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Posted By: Centrix Vigilis
Subject: Historical Events on this Day in History
Date Posted: 29-Mar-2011 at 15:44 -

"Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence"

S. T. Friedman

Pilger's law: 'If it's been officially denied, then it's probably true'

Posted By: scottaleger
Date Posted: 12-Jul-2011 at 06:07
Michael Jordan signs a NBA contract for 1 year for $25 million


Posted By: TheAlaniDragonRising
Date Posted: 24-Aug-2011 at 09:15 - 49 BC  - Julius Caesar's general Gaius Scribonius Curio is defeated in the Second Battle of the Bagradas River by the Numidians under Publius Attius Varus and King Juba of Numidia. Curio commits suicide to avoid capture. - 79  - Mt Vesuvius erupts, buries Pompeii & Herculaneum, 15,000 die - 410  - Rome overrun by Visigoths, symbolized fall of Western Roman Empire - 1200  - John of England, famous for issuing the first Magna Carta, married Isabella of Angouleme at the Bordeaux Cathedral. - 1215  - Pope Innocent III declares Magna Carta invalid - 1217  - Battle at South Foreland: English fleet beats France - 1349  - 6,000 Jews, blamed for the Plague, are killed in Mainz
1349 - Jews of Cologne Germany set themselves on fire to avoid baptism - 1391  - Jews of Palma Majorca massacred - 1456  - The printing of the Gutenberg Bible is completed. - 1511  - Portugese troops under Afonso the Albuquerque occupy Malakka
1511 - Alfonso de Albuquerque of Portugal conquers Malacca, the capital of the Sultanate of Malacca. - 1516  - Battle at Aleppo: Turks beat Syria - 1542  - Conquistador Francisco de Orellana returns to Spain - 1561  - Willem of Orange marries duchess Anna of Saxon - 1572  - King Charles IX orders massacre of thousands of French Protestants - 1608  - 1st English convoy lands at Surat India - 1654  - Louis II Condé disbands ends of Atrecht - 1658  - Battle at Grevelingen: English fleet beats Spanish - 1662  - Act of Uniformity requires English to accept book of Common Prayer - 1682  - Duke James of York gives Delaware to William Penn - 1690  - Job Charnock founds Calcutta India - 1704  - Sea battle at Malaga - 1751  - Thomas Colley executed in England for drowning supposed witch - 1787  - Wolfgang A Mozart completes his viola sonata in A, K526 - 1814  - British forces captured Washington, DC, & burned down many landmarks - 1816  - The Treaty of St. Louis is signed in St. Louis, Missouri. - 1820  - Constitutionalist insurrection at Oporto, Portugal; see Portugal's crises of the Nineteenth Century. - 1826  - Netherland's South Willems Port (Bosch-Luik) opens - 1828  - Dutch army takes Fort Du Bus in New Guinea - 1831  - John Henslow asks Charles Darwin to travel with him on HMS Beagle - 1833  - HMS Beagle reaches Bahia Blanca, Argentina - 1847  - Charlotte Bronte finishes manuscript of "Jane Eyre" - 1853  - 1st potato chips prepared by Chef George Crum (Saratoga Springs NY) - 1854  - National emigration convention meets in Cleveland - 1857  - The Panic of 1857 begins, setting off one of the most severe economic crises in U.S. history. - 1858  - Richmond "Daily Dispatch" reports 90 blacks arrested for learning - 1869  - Cornelius Swarthout patents waffle iron - 1870  - The Wolseley Expedition reaches Manitoba to end the Red River Rebellion. - 1876  - Riot abolishes fairs in Amsterdam, 2 killed - 1891  - Thomas Edison patents motion picture camera - 1893  - Tornado destroys coast of Savannah & Charleston, about 1000 die - 1904  - 24th US Mens Tennis: Holcombe Ward beats William Clothier (108 64 97)
1904 - Field battle at Liao-Yang-200,000 Japanese against 150,000 Russian - 1905  - Chicago Cubs beat Phillies 2-1 in 20 innings - 1906  - Cincinnati Red John Weimer no-hits Dodgers, 1-0 in 7 inning game - 1908  - Tommy Burns KOs Bill Squires in 13 for heavyweight boxing title
1908 - NY Giants scores shown on electric diamonds known as "Compton's Baseball Bulletin" at MSG - 1909  - Workers start pouring concrete for Panama Canal - 1911  - Manuel d'Arriaga elected 1st president of Portugal - 1912  - NYC ticker tape parade for Jim Thorpe & victorious US olympians
1912 - Territory of Alaska organizes
1912 - US passes Anti-gag law, federal employees right to petition govt - 1914  - Battle at Bergen: Germans defeat Belgian/British troops
1914 - German troops occupy Namur Belgium
1914 - Jerome Kern & Michael E Rourles musical premieres in NYC - 1918  - Chicago Cubs, win earliest pennent ever (season ended Sept 2)
1918 - Sect Baker grants extended exemption to World Series players - 1919  - Cleveland pitcher Ray Caldwell is flattened by a bolt of lightning - 1921  - Battle of Sakaray Valley begins between Turkey & Greece
1921 - British airship R-38 crashes in Humber, 44 die - 1922  - 1st Phillie to hit for cycle (Cy Williams) - 1923  - Paavo Nurmi runs world record 3 mile (14:11.2) - 1925  - 39th US Womens Tennis: Helen Wills Moody beats K McKane (36 60 62) - 1929  - 43rd US Womens Tennis: Helen Wills Moody beats Phoebe H Watson (64 62)
1929 - Palestinians attack orthodox Jews in Jerusalem
1929 - Turkey & Persia signs friendship treaty - 1931  - France & USSR sign neutrality/no attack treaty - 1932  - 1st transcontinental non-stop flight by a woman, Amelia Earhart - 1936  - Australian Antarctic Territory created
1936 - FDR gives FBI authority to pursuit fascists & communists - 1937  - Republican offensive near Belchite Spain
1937 - In the Spanish Civil War, the Basque Army surrenders to the Italian Corpo Truppe Volontarie following the Santoña Agreement. - 1938  - England beat Australia by an innings & 579 runs at The Oval
1938 - Virgil Trucks strikes out his 418th batter, highest season total in organized ball-for Andalusia in an Alabama-Florida League game - 1939  - Germany & USSR sign 10-year non-aggression pact - 1940  - Luftwaffe bombs London
1940 - Red Sox left fielder Ted Williams pitches the last 2 innings in a 12-1 loss to Detroit Tigers, Williams allows 3 hits & 1 run - 1942  - Sea battle off Eastern Solomon Islands
1942 - Transport nr 23 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany - 1943  - Phila A's drop AL record tying 20th game in a row, win the 2nd game - 1944  - Gen LeClercs troops open assault on Paris - 1945  - Cleveland ace Bob Feller returns from Navy & strike out 12 - 1949  - North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) goes into effect - 1950  - 1st US Negro delegate to UN appointed-ES Sampson
1950 - Edith Sampson named 1st black US delegate to UN
1950 - Operation Magic Carpet concludes transporting 45,000 Yemenite Jews - 1951  - Bill Veeck's "Fans Managers' Night," Browns defeat A's 5-3; Browns coaches hold up placards for fans to vote on - 1954  - Communist Control Act passed, at height of McCarthyism
1954 - Eisenhower signs Communist Control Act, outlawing the Communist Party
1954 - International Amateur Athletic Federation recognizes Red China
1954 - William Heatherton's "Reluctant Debutante," premieres in London - 1956  - 1st non-stop transcontinental helicopter flight arrived Wash DC - 1957  - British soccer player Jimmy Greaves' (17) 1st game for Chelsea - 1958  - Fay Crocker wins LPGA Waterloo Golf Open
1958 - Sergei Popov wins Stockholm marathon (2:15:17.0) (WR) - 1959  - England complete 5-0 series drubbing of India
1959 - Hiram L Fong sworn in as 1st Chinese-American senator while Daniel K Inouye sworn in as 1st Japanese-American Rep (Both from Hawaii) - 1960  - -127°F (-88°C), Vostok, Antarctica (world record)
1960 - 60 people die when bus plunges off bridge into Turvo River, Brazil - 1961  - Windward Islands' Airways International (Winair) forms
1961 - Former nazi leader Johannes Vorster becomes South Africa's minister of justice (if the shoe fits...) - 1962  - Dodger coach Leo Durocher suffers a near-fatal allergic reaction to a penicillin injection while in the clubhouse at the Polo Grounds
1962 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site - 1963  - 1st 200 meter freestyle swum under 2 minutes (Don Schollander 1:58)
1963 - John Pennel is 1st to pole-vault 17' - 1964  - 2nd Mayor's Trophy Game, Yanks beat Mets 6-4 - 1966  - USSR launches Luna 11 for orbit around Moon - 1967  - Liberian flag designed - 1968  - France became world's 5th thermonuclear power, explodes on Mururoa - 1969  - Carol Mann wins LPGA Tournament of Champs Golf Tournament
1969 - Peru nationalizes US oil interests - 1970  - Bomb kills 1 at U of Wisconsin's Army Math Research Center in Madison - 1971  - India beat England by 4 wickets, their win against the Poms - 1972  - 8th Mayor's Trophy Game, Yanks beat Mets 2-1
1972 - Dennis Amiss scores 1st one-day int century, 103 v Australia
1972 - Gordie Howe & Jean Beliveau inducted in Hockey Hall of Fame - 1973  - Garry Sobers scores 26th & last Test Cricket ton 150 v Eng Lord's
1973 - John Adams & his drum - become a right-field fixture in Cleve Stadium - 1974  - Sandra Haynie wins LPGA National Jewish Hospital Golf Open - 1975  - Davey Lopes steals his 38th consecutive base, then thrown out stealing
1975 - Judy Rankin wins LPGA National Jewish Hospital Golf Open
1975 - Papadopoulos/Pattakos/Makarezos sentenced to death in Athens
1975 - SF Giant Ed Halick no-hits NY Giants, 6-0
1975 - Tampa Bay Rowdies beat Portland 2-0 for NASL cup - 1976  - Soyuz 21 returns to Earth - 1978  - USSR performs underground nuclear test - 1979  - Cars play concert in NY Central Park
1979 - NFL fans (60,916) choose old Patriots logo over new
1979 - UN's Vienna office begins issuing postage stamps - 1980  - Beth Daniel wins Columbia Savings LPGA Golf Classic
1980 - Jozef Pinkovski replaces Poland premier Babiuch - 1981  - American Charles Chapman is 1st black to swim English Channel
1981 - Mark David Chapman is sentenced to 20 yrs to life for Lennon's murder - 1982  - KC's John Wathan steals 31st en route to 36 base for catcher's record - 1983  - Cin Red Pete Rose ends consecutive games played streak at 745 - 1984  - Pat Bradley set LPGA record for 9 holes with a 28 at Denver - 1985  - STS 51-I mission scrubbed at T -5m because of bad weather - 1986  - Juli Inkster wins Atlantic City LPGA Golf Classic - 1987  - Announcement of possible Martian tornadoes - 1989  - British brewery Bass buys Holiday Inn hotel chain
1989 - Pete Rose is suspended from baseball for life for gambling
1989 - Voyager 2 flies past Neptune - 1990  - 3,500 peacekeepers arrive in Liberia
1990 - Iraqi troops surround US & other embassies in Kuwait City - 1991  - Emmy Creative Arts Award presentation
1991 - Gorbachev resigns as head of USSR Communist Party
1991 - Silky Stallone, wins the Cane Pace at Yonkers Raceway
1991 - Taiwan captures its 15th Little League World Series, 11-0
1991 - Ukraine declares independence from USSR - 1992  - 1st structural steel beams are erected at Gateway (Jacobs Field)
1992 - Cleveland Browns suffer their worst preseason loss, 56-3, to Vikings
1992 - Hurricane Andrew hits South Florida; 35 die
1992 - Screw magazine superimposed a gunsight over a picture of Larry Flint
1992 - Diplomatic relations are established between the People's Republic of China and South Korea. - 1993  - Mars Observer comes closest to Mars
1993 - Padres scores 14 in 1st vs Cardinals - 1994  - Kieren Perkins swims world record 1500m free style (14:41.66)
1994 - Kieren Perkins swims world record 800m free style (7:46.00)
1994 - Israel & PLO initialed accord giving autonomy to Palestinians in West Bank in education, health, taxation, social welfare & tourism - 1995  - Fire that wipes 6,000 acres begins in Hamptons on Long Island
1995 - Windows 95 debuts - 1997  - 97th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Joel Kribel
1997 - Colleen Wakjer wins Star Bank LPGA Classic
1997 - Gordon Spence discovers 2^2976221 - 1 (36th known Mersenne prime)
1997 - Greg Norman wins World Series of Golf shooting 273
1997 - Mark Calcavecchia wins Greater Vancouver Golf Open shooting 265
1997 - Saint Luke's Senior Golf Classic - 1998  - The Netherlands is selected as the site for the trial of the two Libyan suspects of the 1988 Pan Am bombing.
1998 - First RFID human implantation tested in the United Kingdom. - 2000  - Argon fluorohydride, the first Argon compound ever known, is discovered at the University of Helsinki by Finnish scientists. - 2001  - Air Transat Flight 236 runs out of fuel over the Atlantic Ocean (en route to Lisbon from Toronto) and makes an emergency landing in the Azores. - 2004  - 89 passengers die after two airliners explode after flying out of Domodedovo International Airport, near Moscow. The explosions were caused by suicide bombers (reportedly female) from the Russian Republic of Chechnya. - 2006  - The International Astronomical Union (IAU) redefines the term "planet" such that Pluto is considered a Dwarf Planet.

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Posted By: Nick1986
Date Posted: 01-Sep-2011 at 19:26
2 September 1666: Great Fire of London starts at a bakery in Pudding Lane

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Posted By: Centrix Vigilis
Date Posted: 02-Sep-2011 at 19:46 - 1796 - Jews of the Netherlands are emancipated -

"Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence"

S. T. Friedman

Pilger's law: 'If it's been officially denied, then it's probably true'

Posted By: Don Quixote
Date Posted: 22-Oct-2011 at 23:43
 1962 - The Cuban Missile Crisis
"...October 22: General Interest
1962: Cuban Missile Crisis

In a televised speech of extraordinary gravity, President John F. Kennedy announces that U.S. spy planes have discovered Soviet missile bases in Cuba. These missile sites-under construction but nearing completion-housed medium-range missiles capable of striking a number of major cities in the United States, including Washington, D.C. Kennedy announced that he was ordering a naval "quarantine" of Cuba to prevent Soviet ships from transporting any more offensive weapons to the island and explained that the United States would not tolerate the existence of the missile sites currently in place. The president made it clear that America would not stop short of military action to end what he called a "clandestine, reckless, and provocative threat to world peace."

What is known as the Cuban Missile Crisis actually began on October 15, 1962-the day that U.S. intelligence personnel analyzing U-2 spy plane data discovered that the Soviets were building medium-range missile sites in Cuba. The next day, President Kennedy secretly convened an emergency meeting of his senior military, political, and diplomatic advisers to discuss the ominous development. The group became known as ExCom, short for Executive Committee. After rejecting a surgical air strike against the missile sites, ExCom decided on a naval quarantine and a demand that the bases be dismantled and missiles removed. On the night of October 22, Kennedy went on national television to announce his decision. During the next six days, the crisis escalated to a breaking point as the world tottered on the brink of nuclear war between the two superpowers.

On October 23, the quarantine of Cuba began, but Kennedy decided to give Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev more time to consider the U.S. action by pulling the quarantine line back 500 miles. By October 24, Soviet ships en route to Cuba capable of carrying military cargoes appeared to have slowed down, altered, or reversed their course as they approached the quarantine, with the exception of one ship-the tanker Bucharest. At the request of more than 40 nonaligned nations, U.N. Secretary-General U Thant sent private appeals to Kennedy and Khrushchev, urging that their governments "refrain from any action that may aggravate the situation and bring with it the risk of war." At the direction of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, U.S. military forces went to DEFCON 2, the highest military alert ever reached in the postwar era, as military commanders prepared for full-scale war with the Soviet Union...." -


Posted By: TheAlaniDragonRising
Date Posted: 23-Oct-2011 at 04:47
23 October - 1295  – The first treaty forming the - Auld Alliance  between - Scotland  and - France  against - England  is signed in - Paris .
The Auld Alliance ( - Scots ) ( - French : Vieille Alliance) was an alliance between the kingdoms of - Scotland  and - France . It played a significant role in the relations between Scotland, France and - England  from its beginning in 1295 until the 1560 - Treaty of Edinburgh . The alliance was renewed by all the - French  and - Scottish monarchs  of that period except for - Louis XI . - [1]  By the late 14th century, the renewal occurred regardless of whether either kingdom was involved in a conflict with England. - [2]

The alliance dates from the treaty signed by - John Balliol  and - Philip IV of France  in 1295 against - Edward I of England . The terms of the treaty stipulated that if either country was attacked by - England , the other country would invade English territory, as became evident at the - Battle of Flodden Field , 1513. The alliance played an important role in conflicts between both countries and England, such as the - Wars of Scottish Independence , the - Hundred Years' War , the - War of the League of Cambrai  and the - Rough Wooing . -

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Posted By: TheAlaniDragonRising
Date Posted: 23-Oct-2011 at 04:54
23 October - 1707  – The first - Parliament of Great Britain  meets.

The Parliament of Great Britain was formed in 1707 following the ratification of the - Acts of Union  by both the - Parliament of England  and - Parliament of Scotland . The Acts created a new unified - Kingdom of Great Britain  and dissolved the separate English and Scottish parliaments in favour of a single parliament, located in the former home of the English parliament in the - Palace of Westminster , - London . It lasted nearly a century until the - Acts of Union 1800 merged the separate British and Irish Parliaments into a single - Parliament of the United Kingdom  with effect from 1 January 1801. -

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Posted By: TheAlaniDragonRising
Date Posted: 23-Oct-2011 at 05:12 - 1642  – - Battle of Edgehill : First major battle of the - First English Civil War .

The Battle of Edgehill (or Edge Hill) was the first - pitched battle  of the - First English Civil War . It was fought near,_Warwickshire - Edge Hill  and - Kineton  in southern - Warwickshire  on Sunday, 23 October 1642.

All attempts at constitutional compromise between - King Charles  and - Parliament  broke down early in 1642. Both King and Parliament raised large armies to gain their way by force of arms. In October, at his temporary base near - Shrewsbury , King Charles decided to march on - London  in order to force a decisive confrontation with Parliament's main army, commanded by the,_3rd_Earl_of_Essex - Earl of Essex .

Late on 22 October, both armies unexpectedly found the enemy to be close by. The next day, the Royalist army descended from,_Warwickshire - Edge Hill  to force battle. After the Parliamentary artillery opened a cannonade, the Royalists attacked. Both armies consisted mostly of inexperienced and sometimes ill-equipped troops. Many men from both sides fled or fell out to loot enemy baggage, and neither army was able to gain a decisive advantage.

After the battle, King Charles resumed his march on London, but was not strong enough to overcome the defending militia before Essex's army could reinforce them. The inconclusive result of the Battle of Edgehill prevented either faction gaining a quick victory in the war, which eventually lasted four years. -

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Posted By: TheAlaniDragonRising
Date Posted: 23-Oct-2011 at 05:21
23 October - 1915  – - Woman's suffrage : In - New York City , 25,000-33,000 women march on - Fifth Avenue  to advocate their - right to vote .

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Posted By: Don Quixote
Date Posted: 02-Nov-2011 at 00:34
Nov 1st 1512
"... The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome, one of Italian artist Michelangelo's finest works, is exhibited to the public for the first time.

Michelangelo Buonarroti, the greatest of the - Italian Renaissance artists, was born in the small village of Caprese in 1475. The son of a government administrator, he grew up in Florence, a center of the early Renaissance movement, and became an artist's apprentice at age 13. Demonstrating obvious talent, he was taken under the wing of - Lorenzo de' Medici , the ruler of the Florentine republic and a great patron of the arts. After demonstrating his mastery of sculpture in such works as the Pieta (1498) and David (1504), he was called to Rome in 1508 to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel—the chief consecrated space in the Vatican.

Michelangelo's epic ceiling frescoes, which took several years to complete, are among his most memorable works. Central in a complex system of decoration featuring numerous figures are nine panels devoted to biblical world history. The most famous of these is The Creation of Adam, a painting in which the arms of God and Adam are stretching toward each other. In 1512, Michelangelo completed the work.

After 15 years as an architect in Florence, Michelangelo returned to Rome in 1534, where he would work and live for the rest of his life. That year saw his painting of the The Last Judgment on the wall above the altar in the Sistine Chapel for Pope Paul III. The massive painting depicts Christ's damnation of sinners and blessing of the virtuous and is regarded as a masterpiece of early Mannerism.

Michelangelo worked until his death in 1564 at the age of 88. In addition to his major artistic works, he produced numerous other sculptures, frescoes, architectural designs, and drawings, many of which are unfinished and some of which are lost. In his lifetime, he was celebrated as Europe's greatest living artist, and today he is held up as one of the greatest artists of all time, as exalted in the visual arts as William Shakespeare is in literature or Ludwig van Beethoven is in music...." -


Posted By: Don Quixote
Date Posted: 02-Nov-2011 at 00:40
Nov 1st 1765


In the face of widespread opposition in the American colonies, Parliament enacts the - Stamp Act , a taxation measure designed to raise revenue for British military operations in America.

Defense of the American colonies in the French and Indian War (1754-63) and Pontiac's Rebellion (1763-64) were costly affairs for Great Britain, and Prime Minister George Grenville hoped to recover some of these costs by taxing the colonists. In 1764, the Sugar Act was enacted, putting a high duty on refined sugar. Although resented, the Sugar Act tax was hidden in the cost of import duties, and most colonists accepted it. The Stamp Act, however, was a direct tax on the colonists and led to an uproar in America over an issue that was to be a major cause of the Revolution: taxation without representation.

Passed without debate by Parliament in March 1765, the Stamp Act was designed to force colonists to use special stamped paper in the printing of newspapers, pamphlets, almanacs, and playing cards, and to have a stamp embossed on all commercial and legal papers. The stamp itself displayed an image of a Tudor rose framed by the word "America" and the French phrase Honi soit qui mal y pense—"Shame to him who thinks evil of it."

Outrage was immediate. - Massachusetts politician Samuel Adams organized the secret Sons of Liberty organization to plan protests against the measure, and the - Virginia legislature and other colonial assemblies passed resolutions opposing the act. In October, nine colonies sent representatives to - New York to attend a Stamp Act Congress, where resolutions of "rights and grievances" were framed and sent to Parliament and King George III. Despite this opposition, the Stamp Act was enacted on November 1, 1765...." -


Posted By: TheAlaniDragonRising
Date Posted: 02-Nov-2011 at 07:22
2 November - 1187  – - Siege of Jerusalem - Saladin  captures - Jerusalem  after 88 years of - Crusader  rule.

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Posted By: TheAlaniDragonRising
Date Posted: 02-Nov-2011 at 07:23
2 Novermber - 1263  – The - battle of Largs  is fought between Norwegians and Scots.

"The Battle of Largs was an - engagement  fought between the armies of - Norway  and - Scotland  near the present-day town of - Largs  in - North Ayrshire  on the - Firth of Clyde  in - Scotland  on 2 October 1263. It was the most important military engagement of the - Scottish-Norwegian War . The Norwegian forces were led by king - Håkon Håkonsson  and the Scottish forces by king - Alexander III . The result was inconclusive, but in the long term favoured the Scots..." -

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Posted By: tjadams
Date Posted: 06-Nov-2011 at 13:57

6 Nov.

1528 : Cabeza de Vaca discovers Texas

1860 : Abraham Lincoln elected president

1861 : Jefferson Davis elected president of the Confederacy

1906 : Teddy Roosevelt travels to Panama

1917 : Bolsheviks revolt in Russia

Posted By: TheAlaniDragonRising
Date Posted: 06-Nov-2011 at 14:14
6 November - 1869  – In,_New_Jersey - New Brunswick, New Jersey - Rutgers College  defeats - Princeton University  (then known as the College of New Jersey), 6-4, in the - first official  intercollegiate American - football  game.

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Posted By: tjadams
Date Posted: 07-Nov-2011 at 07:56

7 Nov.

1861 : North and South clash at the Battle of Belmont

1885 : Canada's transcontinental railway completed

1916 : Jeannette Rankin becomes first U.S. congresswoman

1944 : FDR reelected a record third time

Posted By: TheAlaniDragonRising
Date Posted: 07-Nov-2011 at 14:33
7 November - 1619  – - Elizabeth of Scotland and England  is - crowned - Queen of Bohemia .
"Elizabeth of Bohemia (19 August 1596 – 13 February 1662) was the eldest daughter of - James VI and I , - King of Scotland , - England , - Ireland , and - Anne of Denmark . As the wife of,_Elector_Palatine - Frederick V, Elector Palatine , she was Electress Palatine and briefly Queen of Bohemia. Due to her husband's short reign in Bohemia, Elizabeth is often referred to as the Winter Queen.

With the demise of the - Stuart dynasty  in 1714, her descendants, the - Hanoverian  rulers, succeeded to the - British throne ...." -

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Posted By: tjadams
Date Posted: 08-Nov-2011 at 01:02

8 Nov.

1775: Washington seeks to make militias into a military.

1793: Louvre Museum opens

1864: President Lincoln is re-elected

1887: Doc Holliday dies of tuberculosis

1923: Beer Hall Putsch begins

Posted By: tjadams
Date Posted: 09-Nov-2011 at 07:47

9 Nov.

1780 : Sumter evades Wemyss in South Carolina

1862 : Burnside assumes command of the Union Army of the Potomac

1875 : Followers of Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse identified as hostile

1989 : East Germany opens the Berlin Wall

Posted By: TheAlaniDragonRising
Date Posted: 09-Nov-2011 at 08:31
9 November - 1938  – Nazi German diplomat - Ernst vom Rath  dies from the fatal gunshot wounds of Jewish resistance fighter - Herschel Grynszpan , an act which the Nazis used as an excuse to instigate the 1938 national - pogrom , also known as - Kristallnacht .

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Posted By: tjadams
Date Posted: 10-Nov-2011 at 08:14

10 Nov.

1775 : Birth of the U.S. Marine Corps

1865 : Confederate prison camp commander Henry Wirz is executed

1903 : Mary Anderson patents windshield wiper

1928 : Hirohito crowned in Japan

1928 : Remarque publishes All Quiet on the Western Front

Posted By: TheAlaniDragonRising
Date Posted: 10-Nov-2011 at 08:23
10 November 1567 Battle at St-Denis: French govt army vs Huguenots.
"The Battle of Saint-Denis was fought on November 10, 1567 between Catholics and Protestants during the French Wars of Religion in Saint-Denis near Paris, France.
Anne de Montmorency with 16,000 Royalists fell on Condé's 3,500 Huguenots. The Huguenots surprisingly held on for some hours before being driven off.
The Protestants were defeated, but the Catholic commander Anne de Montmorency was mortally wounded. The Protestants fell back to the east to link up with German mercenaries." -

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Posted By: tjadams
Date Posted: 12-Nov-2011 at 11:10

12 Nov.

1775 : Abigail Adams leads rhetorical charge against Britain

1799 : First meteor shower on record

1864 : The destruction of Atlanta begins

1867 : U.S. reconsiders war with Plains Indians

1944 : Brits sink the battleship Tirpitz

1948 : Japanese war criminals sentenced

1980 : Voyager I flies near Saturn

Posted By: tjadams
Date Posted: 14-Nov-2011 at 09:20

14 Nov.

1776 : Benjamin Franklin takes sides

1851: Moby-Dick published

1862 : Lincoln approves Burnside's plan to capture Richmond

1882 : Franklin Leslie kills Billy "The Kid" Claiborne

Posted By: tjadams
Date Posted: 27-Nov-2011 at 19:54
27 Nov
1520 Spanish explorer Ferdinand Magellan, enters the Pacific.
1729 Natchez Indians massacre most of the 300 French settlers and soldiers at Fort Rosalie, Louisiana.
1861 The Confederate Congress admits Missouri to the Confederacy, 
1868 Mt. Etna in Sicily violently erupts.
1872 The Modoc War of 1872-73 begins in northern California 
1899 The British are victorious over the Boers at Modder River.
1919 Lady Astor is elected the first woman in Parliament.
1925 The forerunner of the Grand Ole Opry, called the WSM Barn Dance, opens in Nashville, Tennessee.
1935 The German Reich declares all men ages 18 to 45 as army reservists.
1937 Spanish leader Francisco Franco blockades the Spanish coast.
1939 The Soviet Union scraps its nonaggression pact with Finland.

Posted By: tjadams
Date Posted: 01-Dec-2011 at 07:22

1 Dec.

1135 Henry I of England dies and the crown is passed to his nephew Stephen of Bloise.

1581 Edmund Champion and other Jesuit martyrs are hanged at Tyburn, England, for sedition, after being tortured.

1861 The U.S. gunboat Penguin seizes the Confederate blockade runner Albion carrying supplies worth almost $100,000. 

1862 President Abraham Lincoln gives the State of the Union address to the 37th Congress.

1863 Belle Boyd, a Confederate spy, is released from prison in Washington.

1881 Virgil, Wyatt and Morgan Earp are exonerated in court for their action in the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Ariz.

1900 Kaiser Wilhelm II refuses to meet with Boer leader Paul Kruger in Berlin.

1905 Twenty officers and 230 guards are arrested in St. Petersburg, Russia, for the revolt at the Winter Palace.

1908 The Italian Parliament debates the future of the Triple Alliance and asks for compensation for Austria's action in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

1909 President William Howard Taft severs official relations with Nicaragua's Zelaya government and declares support for the revolutionaries.

1916 King Constantine of Greece refuses to surrender to the Allies.

1918 An American army of occupation enters Germany.

Posted By: tjadams
Date Posted: 03-Dec-2011 at 01:46
3 Dec.
1468 Lorenzo the Magnificent and his brother Giuliano succeed their father, Piero de Medici, as rulers of Florence, Italy.
1762 France cedes to Spain all lands west of the Mississippi–the territory known as Upper Louisiana.
1818 Illinois admitted into the Union as the 21st state.
1800 The French defeat an Austrian army at the Battle of Hohenlinden, near Munich.
1847 Frederick Douglass and Martin R. Delaney establish the North Star, and anti-slavery paper.
1862 Confederate raiders attack a Federal forage train on the Hardin Pike near Nashville, Tenn.
1863 Confederate General James Longstreet moves his army east and north toward Greeneville. This withdrawal marks the end of the Fall Campaign in Tennessee.
1864 Major General William Tecumseh Sherman meets with slight resistance from Confederate troops at Thomas Station on his march to the sea.
1906 The U.S. Supreme Court orders Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) leaders extradited to Idaho for trial in the Steunenberg murder case.
1915 The United States expels German attaches on spy charges.
1916 French commander Joseph Joffre is dismissed after his failure at the Somme. General Robert Nivelle is the new French commander in chief.
1918 The Allied Conference ends in London where they decide that Germany must pay for the war.
1925 The League of Nations orders Greece to pay an indemnity for the October invasion of Bulgaria.
1926 British reports claim that German soldiers are being trained in the Soviet Union.
1950 The Chinese close in on Pyongyang, Korea, and UN forces withdraw southward

Posted By: tjadams
Date Posted: 04-Dec-2011 at 15:11
4 Dec.
771 Charlemagne becomes sole ruler of the Frankish Empire.
1861 The U.S. Senate, voting 36 to 0, expels Senator John C. Brekinridge of Kentucky because of his joining the Confederate Army.
1861 Queen Victoria of Britain forbids the export of gunpowder, firearms and all materials for their production.
1862 Winchester, Va., falls into Union hands, resulting in the capture of 145 Southern soldiers.
1863 Seven solid days of bombardment ends at Charleston, S.C. The Union fires some 1,307 rounds.
1872 The U.S. brigantine Marie Celeste is found adrift and deserted with its cargo intact, in the Atlantic Ocean between the Azores and Portugal.
1900 The French National Assembly, successor to the States-General, rejects Nationalist General Mercier's proposal to plan an invasion of England.

Posted By: tjadams
Date Posted: 05-Dec-2011 at 01:00
5 Dec.

1868 - The first American bicycle school opened in New York City. It announced courses for velocipede riding.

1908 - Numerals were used for the first time on football uniforms worn by college football players.

1933 - Drinkers toasted the end of Prohibition in the U.S.

1985 - Walter Pleate, America’s oldest military veteran, died on this day at age 108. He was one of a dozen living veterans of the Spanish-American War (1898).

Posted By: tjadams
Date Posted: 06-Dec-2011 at 02:26
6 Dec.

1492 Christopher Columbus lands on the island of Santo Domingo in search of gold.
1776 Phi Beta Kappa, the first scholastic fraternity, is founded at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg.
1812 The majority of Napoleon Bonaparte's Grand Armeé staggers into Vilna, Lithuania, ending the failed Russian campaign.
1861 Union General George G. Meade leads a foraging expedition to Gunnell's farm near Dranesville, Virginia.
1862 President Abraham Lincoln orders the hanging of 39 of the 303 convicted Indians who participated in the Sioux Uprising in Minnesota. They are to be hanged on December 26.
1863 The monitor Weehawken sinks in Charleston Harbor.
1876 Jack McCall is convicted for the murder of Wild Bill Hickok and sentenced to hang.
1877 Thomas A. Edison makes the first sound recording when he recites "Mary had a Little Lamb" into his phonograph machine.
1906 Lieutenant Thomas E. Selfridge flies a powered, man-carrying kite that carries him 168 feet in the air for seven minutes at Baddeck, Nova Scotia.
1917 The Bolsheviks imprison Czar Nicholas II and his family in Tobolsk.

Posted By: tjadams
Date Posted: 07-Dec-2011 at 12:03
7 Dec.
43BCE Cicero  is assassinated on the orders of Marcus Antonius.
983 Otto III takes the throne after his father's death in Italy. 
1787 Delaware becomes the first state to ratify the Constitution of the United States.
1808 James Madison is elected president following Thomas Jefferson.
1861 USS Santiago de Cuba, halts the British schoonerEugenia Smith and captures J.W. Zacharie, a New Orleans merchant and Confederate purchasing agent.
1862 Confederate forces surprise an equal number of Union troops at the Battle of Prairie Grove, Arkansas.
1863 Outlaw George Ives, an alleged member of an outlaw gang known as the "Innocents," robs and then kills Nick Thiebalt in the Ruby Valley of what would become Montana.
1917 The United States declares war on Austria-Hungary with only one dissenting vote in Congress.
1918 Spartacists call for a German revolution.
1931 A report indicates that Nazis would ensure "Nordic dominance" by sterilizing certain races.
1941 Japanese planes raid Pearl Harbor in a surprise attack.
1942 The U.S. Navy launches USS New Jersey, the largest battleship ever built.

Posted By: tjadams
Date Posted: 08-Dec-2011 at 01:59

8 Dec.

1660 The first Shakespearian actress to appear on an English stage (she is believed to be a Ms. Norris) makes her debut as Desdemona.

1861 CSS Sumter captures the whaler Eben Dodge in the Atlantic. The American Civil War is now affecting the Northern whaling industry.

1863 Union General William Averell's cavalry destroys railroads in the southwestern part of West Virginia.

1914 The German cruisers Scharnhorst, Gneisenau, Nurnberg, and Liepzig are sunk by a British force in the Battle of the Falkland Islands.

1920 President Woodrow Wilson declines to send a representative to the League of Nations in Geneva.

1932 Japan tells the League of Nations that it has no control over her designs in China.

1941 Japanese General Tomoyuki Yamashita begins his attack against the British army at Singapore.

1943 U.S. carrier-based planes sink two cruisers and down 72 planes in the Marshall Islands.

1944 The United States conducts the longest, most effective air raid on the Pacific island of Iwo Jima.

1948 The United Nations approves the recognition of South Korea.

Posted By: tjadams
Date Posted: 10-Dec-2011 at 00:40

9 Dec.

536      Having captured Naples earlier in the year, Belisarius takes Rome.

1809         William Barret Travis, commander of the Texas troops at the battle of the Alamo.

1861 The U.S. Senate approves establishment of a committee that would become the Joint Committee on the Conduct of War.

1863 Major General John G. Foster replaces Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside as Commander of the Department of Ohio.

1867 The capital of Colorado Territory is moved from Golden to Denver.

1872 P.B.S. Pinchback becomes the first African-American governor of Louisiana.

1900 The Russian czar rejects Boer Paul Kruger's pleas for aid in South Africa against the British

1908 A child labor bill passes in the German Reichstag, forbidding work for children under age 13.

1917 The new Finnish Republic demands the withdrawal of Russian troops.

1940 The British army seizes 1,000 Italians in a sudden thrust in Egypt.

1948 The United States abandons a plan to de-concentrate industry in Japan.

1949 The United Nations takes trusteeship over Jerusalem.

1950 President Harry Truman bans U.S. exports to Communist China.

1950 Harry Gold gets 30 years imprisonment for passing atomic bomb secrets to the Soviet Union during World War II.

Posted By: tjadams
Date Posted: 12-Dec-2011 at 01:02
12 Dec.

1745 John Jay is born

1753 George Washington delivers an ultimatum to the French forces at Fort Le Boeuf, reiterating Britain's claim to the entire Ohio River valley.

1770 The British soldiers responsible for the "Boston Massacre" are acquitted on murder charges.

1805 William Lloyd Garrison is born

1862 The Union loses its first ship to a torpedo, USS Cairo, in the Yazoo River.

1863 Orders are given in Richmond, Virginia, that no more supplies from the Union should be received by Federal prisoners.

1901 Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi receives the first transatlantic radio transmission in St. John's Newfoundland.

1927 Communists forces seize Canton, China.

1930 The Spanish Civil War begins as rebels take a border town.

1930 The last Allied troops withdraw from the Saar region in Germany.

1931 Under pressure from the Communists in Canton, Chiang Kai-shek resigns as president of the Nanking Government.

1943 The German Army launches Operation Winter Tempest, the relief of the Sixth Army trapped in Stalingrad.

Posted By: tjadams
Date Posted: 13-Dec-2011 at 01:04
13 Dec.

1789 The National Guard is created in France.

1812 The last remnants of Napoleon Bonaparte's Grand Armeé reach the safety of Kovno, Poland.

1814 General Andrew Jackson announces martial law in New Orleans, Louisiana, as British troops disembark at Lake Borne.

1818 Mary Todd Lincoln, wife of President Abraham Lincoln is born.

1862 The Battle of Fredericksburg ends with the bloody slaughter of onrushing Union troops at Marye's Heights.

1902 The Committee of Imperial Defense holds its first meeting in London.

1908 The Dutch take two Venezuelan Coast Guard ships.

1937 The Japanese army occupies Nanking, China. Boeing's Trailblazing P-26 Peashooters.

1940 Adolf Hitler issues preparations for Operation Martita, the German invasion of Greece.

1941 British forces launch an offensive in Libya. A secret ear for the Desert Fox.

1945 France and Britain agree to quit Syria and Lebanon.

1951 After meeting with FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, President Harry S Truman vows to purge all disloyal government workers.

1968 President Lyon B. Johnson and Mexico's President Gustavo Diaz Ordaz meet on a bridge at El Paso, Texas.

Posted By: tjadams
Date Posted: 14-Dec-2011 at 01:39
14 Dec.

1503 Nostradamus, French astrologer and physician is born.

1799 George Washington dies on his Mount Vernon estate.

1819 Alabama is admitted as the 22nd state, making 11 slave states and 11 free states.

1861 Prince Albert of England dies.

1863 Confederate General James Longstreet attacks Union troops at Bean's Station, Tenn.

1863 President Abraham Lincoln grants amnesty to the widow of Confederate General B.H. Helm after she swears allegiance to the Union. Mrs. Helm is the half-sister of Mary Todd Lincoln.

1900 Max Planck presents the quantum theory at the Physics Society in Berlin.

1906 The first U1 submarine is brought into service in Germany. Italy's MAS torpedo boats.

1911 Roald Amundsen and four others discover the South Pole.

1920 The League of Nations creates a credit system to aid Europe.

1939 The League of Nations drops the Soviet Union from its membership.

1941 German Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel orders the construction of defensive positions along the European coastline.

1946 The United Nations adopt a disarmament resolution prohibiting the A-Bomb.

1949 Bulgarian ex-Premier Traicho Kostov is sentenced to die for treason

1960 A U.S. Boeing B-52 bomber sets a 10,000-mile non-stop record without refueling

Posted By: tjadams
Date Posted: 15-Dec-2011 at 14:39

15 Dec.

1862 Nathan B. Forrest crosses the Tennessee River at Clifton with 2,500 men to raid the communications around Vicksburg, Mississippi.

1862 In New Orleans, Louisiana, Union Major General Benjamin F. Butler turns his command over to Nathaniel Banks. The citizens of New Orleans hold farewell parties for Butler, "The Beast," but only after he leaves.

1864 The battle at Nashville begins.

1890 As U.S. Army soldiers attempt to arrest Sitting Bull at his cabin in Standing Rock, South Dakota, shooting breaks out and Lt. Bullhead shoots the great Sioux leader.

1920 China wins a place on the League Council; Austria is admitted.

1924 The Soviet Union warns the United States against repeated entry of ships into Soviet territorial waters.

1938 Washington sends its fourth note to Berlin demanding amnesty for Jews. 

1944 The battle for Luzon begins. 

1946 Vietnam leader Ho Chi Minh sends a note to the new French Premier, Leon Blum, asking for peace talks.

1961 Adolf Eichmann, the former German Gestapo official accused of a major role in the Nazi murder of 6 million Jews, is sentenced by a Jerusalem court to be hanged. 

1965 The United States drops 12 tons of bombs on an industrial center near Haiphong Harbor, North Vietnam.

Posted By: tjadams
Date Posted: 17-Dec-2011 at 04:05
17 Dec.

1399 Tamerlane's Mongols destroy the army of Mahmud Tughluk, Sultan of
Delhi, at Panipat.

1861 The Stonewall Brigade begins to dismantle Dam No. 5 of the C&O Canal.

1903 Near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Orville and Wilbur Wright make the first
successful flight in history of a self-propelled, heavier-than-air aircraft.

1927 U.S. Secretary of State suggests a worldwide pact renouncing war.

1938 Italy declares the 1935 pact with France invalid

1939 In the Battle of River Plate, the British trap the German pocket battleship
Graf Spee.

1943 U.S. forces invade Japanese-held New Britain Island in New Guinea

Posted By: tjadams
Date Posted: 19-Dec-2011 at 10:42

19 Dec.

1154 Henry II is crowned king of England.

1562 The French Wars of Religion between the Huguenots and the Catholics begins with the Battle of Dreux.

1793 French troops recapture Toulon from the British.

1862 Confederate General Nathan B. Forrest begins tearing up the railroads in Union generals Grant and Rosecrans rear.

1900 The French Parliament votes amnesty for everyone involved in the Dreyfus Affair.

1909 American socialist women denounce suffrage as a movement of the middle class.

1959 Reputed to be the last civil war veteran, Walter Williams, dies at 117 in Houston.

And today in my 24th Wedding Anniversary. :)

Posted By: tjadams
Date Posted: 20-Dec-2011 at 01:28
20 Dec.

69 Vespians's supporters enter Rome and kill Vitellius

1355 Stephen Urosh IV of Serbia dies while marching to attack Constantinople.

1802 The United States buys the Louisiana territory from France.

1860 South Carolina secedes from the Union.

1861 English transports loaded with 8,000 troops set sail for Canada so that troops are available if the "Trent Affair" is not settled without war.

1924 Adolf Hitler is released from prison after serving less than one year of a five year sentence for treason.

1930 Thousands of Spaniards sign a revolutionary manifesto.

1933 The German government announces 400,000 citizens are to be sterilized because of hereditary defects.

1938 First electronic television system is patented.

1941 The Flying Tigers, American pilots in China, enter combat.

1943 Soviet forces halt a German army trying to relieve the besieged city of Stalingrad.

1946 Viet Minh and French forces fight fiercely in Annamite section of Hanoi.

1948 U.S. Supreme Court announces that it has no jurisdiction to hear the appeals of Japanese war criminals sentenced by the International Military Tribunal.

Posted By: tjadams
Date Posted: 24-Dec-2011 at 15:15
21 Dec.

68 Vespian enters Rome and is named emperor by the Senate.

1620 The Pilgrims land at Plymouth Rock.

1708 French forces seize control of Newfoundland.

1790 Samuel Slater opens the first cotton mill in the United States.

1862 The U.S. Congress authorizes the Medal of Honor

1866 Indians, led by Red Cloud and Crazy Horse, kill Captain William J. Fetterman and 79 other men

1879 Joseph Stalin, Communist leader of the Soviet Union.

1910 Over 2.5 million plague victims are reported in the An-Hul province of China.

1928 President Calvin Coolidge signs the Boulder Dam bill.

1944 German troops surround the 101st Airborne Division at Bastogne in Belgium.

1945 General George S. Patton dies at the age of 60 after being injured in a car accident.

Posted By: tjadams
Date Posted: 24-Dec-2011 at 15:15
22 Dec.

1135 Stephen of Blois is crowned the king of England.

1775 Esek Hopkins takes command of the Continental Navy

1807 Congress passes the Embargo Act.

1829 The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad opens the first passenger railway line.

1912 Claudia "Lady Bird" Johnson, wife of President Lyndon Baines Johnson.

1918 The last of the food restrictions, enforced because of the shortages during World War I, are lifted.

1929 Soviet troops leave Manchuria.

1941 Japanese troops make an amphibious landing on the coast of Lingayen Gulf on Luzon, the Philippines.

1942 The Soviets drive German troops back 15 miles at the Don River.

1944 General Anthony McAuliffe responds to a German surrender request with a one word answer: "Nuts!"

1945 The United States recognizes Tito's government in Yugoslavia.

Posted By: tjadams
Date Posted: 24-Dec-2011 at 15:16
23 Dec.

1790 Jean François Champollion, French founder of Egyptology who deciphered the Rosetta Stone is born.

1805 Joseph Smith, founder of the Mormon Church is born.

1861 Lord Lyons, The British minister to America presents a formal complaint to secretary of state, William Seward, regarding the Trent affair.

1900 The Federal Party, which recognizes American sovereignty, is formed in the Philippines.

1919 Great Britain institutes a new constitution for India.

1921 President Warren G. Harding frees Socialist Eugene Debs and 23 other political prisoners.

1937 London warns Rome to stop anti-British propaganda in Palestine.

1939 The first Canadian troops arrive in Britain.

1940 Chiang Kai-shek dissolves all Communist associations in China.

1941 U.S. Marines and Navy defenders on Wake Island capitulate.

1944 General Dwight D. Eisenhower confirms the death sentence of Private Eddie Slovik, the only American shot for desertion since the Civil War.

1947 President Harry S Truman grants a pardon to 1,523 who had evaded the World War II draft.

1948 Japan's Prime Minister, Hideki Tojo and six other collaborators are hanged for war crimes.

Posted By: tjadams
Date Posted: 24-Dec-2011 at 15:17
24 Dec.

1638 The Ottomans under Murad IV recapture Baghdad from Safavid Persia.

1745 Benjamin Rush, American medical pioneer and signer of the Declaration of Independence is born.

1812 Joel Barlow, aged 58, American poet and lawyer, dies from exposure near Vilna, Poland, during Napoleon's retreat from Moscow.

1814 A treaty of peace between the United States and Great Britain, ending the War of 1812, is signed at Ghent, Belgium.

1861 The USS Gem of the Sea destroys the British blockade runner Prince of Wales off the coast at Georgetown, S.C.

1914 Over 577,000 Allied soldiers are to spend Christmas as prisoners in Germany.

1917 The Kaiser warns Russia that he will use "iron fist" and "shining sword" if peace is spurned.

1943 General Dwight D. Eisenhower is appointed the Allied Supreme Commander

Posted By: tjadams
Date Posted: 25-Dec-2011 at 11:14
25 Dec.

376 The Bishop of Milan, forces Theodosius to perform public penance for his massacre.

800 The pope crowns Charlemagne emperor in Rome.

1066 William I is crowned king of England.

1621 The governor of New Plymouth prevents newcomers from playing cards.

1651 The General Court of Boston levies a five shilling fine on anyone caught "observing any such day as Christmas."

1776 George Washington crosses the Delaware River with 5,400 troops in Trenton, New Jersey.

1861 Stonewall Jackson spends Christmas with his wife; their last together.

1862 John Hunt Morgan and his raiders clash with Union forces near Bear Wallow, Kentucky.

1862 President and Mrs. Lincoln visit hospitals in the Washington D.C. area on this Christmas Day.

1912 Italy lands troops in Albania to protect its interests during a revolt there.

1914 German and British troops on the Western Front declare an unofficial truce to celebrate Christmas during World War I.

1918 A revolt erupts in Berlin.

1925 U.S. troops in Nicaragua disarm insurgents in support of the Diaz regime.

1927 The Mexican congress opens land to foreign investors, reversing the 1917 ban enacted to preserve the domestic economy.

1939 Finnish troops enter Soviet territory.

1941 Free French troops occupy the French Islands of St. Pierre and Miquelon off the Canadian coast.

Posted By: tjadams
Date Posted: 28-Dec-2011 at 23:46

28 Dec.

1688 William of Orange makes a triumphant march into London.

1694 George I of England gets divorced.

1846 Iowa is admitted as the 29th State of the Union.

1872 A U.S. Army force defeats a group of Apache warriors at Salt River Canyon, Arizona Territory.

1904 Farmers in Georgia burn two million bales of cotton to prop up falling prices.

1920 The United States resumes the deportation of communists and suspected communists.

1933 President Franklin Roosevelt states, "The definite policy of the United States, from now on, is one opposed to armed intervention."

1936 Benito Mussolini sends planes to Spain to support Francisco Franco's forces.

1938 France orders the doubling of forces in Somaliland.

1946 The French declare martial law in Vietnam as a full-scale war appears inevitable.

Posted By: tjadams
Date Posted: 29-Dec-2011 at 01:03

29 Dec.

1170 Thomas Becket, the archbishop of Canterbury, is murdered in Canterbury Cathedral by four knights of Henry II.

1607 Indian chief Powhatan spares John Smith's life after the pleas of his daughter Pocahontas.

1778 British troops, attempting a new strategy to defeat the colonials in America, capture Savannah.

1845 Texas  is admitted as the 28th state of the Union

1849 Gas lighting is installed in the White House.

1862 Union General William T. Sherman's troops try to gain the north side of Vicksburg in the Battle of Chickasaw Bluffs.

1890 The last major conflict of the Indian wars takes place at Wounded Knee Creek in South Dakota 

1921 Sears Roebuck president Julius Rosenwald pledges $20 million of his personal fortune to help Sears through hard times.

1926 Germany and Italy sign an arbitration treaty.

1934 Japan formally denounces Washington Naval Treaty of 1922.

Posted By: tjadams
Date Posted: 30-Dec-2011 at 10:54
30 Dec.
1460 The Duke of York is defeated and killed  at the Battle of Wakefield.
1803 The United States takes possession of the Louisiana area from France at New Orleans with a simple ceremony, the simultaneous lowering and raising of the national flags.
1861 Banks in the United States suspend the practice of redeeming paper money for metal currency, a practice that would continue until 1879.
1862 The draft of the Emancipation Proclamation is finished and circulated among President Abraham Lincoln's cabinet for comment.
1865 Rudyard Kipling is born
1905 Governor Frank Steunenberg of Idaho is killed by an assassin's bomb.
1922 Soviet Russia is renamed the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.

Posted By: tjadams
Date Posted: 31-Dec-2011 at 14:23

31 Dec.

1775 George Washington orders recruiting officers to accept free blacks into the army.

1852 The richest year of the gold rush ends with $81.3 million in gold produced.

1862 Union General William Rosecrans' army repels two Confederate attacks at the Battle of Murfreesboro (Stone's River).

1889  George C. Marshall, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army during World War II is born

1910 John B. Moisant and Arch Hoxsey, two of America's foremost aviators, die in separate plane crashes. 

1911 Helene Dutrieu wins the Femina aviation cup in Etampes. She sets a distance record for women at 158 miles.

1915 The Germans torpedo the British liner Persia without any warning killing 335 passengers.

1923 The Sahara is crossed by an automobile for the first time.

1930 Brewery heir Adolphus Busch is kidnapped.

1942 After five months of battle, Emperor Hirohito allows the Japanese commanders at Guadalcanal to retreat.

1944 Hungary declares war on Germany.

1977 Cambodia breaks relations with Vietnam.

Posted By: tjadams
Date Posted: 01-Jan-2012 at 12:11
1 Jan.
1500   The Portuguese explorer Pedro Alvares Cabral searches the coast of Brazil.
1586   Sir Francis Drake launches a surprise attack on the heavily fortified city of Santo Domingo in Hipanola.
1698   The Abenaki Indians and Massachusetts colonists sign a treaty halting hostilities between the two.
1766   The Old Pretender, son of James III, dies.
1788   The Times, London's oldest running newspaper, publishes its first edition.
1808   A U.S. law banning the import of slaves comes into effect, but is widely ignored.
1824   The Camp Street Theatre opens as the first English-language playhouse in New Orleans.
1830   William Lloyd Garrison publishes the first edition of a journal entitled The Liberator.
1863   Confederate General Braxton Bragg and Union General William Rosecrans readjust their troops as the Battle of Murfreesboro continues.
1863   President Abraham Lincoln issues the Emancipation Proclamation, freeing the slaves in the Confederacy.
1891   Facilities opened on Ellis Island, New York, to cope with the vast flood of immigrants coming into the United States.
1907   The Pure Food and Drug Act becomes law in the United States.
1915   The German submarine U-24 sinks the British battleship Formidable in the English Channel.

Posted By: tjadams
Date Posted: 02-Jan-2012 at 01:13

2 Jan.

1492 Catholic forces under King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella take the town of Granada, the last Muslim kingdom in Spain.

1758 The French begin bombardment of Madras, India.

1839 Photography pioneer Louis Daguerre takes the first photograph of the moon.

1861 The USS Brooklyn is readied at Norfolk to aid Fort Sumter. 

1863 In the second day of hard fighting at Stone's River, near Murfreesboro, Tenn., Union troops defeat the Confederates.

1903 President Theodore Roosevelt closes a post office in Indianola, Mississippi, for refusing to hire a Black postmistress.

1904 U.S. Marines are sent to Santo Domingo to aid the government against rebel forces.

1905 After a six-month siege, Russians surrender Port Arthur to the Japanese.

1918 Russian Bolsheviks threaten to re-enter the war unless Germany returns occupied territory.

1932 Japanese forces in Manchuria set up a puppet government known as Manchukuo.

1936 In Berlin, Nazi officials claim that their treatment of Jews is not the business of the League of Nations. 

1942 In the Philippines, the city of Manila and the U.S. Naval base at Cavite fall to Japanese forces.

Posted By: tjadams
Date Posted: 03-Jan-2012 at 02:18

3 Jan.

1521 Martin Luther is excommunicated from the Catholic Church.

1777 George Washington defeats the British at Princeton, New Jersey. 

1861 Delaware rejects a proposal that it join the South in seceding from the Union.

1903 The Bulgarian government renounces the Treaty of Commerce.

1910 The Social Democratic Congress in Germany demands universal suffrage.

1916 Three armored Japanese cruisers are ordered to guard the Suez Canal.

1920 The last of the U.S. troops depart France. 

1921 Italy halts the issuing of passports to those emigrating to the United States.

1924 King Tutankhamen's sarcophagus is uncovered near Luxor, Egypt.

1930 The second conference on Germany's war reparations begins at the Hague

1931 Hundreds of farmers storm a small town in depression-plagued Arkansas demanding food.

1933 The Japanese take Shuangyashan, China, killing 500 Chinese.

1959 Alaska is admitted into the Union as the 49th and largest state.

1959 Fidel Castro takes command of the Cuban army.

1961 The United States breaks diplomatic relations with Cuba.

Posted By: medenaywe
Date Posted: 03-Jan-2012 at 02:35
Rage of King Tutankhamen will find you cause he was awaken on this day!Stay home and be aware!Wink  

Posted By: tjadams
Date Posted: 03-Jan-2012 at 11:13
Ok King Tut's "curse" sure is slow acting! 

Posted By: Vladd
Date Posted: 03-Jan-2012 at 11:23

Originally posted by tjadams

Ok King Tut's "curse" sure is slow acting! 

Slow but sure, a hundred years from now it will probably have finished you off

Posted By: tjadams
Date Posted: 03-Jan-2012 at 11:29
Originally posted by Vladd

Originally posted by tjadams

Ok King Tut's "curse" sure is slow acting! 

Slow but sure, a hundred years from now it will probably have finished you off


Posted By: medenaywe
Date Posted: 03-Jan-2012 at 11:37
Who does weeks his curse?Too much chemicals in his blood.

Posted By: tjadams
Date Posted: 04-Jan-2012 at 01:02
4 Jan.
1896Utah was admitted to the Union as the 45th state.
1948Britain granted independence to Burma.
1951North Korean and Communist Chinese forces captured the city of Seoul during the Korean War.
1960Nobel Prize-winning French author Albert Camus died in a car accident at age 46.
1965Poet T.S. Eliot died at age 76.

Posted By: tjadams
Date Posted: 05-Jan-2012 at 01:44
5 Jan.
1477 Swiss troops defeat the forces under Charles the Bold of Burgundy at the Battle of Nancy.
1815 Federalists from all over New England, angered over the War of 1812, draw up the Hartford Convention, demanding several important changes in the U.S. Constitution.
1861 The merchant vessel Star of the West sets sail from New York to Fort Sumter, in response to rebel attack, carrying supplies and 250 troops.
1904 American Marines arrive in Seoul, Korea, to guard the U.S. legation there.
1914 Henry Ford astounds the world as he announces that he will pay a minimum wage of $5 a day and will share with employees $10 million in the previous year's profits.
1917 Bulgarian and German troops occupy the Port of Braila.
1919 British ships shell the Bolshevik headquarters in Riga.
1920 GOP women demand equal representation at the Republican National Convention in June.
1921 Wagner's "Die Walkyrie" opens in Paris. This is the first German opera performed in Paris since the beginning of World War I.

1925 Nellie Tayloe Ross of Wyoming is sworn in as the first woman governor in the United States.

Posted By: tjadams
Date Posted: 06-Jan-2012 at 15:06

6 Jan.

1066 Harold Godwineson is crowned crowned King Harold II – King of England.

1367 Richard II, son of Edward the Black Prince is born.

1412 Joan of Arc, French Saint and national heroine is born.

1540 Henry VIII of England marries his fourth wife, Anne of Cleves. 

1861 The Governor of Maryland, Thomas Hicks, announces his opposition to the states's possible secession from the Union.

1882  Sam Rayburn, U.S. congressman from Texas & Speaker of the House is born.

1904 Japanese railway authorities in Korea refuse to transport Russian troops.

1910 Union leaders ask President William H. Taft to investigate U.S. Steel's practices.

1912 New Mexico becomes the 47th U.S. state of the Union.

1918 Germany acknowledges Finland's independence.

1919 Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th president of the United States, dies at the age of 60.

1921 The U.S. Navy orders the sale of 125 flying boats to encourage commercial aviation.

1937 The United States bans the shipment of arms to war-torn Spain.

1941 President Franklin D. Roosevelt asks Congress to support the Lend-lease Bill to help supply the Allies.

1945 Boeing B-29 bombers in the Pacific strike new blows on Tokyo and Nanking.

1946 Ho Chi Minh wins in the Vietnamese elections.

1958 Moscow announces a reduction in its armed forces by 300,000.

Posted By: tjadams
Date Posted: 08-Jan-2012 at 02:24

8 Jan.

1587 Johannes Fabricus, astronomer who discovered sunspots is born.

1681 The Treaty of Radzin ends a five year war between the Turks and the allied countries of Russia and Poland.

1745 England, Austria, Saxony and the Netherlands form an alliance against Russia.

1815 Andrew Jackson defeats the British on the fields of Chalmette in the Battle of New Orleans.

1871 Prussian troops begin to bombard Paris during the Franco-Prussian War.

1892 A coal mine explosion kills 100 in McAlister, Oklahoma.

1900 The Boers attack the British in Ladysmith, South Africa, but are turned back.

1935 Elvis Presley, the King of Rock and Roll, is born in Mississippi. 

1946 President Harry S. Truman vows to stand by the Yalta accord on self-determination for the Balkans.

1954 President Dwight Eisenhower proposes stripping convicted Communists of their U.S. citizenship.

Posted By: medenaywe
Date Posted: 08-Jan-2012 at 02:44
In the honor for the birth of the King: -

Posted By: tjadams
Date Posted: 08-Jan-2012 at 03:15

Wanted to honor the king in the proper way, here's Med's link :)


Posted By: tjadams
Date Posted: 09-Jan-2012 at 01:53
9 Jan
1719 Philip V of Spain declares war on France.
1776 Thomas Paine publishes Common Sense, a scathing attack on King George III's reign over the colonies and a call for complete independence.
1792 The Ottomans sign a treaty with the Russians ending a five year war.
1793 Jean Pierre Blanchard makes the first balloon flight in North America.
1861 Southern shellfire stops the Union supply ship Star of the West from entering Charleston Harbor on her way to Fort Sumter. -
1861 Mississippi secedes from the Union.
1908 Count Zeppelin announces plans for his airship to carry 100 passengers. -
1909 A Polar exploration team lead by Ernest Shackleton reaches 88 degrees, 23 minutes south longitude, 162 degrees east latitude. They are 97 nautical miles short of the South Pole, but the weather is too severe to continue.
1912 Colonel Theodore Roosevelt announces that he will run for president if asked.
1915 Pancho Villa signs a treaty with the United States, halting border conflicts.

Posted By: tjadams
Date Posted: 10-Jan-2012 at 03:01
10 Jan.
1072 Robert Guiscard and his brother Roger take Palermo in Sicily.
1645 The Archbishop of Canterbury, William Laud, is beheaded on Tower Hill, accused of acting as an enemy of the British Parliament.
1724 King Philip V abdicates his throne in favor of his eldest son, Louis.
1811 An uprising of over 400 slaves is put down in New Orleans. Sixty-six blacks are killed and their heads are strung up along the roads of the city.
1847 General Stephen Kearny and Commodore Robert Stockton retake Los Angeles in the last California battle of the Mexican War.
1861 Florida secedes from the Union.
1863 London's Underground begins operations.
1870 John D. Rockefeller and his brother William establish the Standard Oil Company of Ohio.
1899 Filipino leader Emilio Aguinaldo renounces the Treaty of Paris, which annexed the Philippines to the United States.

Posted By: tjadams
Date Posted: 11-Jan-2012 at 01:42
11 Jan.
49BC Julius Caesar leads his army across the Rubicon River, plunging Rome into civil war.
1843 Francis Scott Key, author of "The Star-Spangled Banner," dies in Baltimore.
1861 Alabama secedes from the Union.
1862 Lincoln accepts Simon Cameron's resignation as Secretary of War.
1887 At Fort Smith, Arkansas, hangman George Maledon dispatches four victims in a multiple hanging.
1904 British troops massacre 1,000 dervishes in Somaliland.
1916 Russian General Yudenich launches a WWI winter offensive and advances west.
1923 The French enter the town of Essen in the Ruhr valley, to extract Germany's resources as war payment.
1934 The German police raid the homes of dissident clergy in Berlin.
1941 Adolf Hitler orders forces to be prepared to enter North Africa to assist the Italian effort, marking the establishment of the Afrika Korps.
1940 Benjamin O. Davis, Sr., becomes the U.S. Army's first black general, his son would later become a general as well.
1942 Japan invades the Dutch East Indies at Borneo.
1943 The Soviet Red Army encircles Stalingrad.

Posted By: tjadams
Date Posted: 12-Jan-2012 at 12:41
12 Jan.
1872 Russian Grand Duke Alexis goes on a gala buffalo hunting expedition with Gen. Phil Sheridan and Lt. Col. George A. Custer.
1879 The British-Zulu War begins. British troops invade Zululand from the southern African republic of Natal.
1908 A wireless message is sent long-distance for the first time from the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
1913 Kiel and Wilhelmshaven become submarine bases in Germany.
1915 The U.S. Congress establishes Rocky Mountain National Park.
1926 U.S. coal talks break down, leaving both sides bitter as the strike drags on into its fifth month.
1927 U.S. Secretary of State Kellogg claims that Mexican rebel Plutarco Calles is aiding communist plot in Nicaragua.
1932 Oliver W. Holmes retires from the Supreme Court at age 90.
1938 Austria recognizes the Franco government in Spain.

Posted By: tjadams
Date Posted: 13-Jan-2012 at 02:44
13 Jan.
1397 John of Gaunt marries Katherine Rouet.
1846 President James Polk dispatches General Zachary Taylor and 4,000 troops to the Texas Border as war with Mexico looms.
1862 President Lincoln names Edwin M. Stanton Secretary of War.
1900 To combat Czech nationalism, Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria-Hungary decrees German the official language of the Imperial Army.
1919 California votes to ratify the prohibition amendment.
1923 Hitler denounces the Weimar Republic as 5,000 storm troopers demonstrate in Germany.
1927 A woman takes a seat on the NY Stock Exchange breaking the all-male tradition.
1931 The bridge connecting New York and New Jersey is named the George Washington Memorial Bridge.
1937 The United States bars Americans from serving in the Civil War in Spain.
1943 General Leclerc's Free French forces merge with the British under Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery in Libya.
1944 Plants are destroyed and 64 U.S. aircraft are lost in an air attack in Germany.
1945 The Red Army opens an offensive in South Poland, crashing 25 miles through the German lines.

Posted By: tjadams
Date Posted: 14-Jan-2012 at 01:05
14 Jan.
1236 Henry III marries Eleanor of Provence.
1526 Francis of France, signs the Treaty of Madrid, giving up most of his claims in France and Italy.
1797 Napoleon Bonaparte defeats Austrians at - Rivoli  in northern Italy.
1858 Emperor Napoleon and Empress Eugenie escape unhurt after an Italian assassin throws a bomb at their carriage as they travel to the Paris Opera.
1864 Confederate President Jefferson Davis writes to General Joseph E. Johnson, observing that troops may need to be sent to Alabama or Mississippi.
1911 The USS Arkansas, the largest U.S. battleship, is launched from the yards of the New York Shipbuilding Company.
1915 The French abandon five miles of trenches to the Germans near Soissons.
1916 British authorities seize German attaché Franz von Papen's financial records confirming espionage activities in the U.S.
1917 A Provisional Parliament is established in Poland.
1920 Berlin is placed under martial law as 40,000 radicals rush the Reichstag; 42 are dead and 105 are wounded.
1942 President Franklin D. Roosevelt orders all aliens in the U.S. to register with the government.
1943 Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Charles DeGaulle meet at Casablanca to discuss the direction of the war.

Posted By: tjadams
Date Posted: 16-Jan-2012 at 02:10

16 Jan.

1547 Ivan IV crowns himself the new Czar of Russia in Assumption Cathedral in Moscow.

1786 The Council of Virginia guarantees religious freedom.

1821  John C. Breckinridge, 14th U.S. Vice President, Confederate Secretary of War is born.

1847 John C. Fremont, the famed "Pathfinder" of Western exploration, is appointed governor of California.

1865 General William T. Sherman begins a march through the Carolinas.

1900 The U.S. Senate recognizes the Anglo-German Treaty of 1899 by which the UK renounced its rights to the Samoan Islands.

1909 One of Ernest Shackleton's polar exploration teams reaches the Magnetic South Pole.

1914 Maxim Gorky is authorized to return to Russia after an eight year exile for political dissidence.

1920 The League of Nations holds its first meeting in Paris.

1920 Allies lift the blockade on trade with Russia.

1939 Franklin D. Roosevelt asks for an extension of the Social Security Act to include more women and children.

1940 Hitler cancels an attack in the West due to bad weather and the capture of German attack plans in Belgium.

1942 Japan's advance into Burma begins.

1944 Eisenhower assumes supreme command of the Allied Expeditionary Force in Europe.

Posted By: tjadams
Date Posted: 18-Jan-2012 at 09:33
18 Jan.
1486 Henry VII marries Elizabeth of York.
1701 Frederick III, the elector of Brandenburg, becomes king of Prussia.
1778 Captain James Cook discovers the Hawaiian Islands, naming them the 'Sandwich Islands' after the First Lord of the Admiralty, Lord Sandwich.
1836 Jim Bowie arrives at the - Alamo  to assist its Texas defenders.
1862 John Tyler, former president of the U.S., is buried at Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond.
1902 The Isthmus Canal Commission in Washington shifts its support from Nicaragua to Panama as a favored canal site.
1910 Aviator Eugene Ely performs his first successful take off and landing from a ship in San Francisco.
1916 The Russians force the Turkish 3rd Army back to Erzurum.
1942 General MacArthur repels the Japanese in Bataan. The United States took the lead in the - Far East war criminal trials .
1945 The German Army launches its second attempt to relieve the besieged city of Budapest from the advancing Red Army.
1948 Ghandi breaks a 121-hour fast after halting Muslem-Hindu riots.

Posted By: tjadams
Date Posted: 20-Jan-2012 at 10:00
20 Jan.
1327 Edward II of England is deposed by his eldest son, Edward III.
1616 The French explorer Samuel de Champlain arrives to winter in a Huron Indian village after being wounded in a battle with Iroquois in New France.
1783 Britain signs a peace agreement with France and Spain, who allied against it in the American War of Independence.
1908 The Sullivan Ordinance bars women from smoking in public facilities in the United States.
1930 Charles Lindbergh arrives in New York, setting a cross country flying record of 14.75 hours.
1935 Belgium arrests some Nazi agitators who urge for a return to the Reich.
1941 Hitler meets with Mussolini and offers aid in Albania and Greece.
1942 Nazi officials meet in the Berlin suburb of Wannsee to decide the " - Final Solution  of the Jewish Question."
1944 Allied forces in Italy begin unsuccessful operations to cross the Rapido River and seize Cassino.
1945 Franklin D. Roosevelt is inaugurated for his fourth term.
1945 The Allies sign a truce with the Hungarians.
1946 France's Charles DeGaulle hands in his resignation.
1952 British troops occupy Ismalia, Egypt.

Posted By: tjadams
Date Posted: 21-Jan-2012 at 01:35
21 Jan.
1189 Philip Augustus, Henry II of England and Frederick Barbarossa assemble the troops for the Third Crusade.
1648 In Maryland, the first woman lawyer in the colonies, Margaret Brent, is denied a vote in the Maryland Assembly.
1785 Chippewa, Delaware, Ottawa and Wyandot Indians sign the treaty of Fort McIntosh, ceding present-day Ohio to the United States.
1790 Joseph Guillotine proposes a new, more humane method of execution: a machine designed to cut off the condemned person's head as painlessly as possible.
1793 The French King Louis XVI is guillotined for treason.
1910 Japan rejects the American proposal to neutralize ownership of the Manchurian Railway.
1919 The German Krupp plant begins producing guns under the U.S. armistice terms.
1921 J.D. Rockefeller pledges $1 million for the relief of Europe's destitute.
1930 An international arms control meeting opens in London.
1933 The League of Nations rejects Japanese terms for settlement with China.
1941 The United States lifts the ban on arms to the Soviet Union.
1942 In North Africa, German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel launches a drive to push the British eastward.

Posted By: tjadams
Date Posted: 23-Jan-2012 at 09:38
23 Jan.
1913 The "Young Turks" revolt because they are angered by the concessions made at the London peace talks.
1932 Franklin D. Roosevelt enters the presidential race.
1948 The Soviets refuse UN entry into North Korea to administer elections.
1949 The Communist Chinese forces begin their advance on Nanking.
1950 Jerusalem becomes the official capital of Israel.
1951 President Truman creates the Commission on Internal Security and Individual Rights, to monitor the anti-Communist campaign.
1969 - NASA  unveils moon-landing craft.
1973 President Richard Nixon claims that Vietnam peace has been reached in Paris and that the - POWs  would be home in 60 days.
1977 Alex Haley's Roots begins a record-breaking eight-night broadcast on ABC.
1981 Under international pressure, opposition leader Kim Dae Jung's death sentence is commuted to life imprisonment in Seoul.
1986 U.S. begins maneuvers off the Libyan coast.

Posted By: tjadams
Date Posted: 25-Jan-2012 at 08:11
24 Jan.
41 Shortly after declaring himself a god, Caligula is assassinated by two Praetorian tribunes.
1458 Matthias Corvinus, the son of John Hunyadi, is elected king of Hungary.
1639 Representatives from three Connecticut towns band together to write the Fundamental Orders, the first constitution in the New World.
1722 Czar Peter the Great caps his reforms in Russia with the "Table of Rank" which decrees a commoner can climb on merit to the highest positions.
1848 Gold is discovered by - James Wilson Marshall  at his partner Johann August Sutter's sawmill on the South Fork of the American River, near Coloma, California.
1903 U.S. Secretary of State John Hay and British Ambassador Herbert create a joint commission to establish the Alaskan border.
1911 U.S. Cavalry is sent to preserve the neutrality of the Rio Grande during the Mexican Civil War.
1915 The German cruiser Blücher is sunk by a British squadron in the Battle of Dogger Bank.
1927 British expeditionary force of 12,000 is sent to China to protect concessions at Shanghai.
1931 The League of Nations rebukes Poland for the mistreatment of a German minority in Upper Silesia.

Posted By: tjadams
Date Posted: 25-Jan-2012 at 08:12
25 Jan
1533 - Henry VIII  marries Anne Boleyn.
1787 Small farmers in Springfield, Massachusetts led by Daniel Shays, revolt against tax laws. Federal troops break up the protesters of what becomes known as Shay's Rebellion.
1846 The dreaded Corn Laws, which taxed imported oats, wheat and barley, are repealed by the British Parliament.
1904 Two-hundred coal miners are trapped in their Pennsylvania mine after an explosion.
1915 Alexander Graham Bell in New York and Thomas Watson in San Francisco make a record telephone transmission.
1918 Austria and Germany reject U.S. peace proposals.
1919 The League of Nations plan is adopted by the Allies.
1929 Members of the New York Stock Exchange ask for an additional 275 seats.
1930 New York police rout a Communist rally at the Town Hall.
1943 The last German airfield in Stalingrad is captured by the Red Army.
1949 - Axis Sally , who broadcasted Nazi propaganda to U.S. troops in Europe, stands trial in the United States for war crimes.
1951 The U.S. Eighth Army in Korea launches Operation Thunderbolt, a counter attack to push the Chinese Army north of the Han River.
1955 Columbia University scientists develop an atomic clock that is accurate to within one second in 300 years.

Posted By: tjadams
Date Posted: 28-Jan-2012 at 01:42
26 Jan.
1699 The Treaty of Karlowitz ends the war between Austria and the Turks.
1720 Guilio Alberoni is ordered out of Spain after his abortive attempt to restore his country's empire.
1788 A fleet of ships carrying convicts from England lands at Sydney Cove in Australia. The day is since known as Australia's national day.
1861 Louisiana secedes from the Union.
1863 President Lincoln names General Joseph Hooker to replace Burnside as commander of the Army of the Potomac.
1875 Pinkerton agents, hunting - Jesse James , kill his 18-year-old half-brother and seriously injure his mother with a bomb.
1885 General "Chinese" Gordon is killed on the palace steps in Khartoum by Sudanese Mahdists in Africa.
1924 Petrograd is renamed Leningrad.
1934 Germany signs a 10-year non-aggression pact with Poland, breaking the French alliance system.
1942 American Expeditionary Force lands in Northern Ireland.

Posted By: tjadams
Date Posted: 28-Jan-2012 at 01:43
27 Jan.
1695 Mustafa II becomes the Ottoman sultan in Istanbul on the death of Amhed II.
1825 Congress approves Indian Territory (present-day Oklahoma), clearing the way for forced relocation of the Eastern Indians on the "Trail of Tears."
1862 - President Abraham Lincoln  issues General War Order No. 1, setting in motion the Union armies.
1900 Foreign diplomats in Peking fear revolt and demand that the Imperial Government discipline the Boxer Rebels.
1905 Russian General Kuropatkin takes the offensive in Manchuria. The Japanese under General Oyama suffer heavy casualties.
1916 President Woodrow Wilson opens preparedness program.
1918 Communists attempt to seize power in Finland.
1924 Lenin's body is laid in a marble tomb on Red Square near the Kremlin.
1935 A League of Nations majority favors depriving Japan of mandates.
1939 President Franklin D. Roosevelt approves the sale of U.S. war planes to France.
1941 The United States and Great Britain begin high-level military talks in Washington.

Posted By: tjadams
Date Posted: 28-Jan-2012 at 01:43
28 Jan.
28 The Roman Emperor Nerva names Trajan, an army general, as his successor.
1547 Henry VIII of England dies and is succeeded by his nine-year-old son Edward VI.
1757 Ahmed Shah, the first King of Afghanistan, occupies Delhi and annexes the Punjab.
1792 Rebellious slaves in Santo Domingo launch an attack on the city of Cap.
1871 Surrounded by Prussian troops and suffering from famine, the French army in Paris surrenders. During the siege, balloons were used to keep contact with the outside world.
1915 The U.S. Coast Guard is founded to fight contraband trade and aid distressed vessels at sea.
1915 The German navy attacks the U.S. freighter William P. Frye, loaded with wheat for Britain.
1921 Albert Einstein startles Berlin by suggesting the possibility of measuring the universe.
1932 The Japanese attack Shanghai, China, and declare martial law.
1936 A fellow prison inmate slashes infamous kidnapper, Richard Loeb, to death.
1941 French General Charles DeGaulle's Free French forces sack south Libya oasis.
1945 Chiang Kai-shek renames the Ledo-Burma Road the Stilwell Road, in honor of - General Joseph Stilwell .
1955 The U.S. Congress passes a bill allowing mobilization of troops if China should attack Taiwan.
1964 The Soviets down a U.S. jet over East Germany killing three.
1970 Israeli fighter jets attack the suburbs of Cairo.
1986 The - space shuttle  Challenger explodes just after liftoff.

Posted By: tjadams
Date Posted: 30-Jan-2012 at 22:44
29 Jan.
1813 - Jane Austin  publishes Pride and Prejudice.
1861 Kansas is admitted into the Union as the 34th state.
1862 William Quantrill and his Confederate raiders attack Danville, Kentucky.
1918 The Supreme Allied Council meets at Versailles.
1926 Violette Neatley Anderson becomes the first African-American woman admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court.
1929 The Seeing Eye, America's first school for training dogs to guide the blind, founded in Nashville, Tennessee.
1931 Winston Churchill resigns as Stanley Baldwin's aide.
1942 German and Italian troops take Benghazi in North Africa.
1944 The world's greatest warship, - Missouri , is launched.
1950 Riots break out in Johannesburg, South Africa, over the policy of Apartheid.
1967 Thirty-seven civilians are killed by a U.S. helicopter attack in Vietnam.
1979 President Jimmy Carter commutes the sentence of Patty Hearst.
1984 President Ronald Reagan announces that he will run for a second term.

Posted By: tjadams
Date Posted: 30-Jan-2012 at 22:45
30 Jan.
1649 Charles I of England is beheaded at Whitehall by the executioner Richard Brandon.
1844 Richard Theodore Greener becomes the first African American to graduate from Harvard University.
1862 The USS - Monitor  is launched at Greenpoint, Long Island.
1901 Women Prohibitionists smash 12 saloons in Kansas.
1912 The British House of Lords opposes the House of Commons by rejecting home rule for Ireland.
1931 The United States awards civil government to the Virgin Islands.
1933 Adolf Hitler is named Chancellor by President Paul Hindenburg.
1936 Governor Harold Hoffman orders a new inquiry into the Lindbergh kidnapping.
1943 Field Marshal Friedrich von Paulus surrenders himself and his staff to Red Army troops in Stalingrad.
1945 The Allies launch a drive on the - Siegfried line  in Germany.
1949 In India, 100,000 people pray at the site of Gandhi's assassination on the first anniversary of his death.
1953 President Dwight Eisenhower announces that he will pull the Seventh Fleet out of Formosa to permit the Nationalists to attack Communist China.
1964 The Ranger spacecraft, equipped with six TV cameras, is launched to the moon from Cape Canaveral.
1972 British troops shoot dead 14 Irish civilians in Derry, Ireland. The day is forever remembered in Ireland as 'Bloody Sunday.'
1976 The U.S. Supreme Court bans spending limits in campaigns, equating funds with freedom of speech.

Also, today is my oldest son's birthday, Happy Birthday Travis.

Posted By: tjadams
Date Posted: 02-Feb-2012 at 08:04
31 Jan.
1606 Guy Fawkes is hanged, drawn and quartered for his part in the Gunpowder Plot, an attempt to blow up Parliament.
1620 Virginia colony leaders write to the Virginia Company in England, asking for more orphaned apprentices for employment.
1788 The Young Pretender, Charles Edward Stuart dies.
1835 A man with two pistols misfires at President Andrew Jackson at the White House.
1865 House of Representatives approves a constitutional amendment abolishing slavery.
1911 The German Reichstag exempts royal families from tax obligations.
1915 Germans use poison gas on the Russians at Bolimov.
1915 German U-boats sink two British steamers in the English Channel.
1916 President Woodrow Wilson refuses the compromise on - Lusitania  reparations.
1917 Germany resumes unlimited sub warfare, warning that all neutral ships that are in the war zone will be attacked.
1935 The Soviet premier tells Japan to get out of Manchuria.
1943 The - Battle of Stalingrad  ends as small groups of German soldiers of the Sixth Army surrender to the victorious Red Army forces.
1944 U.S. troops under Vice Adm. Spruance land on Kwajalien atoll in the Marshall Islands.
1950 Paris protests the Soviet recognition of Ho Chi Minh's Democratic Republic of Vietnam.
1966 U.S. planes resume bombing of North Vietnam after a 37-day pause.
1968 In Vietnam, the - Tet Offensive  begins as Viet Cong and North Vietnamese soldiers attack strategic and civilian locations throughout South Vietnam.
1976 Ernesto Miranda, famous from the Supreme Court ruling on Miranda vs. Arizona is stabbed to death.

Posted By: tjadams
Date Posted: 02-Feb-2012 at 08:05
1 Feb.
1327 Edward III is coronated King of England.
1587 - Elizabeth I , Queen of England, signs the Warrant of Execution for Mary Queen of Scots.
1633 The tobacco laws of Virginia are codified, limiting tobacco production to reduce dependence on a single-crop economy.
1793 France declares war on Britain and the Netherlands.
1861 A furious Governor Sam Houston storms out of a legislative session upon learning that Texas has voted 167-7 to secede from the Union.
1902 U.S. Secretary of State John Hay protests Russian privileges in China as a violation of the "open door policy."
1905 Germany contests French rule in Morocco.
1909 U.S. troops leave Cuba after installing Jose Miguel Gomez as president.
1930 A Loening Air Yacht of Air Ferries makes its first passenger run between San Francisco and Oakland, California..
1942 Planes of the U.S. Pacific fleet attack Japanese bases in the Marshall and Gilbert Islands.
1943 American tanks and infantry are battered at German positions at Fais pass in North Africa.
1944 U.S. Army troops invade two Kwajalein Islands in the Pacific.
1945 U.S. Rangers and Filipino guerrillas rescue 513 American survivors of the - Bataan Death March .
1951 Third A-bomb tests are completed in the desert of Nevada.
1960 Four black students stage a sit-in at a segregated Greensboro, N.C. lunch counter.
1964 President Lyndon B. Johnson rejects Charles de Gaulle's plan for a neutral Vietnam.
1965 - Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.  and 770 others are arrested in protest against voter discrimination in Alabama.
1968 U.S. troops drive the North Vietnamese out of Tan Son Nhut airport in Saigon.
1968 South Vietnam President Nguyen Van Thieu declares martial law.
1986 Two days of anti-government riots in Port-au-Prince result in 14 dead.

Posted By: tjadams
Date Posted: 02-Feb-2012 at 08:06
2 Feb.
962 Otto I invades Italy and is crowned Holy Roman Emperor.
1032 Conrad II claims the throne of France.
1494 Columbus begins the practice using Indians as slaves.
1571 All eight members of a Jesuit mission in Virginia are murdered by Indians who pretended to be their friends.
1626 Charles I is crowned King of England. Fierce internal struggles between the monarchy and Parliament characterized 17th century English politics.
1848 The Treaty of Guadeloupe Hidalgo formally ends the - Mexican War .
1865 Confederate raider - William Quantrill  and his bushwackers rob citizens, burn a railroad depot and steal horses from Midway, Kentucky.
1870 The press agencies Havas, Reuter and Wolff sign an agreement whereby between them they can cover the whole world.
1876 The National Baseball League is founded with eight teams.
1900 Six cities, Boston, Detroit, Milwaukee, Baltimore, Chicago and St. Louis agree to form baseball's American League.
1901 Mexican government troops are badly beaten by Yaqui Indians.
1916 U.S. Senate votes independence for Philippines, effective in 1921.
1921 Airmail service opens between New York and San Francisco. Airmail's First Day.
1934 Alfred Rosenberg is made philosophical chief of the Nazi Party.
1939 Hungary breaks relations with the Soviet Union.
1943 Last of the German strongholds at Stalingrad surrender to the Red army.
1944 The Germans stop an Allied attack at Anzio, Italy.
1945 Some 1,200 Royal Air Force planes blast Wiesbaden and Karlsruhe.
1948 The United States and Italy sign a pact of friendship, commerce and navigation.
1959 Arlington and Norfolk, Va., peacefully desegregate public schools.
1960 The U.S. Senate approves 23rd Amendment calling for a ban on the poll tax.

Posted By: tjadams
Date Posted: 06-Feb-2012 at 08:14
6 Feb.
1626 Huguenot rebels and the French sign the Peace of La Rochelle.
1756 Aaron Burr, 3rd U.S. Vice President is born.
1778 France recognizes the United States and signs a treaty of aid in Paris.
1788 Massachusetts becomes the sixth state to ratify the Constitution.
1862 The Battle of Fort Henry, Tenn., begins the Mississippi Valley campaign.
1891 The Dalton Gang commits its first crime, a train robbery in Alila, Calif.
1895 George Herman "Babe" Ruth, baseball player with the Boston Red Sox, the New York Yankees and the Boston Braves is born.
1899 The Spanish-American War ends.
1900 President McKinley appoints W.H. Taft commissioner to report on the Philippines.
1904 Japan's foreign minister severs all ties with Russia, citing delaying tactics in negotiations over Manchuria.
1911 Ronald Reagan, film actor and 40th U.S. President (1981-1989) is born.
1916 Germany admits full liability for Lusitania incident and recognizes the United State's right to claim indemnity.
1922 The Washington Disarmament Conference comes to an end with signature of final treaty forbidding fortification of the Aleutian Islands for 14 years.
1926 Mussolini warns Germany to stop agitation in Tyrol.
1929 Germany accepts Kellogg-Briand pact.
1933 Adolf Hitler's Third Reich begins press censorship.
1936 Adolf Hitler opens the Fourth Winter Olympics.
1941 The RAF clears the way as British take Benghazi, trapping thousands of Italians.
1944 Kwajalein Island in the Central Pacific falls to U.S. Army troops.
1945 MacArthur reports the fall of Manila, and the liberation of 5,000 prisoners.
1963 The United States reports that all Soviet offensive arms are out of Cuba.
1964 Cuba blocks the water supply to Guantanamo Naval Base in rebuke of the United State's seizure of four Cuban fishing boats.

Posted By: tjadams
Date Posted: 07-Feb-2012 at 08:21
7 Feb.
457 A Thracian officer by the name of Leo is proclaimed as emperor of the East by the army general, Aspar, on the death of the Emperor Marcian.
1477 Sir Thomas More, English statesman and writer, famous for Utopia, later executed for refusing to accept Henry VIII as the head of the church is born.
1668 The Netherlands, England and Sweden conclude an alliance directed against Louis XIV of France.
1783 The Siege of Gibraltar, which was pursued by the Spanish and the French since July 24, 1779, is finally lifted.
1804 John Deere, farm equipment manufacturer is born.
1812 Charles Dickens, prolific English novelist is born.
1818 The first successful U.S. educational magazine, Academician, begins publication in New York City.
1867 Laura Ingalls Wilder, author whose works were the basis for television's Little House on the Prairie is born.
1882 American pugilist John L. Sullivan becomes the last of the bare-knuckle world heavyweight champions with his defeat of Patty Ryan in Mississippi City.
1913 The Turks lose 5,000 men in a battle with the Bulgarian army in Gallipoli.
1915 Fieldmarshal Paul von Hindenburg moves on Russians at Masurian Lakes.
1917 The British steamer California is sunk off the coast of Ireland by a German U-boat.
1926 Negro History Week, originated by Carter G. Woodson, is observed for the first time.
1928 The United States signs an arbitration treaty with France.
1931 Amelia Earhart weds George Putnam in Connecticut.
1944 The Germans launch a second attack against the Allied beachead at Anzio, Italy. They hoped to push the Allies back into the sea.
1950 The United States recognizes Vietnam under the leadership of Emperor Bao Dai, not Ho Chi Minh who is recognized by the Soviets.
1963 The Mona Lisa is put on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
1964 The British band The Beatles are greeted by 25,000 fans upon their arrival in the United States at JFK Airport.

Posted By: TheAlaniDragonRising
Date Posted: 07-Feb-2012 at 09:13
7 February 1497

Bonfire of the Vanities ( - Italian : Falò delle vanità) refers to the burning of objects that are deemed to be occasions of - sin . The most infamous one took place on 7 February 1497, when supporters of the - Dominican  priest - Girolamo Savonarola  collected and publicly burned thousands of objects like - cosmetics , - art , and - books  in - Florence , - Italy , on the - Mardi Gras  festival. Such bonfires were not invented by Savonarola, however. They were a common accompaniment to the outdoor sermons of - San Bernardino di Siena  in the first half of the century.

The focus of this destruction was nominally on objects that might tempt one to - sin , including - vanity  items such as - mirrors , cosmetics, fine dresses, paintings, playing cards, and even musical instruments. Other targets included books that were deemed to be "immoral," such as works by - Boccaccio , and manuscripts of secular songs, as well as artworks, including paintings and sculpture.

Although it is widely reported that the Florentine artist - Sandro Botticelli  burned several of his paintings based on classical mythology in the great Florentine bonfire of 1497, the historical record on this is not clear. The art historian - Giorgio Vasari  said that Botticelli was a partisan of Savonarola: "he was so ardent a partisan that he was thereby induced to desert his painting, and, having no income to live on, fell into very great distress." Writing several centuries later, - Orestes Brownson , an - apologist for Savonarola, mentions artwork only by - Fra Bartolomeo , - Lorenzo di Credi , and "many other painters," along with "several antique statues." Art historian Rab Hatfield argues that one of Botticelli's paintings, - The Mystical Nativity , is based on the sermon Savonarola delivered at Christmas Eve 1493........ -

What a handsome figure of a dragon. No wonder I fall madly in love with the Alani Dragon now, the avatar, it's a gorgeous dragon picture.

Posted By: tjadams
Date Posted: 09-Feb-2012 at 14:14
9 Feb.
1567 - Lord Darnley , the second husband of Mary, Queen of Scots, is murdered his sick-bed in a house in Edinburgh when the house blows up.
1799 The USS Constellation captures the French frigate Insurgente off the West Indies.
1773 William Henry Harrison, ninth U.S. President and the first to die in office is born.
1825 The House of Representatives elects John Quincy Adams, sixth U.S. President.
1846 William Maybach, German engineer, designed the Mercedes automobile is born.
1861 Jefferson F. Davis is elected president of the Confederate States of America.
1864 Union General - George Armstrong Custer  marries Elizabeth Bacon in their hometown of Monroe, Mich.
1904 Japanese troops land near Seoul, Korea, after disabling two Russian cruisers.
1909 France agrees to recognize German economic interests in Morocco in exchange for political supremacy.
1916 Conscription begins in Great Britain as the Military Service Act becomes effective.
1922 The U.S. Congress establishes the World War Foreign Debt Commission.
1942 Chiang Kai-shek meets with Sir Stafford Cripps, the British viceroy in India.
1943 The Red Army takes back Kursk 15 months after it fell to the Germans.
1946 Stalin announces the new five-year plan for the Soviet Union, calling for production boosts of 50 percent.
1951 Actress Greta Garbo gets U.S. citizenship.
1953 The French destroy six Viet Minh war factories hidden in the jungles of Vietnam.
1964 The U.S. embassy in Moscow is stoned by Chinese and Vietnamese students.

Posted By: tjadams
Date Posted: 15-Feb-2012 at 09:45
15 Feb.
1564 Galileo Galilei, Italian astronomer and mathematician is born.
1710 Louis XV, King of France is born.
1798 The first serious fist fight occurs in Congress.
1804 New Jersey becomes the last northern state to abolish slavery.
1820 Susan B. Anthony, suffragette and political activist is born.
1862 Union General Ulysses S. Grant launches a major assault on Fort Donelson, Tenn.
1869 Charges of treason against Jefferson Davis are dropped.
1898 The U.S. battleship Maine blows up in Havana Harbor, killing 268 sailors and bringing hordes of Western cowboys and gunfighters rushing to enlist in the Spanish-American.
1900 The British threaten to use natives in the Boer War fight.
1925 The London Zoo announces it will install lights to cheer up fogged-in animals.
1934 U.S. Congress passes the Civil Works Emergency Relief Act, allotting new funds for Federal Emergency Relief Administration.
1940 Hitler orders that all British merchant ships will be considered warships.
1942 British forces in Singapore surrender to Japanese General Tomoyuki Yamashita.
1943 The Germans break the American Army's lines at the Fanid-Sened Sector in Tunisia, North Africa.
1944 American bombers attack the Abbey of Monte Cassino in an effort to neutralize it as a German observation post in central Italy.

Posted By: Centrix Vigilis
Date Posted: 15-Feb-2012 at 10:02
1898 The U.S. battleship Maine blows up in Havana Harbor, killing 268 sailors and bringing hordes of Western cowboys and gunfighters rushing to enlist in the Spanish-American.
And subsequently sets the stage... for the former weakling, rich, kid later to be famous as a gun toting, North Dakota rancher, by way of New York, adventurer-environmentalist, politician, civil servant and US Army officer. Who... consequently proves to be an excellent combat leader. And... who eventually, among many other things, to include being a excellent writer and poet, a politician extraordinaire, Nobel Peace Price winner and President of the United all around gawdamn legend.Wink

"Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence"

S. T. Friedman

Pilger's law: 'If it's been officially denied, then it's probably true'

Posted By: tjadams
Date Posted: 18-Feb-2012 at 21:16
18 Feb.
1478 George, the Duke of Clarence, who had opposed his brother Edward IV, is murdered in the Tower of London.
1516 Queen Mary I, also known as Bloody Mary for her persecution of Protestants is born.
1688 Quakers in Germantown, Pa. adopt the fist formal antislavery resolution in America.
1813 Czar Alexander enters Warsaw at the head of his Army.
1848 Louis Comfort Tiffany, glassware artist and designer is  born.
1861 Victor Emmanuel II becomes the first King of Italy.
1862 Charles M. Schwab, "Boy Wonder" of the steel industry is born.
1861 Jefferson F. Davis is inaugurated as the Confederacy's provisional president at a ceremony held in Montgomery, Ala.
1865 Union troops force the Confederates to abandon Fort Anderson, N.C.
1878 The bitter and bloody - Lincoln County War  begins with the murder of Billy the Kid's mentor, Englishman rancher John Tunstall.
1885 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, is published in New York.
1907 600,000 tons of grain are sent to Russia to relieve the famine there.
1920 Vuillemin and Chalus complete their first flight over the Sahara Desert.
1932 Manchurian independence is formally declared.
1935 Rome reports sending troops to Italian Somalia.
1939 The Golden Gate Exposition opens in San Francisco.
1943 German General Erwin Rommel takes three towns in Tunisia, North Africa.
1944 The U.S. Army and Marines invade Eniwetok Atoll in the Pacific.
1945 U.S. Marines storm ashore at - Iwo Jima .
1954 East and West Berlin drop thousands of propaganda leaflets on each other after the end of a month long truce.

Posted By: tjadams
Date Posted: 21-Feb-2012 at 11:48
21 Feb.
1595 The Jesuit poet Robert Southwell is hanged for "treason" being a Catholic.
1631 Michael Romanov, son of the Patriarch of Moscow, is elected Russian Tsar.
1744 The British blockade of Toulon is broken by 27 French and Spanish warships attacking 29 British ships.
1775 As troubles with Great Britain increase, colonists in Massachusetts vote to buy military equipment for 15,000 men.
1794 Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, Mexican Revolutionary is born.
1797 Trinidad, West Indies surrenders to the British.
1828 The first issue of the Cherokee Phoenix is printed, both in English and in the newly invented Cherokee alphabet.
1849 In the Second Sikh War, Sir Hugh Gough's well placed guns win a victory over a Sikh force twice the size of his at Gujerat on the Chenab River, assuring British control of the Punjab for years to come.
1862 The Texas Rangers win a Confederate victory in the Battle of Val Verde, New Mexico.
1878 The world's first telephone book is issued by the New Haven Connecticut Telephone Company containing the names of its 50 subscribers.
1885 The Washington Monument is dedicated in Washington, D.C.
1905 The Mukden campaign of the Russo-Japanese War, begins.
1916 The battle of Verdun begins with an unprecedented German artillery barrage of the French lines.
1925 The first issue of New Yorker magazine hits the newsstands.
1940 The Germans begin construction of a concentration camp at Auschwitz.
1944 Hideki Tojo becomes chief of staff of the Japanese army.
1949 Nicaragua and Costa Rica sign a friendship treaty ending hostilities over their borders.

Posted By: tjadams
Date Posted: 24-Feb-2012 at 19:04
24 Feb.
786 Pepin the Short of Gaul dies. His dominions are divided between his sons Charles (Charlemagne) and Carloman.
1500 Charles V, king of Spain and the last Holy Roman Emperor is born.
1525 In the first of the Franco-Habsburg Wars, the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V captures the French king Francis I at the Battle of Pavia, Italy.
1538 Ferdinand of Hapsburg and John Zapolyai, the two kings of Hungary, conclude the peace of Grosswardein.
1786 Wilhelm Carl Grimm is born.
1803 Chief Justice John Marshall, by refusing to rule on the case of Marbury vs. Madison, asserts the authority of the judicial branch.
1813 Off Guiana, the American sloop Hornet sinks the British sloop Peacock.
1821 Mexico gains independence from Spain.
1836 Some 3,000 Mexicans launch an assault on the Alamo with its 182 Texan defenders.
1836 Winslow Homer is born.
1841 John Phillip Holland is born.
1874 Honus Wagner, baseball shortstop is born.
1885 Chester Nimitz is born.
1895 The Cuban War of Independence begins.
1908 Japan officially agrees to restrict emigration to the U.S.
1912 Italy bombs Beirut in the first act of war against the Ottoman Empire.
1912 The Jewish organization Hadassah is founded in New York City.
1914 Civil War soldier Joshua Chamberlain dies.
1916 A film version of Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea opens in New York.
1921 Herbert Hoover becomes Secretary of Commerce.

Posted By: tjadams
Date Posted: 27-Feb-2012 at 10:28
27 Feb.
425 Theodosius effectively founds a university in Constantinople.
1531 German Protestants form the League of Schmalkalden to resist the power of the emperor.
1700 The Pacific Island of New Britain is discovered.
1807 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is born.
1814 Napoleon's Marshal Nicholas Oudinot is pushed back at Barsur-Aube by the Emperor's allied enemies shortly before his abdication.
1827 The first Mardi-Gras celebration is held in New Orleans.
1836-Mexican General Jose Urrea attacks and defeats a small band of Texans as
the Battle of San Patricio.
1864 The first Union prisoners arrive at Andersonville Prison in Georgia.
1865 Confederate raider - William Quantrill  and his bushwackers attack Hickman, Kentucky, shooting women and children.
1897 Marian Anderson, US singer, is born.
1902 John Steinbeck, American novelist, is born.
1905 The Japanese push Russians back in Manchuria and cross the Sha River.
1908 The forty-sixth star is added to the U.S. flag, signifying Oklahoma's admission to statehood.
1917 John Connally, Texas Governor, is  born.
1920 The United States rejects a Soviet peace offer as propaganda.
1925 Glacier Bay National Monument is dedicated in Alaska.
1933 The burning down of the Reichstag building in Berlin gives the Nazis the opportunity to suspend personal liberty with increased power.
1939 The Supreme Court outlaws sit-down strikes.

Posted By: tjadams
Date Posted: 29-Feb-2012 at 02:02
29 Feb.
45BC The first Leap Day is recognized by proclamation of Julius Caesar. Under the old Roman calendar, the last day of February was the last day of the year.
1692 Sarah Goode and Tituba are accused of witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts, sparking the hysteria that started the Salem Witch Trials.
1712 Marquis Louis Joseph de Montcalm is born.
1736 Anna Lee, founder of the Shaker movement in America is born.
1784 The Marquis de Sade is transferred from Vincennes fortress to the Bastille.
1856 Hostilities in Russo-Turkish war cease.
1864 Union Grig. Gen. Judson Kilpatrick splits his forces at the Rapidan River ordering Col. Ulric Dahlgren to lead 500 men his men to Goochland Court House, while the remainder followed Kilpatrick in his raid on Richmond.
1864 Lt. William B. Cushing leads a landing party from the USS Monticello to Smithville, NC, in an attempt to capture Confederate Brig. Gen. Louis Hebert, only to discover that Hebert and his men had already moved on Wilmington.
1868 British Prime Minister Benjamin Disreali forms his first cabinet.
1940 Hattie McDaniel is first African American to win an Academy Award–best supporting actress–for her performance in Gone With The Wind.
1944 US forces catch Japanese troops off-guard and easily take control of the Admiralty Islands in Papua New Guinea.
1944 Dorothy Vredenburgh accepts an appointment by the Democratic National Committee becoming the first woman secretary of a national political party in the U.S.
1952 The first pedestrian "Walk/Don't Walk" signs are installed at 44th Street and Broadway at Times Square.

Posted By: tjadams
Date Posted: 02-Mar-2012 at 09:55
2 March
1776 Americans begin shelling British troops in Boston.
1781 Maryland ratifies the Articles of Confederation. She is the last state to sign.
1793 Sam Houston, president of Texas, later Texas senator and governor is born.
1797 The Directory of Great Britain authorizes vessels of war to board and seize neutral vessels, particularly if the ships are American.
1815 To put an end to robberies by the Barbary pirates, the United States declares war on Algiers.
1836 Texas declares independence from Mexico on Sam Houston's 43rd birthday.
1853 The Territory of Washington is organized.
1865 President Abraham Lincoln rejects Confederate General Robert E. Lee's plea for peace talks, demanding unconditional surrender.
1867 The first Reconstruction Act is passed by Congress.
1877 Rutherford B. Hayes is declared president by one vote the day before the inauguration.
1889 Congress passes the Indian Appropriations Bill, proclaiming unassigned lands in the public domain; the first step toward the famous - Oklahoma Land Rush .
1896 Bone Mizell, the famed cowboy of Florida, is sentenced to two years of hard labor in the state pen for cattle rustling. He would only serve a small portion of the sentence.
1901 Congress passes the Platt amendment, which limits Cuban autonomy as a condition for withdrawal of U.S. troops.
1908 An international conference on arms reduction opens in London.
1908 Gabriel Lippman introduces the new three-dimensional color photography at the Academy of Sciences.
1917 Congress passes the Jones Act making Puerto Rico a territory of the United States and makes the inhabitants U.S. citizens.
1923 In Italy, Mussolini admits that women have a right to vote, but declares that the time is not right.
1930 Novelist D.H. Lawrence dies of tuberculosis in a sanitarium in Vence, France, at the age of 45.
1931 Mikhail Gorbachev, Secretary General of the Soviet Union is born.
1943 The center of Berlin is bombed by the RAF. Some 900 tons of bombs are dropped in a half hour.
1945 MacArthur raises the U.S. flag on Corregidor in the Philippines.

Posted By: Don Quixote
Date Posted: 04-Mar-2012 at 00:47
March 3rd  - historical happenings between 78-1900 AD. - 78 - Origin of Saka Era (India) - 468 - St Simplicius elected to succeed Catholic Pope Hilarius - 493 - Ostrogoten King Theodorik the Great beats Odoaker - 1284 - Statute of Rhuddlan incorporated the Principality of Wales into England - 1409 - Austrian civil war ends - 1431 - Bishop Gabriele Condulmer elected as Pope Eugene IV - 1575 - Indian Mughal Emperor Akbar defeats Bengali army at the Battle of Tukaroi. - 1585 - The Olympic Theatre, designed by Andrea Palladio, is inaugurated in Vicenza. - 1627 - Piet Heyn conquerors 22 ships in Bay of Salvador Brazil - 1634 - 1st tavern in Boston opens (Samuel Cole) - 1638 - Duke Bernard van Saksen-Weimar occupies Rheinfelden - 1746 - Bonnie Prince Charlie occupies Castle of Inverness - 1776 - US commodore Esek Hopkins occupies Nassau Bahamas - 1791 - 1st internal revenue act (taxing distilled spirits & carriages)
1791 - Congress establishes US Mint - 1794 - 1st performance of Joseph Haydn's 101st Symphony in D
1794 - Richard Allen founded AME Church - 1801 - 1st US Jewish governor, David Emanuel, takes office in Georgia - 1803 - 1st impeachment trial of a federal judge, John Pickering, begins
1803 - Colégio Militar is founded in Portugal by Colonel Teixeira Rebello. - 1805 - Louisiana-Missouri Territory forms - 1812 - US passes 1st foreign aid bill (aids Venezuela earthquake vicitims) - 1813 - Office of surgeon general of the US army forms - 1815 - US declares war on Algiers for taking US prisoners & demanding tribute - 1817 - Mississippi Territory is divided into Alabama Territory & Mississippi - 1820 - Missouri Compromise passes, allowing slavery in Missouri - 1835 - Congress authorizes a US mint at New Orleans Louisiana - 1837 - Congress increases Supreme Court membership from 7 to 9
1837 - US president Andrew Jackson & Congress recognizes Republic of Texas - 1838 - Rebellion at Pelee Island, Ontario Canada - 1842 - 1st US child labor law regulating working hours passed (Mass)
1842 - 1st performance of Felix Mendelssohn's 3rd "Scottish" Symphony - 1843 - Congress appropriates $30,000 "to test the practicability of establishing a system of electro-magnetic telegraphs" by the US - 1845 - 1st time, US Senate overrides presidential (Tyler) veto
1845 - Congress authorizes ocean mail contracts for foreign mail delivery
1845 - Florida becomes 27th state - 1847 - Post Office Department authorized to issue postage stamps - 1849 - Gold Coinage Act authorizes $20 Double Eagle gold coin
1849 - Home Dept (Interior Dept), forms
1849 - Minnesota Territory is organizes
1849 - Territory of Minnesota organizes
1849 - US Department of the Interior established by Congress - 1851 - Congress authorizes smallest US silver coin (3 cent piece) - 1853 - Transcontinental railroad survey is authorized by Congress
1853 - US Assay Office in NYC authorized - 1855 - Congress approves $30,000 to test camels for military use
1855 - Congress authorizes registered mail - 1857 - Second Opium War: France and the United Kingdom declare war on China. - 1861 - Russian Tsar Alexander II abolishes serfdom [OS=Feb 19]
1861 - Alexander II of Russia signs the Emancipation Manifesto, freeing serfs. - 1862 - Battle of New Madrid MO-captured by Union forces
1862 - General Pope lays siege in front of New Madrid - 1863 - 1st US wartime military conscription bill enacted
US President Abraham Lincoln 1863 - Abraham Lincoln approves charter for National Academy of Sciences
1863 - Congress authorizes a US mint at Carson City, Nevada
1863 - Federal ironclad ships bomb Fort McAllister Georgia
1863 - Free city delivery replaces zone postage; 449 letter carriers hired
1863 - Gold certificates (currency) authorized by Congress
1863 - Idaho Territory forms
1863 - Lincoln approves charter for National Academy of Sciences - 1865 - Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, & Abandoned Lands established
1865 - Freedmen's Bureau is created to help destitute free blacks
1865 - Opening of the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, the founding member of the HSBC Group. - 1869 - University of South Carolina opens to all races - 1871 - Congress changes Indian tribes status from independent to dependent
1871 - Congress establishes the civil service system - 1873 - Congress authorizes federal departmental postage stamps
1873 - US Congress & government raise own salary, retroactively
1873 - Censorship: The U.S. Congress enacts the Comstock Law, making it illegal to send any "obscene, lewd, or lascivious" books through the mail. - 1875 - 1st recorded hockey game (Montreal)
1875 - Congress authorizes 20 cent coin, lasts only 3 years
1875 - Georges Bizet's opera "Carmen" premieres (Paris) - 1877 - Rutherford B Hayes is sworn in as the 19th president - 1879 - US Geological Survey director authorized in Dept of the Interior - 1882 - NY Steam Corp begins distributing steam to Manhattan buildings - 1883 - Congress authorizes the 1st steel vessels in US navy - 1885 - 1st US state (California) establishes a permanent forest commission
1885 - American Telephone & Telegraph (AT&T) incorporates
1885 - Congress passes Indian Appropriations Act (Indians wards of fed government)
1885 - US Post Office offers special delivery for 1st-class mail - 1887 - American Protective Association forms (anti-Catholic) in Clinton Iowa
1887 - Anne Sullivan begins teaching 6 year old blind-deaf Helen Keller - 1891 - Congress creates US Courts of Appeal
1891 - Congress creates Office of Supt of Immigration (Treasury Dept)
1891 - Office of Superintendent of Immigration (Treasury Dept) created
1891 - The Penalty Spot Kick rule in Association Football is conceived, but does not come into effect until the next season. - 1892 - 1st cattle tuberculosis test in US made, Villa Nova, Penn - 1893 - Congress authorizes 1st federal road agency, in Dept of Agriculture - -


Posted By: Don Quixote
Date Posted: 05-Mar-2012 at 19:30
March 4, Historical event from 51 -1900 AD - 51 - Nero, later to become Roman Emperor, is given the title princeps iuventutis (head of the youth). - 852 - Croatian Duke Trpimir I issued a statute, a document with the first known written mention of the Croats name in Croatian sources. - 932 - Translation of the relics of martyr Wenceslaus I, Duke of Bohemia, Prince of the Czechs. - 1152 - Frederik I Barbarossa elected Roman-German king - 1215 - King John of England makes an oath to the Pope as a crusader to gain the support of Innocent III. - 1238 - The Battle of the Sit River was fought in the northern part of the present-day Yaroslavl Oblast of Russia between the Mongol Hordes of Batu Khan and the Russians under Yuri II of Vladimir-Suzdal during the Mongol invasion of Russia. - 1386 - Władysław II Jagiełło (Jogaila) was crowned King of Poland. - 1461 - Battle at Towton: Duke Edward of York beats English queen Margaretha Edward IV recognized as king of England - 1492 - King James IV of Scotland concludes an alliance with France against England. - 1570 - King Philip II bans foreign Dutch students - 1590 - Mauritius of Nassau's ship reaches Breda - 1611 - George Abbot appointed archbishop of Canterbury - 1665 - English king Charles II declares war on Netherlands - 1681 - King Charles II grants William Penn royal charter for Penn - 1699 - Jews are expelled from Lubeck Germany - 1774 - 1st sighting of Orion nebula (William Herschel) - - 1790 - France is divided into 83 départements, which cut across the former provinces in an attempt to dislodge regional loyalties based on noble ownership of land. - 1792 - Oranges introduced to Hawaii - 1793 - French troops conquer Geertruidenberg Neth - 1824 - The "National Institution for the Preservation of Life from Shipwreck" was founded in the United Kingdom, later to be renamed The Royal National Lifeboat Institution in 1858. - - - 1835 - HMS Beagle moves into Bay of Concepcion - 1837 - City of Chicago incorporates
1837 - Weekly Advocate changes its name to the Colored American - 1848 - Carlo Alberto di Savoia signs the Statuto Albertino that will later represent the first constitution of the Regno d'Italia - - 1853 - Pope Pius IX recovers Catholic hierarchy in Netherlands
1881 - South African president Kruger accepts ceasefire - 1882 - Britain's first electric trams run in East London. - 1883 - John Gordon Cashmans begins "Vicksburg Evening Post" in Mississippi
1885 - Grover Cleveland inaugrated as 1st Democratic pres since Civil War - 1889 - Benjamin Harrison inaugurated as 23rd president - 1890 - The longest bridge in the Great Britain, the Forth Bridge (railway) (1,710 ft) in Scotland is opened by the Prince of Wales, who later became King Edward VII. - 1893 - Francis Dhanis' army attacksthe Lualaba, occupies Nyangwe - 1894 - Great fire in Shanghai; over 1,000 buildings destroyed - - 1899 - Cyclone Mahina sweeps in north of Cooktown, Queensland, with a 12 m wave that reaches up to 5 km inland - over 300 dead. -


Posted By: Don Quixote
Date Posted: 05-Mar-2012 at 19:49
March 5th - 363 - Roman Emperor Julian moves from Antioch with an army of 90,000 to attack the Sassanid Empire, in a campaign which would bring about his own death. - 1046 - Naser Khosrow begins the seven-year Middle Eastern journey which he will later describe in his book Safarnama. - 1179 - 3rd Lateran Council (11th ecumenical council) opens in Rome - 1461 - Henry VI was deposed by Duke of York during War of the Roses - 1496 - English king Henry VII hires John Cabot (Giovanni Caboto) to explore - 1528 - Utrecht governor Maarten van Rossum plunders The Hague - 1558 - Smoking tobacco introduced in Europe by Francisco Fernandes - 1579 - Betuwe joins Union of Utrecht - 1651 - South Sea dike in Amsterdam breaks after storm - 1684 - Emperor Leopold I, Poland & Venice sign Heilig Covenant of Linz - - 1746 - Jakobijnse troops leave Aberdeen - - - 1766 - Don Antonio de Ulloa takes possession of Louisiana Terr from French - 1783 - King Stanislaus Augustus Poniatowski grants rights to Jews of Kovno - 1784 - Thomas Townshend, 1st Viscount Sydney is named President of the Board of Trade. - 1793 - French troops are defeated by Austrian forces and Liège is recaptured. - 1795 - Amsterdam celebrates Revolution on the Dam; Square of Revolution
1795 - Treaty of Basel-Prussia ends war with France - - 1820 - Dutch city of Leeuwarden forbids Jews to go to synagogues on Sundays - - 1824 - First Burmese War: The British officially declare war on Burma. - 1842 - Over 500 Mexican troops led by Rafael Vasquez invade Texas, briefly occupy San Antonio and then head back to the Rio Grande. - 1845 - Congress appropriates $30,000 to ship camels to western US - - 1850 - The Britannia Bridge across the Menai Strait between the Isle of Anglesey and the mainland of Wales is opened. - 1860 - Parma, Tuscany, Modena and Romagna vote in referendums to join the Kingdom of Sardinia. - 1862 - Union troops under brig-gen Wright occupy Fernandina Florida - 1864 - 1st track meet between Oxford & Cambridge - 1868 - Stapler patented in England by C H Gould - 1872 - George Westinghouse Jr patents triple air brake for trains - 1894 - Archibald Philip Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery becomes First Lord of the Treasury.
1896 - Italians governor of Eritrea, Gen Baldissera, reaches Massawa -
1946 - Churchill gave his famous Iron Curtain Speech to a graduating class in Missouri concerning the Soviet Union and the - Cold War .
1953 - Joseph Stalin dies


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