Notable Historic Events
U.S. Constitution is ratified by
New Hampshire. It is the required 9th state.
Rhode Island will be the last state
to ratify the Constitution.
1892...Lot Smith, a leading Mormon (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) militia officer defending the
Saints against the intrusion of the U.S. military,
is killed by Navajo Indians.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt
1775...The Continental Congress
issues 2 million dollars in bills of credit, thus creating
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 G.I.Bill provides financial aid to
Veterans returning from
WWII. 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
G.I. Bill, part of President Roosevelt's social agenda,
continues to this day, and is a great resource for those who serve in the
1902...The name 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
life in prison based on testimony of his colleague
"Sammy the Bull" Gravano.
2013...Nik Wallenda, a 34-year old aerialist,
becomes the first person to walk a wire across a narrow section of the
Grand Canyon National Park.
1948...The Soviet Union
blocks all road and
traffic to and from West
Berlin. It will become a diplomatic blunder.
1966...The U.S. Senate
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, New Mexico.
1876...U.S. Army Troops,
led by Lieutenant Colonel George Custer, lose a
Native Americans, led by Crazy Horse and Sitting
Bull. at the Battle of Little Bighorn.
1942...Eisenhower takes charge of the U.S. Troops
1950...The Korean War begins when North Korean
Communist forces from North
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 airlifting
food and supplies to Berlin after the
Soviet Union blockades the city.
1956...The Federal Highway
Act is approved. Thirty billion dollars
is allocated for the construction of
1959...The St. Lawrence Seaway opens. This makes possible
transportation from the Atlantic
Ocean to all of the
The Prophet Joseph Smith
1844...The 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
jail 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 and Sophie
1519...Charles I of Spain
is elected the Holy Roman
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 ends
1613...Shakespeare’s Globe Theater
in England burns down. The Globe
theater 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 theater 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 Shuttle
Atlantis docks with the Russian
Space Station Mir.
Gone with the Wind
daredevil Jean-Francois Gravelet, know as Blondin, becomes the first man to walk across
Niagara Falls on a tightrope.
1936...The novel Gone with the Wind is published.
It will become one of the best selling novels of all time and a blockbuster
movie in 1939.
1953...At the General Motors Plant in Flint,
production begins on the Corvette sports
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.