Notable Historic Events
World Trade Towers
1918... The Royal Air Force (RAF) is formed in
Great Britain with the merging of the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air
Service. The need for a
stronger air force became apparent to England during
German air raids caused extensive damage to
English cities. British
pilots found themselves ill-prepared to fight
against the German ace
1814...The US Fleet, under Commander Thomas Macdonough, stops
British ships on Lake Champlain, and saves
New York from invasion.
1971...Donny Osmond launches his solo professional career with the #1 hit on the pop charts Go Away Little
2001...The Trade Towers in
New York City are brought down by Islamic
Terrorists with hijacked
airliners that are used as bombs. The
Pentagon is also hit, and
heroes are made as another flight
headed toward Washington, D.C. is
brought down by passengers who decide to fight the terrorists.
1953...Jacqueline Lee Bouvier, a photographer for the Washington Times, marries Senator
John F. Kennedy in Newport,
1953...Six months after the death of Joseph Stalin, Nikita Khrushchev wins the election to become secretary
of the Communist Party and leader of the Soviet Union.
1972...Actor William Boyd, who portrayed the fictional
cowboy hero Hopalong Cassidy, dies after a 40 year career in both making B-Movies and staring in
1814...Francis Scott Key pens a poem which is later set to music. In 1931 the song becomes America's National
Anthem. It is called The Star Spangled Banner.
1847...In the last major
battle of the
General Winfield Scott's troops storms the fortress Chapultepec in
Indian's pitching ace, Rapid Robert Feller, strikes out seventeen
batters. He sets a new
strikeout record in the
American League. He is only 17-years-old.
1927...Famous dancer Isadora Duncan is strangled to death in Nice,
France, when the
enormous silk scarf she is wearing gets tangled
in the rear hubcap of her convertible automobile.
1959...The Soviet Union
is the first country to land a rocket on the
United States becomes increasingly concerned with their advanced technology and quickly catches and up and surpasses
them in space.
1968...Denny McLain, of the Detroit, Tigers, wins 30 games. No player has won 30 games since 1938.
1954...The Marilyn Monroe skirt scene over the
subway vent is filmed during the making of the
movie The Seven Year Itch. Her husband,
Joe DiMaggio, is not pleased with the scene.
1959...Nikita Khrushchev becomes the first
Soviet head of state to visit the United States
He is unhappy when due to security reasons he could not visit Disneyland.
1978...Boxer Mohamed Ali beats Leon Spinks in
New Orleans, Louisiana.
He is the first fighter to win the Heavyweight Title
1932...In his jail cell near Bombay,
Mahatma Gandhi begins a hunger strike to
protest the British decision to separate India's electoral system by caste. The
British capitulate six days later.
1940...The Burke-Wadsworth Act is passes in
Congress by wide margins in both the
House and Senate. This is the first
military draft in peace time in
United States history.
1993...Frasier, a TV
spinoff of the long running mega-hitCheers makes its
debut on NBC. The show stars Kelsey Grammer. The
show will air for eleven years and be the recipient of numerous Emmy awards.
The Constitutional Convention
US Constitution is signed by the delegates at the Constitutional Convention in
Pennsylvania at the conclusion of the Convention. The next step is for
The Constitution to be ratified by at least 9 of the 13
1862...The bloodiest single day in American
military history begins as Confederate and Union
troops clash at Maryland's
Antietam Creek. At the end of the day 23,000
soldiers will be dead or wounded.
1983...Twenty-year-old Vanessa Williams becomes the first African American to win the Miss America Pageant.
Despite a scandal causing her resignation, she goes on to launch a successful
singing and acting career.
1793...The cornerstone of the
United States Capitol Building, the home of the Legislative Branch of government, is laid by
President George Washington.
1945...General Douglas McArthur moves his Command Headquarters
to Tokyo. He will be the
architect of a new democratic and free enterprise postwar Japan,
1996...Roger Clemens, of the Boston Red Sox,
strikes out 20
This matches his major league record set ten years earlier when he was just 23.
United States detonates a
nuclear weapon underground sixty-six miles north of
Nevada. It is the first
fully underground blast. It produces no radioactive fallout.
earthquake strikes Mexico City leaving 10,000 people dead, 30,000 injured, and thousands more
1995...The Unabomber manifesto, an anti-technology terrorist rant, is published by the
NY Times and
Washington Post. The
writing style is recognized by the
Unabomber's brother, David Kaczynski. He alerts authorities and they catch the bomber, but not before his
mail bombs kill eight people and injure twenty-three.
Bobby and Billy Jean King
1519...In an effort to find a western sea route to Spice Island of
Indonesia, Portuguese navigator
Ferdinand Magellan sets sail from Spain
with five ships. He loses four of them,
and his own life, but one of his ships becomes the first ship to sail around the world.
1946...At the resort city of Cannes, on the
French Riviera, the first annual Cannes Film Festival opens.
973...Fifty-five year old Bobby Riggs, a men's
tennis champion of the 1940s, is defeated by 29 year old Billy Jean King, a top female player. They play an
exhibition match hyped as the Battle of the Sexes.
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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