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Notable Historic Events
for the Month of
The Dust Bowl
prime minister of
assassinated in the Lobby of the House of Commons.
1934...A massive dust storm sweeps across the
Great Plains and into the Eastern
1958...Minnesota becomes the 23rd state in the USA.
1932...The body of the Lindbergh baby is found, more than two months after he was
kidnapped from his home in Hopewell,
George VI is
crowned at Westminster Abby.
2000...NASCAR driver Adam Petty crashes into a wall during a practice run and is
President James K.
1569...The forces of Mary Queen of Scots are defeated by
Scottish Protestants led by Stuart. Stuart is the regent of her son King Charles VI of
Scotland. Mary flees and takes refuge in
1846...President Polk declares war on Mexico.
1981...Pope John Paul II is shot in St. Peter's Square by a
Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
1796...Edward Jenner, a country
doctor in England, administers the first test
of his smallpox vaccine.
1804...Lewis and Clark depart on their expedition to explore the Northwest
from the Mississippi
River to the Pacific
United States hosts the
Olympics for the first time, in St. Louis,
Governor George Wallace
1756...The beginning of the Seven Years War or the French and
Indian War in America.
1942...Seventeen of the
United States begin
rationing during WWII.
1972... The governor of
Alabama, George Wallace, is shot.
He will be permanently paralyzed.
1717...Voltaire goes to
in the Bastille in Paris, France.
President Andrew Johnson on the charge of high crimes and misdemeanors.
1929...The first Academy Awards Ceremony
is held in Hollywood,
1875...The first Kentucky Derby is held at Church Downs in
1948...The Jewish state of Israel is created.
Supreme Court rules that
school segregation is
illegal in Brown vs. Board of Education.
Senate begins hearings on the Watergate Scandal.
The public watches from their
Mt. Saint Helens
Ulysses S. Grant surrounds Vicksburg, the last Confederate stronghold on the
Mississippi. The battle becomes one of the most successful campaigns of the war.
1980...Mt Saint Helens in
State erupts. It kills 57 people and removes 1,700 feet from the top of the
mountain. The resulting landslide barrels down the
river at 100 mph,
devastating everything in its path.
2004,,,Randy Johnson, at age 40, throws a perfect
1536...Ann Boleyn, the 2nd wife of King Henry VIII, is executed.
1588...The Spanish Armada sets sail to secure the
Channel and to conquer
1962...Marilyn Monroe performs a "memorable" version of the
Happy Birthday song to
President John Kennedy on his 45th birthday at
New York's Madison Square
1873...Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis receive a patent for work pants. The pants
with metal rivets for strength. These pants leads to blue jeans, or
Lindbergh, flying The Sprit of St. Louis, sets of on his solo,
nonstop transatlantic flight from Roosevelt Field,
New York to Paris.
1995...The road in front of the
is closed to traffic for security