"Did You Know..."
Notable Historic Events
for the Month of
Catherine of Aragon
1509...Henry VIII marries his first
wife, Catherine of Aragon.
1776...Five men are appointed by the
Continental Congress to draft 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, which killed 168 people, Timothy McVeigh
was 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 journal.
Gorbachev in his speech in Berlin, when he
uttered the words "Tear Down This Wall."
1994...Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman were murdered,
leading to the infamous murder trial of O.J.Simpson.
1777...Lafayette arrives in South Carolina, expecting to be
1966...The Supreme Court hands 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 Pentagon Papers.
1991...The Communist party receives a blow when Boris Yeltsin
becomes becomes Russia's first popularly-elected president.
President Warren G. Harding
National flag, with it's "Stars and Stripes" is adopted by
Harding becomes the first President to make a radio broadcast.
1940...The Germans enter and occupy Paris, France. Two
million Parisians flee the city.
King John and the Magna Carta
1215...England takes a step toward democracy as
concedes to his barons and grants feudal rights, religious freedoms and
compliance with the nation's laws with the Magna Carta.
Washington accepts the post to serve as commander-in-chief of the
1917...Congress passes the Espionage Act.
opens at Coney Island, in
Brooklyn, New York, and is an immediate success. Admission is one
Valentina Tereshkova, from Russia,
becomes the first woman in space.
the world famous Russian dancer, has defected while on a stopover in Paris.
The Statue of Liberty
1775...The beginning of The Battle of Bunker Hill. It is said
that American General William Prescott uttered the words "Don't one of you fire
until you see the whites of their eyes" as the British approached.
1885...A gift sent by the country of France,
The Statue of Liberty arrives in New York Harbor.
1994...O.J. Simpson leads L.A. Police on a low-speed chase while
America watched on their
Madison signs the declaration, and The War of 1812 begins. The
United States is once again at war with the British.
1815...Napoleon is finally defeated at Waterloo by the Duke of
Wellington, and the Napoleonic era comes to an end.
1983...Sally Ride becomes the first American Woman in space.
1846...The first game of professional
baseball in the US is played
at Hoboken, New Jersey with the Knickerbockers and the New York Baseball Club
1867...Ferdinand Maximilian, made Emperor of Mexico by Napoleon III, is executed
on the command of Benito Juarez, the president of the Mexican Republic.
Day was celebrated for the first time in Spokane, WA.
Jaws - The Great
Congress finally 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 to lessen tension and reduce the chance
of nuclear war.
movie Jaws, directed by Steven Spielberg, plays at
frightening viewers about going in water at the beaches. The movie becomes
a huge financial success and win 3 Oscars.
1977...The trans-Alaska pipeline begins carrying oil from Prudhoe Bay to Valdez,