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Notable Historic Events
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. More than three million slaves are now free.
1975...A second assassination attempt is made on the life of
President Gerald Ford. An attempt to shoot
President Ford when he is in
California is 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."
makes the Peace Corps a government agency.
John Paul Jones
1779...John Paul Jones, the Commander of the Bonhomme Richard, battles
ships off the eastern coast of England
and wins. It is a difficult battle, and at one point the
British signaled asking if he wished to surrender. It was then that he replies "I have not yet begun to fight."
1846...The eighth planet from the sun, Neptune,
is discovered at the Berlin
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,
reliable, and fuel-efficient
sprinter Ben Johnson wins a Gold Medal
running the 100-meter Dash at the
Olympics in South Korea. Three days later day
steroids are found in his blood and the medal is taken away from him.
1775...Continental 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,
with the help of
President Eisenhower and a federalized National Guard.
1978...A Southwest Airlines jet and a small Cessna crash midair in the sky over
California. There are 137 people on the two airplanes and they all perish. On the ground below seven
people are killed in their homes, including 2 two children. The damage is extensive on the ground, and
includes 22 houses.
1580...Sir Francis Drake drops anchor in Plymouth,
England on the Golden Hind. He is the first
British man to
sail around the earth.
1960...Senator Kennedy and
Vice President Nixon face off at the first Kennedy-Nixon Presidential Debate. It is
the first time a presidential debate is televised.
Polls after the debate show that the content of the debate was overshadowed by the way the men looked on
star legend Paul Newman dies at his home in
Connecticut. His career spanned five decades. He starred in sixty-five
1869...Wild Bill Hickok restores order as sheriff in Hayes,
In the process he shoots and kills two men. He is not reelected for sheriff three months later.
1930...Bobby Jones wins his 4th major tournament of the year making him the first person
to win the Grand Slam of golf.
Italy and Japan join together with the signing
Tripartite pact in Berlin. These countries will be referred to as the Axis powers or the
Tokyo Axis. They fight the Allies in
WWII, although they often act
independently and do not coordinate their activities.
1066...William the Conqueror, the Duke of Normandy, claims his right to the
English throne and invades the
England Southeast Coast. He defeats
King Harold II in the Battle of Hastings.
1918...Private Henry Tandey, a British
soldier in WWI, encounters a retreating
soldier but he spares his life.
The retreating soldier is Lance Corporal Adolf Hitler.
1941...Ted Williams, of the Boston Red Sox, gets six hits in eight trips to the plate in the season
ending double header. 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
Russian gets a small plot of
land, one of the first things he does is to build a
big fence around it.
1982...The last of six people are killed by cyanide-laced Tylenol in
The person who put the poison in the Tylenol is never caught, but this leads to new tamper-proof
1988...Stacy Allison, from Portland,
Oregon, becomes the first
American women to reach the summit of Mt. Everest.
1949...The Berlin airlift comes to an end after 15 months and more than 250,000
flights. The Berlin crisis was a disaster for the
Soviet Union, as world saw the Soviets
in a bad light for trying to starve innocent citizens.
1954...The world's first nuclear
submarine, The USS Nautilus, is commissioned.
Captain Hyman Rickover, a Russian-born
engineer, is in charge of the project.
1955...James Dean, a 24 year-old American
movie star, dies in a car crash. He crashes while speeding
in his Porsche to a car race in Salinas,
Notable Historic Events...take a walk
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... 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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