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Notable Historic Events
El Capitan, Yosemite
Yosemite National Park, located in the state of
California, will become known for giant Sequoia trees, El Capitan and the Half Dome and other scenic
1908...The first Model T
is built by Ford Motor Company. Between 1908 and 1927 Ford will build 15 million of them
1962...Johnny Carson takes over the Tonight Show on NBC from Jack Paar. He will go on to host the
television show for the next 30 years.
1967...The first African American justice of the
Supreme Court, Thurgood
Marshall, is sworn in by Chief Justice Earl Warren.
1968...Bob Gibson, of the Saint Louis Cardinals,
strikes out 17
batters in the first game of the World's Series.
He breaks Sandy Koufax's record of strike outs
in a series game.
Lyndon B. Johnson signs the act to establish the
Redwood National Park. The park spreads over 58,000 acres and is covered with Redwood trees,
some of the tallest trees in the world.
1985...Rock Hudson, the tall, dark and handsome Hollywood
movie star, dies at age 59 of AIDS.
1863...After the pivotal Union victory at Gettysburg,
President Abraham Lincoln announces
the Nation will celebrate Thanksgiving
on the 4th Thursday of every November.
1952..Great Britain successfully tests its first
atomic bomb off the
coast of Australia. This makes Britain the
world's third country with atomic power. The
other countries are the United Stated and
1990...East and West Germany come
together on what is known as Unity Day, a public holiday to celebrate the anniversary of the
reunification of Germany in 1990. Unity Day will be celebrated yearly, on October 3rd.
1927...Sculpting starts on the faces of Mt. Rushmore in the Black Hills National
Forest of South Dakota.
gives a report to officers educating them about shell shock as a result of prolonged exposure to combat. The average
soldier can only
handle approximately 200 days of combat before suffering psychiatric damage.
Soviet Union launches Sputnik, the world's first artificial
satellite. The United States and the
world are caught off guard by the advanced technology of
1877...Chief Joseph, of the Nez Perce, surrenders in
Chief Joseph is chief of the Nez Perce, a native American
tribe in the Wallowa Valley in Northwest
Oregon. When the Nez Perce are ordered to go to a reservation, Chief Joseph refuses. After more problems arise between
his people and the white settlers, Chief Joseph decides
to flee to Canada with his people. Their flight will become
one of the greatest retreats in military history.
Canada is over one thousand miles away. They are pursued
by 2,000United States
soldiers. The Nez Perce and the
soldiers fight all along the journey until they are just
40 miles from Canada. Although Chief Joseph has won
many battles along the way, the native Americans are spent and outnumbered. After one last fight at Bears Paw Chief Joseph
decides to surrender. His speech of surrender is considered one of the great speeches
in American history.
1892...The Dalton gang fails trying to rob two
banks at the same time in
The people in the town put up a fight and kill four of the five bandits.
2011...Steve Jobs, the Co-Founder of Apple Inc and a technology genius, dies at
the age of 56 from pancreatic cancer. Jobs brought the world the Mac, iPod, iPhone and the iPad.
1683...The Mennonites, seeking freedom of
religion and free land, settle in
Pennsylvania. They are among
the first Germans to settle in America.
1866...The Reno Brothers commit the first moving
train robbery in
They are soon copied by Western gangs such as Butch Cassidy's Wild Bunch.
advises American families to build bomb
shelters to protect themselves from atomic
fallout in the event of nuclear war with the
1816...The Washington, the first classic
River boat, arrives in
These boats, with their two-story decks, paddle wheels and steam engine become a fixture on the
River. The boats are seen as they transport
people and cargo up and down the river.
1960...The one hour
television drama, Route 66, airs on CBS. Unlike other programs, the 116 episodes will be filmed at locations in
twenty-five different US States.
1984...Chicago Bears tailback
Walter Payton finishes his football game
becoming the the NFL's all-time rushing leader. He breaks the previous record of Jim Brown. Payton's 12,400 yards
is 88 more than the record set by Jim Brown.
1871...A fire breaks out in the barn of
Patrick O'Leary and spreads to the surrounding area. It starts the great Chicago fire in
Illinois. The fire kills one
hundred people. It destroys 17,450 structures, and 100,000 people are left
1918...US Corporal Alvin York earns the
Congressional Medal of Honor
with his amazing marksmanship.
He protects his squadron from German
machine guns and captures 130 German soldiers.
1956...The New York Yankee Don
Larson pitches the first and only no-hitter in the history of the
World Series. It is a perfect game. There are no runs, hits, walks or errors, and no one reaches first base.
The Gashouse Gang
1934...The Gashouse Gang Saint Louis Cardinals win the
on the pitching of the Ozark hillbillies Dizzy and Daffy Dean. Dizzy wins 30 games and his brother Daffy
wins 19 games.
1936...The Hoover Dam, the tallest
dam in the world, starts sending electricity over
transmission lines to Los Angeles,
goes through the roof of a parked Chevy Malibu in Peekskill,
New York. The
meteor, the size of a football, also
goes through the asphalt driveway.
1845...The US Naval Academy opens in
There are 50 midshipmen students,
and seven professors.
1877...The army holds a
with military honors for Colonel George
Armstrong Custer at West Point. Custer graduated
from West Point in 1861. He was at the bottom of his class.
2004...Famous for staring in four
movies, actor Christopher
Reeve dies of heart failure at age 52. Reeve was paralyzed in 1995 in a
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