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Saturday, December 27, 2014

October 1 - This Day in History

October 1: General Interest
1890: Yosemite National Park established

On this day in 1890, an act of Congress creates Yosemite National Park, home of such natural wonders as Half Dome and the giant sequoia trees... read more


American Revolution
1776 : Patriots learn of increased French support
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/patriots-learn-of-increased-french-support


Automotive
1908 : Ford Motor Company unveils the Model T
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/ford-motor-company-unveils-the-model-t

Civil War
1864 : Rose Greenhow dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/rose-greenhow-dies


Cold War
1949 : Mao Zedong proclaims People's Republic of China
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mao-zedong-proclaims-peoples-republic-of-china

1988 : Mikhail Gorbachev becomes head of Supreme Soviet
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mikhail-gorbachev-becomes-head-of-supreme-soviet


Crime
1993 : A 12-year-old girl is kidnapped
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/a-12-year-old-girl-is-kidnapped


Disaster
1987 : Earthquake rocks Southern California
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/earthquake-rocks-southern-california


General Interest
1918 : Lawrence of Arabia captures Damascus
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/lawrence-of-arabia-captures-damascus

1936 : Franco heads Spain
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/franco-heads-spain

1946 : Nazi war criminals sentenced at Nuremberg
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nazi-war-criminals-sentenced-at-nuremberg

1965 : Suharto crushes Indonesian coup
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/suharto-crushes-indonesian-coup

2005 : Terrorists strike again in Bali
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/terrorists-strike-again-in-bali


Hollywood
1962 : Johnny Carson makes debut as Tonight Show host
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/johnny-carson-makes-debut-as-tonight-show-host


Literary
1856 : First installment of Madame Bovary is published
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-installment-of-madame-bovary-is-published

2013 : Tom Clancy, author of mega-selling techno thrillers, dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/tom-clancy-author-of-mega-selling-techno-thrillers-dies


Music
1920 : Scientific American reports that radio will soon be used to transmit music to the home
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/scientific-american-reports-that-radio-will-soon-be-used-to-transmit-music-to-the-home


Old West
1890 : Congress creates Yosemite National Park
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/congress-creates-yosemite-national-park


Presidential
1924 : Jimmy Carter is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/jimmy-carter-is-born



Sports
1961 : Roger Maris breaks home-run record
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/roger-maris-breaks-home-run-record


Vietnam War
1961 : South Vietnam requests a bilateral defense treaty
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/south-vietnam-requests-a-bilateral-defense-treaty


World War I
1918 : Crisis in Germany
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/crisis-in-germany


World War II
1944 : Experiments begin on homosexuals at Buchenwald
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/experiments-begin-on-homosexuals-at-buchenwald
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