York Yankees purchase Babe Ruth from the
Boston Red Sox.
1933...Construction begins on the
Golden Gate Bridge
Truman labels his administration the Fair Deal during his State of
the Union Address. The Fair Deal is basically the domestic agenda of the
Truman wants all Americans to have health insurance, a higher minimum wage
and legislated equal rights.
George W. Bush
1838...Samuel Morse demonstrates the
telegraph in Morristown,
He uses what becomes known as Morse code. Although Samuel Morse is
given credit for the invention of Morse code, it is his friend Alfred Vail who
makes the code easier to use. He assigns shorter codes to commonly used
letters, and makes
the code instantly readable when received.
becomes the 47th state in the
United States of America.
W. Bush is finally officially declared the winner of the
election after one of the closest elections in
United States history,
and a recount in the
Andrew Jackson defeats the
Army at the Battle of
New Orleans in
1918...With the war not yet over,
Wilson delivers his Fourteen Points speech to
Congress. In it he
presents his vision for long-lasting
peace in the world after WWI. He calls for the
United States to be
unselfish in its peace terms, and to allow each country to determine its own
Wilson also calls for a postwar establishment to resolve future conflicts.
The speech is distributed in
Germany and is one of the reasons
Germany agrees to an
armistice to end the war.
1776...Thomas Paine's pamphlet Common Sense is published.
2007...Steve Jobs, of Apple Inc, introduces the iPhone
at the Macworld Convention in
California. He calls it
a “revolutionary and magical product that is literally five years
ahead of any other
The iPhone has a touch screen,
camera and the ability to connect to the
Internet and browse the web.
phone becomes the Invention of the Year and similar
phones become part of the everyday life.
Lincoln names William Seward as Secretary of State. While Seward is
Andrew Johnson he becomes famous for purchasing
Alaska, which at the time was thought to be foolish
and the purchase labeled Seward's Folly.
1901...Oil is discovered in America.
oil derrick on Spindletop Hill, near Beaumont,
oil at 100 feet. The resulting geyser takes nine days to cap. This
discovery, though not the first discovery of oil in America, fueled the start of the American oil industry. Oil
will take over as the primary
source of fuel for power.
2008...What is touted as the world's
car" rolls out of
India. It is 5 feet wide and 10 feet long.
It is called the Nano, but it is dubbed the People's
The affordability of this car, a little over $2,000, will enable more people to be able to own a
car. At this time the Nano
is only sold in India.
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