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Thursday, May 29, 2014

May 29 - This Day in History

May 29 : General Interest
1953: Hillary and Tenzing reach Everest summit

At 11:30 a.m. on May 29, 1953, Edmund Hillary of New Zealand and Tenzing Norgay, a Sherpa of Nepal, become the first explorers to reach the summit of Mount Everest, which at 29,035 feet above sea level is the highest point on earth... read more


American Revolution
1780 : Tarleton gives "quarter" in South Carolina
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/tarleton-gives-quarter-in-south-carolina

Automotive
2005 : Danica Patrick becomes first woman to lead Indy 500
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/danica-patrick-becomes-first-woman-to-lead-indy-500

Civil War
1864 : Union troops reach Totopotomoy Creek, Virginia
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/union-troops-reach-totopotomoy-creek-virginia

Cold War
1988 : Reagan arrives in Moscow for summit talks
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/reagan-arrives-in-moscow-for-summit-talks

Crime
1979 : Woody Harrelson's father is arrested for murder
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/woody-harrelsons-father-is-arrested-for-murder

Disaster
1914 : Ships crash in heavy fog
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/ships-crash-in-heavy-fog

General Interest
1848 : Wisconsin enters the Union
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/wisconsin-enters-the-union
1914 : The sinking of the Empress of Ireland
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-sinking-of-the-iempress-of-irelandi
1932 : Bonus Marchers arrive in Washington
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/bonus-marchers-arrive-in-washington

Hollywood
2003 : Bob Hope celebrates 100th birthday
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/bob-hope-celebrates-100th-birthday

Literary
1906 : T.H. White, author of The Once and Future King, is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/th-white-author-of-the-once-and-future-king-is-born

Music
1913 : Stravinsky's Le Sacre du printemps makes its infamous world premiere
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/stravinskys-le-sacre-du-printemps-makes-its-infamous-world-premiere

Old West
1843 : Fremont begins his second western expedition
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/fremont-begins-his-second-western-expedition

Presidential
1917 : John F. Kennedy is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/john-f-kennedy-is-born

Sports
1922 : Supreme Court rules in favor of Major League Baseball
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/supreme-court-rules-in-favor-of-major-league-baseball

Vietnam War
1972 : United States and USSR issue a joint communique
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/united-states-and-ussr-issue-a-joint-communique

World War I
1913 : Controversial ballet Le Sacre du printemps performed in Paris
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/controversial-ballet-le-sacre-du-printemps-performed-in-paris

World War II
1942 : Jews in Paris are forced to sew a yellow star on their coats
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/jews-in-paris-are-forced-to-sew-a-yellow-star-on-their-coats

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

May 28 - This Day in History

May 28 : General Interest
1961: Appeal for Amnesty campaign launches

On this day in 1961, the British newspaper The London Observer publishes British lawyer Peter Benenson's article "The Forgotten Prisoners" on its front page, launching the Appeal for Amnesty 1961--a campaign calling for the release of all people imprisoned in various parts of the world because of the peaceful expression of their beliefs... read more


American Revolution
1754 : Lieutenant Colonel George Washington begins the Seven Years' War
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/lieutenant-colonel-george-washington-begins-the-seven-years-war

Automotive
1937 : Volkswagen is founded
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/volkswagen-is-founded

Civil War
1863 : African-American regiment departs for combat
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-54th-massachusetts-leaves-boston

Cold War
1987 : Matthias Rust lands his plane in Red Square
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/matthias-rust-lands-his-plane-in-red-square

Crime
1986 : The decision in a well-known securities fraud case is upheld
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-decision-in-a-well-known-securities-fraud-case-is-upheld

Disaster
1965 : Mine explosion kills hundreds in India
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mine-explosion-kills-hundreds-in-india

General Interest
1754 : First blood of the French and Indian War
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-blood-of-the-french-and-indian-war
1991 : Ethiopian capital falls to rebels
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/ethiopian-capital-falls-to-rebels

Hollywood
1998 : Comic Phil Hartman killed by wife
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/comic-phil-hartman-killed-by-wife

Literary
1935 : Tortilla Flat is published
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/tortilla-flat-is-published

Music
1983 : Irene Cara has a #1 pop hit with the Flashdance theme
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/irene-cara-has-a-1-pop-hit-with-the-flashdance-theme

Old West
1902 : The Virginian is published
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-virginian-is-published

Presidential
1754 : British soldier George Washington experiences combat for first time
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/british-soldier-george-washington-experiences-combat-for-first-time

Sports
1957 : Baseball owners allow Dodgers and Giants to move
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/baseball-owners-allow-dodgers-and-giants-to-move

Vietnam War
1969 : U.S. troops abandon "Hamburger Hill"
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/us-troops-abandon-hamburger-hill

World War I
1918 : U.S. troops score victory at Cantigny
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/us-troops-score-victory-at-cantigny

World War II
1940 : Belgium surrenders unconditionally
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/belgium-surrenders-unconditionally

May 27 - This Day in History

May 27 : General Interest
1941 : Bismarck sunk by Royal Navy

On May 27, 1941, the British navy sinks the German battleship Bismarck in the North Atlantic near France. The German death toll was more than 2,000... read more


American Revolution
1813 : Thomas Jefferson writes to John Adams
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/thomas-jefferson-writes-to-john-adams

Automotive
1937 : Golden Gate Bridge opens
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/golden-gate-bridge-opens-to-public

Civil War
1863 : Lincoln's suspension of habeas corpus is challenged
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/ex-parte-merryman-issued

Cold War
1972 : SALT agreements signed
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/salt-agreements-signed

Crime
2005 : Murder suspect spends third day perched on crane
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/murder-suspect-spends-third-day-perched-on-crane

Disaster
1997 : Tornado levels Texas subdivision
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/tornado-levels-texas-subdivision

General Interest
1703 : St. Petersburg founded by Peter the Great
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/st-petersburg-founded-by-peter-the-great
1905 : The Battle of Tsushima Strait
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-battle-of-tsushima-strait
1937 : Golden Gate Bridge opens
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/golden-gate-bridge-opens
1994 : Solzhenitsyn returns to Russia
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/solzhenitsyn-returns-to-russia

Hollywood
2006 : Hollywood power couple welcomes child
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/hollywood-power-couple-welcomes-child

Literary
1894 : Hard-boiled mystery writer Dashiell Hammett is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/hard-boiled-mystery-writer-dashiell-hammett-is-born

Music
1963 : Dylan's breakthrough album, The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, is released
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/dylans-breakthrough-album-the-freewheelin-bob-dylan-is-released

Old West
1831 : Commanche kill mountain man Jedediah Smith
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/commanche-kill-mountain-man-jedediah-smith

Presidential
1941 : FDR proclaims an unlimited national emergency
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/fdr-proclaims-an-unlimited-national-emergency

Sports
1972 : Mark Donohue sets record at Indy 500
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mark-donohue-sets-record-at-indy-500

Vietnam War
1965 : U.S. warships begin bombardment of Viet Cong targets
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/us-warships-begin-bombardment-of-viet-cong-targets
1971 : Sweden announces support to Viet Cong
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/sweden-announces-support-to-viet-cong

World War I
1918 : Third Battle of the Aisne begins
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/third-battle-of-the-aisne-begins

World War II
1940 : British evacuation of Dunkirk turns savage as Germans commit atrocity
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/british-evacuation-of-dunkirk-turns-savage-as-germans-commit-atrocity
1943 : U.S. Olympian Louie Zamperini's plane goes down in the Pacific
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/us-olympian-louie-zamperinis-plane-goes-down-in-the-pacific

Monday, May 26, 2014

May 26 - This Day in History

May 26 : General Interest
1897: Dracula goes on sale in London

The first copies of the classic vampire novel Dracula, by Irish writer Bram Stoker, appear in London bookshops on this day in 1897... read more


American Revolution
1782 : Colonel William Crawford proceeds toward the Ohio
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/colonel-william-crawford-proceeds-toward-the-ohio

Automotive
1927 : Last day of Model T production at Ford
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/last-day-of-model-t-production-at-ford

Civil War
1865 : One of the last Confederate generals surrenders
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/general-edmund-kirby-smith-surrenders

Cold War
1960 : United States charges Soviets with espionage
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/united-states-charges-soviets-with-espionage

Crime
2005 : Murder charges dropped against Marine
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/murder-charges-dropped-against-marine

Disaster
1991 : Plane crashes in Thai jungle
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/plane-crashes-in-thai-jungle

General Interest
1637 : Pequot massacres begin
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-english-restoration
1864 : Montana Territory created
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/montana-territory-created
1868 : President Johnson acquitted
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/president-johnson-acquitted
1896 : Czar Nicholas II crowned
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/czar-nicholas-ii-crowned

Hollywood
2008 : Sidney Pollack dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/sidney-pollack-dies

Literary
1897 : Bram Stoker's novel Dracula goes on sale in London
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/bram-stokers-novel-dracula-goes-on-sale-in-london

Music
1962 : The British Invasion has an odd beginning
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-british-invasion-has-an-odd-beginning

Old West
1907 : John Wayne is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/john-wayne-is-born

Presidential
1924 : Coolidge signs stringent immigration law
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/coolidge-signs-stringent-immigration-law

Sports
1959 : Haddix pitches 12 perfect innings, but loses
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/haddix-pitches-12-perfect-innings-but-loses

Vietnam War
1965 : Australian troops depart for Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/australian-troops-depart-for-vietnam
1971 : North Vietnamese seize Snoul, Cambodia
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/north-vietnamese-seize-snoul-cambodia

World War I
1914 : Gavrilo Princip sets out from Belgrade for Sarajevo
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/gavrilo-princip-sets-out-from-belgrade-for-sarajevo

World War II
1940 : Britain's Operation Dynamo gets underway as President Roosevelt makes a radio appeal for the Red Cross
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/britains-operation-dynamo-gets-underway-as-president-roosevelt-makes-a-radio-appeal-for-the-red-cross

May 25 - This Day in History

May 25 : General Interest
1977: Star Wars opens

On this day in 1977, Memorial Day weekend opens with an intergalactic bang as the first of George Lucas' blockbuster Star Wars movies hits American theaters... read more


American Revolution
1787 : Constitutional Convention convenes in Philadelphia
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/constitutional-convention-convenes-in-philadelphia

Automotive
1994 : Pennsylvania man buried with his beloved Corvette
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/pennsylvania-man-buried-with-his-beloved-corvette

Civil War
1862 : Confederates score a victory at First Battle of Winchester
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-battle-of-winchester-virginia

Cold War
1977 : Chinese government removes ban on Shakespeare
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/chinese-government-removes-ban-on-shakespeare

Crime
1861 : President Lincoln suspends the writ of habeas corpus during the Civil War
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/president-lincoln-suspends-the-writ-of-habeas-corpus-during-the-civil-war
1895 : Oscar Wilde is sent to prison for indecency
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/oscar-wilde-is-sent-to-prison-for-indecency

Disaster
1979 : DC-10 crashes, killing all aboard
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/dc-10-crashes-killing-all-aboard

General Interest
1660 : The English Restoration
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-english-restoration
1787 : Constitutional Convention begins
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/constitutional-convention-begins
1793 : Catholic priest ordained in America
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/catholic-priest-ordained-in-america
1979 : Worst air crash in U.S. history
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/worst-air-crash-in-us-history

Hollywood
1977 : Star Wars released
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/star-wars-released

Literary
1911 : Thomas Mann visits the Lido in Venice
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/thomas-mann-visits-the-lido-in-venice
1927 : International best-selling thriller writer Robert Ludlum is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/international-best-selling-thriller-writer-robert-ludlum-is-born

Music
1878 : HMS Pinafore premieres in London
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/hms-pinafore-premieres-in-london

Old West
1975 : Grizzly bear is classified as a "threatened" species
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/grizzly-bear-is-classified-as-a-threatened-species

Presidential
1961 : JFK asks Congress to support the space program
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/jfk-asks-congress-to-support-the-space-program

Sports
1935 : Babe Ruth hits last home run
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/babe-ruth-hits-last-home-run

Vietnam War
1968 : Communist launch new offensive
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/communist-launch-new-offensive
1969 : National Democratic Front formed in Saigon
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/national-democratic-front-formed-in-saigon

World War I
1915 : Large-scale deportations of Armenians begin in Turkey
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/large-scale-deportations-of-armenians-begin-in-turkey

World War II
1944 : Operation Knight's Move is launched
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/operation-knights-move-is-launched

Saturday, May 24, 2014

May 24 - This Day in History

May 24 : General Interest
1883: Brooklyn Bridge opens

After 14 years and 27 deaths while being constructed, the Brooklyn Bridge over the East River is opened, connecting the great cities of New York and Brooklyn for the first time in history... read more


American Revolution
1775 : John Hancock becomes president of Congress
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/john-hancock-becomes-president-of-congress

Automotive
1991 : "Thelma and Louise," featuring 1966 Ford Thunderbird, released
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/thelma-and-louise-featuring-1966-ford-thunderbird-released

Civil War
1864 : Battle of North Anna continues
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/battle-of-north-anna-continues

Cold War
1959 : John Foster Dulles dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/john-foster-dulles-dies

Crime
1989 : Lori Ann Auker disappears from a parking lot
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/lori-ann-auker-disappears-from-a-parking-lot

Disaster
1964 : Riot erupts at soccer match
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/riot-erupts-at-soccer-match

General Interest
1543 : Copernicus dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/copernicus-dies
1844 : What hath God wrought?
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/what-hath-god-wrought

Hollywood
1989 : sex, lies and videotape wins top prize at Cannes
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/sex-lies-and-videotape-wins-top-prize-at-cannes

Literary
1940 : Joseph Brodsky is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/joseph-brodsky-is-born

Music
1974 : Duke Ellington dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/duke-ellington-dies

Old West
1863 : Henry Plummer is elected sheriff of Bannack, Montana
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/henry-plummer-is-elected-sheriff-of-bannack-montana

Presidential
1797 : Thomas Jefferson inquires about a former flame
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/thomas-jefferson-inquires-about-a-former-flame

Sports
1935 : MLB holds first night game
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mlb-holds-first-night-game

Vietnam War
1964 : Goldwater suggests using atomic weapons
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/goldwater-suggests-using-atomic-weapons
1971 : Soldiers place controversial ad in antiwar newspaper
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/soldiers-place-controversial-ad-in-antiwar-newspaper

World War I
1917 : British naval convoy system introduced
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/british-naval-convoy-system-introduced

World War II
1941 : The Bismarck sinks the Hood
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-bismarck-sinks-the-hood
1943 : Auschwitz gets a new doctor: "the Angel of Death"
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/auschwitz-gets-a-new-doctor-the-angel-of-death

Friday, May 23, 2014

May 23 - This Day in History

May 23 : General Interest
1934: Police kill famous outlaws Bonnie and Clyde

On this day in 1934, notorious criminals Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow are shot to death by Texas and Louisiana state police while driving a stolen car near Sailes, Louisiana... read more


American Revolution
1777 : Meigs Expedition claims sole Patriot victory on Long Island
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/meigs-expedition-claims-sole-patriot-victory-on-long-island

Automotive
1934 : Outlaws Bonnie and Clyde shot to death in stolen Ford
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/outlaws-bonnie-and-clyde-shot-to-death-in-stolen-ford

Civil War
1864 : Fighting begins on the North Anna River, Virginia
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/fighting-begins-on-the-north-anna-river-virginia

Cold War
1949 : Federal Republic of Germany is established
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/federal-republic-of-germany-is-established

Crime
1934 : Bonnie and Clyde are killed by police
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/bonnie-and-clyde-are-killed-by-police

Disaster
1960 : Tsunami hits Hawaii
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/tsunami-hits-hawaii

General Interest
1701 : Captain Kidd walks the plank
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/captain-kidd-walks-the-plank
1900 : Forgotten Civil War hero honored
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/forgotten-civil-war-hero-honored
1911 : New York Public Library dedicated
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/new-york-public-library-dedicated
1960 : Eichmann captured
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/eichmann-captured

Hollywood
1933 : Joan Collins is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/joan-collins-is-born

Literary
1810 : Margaret Fuller is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/margaret-fuller-is-born

Music
1979 : Tom Petty defies his record label and files for bankruptcy
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/tom-petty-defies-his-record-label-and-files-for-bankruptcy

Old West
1923 : Curley is buried at Little Big Horn
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/curley-is-buried-at-little-big-horn

Presidential
2004 : George W. Bush recovers from bicycle accident
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/george-w-bush-recovers-from-bicycle-accident

Sports
1941 : Joe Louis beats Buddy Baer to retain heavyweight title
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/joe-louis-beats-buddy-baer-to-retain-heavyweight-title

Vietnam War
1967 : Congressman claims M-16 is defective
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/congressman-claims-m-16-is-defective
1971 : North Vietnamese infiltrators attack U.S. base
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/north-vietnamese-infiltrators-attack-us-base
1972 : United States widens aerial campaign
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/united-states-widens-aerial-campaign

World War I
1915 : Italy declares war on Austria-Hungary
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/italy-declares-war-on-austria-hungary

World War II
1941 : Lord Mountbatten, cousin to a king, sunk by German dive-bombers
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/lord-mountbatten-cousin-to-a-king-sunk-by-german-dive-bombers
1945 : Himmler commits suicide
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/himmler-commits-suicide

Thursday, May 22, 2014

May 22 - This Day in History

May 22 : General Interest
1843: Great Emigration departs for Oregon

A massive wagon train, made up of 1,000 settlers and 1,000 head of cattle, sets off down the Oregon Trail from Independence, Missouri. Known as the "Great Emigration," the expedition came two years after the first modest party of settlers made the long, overland journey to Oregon... read more


American Revolution
1781 : Patriot siege of Ninety Six, South Carolina, begins
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/patriot-siege-of-ninety-six-south-carolina-begins

Automotive
1969 : "Winning" released, stars Paul Newman as a race car driver
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/winning-released-stars-paul-newman-as-a-race-car-driver

Civil War
1856 : Southern congressman attacks Northern senator
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/preston-brooks-attacks-charles-sumner

Cold War
1977 : Jimmy Carter reaffirms his commitment to human rights
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/jimmy-carter-reaffirms-his-commitment-to-human-rights

Crime
1981 : Atlanta child murderer is questioned
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/atlanta-child-murderer-is-questioned
2002 : Chandra Levy's remains found
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/chandra-levys-remains-found

Disaster
1967 : Belgian department store burns
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/belgian-department-store-burns

General Interest
1455 : The War of the Roses
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-war-of-the-roses
1972 : President Nixon in Moscow
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/president-nixon-in-moscow
1990 : Yemen united
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/yemen-united

Hollywood
2004 : Controversial documentary Fahrenheit 9/11 wins Palme d'Or
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/controversial-documentary-fahrenheit-911-wins-palme-dor

Literary
1859 : Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/sir-arthur-conan-doyle-is-born

Music
1958 : Jerry Lee Lewis drops a bombshell in London
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/jerry-lee-lewis-drops-a-bombshell-in-london

Old West
1843 : A thousand pioneers head West on the Oregon Trail
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/a-thousand-pioneers-head-west-on-the-oregon-trail

Presidential
1802 : Martha Washington dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/martha-washington-dies

Sports
2003 : Sorenstam makes history
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/sorenstam-makes-history

Vietnam War
1964 : Rusk warns North Vietnamese
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/rusk-warns-north-vietnamese
1969 : Negotiators differ on diplomatic exchange
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/negotiators-differ-on-diplomatic-exchange

World War I
1917 : Crisis in Austria-Hungary
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/crisis-in-austria-hungary

World War II
1939 : The Pact of Steel is signed; the Axis is formed
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-pact-of-steel-is-signed-the-axis-is-formed
1944 : Operation Chattanooga Choo-Choo is launched
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/operation-chattanooga-choo-choo-is-launched

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May 21 - This Day in History

May 21 : General Interest
1881: American Red Cross founded

In Washington, D.C., humanitarians Clara Barton and Adolphus Solomons found the American National Red Cross, an organization established to provide humanitarian aid to victims of wars and natural disasters in congruence with the International Red Cross... read more


American Revolution
1758 : Lenape Indians abduct Mary Campbell from western Pennsylvania
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/lenape-indians-abduct-mary-campbell-from-western-pennsylvania

Automotive
1901 : Connecticut enacts first speed-limit law
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/connecticut-enacts-first-speed-limit-law

Civil War
1863 : The Siege of Port Hudson begins
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-siege-of-port-hudson-begins

Cold War
1988 : Gorbachev consolidates power
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/gorbachev-consolidates-power

Crime
1924 : Leopold and Loeb gain national attention
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/leopold-and-loeb-gain-national-attention
1992 : Long Island Lolita is arrested
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/long-island-lolita-is-arrested
1996 : A veteran's flashback defense doesn't hold up in court
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/a-veterans-flashback-defense-doesnt-hold-up-in-court

Disaster
1960 : Huge earthquake hits Chile
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/huge-earthquake-hits-chile

General Interest
1542 : De Soto dies in the American wilderness
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/de-soto-dies-in-the-american-wilderness
1927 : Lindbergh lands in Paris
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/lindbergh-lands-in-paris
1932 : Earhart completes transatlantic flight
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/earhart-completes-transatlantic-flight

Hollywood
1999 : Soap star Susan Lucci wins first Emmy after 19 nominations
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/soap-star-susan-lucci-wins-first-emmy-after-19-nominations

Literary
1910 : Serialization of Colette's The Vagabond begins
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/serialization-of-colettes-the-vagabond-begins

Music
1955 : Chuck Berry records "Maybellene"
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/chuck-berry-records-quotmaybellenequot

Old West
1539 : Black Spanish explorer Estevan is reported killed
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/black-spanish-explorer-estevan-is-reported-killed

Presidential
2000 : Garfield's spine on display at museum
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/garfields-spine-on-display-at-museum

Sports
1978 : Nancy Lopez wins her first Coca-Cola Classic
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nancy-lopez-wins-her-first-coca-cola-classic

Vietnam War
1969 : Military spokesman defends "Hamburger Hill"
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/military-spokesman-defends-hamburger-hill

World War I
1911 : Second Moroccan Crisis
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/second-moroccan-crisis

World War II
1940 : Nazis kill "unfit" people in East Prussia
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nazis-kill-unfit-people-in-east-prussia
1942 : Thousands of Jews die in Nazi gas chambers; IG Farber sets up factory
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/thousands-of-jews-die-in-nazi-gas-chambers-ig-farber-sets-up-factory

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

May 20 - This Day in History

May 20 : General Interest
1873: Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis receive patent for blue jeans

On this day in 1873, San Francisco businessman Levi Strauss and Reno, Nevada, tailor Jacob Davis are given a patent to create work pants reinforced with metal rivets, marking the birth of one of the world's most famous garments: blue jeans... read more


American Revolution
1778 : Battle of Barren Hill, Pennsylvania
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/battle-of-barren-hill-pennsylvania

Automotive
1995 : Street in front of the White House closed to traffic
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/street-in-front-of-the-white-house-closed-to-traffic

Civil War
1862 : Union Congress passes the Homestead Act
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/union-congress-passes-the-homestead-act

Cold War
1956 : United States drops hydrogen bomb over Bikini Atoll
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/united-states-drops-hydrogen-bomb-over-bikini-atoll

Crime
2005 : Mary Kay Letourneau marries former victim
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mary-kay-letourneau-marries-former-victim

Disaster
1965 : Plane crashes at Cairo airport
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/plane-crashes-at-cairo-airport

General Interest
1498 : Vasco da Gama reaches India
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/vasco-da-gama-reaches-india
1506 : Christopher Columbus dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/christopher-columbus-dies
1862 : The Homestead Act
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-homestead-act
1927 : Spirit of St. Louis departs
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/ispirit-of-st-louisi-departs
1969 : Battle for Hamburger Hill ends
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/battle-for-hamburger-hill-ends
1996 : Supreme Court defends rights of homosexuals
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/supreme-court-defends-rights-of-homosexuals

Hollywood
2007 : The Simpsons airs 400th episode
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-simpsons-airs-400th-episode

Literary
1946 : W.H. Auden becomes a U.S. citizen
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/wh-auden-becomes-a-us-citizen

Music
1998 : Frank Sinatra is laid to rest
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/frank-sinatra-is-laid-to-rest

Old West
1873 : Levi Strauss patents copper-riveted jeans
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/levi-strauss-patents-copper-riveted-jeans

Presidential
1862 : Lincoln signs Homestead Act
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/lincoln-signs-homestead-act

Sports
1989 : Sunday Silence wins Preakness by a nose
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/sunday-silence-wins-preakness-by-a-nose

Vietnam War
1953 : French see "light at the end of the tunnel" in Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/french-see-light-at-the-end-of-the-tunnel-in-vietnam
1969 : Kennedy criticizes the "Hamburger Hill" battle
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/kennedy-criticizes-the-hamburger-hill-battle

World War I
1915 : British renew attacks in Battle of Festubert
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/british-renew-attacks-in-battle-of-festubert

World War II
1940 : Germans break through to English Channel at Abbeville, France
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/germans-break-through-to-english-channel-at-abbeville-france