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Monday, June 30, 2014

Begging - the Beggers

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June 29 - This Day in History

June 29 : General Interest
1995: U.S. space shuttle docks with Russian space station

On this day in 1995, the American space shuttle Atlantis docks with the Russian space station Mir to form the largest man-made satellite ever to orbit the Earth... read more


American Revolution
1776 : South Carolina's Edward Rutledge opposes independence
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/south-carolinas-edward-rutledge-opposes-independence


Automotive
1967 : Actress Jayne Mansfield dies in car crash
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/actress-jayne-mansfield-dies-in-car-crash


Civil War
1862 : Rebels inflict attack Yankees at the Battle of Savage's Station
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/battle-of-savages-station


Cold War
1989 : Congress votes new sanctions against Chinabr> http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/congress-votes-new-sanctions-against-china


Crime
2001 : Boston doctor found guilty of killing wife
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/boston-doctor-found-guilty-of-killing-wife


Disaster
1995 : Seoul department store collapses
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/seoul-department-store-collapses


General Interest
1941 : Germans advance in USSR
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/germans-advance-in-ussr

1966 : Vietnam air war escalates
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/vietnam-air-war-escalates

1972 : Supreme Court strikes down death penalty
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/supreme-court-strikes-down-death-penalty

1974 : Isabela Peron takes office as Argentine president
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/isabela-peron-takes-office-as-argentine-president


Hollywood
2003 : Katharine Hepburn dies at age 96
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/katharine-hepburn-dies-at-age-96


Literary
1613 : The Globe Theater burns down
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-globe-theater-burns-down


Music
1967 : The Stones fight the law, and the law wins
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-stones-fight-the-law-and-the-law-wins


Old West
1835 : Texan William Travis prepares for war with Mexico
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/texan-william-travis-prepares-for-war-with-mexico


Presidential
1943 : FDR writes to Manhattan Project physicist Dr. Robert Oppenheimer
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/fdr-writes-to-manhattan-project-physicist-dr-robert-oppenheimer


Sports
1958 : Pele helps Brazil to World Cup title
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/pele-helps-brazil-to-world-cup-title


Vietnam War
1964 : First New Zealand troops arrive
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-new-zealand-troops-arrive

1970 : U.S. ground troops return from Cambodia
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/us-ground-troops-return-from-cambodia


World War I
1915 : Austria-Hungary protests shipment of U.S. munitions to Britain
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/austria-hungary-protests-shipment-of-us-munitions-to-britain


World War II
1941 : Germans capture Lvov-and slaughter ensues
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/germans-capture-lvov-and-slaughter-ensues

June 28 - This Day in History

June 28 : General Interest
1953: Workers assemble first Corvette in Flint, Michigan

On this day in 1953, workers at a Chevrolet plant in Flint, Michigan, assemble the first Corvette, a two-seater sports car that would become an American icon... read more


American Revolution
1836 : Former President James Madison dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/former-president-james-madison-dies


Automotive
2006 : DaimlerChrysler announces Smart's arrival in United States
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/daimlerchrysler-announces-smarts-arrival-in-united-states


Civil War
1862 : Confederates capture commercial ship
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/confederates-capture-the-st-nicolas


Cold War
1948 : Yugoslavia expelled from COMINFORM
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/yugoslavia-expelled-from-cominform


Crime
1975 : A teenage girl's boyfriend murders her parents
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/a-teenage-girls-boyfriend-murders-her-parents

1993 : A serial rapist strikes in Allentown
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/a-serial-rapist-strikes-in-allentown


Disaster
1992 : Two big quakes rock California
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/two-big-quakes-rock-california


General Interest
1519 : Charles elected Holy Roman emperor
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/charles-elected-holy-roman-emperor

1914 : Archduke Ferdinand assassinated
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/archduke-ferdinand-assassinated

1919 : Keynes predicts economic chaos
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/keynes-predicts-economic-chaos

1969 : The Stonewall Riot
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-stonewall-riot


Hollywood
1916 : Lasky Company merges with Famous Players, later to become Paramount
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/lasky-company-merges-with-famous-players-later-to-become-paramount


Literary
1888 : Robert Louis Stevenson sets sail for the South Seas
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/robert-louis-stevenson-sets-sail-for-the-south-seas


Music
1928 : Louis Armstrong records "West End Blues"
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/louis-armstrong-records-quotwest-end-bluesquot


Old West
1857 : Western writer Emerson Hough is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/western-writer-emerson-hough-is-born


Presidential
1919 : Harry S. Truman marries Bess Wallace
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/harry-s-truman-marries-bess-wallace


Sports
1997 : Mike Tyson bites ear
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mike-tyson-bites-ear


Vietnam War
1965 : U.S. forces launch first offensive
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/us-forces-launch-first-offensive

1972 : Nixon announces draftees will not go to Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nixon-announces-draftees-will-not-go-to-vietnam


World War I
1914 : Archduke Franz Ferdinand assassinated
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/archduke-franz-ferdinand-assassinated


World War II
1940 : Britain recognizes General Charles de Gaulle as the leader of the Free French
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/britain-recognizes-general-charles-de-gaulle-as-the-leader-of-the-free-french

June 27 - This Day in History

June 27 : General Interest
1950: Truman orders U.S. forces to Korea

On June 27, 1950, President Harry S. Truman announces that he is ordering U.S. air and naval forces to South Korea to aid the democratic nation in repulsing an invasion by communist North Korea... read more


American Revolution
1775 : Schuyler dispatched to Ticonderoga and Crown Point
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/schuyler-dispatched-to-ticonderoga-and-crown-point


Automotive
1985 : Route 66 decertified
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/route-66-decertified


Civil War
1864 : Confederate and Union forces clash at the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/battle-of-kennesaw-mountain


Cold War
1950 : U.N. approves armed force to repel North Korea
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/un-approves-armed-force-to-repel-north-korea


Crime
1921 : Four-time thief escapes Baumes law
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/four-time-thief-escapes-baumes-law


Disaster
1976 : Ebola breaks out in Sudan
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/ebola-breaks-out-in-sudan


General Interest
1829 : Smithson's curious bequest
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/smithsons-curious-bequest

1844 : Mormon leader killed by mob
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mormon-leader-killed-by-mob

1922 : First Newbery Medal for children's literature
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-newbery-medal-for-childrens-literature


Hollywood
1939 : "Frankly, My Dear..."
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/frankly-my-dear


Literary
1953 : Alice McDermott's birthday
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/alice-mcdermotts-birthday


Music
1968 : Elvis Presley tapes his famous TV "comeback special"
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/elvis-presley-tapes-his-famous-tv-quotcomeback-specialquot


Old West
1874 : Buffalo hunters and Indians clash at Adobe Walls
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/buffalo-hunters-and-indians-clash-at-adobe-walls


Presidential
1963 : JFK visits Ireland
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/jfk-visits-ireland


Sports
1988 : Tyson knocks out Spinks
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/tyson-knocks-out-spinks


Vietnam War
1963 : Kennedy appoints Lodge as ambassador
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/kennedy-appoints-lodge-as-ambassador

1968 : U.S. forces begin to evacuate Khe Sanh
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/us-forces-begin-to-evacuate-khe-sanh


World War I
1914 : Colonel House meets with British foreign secretary in London
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/colonel-house-meets-with-british-foreign-secretary-in-london


World War II
1940 : Germans get Enigma
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/germans-get-enigma

1944 : U.S. troops liberate Cherbourg, France
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/us-troops-liberate-cherbourg-france

June 26 - This Day in History

June 26 : General Interest
1948: U.S. begins Berlin Airlift

On this day in 1948, U.S. and British pilots begin delivering food and supplies by airplane to Berlin after the city is isolated by a Soviet Union blockade... read more


American Revolution
1784 : Delaware Patriot Caesar Rodney dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/delaware-patriot-caesar-rodney-dies


Automotive
1956 : Congress approves Federal Highway Act
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/congress-approves-federal-highway-act


Civil War
1862 : Rebels strike Union at the Battle of Mechanicsville
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/battle-of-mechanicsville


Cold War
1948 : Berlin Airlift begins
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/berlin-airlift-begins


Crime
1957 : A serial killer preys upon a woman out for a drive
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/a-serial-killer-preys-upon-a-woman-out-for-a-drive


Disaster
1807 : Lightning strikes in Luxembourg
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/lightning-strikes-in-luxembourg


General Interest
1541 : Conqueror of the Incas assassinated
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/conqueror-of-the-incas-assassinated

1945 : U.N. Charter signed
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/un-charter-signed

1959 : St. Lawrence Seaway opened
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/st-lawrence-seaway-opened

1993 : Clinton punishes Iraq for plot to kill Bush
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/clinton-punishes-iraq-for-plot-to-kill-bush

2003 : Former U.S. Senator Strom Thurmond dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/former-us-senator-strom-thurmond-dies


Hollywood
1998 : Gone with the Wind re-released in United States
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/gone-with-the-wind-re-released-in-united-states

2012: Nora Ephron, director of "When Harry Met Sally," dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nora-ephron-director-of-when-harry-met-sally-dies


Literary
1892 : Pearl Buck's birthday
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/pearl-bucks-birthday


Music
1975 : Sonny and Cher's divorce becomes final
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/sonny-and-chers-divorce-becomes-final


Old West
1876 : Reno takes command of 7th Cavalry
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/reno-takes-command-of-7th-cavalry


Presidential
1844 : President John Tyler weds his second wife
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/president-john-tyler-weds-his-second-wife

1963 : Kennedy claims solidarity with the people of Berlin
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/kennedy-claims-solidarity-with-the-people-of-berlin


Sports
1911 : Babe Didrikson born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/babe-didrikson-born


Vietnam War
1965 : Westmoreland given authority to commit U.S. forces
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/westmoreland-given-authority-to-commit-us-forces

1972 : U.S. aircraft shifted to Thailand
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/us-aircraft-shifted-to-thailand


World War I
1917 : First U.S. troops arrive in France
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-us-troops-arrive-in-france


World War II
1940 : Turkey declares nonbelligerency
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/turkey-declares-nonbelligerency

1945 : U.N. Charter is signed
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/un-charter-is-signed

June 25 - This Day in History

June 25 : General Interest
1876: Battle of Little Bighorn

On this day in 1876, Native American forces led by Chiefs Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull defeat the U.S. Army troops of Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer in a bloody battle near southern Montana's Little Bighorn River... read more


American Revolution
1745 : South Carolina Patriot Thomas Tudor Tucker born in Bermuda
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/south-carolina-patriot-thomas-tudor-tucker-born-in-bermuda


Automotive
1956 : Last Packard produced
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/last-packard-produced


Civil War
1864 : Union begins tunneling toward Rebels at Petersburg
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-construction-of-a-tunnel-begins-at-petersburg


Cold War
1950 : Korean War begins
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/korean-war-begins


Crime
1910 : Congress passes Mann Act
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/congress-passes-mann-act


Disaster
1957 : Hurricane Audrey hits Gulf Coast
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/hurricane-audrey-hits-gulf-coast


General Interest
1942 : Eisenhower takes command
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/eisenhower-takes-command

1993 : Kim Campbell takes office
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/kim-campbell-takes-office


Hollywood
2009 : "King of Pop" Michael Jackson dies at age 50
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/king-of-pop-michael-jackson-dies-at-age-50


Literary
1857 : Baudelaire's Les Fleurs du Mal is published
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/baudelaires-les-fleurs-du-mal-is-published


Music
1988 : Teenager Debbie Gibson earns a #1 hit with "Foolish Beat"
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/teenager-debbie-gibson-earns-a-1-hit-with-quotfoolish-beatquot


Old West
1876 : Indians defeat Custer at Little Big Horn
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/indians-defeat-custer-at-little-big-horn


Presidential
1942 : Eisenhower assumes command of U.S. troops in Europe
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/eisenhower-assumes-command-of-us-troops-in-europe


Sports
1948 : Joe Louis defeats Jersey Joe Walcott
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/joe-louis-defeats-jersey-joe-walcott

1950 : U.S. World Cup team wins unlikely victory over England
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/us-world-cup-team-wins-unlikely-victory-over-england


Vietnam War
1965 : Viet Cong blow up a floating restaurant
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/viet-cong-blow-up-a-floating-restaurant

1969 : U.S. Navy turns boats over to South Vietnamese Navy
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/us-navy-turns-boats-over-to-south-vietnamese-navy


World War I
1915 : Germans release statement on use of poison gas at Ypres
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/germans-release-statement-on-use-of-poison-gas-at-ypres


World War II
1900 : Lord Louis Mountbatten is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/lord-louis-mountbatten-is-born

June 24 - This Day in History

June 24 : General Interest
1997: U.S. Air Force reports on Roswell

On this day in 1997, U.S. Air Force officials release a 231-page report dismissing long-standing claims of an alien spacecraft crash in Roswell, New Mexico, almost exactly 50 years earlier... read more


American Revolution
1803 : New Hampshire Patriot Matthew Thornton dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/new-hampshire-patriot-matthew-thornton-dies


Automotive
1966 : Senate passes landmark auto safety bill
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/senate-passes-landmark-auto-safety-bill


Civil War
1862 : Lincoln consults Winfield Scott
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/lincoln-consults-winfield-scott


Cold War
1948 : Soviets blockade West Berlin
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/soviets-blockade-west-berlin


Crime
1993 : Mail bomb injures Yale professor
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mail-bomb-injures-yale-professor


Disaster
1975 : Eastern Flight 66 crashes at J.F.K.
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/eastern-flight-66-crashes-at-jfk


General Interest
1675 : King Philip's War begins
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/king-philips-war-begins

1812 : Napoleon's Grande Armee invades Russia
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/napoleons-igrande-armeei-invades-russia

1901 : Picasso exhibited in Paris
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/picasso-exhibited-in-paris

1973 : Eamon de Valera resigns
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/eamon-de-valera-resigns


Hollywood
2005 : Tom Cruise raises eyebrows
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/tom-cruise-raises-eyebrows


Literary
1935 : Pete Hamill is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/pete-hamill-is-born


Music
1997 : Disney pulls album on release day
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/disney-pulls-album-on-release-day


Old West
1864 : Colorado Governor orders Indians to Sand Creek
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/colorado-governor-orders-indians-to-sand-creek


Presidential
1885 : Woodrow Wilson marries Ellen Axson in Savannah, Georgia
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/woodrow-wilson-marries-ellen-axson-in-savannah-georgia

1953 : Jacqueline Bouvier and Senator John F. Kennedy announce engagement
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/jacqueline-bouvier-and-senator-john-f-kennedy-announce-engagement


Sports
1995 : Mandela cheers on South African rugby team
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mandela-cheers-on-south-african-rugby-team


Vietnam War
1970 : Senate repeals Tonkin Gulf Resolution
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/senate-repeals-tonkin-gulf-resolution

1973 : Martin becomes the U.S. ambassador in Saigon
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/martin-becomes-the-us-ambassador-in-saigon


World War I
1915 : First operational flight of new German fighter plane
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-operational-flight-of-new-german-fighter-plane


World War II
1945 : Russians enjoy a victory parade
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/russians-enjoy-a-victory-parade

Friday, June 27, 2014

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

June 23 - This Day in History

June 23 : General Interest
1992: Teflon Don sentenced to life

Mafia boss John Gotti, who was nicknamed the "Teflon Don" after escaping unscathed from several trials during the 1980s, is sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty on 14 accounts of conspiracy to commit murder and racketeering... read more


American Revolution
1776 : Commodore Parker prepares for a naval strike on Charleston
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/commodore-parker-prepares-for-a-naval-strike-on-charleston


Automotive
1902 : "Mercedes" registered as a brand name
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mercedes-registered-as-a-brand-name


Civil War
1862 : Lee confers with his generals before the Seven Days' Battles
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/lee-confers-with-his-generals-before-the-seven-days-battles


Cold War
1967 : Lyndon B. Johnson meets with Aleksei Kosygin
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/lyndon-b-johnson-meets-with-aleksei-kosygin


Crime
1934 : Even without the corpse, a murderer is uncovered
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/even-without-the-corpse-a-murderer-is-uncovered


Disaster
1944 : Tornadoes hit West Virginia and Pennsylvania
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/tornadoes-hit-west-virginia-and-pennsylvania


General Interest
1956 : Nasser elected president
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nasser-elected-president

1959 : Klaus Fuchs released
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/klaus-fuchs-released

2013 : Wallenda makes Grand Canyon crossing on high wire
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/wallenda-makes-grand-canyon-crossing-on-high-wire


Hollywood
1989 : Batman released
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/batman-released


Literary
1929 : Michael Shaara, author of The Killer Angels, is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/michael-shaara-author-of-the-killer-angels-is-born


Music
1987 : Tiffany visits the mall on her way to stardom
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/tiffany-visits-the-mall-on-her-way-to-stardom


Old West
1878 : Frontiersman Martin Sweeny is murdered
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/frontiersman-martin-sweeny-is-murdered


Presidential
1927 : Newspaper reveals Coolidge will be adopted into Sioux tribe
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/newspaper-reveals-coolidge-will-be-adopted-into-sioux-tribe

1972 : Nixon signs Higher Education Act
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nixon-signs-higher-education-act

1973 : Haldeman encourages Nixon to ward off FBI
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/haldeman-encourages-nixon-to-ward-off-fbi


Sports
1972 : Title IX enacted
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/title-ix-enacted


Vietnam War
1964 : Johnson announces new ambassador to South Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/johnson-announces-new-ambassador-to-south-vietnam

1969 : North Vietnamese encircle Ben Het
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/north-vietnamese-encircle-ben-het


World War I
1915 : First Battle of the Isonzo
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-battle-of-the-isonzo


World War II
1940 : Hitler takes a tour of Paris
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/hitler-takes-a-tour-of-paris

June 22 - This Day in History

June 22 : General Interest
1944: FDR signs G.I. Bill

On this day in 1944, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the G.I. Bill, an unprecedented act of legislation designed to compensate returning members of the armed services--known as G.I.s--for their efforts in World War II... read more


American Revolution
1775 : Congress issues Continental currency
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/congress-issues-continental-currency


Automotive
2001 : Blockbuster hit movie "The Fast and the Furious" released
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/blockbuster-hit-movie-the-fast-and-the-furious-released


Civil War
1864 : Lee strikes back at Petersburg
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/lee-strikes-back-at-petersburg


Cold War
1989 : Cease-fire established in Angolan civil war
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/cease-fire-established-in-angolan-civil-war


Crime
2011 : Notorious Boston mobster Whitey Bulger is arrested
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/notorious-boston-mobster-whitey-bulger-is-arrested


Disaster
1962 : Mysterious crash in Guadeloupe
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mysterious-crash-in-guadeloupe


General Interest
1611 : Hudson set adrift by mutineers
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/hudson-set-adrift-by-mutineers

1937 : Louis becomes champ
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/louis-becomes-champ

1945 : Battle of Okinawa ends
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/battle-of-okinawa-ends

Hollywood
2008 : George Carlin dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/george-carlin-dies


Literary
1906 : Anne Morrow Lindbergh is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/anne-morrow-lindbergh-is-born

1964 : Da Vinci Code author Dan Brown is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/da-vinci-code-author-dan-brown-is-born


Music
1950 : Bernstein, Copland, Seeger and others are named as Communists
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/bernstein-copland-seeger-and-others-are-named-as-communists


Old West
1876 : General Santa Anna dies in Mexico City
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/general-santa-anna-dies-in-mexico-city


Presidential
1944 : FDR signs GI bill
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/roosevelt-signs-gi-bill


Sports
1986 : Hand of God helps out Maradona
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/hand-of-god-helps-out-maradona


Vietnam War
1971 : South Vietnamese fight for Fire Base Fuller
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/south-vietnamese-fight-for-fire-base-fuller

1972 : New troops sent to An Loc
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/new-troops-sent-to-an-loc


World War I
1898 : Erich Maria Remarque born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/erich-maria-remarque-born


World War II
1941 : Germany launches Operation Barbarossa-the invasion of Russia
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/germany-launches-operation-barbarossa--the-invasion-of-russia

June 21 - This Day in History

June 21 : General Interest
1978: U.S. Constitution ratified

New Hampshire becomes the ninth and last necessary state to ratify the Constitution of the United States, thereby making the document the law of the land... read more


American Revolution
1779 : Spain declares war against Great Britain
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/spain-declares-war-against-great-britain


Automotive
1947 : Mille Miglia race is reborn after World War II
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mille-miglia-race-is-reborn-after-world-war-ii


Civil War
1864 : Grant extends the Petersburg line
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/grant-extends-the-petersburg-line


Cold War
1963 : French withdraw navy from NATO
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/french-withdraw-navy-from-nato


Crime
1964 : The KKK kills three civil rights activists
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-kkk-kills-three-civil-rights-activists


Disaster
1990 : Earthquake devastates Iran
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/earthquake-devastates-iran


General Interest
1813 : French defeated in Spain
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/french-defeated-in-spain

1916 : Pershing attacked by Mexican troops
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/pershing-attacked-by-mexican-troops

1964 : Civil rights workers disappear
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/civil-rights-workers-disappear

1982 : Hinckley not guilty by reason of insanity
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/hinckley-not-guilty-by-reason-of-insanity


Hollywood
1920 : Pickford and Fairbanks mobbed by crowds
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/pickford-and-fairbanks-mobbed-by-crowds


Literary
1956 : Arthur Miller refuses to name communists
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/arthur-miller-refuses-to-name-communists


Music
1965 : Mr. Tambourine Man is released, and the folk-rock revolution is on
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mr-tambourine-man-is-released-and-the-folk-rock-revolution-is-on


Old West
1892 : Lot Smith, Mormon soldier, is killed by Indians
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/lot-smith-mormon-soldier-is-killed-by-indians


Presidential
1810 : Zachary Taylor and Richard Nixon marry their future first ladies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/zachary-taylor-and-richard-nixon-marry-their-future-first-ladies


Sports
1970 : Pele leads Brazil over Italy
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/pele-leads-brazil-over-italy


Vietnam War
1966 : Rolling Thunder raids continue
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/rolling-thunder-raids-continue

1969 : Communists storm U.S. base near Tay Ninh
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/communists-storm-us-base-near-tay-ninh


World War I
1916 : U.S. soldiers attacked by Mexican government troops
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/us-soldiers-attacked-by-mexican-government-troops


World War II
1942 : Allies surrender at Tobruk, Libya
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/allies-surrender-at-tobruk-libya

June 20 - This Day in History

June 20 : General Interest
1975: Jaws released

On this day in 1975, Jaws, a film directed by Steven Spielberg that made countless viewers afraid to go into the water, opens in theaters... read more


American Revolution
1782 : Congress adopts the Great Seal of the United States
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/congress-adopts-the-great-seal-of-the-united-states


Automotive
1941 : Ford signs first contract with autoworkers' union
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/ford-signs-first-contract-with-autoworkers-union


Civil War
1863 : West Virginia enters the Union
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/west-virginia-enters-the-union


Cold War
1963 : United States and Soviet Union will establish a "hot line"
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/united-states-and-soviet-union-will-establish-a-hot-line


Crime
1947 : Bugsy Siegel, organized crime leader, is killed
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/bugsy-siegel-organized-crime-leader-is-killed


Disaster
2002 : Coal mine explosion kills 111 in China
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/coal-mine-explosion-kills-111-in-china


General Interest
1789 : Third Estate makes Tennis Court Oath
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/third-estate-makes-tennis-court-oath

1900 : Boxer Rebellion begins in China
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/boxer-rebellion-begins-in-china

1977 : Oil flows in Alaska
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/oil-flows-in-alaska


Hollywood
1975 : Jaws released
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/jaws-movie-released


Literary
1905 : Lillian Hellman is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/lillian-hellman-is-born


Music
1981 : Beatles and Disco equals a #1 pop hit for Stars on 45
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/beatles-and-disco-equals-a-1-pop-hit-for-stars-on-45


Old West
1875 : Mountain man Joe Meek dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mountain-man-joe-meek-dies


Presidential
1979 : Solar-energy system installed at White House
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/solar-energy-system-installed-at-white-house


Sports
1980 : Duran outpoints Leonard for welterweight title
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/duran-outpoints-leonard-for-welterweight-title


Vietnam War
1964 : Westmoreland becomes Commander of MACY
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/westmoreland-becomes-commander-of-macv

1972 : Abrams appointed as Army Chief of Staff
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/abrams-appointed-as-army-chief-of-staff


World War I
1919 : German cabinet resigns over Versailles deadlock
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/german-cabinet-resigns-over-versailles-deadlock


World War II
1943 : Britain launches Operation Bellicose
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/britain-launches-operation-bellicose

June 19 - This Day in History

June 19 : General Interest
1953: Rosenbergs executed

On this day in 1953, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, who were convicted of conspiring to pass U.S. atomic secrets to the Soviets, are executed at Sing Sing Prison in Ossining, New York... read more


Automotive
2005 : Controversy at U.S. Grand Prix
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/controversy-at-us-grand-prix


Civil War
1864 : USS Kearsarge sinks CSS Alabama
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/css-alabama-sinks


Cold War
1953 : Julius and Ethel Rosenberg executed
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/julius-and-ethel-rosenberg-executed


Crime
1892 : A bloody fingerprint elicits a mother's evil tale in Argentina
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/a-bloody-fingerprint-elicits-a-mothers-evil-tale-in-argentina


Disaster
1938 : Montana flood causes train wreck
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/montana-flood-causes-train-wreck


General Interest
1856 : First Republican national convention ends
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-republican-national-convention-ends

1864 : CSS Alabama sinks off coast of France
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/css-alabama-sinks-off-coast-of-france

1867 : Emperor of Mexico executed
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/emperor-of-mexico-executed


Hollywood
1905 : First nickelodeon opens
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-nickelodeon-opens

2013 : James Gandolfini, TV's Tony Soprano, dies at 51
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/james-gandolfini-tvs-tony-soprano-dies-at-51


Literary
1934 : Nathanael West's A Cool Million is published
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nathanael-wests-a-cool-million-is-published


Music
1970 : Carole King has her first #1 hit as a performer
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/carole-king-has-her-first-1-hit-as-a-performer


Old West
1868 : Father De Smet talks peace with Sitting Bull
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/father-de-smet-talks-peace-with-sitting-bull


Presidential
1886 : Taft marries Helen Herron
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/taft-marries-helen-herron


Sports
1972 : Curt Flood case decided
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/curt-flood-case-decided


Vietnam War
1965 : Ky becomes premier of South Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/ky-becomes-premier-of-south-vietnam

1968 : South Vietnamese president signs general mobilization bill
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/south-vietnamese-president-signs-general-mobilization-bill


World War I
1917 : Britain's King George V changes royal surname
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/britains-king-george-v-changes-royal-surname


World War II
1944 : United States scores major victory against Japanese in Battle of the Philippine Sea
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/united-states-scores-major-victory-against-japanese-in-battle-of-the-philippine-sea

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

June 18 - This Day in History

June 18 : General Interest
1812: War of 1812 begins

The day after the Senate followed the House of Representatives in voting to declare war against Great Britain, President James Madison signs the declaration into law--and the War of 1812 begins... read more


American Revolution
1778 : British abandon Philadelphia
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/british-abandon-philadelphia


Automotive
1923 : Checker Cab produces first taxi at Kalamazoo factory
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/checker-cab-produces-first-taxi-at-kalamazoo-factory


Civil War
1864 : Union hero Joshua Chamberlain is wounded at Petersburg
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/joshua-lawrence-chamberlain-is-wounded-at-petersburg


Cold War
1979 : Carter and Brezhnev sign the SALT-II treaty
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/carter-and-brezhnev-sign-the-salt-ii-treaty


Crime
1984 : A radio host is gunned down for his controversial views
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/a-radio-host-is-gunned-down-for-his-controversial-views


Disaster
1972 : Mysterious crash at Heathrow
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mysterious-crash-at-heathrow


General Interest
1815 : Napoleon defeated at Waterloo
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/napoleon-defeated-at-waterloo

1983 : First American woman in space
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-american-woman-in-space


Hollywood
1942 : Film critic Roger Ebert born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/film-critic-roger-ebert-born


Literary
1937 : Novelist Gail Godwin is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/novelist-gail-godwin-is-born


Music
1967 : The Monterey Pop Festival reaches its climax
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-monterey-pop-festival-reaches-its-climax


Old West
1847 : Alexander Murray departs for the Yukon
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/alexander-murray-departs-for-the-yukon


Presidential
1798 : Adams passes first of Alien and Sedition Acts
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/adams-passes-first-of-alien-and-sedition-acts


Sports
1960 : Arnold Palmer wins U.S. Open
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/arnold-palmer-wins-us-open


Vietnam War
1965 : SAC B-52s are used for the first time in South Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/sac-b-52s-are-used-for-the-first-time-in-south-vietnam

1966 : Westmoreland requests more troops
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/westmoreland-requests-more-troops


World War I
1915 : French troops halt fighting in Artois region
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/french-troops-halt-fighting-in-artois-region


World War II
1940 : Hitler and Mussolini meet in Munich
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/hitler-and-mussolini-meet-in-munich