Notable Historic Events
Catherine of Aragon
1509...Henry VIII marries his first wife, Catherine of Aragon.
1776...Five men are appointed by the
The Declaration of Independence. These men were
Thomas Jefferson, John Adams,
Roger Sherman, and Robert R. Livingston.
1995...For his part in the bombing of the Federal Building in
Oklahoma, which killed 168 people, Timothy McVeigh is executed by lethal injection.
President Reagan in Berlin
1898...The Philippine 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
in the city of
Reagan challenges 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 General
1966...The Supreme Court
ands down its decision in the case of Miranda v. Arizona.
Miranda rights become the law of the land. All criminal suspects
must be advised of their rights before interrogation.
1971...The New York Times publishes the
1991...The Communist party receives a blow when Boris Yeltsin becomes
Russia's first popularly-elected president.
President Warren G. Harding
Continental Congress passes the
Flag Resolution. 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.
Signing 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
the Crown, and
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
passes the Espionage Act.
1884...A roller coaster opens at
Coney Island, in Brooklyn, New York,
and is an immediate success. Admission is one nickel.
puts the first woman in space. Her name is Valentina Tereshkova. She will orbit the earth 48 times.
...Rudolf Nureyev, 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
eyes" as the
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
Los Angeles, California
Police on a low-speed
automobile chase. Americans watch the
spectacle on their television sets.
Madison approval the War of 1812 begins. The
United States is once again at war with England.
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.
Knickerbockers Baseball Card
1846...The first organized game of baseball in the
United States is played at Hoboken,
New Jersey. The game is between the Knickerbockers
New York Baseball Club.
1867...Ferdinand Maximilian is executed. Maximilian was made Emperor of
Mexico by Napoleon III. Now his execution is ordered by
Benito Juarez, the president of the new Mexican
1910...Father's Day is celebrated
for the first time in Spokane, Washington.
1782... Congress adopts the
Great Seal of the United States.
1963...The 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 of accidental nuclear war.
movie Jaws, directed by Steven Spielberg, plays at
theaters. It frightens viewers. Many are scared to go into the water at the
The movie will become a huge financial success and win 3 Oscars.
1977...The trans-Alaska pipeline begins carrying oil from Prudhoe Bay to Valdez,
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.
More Frugal Living
All Things Clipart... A fun learning site with lots of free clipart
Fort Frugal...frugal living help to make life easier and more secure
Frugal Quilting...how to make quilting a frugal
and fun hobby.
Scrappy Quilting...how to make beautiful,
budget scrappy quilts.