President Franklin D. Roosevelt
issues 2 million
dollars in bills of credit, thus creating Continental Currency.
1937...Joe Lewis wins the World Heavyweight
Boxing title when he knocks out Jim Braddock in the 8th round.
Roosevelt signs the G.I.Bill. The president is concerned that the
country might fall into another big depression after the war. It is hoped that
the G.I. Bill will keep that from happening. The
provides financial aid to
Veterans receive help with the cost of attending college and buying
a home. The Bill turns out to be a boon for both those who use it and the
economy for over 30 years. The
, part of
social agenda, continues to this day, and is a great resource for those who servein the
Mercedes is registered as a luxury
car brand name by
auto maker Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft (DMG).
1992...The "Teflon Don" Mafia Boss John Gotti is sentenced to
prison based on testimony of his colleague "Sammy the Bull" Gravano.
2013...Nik Wallenda, a 34-year old
becomes the first
person to walk a wire across a narrow section of the
Grand Canyon National Park.
traffic to and from West
Berlin. It will become a diplomatic blunder.
votes 76-0 for a National Motor Vehicle Safety Act
requiring seat belts on all
1997...The U.S. Air Force releases a 231-page report dismissing long
standing claims from 1947 of an Alien Space Craft crash in Roswell,
1876...U.S. Army Troops,
led by Lieutenant Colonel George
Custer, lose a battle with
led by Crazy Horse and Sitting
Bull. at the Battle of Little Bighorn.
1942...Eisenhower takes charge of the
U.S. Troops in Europe.
Korean War begins when North Korean Communist forces
Korea cross into South
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 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.
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.