Hancock is elected President of the Second
He later becomes the first member of
Congress to sign the
Declaration of Independence.
He does so with a large, clear signature that he said
King George could not fail to
1844... Samuel Morse demonstrates the
Congress and receives funding for a Washington-to-Baltimore
1883...The Brooklyn Bridge, a
suspension bridge connecting the cities of New York and Brooklyn,
opens for traffic. It takes fourteen years to construct the bridge, and
twenty-seven people lose their lives during the construction.
The Gateway Arch
1787...The Constitutional Convention begins, with
George Washington presiding. The Convention will lay the foundation for the government of the
Congress to support the
space program and work toward sending
an American to the
moon by the end of the decade.
1968...The 630 foot
Gateway Arch in St. Louis,
Missouri is dedicated.
movie Star Wars premiers on
Weekend. It will go on to win seven Oscars.
Czar Nicholas II
1896...Czar Nicholas II is
crowned the ruler of Russia in
1896...The Dow Jones Industrial Average is
1927...Ford Company ceases production of the
Model T automobile.
It is known as the
Golden Gate Bridge
1703...Peter the Great founds the city of Sts. Petersburg after
winning access to the Baltic Sea in the Great Northern War.
1937...The Golden Gate
California opens. It connects Marion County with
San Francisco. Two hundred thousand people show up to walk the
It opens for traffic the next day.
1941...Ships and planes
from the Royal Navy sink the
battleship Bismarck in the Atlantic
torpedo knocks out the steering gear, and the ship is unable to move.
Bismarck is huge endeavor and goes down as one of the most extensive naval
manhunts in history.
Polo Grounds Stadium
1902...The first serious book in the Western book published.
The Virginian, written by Owen Wister, is about the life of
German government forms a new
named Volkswagenwerk. It is referred to as the "People's
1957..Two major league
baseball teams move to
California. The New York Giants move to San Francisco and the Brooklyn
Dodgers move to Los Angeles.
becomes the 30th state in the
United States of America.
1953...Sir Edmund Hillary summits Mt. Everest, the tallest
in the world . Mt. Everest is located in Nepal and is 29,029 feet high. Mt.
Everest is difficult summit because the air is very thin at the top of the
Reagan goes to Moscow for summit talks with Gorbachev.
2003...Bob Hope celebrates his 100th
1431...Joan of Arc is burned at the stake for heresy.
1922...William H. Taft,
President and Chief Justice of the
Supreme Court. dedicates the
1911...The first Indianapolis 500 is held. It is won by Ray Harroun.
1971...Mariner 9 sets off towards the planet Mars to gather scientific
1859...Big Ben rings for the first time in Westminster, London.
1996...Benjamin Netanyahu is elected President of Israel.
2005...The secret source called Deep Throat during the Watergate Scandal is
finally identified as W. Mark Felt. He was the assistant director of the
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
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