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Notable Historic Events
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Lincoln and Douglas debates begin.
Lincoln loses the
Senate race but gains national attention for himself and the newly formed
1911...In perhaps the
most brazen art theft of all time Italian Vencenzo Perugia walks in the Louvre,
takes the Mona Lisa and walks out with it under his clothing.
1959...Hawaii becomes the 50th state to enter the USA.
Damage from Hurricane
1851...The US wins the first "America's Cup." The US built schooner
America beats a fleet of Britain's finest ships in a race around England's
Isle of Wright.
1864...Twelve nations meeting in Geneva found the International Red Cross.
It calls for nonpartisan care to sick and wounded in times of war.
1989...Nolan Ryan becomes the first major leaguer to get 5,000 strike outs.
He eventually gets 5,714, over 1,500 more than his closest competitor.
Andrew hits the United States with some of the highest wind speeds ever
1814...First Lady Dolly Madison saves the most famous portrait
George Washington from being burned and looted by the British Troops in the
War of 1812.
1902...Pioneer author Fanny Farmer opens Miss Farmer's School of
Cookery in Boston. She changes the way Americans prepare
food by the use
of standardized measurements in
1989...Cincinnati baseball manager Pete Rose, who holds the
record for the most hits in
baseball history, is given a lifetime ban from all
baseball because of gambling on the sport.
79...Mt. Vesuvius explosively erupts devastating the prosperous Roman cities
of Pompeii and Herculaneum and killing thousands.
1875...The first person to
swim the English Channel is Captain Webb of Shropshire, England.
2012...Anders Breivik, who killed 77 people in a 2011 bombing and shooting in
Norway, is sentenced to 21 years in
prison. This is the maximum allowed
under Norwegian law.
1944...Paris is liberated by Allied Forces. The city has
not been destroyed, as German Commander defied orders from Adolf Hitler to blow up
landmarks and burn the city to the ground.
1945...John Birch, a former Baptist
missionary and now a captain
in the US Army in China, is shot dead by Communist Troops. He becomes the
first casualty of the Cold War.
1950...President Harry S. Truman issues an executive order
putting railroads under the control of the Army in anticipation of a crippling
Mark I Mini
baseball game is held between the Cincinnati Reds and
the Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field, New York.
1959...The British Motor Corporation launches a new small affordable
The Mark 1 Mini. It becomes one of the best selling
1968...The Democratic National Convention in Chicago is interrupted by anti-war
protestors. It is the most violent protest to occur yet in American
1883...A huge volcanic explosion takes place on Krakatau Island,
Indonesia. The explosion results in the loss of around 36,000 people; most
whom perish from the
tsunami that forms when a large part of the Island falls into the sea.
The largest wave from the tsunami is measured at 120 feet tall, and the
pyroclastic flow travels 40 miles over the
ocean scorching everything in it's path.
vacationing off the coast of Ireland on a fishing
boat, Lord Mountbatten is killed by a bomb planted by Irish Terrorists (IRA).
His 14-year-old grandson is also killed.
Prince Charles and Lady Diana
1963...The Civil Rights Movement reaches a high-water mark when
Martin Luther King Jr. speaks to 250,000 people attending the March on
Washington. His remarks became known as the "I Have a Dream" speech.
Charles and Lady Diana are finally divorced after 4 years of separation,
bringing to an end what many people thought was a "Storybook wedding."
1535...Pizarro and his conquistadors execute the last emperor of
the 300 year old Inca civilization.
1949...The Russians test the
at the Semipalatinsk Test Site in the
Katrina, the worst
disaster ever in the US, hits the Gulf Coast with 145 mph winds.
Failing dykes in New Orleans cause millions of
dollars in damage, and people are stranded on roof tops until
rescue. Living conditions in temporary shelters are unsanitary and
people are in need of
1919...Vladimir Lenin is shoot twice in an assassination attempt by the Social
Revolutionary Party in Russia. The Bolsheviks respond and the country
heads closer to civil war.
1967...Thurgood Marshall is the first African American judge confirmed as a
Supreme Court Judge.
1983...Colonel Buion S. Bluford becomes the first African American to enter
space; aboard the third mission of The Challenger.
1888...Jack the Ripper murders his first victim in London.
1955...The first solar powered
car is demonstrated by William Cobb of General Motors.
pitcher Sandy Koufax strikes out 18 batters in one game, setting a new
National League record.
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