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Notable Historic Events
The Dust Bowl
prime minister of Britain, is
assassinated in the Lobby of the House of Commons.
1934...The misery of the Great Depression increases when dust storms hit the Great Plains and travel all
the way to the Eastern States.
The Midwest has been struggling with parched land and failing
crops. When the crops
fail, the ground is left bare and exposed. Then the soil, stripped of its protective layer, is swept into the wind by dust storms.
In 1934 the most severe storm yet barrels through the Midwest and travels all the way to
the Atlantic Ocean. As a result of the dust storms,
President Roosevelt (FDR) improves
farming methods with crop rotation and grass-seeding.
While this brings some relief, things didnít really turn until it begins to
rain again and the drought is over.
1858...Minnesota becomes the 23rd
state in the United States of America.
1932...The body of the Lindbergh baby is found, more than two months after he was
kidnapped from his home in Hopewell,
1937...King George VI is
crowned at Westminster Abby.
2000...NASCAR driver Adam Petty crashes into a wall during a practice run and is killed.
President James K. Polk
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.
The dispute over
Texas finally propels
President Polk to declare war, and
Congress affirms that decision. The
United States and Mexico
have been at odds over border disputes for months.
In 1845 Texas is admitted into the
are still boundary issues with Mexico. When
troops clash the
United States declares war on
Mexico. The two countries fight for two years.
quietly offers Mexico
$25 million dollars for disputed land. The
war ends in 1948.Texas acquires its preferred
southern border (The Rio Grande) and the
Union acquires the territory of
1981...Pope John Paul II is shot in
St. Peter's Square by a Turkish terrorist.
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
1904...The United States hosts the
Olympics for the first time, in
Governor George Wallace
1756...The Seven Years' War, also called the French
and Indian War, begins.
1942...Seventeen of the
United States begin gas rationing during
1972... The governor of Alabama,
George Wallace, is shot. He will be permanently paralyzed.
1717...Voltaire goes to prison
in the Bastille in Paris,
1868...The Senate votes against
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
1954...The Supreme Court rules that
school segregation is illegal in Brown vs. Board
1973...The 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...Mount St. Helens erupts. Mount St. Helens is
located in Washington
State. The eruption of the mountain 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
English Channel and to conquer England.
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
are reinforced with metal rivets for strength. These pants lead to
blue jeans, or
Lindbergh, flying The Sprit of St. Louis, sets off on his solo, nonstop transatlantic flight from Roosevelt Field,
New York, to
1995...The road in front of the White House
is closed to traffic for security reasons.
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.
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