History- a tale, stories, a chronological record of significant events, events of the past.
Today we are making history. Yesterday we made history. Every single day, history is being made. This history may be inconsequential to all except the involved. It may be the most important event in recent times. No matter what, it’s history.
1935 Compulsory Driving Test is introduced for all drivers in England
1938 Superman Appears For The First Time in D.C. Comics
1967 Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band Released By The Beatles
1980 The first 24-hour news television station – CNN is launched in Atlanta, Georgia
1924 The Indian Citizenship Act is passed in Congress.
1953 Queen Elizabeth II is formally crowned as The Queen in England
1937 Former King OF England King Edward VIII marries Wallis Warfield Simpson, the American divorcee
2008 GM / General Motors Closes Plants
1919 The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, guaranteeing women the right to vote , passed by Congress
1940 The evacuation of Allied forces from Dunkirk ends as German forces capture the beach.
1942 The Battle of Midway ( World War II ) Begins
1989 Tiananmen Square Protests Ended when Chinese Troops Kill Hundreds
1967 Six-Day War in the Middle East War begins when Israel launches simultaneous attacks against Egypt and Syria
1968 Senator Robert Kennedy Assassinated
1933 The first drive in movie theater is opened in Camden, NJ
1944 World War II Operation Overlord / D-Day
1975 UK has it’s first nationwide referendum over continued membership of the European Economic Community.
1984Indian government sends army troops into the Golden Temple compound where they kill at least 500 Sikh rebels.
2002 Department of Homeland Security Announced
1968 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Last Speech Before Assassinated
1934 Donald Duck makes his first film appearance, in The Wise Little Hen, a short by Walt Disney.
1973 Secretariat horse racing’s first Triple Crown Winner
1983 Margaret Thatcher wins in a landslide victory in British General Elections
1940 Italy declares war on France and Great Britain
1967 Middle East Six Day War Ends
1944 The five Allied landing groups, made up of some 330,000 troops, converge in Normandy
1959 The “Hovercraft”, has it’s official launch at the Solent on the South Coast of England
1979 Film star John Wayne , also known as the “Duke,” died of cancer
2001 Timothy McVeigh executed by lethal injection for bombing Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City
2009 The World Health Organization declares H1N1 influenza strain, referred to as “swine flu”, as a global pandemic.
1917 King Constantine I of Greece , abdicates his throne
1964 The leader of the African National Congress (ANC) in South Africa, Nelson Mandela, is jailed for life for sabotage
1994 O.J. Simpson Police Car Chase following the murder of his wife Nicole Brown Simpson
1933 Great Depression Home Owners Refinancing Act passed in Congress
1944 Germany V1 rockets / Doodlebugs Crash On London
1966 Chief Justice Earl Warren delivers The Supreme Court landmark Miranda vs. Arizona decision, ( Miranda warning ).
1991 Boris Yeltsin wins first Russian elections for Russia’s first popularly-elected president
1940 German tanks rolled into Paris and took control of the city
1942 Anne Frank began her diary after she receives it for her 13th birthday
1954. President Eisenhower signed a bill to add the words “under God” to the United States Pledge of Allegiance
1954 Atomic Emergency Civil Defense Drill
1982 The Falkland Islands War ends when Argentina surrenders to Great Britain after a war lasting 6 weeks
1904 The General Slocum, burst into flames on New York’s East River with the loss of over 1000 lives.
1935 New Deal Legislation Passes
1967 Jimi Hendrix at the Monterey International Pop Music Festival
1978 The Movie Grease, starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John opened
1885 The French gift to the United States “The Statue of Liberty” arrives in New York City aboard the French ship Isere.
1930 President Herbert Hoover signs the Smoot-Hawley Tariff bill which raised duties on imports into the U.S.A.
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1972 5 men arrested for breaking into Watergate Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington, D.C.
1973 Secretariat horse racing’s first Triple Crown Winner
1948 Columbia Records publicly unveiled its new long-playing phonograph record, the 33 1/3, in New York City
1976 Rioting in South Africa spreads throughout the country
1979 President Jimmy Carter and Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev sign the Salt-II agreement
2000 Tiger Woods wins the 100th US Open at Pebble Beach, California winning by an unheard of 15 strokes
1905 The world’s first nickelodeon opened
1923 Walls of lava one mile wide descend from Mount Etna towards the town of Lingauglossa in Italy and bury the town
1953 Julius and Ethel Rosenberg are executed at Sing Sing Prison.
1968 50,000 people participated in ” The Poor Peoples March ” organised by Martin Luther King Jr.
1893 A jury in New Bedford, Mass., found Lizzie Borden innocent of the ax murders of her father and stepmother.
1910 The First Father’s Day was celebrated for the first time in Spokane, Washington
1963 Hot Line Established Between US and Soviet Union
1975 The summer blockbuster movie “Jaws” is released
1977 Crude oil from North Alaska begins flowing through the trans-Alaska pipeline to the port of Valdez, Alaska
1877 Ten members of the Irish Miners Group The “Molly Maguires” were hanged for murder,
2001 General Pervez Musharraf Takes Power in Pakistan
2003 JK Rowling’s “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” is released and becomes the fastest selling book ever.
1937 Joe Louis wins the world heavyweight boxing title defeating Jim Braddock in an eighth-round knockout.
1941 Germany launches Operation Barbarossa the invasion of Russia,
1944 President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the GI bill of Rights Bill
1970 President Nixon signed a bill to lower the voting age to 18 for all federal, state and local elections
1931 Wiley Post and his navigator, Harold Gatty, took off for a round the world flight in the single-engine airplane
1989 The movie Batman opened in theaters , starring Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson
1999 Landmark Tobacco Settlement agreed
2000 Fire at the Childers Palace Backpackers Hostel in Childers, Queensland, Australia has left 15 backpackers dead
2010 Julia Gillard became Australia’s first female prime minister
1948 Soviets blockade West Berlin blocking off all land and water routes between West Germany and West Berlin.
1876 Custer’s Last Stand during the Battle of the Little Bighorn
1943 Major General Dwight D. Eisenhower takes command as Supreme Allied Commander in Europe
1950 North Korea Attack South Korea starting the Korean War.
1967 The Beatles record “All You Need Is Love” in front of an international television audience
1906 The first French Grand Prix the first race of it’s kind to be held anywhere was staged in Le Mans,
1945 50 nations sign the United Nations Charter, establishing the world body as a means of helping to stop another World War happening
1948 United States begins a massive airlift of food, water, and medicine to the citizens of West Berlin
1959 The St. Lawrence Seaway has it’s official opening
1963 President John F. Kennedy makes famous speech in front of the Berlin Wall when he declared to the crowd, “Ich bin ein Berliner”
2009 Michael Jackson ( the King of Pop ) dies
1944 Allied forces liberate Cherbourg as the first step to liberating France and the beginning of the end for World War II.
1967 The world’s first recorded Ebola virus epidemic
1919 Germany signs the Treaty of Versailles with the Allies, officially ending World War I.
1997 Mike Tyson bites Evander Holyfield’s Ear
1956 Dwight D. Eisenhower signs the National Interstate and Defense Highways Act to create 41,000 miles of Interstate Highways
1995 US shuttle Atlantis delivered a relief crew of two cosmonauts to the Russian Mir space station
1937 999 emergency service is started in London
1997 JK Rowling’s first Harry Potter book UK “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” released in the UK.