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Notable Historic Events
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President Aaron Burr shoots
Alexander Hamilton in a duel, and Hamilton dies the
1914...George Herman "Babe" Ruth pitches 7 innings in his first major league
debut with the Boston Red Sox. He
won the game, which was against the Cleveland Indians.
1922...One of the world's larges natural Amphitheaters, the
Hollywood Bowl, opens with a performance of the Los Angeles philharmonic.
returns to the earth near Australia and crashes into the Indian Ocean.
Wild Bill Hickok
1861...Wild Bill Hickok coolly shots 3 men during a shoot out in Nebraska
establishing his reputation as a gunfighter.
1862...President Abraham Lincoln signed a law calling for the awarding of a
United States Medal of Honor (Congressional
Medal of Honor) to be
awarded to heroic soldiers in the name of Congress.
1990...Boris Yeltsin, President of The Republic of Russia, announces his
resignation from the Communist Party two days after Gorbachev is again elected head
of the Soviet Communist Party.
1930...The first World Cup
played in Uruguay; and France beats Mexico 3-1 and the United States defeats
battle in history ends on this day . In the Battle of Kursk, USSR,
Germany fought Russia and the battle involved 6,000 tanks, 2 million men, and
1960...John F. Kennedy is nominated for the presidency,
Lyndon B. Johnson at the Democratic Party Convention.
Billy the Kid
1099...After Muslims exclude
Christians from Jerusalem,
the Crusades begin. Christian knights from Europe capture Jerusalem after a
seven week seige.
1789...Mutinous troops and revolutionaries storm and dismantle The Bastille,
a fortress and prison symbolizing the tyranny of the
1881...Henry McCarty, known as "Billy the Kid," is shot to death by Sheriff Pat
Garrett at the Maxwell Ranch in New Mexico.
1903...The newly formed Ford Motor Company takes its first order
for a two-cylinder Model T
automobile for $850.00
1961...Senator Barry Goldwater (R Arizona) is nominated to run
for President. He loses the election, but the South and West turn
1971...President Richard Nixon, during a live
radio broadcast, stuns the Nation by responding that he will visit Communist
1769...A Spanish Franciscan
missionary, Father Junipero Serra,
founds the first
Catholic Mission in California on the site of present day San
1935...The world's first parking meter is installed on 1st
Street and Robinson Ave. in Oklahoma City, OK. It was known as a
1945...At 5:29 AM the first
atomic bomb blows up in Alamogordo,
New Mexico: successfully completing the Manhattan Project.
1938...Douglas Corrigan becomes "Wrong Way Corrigan" by taking
off from New York intending to fly to California. Instead he crosses the
center fielder Joe DiMaggio fails to get a hit
to end the still standing record of a 56 game hitting streak.
1955...Walt Disney's Disneyland opens today. The Park cost
dollars, and was built upon 160 acres of former
64 AD...The great fire of Rome destroys much of the city on this
day. There is no evidence Emperor Nero started the fire or played the
fiddle while it burned.
1968...New close up videos are released of the sunken
liner Titanic. They even show the interior Grand Staircases and the
1969...Senator Ted Kennedy, after leaving a
Chappaquiddick Island, drives off a bridge into the water. He escapes but
leaves behind 28-year-old Mary Jo Kopechne. He does not report the
accident for 10 hours and until he first consults with others. This proves
to be the end of his political ambitions.
1799...The Rosetta Stone is found and holds the
key to understanding hieroglyphics and the history of Egypt.
1879...Doc Holliday kills a man for disruptive behavior in his
saloon, and takes his first step building his reputation as a gunslinger.
1923...Insulin is introduced to Americans as a
drug that will help people with diabetes be more comfortable and save many
Neal Armstrong on the moon
1861...Union Forces, under General Irvin McDowell. is defeated
by Confederates under General Pierre Beauregard in the first battle of the Civil
1969...America has put a man on the
moon. When Neil
Armstrong steps out of the lunar module Eagle and puts his foot on the
moon to take a "step and leap for mankind" he becomes the first man to walk on
1972...The U.S. Department of Transportation releases the
results of a two-year study stating "The Chevrolet Corvair is as safe as
1973...Bruce Lee, a martial arts expert and actor, dies in Los
Angeles at age 32 from a brain edema.
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