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Notable Historic Events
1929...The Vatican is now a sovereign state. Vatican City is located within the city of Rome. It is
the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church.
Now it is the smallest country in the world, both in area and population. The Lateran Treaty, signed by
Benito Mussolini and Pope Paul XI, puts an end
to hostility between the Roman Catholic Church
and the country of Italy. Located within Vatican
City are many Vatican museums, which hold some of the world's most famous
paintings and sculptures.
St. Peter's Basilica and the Sistine Chapel are also located in Vatican City.
Civil rights leader Nelson Mandela is released from
He has spent 27 years in jail. Nelson fought against
white supremacy and racial segregation in Africa. At first Mandela encouraged nonviolent resistence. When that was ineffective
and deadly for his followers, he encouraged guerrilla warfare against the white minority government.
President Bill Clinton
1941...General Erwin Rommel arrives in Africa to help
Italy wants to take control of Northern Africa.
When things don't go well for them, Hitler
decides to send Rommel, one of his top generals, to North Africa to help the Italian allies. Rommel has trouble
controlling the Italian troops. At the
El Alamein the Allies push the Axis troops out of North Africa. Rommel returns to
Europe in 1943.
1973...The POW's from the
begin coming home.
Clinton's impeachment trial ends with the
Senate voting to acquit the
president on both the
perjury and obstruction of justice charges.
1633...Galileo arrives in Rome to face charges of heresy for advocating the Copernican theory that the
earth revolves around the sun.
1689...William and Mary become joint rulers of
278...Valentine, a priest in Rome during the reign of
Emperor Claudius II, is
executed. Valentine is a
Roman Catholic Priest in the days of Emperor Claudius II. Claudius is a
emperor. Few wanted to join his
army. Claudius believes that
the men in his empire don't want to join his
army because they are unwilling
to part from their wives and families. So he decides to ban all
and betrothals in Rome. Valentine feels sorry for the young people in love and he
ignores the Emperor’s command and continues to
people. For this reason Claudius orders the execution of Valentine. The sentence
is carried out on February 14th. The legend is that when Valentine was in
jail he made friends
with the jailer’s daughter. He left a farewell note for her, and signed it “from
your Valentine.” After his death, St. Valentine was made a saint. The name of
Valentine becomes associated with
romance. February 14th
will go on to become a day of passing loving notes to others and
1929...Seven members of
North Side Gang are killed in the
St. Valentine's Day Massacre.
1929...The discovery of Penicillin is made by Alexander Fleming.
1898...The USS Maine is in Cuba's Havana Harbor to protect
citizens while Cubans fight for independence from
Fuel is added to the growing tension between the
United States and
Spain when the
USS Maine explodes, and 260
American crew members die. This incident, together with Spain's treatment
of the Cuban people, moves the
United States closer to war with Spain.
1903...The first sale is made of a stuffed
Teddy Bear. A toy shop owner,
Morris Michtom, asks
President Roosevelt if he can use his nickname, Teddy, for his
President Roosevelt agrees, and Michtom places a couple of them in his shop
window. He advertises them as
Teddy Bears. Other business owners take notice and soon everyone is
Teddy Bears grow in popularity and become one of the most popular
1950...Disney releases the animated musical fantasy
1933...An assassination attempt is made on the life of
Franklin D. Roosevelt in Miami,
President John Adams
sets sail for France
as a representative of the colonists. He hopes to enlist their help fighting the
1923...Archeologist Howard Carter enters the burial chamber of an ancient Egyptian
king named Tutankhamen. Howard Carter,
backed by Lord Carnarvon, has been searching for the
tomb for 5 years.
When his workmen find a hidden staircase he knows he is close. When Carter enters the room he finds
treasure that is 3,000 years old. The coffin
is made of solid gold. There is jewelry and clothing,
as well as statues and weapons. The most valuable item in the
tomb is the mummy. It is perfectly preserved.
The treasure of King Tutankhamen will go on display around the world as King Tut's Tomb.
1959...Castro becomes prime minister
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1801...After a tied vote in the Electoral College and 35 ballots in the
House of Representatives,
Thomas Jefferson finally wins the
presidency of the United States.
1820...The Senate passes the
1972...The Volkswagen Beetle becomes the
best selling car in the world.
1861...Jefferson Davis becomes president of the Confederacy.
1930...A new planet is discovered and named Pluto. The planet once thought to be the 9th
planet away from the sun is discovered at Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff,
Arizona. It is discovered by astronomer
Clyde Tombaugh. Astronomers suspect the existence of a heavenly body in the position of Pluto because of a wobble in
the orbits of Uranus and Neptune. They suspect the wobble is caused by the gravitation pull of another object. They
search for many years without finding one. Then with the aid of new techniques and equipment astronomer Tombaugh
finds it. The planet is named Pluto, for the Greek god of the underworld. Pluto will later be removed from the planet
list because of new rules for planets and their orbits.
1807...Aaron Burr, a former vice-president, is arrested for treason. Aaron Burr was vice president
from 1801-1805. Now he is arrested in
Alabama and charged with treason. Aaron Burr’s political career spirals after he kills
Alexander Hamilton in a duel.
Burr travels to New Orleans and talks with
U.S. General James Wilkinson, a shady character who is a secret agent for the Spanish Crown. No one really knows
exactly what they talked about, but Burr is accused of plotting to acquire Spanish territory to form another country. In
1806 Burr leads a swarthy, heavily armed group of people toward New Orleans.
United States authorities get wind of it, and in an apparent effort to save himself, Wilkinson sends messages to
Washington accusing Burr of treason. Burr is tried in a U.S. Circuit court in
Virginia. Burr's story is that he
intended to farm 40,000 acres in
Texas territory and that the
was leased to him by the Spanish Crown. He is acquitted because it is deemed he did not engage in an overt act,
which is required by the
U.S. Constitution to render a guilty verdict. After spending several years in
Europe, he returns home to his
law practice in New York.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs Executive Order 9066. It leads to the unfair treatment of Japanese
during World War II.
Rescuers reach the surviving members of the Donner party.
Astronaut John Glenn
Washington signs the Postal Act. This creates the
US Postal Service. The
States have been relying on couriers and private individuals to deliver and store
Benjamin Franklin, living in England,
has been acting as Postmaster General to the postal service set up by
However, his sympathy for the colonies cause his dismissal in 1774. He then returns to America, where in 1775 the
accepts his suggestions and sets up a postal service for
the colonies. This serves the colonists well, especially during the war when
General Washington needs to get messages to
In 1792 President Washington
formally creates the U.S. Postal Service with the signing of the Postal Service Act. Included in the Postal Act
is permission for newspapers to be delivered in the
mail, as well as the restriction of postal officials to open anyone’s
mail. The cost of sending a letter is
between 6 and 12 cents. There are 75 post offices and 2,400 miles of postal routes.
John Glenn becomes the first
American to orbit the earth.
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