1974...Patty Hearst is kidnapped, and the nation becomes acquainted with the
Stockholm syndrome. Patty Hearst is 19 years old. She is the grand-daughter
newspaper publisher Randolph
Hearst. She is kidnapped from
her apartment in Berkley,
California, and thrown into the trunk of a
car. The SLA, a
small leftist group, takes responsibility for the kidnapping. They
declare Patty a "prisoner of war." Patty is held prisoner for several
months, during which time she declares herself sympathetic to their cause.
She joins them for a
bank robbery. She goes on trial
for that crime. She
jail, but the length of her
sentence is commuted by
President Carter because of brainwashing by her captors and effects of the
Stockholm Syndrome. (She is later pardoned by
1938...Disney releases Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
1631...Colonist Roger Williams arrives in
Roger Williams is a
religious leader from
England. Roger Williams
gets in trouble in
Massachusetts for disagreeing with the community's
religious dissension and
his criticism of the confiscation of
Indian land. He is banished
from the Colony and starts a new one in present day
Other political and religious dissenters join him, including Anne
Hutchinson, the Quakers and the first Jewish
America. It is
here that Roger Williams founds the first Baptist Church in
The Immigration Act.
vetoed the bill the prior week. It now passes with more than a 2/3
1952...Elizabeth becomes Queen of
1985...The Reagan Doctrine is announced by
President Reagan during the State of the Union Address.
submarine sinks the
US passenger ship California.
has been trying to keep out of
Germany is making it
feels free to attack any boat near
England. When the
Lusitania is sunk, almost 2,000 people die, including
President Wilson warns
to stop these attacks.
three days later with a
that sinks the California
off the coast of Ireland killing 43 people. Then, in a intelligence coup that would alter the course of history,
British intelligence agents
intercept and decode a telegram from
Mexico if the
United States enters the war.
Mexico is promised
American land. The combination of these
incidents finally forces the
States to enter the war.
The Beatles arrive in New York
tsunami occurs in
River and the
runs backward for several hours.
1964...The Beatles arrive in
City. The flight arrives at Kennedy Airport. Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, John
Lennon and George Harrison descend to a
crowd of 3,000 screaming
fans. Two days later they appear on the Ed Sullivan Show. Approximately 73 million
American households (40% of the population) watch it on
Mary, Queen of Scots
1943...It took 6 long months, but the Americans finally secure the Guadalcanal.
The Allies have been fighting a defensive war, until now. This changes when they
land at Guadalcanal. Although they meet little resistence during the
landing, the ensuing fight continues for six long months. The Japanese
fight to take back the air base under construction. Both sides suffer heavy
losses. Realizing they are outnumbered the Japanese finally evacuate the
Island. The victory of the Allies at Guadalcanal keeps open the supply
lies to Australia and New Zealand.
Along with the Battle of Midway, this victory
at Guadalcanal by the Allies in the Pacific War during
turned the tide of war.
1587...Mary, Queen of Scots, is beheaded.
1924...The first execution by lethal gas in the
United States occurs in Carson City,
1824...The US Presidential election is
decided in the
House of Representatives.
John Quincy Adams wins the
1950...Joseph McCarthy warns the State
1964...The Beatles appear on the Ed Sullivan Show.
1846...Under the leadership of Brigham
Young members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (often called
Mormons) begin their exodus to
Under the leadership of President Young the
will "blossom as a rose." Not only do these pioneers settle
but they start colonies in
and help to the build the American Frontier.
1861...The Confederate States have a
Constitutional Convention in Montgomery,
The delegates choose
Jefferson Davis to be the president of the new Confederate States of America.
Pilot Francis Gary Powers
comes home in a
prisoner exchange with the
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