Catherine of Aragon
1509...Henry VIII marries his first
wife, Catherine of Aragon.June 12th
1776...Five men are appointed by the
The Declaration of Independence. These men were
Roger Sherman, and Robert R. Livingston.
1995...For his part in the bombing of
the Federal Building in Oklahoma City,
Oklahoma, which killed 168 people, Timothy McVeigh
is executed by lethal injection.
President Reagan in Berlin
Islands declare their independence.
1942...Anne Frank receives a
diary for her 13th
and begins her
1987...Standing in front of the wall between East and West
in the city of
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 ands 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
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
enter and occupy Paris,
million residents of
Paris flee the city.
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
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
passes the Espionage Act.
opens at Coney Island, in
and is an immediate success. Admission is one
puts the first woman in space. Her name is
Valentina Tereshkova. She will orbit the earth 48 times.
the world famous
dancer, defects while on a stopover in
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
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
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,
Congress adopts the
Great Seal of the United States.
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,