Notable Historic Events
The Boulder Dam
states adopt the Constitution of the Confederate States of
creates the US Army Corp of Engineers.
1918...The world is about to go through a horrible pandemic. The life expectancy in the
United States will drop by
12 years and the world population will be reduced 3-5 percent. To this day
we do not know where the
flu started. At first it was called the Spanish Flu because of heavy
losses in that country. However, it turned out that it only seemed worse in
because other countries were minimizing their losses. As WWI ended and
soldiers headed home, the
flu spread throughout the world. More people end up being killed by the flu
than as a result of
WWI. The Influenza Pandemic of 1918 ends up being one of most horrific events in the history of our day.
1931...Work begins on the Boulder
1931...Gandhi leads a march against
British rule in India and their policy and
profits on the sale of salt.
Franklin D. Roosevelt gives his first Fireside Chat from the
hits New England. The Great Blizzard of 1888 was one of the worst winter storms to ever occur in the
States. It was known as the Great White
It affected the East Coast
from the state of Virginia
up though Maine and
Snowfall levels during the storm reached 58 inches. The wind, blowing at 45 miles per hour, cause
snowdrifts to rise 50 feet tall. Normal activities came to a standstill as people were stuck in their homes. The
trains couldn’t move,
telegrams could not be sent or received
and emergency services could not operate. As a result of this big storm moves were taken to improve the underground
infrastructure for the future.
US Army K-9 Dog
1781...The planet Uranus
is discovered by William Hershel.
1935...Bruno Hauptmann is convicted of killing the
1942...The US Army launches
the K-9 Corps to train dogs for
military service. During WWI it was
common to see dogs in the trenches carrying
messages and giving comfort to the soldiers.
Now the US Army has decided to make it official.
Dogs will now train for military service in
the new K-9 Corps. The dogs will train in
obedience for 8-12 weeks. Then they will train for different tasks. Some dogs will be trained as sentry
dogs, while others will become scouts, messengers
or mine detectors. The seven breeds of
dogs that will be trained include Doberman Pinchers,
German Shepherds, and
Dogs will go on to serve not only the
Army, but the
1950...The first Ten Most Wanted fugitive list is published by the FBI.
1990...Gorbachev is elected Secretary of the Communist Party. He
then becomes President of the Soviet Union.
44 B.C. ...Julius Caesar is assassinated on the ides of March.
1917...Czar Nicholas II is forced to abdicate his throne. The
Russian people have grown weary
of a leader that is so insensitive to their problems. WWI has taken a heavy toll on the
Russian people. The men have been
wounded and killed in large numbers. The economy is in ruin, and people are hungry. Workers take
to the streets in protest and the
military takes their side. The Czar flees with his family but is soon taken and held
prisoner. When it appears others might
come to his rescue and he could be restored to power, both he, his wife, and his five children are killed.
1939...The Nazis overrun Czechoslovakia.
1802...West Point, in
New York State becomes the first
military academy in the
United States. It is founded by
Congress and currently runs under the direction of the U.S. Army. The
purpose of West Point it to train young men to be officers in the army. Cadets study the
theory, strategies and practice of military science.
cadets are commissioned as 2nd Lieutenants in the army and expected to serve 5
years of active duty.
1945...The U.S. Military
secures the Island of Iwo Jima.
Cadiz wrecks off the coast of Portsall, France.
It spills 68 million gallons of oil into the sea
that washes ashore.
1762... The first St. Patrick's Day
parade is held in America
It is held in New York City
The parade is organized by Irish
soldiers serving in the British army and stationed in
America. St. Patrick
is the patron saint of Ireland.
St. Patrick becomes familiar with Ireland after being stolen from his home in Britain by Irish criminals. He lives in Ireland
for 6 years before escaping and returning home. After joining the
Catholic Church St. Patrick decides to go back to Ireland
as a missionary. He is very successful, and by the time
he dies the people in Ireland have turned to the
Christian faith. St. Patrick’s Day
becomes a day to celebrate both the culture of Ireland
and the service of St. Patrick to the country of Ireland.
1961...Golda Meir becomes the first female
prime minister of Israel.
1766...The British Parliament repeals the
Stamp Act.The future ire of the colonies toward Britain shows itself when the British Parliament passes the
Stamp Act. England is trying to raise money for its
troops stationed in
With this act the colonists are taxed on every piece of printed paper
they use, including all publications,
newspapers, licenses, and legal documents.
All this is done without any input from the colonists. The colonist protest and it turns violent. The unrest
continues for four months until the Tax Act is finally repealed. The British, however, have no intent to change
their ways. The same day that they repeal the Stamp Act they assert their right for total legislative power over
the colonies. Taxation without representation will turn into a major issue for the colonies and one of the major
reasons for the Revolutionary War.
1925...The worst tornado in
history kills almost 700 people and injures thousands others as it barrels through the states of
Sidney Harbor Bridge
1932...The Sydney Harbor Bridge
1953...The Academy Awards are televised
for the first time with Bob Hope as the host.
2003...The war starts in Iraq.
President Lyndon B. Johnson
Party is created.
Lyndon B. Johnson sends federal troops
to supervise the civil rights march from Selma to
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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
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