Notable Historic Events
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 convenes in
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
Superman will become very popular and be heavily
comic books will become
collectibles. A pristine copy of one of the
comic books printed in that first issue will later
sell on eBay for 3.2 million
1968...Helen Keller dies. Helen Keller, blind and
from infancy, overcame her disabilities to become a
lecturer and world renown
1980...The world's first 24-hour
television network, the Cable News Network (CNN),
makes its debut.
President Grover Cleveland
1774...The British Parliament renews the Quartering Act. This act allows
soldiers to stay in private
1886...President Grover Cleveland
becomes the first sitting President to
marry in the White House. His wife will give
birth to two children before he leaves.
1924...The United States Congress
confers citizenship on all native born Indians
born within territorial limits of the country.
President John Adams
1800...The second President of the United States,
John Adams, moves from Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania to reside in
1956...Rock 'n Roll music is banned in Santa Cruz,
California. Santa Cruz is a
town seventy miles south of
1965...Major Edward White becomes the first
astronaut to walk in space.
1876...A transcontinental express train leaves
New York City. It is bound for San Francisco,
California. It makes the journey in 83 hours.
1896...Henry Ford reveals his first automobile.
He calls it a
Quadricycle. He built built it in the shed
behind his home.
passes the 19th Amendment to the Constitution.
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.
1968...Presidential candidate, Senator
Robert Kennedy, is assassinated in Los
after winning the presidential primary.
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,
Utah. She is just 18 miles from her home.
1933...The construction on Boulder
begins. It will take 3 years to construct what will become, when completed, the tallest
dam 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 for a massive invasion of Europe called
Operation Overlord (D-Day).
1966...Ronald Reagan is elected
governor of California.
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
Oregon. The dock was torn away
from a Japanese port as a result of the 2011 Japanese
chief, Cochise, dies on the Chiricahua Reservation in Southeastern
1984...The classic comedy Ghostbusters, starring Bill Murray and Dan
Aykroyd, is released in theaters
across the United States.
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 of France.
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
Germany enters Norway
flies his kite during a thunder
storm and 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
Notable Historic Events...take a walk
through history. See what happened on your birthday. Fun and educational.
U.S. States Clipart
... travel around the United States of America viewing the clipart and images from the 50 States.
Coloring Pages...print PDF pages to color with fun facts for children.
Card Ideas...Ideas for text for special occasion greeting cards.
Icons...small sized clipart for mailing
labels and other projects.
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