1919...A new constitution
is signed in
and the Weimar Republic is created. It is
arrive at Alcatraz
Alcatraz is a federal penitentiary. It is located on a small
Island in the
San Francisco Bay. Among the first prisoners are
Al Capone and Machine Gun Kelly.
1984...While testing a microphone for a
President Ronald Reagan
makes a joke about bombing
The Berlin Wall
starts building the
Berlin Wall to stem the tide
of refuges fleeing to free West Berlin.
1964...Ian Fleming, the British
and Journalist, dies of a heart attack at
age 56 in Kent,
Ian Fleming is the creator of the fictional spy
of a Tyrannosaurus Rex is discovered near Faith,
has a 2,000 pound skull and is 42 feet in
Tenochtitlan, the capital of the Aztec Empire. He is helped with both
Spanish forces and rival
1902...Felix Wankel, the inventor of the rotary engine, is born.
had the idea for a rotary combustion engine when he only seventeen-years-old.
star Mickey Mantle, known as
The Mick, dies of
liver cancer at age sixy-three. During his time on the team the Yankees won 12
Pennants and 7 World Series.
after a Russian expedition,
led by Danish navigator Vitus Bering, sights the
1935...The Social Security Act is signed into law. It
guarantees an income for the unemployed and
2003...A large blackout knocks out power in the Eastern
and parts of
Damages due to loss of electricity is 500 million
New York City alone.
The Panama Canal
resigns his position as chief
engineer at the
Edison Company main plant in Detroit,
He moves on to start the Ford Motor Company.
1914...The Panama Canal opens. The canal connects the
Atlantic and Pacific
Ocean. The first ship through the Panama Canal is the SS Ancon,
an American passenger and
in the American West
begins. It starts after George
near the Klondike
River in the Canadian Yukon.
Ray Chapman, of the
Indians, is hit
in the temple by a pitch from Carl Mays of the
Yankees. This is the
first and only death by a pitched
ball in major league history.
he King of Rock 'n Roll, dies in Memphis,
at 42 years of age. The cause of death is a heart attack caused by
Double Eagle II Balloon
1915...The hand cranked combustion engine is replace by electric
starters, invented by Charles Kettering of Dayton,
1943...The US Seventh
Army, led by General George S. Patton,
arrives in Messina, Sicily several hours before
British Field Marshall Bernard
1978...The first transatlantic
is made from
Paris by the Double Eagle II.
1227...Genghis Khan, a Mongol leader who created an empire from
to Eastern Europe, dies while at his camp.
1910...The 19th Amendment, guaranteeing women the right to
is ratified by
The 2/3 majority of
ratification is met, and women now have
the right to vote. Susan Anthony is credited for her role in bringing the
1931...In perhaps the worst natural disaster of the 20th
century, the Yangtze River in China
It causes the death of 3.7 million
The USS Constitution (Old
defeats the British shipGuerrière. Witnesses claim
shot harmlessly bounced ofThe Constitution as if it were made of iron.
1909..., The Indianapolis 500
is held for the first time at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
It will go on to become the most famous
competition in the
biggest publicity stunt, Ed Gaedel, a
little person just 3 feet and 7 inches tall, makes an appearance at the plate
in a major league
game for the
Browns. He is walked with 4 straight
Army that travels with Lewis and Clark on their two year trip to explore the
Northwest part of the
United States. Three months into the expedition Sergeant Charles Floyd
dies. He is the only member of the Corps of Discovery to perish.
is sent around the world using 16
different operators. The
takes 166.5 minutes to arrive back in
League (NFL) is organized in Canton,
Ohio by 7 men.
Included among the men is the legendary athlete Jim Thorpe.
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