USS Vincennes shot down an Iran Air jetliner over the Persian Gulf, killing all 290 people aboard. The jetliner was misidentified as an Iranian F-14 fighter.

1991 - US President George Bush formally inaugurated the Mount Rushmore National Memorial in SD

1997 - US President Clinton made his first formal response to the charges of sexual harassment from Paula Jones. He denied all the charges and asked that the judge dismiss the case.

Casshew 07-04-2004 12:06 PM

Hey! ~ It's the 4th of July

1712 - Twelve slaves were executed for starting a slave uprising in New York that killed nine whites.

1776 - The amended Declaration of Independence, prepared by Thomas Jefferson, was approved and signed by John Hancock, the President of the Continental Congress in America.

1802 - The US Military Academy officially opened at West Point, NY

1803 - The Louisiana Purchase was announced in newspapers. The property was purchased, by the U.S. from France, was for $15 million (or 3 cents an acre). The "Corps of Discovery," led by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, began the exploration of the territory on May 14, 1804.

1817 - Construction began on the Erie Canal, to connect Lake Erie and the Hudson River.

1832 - The song "America" was sung in public for the first time at the Park Street Church in Boston, MA

1845 - American writer Henry David Thoreau began his two-year experiment in simple living at Walden Pond, near Concord, MA.

1855 - The first edition of "Leaves of Grass," by Walt Whitman, was published in Brooklyn, NY
1863 - The Confederate town of Vicksburg, MS surrendered to General Ulysses S. Grant.

1881 - Tuskegee Institute opened in Alabama

1884 - Bullfighting was introduced in the US in Dodge City, KS

1886 - The first rodeo in America was held at Prescott, AZ

1892 - The first double-decked street car service was inaugurated in San Diego, CA

1894 - After seizing power, Judge Stanford B. Dole declared Hawaii a republic.

1901 - William H. Taft became the American governor of the Philippines.

1910 - Race riots broke out all over the US after African-American Jack Johnson knocked out Jim Jeffries in a heavyweight boxing match.

1934 - Boxer Joe Louis won his first professional fight.

1939 - Lou Gehrig retired from major league

1946 - The Philippines achieved full independence for the first time in over four hundred years.

1955 - The first king cobra snakes born in captivity in the UShatched at the Bronx Zoo in New York City.

1957 - The US Postal Service issued the 4¢ Flag stamp.

1959 - The 49-star US flag was debuted.

1960 - The 50-star US flag made its debut in Philadelphia, PA

1966 - US President Johnson signed the Freedom of Information Act, which went into effect the following year.

1976 - The US celebrated its Bicentennial.

1980 - The Beach Boys gave a free outdoor performance to an estimated 500,000 people in Washington.

1987 - Klaus Barbie, the former Gestapo chief known as the "Butcher of Lyon," was convicted by a French court of crimes against humanity and sentenced to life in prison.

1997 - The Mars Pathfinder, an unmanned spacecraft, landed on Mars. A rover named Sojourner was deployed to gather data about the surface of the planet.

1997 - Ferry service between Manhattan and Staten Island was made free of charge. Previously, the charge had ranged from 5 cents to 50 cents.

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Casshew 07-05-2004 10:33 AM

July 5 ~ Today in History

1806 - A Spanish army repelled the British during their attempt to retake Buenos Aires, Argentina.

1810 - P.T. Barnum was born

1811 - Venezuela became the first South American country to declare independence from Spain.

1814 - U.S. troops under Jacob Brown defeated a superior British force at Chippewa, Canada.

1830 - The French occupied the North African city of Algiers.

1832 - The German government began curtailing freedom of the press after German Democrats advocate a revolt against Austrian rule.

1839 - British naval forces bombarded Dingai on Zhoushan Island in China and then occupied it.

1863 - U.S. Federal troops occupied Vicksburg, MS, and distributed supplies to the citizens.

1865 - William Booth founded the Salvation Army in London.

1892 - Andrew Beard was issued a patent for the rotary engine.

1916 - Adelina and August Van Buren started on the first successful transcontinental motorcycle tour to be attempted by two women. They started in New York City and arrived in San Diego, CA, on September 12, 1916.

1935 - "Hawaii Call" was broadcast for the first time.

1935 - U.S. President Roosevelt signed the National Labor Relations Act into law.

1940 - During World War II, Britain and the Vichy government in France broke diplomatic relations.

1941 - German troops reached the Dnieper River in the Soviet Union.

1943 - The battle of Kursk began as German tanks attack the Soviet salient. It was the largest tank battle in history.

1946 - The bikini bathing suit, created by Louis Reard, made its debut during a fashion show at the Molitor Pool in Paris. Micheline Bernardini wore the two-piece outfit.

1947 - Larry Doby signed a contract with the Cleveland Indians, becoming the first black player in the American League.

1948 - Britain's National Health Service Act went into effect, providing government-financed medical and dental care.

1950 - U.S. forces engaged the North Koreans for the first time at Osan, South Korea.

1951 - Huey Lewis was born

1954 - Elvis Presley's first commercial recording session took place in Memphis, TN. He recorded "That's All Right (Mama)" and "Blue Moon of Kentucky."

1962 - Algeria became independent after 132 years of French rule.

1969 - The Rolling Stones gave a free concert for 250,000 fans in London's Hyde Park to introduce Mick Taylor as their new guitarist.
1975 - Arthur Ashe became the first black man to win a Wimbledon singles title when he defeated Jimmy Connors.

1984 - The U.S. Supreme Court weakened the 70-year-old "exclusionary rule," deciding that evidence seized with defective court warrants could be used against defendants in criminal trials.

1989 - Former U.S. National Security Council aide Oliver North received a $150,000 fine and a suspended prison term for his part in the Iran-Contra affair. The convictions were later overturned.

1991 - Regulators shut down the Pakistani-managed Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI) in eight countries. The charge was fraud, drug money laundering and illegal infiltration into the U.S. banking system.

1995 - The U.S. Justice Department decided not to take antitrust action against Ticketmaster.

1998 - Japan joined U.S. and Russia in space exploration with the launching of the Planet-B probe to Mars.

2000 - Jordanian security agents shot and killed a Syrian hijacker after he threw a grenade that exploded and wounded 15 passengers aboard a Royal Jordanian airliner.

2000 - 10 Bengal tigers, including 7 rare white tigers, died at the Nandankanan Zoo in India. The tigers died of trypanosomiasis (sleeping sickness).

2000 - Euan Blair, the oldest son of British prime minister Tony Blair, was arrested after police found him drunk and lying on the ground in London's Leicester Square.

2002 - In Algeria, 35 people were killed in violent attacks on the day that the country celebrated its 40 years of independence from France.

2002 - Former Nazi SS officer Friedrich Engel was convicted of 59 counts of murder stemming from massacre of Italian resistance fighters on May 19, 1944.

Casshew 07-06-2004 08:50 AM

July 6th ~ What happened today?

1483 - King Richard III of England was crowned.

1535 - Sir Thomas More was executed in England for treason.

1699 - Captain William Kidd, the pirate, was captured in Boston, MA and deported back to England.

1777 - British forces captured Fort Ticonderoga during the American Revolution.

1854 - In Jackson, MI, the Republican Party held its first convention.

1858 - Lyman Blake patented the shoe manufacturing machine.

1885 - Louis Pasteur successfully tested his anti-rabies vaccine. The child used in the test later became the director of the Pasteur Institute.

1893 - In northwest Iowa 71 people were killed by a tornado.

1905 - Fingerprints were exchanged for the first time between officials in Europe and the US The person in question was John Walker.

1917 - During World War I, Arab forces led by T.E. Lawrence captured the port of Aqaba from the Turks.

1919 - A British dirigible landed in New York at Roosevelt Field. It completed the first crossing of the Atlantic Ocean by an airship.

1923 - The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics was established.

1928 - "The Lights of New York" was previewed in New York's Strand Theatre. It was the first all-talking movie.

1932 - The postage rate first class mail in the US went from 2-cents to 3-cents.

1933 - The first All-Star baseball game was held in Chicago. The American League beat the National League 4-2.

1942 - Diarist Anne Frank and her family took refuge from the Nazis in Amsterdam.

1944 - A fire broke out in the main tent of the Ringling Brother, Barnum and Bailey Circus. 169 people died.

1945 - US President Truman signed an order creating the Medal of Freedom.

1945 - Nicaragua became the first nation to formally accept the United Nations Charter.

1947 - "Candid Microphone" began airing on ABC radio.

1948 - Freida Hennok became the first woman to serve as the commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission.

1957 - John Lennon and Paul McCartney were introduced to each other.

1966 - Malawi became a republic within the Commonwealth with Dr. Hastings Banda as its first president.

1967 - The Biafran War erupted. The war lasted two-and-a-half years. About 600,000 people died.

1981 - The Dupont Company announced an agreement to purchase Conoco, Inc. (Continental Oil Co.) for $7 billion. At the time it was the largest merger in corporate history.

1983 - The US Supreme Court ruled that retirement plans could not pay women smaller monthly payments solely because of their gender.

1983 - Fred Lynn of the California Angels hit the first grand slam in an All-Star game. The American League defeated the National League 13-3.

1985 - Martina Navratilova won her 4th consecutive Wimbledon singles title.

1985 - The submarine Nautilus arrived in Groton, Connecticut. The vessel had been towed from Mare Island Naval Shipyard.

1987 - Sikh extremists made their first of three attacks over a two day period. The gunmen attacked a bus loaded with Hindu passengers. Over the two day period a total of 72 people were killed by the extremists.

1988 - 167 North Sea oil workers were killed by explosions and fires that destroyed the Piper Alpha drilling platform.

1988 - Several popular beaches were closed in New York City due to medical waste and other debris began washing up on the seashores.

1989 - The US Army destroyed its last Pershing 1-A missiles at an ammunition plant in Karnack, TX The dismantling was under the terms of the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty.

1994 - On Storm King Mountain, in Colorado14 firefighters were killed while fighting a several-day-old fire.

1995 - In Los Angeles, the prosecution rested at the O.J. Simpson murder trial.

1996 - Steffi Graf won her seventh Wimbledon title.

1997 - The Mars Pathfinder released Sojourner, a robot rover on the surface of Mars. The spacecraft landed on the red planet on July 4th

1997 - In Cambodia, Second Prime Minister Hun Sen ousted First Prime Minister Norodom Ranariddh and claimed to have the capital under his control.

1998 - Protestants rioted in many parts of Northern Ireland after British authorities blocked an Orange Order march in Portadown.

2000 - In Orlando, FL the body of Cory Erving was found in his vehicle in a pond near his families home. Julius "Dr. J" Erving had reported his son missing on June 4, 2000.

2000 - A jury awarded former NHL player Tony Twist $24 million for the unauthorized use of his name in the comic book Spawn and the HBO cartoon series. Co-defendant HBO settled with Twist out of court for an undisclosed amount.

Casshew 07-07-2004 08:21 AM

Here is July 7th :)

1754 - Kings College opened in New York City. It was renamed Columbia College 30 years later.

1885 - G. Moore Peters patented the cartridge-loading machine.

1917 - Aleksandr Kerensky formed a provisional government in Russia.

1920 - A device known as the radio compass was used for the first time on a US Navy plane near Norfolk, VA

1930 - Construction began on Boulder Dam, later Hoover Dam, on the Colorado River.

1937 - Japanese forces invaded China.

1946 - Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini was canonized as the first American saint.

1949 - "Dragnet" was first heard on NBC radio.

1950 - The UN Security Council authorized military aid for South Korea.

1969 - Canada's House of Commons gave final approval to a measure that made the French language equal to English throughout the national government.

1981 - US President Reagan announced he was nominating Arizona Judge Sandra Day O'Connor to become the first female justice on the US Supreme Court.

1983 - Eleven-year-old Samantha Smith of Manchester, Maine, left for a visit to the Soviet Union at the personal invitation of Soviet leader Yuri V. Andropov.

1987 - Public testimony at the Iran-Contra hearing began.

1998 - A jury in Santa Monica, CA convicted Mikail Markhasev of murdering Ennis Cosby, Bill Cosby's only son, during a roadside robbery.

1999 - In Sierra Leone, President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah and rebel leader Foday Sankoh signed a pact to end the nation's civil war.

2000 - Cisco Systems Inc. announced that it would buy Netiverse Inc. for $210 million in stock. It was the 13th time Cisco had purchased a company in 2000.

2000 - Amazon.com announced that they had sold almost 400,000 copies of "Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire," making it the biggest selling book in e-tailing history.

2003 - In Liberia, a team of U.S. military experts arrived at the U.S. embassy compound to assess whether to deploy troops as part of a peacekeeping force in the country.

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Casshew 07-08-2004 08:56 AM

Today is July 8th ~ what happened on this day?

1099 - Christian soldiers on the First Crusade march around Jerusalem.

1608 - The first French settlement at Quebec was established by Samuel de Champlain.

1630 - The Massachusetts Bay Colony celebrated Thanksgiving Day. The day is recognized as the first Thanksgiving.

1663 - King Charles II of England granted a charter to RI

1693 - Uniforms for police in New York City were authorized.

1709 - Peter the Great defeated Charles XII at Poltava, in the Ukraine, The Swedish empire was effectively ended.

1755 - Britain broke off diplomatic relations with France as their disputes in the New World intensified.

1776 - Col. John Nixon gave the first public reading of the US Declaration of Independence to a crowd at Independence Square in Philadelphia.

1794 - French troops captured Brussels, Belgium.

1795 - Kent County Free School changed its name to Washington College. It was the first college to be named after US President George Washington. The school was established by an act of the Maryland Assembly in 1723.

1815 - Louis XVIII returned to Paris after the defeat of Napoleon.

1865 - C.E. Barnes patented the machine gun.

1879 - The first ship to use electric lights departed from San Francisco, CA

1881 - Edward Berner, druggist in Two Rivers, WI poured chocolate syrup on ice cream in a dish. To this time chocolate syrup had only been used for making ice-cream sodas.

1889 - The Wall Street Journal was first published.

1889 - John L. Sullivan defeated Jake Kilrain, in the last championship bare-knuckle fight. The fight lasted 75 rounds.

1907 - Florenz Ziegfeld staged his first "Follies" on the roof of the New York Theater in New York City.

1919 - US President Wilson returned from the Versailles Peace Conference in France.

1947 - Demolition work began in New York City for the new permanent headquarters of the United Nations.

1950 - General Douglas MacArthur was named commander-in-chief of United Nations forces in Korea.

1953 - Notre Dame announced that the next five years of its football games would be shown in theatres over closed circuit TV.

1960 - The Soviet Union charged Gary Powers with espionage. He was shot down in a U-2 spy plane.

1963 - All Cuban-owned assets in the US were frozen.

1969 - The U.S. Patent Office issued a patent for the game "Twister."

1970 - The San Francisco Giant’s Jim Ray Hart became the first National League player in 59 seasons to collect six runs batted (RBI) during a single inning.

1986 - Kurt Waldheim was inaugurated as president of Austria despite controversy over his alleged ties to Nazi war crimes.

1993 - Charles Keating, chief of Lincoln Savings & Loan Association, was sentenced to 12 years and seven months in prison for violating California security and fraud laws.

1997 - The Mayo Clinic and the US government warned that the diet-drug combination known as "fen-phen" could cause serious heart and lung damage.

1997 - NATO invited Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic to join the alliance in 1999.

2000 - J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" was released in the US It was the fourth Harry Potter book.

Happy Birthday betts01 :HappyBday

Casshew 07-09-2004 08:42 AM

July 9th in History

0118 - Hadrian, Rome's new emperor, made his entry into the city.

0455 - Avitus, the Roman military commander in Gaul, became Emperor of the West.

1540 - England's King Henry VIII had his 6-month-old marriage to his fourth wife, Anne of Cleves, annulled.

1553 - Maurice of Saxony was mortally wounded at Sievershausen, Germany, while defeating Albert of Brandenburg-Kulmbach.

1609 - In a letter to the crown, the emperor Rudolf II granted Bohemia freedom of worship.

1755 - General Edward Braddock was killed when French and Indian troops ambushed his force of British regulars and colonial militia.

1776 - The American Declaration of Independence was read aloud to Gen. George Washington's troops in New York

1789 - In Versailles, the French National Assembly declared itself the Constituent Assembly and began to prepare a French constitution.

1790 - The Swedish navy captured one third of the Russian fleet at the naval battle of Svensksund in the Baltic Sea.

1792 - S.L. Mitchell of Columbia College in New York City became the first Professor of Agriculture.

1808 - The leather-splitting machine was patented by Samuel Parker.

1816 - Argentina declared independence from Spain.

1847 - A 10-hour work day was established for workers in the state of New Hampshire.

1850 -USPresident Zachary Taylor died in office at the age of 55. He was succeeded by Millard Fillmore. Taylor had only served 16 months.

1872 - The doughnut cutter was patented by John F. Blondel.

1877 - Alexander Graham Bell, Gardiner Greene Hubbard, Thomas Sanders and Thomas Watson formed the Bell Telephone Company.

1878 - The corncob pipe was patented by Henry Tibbe.

1900 - The Commonwealth of Australia was established by an act of the British Parliament, uniting the separate colonies under a federal government.

1910 - W.R. Brookins became the first to fly an airplane a mile in the air.

1918 - 101 people were killed when an inbound local train collided with an outbound express in Nashville, TN

1922 - Johnny Weissmuller became the first person to swim the 100 meters freestyle in less than a minute.

1935 - Norman Bright ran the two mile event in the record time of 9 minutes, 13.2 seconds at a meet in New York City.

1943 - American and British forces made an amphibious landing on Sicily.

1946 - OJ Simpson was born

1947 - The engagement of Britain's Princess Elizabeth to Lt. Philip Mountbatten was announced.

1951 - US President Truman asked Congress to formally end the state of war between the United States and Germany.

1953 - New York Airways began the first commuter passenger service by helicopter.

1956 - Tom Hanks was Born

1968 - The first All-Star baseball game to be played indoors took place at the Astrodome in Houston, TX

1971 - The US turned over complete responsibility of the Demilitarized Zone to South Vietnamese units.

1972 - Paul McCartney appeared on stage for the first time since 1966 as his group, Wings, opened at Chateauvillon in the south of France.

1982 - A Pan Am Boeing 727 crashed in Kenner, LA all 146 people aboard and eight people on the ground were killed.

1985 - Herschel Walker of the New Jersey Generals was named the Most Valuable Player in the United States Football League (USFL).

1985 - Joe Namath, signed a five-year pact with ABC-TV to provide commentary for "Monday Night Football".

1997 - Mike Tyson was banned from the boxing ring and fined $3 million for biting the ear of opponent Evander Holyfield.

1998 - Janet Jackson set a gross revenue record of $875,000 at the MCI Center in Washington, DC. The previous record was set my Yanni on January 31, 1998, with $860,300.

Casshew 07-10-2004 11:57 AM

It's July 10th ~ read all about it!!

1609 - The Catholic states in Germany set up a league under the leadership of Maximillian of Bavaria.

1679 - The British crown claimed New Hampshire as a royal colony.

1747 - Persian ruler Nadir Shah was assassinated at Fathabad in Persia.

1776 - The statue of King George III was pulled down in New York City.

1778 - In support of the American Revolution, Louis XVI declared war on England.

1821 - U.S. troops took possession of Florida. The territory was sold by Spain.

1832 - U.S. President Andrew Jackson vetoed legislation to re-charter the Second Bank of the United States.

1866 - Edison P. Clark patented his indelible pencil.

1890 - Wyoming became the 44th united state.

1900 - ‘His Master’s Voice’, was registered with the U.S. Patent Office. The logo of the Victor Recording Company, and later, RCA Victor, shows the dog, Nipper, looking into the horn of a gramophone machine.

1913 - The highest temperature ever recorded in the U.S. was 134 degrees in Death Valley, CA.

1919 - The Treaty of Versailles was hand delivered to the U.S. Senate by President Wilson.

1925 - The official news agency of the Soviet Union, TASS, was established.

1928 - George Eastman first demonstrated color motion pictures.

1929 - The U.S. government began issuing paper money in the small size.

1938 - Howard Hughes completed a 91 hour flight around the world.

1940 - The 114-day Battle of Britain began during World War II.

1943 - Arthur Ashe, the first African-American inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame, was born. He had won 33 career titles.

1949 - The first practical rectangular television was presented. The picture tube measured 12 by 16 and sold for $12.

1951 - Armistice talks aimed at ending the Korean conflict began at Kaesong.

1951 - Sugar Ray Robinson was defeated for only the second time in 133 fights as Randy Turpin took the middleweight crown.

1953 - American forces withdraw from Pork Chop Hill in Korea after heavy fighting.

1962 - The Telstar Communications satellite was launched. The satellite relayed TV and telephone signals between Europe and the U.S.

1962 - Fred Baldasare swam the English Channel underwater. It was a 42 miles and took 18 hours.

1969 - The National League was divided up into two baseball divisions.

1973 - Britain granted the Bahamas their independence after three centuries of British colonial rule.

1975 - Cher filed for divorce from Greg Allman, just ten days after the couple had married.

1984 - Dwight ‘Doc’ Gooden, of the New York Mets, became the youngest player to appear in an All-Star Game as a pitcher. He was 19 years, 7 months, and 24 days old.

1985 - Coca-Cola resumed selling the old formula of Coke, it was renamed "Coca-Cola Classic." It was also announced that they would continue to sell "New" Coke.

1989 - Mel Blanc, the "man of a thousand voices," died at age 81. He was known for such cartoon characters as Daffy Duck, Bugs Bunny and Porky Pig.

1990 - Mikhail Gorbachev won re-election as the leader of the Soviet Communist Party.

1991 - Boris Yeltsin took the oath of office as the first elected president of the Russian republic.

1991 - U.S. President Bush lifted economic sanctions against South Africa, citing its "profound transformation" toward racial equality.

1992 - In Miami, a federal judge sentenced former Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega to 40 years in prison. He was convicted of drug and racketeering charges.

1992 - In New York, a jury found Pan Am responsible for allowing a terrorist to destroy Flight 103 in 1988, killing 270 people.

1993 - Kenyan runner Yobes Ondieki became the first man to run 10,000 meters in less than 27 minutes.

1997 - NATO forces captured one Serb war crimes suspect and killed another in a warning to Bosnia's most wanted.

1997 - Scientists in London said DNA from a Neanderthal skeleton supported a theory that all humanity descended from an "African Eve" 100,000 to 200,000 years ago.

1998 - The World Bank approved a $700 million loan to Thailand.

1998 - The U.S. military delivered the remains of Air Force 1st Lt. Michael Blassie to his family in St. Louis. He had been placed in Arlington Cemetery's Tomb of the Unknown in 1984. His identity had been confirmed with DNA tests.

1998 - The Diocese of Dallas agreed to pay $23.4 million to nine former altar boys who said they had been molested by a priest.

1999 - The heads of six African nations that had troops in the Democratic Republic of the Congo signed a cease-fire agreement that would end the civil war in that nation.

2000 - A pipeline explosion in southern Nigeria killed about 250 villagers.

2000 - A woman was sentenced to nine years in prison for allowing three men to have sex with her 13-year-old daughter. The men involved were sentenced from six to seven years in prison.

2000 - Justin Pierce commited suicide the day before the premiere of his last movie "Pigeonholed."

2000 - Jean-Claude Van Damme was given three years probation and fined $1,200 for drunk driving and driving without a license. Van Damme had been arrested after he crashed his Mercedes-Benz into a restaurant on September 23, 1999.

2002 - Dolly Parton launched a 13-city tour. It was her first tour in decades.

2002 - Peter Paul Rubens' painting "The Massacre of the Innocents" sold for $76.2 million at Sotheby's.

Happy Birthday WasBlind! :HappyBday

Casshew 07-11-2004 10:28 AM

July 11th ~ Today in History

1346 - Charles IV of Luxembourg was elected Holy Roman Emperor in Germany.
1533 - Henry VIII, who divorced his wife and became head of the church of England, was excommunicated from the Catholic Church by Pope Clement VII.

1708 - The French were defeated at Oudenarde, Malplaquet, in the Netherlands by the Duke of Marlborough and Eugene of Savoy.

1742 - A papal decree was issued condemning the disciplining actions of the Jesuits in China.

1786 - Morocco agreed to stop attacking American ships in the Mediterranean for a payment of $10,000.

1798 - The US Marine Corps was formally re-established by "An Act for Establishing a Marine Corps" passed by the US Congress. The act also created the U.S. Marine Band. The Marines were first commissioned by the Continental Congress on November 10, 1775.

1804 - The US first secretary of the treasury, Alexander Hamilton, was killed by Vice President Aaron Burr in a duel.

1864 - In the US Confederate forces led by Gen. Jubal Early began an invasion of Washington, DC. They turned back the next day.

1914 - Babe Ruth debuted in the major leagues with the Boston Red Sox.

1918 - Enrico Caruso recorded "Over There" written by George M. Cohan.

1934 - The first appointments to the newly created Federal Communications Commission were made.

1934 - US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt became the first American chief executive to travel through the Panama Canal while in office.

1955 - The US Air Force Academy was dedicated in Colorado Springs, CO, at Lowry Air Base.

1960 - In Honolulu, HI, the first tournament held outside the continental U.S., sanctioned by the U.S. Golf Association, began.

1962 - The first transatlantic TV transmission was sent through the Telstar I satellite.

1972 - U.S. forces broke the 95-day siege at An Loc in Vietnam.

1977 - The Medal of Freedom was awarded posthumously to Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in a White House ceremony.

1978 - 216 people were killed when a tanker truck overfilled with propylene gas exploded on a coastal highway south of Tarragona, Spain.

1979 - The abandoned U.S. space station Skylab returned to Earth. It burned up in the atmosphere and showered debris over the Indian Ocean and Australia.

1980 - Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini ordered the release of hostage Richard Queen due to illness. Queen was flown to Zurich, Switzerland. Queen had been taken hostage with 62 other Americans at the U.S. embassy in Tehran on November 4, 1979.

1985 - Dr. H. Harlan Stone announced that he had used zippers for stitches on 28 patients. The zippers were used when he thought he may have to re-operate.

1985 - Nolan Ryan of the Houston Astros became the first major league pitcher to earn 4,000 strikeouts in a career.

1987 - Bo Jackson signed a contract to play football for the L.A. Raiders for 5 years. He was also continued to play baseball for the Kansas City Royals.

1994 - Shawn Eckardt was sentenced in Portland, OR, to 18 months in prison for his role in the attack on figure skater Nancy Kerrigan.

1995 - Full diplomatic relations were established between the United States and Vietnam.

1998 - U.S. Air Force Lt. Michael Blassie, a casualty of the Vietnam War, was laid to rest near his Missouri home. He had been positively identified from his remains that had been enshrined in the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington, VA.

1999 - A U.S. Air Force jet flew over the Antarctic and dropped off emergency medical supplies for Dr. Jerri Nelson after she had discovered a lump in her breast. Nelso was at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Research Center.

2000 - Comedian Jimmy Walker was cited for failing to maintain his lane after his car collided with another vehicle.

2000 - Arkansas Judge Leon Johnson announced that he would preside over the disbarment case against U.S. President Clinton. Several other judges had stepped aside from the case citing the appearance of conflict of interest.

2000 - The video "Jaws," the Anniversary Collector's Edition, was released.

2000 - Liam Neeson broke his pelvis after hitting a deer with his Harley Davidson motorcycle.

Birthdays today at WS ~ gidget641 :HappyBday

Casshew 07-12-2004 07:44 AM

July 12th ~ I have a good feeling about today

100 BC ~ Julius Caesar was born

1096 - Crusaders under Peter the Hermit reached Sofia in Hungary.

1543 - England's King Henry VIII married his sixth and last wife, Catherine Parr.

1690 - Protestant forces led by William of Orange defeated the Roman Catholic army of James II.

1691 - William III defeated the allied Irish and French armies at the Battle of Aughrim, Ireland.

1790 - The French Assembly approved a Civil Constitution providing for the election of priests and bishops.

1806 - The Confederation of the Rhine was established in Germany.

1862 - The U.S. Congress authorized the Medal of Honor.

1864 - U.S. President Abraham Lincoln became the first standing president to witness a battle as Union forces repelled Jubal Early's army on the outskirts of Washington, DC.

1912 - The first foreign-made film to premiere in America, "Queen Elizabeth", was shown.

1931 - A major league baseball record for doubles was set as the St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago Cubs combined for a total of 23.

1933 - A minimum wage of 40 cents an hour was established in the U.S.

1937 - Bill Cosby was born

1941 - Moscow was bombed by the German Luftwaffe for the first time.

1946 - "The Adventures of Sam Spade" was heard on ABC radio for the first time.

1954 - U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower proposed a highway modernization program, with costs to be shared by federal and state governments.

1954 - The Major League Baseball Players Association was organized in Cleveland, OH.

1957 - The U.S. surgeon general, Leroy E. Burney, reported that there was a direct link between smoking and lung cancer.

1960 - The first Etch-A-Sketch went on sale.

1974 - John Ehrlichman, a former aide to U.S. President Nixon, and three others were convicted of conspiring to violate the civil rights of Daniel Ellsberg's former psychiatrist.

1982 - "E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial" broke all box-office records by surpassing the $100-million mark of ticket sales in the first 31 days of its opening.

1982 - The last of the distinctive-looking Checker taxicabs rolled off the assembly line in Kalamazoo, MI.

1984 - Democratic presidential candidate Walter F. Mondale named U.S. Rep. Geraldine A. Ferraro of New York to be his running mate. Ferraro was the first woman to run for vice president on a major party ticket.

1990 - Russian republic president Boris N. Yeltsin announced his resignation from the the Soviet Communist Party.

1993 - 196 people were killed when an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 on the Richter Scale struck northern Japan.

1998 - In Ballymoney, Northern Ireland, three young brothers were burned to death in an arson attack while they slept.

1998 - 1.7 billion people watched soccer's World Cup finals between France and Brazil. France won 3-0.

1999 - Walt Disney Co. announced that it was merging all of its Internet operations together with Infoseek into Go.com.

2000 - Russia launched the Zvezda after two years of delays. The module was built to be the living quarters for the International Space Station (ISS.)

2000 - A car bomb exploded in central Madrid injuring nine people. The attack was blamed on the Basque separatist group ETA.

2000 - The movie "X-Men" premiered in New York.

Two birthdays today at WS ~ angelmom & JennyBeer :HappyBday

Casshew 07-13-2004 08:42 AM

July 13th - what happened today?

1099 - The Crusaders launched their final assault on Muslims in Jerusalem.

1534 - The Ottoman armies captured Tabriz in northwestern Persia.

1558 - Led by the court of Egmont, the Spanish army defeated the French at Gravelines, France.

1585 - A group of 108 English colonists, led by Sir Richard Grenville, reached Roanoke Island, NC.

1643 - In England, the Roundheads, led by Sir William Waller, were defeated by royalist troops under Lord Wilmot in the Battle of Roundway Down.

1754 - At the beginning of the French and Indian War, George Washington surrendered the small, circular Fort Necessity in southwestern Pennsylvania to the French.

1787 - The U.S. Congress, under the Articles of Confederation, enacted the Northwest Ordinance, which established the rules for governing the Northwest Territory, for admitting new states to the Union and limiting the expansion of slavery.

1793 - French revolutionary writer Jean Paul Marat was stabbed to death in his bath by Charlotte Corday. She was executed four days later.

1812 - The first pawnbroking ordinance was passed in New York City.

1832 - Henry Schoolcraft discovered the source of the Mississippi River in Minnesota.

1835 - John Ruggles received patent #1 from the U.S. Patent Office for a traction wheel used in locomotive steam engines. All 9,957 previous patents were not numbered.

1863 - Opponents of the Civil War draft began three days of rioting in New York City, which resulted in more than 1,000 casualties.

1875 - David Brown patented the first cash-carrier system.

1878 - The Congress of Berlin divided the Balkans among European powers.

1896 - Philadelphia’s Ed Delahanty became the second major league player to hit four home runs in a single game.

1931 - A major German financial institution, Danabank, failed. This led to the closing of all banks in Germany until August 5.

1941 - Britain and the Soviet Union signed a mutual aid pact, that provided the means for Britain to send war material to the Soviet Union.

1954 - In Geneva, the United States, Great Britain and France reached an accord on Indochina which divided Vietnam into two countries, North and South, along the 17th parallel.

1967 - Race-related rioting broke out in Newark, NJ. At the end of four days of violence 27 people had been killed.

1971 - The Army of Morocco executed ten leaders accused of leading a revolt.

1972 - Carroll Rosenbloom (owner of the Baltimore Colts) and Robert Irsay (owner of the Los Angeles Rams) traded teams.

1973 - David Bedford set a new world record in the 10,000-meter race in London. His time was 27 minutes, 31 seconds.

1978 - Lee Iacocca was fired as president of Ford Motor Co. by chairman Henry Ford II.

1979 - A 45-hour siege began at the Egyptian Embassy in Ankara, Turkey. Four Palestinian guerrillas killed two security men and seized 20 hostages.

1982 - The All-Star Game was played outside the United States for the first time. They played in Montreal, Canada.

1984 - In Arkansas, Terry Wallis was injured in a car accident and was left comatose. He came out of the coma in June of 2003.

1994 - Jeff Gillooly, Tonya Harding's ex-husband, was sentenced in Portland, OR, to two years in prison for his role in the attack on Nancy Kerrigan.

1998 - "Image of an Assassination" went on sale. The video documentary is of Abraham Zapruder's home video of U.S. President Kennedy's assassination in Dallas.

1998 - Four young cousins in Gallup, NM, died after becoming trapped in a car trunk.

1998 - RealNetworks Inc. rolled out a test version of RealSystem G2. G2 is a streaming video and audio delivery system.

2000 - The United States and Vietnam singed a major trade agreement. The pact still needed to be approved by the U.S. Congress.

2000 - Sprint Corp. and WorldCom canceled their planned merger due to opposition by regulators in the United States and Europe.

Happy 50th Birthday ~ Thorkim :HappyBday

Casshew 07-14-2004 08:37 AM

July 14tt ~ what happened today?

1223 - In France, Louis VIII succeeded his father, Philip Augustus.

1430 - Joan of Arc, taken prisoner by the Burgundians in May, was handed over to Pierre Cauchon, the bishop of Beauvais.

1456 - Hungarians defeated the Ottomans at the Battle of Belgrade.

1536 - France and Portugal signed the naval treaty of Lyons, which aligned them against Spain.

1789 - French Revolution began with Parisians stormed the Bastille prison and released the seven prisoners inside.

1798 - The U.S. Congress passed the Sedition Act. The act made it a federal crime to write, publish, or utter false or malicious statements about the U.S. government.

1868 - Alvin J. Fellows patented the tape measure.

1891 - The primacy of Thomas Edison's lamp patents was upheld in the court decision Electric Light Company vs. U.S. Electric Lighting Company.

1900 - European Allies retook Tientsin, China, from the rebelling Boxers.

1908 - "The Adventures of Dolly" opened at the Union Square Theatre in New York City.

1911 - Harry N. Atwood landed an airplane on the lawn of the White House to accept an award from U.S. President William Taft.

1914 - Robert H. Goddard patented liquid rocket-fuel.

1933 - All German political parties except the Nazi Party were outlawed.

1940 - A force of German Ju-88 bombers attacked Suez, Egypt, from bases in Crete.

1941 - Vichy French Foreign Legionaries signed an armistice in Damascus, which allowed them to join the Free French Foreign Legion.

1945 - American battleships and cruisers bombarded the Japanese home islands for the first time.

1946 - Dr. Benjamin Spock’s "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was first published.

1951 - The first sports event to be shown in color, on CBS-TV, was the Molly Pitcher Handicap at Oceanport, NJ.

1951 - The George Washington Carver National Monument in Joplin, MO, became the first national park to honor an African American.

1958 - The army of Iraq overthrew the monarchy.

1965 - The American space probe Mariner 4 flew by Mars, and sent back photographs of the planet.

1966 - In a Chicago dormitory, Richard Speck murdered eight student nurses.

1967 - Eddie Mathews of the Houston Astros hit his 500th career home run.

1968 - Hank Aaron, while with the Atlanta Braves, hit his 500th career home run.

1981 - The All-Star Game was postponed because of a 33-day-old baseball players strike. The game was held on August 9.

1998 - Los Angeles sued 15 tobacco companies for $2.5 billion over the dangers of secondhand smoke.

2001 - Beijing was awarded the 2008 Olympics. It was the first time that the China had been awarded the games.

2003 - Jerry Springer officially filed papers to run for the U.S. Senate from Ohio

Happy Birthday, websleuther katbug :p :dance: :blowkiss:

Casshew 07-15-2004 07:48 AM

July 15 ~ seems like a good allround day

1099 - Jerusalem fell to the Crusaders.

1410 - Poles and Lithuanians defeated the Teutonic knights at Tannenburg, Prussia.

1685 - The Duke of Monmouth was executed in Tower Hill in England, after his army was defeated at Sedgemore.

1788 - Louis XVI jailed 12 deputies who protested new judicial reforms.

1789 - The electors of Paris set up a "Commune" to live without the authority of the government.

1806 - Lieutenant Zebulon Pike began his western expedition from Fort Belle Fountaine, near St. Louis, MS.

1813 - Napoleon Bonaparte's representatives met with the Allies in Prague to discuss peace terms.

1834 - Lord Napier of England arrived in Macao, China as the first chief superintendent of trade.

1857 - British women and children were murdered in the second Cawnpore Massacre during the Indian Mutiny.

1863 - Confederate raider Bill Anderson and his Bushwhackers attacked Huntsville, MO, where they stole $45,000 from the local bank.

1870 - Georgia became the last of the Confederate states to be readmitted to the Union.

1876 - George Washington Bradley of St. Louis pitched the first no-hitter in baseball in a 2-0 win over Hartford.

1888 - "Printers’ Ink" was first sold.

1895 - Ex-prime minister of Bulgaria, Stephen Stambulov, was murdered by Macedonian rebels.

1901 - Over 74,000 Pittsburgh steel workers went on strike.

1904 - The first Buddhist temple in the U.S. was established in Los Angeles, CA.

1916 - In Seattle, WA, Pacific Aero Products was incorporated by William Boeing. The company was later renamed Boeing Co.

1918 - The Second Battle of the Marne began during World War I.

1922 - The duck-billed platypus arrived in America, direct from Australia. It was exhibited at the Bronx Zoo in New York City.

1940 - Robert Wadlow died at the age of 22. At that time he was 8 feet, 11-1/10 inches tall and weighed 439 pounds.

1942 - The first supply flight from India to China over the 'Hump' was carried to help China's war effort.

1958 - Five thousand U.S. Marines landed in Beirut, Lebanon, to protect the pro-Western government. The troops withdrew October 25, 1958.

1965 - The spacecraft Mariner IV sent back the first close-up pictures of the planet Mars.

1965 - Joan Rivers and Edgar Rosenberg were married.

1968 - ABC-TV premiered "One Life to Live".

1968 - Commercial air travel began between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R., when the first plane, a Soviet Aeroflot jet, landed at Kennedy International Airport in New York.

1971 - U.S. President Nixon announced he would visit the People's Republic of China to seek a "normalization of relations."

1973 - Nolan Ryan of the California Angels became the first pitcher in two decades to win two no-hitters in a season.

1976 - A 36-hour kidnap ordeal began for 26 schoolchildren and their bus driver when they were abducted by three gunmen near Chowchilla, CA. All of the captives escaped unharmed.

1981 - Steven Ford, son of former President Gerald R. Ford, appeared in a seduction scene of "The Young and the Restless" on CBS-TV. Ford played the part of Andy.

1985 - Baseball players voted to strike on August 6th if no contract was reached with baseball owners. The strike turned out to be just a one-day interruption.

1994 - Phil Collins announced that he was seeking a divorce from his wife Jill.

1997 - Gianni Versace was shot to death by Andrew Phillip Cunanan outside his home in Miami, FL. Cunanan was found dead eight days later.

1999 - Harold Greene received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

2002 - A boat captained by Bob Segar won its division in the 78th annual Port Huron-to-Mackinac Island Sailboat Race.

Casshew 07-16-2004 07:53 AM

July 16th - what happened on this day?

1765 - Prime Minister of England Lord Greenville resigned and was replaced by Lord Rockingham.

1774 - Russia and the Ottoman Empire signed the treaty of Kuchuk-Kainardji, ending their six-year war.

1779 - American troops under General Anthony Wayne capture Stony Point, NY.

1790 - The District of Columbia, or Washington, DC, was established as the permanent seat of the United States Government.

1791 - Louis XVI was suspended from office until he agreed to ratify the constitution.

1845 - The New York Yacht Club hosted the first American boating regatta.

1862 - Two Union soldiers and their servant ransacked a house and raped a slave in Sperryville, VA.

1862 - David G. Farragut became the first rear admiral in the U.S. Navy.

1875 - The new French constitution was finalized.

1912 - Bradley A. Fiske patented the airplane torpedo.

1918 - Czar Nicholas II and his family were executed by Bolsheviks at Ekaterinburg, Russia.

1926 - The first underwater color photographs appeared in "National Geographic" magazine. The pictures had been taken near the Florida Keys.

1935 - Oklahoma City became the first city in the U.S. to make use of parking meters.

1940 - Adolf Hitler ordered the preparations to begin on the invasion of England, known as Operation Sea Lion.

1942 - French police officers rounded up 13,000 Jews and held them in the Winter Velodrome. The round-up was part of an agreement between Pierre Laval and the Nazis. Germany had agreed to not deport French Jews if France arrested foreign Jews.

1944 - Soviet troops occupied Vilna, Lithuania, in their drive toward Germany.

1945 - The United States detonated the first atomic bomb in a test at Alamogordo, NM.

1950 - The largest crowd in sporting history was 199,854. They watched the Uruguay defeat Brazil in the World Cup soccer finals in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

1951 - J.D. Salinger's novel, "The Catcher in the Rye," was first published.

1957 - Marine Major John Glenn set a transcontinental speed record when he flew a jet from California to New York in 3 hours, 23 minutes and 8 seconds.

1969 - Apollo 11 blasted off from Cape Kennedy, FL, and began the first manned mission to land on the moon.

1970 - The Pittsburgh Pirates played their first game at Three Rivers Stadium.

1973 - Alexander P. Butterfield informed the Senate committee investigating the Watergate affair of the existence of recorded tapes.

1979 - Saddam Hussein became president of Iraq after forcing Hasan al-Bakr to resign.

1981 - After 23 years with the name Datsun, executives of Nissan changed the name of their cars to Nissan.

1985 - The All-Star Game, televised on NBC-TV, was the first program broadcast in stereo by a TV network.

1990 - An earthquake measuring 7.7 on the Richter Scale devastated the Philippines, killing over 1600 people.

1999 - The plane of John F. Kennedy Jr. crashed off the coast of Martha's Vineyard, MA. His wife, Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, and her sister, Lauren Bessette, were also on board the plane. The body of John Kennedy was found on July 21, 1999.

Casshew 07-17-2004 10:38 AM

July 17 ~ what happened today?... :waitasec:

1212 - The Moslems were crushed in the Spanish crusade.

1453 - France defeated England at Castillon, France, which ended the 100 Years' War.

1762 - Peter III of Russia and his wife were murdered. Catherine II took the throne.

1785 - France limited the importation of goods from Britain.

1815 - Napoleon Bonaparte surrendered to the British at Rochefort, France.

1821 - Spain ceded Florida to the U.S.

Birthday!!! ~ It's the Yakwoman!!! :crazy:

1862 - National cemeteries were authorized by the U.S. government.

1866 - Authorization was given to build a tunnel beneath the Chicago River. The three-year project cost $512,709.

1867 - Harvard School of Dental Medicine was established in Boston, MA. It was the first dental school in the U.S.

1898 - U.S. troops under General William R. Shafter took Santiago de Cuba during the Spanish-American War.

1917 - The British royal family adopted the Windsor name.

1920 - Sinclair Lewis finished his novel "Main Street".

1941 - The longest hitting streak in baseball history ended when the Cleveland Indians pitchers held New York Yankee Joe DiMaggio hitless for the first time in 57 games.

1944 - 232 people were killed when 2 ammunition ships exploded in Port Chicago, CA.

1945 - U.S. President Truman, Soviet leader Josef Stalin and British Prime Minister Winston S. Churchill began meeting at Potsdam in the final Allied summit of World War II. During the meeting Stalin made the comment that "Hitler had escaped."

1946 - Chinese communists opened a drive against the Nationalist army on the Yangtze River.

1954 - The Brooklyn Dodgers made history as the first team with a majority of black players.

1955 - Disneyland opened in Anaheim, CA.

1960 - Francis Gary Powers pled guilty to spying charges in a Moscow court after his U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union.

1966 - Ho Chi Minh ordered a partial mobilization of North Vietnam forces to defend against American air strikes.

1975 - An Apollo spaceship docked with a Soyuz spacecraft in orbit. It was the first link up between the U.S. and Soviet Union.

1979 - Nicaraguan President Anastasio Somoza resigned and fled to Miami in exile.

1981 - Two skywalks suspended from the ceiling over the atrium lobby at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Kansas City, MO, collapsed. 114 people were killed. Five years later two design engineers were convicted for their negligence.

1986 - The largest bankruptcy filing in U.S. history took place when LTV Corporation asked for court protection from more than 20,000 creditors. LTV Corp. had debts in excess of $4 billion.

1987 - Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North and rear Admiral John Poindexter begin testifying to Congress at the "Iran-Contra" hearings.

1995 - The Nasdaq composite stock index rose above 1,000 for the first time.

1996 - 230 people were killed when TWA Flight 800 exploded and crashed off Long Island, NY.

1997 - After 117 years, the Woolworth Corp. closed its last 400 stores.

1998 - Nicholas II, the last of Romanov czars, was buried in Russia 80 years after he and his family were executed by the Bolsheviks.

1998 - An entire village was swept away in Papua New Guinea by a 23-foot wave that was triggered by an undersea earthquake. Eight days later the government reported that 1,500 people were dead, 2,000 were missing and thousands were homeless.

1998 - Biologists reported that they had deciphered the genome (genetic map) of the syphilis bacterium.

Casshew 07-18-2004 09:17 PM

On this Day - July 18th

1564 - The artist Michelanglelo died in Rome.

1685 - Robert Cavelier, Sieur de LaSalle established Fort St. Louis at Matagorda Bay, and thus formed the basis for France's claim to Texas.

1735 - The first opera performed in America. The work was "Flora" (or "Hob in the Well") was presented in Charleston, SC.

1841 - The first continuous filibuster in the U.S. Senate began. It lasted until March 11th.

1861 - Jefferson Davis was inaugurated as the President of the Confederate States.

1885 - Mark Twain's "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" was published in the U.S. for the first time.

1900 - A San Francisco man claimed that X-rays had cured his cancer.

1913 - The famous French painting "Nude Descending a Staircase", by the French artist, Marcel Duchamp, was displayed at an "Armory Show" in New York City.

1930 - Elm Farm Ollie became the first cow to fly in an airplane.

1930 - The planet Pluto was discovered by Clyde Tombaugh. The discovery was made as a result of photographs taken in January 1930.

1932 - Sonja Henie won her 6th world women’s figure skating title in Montreal, Canada.

1938 - "The Big Broadcast of 1938" was released.

1949 - "Yours Truly Johnny Dollar" debuted on CBS radio.

1952 - Greece and Turkey became members of NATO.

1953 - "Bwana Devil" opened. It was the first three-dimensional feature.

1953 - Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz signed a contract worth $8,000,000 to continue the "I Love Lucy" TV show through 1955.

1964 - "Any Wednesday" opened at the Music Box Theatre in New York City. The play established Gene Hackman as an actor.

1970 - The Chicago Seven defendants were found innocent of conspiring to incite riots at the 1968 Democratic national convention.

1972 - The California Supreme Court struck down the state's death penalty.

1977 - The space shuttle Enterprise went on its maiden "flight" sitting on top of a Boeing 747.

1984 - Reed Larson (Detroit Red Wings) got two assists to become the highest scoring, American-born player in the history of the National Hockey League. Larson broke the record by scoring his 432nd point.

1987 - The executives of the Girl Scout movement decided to change the color of the scout uniform from the traditional Girl Scout green to the newer Girl Scout blue.

1998 - In Russia, money shortages resulted in the shutting down of three plants that produced nuclear weapons.

1998 - In Nevada, two white separatists were arrested and accused of plotting a bacterial attack on subways in New York City.

2000 - The U.S. Commerce Department reported a deficit in trade goods and services of $271.3 billion for 1999. It was the largest calender-year trade gap in U.S. history.

2001 - NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt, Sr., was killed in a crash during the Daytona 500 race.

2003 - In South Korea, at least 120 people were killed when a man lit a fire on a subway train.

Happy Birthday to Websleuthers jlock (65), curiousbrwniiis (55)

Casshew 07-19-2004 07:47 AM

July 19th ~ Today in History

1525 - The Catholic princes of Germany formed the Dessau League to fight against the Reformation.

1553 - Fifteen-year-old Lady Jane Grey was deposed as Queen of England after claiming the crown for nine days. Mary, the daughter of King Henry VIII, was proclaimed Queen.

1788 - Prices plunged on the Paris stock market.

1799 - The Rosetta Stone, a tablet with hieroglyphic translations into Greek, was found in Egypt.

1848 - The Women's Rights Convention took place in Seneca Fall, NY. Bloomers were introduced at the convention.

1870 - France declared war on Prussia.

1909 - The first unassisted triple play in major-league baseball was made by Cleveland Indians shortstop Neal Ball in a game against Boston.

1939 - Dr. Roy P. Scholz became the first surgeon to use fiberglass sutures.

1942 - German U-boats were withdrawn from positions off the U.S. Atlantic coast due to effective American anti-submarine countermeasures.

1943 - During World War II, more than 150 B-17 and 112 B-24 bombers attacked Rome for the first time.

1946 - Marilyn Monroe acted in her first screen test.

1960 - Juan Marichal of the San Francisco Giants became the first pitcher to get a one-hitter in his major league debut.

1974 - The House Judiciary Committee recommended that U.S. President Richard Nixon should stand trial in the Senate for any of the five impeachment charges against him.

1975 - The Apollo and Soyuz spacecrafts separated after being linked in orbit for two days.

1979 - The Marxist Sandinistas seized control of Nicaragua.

1984 - Geraldine Ferraro was nominated by the Democratic Party to become the first woman from a major political party to run for the office of U.S. Vice-President.

1985 - George Bell won first place in a biggest feet contest with a shoe size of 28-1/2. Bell, at age 26, stood 7 feet 10 inches tall.

1985 - Christa McAuliffe of New Hampshire was chosen to be the first schoolteacher to ride aboard the space shuttle. She died with six others when the Challenger exploded the following year.

1989 - 112 people were killed when a United Airline DC-10 airplane crashed in Sioux City, Iowa. 184 people did survive the accident.

Happy Birthday Mimi :HappyBday

Casshew 07-20-2004 08:22 AM

July 20th ~ on this day :cool:

1801 - A 1,235 pound cheese ball was pressed at the farm of Elisha Brown, Jr. The ball of cheese was later loaded on a horse-driven wagon and presented to U.S. President Thomas Jefferson at the White House.

1810 - Colombia declared independence from Spain.

1859 - Brooklyn and New York played baseball at Fashion Park Race Course on Long Island, NY. The game marked the first time that admission had been charged for to see a ball game. It cost $.50 to get in and the players on the field did not receive a salary (until 1863).

1861 - The Congress of the Confederate States began holding sessions in Richmond, VA.

1868 - Legislation that ordered U.S. tax stamps to be placed on all cigarette packs was passed.

1871 - British Columbia joined Confederation as a Canadian province.

1881 - Sioux Indian leader Sitting Bull, a fugitive since the Battle of the Little Big Horn, surrendered to federal troops.

1917 - The draft lottery in World War I went into operation.

1935 - NBC radio debuted "G-men." The show was later renamed "Gangbusters."

1942 - The first detachment of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, (WACS) began basic training at Fort Des Moines, Iowa.

1944 - An attempt by a group of German officials to assassinate Adolf Hitler failed. The bomb exploded at Hitler's Rastenburg headquarters. Hitler was only wounded.

1944 - U.S. President Roosevelt was nominated for an unprecedented fourth term of office at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago.

1947 - The National Football League (NFL) ruled that no professional team could sign a player who had college eligibility remaining.

1951 - Jordan's King Abdullah Ibn Hussein was assassinated in Jerusalem.

1961 - "Stop the World, I Want to Get Off" opened in London.

1969 - Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr. became the first men to walk on the moon.

1974 - Turkish forces invaded Cyprus.

1976 - America's Viking I robot spacecraft made a successful landing on Mars.

1977 - A flash flood hit Johnstown, PA, killing 80 people and causing $350 million worth of damage.

1982 - U.S. President Ronald Reagan pulled the U.S. out of comprehensive test ban negotiations indefinitely.

1984 - Hank Aaron broke Ty Cobb’s record, as he appeared in the 3,034th game of his career.

1985 - Treasure hunters began raising $400 million in coins and silver from the Spanish galleon "Nuestra Senora de Atocha." The ship had sank in 1622 40 miles of the coast of Key West, FL.

1992 - Vaclav Havel, the playwright who led the Velvet Revolution against communism, stepped down as president of Czechoslovakia.

1993 - White House deputy counsel Vincent Foster Jr. was found shot to death, a suicide, in a park near Washington, DC.

1997 - Seven people were arrested after New York City police found scores of deaf Mexicans kept in slave-like conditions and forced to peddle trinkets for the smugglers who had brought them to the U.S.

1998 - Russia won a $11.2 billion loan from the International Monetary Fund to help avert the devaluation of its currency.

2003 - In India, elephants used for commercial work began wearing reflectors to avoid being hit by cars during night work

WS Birthdays today Callie, Misty-Waves, shdbepaintin (49) :crazy: :cool:

Casshew 07-21-2004 07:48 AM

July 21st ~ what happened today?

1733 - John Winthrop was granted the first honorary Doctor of Law Degree in the U.S. The honor was given by Harvard College in Cambridge, MA.

1831 - Belgium became independent as Leopold I was proclaimed King of the Belgians.

1861 - The first major battle of the U.S. Civil War began. It was the Battle of Bull Run at Manassas Junction, VA. The Confederates won the battle.

1873 - Jesse James and his gang pulled off the first train robbery in the U.S. They took $3,000 from the Rock Island Express at Adair, IA.

1899 - Ernest Hemingway was born

1925 - The "Monkey Trial" ended in Dayton, TN. John T. Scopes was convicted of violating the state law for teaching Darwin's theory of evolution. The conviction was later overturned.

1930 - The Veterans’ Administration of the United States was established.

1931 - The first CBS-TV program was aired. The show featured singer Kate Smith, composer George Gershwin and New York City Mayor Jimmy Walker.

1931 - The Reno Race Track inaugurated the daily double in the U.S.

1940 - Lithuania, Estonia, and Latvia were annexed by the Soviet Union.

1944 - American forces landed on Guam during World War II.

1947 - Loren MacIver’s portrait of Emmett Kelly as Willie the Clown appeared on the cover of "LIFE" magazine.

1949 - The U.S. Senate ratified the North Atlantic Treaty.

1954 - The Geneva Conference partitioned Vietnam into North Vietnam and South Vietnam.

1957 - Althea Gibson became the first black woman to win a major U.S. tennis title when she won the Women’s National clay-court singles competition.

1958 - The last of "Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts" programs aired on CBS-TV.

1959 - A U.S. District Court judge in New York City ruled that "Lady Chatterley’s Lover" was not a dirty book.

1961 - Capt. Virgil "Gus" Grissom became the second American to rocket into a sub-orbital pattern around the Earth. He was flying on the Liberty Bell 7.

1968 - Arnold Palmer became the first golfer to make a million dollars in career earnings after he tied for second place at the PGA Championship.

1980 - Draft registration began in the United States for 19 and 20-year-old men.

1987 - Mary Hart, of "Entertainment Tonight", had her legs insured by Lloyd’s of London for $2 million.

1997 - The U.S.S. Constitution, which defended the United States during the War of 1812, set sail under its own power for the first time in 116 years.

1998 - Chinese gymnast Sang Lan, 17, was paralyzed after a fall while practicing for the women's vault competition at the Goodwill Games in New York. Spinal surgery 4 days later failed to restore sensation below her upper chest.

1999 - The missing plane of John F. Kennedy Jr. was found off of the coast of Martha's Vineyard, MA. The bodies of Kennedy, his wife Carolyn Bessette and her sister Lauren Bessette were found on board. The plane had crashed on July 16, 1999.

2000 - NBC announced that they had found nearly all of Milton Berle's kinescopes. The filmed recordings of Berle's early TV shows had been the subject of a $30 million lawsuit filed by Berle the previous May.

2002 - WorldCom Inc. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. At the time it was the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history.
Happy Birthday ~ Runningwild :blowkiss:

Casshew 07-22-2004 08:28 AM

Today in History ~ July 22nd

1376 - The legend of the Pied Piper of Hamelin leading rats out of town is said to have occurred on this date.

1587 - A second English colony was established on Roanoke Island off North Carolina. The colony vanished under mysterious circumstances.

1796 - Cleveland was founded by Gen. Moses Cleaveland.

1812 - English troops under the Duke of Wellington defeated the French at the Battle of Salamanca in Spain.

1916 - 10 people were killed when a bomb went off during a Preparedness Day parade in San Francisco, CA.

1926 - Babe Ruth caught a baseball at Mitchell Field in New York. The ball had been dropped from an airplane flying at 250 feet.

1933 - Wiley Post ended his around-the-world flight. He had traveled 15,596 miles in 7 days, 18 hours and 45 minutes.

1934 - John Dillinger was mortally wounded by FBI agents at the Biograph Theatre in Chicago, IL.

1937 - The U.S. Senate rejected President Roosevelt's proposal to add more justices to the Supreme Court.

1943 - American forces led by Gen. George S. Patton captured Palermo, Sicily.

1946 - 90 people were killed when Jewish extremists blew up a wing of the King David Hotel in Jerusalem.

1955 - U.S. Vice-President Richard M. Nixon chaired a cabinet meeting in Washington, DC. It was the first time that a Vice-President had carried out the task.

1965 - "Till Death Us Do Part" debuted on England’s BBC-TV.

1975 - Confederate General Robert E. Lee had his U.S. citizenship restored by the U.S. Congress.

1991 - Desiree Washington, a Miss Black America contestant, charged she'd been raped by boxer Mike Tyson in an Indianapolis hotel room. Tyson was later convicted of rape and served 3 years in prison.

1991 - Police arrested Jeffrey Dahmer after finding the remains of 11 victims in his apartment in Milwaukee. Dahmer confessed to 17 murders and was sentenced to life in prison.

1992 - Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar escaped from his luxury prison near Medellin. He was killed by security forces in December 1993.

1998 - Iran tested medium-range missile, capable of reaching Israel or Saudi Arabia.

2000 - Astronomers at the University of Arizona announced that they had found a 17th moon orbiting Jupiter.

2003 - In northern Iraq, Saddam Hussein's sons Odai and Qusai died after a gunfight with U.S. forces.

2003 - In Paris, France, a fire broke out near the top of the Eiffel Tower. About 4,000 visitors were evacuated and no injuries were reported.

Websleuthers Birthdays today ~ samsmom, ISPTRAX :HappyBday

Casshew 07-23-2004 08:34 AM

July 23rd ~ will YOU make history today?

1715 - The first lighthouse in America was authorized for construction at Little Brewster Island, Massachusetts.

1827 - The first swimming school in the U.S. opened in Boston, MA.

1829 - William Burt patented the typographer, which was the first typewriter.

1877 - The first municipal railroad passenger service began in Cincinnati, Ohio.

1886 - Steve Brodie, a New York saloonkeeper, claimed to have made a daredevil plunge from the Brooklyn Bridge into the East River.

1904 - The ice cream cone was invented by Charles E. Menches during the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis, MO.

1914 - Austria-Hungary issued an ultimatum to Serbia following the killing of Archduke Francis Ferdinand by a Serb assassin. The dispute led to World War I.

1938 - The first federal game preserve was approved by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The area was 2,000 acres in Utah.

1945 - The first passenger train observation car was placed in service by the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad.

1952 - Egyptian military officers led by Gamal Abdel Nasser overthrew King Farouk I.

1958 - The submarine Nautilus departed from Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, under orders to conduct "Operation Sunshine." The mission was to be the first vessel to cross the north pole by ship. The Nautils achieved the goal on August 3, 1958.

1962 - The "Telstar" communications satellite sent the first live TV broadcast to Europe.

1967 - In Detroit, MI, rioting that claimed some 43 lives.

1972 - Eddie Merckx of Belgium won his fourth consecutive Tour de France bicycling competition.

1972 - The U.S. launched Landsat 1 (ERTS-1). It was the first Earth-resources satellite.

1977 - A jury in Washington, DC, convicted 12 Hanafi Muslims of charges stemming from the hostage siege at three buildings the previous March.

1984 - Miss America, Vanessa Williams, turned in her crown after it had been discovered that nude photos of her had appeared in "Penthouse" magazine. She was the first to resign the title.

1986 - Britain's Prince Andrew married Sarah Ferguson at Westminster Abbey in London. They divorced in 1996.

1997 - Police in Miami Beach, FL, found the body of Andrew Cunanan. He was the suspected killer of Gianni Versace.

1998 - U.S. scientists at the University of Hawaii turned out more than 50 "carbon-copy" mice, with a cloning technique.

2000 - Lance Armstrong won his second Tour de France.

Happy Birthday to Keac :) :blowkiss:

Casshew 07-24-2004 02:00 PM

July 24th ~ what happened "on this day"

1847 - Mormon leader Brigham Young and his followers arrived in the valley of the Great Salt Lake in present-day Utah.

1847 - Richard M. Hoe patented the rotary-type printing press.

1849 - Georgetown University in Washington, DC. presented its first Doctor of Music Degree. It was given to Professor Henry Dielman.

1866 - Tennessee became the first state to be readmitted to the Union after the U.S. Civil War.

1923 - The Treaty of Lausanne, which settled the boundaries of modern Turkey, was concluded in Switzerland.

1929 - U.S. President Hoover proclaimed the Kellogg-Briand Pact, which renounced war as an instrument of foreign policy.

1933 - The first broadcast of "The Romance of Helen Trent" was heard on radio. 7,222 episodes were aired.

1933 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt gave his fourth "Fireside Chat."

1937 - The state of Alabama dropped charges against five black men accused of raping two white women in the so-called Scottsboro case.

1948 - Soviet occupation forces in Germany blockaded West Berlin. The U.S.-British airlift began the following day.

1956 - Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis ended their team. They ended the partnership a decade after it began on July 25, 1946.

1969 - The Apollo 11 astronauts splashed down safely in the Pacific Ocean.

1974 - The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled that President Nixon had to turn over subpoenaed White House tape recordings to the Watergate special prosecutor.

1978 - Billy Martin was fired for the first of three times as the manager of the New York Yankees baseball team.

1984 - Terry Bradshaw retired from the National Football League.

1985 - Walt Disney released their 25th full-length cartoon. The work was "The Black Cauldron."

1987 - Hulda Crooks, at 91 years of age, climbed Mt. Fuji. Hulda became the oldest person to climb Japan’s highest peak.

1998 - A gunman burst into U.S. Capitol and opened fire killing two police officers. Russel Weston Jr., was later ruled incompetent to stand trial.

1998 - Roy O. Disney received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

2003 - The U.S. released pictures of the bodies of Odai and Qusai Hussein. The two died during a battle with U.S. forces near Mosul, Iraq.

Happy Birthday to 3 great WS'ers TexSol, otisred, Coffeesnob

Casshew 07-25-2004 09:29 AM

0326 - Constantine refused to carry out the traditional pagan sacrifices.

1394 - Charles VI of France issued a decree for the general expulsion of Jews from France.

1564 - Maximillian II became emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.

1587 - Japanese strong-man Hideyoshi banned Christianity in Japan and ordered all Christians to leave.

1593 - France's King Henry IV converted from Protestantism to Roman Catholicism.

1759 - British forces defeated a French army at Fort Niagara in Canada.

1799 - Napoleon Bonaparte defeated the Ottomans at Aboukir, Egypt.

1805 - Aaron Burr visited New Orleans with plans to establish a new country, with New Orleans as the capital city.

1845 - China granted Belgium equal trading rights with Britain, France and the United States.

1850 - In Worcester, MA, Harvard and Yale University freshmen met in the first intercollegiate billiards match.

1850 - Gold was discovered in the Rogue River in Oregon.

1854 - The paper collar was patented by Walter Hunt.

1861 - The Crittenden Resolution, which called for the American Civil War to be fought to preserve the Union and not for slavery, was passed by the U.S. Congress.

1866 - Ulysses S. Grant was named General of the Army. He was the first American officer to hold the rank.

1868 - The U.S. Congress passed an act creating the Wyoming Territory.

1871 - Seth Wheeler patented perforated wrapping paper.

1907 - Korea became a protectorate of Japan.

1909 - French aviator Louis Bleriot flew across the English Channel in a monoplane. He traveled from Calais to Dover in 37 minutes. He was the first man to fly across the channel.

1914 - Russia declared that it would act to protect Serbian sovereignty.

1924 - Greece announced the deportation of 50,000 Armenians.

1934 - Austrian chancellor Engelbert Dollfuss was shot and killed by Nazis.

1939 - W2XBS TV in New York City presented the first musical comedy seen on TV. The show was "Topsy and Eva".

1941 - The U.S. government froze all Japanese and Chinese assets.

1943 - Italian Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini was overthrown in a coup.

1946 - The U.S. detonated an atomic bomb at Bikini Atoll in the Pacific. It was the first underwater test of the device.

1946 - Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis staged their first show as a team at Club 500 in Atlantic City, NJ.

1947 - Fortune Gordien of Oslo, Norway set a world record discus throw of 178.47 feet.

1952 - Puerto Rico became a self-governing commonwealth of the U.S.

1956 - The Italian liner Andrea Doria sank after colliding with the Swedish ship Stockholm off the New England coast. 51 people were killed.

1978 - Louise Joy Brown, the first test-tube baby, was born in Oldham, England. She had been conceived through in-vitro fertilization.

1978 - Pete Rose of the Cincinnati Red's broke the National League record for consecutive base hits as he got a hit in 38 straight games.

1984 - Soviet cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya became the first woman to walk in space. She was aboard the orbiting space station Salyut 7.

1987 - The Salt Lake City Trappers set a professional baseball record as the team won its 29th game in a row.

1994 - Israel and Jordan formally ended the state of war that had existed between them since 1948.

1997 - K.R. Narayanan became India's president. He was the first member of the Dalits caste to do so.

1998 - The USS Harry S. Truman was commissioned and put into service by the U.S. Navy.

1998 - U.S. President Clinton was subpoenaed to appear before a federal grand jury regarding the Monica Lewinsky case. The subpoena was withdrawn when Clinton agreed to give videotaped testimony with his lawyers present.

1999 - Lance Armstrong won the Tour de France. He was only the second American to win the race. He won the race again in 2000.

2000 - A supersonic Concorde crashed outside Paris, France, killing all 109 people aboard and 5 on the ground.

5 Websleuths Brithdays today ~ WOW :eek:
Silver Dollar, GrandmaTo4, WolfmarsGirl, sleepless & MistyMarie
:HappyBday :HappyBday :HappyBday :HappyBday :HappyBday

Casshew 07-26-2004 07:23 AM

It's July 26th ~ what happened today?

1775 - A postal system was established by the 2nd Continental Congress of the United States. The first Postmaster General was Benjamin Franklin.

1788 - New York became the 11th state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.

1881 - Thomas Edison and Patrick Kenny execute a patent application for a facsimile telegraph (U.S. Pat. 479,184).

1893 - Commercial production of the Addressograph started in Chicago, IL.

1907 - The Chester was launched. It was the first turbine-propelled ship.

1908 - U.S. Attorney General Charles J. Bonaparte issued an order that created an investigative agency that was a forerunner of the FBI.

1945 - Winston Churchill resigned as Britain's prime minister.

1947 - U.S. President Truman signed The National Security Act. The act created The National Security Council, the Department of Defense, the Central Intelligence Agency and the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

1948 - Babe Ruth was seen by the public for the last time, when he attended the New York City premiere of the motion picture, "The Babe Ruth Story".

1948 - U.S. President Truman signed executive orders that prohibited discrimination in the U.S. armed forces and federal employment.

1952 - King Farouk I of Egypt abdicated in the wake of a coup led by Gamal Abdel Nasser.

1953 - Fidel Castro began his revolt against Fulgencio Batista with an unsuccessful attack on an army barracks in eastern Cuba. Castro eventually ousted Batista six years later.

1956 - Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser nationalized the Suez Canal.

1964 - Teamsters president Jimmy Hoffa and six others were convicted of fraud and conspiracy in the handling of a union pension fund.

1971 - Apollo 15 was launched from Cape Kennedy, FL.

1998 - AT&T and British Telecommunications PLC announced they were forming a joint venture to combine international operations and develop a new Internet system.

1999 - 1,500 pieces of Marilyn Monroe's personal items went on display at Christie's in New York, NY. The items went on sale later in 1999.

Casshew 07-27-2004 08:23 AM

July 27 - Today in History

1214 - At the Battle of Bouvines in France, Philip Augustus of France defeated John of England.

1245 - Frederick II of France was deposed by a council at Lyons, which found him guilty of sacrilege.

1663 - The British Parliament passed a second Navigation Act, which required all goods bound for the colonies be sent in British ships from British ports.

1689 - Government forces defeated the Scottish Jacobites at the Battle of Killiecrankie.

1694 - The Bank of England received a royal charter as a commercial institution.

1775 - Benjamin Rush began his service as the first Surgeon General of the Continental Army.

1784 - "Courier De L’Amerique" became the first French newspaper to be published in the United States. It was printed in Philadelphia, PA.

1777 - The marquis of Lafayette arrived in New England to help the rebellious American colonists fight the British.

1778 - The British and French fleets fought to a standoff in the first Battle of Ushant.

1789 - The Department of Foreign Affairs was established by the U.S. Congress. The agency was later known as the Department of State.

1866 - Cyrus Field successfully completed the Atlantic Cable. It was an underwater telegraph from North America to Europe.

1909 - Orville Wright set a record for the longest airplane flight. He was testing the first Army airplane and kept it in the air for 1 hour 12 minutes and 40 seconds.

1914 - British troops invaded the streets of Dublin, Ireland, and began to disarm Irish rebels.

1918 - The Socony 200 was launched. It was the first concrete barge and was used to carry oil.

1921 - Canadian biochemist Frederick Banting and associates announced the discovery of the hormone insulin.

1940 - Bugs Bunny made his official debut in the Warner Bros. animated cartoon "A Wild Hare."

1944 - U.S. troops completed the liberation of Guam.

1947 - The World Water Ski Organization was founded in Geneva, Switzerland.

1953 - The armistice agreement that ended the Korean War was signed at Panmunjon, Korea.

1955 - The Allied occupation of Austria ended.

1964 - U.S. President Lyndon Johnson sent an additional 5,000 advisers to South Vietnam.

1965 - In the U.S., the Federal Cigarette Labeling and Advertising Act was signed into law. The law required health warnings on all cigarette packages.

1967 - In the wake of urban rioting, U.S. President Johnson appointed the Kerner Commission to assess the causes of the violence.

1974 - NBC-TV took "Dinah's Place" off of its daytime programming roster.

1974 - The U.S. Congress asked for impeachment procedures against President Richard Nixon.

1980 - The deposed shah of Iran, Muhammad Riza Pahlavi, died in a hospital near Cairo, Egypt.

1984 - Pete Rose passed Ty Cobb’s record for most singles in a career when he got his 3,503rd base hit.

1992 - Boston Celtics star Reggie Lewis died after collapsing on a Brandeis University basketball court during practice. He was 27 years old.

1993 - IBM's new chairman, Louis V. Gerstner, Jr., announced an $8.9 billion plan to cut the company's costs.

1995 - The Korean War Veterans Memorial was dedicated in Washington, DC, by U.S. President Clinton and South Korean President Kim Young-sam.

1996 - At the Atlanta Olympics a pipe bomb exploded at the public Centennial Olympic Park. One person was killed and more than 100 were injured.

1998 - Robert Vaughn received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1999 - The U.S. space shuttle Discovery completed a five-day mission commanded by Air Force Col. Eileen Collins. It was the first shuttle mission to be commanded by a woman.

2001 - The ribbon cutting ceremony was held for American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX. The event set two new world records, one for the 3 mile long ribbon and one for the 2,000 people that cut it.

2003 - It was reported by the BBC (British Broadcasting Corp.) that there was no monster in Loch Ness. The investigation used 600 separate sonar beams and satellite navigation technology to trawl the loch. Reports of sightings of the "Loch Ness Monster" began in the 6th century.

Casshew 07-28-2004 03:56 PM

July 28th ~ what could have happened today?

1540 - King Henry VIII's chief minister, Thomas Cromwell, was executed. The same day, Henry married his fifth wife, Catherine Howard.

1794 - Maximilien Robespierre was sent to the guillotine. He was a leading figure in the French Revolution.

1821 - Peru declared its independence from Spain.

1865 - The American Dental Association proposed its first code of ethics.

1866 - The metric system was legalized by the U.S. Congress for the standardization of weights and measures throughout the United States.

1868 - The Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was declared in effect. The amendment guaranteed due process of law.

1896 - The city of Miami, FL, was incorporated.

1914 - World War I officially began when Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia.

1932 - Federal troops forcibly dispersed the "Bonus Army" of World War I veterans who had gathered in Washington, DC. They were demanding money they were not scheduled to receive until 1945.

1942 - L.A. Thatcher received a patent for a coin-operated mailbox. The device stamped envelopes when money was inserted.

1945 - A U.S. Army bomber crashed into the 79th floor of New York City's Empire State Building. 14 people were killed and 26 were injured.

1951 - The Walt Disney film "Alice in Wonderland" was released.

1965 - U.S. President Johnson announced he was increasing the number of American troops in South Vietnam from 75,000 to 125,000.

1973 - Lee Majors and Farrah Fawcett were married.

1976 - An earthquake northern China, killed at least 242,000 people.

1991 - Dennis Martinez (Montreal Expos) pitched the 13th perfect game in major league baseball history.

1994 - Kenny Rogers (Texas Rangers) pitched the 14th perfect game in major league baseball history.

1998 - Bell Atlantic and GTE announced $52 billion deal that created the second-largest phone company.

1998 - Serbian military forces seized the Kosovo town of Malisevo.

1998 - Monica Lewinsky received blanket immunity from prosecution to testify before a grand jury about her relationship with U.S. President Clinton.

2000 - Kathie Lee Gifford made her final appearance as co-host of the ABC talk show "Live with Regis and Kathie Lee."

Casshew 07-29-2004 07:53 AM

July 29th ~ On This Day

1588 - The English defeated the Spanish Armada in the Battle of Gravelines.

1754 - The first international boxing match was held. The 25-minute match was won when Jack Slack of Britain knocked out Jean Petit from France.

1773 - The first schoolhouse to be located west of the Allegheny Mountains was built in Schoenbrunn, OH.

1786 - "The Pittsburgh Gazette" became the first newspaper west of the Alleghenies to be published. The paper's name was later changed to "The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette".

1874 - Major Walter Copton Winfield of England received U.S. patent for the lawn-tennis court.

1890 - Artist Vincent van Gogh died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Auvers, France.

1914 - The first transcontinental telephone service was inaugurated when two people held a conversation between New York, NY and San Francisco, CA.

1940 - John Sigmund of St. Louis, MO completed a 292-mile swim down the Mississippi River. The swim from St. Louis to Caruthersville, MO took him 89 hours and 48 minutes.

1950 - Disney's adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's "Treasure Island" was released.

1957 - Jack Paar began hosting the "Tonight" show on NBC-TV. The name of the show was changed to "The Jack Paar Show". Paar was host for five years.

1957 - The International Atomic Energy Agency was established.

1958 - The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) was authorized by the U.S. Congress.

1967 - Fire swept the USS Forrestal in the Gulf of Tonkin. 134 U.S. servicemen were killed.

1968 - Pope Paul VI reaffirmed the Roman Catholic Church's stance against artificial methods of birth control.

1975 - OAS (Organization of American States) members voted to lift collective sanctions against Cuba. The U.S. government welcomed the action and announced its intention to open serious discussions with Cuba on normalization.

1981 - England's Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer were married.

1983 - Steve Garvey of the Los Angeles Dodgers set the National League consecutive game record at 1,207.

1985 - General Motors announced that Spring Hill, TN, would be the home of the Saturn automobile assembly plant.

1993 - The Israeli Supreme Court acquitted retired Ohio autoworker John Demjanjuk of being Nazi death camp guard "Ivan the Terrible." His death sentence was thrown out and he was set free.

1997 - Minamata Bay in Japan was declared free of mercury 40 years after contaminated food fish were blamed for deaths and birth defects.

1998 - The United Auto Workers union ended a 54-day strike against General Motors. The strike caused $2.8 billion in lost revenues.

1999 - Mark O. Barton killed nine people and wounded 13 others in a shooting rampage in Atlanta, GA. He wife and two children had been found bludgeoned to death earlier in the day.

Casshew 07-30-2004 08:39 AM

JUly 30th ~ Did something cool happen today?

1619 - The first representative assembly in America convened in Jamestown, VA. (House of Burgesses)

1729 - The city of Baltimore was founded in Maryland.

1889 - Vladimir Zworykin, called the "Father of Television" was born in Russia. He invented the iconoscope.

1898 - "Scientific America" carried the first magazine automobile ad. The ad was for the Winton Motor Car Company of Cleveland, OH.

1937 - The American Federation of Radio Artists (AFRA) was organized as a part of the American Federation of Labor.

1942 - The WAVES were created by legislation signed by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The members of the Women's Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service were a part of the U.S. Navy.

1945 - The USS Indianapolis was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine. The ship had just delivered key components of the Hiroshima atomic bomb to the Pacific island of Tinian. Only 316 out of 1,196 men aboard survived the attack.

1956 - The phrase "In God We Trust" was adopted as the U.S. national motto.

1965 - U.S. President Johnson signed into law Social Security Act that established Medicare and Medicaid. It went into effect the following year.

1968 - Ron Hansen of the Washington Senators made the first unassisted triple play in the major leagues in 41 years.

1974 - The U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee voted to impeach President Nixon for blocking the Watergate investigation and for abuse of power.

1975 - Jimmy Hoffa, former Teamsters union president, disappeared in Michigan. His remains were never found.

1996 - A federal law enforcement source said that security guard Richard Jewell had become the focus of the investigation into the bombing at Centennial Olympic Park. Jewell was later cleared as a suspect.

1997 - 14 Israelis were killed in a double suicide bombing in a Jerusalem marketplace. The Islamist group Hamas claimed responsibility for the bombings.

1998 - A group of Ohio machine-shop workers (who call themselves the Lucky 13) won the $295.7 million Powerball jackpot. It was the largest-ever American lottery.

2000 - Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt were married.

2001 - Lance Armstrong became the first American to win three consecutive Tours de France.

2003 - In Mexico, the last 'old style' Volkswagon Beetle rolled off an assembly line.

Happy Birthday to 2 websleuthers bulletgirl2002 & Arielle :dance: :dance: :dance:

Casshew 07-31-2004 11:35 AM

July 31st ~ Today in History

1498 - Christopher Columbus, on his third voyage to the Western Hemisphere, arrived at the island of Trinidad.

1790 - The first U.S. patent was issued to Samuel Hopkins for his process for making potash and pearl ashes. The substance was used in fertilizer.

1792 - The cornerstone of the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia, PA, was laid. It was the first building to be used only as a U.S. government building.

1919 - Germany's Weimar Constitution was adopted.

1928 - MGM’s Leo the lion roared for the first time. He introduced MGM’s first talking picture, "White Shadows on the South Seas."

1932 - Enzo Ferrari retired from racing. In 1950 he launched a series of cars under his name.

1945 - Pierre Laval of France surrendered to Americans in Austria.

1948 - U.S. President Truman helped dedicate New York International Airport (later John F. Kennedy International Airport) at Idlewild Field.

1955 - Marilyn Bell of Toronto, Canada, at age 17, became the youngest person to swim the English Channel.

1961 - The first tie in All-Star Game major league baseball history was recorded when it was stopped in the 9th inning due to rain at Boston's Fenway Park.

1964 - The American space probe Ranger 7 transmitted pictures of the moon's surface.

1971 - Men rode in a vehicle on the moon for the first time in a lunar rover vehicle (LRV).

1981 - The seven-week baseball players’ strike came to an end when the players and owners agreed on the issue of free agent compensation.

1989 - A pro-Iranian group in Lebanon released a videotape reportedly showing the hanged body of American hostage William R. Higgins.

1991 - U.S. President Bush and Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev signed the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty.

1995 - The Walt Disney Company agreed to acquire Capital Cities/ABC in a $19 billion deal.

1997 - In New York City, NY, police seized five bombs believed to be bound for terrorist attacks on city subways.

1998 - More than 50 people died in Kashmir due to crossfire between India and Pakistan.

1998 - Nicolas Cage received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1999 - The spacecraft Lunar Prospect crashed into the moon. It was a mission to detect frozen water on the moon's surface. The craft had been launched on January 6, 1998.

Happy Brthday to Linnafay and Hanktothebank :HappyBday

Casshew 08-01-2004 07:17 PM

August 1st ~ what happened today?

1498 - Christopher Columbus landed on "Isla Santa" (Venezuela).

1619 - The first black Americans (20) land at Jamestown, VA.

1774 - Oxygen was isolated from air successfully by chemist Carl Wilhelm and scientist Joseph Priestly.

1779 - Francis Scott Key was born. He was an American composer, attorney, poet, and social worker. He was the composer of the "Star-Spangled Banner."

1790 - The first U.S. census was completed. The population of the 17 states was 3,929,214.

1818 - Maria Mitchell was born. She was the first female professional astronomer and the first women to be elected into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

1819 - Herman Melville was born, the author of "Moby Dick."

1834 - Slavery was outlawed in the British empire with an emancipation bill.

1873 - Andrew S. Hallidie successfully tested a cable car. The design was done for San Francisco, CA.

1876 - Colorado became the 38th united state.

1893 - Shredded wheat was patented by Henry Perky and William Ford.

1894 - The first Sino-Japanese War erupted. The dispute was over control of Korea.

1907 - The U.S. Army established an aeronautical division that later became the U.S. Air Force.

1914 - Germany declared war on Russia at the beginning of World War I.

1936 - Adolf Hitler presided over the Olympic games as they opened in Berlin.

1943 - Several deaths occurred in a race-related riot in Harlem, New York City.

1944 - In Warsaw, Poland, an uprising against Nazi occupation began. The revolt only lasted two months.

1946 - In the U.S., the Atomic Energy Commission was established.

1953 - The first aluminum-faced building was completed. It was the first of this type in America.

1957 - The North American Air Defense Command (NORAD) was created by the United States and Canada.

1966 - Fifteen people were shot and killed and 31 others were injured by Charles Joseph Whitman from a tower at the University of Texas at Austin. Whitman was killed in the tower.

1973 - The movie "American Graffiti" opened.

1975 - The Helsinki accords pledged the signatory nations to respect human rights.

1976 - The Seattle Seahawks played their first (preseason) game. The Seahawks lost 27-20 to San Francisco.

1978 - Pete Rose of the Cincinnati Reds ended his streak of hitting in 44 consecutive games.

1986 - John McEnroe and Tatum O'Neal were married.

1986 - Bert Blyleven became only the 10th pitcher to strike out 3,000 batters in his career.

1988 - Martin Scorsese's "The Last Temptation of Christ" opened.

1991 - Actress Hedy Lamar, 77, was arrested for shoplifting in Florida.

1993 - Reggie Jackson was admitted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY.

1995 - Westinghouse Electric Corporation announced a deal to buy CBS for $5.4 billion.

1998 - The U.S. books and music chain Borders opens its first European outlet with a 40,000-square-foot store on London's Oxford Street

Happy Birthday to Wesleuther Curious Anne :blowkiss:

Casshew 08-02-2004 09:58 AM

August 2nd - will today suck?

1776 - Members of the Continental Congress began adding their signatures to the Declaration of Independence.

1782 - George Washington invented the Honorary Badge of Distinction.

1791 - Samuel Briggs and his son Samuel Briggs, Jr. received a joint patent for their nail-making machine. They were the first father-son pair to receive a patent.

1824 - In New York City, Fifth Avenue was opened.

1858 - In Boston and New York City the first mailboxes were installed along streets.

1861 - The United States Congress passed the first income tax. The revenues were intended for the war effort against the South. The tax was never enacted.

1876 - "Wild Bill" Hickok was killed (shot from behind) while playing poker in Deadwood, SD. Jack McCall was later hanged for the shooting.

1887 - Rowell Hodge patented barbed wire.

1892 - Charles A. Wheeler patented the first escalator.

1921 - Eight White Sox players were acquitted of throwing the 1919 World Series.

1922 - Alexander Graham Bell died.

1926 - John Barrymore and Mary Astor starred in the first showing of the Vitaphone System. The system was the combining of picture and sound for movies.

1934 - German President Paul von Hindenburg died. His successor was Adolf Hitler.

1938 - Bright yellow baseballs were used in a major league baseball game between the Dodgers and the Cardinals. It was hoped that the balls would be easier to see.

1939 - Albert Einstein signed a letter to President Roosevelt urging the U.S. to have an atomic weapons research program.

1939 - U.S. President Roosevelt signed the Hatch Act. The act prohibited civil service employees from taking an active part in political campaigns.

1943 - The U.S. Navy patrol torpedo boat, PT-109, sank after being attacked by a Japanese destroyer. The boat was under the command of Lt. John F. Kennedy.

1945 - The Allied conference at Potsdam was concluded.

1964 - The Pentagon reported the first of two North Vietnamese attacks on U.S. destroyers in the Gulf of Tonkin.

1974 - John Dean was sentenced to 1-4 years in prison for his involvement in the Watergate cover-up.

1980 - A bomb exploded in a train station in Bologna, Italy. 85 people were killed.

1983 - It was designated that the third Monday of January would be a federal holiday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

1985 - 137 people were killed when a jumbo jet crashed at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. The Delta jet was attempting to land at the time of the crash.

1987 - "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" was re-released. The film was 50 years old at the time of its re-release.

1988 - U.S. military investigators concluded that "crew errors" were the cause of the shooting down of an Iranian passenger jet on July 3, 1988.

1990 - Iraq invaded the oil-rich country of Kuwait. Iraq claimed that Kuwait had driven down oil prices by exceeding production quotas set by OPEC.

1995 - China ordered the expulsion of two U.S. Air Force officers. The two were said to have been caught spying on military sights.

1999 - In eastern India, at least 278 people were killed when two trains collided at a station.

Casshew 08-03-2004 08:19 AM

August 3rd ~ I have a good feeling about today

1492 - Christopher Columbus left Spain with three ships. The voyage would lead him to what is now known as the Americas.

1750 - Christopher Dock completed the first book of teaching methods. It was titled "A Simple and Thoroughly Prepared School Management."

1880 - The American Canoe Association was formed at Lake George, NY.

1900 - Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. was founded.

1914 - Germany declared war on France. The next day World War I began when Britain declared war on Germany.

1922 - WGY radio in Schenectady, NY, presented the first full-length melodrama on radio. The work was "The Wolf", written by Eugene Walter.

1923 - Calvin Coolidge was sworn in as the 30th president of the U.S. after the sudden death of President Harding.

1933 - The Mickey Mouse Watch was introduced for the price of $2.75.

1936 - The U.S. State Department advised Americans to leave Spain due to the Spanish Civil War.

1936 - Jesse Owens won the first of his four Olympic gold medals.

1943 - Gen. George S. Patton verbally abused and slapped a private. Later, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower ordered him to apologize for the incident.

1949 - The National Basketball Association (NBA) was formed. The league was formed by the merger between the Basketball Association of America and the National Basketball League.

1956 - Bedloe's Island had its name changed to Liberty Island.

1958 - The Nautilus became the first vessel to cross the North Pole underwater. The mission was known as "Operation Sunshine."

1966 - Lenny Bruce overdosed on morphine at the age of 40.

1979 - "More American Graffiti" was released.

1979 - Johnny Carson, the "Tonight Show" host, was on the cover of the Burbank, CA, telephone directory.

1981 - U.S. traffic controllers with PATCO, the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization, went on strike. They were fired just as U.S. President Reagan had warned.

1984 - Mary Lou Retton won a gold medal at the Los Angeles Summer Olympics.

1985 - Mail service returned to a nudist colony in Paradise Lake, FL. Residents promised that they’d wear clothes or stay out of sight when the mailperson came to deliver.

1988 - The Iran-Contra hearings ended. No ties were made between U.S. President Reagan and the Nicaraguan Rebels.

1988 - The Soviet Union released Mathias Rust. He had been taken into custody on May 28, 1987 for landing a plane in Moscow's Red Square.

1989 - Shiite Muslim kidnappers suspended their threat to execute another hostage. It had been reported that the terrorist in Lebanon had hung Lt. Col. William R. Higgins three days before.

1989 - Hashemi Rafsanjani was sworn in as the president of Iran.

1990 - Thousands of Iraqi troops pushed within a few miles of the border of Saudi Arabia. This heightened world concerns that the invasion of Kuwait could spread.

1992 - The U.S. Senate voted to restrict and eventually end the testing of nuclear weapons.

1992 - Russia and Ukraine agreed to put the Black Sea Fleet under joint command. The agreement was to last for three years.

1994 - Arkansas executed three prisoners. It was the first time in 32 years.

1995 - Eyad Ismoil was flown from Jordan to the U.S. to face charges that he had driven the van that blew up in New York's World Trade Center.

2001 - A grand jury indicted Robert Iler on charges that he and two teen-agers robbed two other teen-age boys for $40.

Casshew 08-04-2004 12:49 PM

August 4th ~ busy day

1735 - Freedom of the press was established with an acquittal of John Peter Zenger. The writer of the New York Weekly Journal had been charged with seditious libel by the royal governor of New York. The jury said that "the truth is not libelous."

1753 - George Washington became a Master Mason.

1790 - The Revenue Cutter Service was formed. This U.S. naval task force was the beginning of the Coast Guard.

1821 - "The Saturday Evening Post" was published for the first time as a weekly.

1830 - The city of Chicago had its plans laid out.

1892 - Andrew and Abby Borden were axed to death in their home in Fall River, MA. Lizzie, Andrew's daughter, was accused of the killings but was later acquitted.

1914 - Britain declared war on Germany in World War I. The U.S. proclaimed its neutrality.

1916 - The U.S. purchased the Danish Virgin Islands. The total purchase price was $25 million.

1921 - The first radio broadcast of a tennis match occurred. It was in Pittsburgh, PA.

1922 - The death of Alexander Graham Bell, two days earlier, was recognized by AT&T and the Bell Systems by shutting down all of its switchboards and switching stations. The shutdown effected 13 million phones.

1934 - Mel Ott became the first major league baseball player to score six runs in a single game.

1944 - Nazi police raided a house in Amsterdam and arrested eight people. Anne Frank, a teenager at the time, was one of the people arrested. Her diary would be published after her death.

1949 - An earthquake in Ecuador destroyed 50 towns and killed more than 6000 people.

1954 - The uranium rush began in Saskatchewan, Canada.

1956 - William Herz became the first person to race a motorcycle over 200 miles per hour. He was clocked at 210 mph.

1957 - Florence Chadwick set a world record by swimming the English Channel in 6 hours and 7 minutes.

1957 - Juan Fangio won his final auto race and captured the world auto driving championship. It was his the fifth consecutive year to win.

1958 - The first potato flake plant was completed in Grand Forks, ND.

1964 - The bodies of Michael H. Schwerner, James E. Chaney, and Andrew Goodman were found in an earthen dam in Mississippi. The three were civil rights workers. They had disappeared on June 21, 1964.

1972 - Arthur Bremer was found guilty of shooting George Wallace, the governor of Alabama. Bremer was sentenced to 63 years in prison.

1977 - U.S. President Carter signed the measure that established the Department of Energy.

1983 - New York Yankee outfielder Dave Winfield threw a baseball during warm-ups and accidentally killed a seagull. After the game, Toronto police arrested him for "causing unnecessary suffering to an animal."

1984 - Carl Lewis won a gold medal in the Los Angeles Olympics.

1984 - Upper Volta, and African republic, changed its name to Burkina Faso.

1985 - Tom Seaver of the Chicago White Sox achieved his 300th victory.

1985 - Rod Carew of the California angels got his 3,000th major league hit.

1986 - The United States Football League called off its 1986 season. This was after winning only token damges in its antitrust lawsuit against the National Football League.

1987 - The Fairness Doctrine was rescinded by the Federal Communications Commission. The doctrine had required that radio and TV stations present controversial issues in a balanced fashion.

1987 - A new 22-cent U.S. stamp honoring noted author William Faulkner, went on sale in Oxford, MS. Faulkner had been fired as postmaster of that same post office in 1924.

1988 - U.S. Rep. Mario Biaggi of New York was sentenced to prison. The conviction included charges of extortion, tax evasion, and acceptance of bribes in relation to the Wedtech scandal. Biaggi was paroled in 1990.

1989 - Iranian President Hashemi Rafsanjani offered to assist end the hostage crisis in Lebanon.

1990 - The European Community imposed an embargo on oil from Iraq and Kuwait. This was done to protest the Iraqi invasion of the oil-rich Kuwait.

1991 - The Oceanos, a Greek luxury liner, sank off of South Africa's southeast coast. All of the 402 passengers and 179 crewmembers survived.

1992 - Wang Hongwen died of a liver ailment. Hongwen was a member of the radical "Gang of Four". The gang had terrorized China during the Cultural Revolution.

1993 - Stacey Koon and Laurence Powell, Los Angeles police officers were sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison for violating Rodney King's civil rights.

1994 - Yugoslavia withdrew its support for Bosnian Serbs. The border between Yugoslavia and Serb-held Bosnia was sealed.

1996 - Josia Thugwane won a gold medal after finishing first in the marathon. He became the first black South African to win a gold medal.

1997 - Teamsters began a 15-day strike against UPS (United Parcel Service). The strikers eventually won an increase in full-time positions and defeated a proposed reorganization of the companies pension plan.

Happy Birthday to eyespy and sansouci :blowkiss:

Casshew 08-06-2004 07:27 AM

August 5th ~ what happened today?

1833 - The village of Chicago was incorporated. The population was approximately 250.

1861 - The U.S. federal government levied its first income tax. The tax was 3% of all incomes over $800. The wartime measure was rescinded in 1872.

1864 - During the U.S. Civil War, Union forces led by Adm. David G. Farragut were led into Mobile Bay, Alabama.

1884 - On Bedloe's Island in New York Harbor, the cornerstone for the Statue of Liberty was laid.

1914 - The electric traffic lights were installed in Cleveland, Ohio.

1921 - The first play-by-play broadcast of a baseball game was done by Harold Arlin. KDKA Radio in Pittsburgh, PA described the action between the Pirates and Philadelphia.

1921 - The cartoon "On the Road to Moscow", by Rollin Kirby, was published in the "New York World". It was the first cartoon to win a Pulitzer Prize.

1923 - Henry Sullivan became the first American to swim across the English Channel.

1924 - In the New York "Daily News" debuted the comic strip "Little Orphan Annie," by Harold Gray.

1944 - Polish insurgents liberated a German labor camp in Warsaw. 348 Jewish prisoners were freed.

1953 - During the Korean conflict prisoners were exchanged at Panmunjom. The exchange was labeled Operation Big Switch.

1960 - For the first time two major league baseball clubs traded managers.

1962 - Marilyn Monroe was found dead in her home. The "probable suicide" was caused by an overdose of sleeping pills. Monroe was 36 at the time of her death.

1963 - The Limited Test Ban Treaty was signed by the United States, Britain, and the Soviet Union. The treaty banned nuclear tests in space, underwater, and in the atmosphere.

1964 - U.S. aircraft bombed North Vietnam after North Vietnamese boats attacked U.S. destroyers in the Gulf of Tonkin.

1969 - The Mariner 7, a U.S. space probe, passed by Mars. Photographs and scientific data were sent back to Earth.

1974 - U.S. President Nixon said that he expected to be impeached. Nixon had ordered the investigation into the Watergate break-in to halt.

1974 - "Tank McNamara", the comic strip, premiered in 75 newspapers.

1981 - The U.S. federal government started firing striking air traffic controllers.

1983 - David Crosby was sentenced to eight years in prison. He had been charged with drug and firearm possession. He was paroled in 1986.

1984 - Toronto’s Cliff Johnson set a major league baseball record by hitting the 19th pinch-hit home run in his career.

1986 - It was revealed that artist Andrew Wyeth had secretly created 240 drawings and paintings of his neighbor. The works of Helga Testorf had been created over a 15-year period.

1989 - In Honduras, five Central American presidents began meeting to discuss the timetable for the dismantling of the Nicaraguan Contra bases.

1990 - U.S. President Bush angrily denounced the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait.

1991 - An investigation was formally launched by Democratic congressional leaders to find out if the release of American hostages was delayed until after the Reagan-Bush presidential election.

1991 - Iraq admitted to misleading U.N. inspectors about secret biological weapons.

1992 - Federal civil rights charges were filed against four Los Angeles police officers. The officers had been acquitted on California State charges. Two of the officers were convicted and jailed on violation of civil rights charges.

1998 - Iraqi President Saddam Hussein began not cooperating with U.N. weapons inspectors.

1998 - Marie Noe of Philadelphia, PA was arrested and charged with first-degree murder, accused of smothering eight of her children to death between 1949 and 1968. Noe later received 20 years' probation.

1999 - In Malibu, CA, Robert Downey Jr. was sentenced to three years in prison for missing scheduled drug tests.

1999 - Mark McGwire (St. Louis Cardinals) hit his 500th career homerun. He also set a record for the fewest at-bats to hit the 500 homerun mark.

2002 - The U.S. closed its consulate in Karachi, Pakistan. The consulate was closed after local authorities removed large concrete blocks and reopened the road in front of the building to normal traffic.

August 6th hope it's a good day for you

1787 - The Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia began. The articles of the U.S. Constitution draft were to be debated.

1806 - The Holy Roman Empire went out of existence as Emperor Francis I abdicated.

1825 - Bolivia declared independence from Peru.

1879 - The first Australian rules football game to be played at night took place at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The game was to promote the introduction of electricity to the city of Melbourne.

1890 - The electric chair was used for the first time when Auburn State Prison in New York executed convicted murderer William Kemmler.

1890 - Cy Young achieved his first major league victory. He would accumulate 511 in his career.

1914 - Austria-Hungary declared war against Russia. Serbia declared war against Germany.

1926 - Gertrude Ederle became the first American woman to swim the English Channel. She was 19 years old at the time. The swim took her 14 1/2 hours.

1926 - Warner Brothers premiered its Vitaphone system in New York. The movie was "Don Juan," starring John Barrymore.

1930 - Joseph Force Crater, a New York Supreme Court Justice, mysteriously disappeared. He was declared legally dead in 1939.

1939 - Dinah Shore started her own show on the NBC Blue radio network.

1945 - The American B-29 bomber, known as the Enola Gay, dropped the first atomic bomb on an inhabited area. The bomb named "Little Boy" was dropped over the center of Hiroshima, Japan. An estimated 140,000 people were killed.

1949 - Chicago White Sox player Luke Appling played in the 2,154th game of his 19-year, major league career.

1952 - Satchel Paige, at age 46, became the oldest pitcher to complete a major league baseball game.

1960 - Nationalization of U.S. and foreign-owned property in Cuba began.

1962 - Jamaica became an independent dominion within the British Commonwealth.

1965 - The Voting Rights Act was signed by U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson.

1969 - The first fair ball to be hit completely out of Dodger Stadium occurred. Willie "Pops" Stargell, of the Pittsburgh Pirates, hit the ball 506 feet from home plate.

1981 - Fire fighters in Indianapolis, IN, answered a false alarm. When they returned to their station it was ablaze due to a grease fire.

1981 - Lee Trevino was disqualified from the PGA Championship in Duluth, GA when he had his scorecard signed by Tom Weiskopf instead of himself.

1985 - The 40th anniversary of the Hiroshima atomic bombing brought tens of thousands of Japanese and foreigners to Hiroshima.

1986 - William J. Schroeder died. He lived 620 days with the Jarvik-7 manmade heart. He was the world's longest surviving recipient of a permanent artificial heart.

1986 - Timothy Dalton became the fourth actor to be named "James Bond."

1989 - Jaime Paz Zamora was inaugurated as the president of Bolivia.

1990 - The U.N. Security Council ordered a worldwide trade embargo with Iraq. The embargo was to punish Iraq for invading Kuwait.

1991 - Harry Reasoner died at the age of 68. He was a newsman for CBS-TV.

1993 - The U.S. Senate confirmed Louis Freeh to be the director of the FBI.

1993 - Morihiro Hosokawa was elected prime minister of Japan.

1994 - Randolph County High School, in Wedowee, AL, was destroyed by fire. The principle's stand against interracial dating had caused much tension in the school.

1995 - Thousands of glowing lanterns were set afloat in rivers in Hiroshima, Japan, on the 50th anniversary of the first atomic bombing.

1996 - NASA announced the discovery of evidence of primitive life on Mars. The evidence came in the form of a meteorite that was found in Antarctica. The meteorite was believed to have come from Mars and contained a fossil.

1997 - Apple Computer and Microsoft agreed to share technology in a deal giving Microsoft a stake in Apple's survival.

1998 - Former White House intern Monica Lewinsky spent 8 1/2 hours testifying before a grand jury about her relationship with U.S. President Clinton.

1998 - The last new episode of Magic Johnson's talk show, "The Magic Hour," aired.

1999 - Mark McGwire (St. Louis Cardinals) got the 500th homerun of his major league career. He also set a record for the fewest at-bats to hit the 500 homerun mark.

Casshew 08-07-2004 11:57 PM

Aug 7th ~ 20th... nothing happened on any of those days :D

(Coz I am on holiday)

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