2009...The "King of Pop", Michael Jackson, dies at age 50 after
receiving a bad combination of
drugs from his
1541...The governor of Peru and conqueror of the Incas,
Francisco Pizzaro, is assassinated.
1948...Operation Berlin Airlift begins, as the U.S. begins
food and supplies to Berlin after the
blockades the city.
Act is approved.
is allocated for the construction of
1959...The St. Lawrence Seaway opens. This makes possible
transportation from the Atlantic
Ocean to all of the Great Lakes.
The Prophet Joseph Smith
Prophet Joseph Smith, the leader and founder of the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and
his brother Hyrum are killed when a
mob breaks into a
where they are being
held in Carthage,
Truman sends U.S.Troops
to Korea to help them fight the invasion of
Communist North Korea into their country.
1976...Ebola breaks out in Sudan. The Ebola virus begins
spreading throughout the region.
Archduke Ferdinand of Austria and his wife Sophie
1519...Charles I of
is elected the Holy Roman Emperor.
1914...Archduke Ferdinand of Austria and his wife Sophie are
shot to death by a Bosnian Serb nationalist while making an official visit to
the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo.
signs the Treaty of Versailles. This officially
burns down. The Globe
is built for Shakespeare’s company, Lord Chamberlain’s Men. On this day
there is a performance of Henry VIII. During the performance a canon is set off.
The thatched roof of the
catches fire, and the
structure burns to the ground. It will be rebuilt during Shakespeare’s life,
but later it is closed by the Puritans and sectioned off for housing.
1958...Pele helps Brazil win its first
World Cup by defeating
host nation Sweden 5-2.
1995...The largest man-made satellite ever to orbit the earth is
created when the American
Atlantis docks with the
Space Station Mir.
Gone with the Wind
Gravelet, know as Blondin, becomes the first man to walk across
Niagara Falls on a tightrope.
Gone with the Wind is published. It
will become one of
the best selling
novels of all time and a blockbuster
1953...At the General Motors Plant in Flint,
production begins on the
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