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Gone with the Wind and the Leaning Tower still leans

On December 15  in:

 

1791, the United States Bill of Rights becomes law when ratified by the Virginia General Assembly;

 

1939, Gone with the Wind receives its premiere at Loew's Grand Theatere in Atlanta, Georgia;

 

1967, the Silver Bridge over the Ohio River collapses, killing 46 people;

 

1970, Soviet  spacecraft Venera 7 successfully lands on Venus.  It is the first successful soft landing on another planet;

 

1973, the American Psychiatric Association votes 13-0 to remove homosexuality from its official list of psychiatric disorders, the DSM-II;

and in

 

2001, The Leaning Tower of Pisa reopens after 11 years and $27,000,000 spent to fortify it, without fixing its famous lean.

 

 

 

Land Ho for the pilgrims and Rolling Stone rolls off the presses

On November 9 in:

1620, Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower sight land at Cape Cod, Massachusetts;

1888, Mary Jane Kelly is murdered in London, widely believed to be the fifth and final victim of the notorious unidentified serial killer Jack the Ripper;

1934, Carl Sagen, American astronomer, astrophysicist and cosmologist is born;

1953, Dylan Thomas, Welsh poet and author, dies at the age of 39; and in 

1967, the first issue of Rolling Stone Magazine is published. 

 

 

Hello, Goodbye / Peanuts!

 

On this day in:

 

1470, a rebellion organized by Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick forces King Edward IV of England to flee to the Netherlands, restoring Henry VI to the throne;

 

1789, George Washington sends the proposed Constitutional Amendments (The U.S. Bill of Rights) to the States for ratification;

 

1889, In Colorado, Nicholas Creede strikes it rich in silver during the last great silver boom of the American Old West;

 

1950, Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz is first published;

 

1967, Thurgood Marshall is sworn in as the first African-American justice of the United States Supreme Court;

 

1967, The Beatles begin recording their last single of 1967, Hello, Goodbye;

 

1970, a plane carrying the Wichita State University football team, administrators, and supporters crashes in Colorado killing 31 people; and in 

 

2006, Five school girls are murdered by Charles Carl Roberts in a shooting at an Amish school in Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania before Roberts commits suicide. 

The Diary of Anne Frank and the first global satellite TV program

On June 25th in:

 

1910, The U.S. Congress passes the Mann Act, which prohibits interstate transport of females for "immoral purposes"; the ambiguous language would be used to selectively prosecute people for years to come;

 

1947, The Diary of a Young Girl (better known as The Diary of Anne Frank) is published;

 

1876, Battle of the Little Bighorn and the death of Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer;

 

1943, the Holocaust:  Jews in the Czestochowa Ghetto in Poland stage an uprising against the Nazis;

 

1950, the Korean War begins with the invasion of South Korea by North Korea;

 

1949; Long-Haired Hare, starring Bugs Bunny, is released in theaters;

 

1991, Croatia and Slovenia declare their independence from Yugoslavia; and in

 

1967, Broadcasting of the first live global satellite television program:  Our World

 

I shot Andy Warhol!

On June 3 in:

 

1968, Valerie Solanas attempts to assinate Andy Warhol by shooting him three times;

 

1888, The poem "Casey at the Bat," by Ernest Lawerence Thanyer, is published in the San Franscisco Examiner;

 

1937, The Duke of Windsor marries Wallis Simpson;

 

1967,Anderson Cooper, American journalist and author is born.  

Joan of Arc and goodbye Oldsmobile

1862, New Orleans, Louisiana falls to Union forces under Admiral David Farragut;

 

1945, the German army in Italy unconditionally surrenders to the Allies;

 

1967, after refusing induction into the U.S. Army the day before (citing religious reasons) Muhammed Ali is stripped of his boxing title;

 

2004, Oldsmobile builds its final car ending 107 years of production;

 

1945, the Dachau concentration camp is liberated by United States troops;

 

1916, Easter Rising:  Martial law in Ireland is lifted and the rebellion is officially over with the surrender of Irish nationalists to British authorities in Dublin; and in

 

1429, Joan of Arc arrives to relieve the Siege of Orleans.

 

Joan of Arc and goodbye Oldsmobile

1862, New Orleans, Louisiana falls to Union forces under Admiral David Farragut;

 

1945, the German army in Italy unconditionally surrenders to the Allies;

 

1967, after refusing induction into the U.S. Army the day before (citing religious reasons) Muhammed Ali is stripped of his boxing title;

 

2004, Oldsmobile builds its final car ending 107 years of production;

 

1945, the Dachau concentration camp is liberated by United States troops;

 

1916, Easter Rising:  Martial law in Ireland is lifted and the rebellion is officially over with the surrender of Irish nationalists to British authorities in Dublin; and in

 

1429, Joan of Arc arrives to relieve the Siege of Orleans.

 

A beheading, a"New Look" and the Gateway Arch

On February 12 in

 

1909, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People(NAACP) is founded.

 

1554, Lady Jane Grey is beheaded for treason a year after claiming the throne of England for nine days.

 

1963, Construction begins on the the Gateway Arch in St. Louis.

 

1947, Christian Dior unveils a "New Look", helping Paris regain it's position as the capital of the fashion world.and in

 

1809, Abraham Lincoln, American lawyer and politician, and 16th President of the United States is born in Kentucky. 

Today in history: January 15 (take 2)

1943, The world's largest office building, the Pentagon, is dedicated in Arlington, VA;

 

1919, A large molasses tank in Boston, Massachusetts, bursts and a wave of molasses rushes through the streets, kiling 21 people and injuring 150 others;

 

1493, Christopher Columbus sets sail to Spain from Hispaniola, ending his first voyage to the New World;

 

1967, the first Super Bowl is played in Los Angeles, California.  The Green Bay Packers defeat the Kansas City Chiefs 35-10;

 

1559, Elizabeth I is crowned Queen of England in Westminster Abbey, London, England; and in

 

1889, The Coca-Cola Company, then known as the Perberton Medicine Company, is incorporated in Atlanta, Georgia. 

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