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Notable Historic Events
for the Month of
Superman Comic Book
1779...Benedict Arnold was a war hero in the early days of the
Revolutionary War. Now he is the subject of a Court Martial. The trial
makes his appearance in the comic books.
1968...Helen Keller dies. Helen Keller, blind and death
from infancy, overcame her disabilities to become a lecturer and world renown
1980...The world's first 24-hour
the Cable New Network (CNN), makes its debut.
President Grover Cleveland
1774...The British Parliament renews the Quartering Act. This act allows
soldiers to stay in private American homes.
1886...President Grover Cleveland becomes the first sitting
marry in the
His wife will give birth to two
children before he leaves.
1924...The United States
Congress confers citizenship on all
Indians born within territorial limits of the country.
President John Adams
1800...The second President of the United States,
John Adams, moves from
Pennsylvania to reside in Washington, D.C.
1956...Rock 'n Roll
music is banned in Santa Cruz,
Santa Cruz is a
town seventy miles south of
1965...Major Edward White becomes the first American
astronaut to walk in space.
1876...A transcontinental express
train leaves New York City,
New York and arrives in San
It takes 83 hours.
1896...Henry Ford reveals his first
automobile. He calls it a Quadricycle.
He built built it
behind his home.
1919...Congress passes the 19th Amendment to the
It gives women the right to vote.
1967...Israel launches a counter attacks against Egypt, Syria and Jordan in the
Middle East in the conflict called the Six-Day War. The war will double the size of Israel.
Senator Robert Kennedy, is assassinated in Los
California after winning the
2002...A 14-year old girl, Elizabeth Smart, is kidnapped from her family's home
in Salt Lake City,
Utah. Nine months later she is found in Sandy,
is just 18 miles from her home.
The Invasion of Normandy "D-Day"
1933...The construction on Boulder
begins. It will take 3 years to
construct what will become the tallest
in the world.
1933...The world's first
drive-in movie theater
opens in Camden,
1944...A million allied
troops land on the
beaches of Normandy, France
massive invasion of Europe called
1966...Former Hollywood actor
Ronald Reagan, enters
politics when he is elected
California for 2 terms.
He goes on to becomes a two-term
president of the
1982...Five years after the death of Elvis Presley his mansion Graceland
is opened to the public.
2012...A large dock washes up on the coast of
The dock was torn away
from a Japanese port as a result of the 2011 Japanese
Indian chief, Cochise, dies on the Chiricahua Reservation in
1984...The classic comedy Ghostbusters, starring Bill Murray and Dan
Aykroyd, is released in
2001...Tropical storm Allison hits Huston and travels up to New England.
It causes billions of
dollars to repair the damage.
Mormon Handcart Pioneers
1534...The St. Lawrence
River is discovered by Jacques Cartier
1793...Secretariat wins the Triple Crown.
handcart companies begin their trek west to
the Salt Lake Valley.
Over the next four years about 3,000 people, unable to pay for a wagon, will
make this journey by
Nazi Germans enter
1752...Benjamin Franklin flies his kite during a
demonstrates the electrical nature of
1935...Alcoholic Anonymous is founded by a
New York Broker and an
They are both recovering alcoholics.
1949...Italy declares war on France and Great Britain.
1949...Norway surrenders to the