TODAY IN HISTORY

Birth of a Rolling Stone and a premiere of a classic

On December 18 in:

 

1777, The United States celebrates its first Thanksgiving, marking the recent victory by the Americans over British forces in the Battle of Saratoga; 

 

1863, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria is born; 

 

1892, The Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky premiered in Saint Petersburg, Russia ;

 

1943, Keith Richards, English singer songwriter, guitarist, producer and actor (The Rolling Stones, The Dirty Mac and The New Barbarians, is born;

 

 

 

 

 

 

Typhoid Mary kicks the bucket!

On November 11 in:

1620, The Mayflower Compact is signed in what is now Provincetown Harbor near Cape Cod ;

1821, Russian philosopher and author Fyodor Dostyevsky is born;

1921, The Tomb of the Unknowns is dedicated by United States President Warren G. Harding at Arlington National Cemetery;

1926, The United States Numbered Highway System, including u.s. Route 66, is established ; and in 

1938 "Typhoid" Mary Mallon, Irish-American carrier of typhoid fever dies at the age of 69. 

 

 

 

           

Ferdinand Magellan and the Cannes Film Festival

On September 23 in:

 

1519, Ferdinand Magellan sets sail from Sanlucar de Barrameda with about 270 men on his expedition to circumnavigage the globe;

 

1881, Chester A. Arthur is inaugurated as the 21st President of the United States following the assassination of James Garfield;

 

1893, Charles Duryea and his brother road-test the first American-made gasoline-powered automobile;

 

1946, the first Cannes Film Festival is held, having been delayed seven years due to World War II;

 

2001, in an address to a joint session of Congress and the American people, U.S. President George W. Bush declares a "war on terror".

 

2011,  The united States military ends its "don't ask, don't tell" policy, allowing gay men and women to serve openly for the first time.

LaSorda & The Guinness Book of World Records!

On August 27, in :

1910, Mother Teresa is born as Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu;

1912, Edgar Rice Burroughs publishes "Tarzan of the Apes";

1955, the first edition of the Guinness Book of World Records is published; and in

1988, Dodger Tommy LaSorda wins his 1000th game as a Manager. 

Panama and potato chips.

On August 24, in:

1847, Charlotte Bronte finishes her manuscript of "Jane Eyre";

1853, the first potato chips are prepared by George Crum in Saratoga Springs;

1909, workers begin pouring concrete for the Panama Canal; and

1932, the first trans-continental flight by a woman (Amelia Earhart) takes place. 

 

 

Stones take the stage and King Henry takes his last bride

On July 12 in :

 

1962, The Rolling Stones perform their first concert, at the Marquee Club in London, England;

 

1817, Henry David Thoreau is born; 

 

1543, King Henry VIII of England marries his sixth and last wife, Catherine Parr, at Hampton Court Palace;

 

1862, The Medal of Honor is authorized by the United States Congress and in

 

1804, Former United States Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton, dies a day after being shot in a duel. 

7-11!

On July 11 in 

1927, the convenience store 7-11 is born;

1936, the Triborough Bridge is opened, connecting Manhattan, Queens and The Bronx;

1914, Babe Ruth makes his Major League debut, and in

1960, To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee is first published in the US. 

Andy Warhol and an oral presentation of the Declaration of Independence

On July 9 in:

 

1945, American author Dean Koontz  is born;

 

1962, Andy Warhol's Campbell's Soup Cans exhibition opens at the Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles;

 

1776, George Washington orders the Declaration of Independence to be read aloud to members of the Continental Army in New York, New York             for the first time; 

 

1793, The Act Against Slavery is passed in Upper Canada and the importation of slaves into Lower Canada is prohibited and in;

 

1850, U.S. President Zachary Taylor dies and Millard Fillmore succeeds him as 13th President of the United States. 

the infamous traitor and the 8-hour workday

On January 5th in:

 

1781, Richmond, Virginia, is burned by British naval forces led by Benedict Arnold;

 

1914, The Ford Motor Company announces an eight-hour workday and that it will pay a "living wage" of at least $5 for a day's labor;

 

1919, The German workers' Party, which would become the Nazi Party, is founded;

 

1940, FM radio is demonstrated to the Federal Communications Commission for the first time; and in

 

1972, United States President Richard Nixon order the development of a Space Shuttle program.

 

 

YMCA opens and Wounded Knee Massacre

On December 29th in:

 

1170, Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, is assassinated inside Canterbury Cathedralby followers of King Henry II;  he subsequently becomes a saint and martyr in the Anglican and Catholic Churches;

 

1851, the first American YMCA opens in Boston, Massachusetts;

 

1890, Wounded Knee Massacre on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, 300 Lakota killed by the U.S. Army;

 

1914, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, the first novel by James Joyce, is serialized in The Egoist

 

1940, World War II:  In the Second Great Fire of London, the Luftwaffe fire-bombs London, England, killing almost 200 civilians;  and in

 

2003, the last known speaker of Akkala Sami dies, rendering the language extinct. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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