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Notable Historic Events
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King Louis XVI
1780...Benedict Arnold plots to hand West Point
over to the British for
money and a position in the British army. He is now branded a traitor.
1792...The monarchy in France is abolished and France becomes a
Republic. The last king, Louis XVI is executed for secretly plotting to maintain
hurricane hits Long Island and travels up the New England coast. About
700 people are killed. There is massive property damage and the coastline
is altered in Long Island.
President Lincoln issues the Emancipation Proclamation which frees more than
3 million slaves.
1975...A second assassination attempt is made on the life of
President Gerald Ford. The attempt to shoot him when he was in San
Francisco was stopped by a bystander.
1776...American hero Nathan Hale is executed by the British for spying. It
is said that his last words were "I regret that I only have but one life to give
for my country."
Kennedy makes the Peace Corps a government agency.
John Paul Jones
1779...John Paul Jones, the Commander of the
battles British ships off the eastern coast of England and wins. It was a
difficult battle, and at one point the British signaled asking if he wished to
surrender. It was then that he replied "I have not yet begun it fight."
eighth planet from the sun, Neptune, was discovered at the Berlin
Observatory by Johann Gottfried Galle.
Supreme Court is established with six judges that are to serve until their
death. John Jay is to be the presiding judge.
1948...Honda Motor Company incorporates in Japan. It becomes known for affordable,
1988...Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson wins a Gold Medal
running the 100-meter Dash at the
Olympics in South Korea. Three days later day steroids were found in
his blood and it is taken away from him.
Army Captain Ethan Allen is captured by the British while fighting in
Montreal. He is sent to England for execution, but after two years sent
back to America as part of a
1957...Racial Integration is accomplished at Central High School
in Little Rock, Arkansas with the help of
President Eisenhower and a federalized National Guard.
1978...Tragedy occurs in the sky above San Diego as a Southwest
Airlines jet and a small Cessna crash midair, killing153 people,
scattering debris and causing extensive damage on the ground below.
1580...Sir Francis Drake drops anchor in Plymouth, England on
the Golden Hind. He is the first British man to
sail around the earth.
vice president Nixon face off at the first Kennedy-Nixon debate, which is
televised for the first time. Polls after the debate show the content
of the debate was overshadowed by the way the men looked on
star legend Paul Newman dies at his home in Connecticut. He starred in
movies during his career, which spanned five decades.
1869...Wild Bill Hickok restores order as sheriff in Hayes,
Kansas but his shooting and killing of two men results in his losing his
reelection for sheriff three months later.
1930...Bobby Jones wins his 4th major tournament of the year
making him the first person to win a "Grand Slam" of
1940...The WWII axis powers are formed as Germany, Italy and
Japan become allies with the signing of the Tripartite pact in Berlin
1066...William the Conqueror, the Duke of Normandy, claims his
right to the English throne and invades the England Southeast coast. He
defeats King Herold II in the Battle of Hastings.
1918...Private Henry Tandey, a British
soldier, encounters a retreating German soldier but spares the life of Lance
Corporal Adolf Hitler.
1941...Ted Williams, of the Boston Red Sox, gets 6 hits in 8
trips to the plate in the season ending double hitter. This boosts his
batting average to 406. He becomes the last player to bat 400 or better.
1953...The NY Times publishes an article stating that the
average Russian wants the "American Dream." If a typical Russian happens to get
a small plot of land, the first things he does is to build a big fence around
1982...The last of 6 people were killed by cyanide-laced Tylenol
in Chicago, Illinois. The culprit was never caught but this led to new
tamper-proof medicine bottles.
1988...Stacy Allison, from Portland, Oregon, becomes the first
American women reaches the summit of Mt. Everest.
1949...The Berlin airlift comes to an end after 15 months and more than 250,000
flights in one of the greatest logistic feats in history. The Berlin
crisis was a disaster for the Soviets as the world saw them as bullies trying to
starve innocent citizens.
1954...The world's first nuclear
submarine, The USS Nautilus, is commissioned. Ironically,
construction was led by the brilliant Russian-born
engineer Captain Hyman Rickover.
1955...James Dean, the young 24 year old
movie star, dies in a
car crash. He crashed while speeding in his Porsche 550 Spider to a
car race in Salinas, CA.
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