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Notable Historic Events
for the Month of
Superman Comic Book
1779...Benedict Arnold is a war hero in the early days of the
Revolutionary War. Now he is the subject of a Court Martial. The trial
1938...The first superhero appears on the cover of a comic book.
Superman, created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, becomes the first in a
long line of superhero characters to go from comic books to both
television and the
will become very popular and be heavily marketed.
comic books will become collectibles. A pristine copy of one of the comic books
printed in that first issue, now vintage, will later sell on eBay for 3.2
1968...Helen Keller dies. Helen Keller, blind and deaf
from infancy, overcam 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
New York City.
It is bound for San
California. It makes the journey in 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
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
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, when completed, 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...Ronald Reagan is elected
He will go on to be elected
President of the
United States. He
will become a very popular, conservative
President. He will serve two terms, and his ability to communicate
with the American people will earn him the nickname
The Great Communicator.
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.
1534...The St. Lawrence
River is discovered by Jacques Cartier
1973...Secretariat wins the Triple Crown.
handcarts begin their trek west to
the Salt Lake Valley.
The pioneers are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Over the next four years about 3,000
pioneers, unable to pay for a wagon, will
make this journey by
Nazi Germany enters
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.
1940...Italy declares war on France and Great Britain.
1940...Norway surrenders to