"Did You Know..."
Notable Historic Events
for the Month of
President Reagan in Berlin
Islands declare their independence.
1942...Anne Frank receives a
diary for her 13th
birthday and begins her
1987...Standing in front of the wall between East and West
Gorbachev with the words, "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall."
1994...Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman are murdered.
This will lead to the infamous murder trial of O.J. Simpson.
1777...Lafayette arrives in
South Carolina, expecting to be
Supreme Court hands down its decision in the case of
Arizona. Miranda rights become the law of the
criminal suspects must be advised of their rights before interrogation.
New York Times publishes the
1991...The Communist party receives a blow when Boris Yeltsin
Russia's first popularly-elected president.
President Warren G. Harding
Continental Congress passes the
Stars and Stripes become the official
flag of the
Harding becomes the first
President to make a
Germans enter and occupy Paris, France. Two
million residents of Paris flee the city.
King John and the Magna Carta
agrees to the Magna Carta. Under the Magna Carta the
barons will have more rights. The
barons will be protected from illegal imprisonment, and they will have
access to swift justice. There will be a limitation on feudal payments to
religious freedom will be protected. The changes in the Magna Carta are to be implemented through a council of 25
Washington accepts the post to serve as commander-in-chief of the
1917...Congress passes the Espionage Act.
opens at Coney Island, in
New York, and is an immediate success. Admission is one
Valentina Tereshkova, from
becomes the first woman in space.
the world famous
Russian dancer, defects while on a stopover in Paris.
The Statue of Liberty
1775...The Battle of Bunker Hill begins. It is said that
American General William Prescott utters the words "Don't one of you fire
until you see the whites of their
is sent to the
United States from the country of France.
The gift, the
Statue of Liberty, arrives in New York Harbor.
1994...O.J. Simpson leads the
Police on a low-speed
automobile chase. Americans watch the spectacle on their
Madison approval the War of 1812 begins. The
United States is once again at war with
1815...Napoleon is defeated at Waterloo by the Duke of
Wellington. The Napoleonic era comes to an end.
1983...Sally Ride becomes the first American woman in space.
1846...The first organized game of
baseball in the
States is played
The game is between the Knickerbockers and the
1867...Ferdinand Maximilian is executed. Maximilian was made Emperor of
by Napoleon III. Now his execution is ordered by Benito Juarez, the president of the
Day is celebrated for the first time in Spokane,
Jaws - The Great
Congress adopts the
Great Seal of the United States.
United States and the
Soviet Union agree to establish a "hot line" of
communication between the two countries. It is done with the hope that it will
lessen the tension and reduce the chance
movie Jaws, directed by Steven Spielberg, plays at
It frightens viewers. Many are scared to go into the water at the
a huge financial success and win 3 Oscars.
1977...The trans-Alaska pipeline begins carrying oil from Prudhoe Bay to Valdez,