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Topic: Today in American History
Posted By: Don Quixote
Subject: Today in American History
Date Posted: 05-Mar-2012 at 19:59
There are too many notable events to be put on one post in the Today in History thread so I decided to make another one only for events in the American history.

So, today, March 5:
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/363/ -
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1623/ - 1623 - 1st American temperance law enacted, Virginia
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1651/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1743/ - 1743 - 1st US religious journal, The Christian History, published, Boston
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1746/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1770/ - 1770 - Boston Massacre, British troops kill 5 in crowd. Crispus Attackus becomes 1st black to die for American freedom
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1783/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1821/ - 1821 - Monroe is 1st pres inaugurated on March 5th, because 4th was Sun
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1824/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1836/ - 1836 - Mexico attacks Alamo
1836 - Samuel Colt manufactures 1st pistol, 34-caliber "Texas" model
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1842/ - 1842 - Over 500 Mexican troops led by Rafael Vasquez invade Texas, briefly occupy San Antonio and then head back to the Rio Grande.
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1845/ - 1845 - Congress appropriates $30,000 to ship camels to western US
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1849/ - 1849 - Zachary Taylor sworn in as 12th president
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1850/ - 1856 - Georgia becomes 1st state to regulate railroads
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1860/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1862/ - 1862 - Union troops under brig-gen Wright occupy Fernandina Florida
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1864/ - 1868 - US Senate organizes to decide charges against Pres Andrew Johnson
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1872/ - 1872 - George Westinghouse Jr patents triple air brake for trains
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1877/ - 1877 - Rutherford B Hayes inaugurated as 19th US president
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1894/ - 1894 - Seattle authorizes 1st municipal employment office in US
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1897/ - 1897 - American Negro Academy forms
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1899/ - 1899 - 1st performance of Edward MacDowell's 2nd Concerto in D
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1900/ - 1900 - American Hall of Fame found
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1903/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1907/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1923/ - 1923 - 1st old age pension plans in US established by Montana & Nevada
1923 - Montana & Nevada become 1st states to enact old age pension laws
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1924/ - 1924 - Computing-Tabulating-Recording Corp becomes IBM
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1927/ - 1927 - 1,000 US marines land in China to protect American property
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1928/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1935/ - 1935 - 1st premature baby health law in US (Chicago)
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1936/ - 1945 - Generals Eisenhower, Patton & Patch meet in Luneville
1945 - US 7th Army Corps captures Cologne
1945 - US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Gretchen Merrill
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1962/ - 1962 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1963/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1970/ - 1970 - Edison Theater opens at 240 W 47th St NYC
1970 - Nuclear non-proliferation treaty goes into effect
1984 - US accuse Iraq of using poison gas
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1985/ - orces Tommy Mottola
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1999/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/march/5 - http://www.historyorb.com/events/march/5



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Posted By: tjadams
Date Posted: 06-Mar-2012 at 09:03

6 March 1836
At 5.30a, Mexican forces make their final assault upon the mission-fortress Alamo.
The attacking force comprises 2,400 men with an assault force of 1,600 attacking.
The Texans and their Tejano allies inside the Alamo number about 188-240 men.
After about an hour, the battle is over. Mexican forces lose about 600 men and all
the Texians are killed. Their bodies are pulled out of Alamo, stacked in three separate
funeral pyres and burned.



Posted By: Don Quixote
Date Posted: 06-Mar-2012 at 23:30
Thank you for the interesting post, TJSmile.

Here my bit for today, March 6th.
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1079/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1775/ - 1775 - 1st Negro Mason in US initiated, Boston
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1788/ - 1788 - The First Fleet arrives at Norfolk Island in order to found a convict settlement.
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1808/ - 1808 - 1st college orchestra in US founded, at Harvard
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1810/ - 1810 - Illinois passes 1st state vaccination legislation in US
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1816/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1857/ - 1857 - Dred Scott Decision: Supreme Court rules slaves cannot be citizens
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1861/ - 1861 - Provisionary Confederate Congress establishes Confederate Army
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1862/ - 1862 - Battle of Pea Ridge, AR (Elkhorn Tavern)
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1865/ - 1865 - Battle of Natural Bridge, Florida
1865 - President Lincolns 2nd Inaugural Ball
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1869/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1886/ - 1886 - 1st US alternating current power plant starts, Great Barrington, MA
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1895/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1902/ - 1902 - Census Bureau forms
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1906/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1918/ - 1918 - US naval boat "Cyclops" disappears in Bermuda Triangle
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1919/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1943/ - 1943 - Battle at Medenine, North-Africa: Rommels assault attack
1943 - Sukarno asks for cooperation with Japanese occupiers
1962 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1962 - US promise Thailand assistance against communist aggression
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1964/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2006/ - 2006 - South Dakota Governor Mike Rounds signs a bill into legislation that would ban most abortions in the state.
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2007/ - 2007 - Former White House aide I. Lewis Libby, Jr. is found guilty on four of five counts of perjury and obstruction of justice trial.


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Posted By: Centrix Vigilis
Date Posted: 07-Mar-2012 at 02:25
New Selma-to-Montgomery march is more than just a reenactment
http://www.cnn.com/2012/03/06/us/alabama-selma-reenactment/ - http://www.cnn.com/2012/03/06/us/alabama-selma-reenactment/

 

47 years  ago...some brave souls proved freedom aint free.



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"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: 07-Mar-2012 at 21:35
Freedom is never free, it's one of the most dearly paid things ever, in any time and any place.
March 7th

http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/161/ -
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1644/ - 1644 - Massachusetts establishes 1st 2-chamber legislature in colonies
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1696/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1774/ - 1774 - British close port of Boston to all commerce
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1778/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1801/ - 1801 - Massachusetts enacts 1st state voter registration law
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1808/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1843/ - 1843 - 1st Catholic governor in US, Edward Kavanagh of Maine, takes office
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1847/ - 1847 - US General Scott occupies Vera Cruz Mexico
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1848/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1850/ - 1850 - Daniel Webster endorses Compromise of 1850
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1851/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1887/ - 1887 - North Carolina State University is founded by the North Carolina General Assembly.
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1896/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1911/ - 1911 - US sent 20,000 troops to Mexican border
1911 - Willis Farnsworth, Petaluma, CA, patents coin-operated locker
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1912/ - 1918 - Pres Wilson authorizes US Army's Distinguished Service Medal
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1925/ - 1925 - American Negro Congress organizes
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1926/ - 1945 - US 9th Armoured Division attacks Remagen Germany, crosses Rhine
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1965/ - 1965 - Alabama state troopers & 600 black protestors clash in Selma
1975 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1976/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1995/ - 1995 - Dollar worth 1.5330 Dutch guilder (record)



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Posted By: Don Quixote
Date Posted: 09-Mar-2012 at 00:44
Today, March 8th:
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1777/ - 1777 - Regiments from Ansbach and Bayreuth, sent to support Great Britain in the American Revolutionary War, mutiny in the town of Ochsenfurt.
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1782/ - 1782 - Gnadenhutten Massacre - Ohio militia kills 90 indians
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1801/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1817/ - 1817 - The New York Stock Exchange is founded.
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1838/ - 1838 - US mint in New Orleans begins operation (producing dimes)
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1844/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1854/ - 1854 - US Commodore Matthew C Perry's 2nd trip to Japan
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1855/ - 1855 - 1st train crosses 1st US railway suspension bridge, Niagara Falls
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1861/ - 1861 - St Augustine Florida surrenders to Union armies
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1862/ - 1862 - Battle of Elkhorn Tavern ends with Confederate withdrawal
1862 - Confederate ironclad "Merrimack" launched
1862 - Naval Engagement at Hampton Roads, VA CSS Virginia, Jamestown & Yorktown vs USS Cumberland, Congress & Monitor
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1865/ - 1865 - Battle of Kingston, NC (Wilcox's ridge, Wise's Forks)
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1884/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1896/ - 1896 - Volunteers of America forms (NYC)
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1898/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1900/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1911/ - 1913 - Internal Revenue Service begins to levy & collect income taxes
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1915/ - 1915 - 1st US navy minelayer, Baltimore, commissioned
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1916/ - 1916 - US invades Cuba for 3rd time, this to end corrupt Menocal regime
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1917/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1924/ - 1924 - Coal mine explosion kills 171 at Castle Gate Utah
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1927/ - 1927 - Pan American Airlines incorporates
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1929/ - 1929 - US worker union commission reports of slavery in Liberia
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1930/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1948/ - 1948 - Supreme Court rules relg instructions in pub schools unconstitutional
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1949/ - 1952 - Ronald Reagan marries Nancy Davis
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1953/ - 1953 - Census indicates 239,000 farmers gave up farming in last 2 years
1961 - US nuclear submarine Patrick Henry arrives at Scottish naval base of Holy Loch from SC in a record underseas journey of 66 days 22 hrs
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1962/ - 1962 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1963/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1964/ - 1964 - Malcolm X leaves Black Muslim Movement
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1965/ - 1965 - 1st US combat forces arrive in Vietnam (3,500 Marines)
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1966/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1973/ - 1973 - Eisenhower Tunnel, world's highest/US longest, opens
1973 - Paul & Linda McCartney are fined £100 for growing cannabis
1973 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1980 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1983 - Pres Reagan calls the USSR an "Evil Empire"
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1985/ - 1987 - FBI apprehends most wanted Claude L Dallas, Jr in Calif
1991 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1991 - Planeloads of US troops arrive home from the Persian Gulf, Iraq hands over 40 foreign journalists & 2 American soldiers it captured
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1992/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1999/ - 1999 - The Supreme Court of the United States upholds the murder convictions of Timothy McVeigh for the Oklahoma City bombing.
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2004/ -


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Posted By: Don Quixote
Date Posted: 10-Mar-2012 at 01:00
Today, March 9th:
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/141bc/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1745/ - 1745 - Bells for 1st American carillon shipped from England to Boston
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1765/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1822/ - 1822 - Charles Graham of NY patents artificial teeth
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1834/ - 1834 - French Foreign Legion is founded.
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1839/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1841/ - 1841 - US Supreme Court rules Negroes are free (Amistad Incident)
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1842/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1858/ - 1858 - Albert Potts of Philadelphia patents the street mailbox
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1860/ - 1860 - 1st Japanese ambassador arrives in SF en route to Washington
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1861/ - 1861 - Confederate currency authorized-$50, $100, $500, $1,000
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1862/ - 1862 - "Monitor" (Union) & "Merrimack" (Rebel) battle in Hampton Roads
US President Ulysses S. Grant http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1864/ - 1864 - Ulysses S. Grant is appointed commander of Union Army
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1868/ - 1889 - Kansas passes 1st general antitrust law in US
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1893/ - 1914 - US Sen Albert Fall (Teapot Dome) demands "Cubanisation of Mexico"
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1916/ - 1916 - General Fransisco "Poncho" Villa invades US (18 killed)
1962 - US advisors in South-Vietnam join the fight
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1963/ - 1975 - Construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System begins.
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1976/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1977/ - 1977 - Hanafi Moslems invade 3 buildings in Wash DC, siege ended Mar 11th
1986 - NASA announces searchers found remains of Challenger astronauts
1989 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1990/ - 1991 - US 70th manned space mission STS 39 (Discovery 12) launches into orbit
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1993/ -


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Posted By: Don Quixote
Date Posted: 10-Mar-2012 at 22:17
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/418/ - Today, March 10th
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1681/ - 1681 - English Quaker William Penn receives charter from Charles II, making him sole proprietor of colonial American territory Pennsylvania
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1734/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1849/ - 1849 - Abraham Lincoln applies for a patent; only US president to do so
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1861/ - 1862 - US issues 1st paper money ($5, $10, $20, $50, $100, $500 & $1000)
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1864/ - 1864 - Grant is named commander of the Union armies
1864 - Red River campaign LA
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1865/ - 1865 - Battle of Monroe's Crossroads, NC
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1874/ - 1874 - Purdue University (Indiana) admits it's 1st student
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1876/ - 1902 - A United States court of appeals rules that Thomas Edison did not invent the movie camera.
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1903/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1933/ - 1933 - Major earthquake in Long Beach, Calif
1933 - Nevada becomes 1st US state to regulate narcotics
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1934/ - 1945 - US troops lands on Mindanao
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1964/ - 1964 - US reconnaissance plane shot down over East Germany
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1965/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1969/ - 1969 - James Earl Ray pleads guilty in murder of Martin Luther King Jr
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1970/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1971/ - 1971 - Senate approves amendment lowering voting age to 18
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1982/ - 1982 - The United States places an embargo on Libyan petroleum imports because of their support of terrorist groups.
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1983/ - 1990 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1991/ -


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Posted By: Don Quixote
Date Posted: 11-Mar-2012 at 19:24
Today, March 11:
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1425bc/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1665/ - 1665 - NY approves new code guaranteeing Protestants religious rights
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1669/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1779/ - 1779 - US army Corps of Engineers established (1st time)
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1789/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1823/ - 1823 - 1st normal school in US opens, Concord Academy, Concord, Vt
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1824/ - 1824 - US War Dept creates the Bureau of Indian Affair
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1835/ - 1835 - HMS Beagle anchors off Valparaiso, Chile
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1845/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1861/ - 1861 - Confederate convention in Montgomery, adopts constitution
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1862/ - 1862 - Lincoln removes McClellen as general-in-chief & makes him head of
1862 - 12] Gen Stonewall Jackson evacuates Winchester Virginia Army of the Potomac. Gen Henry Halleck is named general-in-chief
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1864/ - 1864 - Skirmish at Calfkiller Creek (Sparta), Tennessee
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1865/ - 1865 - Gen Sherman's Union forces occupies Fayetteville, NC
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1867/ - 1918 - First confirmed cases of the Spanish Flu are observed at Fort Riley, Kansas.
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1919/ - 1942 - Gen MacArthur leaves Corregidor (Bataan) for Australia
1953 - American B-47 accidentally drops a nuclear bomb on South Carolina, the bomb doesn't go off due to 6 safety catches
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1954/ - 1954 - US Army charges Senator Joseph McCarthy used undue pressure tactics
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1956/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1977/ - 1977 - Moslems hold 130 hostages in Wash DC
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1978/ -


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Posted By: Don Quixote
Date Posted: 13-Mar-2012 at 00:49
Today, March 12th:
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/538/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1664/ - 1664 - 1st naturalization act in American colonies
1664 - New Jersey becomes a British colony
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1689/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1755/ - 1755 - 1st steam engine in America installed, to pump water from a mine
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1773/ - 1773 - Jeanne Baptiste Pointe de Sable found settlement now known as Chicago
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1799/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1850/ - 1850 - 1st US $20 gold piece issued
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1857/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1865/ - 1865 - Affair near Lone Jack, Missouri
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1867/ - 1868 - Congress abolishes manufacturer's tax
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1884/ - 1884 - Mississippi establishes 1st US state college for women
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1888/ - 1894 - In Vicksburg, Mississippi, USA, Coca-Cola is sold in bottles for the first time.
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1896/ - 1904 - Andrew Carnegie establishes Carnegie Hero Fund
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1906/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1933/ - 1933 - FDR conducts his 1st "fireside chat"
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1934/ - 1945 - NY is 1st to prohibit discrimination by race & creed in employment
1947 - Pres Truman introduces Truman-doctrine to fight communism
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1948/ - 1959 - US House joins Senate approving Hawaii statehood
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1961/ - 1964 - Malcolm X resigns from Nation of Islam
1966 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1967/ - 1968 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1969/ -


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Posted By: Don Quixote
Date Posted: 13-Mar-2012 at 21:05
March 13:
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1677/ - 1677 - Massachusetts gains title to Maine for $6,000
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1852/ - - 1865 -
Jefferson Davis signs bill authorizing use of slaves as soldiers
1865 -
US Confederate Congress calls on black slaves for field service
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1868/ - 1868 - Senate begins Pres Andrew Johnson impeachment trial
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1869/ - - 1897 -
San Diego State University is founded.

http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1900/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1918/ - 1918 - American Red Magen David (Jewish Red Cross) forms
1925 - Tennessee makes it unlawful to teach evolution
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1928/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1963/ - 1963 - 2 Russian reconnaissance flights over Alaska
1997 - The Phoenix lights were seen over Phoenix, Arizona by hundreds of people, and by millions on television. They are now a hotly debated controversy.
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2003/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2008/ - 2008 - Gold prices on the New York Mercantile Exchange hit $1,000.00 an ounce for the first time.




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Posted By: Don Quixote
Date Posted: 15-Mar-2012 at 01:33
Today, March, 14th:
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1489/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1629/ - 1629 - England granted a royal charter to Massachusetts Bay Colony
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1644/ - 1644 - England grants patent for Providence Plantations (now Rhode Island)
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1647/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1743/ - 1743 - 1st American town meeting (Boston's Faneuil Hall)
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1757/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1812/ - 1812 - Congress authorizes war bonds to finance War of 1812
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1821/ - 1821 - African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church founded (NY)
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1826/ - 1826 - General Congress of South American States assembles at Panama
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1836/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1862/ - 1862 - Battle of New Bern NC: General Burnside conquers New Bern
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1864/ - 1864 - Union troops occupy Fort de Russy, Louisiana
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1869/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1870/ - 1870 - California legislature approves act making Golden Gate Park possible
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1875/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1888/ - 1888 - 2nd largest snowfall in NYC history (21")
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1889/ - 1900 - US currency goes on gold standard
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1901/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1910/ - 1910 - Lakeview Gusher, the largest U.S. oil well gusher near Bakersfield, California, vented to atmosphere.
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1912/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1913/ - 1913 - John D Rockefeller gives $100 million to Rockefeller Foundation
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1914/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1933/ - 1933 - Civilian Conservation Corp, begins tree conservation
1958 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1967 - JFK's body moved from temporary grave to a permanent memorial
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1968/ - 1976 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1978/ -


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Posted By: Don Quixote
Date Posted: 15-Mar-2012 at 16:34
March 15:
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/44bc/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1781/ - 1781 - Battle of Guilford Court House, SC (British suffer heavy losses)
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1783/ - 1783 - In an emotional speech in Newburgh, New York, George Washington asks his officers not to support the Newburgh Conspiracy. The plea is successful and the threatened coup d'etat never takes place.
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1812/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1820/ - 1820 - Maine admitted as 23rd state
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1827/ - 1827 - Freedom's Journal, 1st Black newspaper, publishes
1827 - University of Toronto is chartered
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1848/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1855/ - 1855 - Louisiana establishes 1st health board to regulate quarantine
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1862/ - 1862 - Gen John Hunt Morgan begins 4 days of raids near Gallatin, TN
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1864/ - 1864 - Red River Campaign-Union forces reach Alexandria, LA
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1867/ - 1867 - Michigan becomes 1st state to tax property to support a university
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1869/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1875/ - 1875 - 1st US cardinal (John McCloskey) invested
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1877/ - 1892 - NY State unveils automatic ballot booth (voting machine)
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1897/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1913/ - 1913 - 1st presidential press conference (Woodrow Wilson)
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1919/ - 1919 - American Legion forms (Paris)
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1922/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1930/ - 1930 - 1st seaplane glider flown, Port Washington, NY
1930 - 1st streamlined submarine of US navy, USS Nautilus, launched
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1933/ - 1933 - NAACP begins coordinated attack on segregation & discrimination
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1934/ - 1934 - US Information Service opens
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1935/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1937/ - 1937 - 1st blood bank forms (Chicago IL)
1937 - 1st state contraceptive clinic opens (Raleigh NC)
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1939/ - 1955 - US Air Force unveils self-guided missile
1958 - USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1959/ - 1968 - US Mint stops buying & selling gold
1977 - US House of Reps begin 90 day test of televising its sessions
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1978/ - 1992 - UN officially embarks on its largest peacekeeping operation
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Posted By: Don Quixote
Date Posted: 16-Mar-2012 at 13:45
March 16th:
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/597bc/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1621/ - 1621 - Native American chief visits colony of Plymouth Mass
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1641/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1802/ - 1802 - Law signed to establish US Milt Academy (West Point, NY)
1802 - US army Corps of Engineers established (2nd time)
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1815/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1827/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1829/ - 1829 - Ohio authorizes high school night classes
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1830/ - 1830 - New York Stock Exchange slowest day ever (31 shares traded)
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1833/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1836/ - 1836 - Texas approves a constitution
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1850/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1861/ - 1861 - Arizona Territory votes to leave the Union
1861 - Confederate government appoints commissioners to Britain
1861 - Edward Clark became Governor of Texas, replacing Sam Houston, who was evicted from the office for refusing to take an oath of loyalty to the Confederacy.
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1862/ - 1862 - Battle at Pound Gap Kentucky: Confederates separate battles
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1865/ - 1865 - Battle of Averasboro NC (1,500 casualities)
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1867/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1869/ - 1869 - Hiram R Revels makes 1st official speech by a black in the Senate
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1871/ - 1916 - US & Canada sign migratory bird treaty
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1918/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1930/ - 1930 - USS Constitution (Old Ironsides) floated out to become a natl shrine
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1931/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1934/ - 1934 - Congress passes Migratory Bird Conservation Act
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1935/ - 1955 - President Eisenhower upheld the use of atomic weapons in case of war
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1956/ - 1962 - US Super-Constellation disappears above Pacific Ocean, kills 167
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1964/ - 1968 - Robert F Kennedy announces presidential campaign
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1977/ - 1977 - US president Carter pleads for Palestinian homeland
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1978/ - 1978 - US Senate accepts Panama Canal treaty
1978 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1984/ - 1984 - Gunmen kidnap William Buckley, CIA station chief in Beirut
1988 - US sends 3000 soldiers to Nicaragua's neighbor Honduras
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1991/ - 1995 - Mississippi House of Representatives formally abolishes slavery & ratifies 13th Amendment



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Posted By: tjadams
Date Posted: 16-Mar-2012 at 15:37
16 March
1751- James Madison, 4th president, former Sec. of State and congressman, "Father of the US Constitution" is born.
1802- Thomas Jefferson establishes West Point Military Academy.


Posted By: Centrix Vigilis
Date Posted: 16-Mar-2012 at 17:11
For tomorrow... today... as I am on the road again.
 
Battle of Powder River (1876) - The opening battle of the Black Hills War, between the U.S. Army and the http://www.legendsofamerica.com/na-sioux.html - and http://www.legendsofamerica.com/na-cheyenne.html - , the skirmish occurred in March, 1876 when Brigadier General George Crook advanced north from Fort Fetterman in present day http://www.legendsofamerica.com/wy-mainpage.html - . Discovering an Indian trail, he sent Colonel Joseph J. Reynolds and six troops of the 2d and 3d Cavalry to find a village he suspected to be at the end of the trail. At dawn on March 17th, in the Powder River Valley, Reynolds located and charged the village. The surprised inhabitants fled from their lodges to the bluffs above the valley, occupied the commanding heights, and poured a deadly fire at the troops below. After burning most of the village, Reynolds captured the Indian ponies and hastily retreated. That night the warriors surprised him and recaptured all their ponies. Crook reunited his forces but, discouraged by the setback, the shortage of supplies, and the bitter cold and deep snow, he returned to Fort Fetterman to refit. If anything, he had succeeded only in stiffening Indian resistance.

Today, the battle site is a privately owned ranch. The Indian village was situated on the west side of the Powder River. In 1923 the river overflowed and covered the bottom land with about a foot of silt. The mesa and bluffs from which the Indians counterattacked are unchanged. A marker is located near the northern edge of Moorhead. The battle site is accessible via an unimproved road, about four miles northeast of Moorhead, Montana.


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"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: 16-Mar-2012 at 17:51
Very interesting, CV. Here an illustration to go with it - showing the return of Crooks' forces to Fort Fetterman:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/94/Crook.jpg">File:Crook.jpg
Sketch of General Crook's arrival at Fort Fetterman in Montana following his unsuccessful 1876 Bighorn Expedition. Etching from Frank Leslie's Magazine.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Powder_River - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Powder_River


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Posted By: Don Quixote
Date Posted: 17-Mar-2012 at 22:14
Today, March 17th:
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/45bc/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1766/ - 1766 - Britain repeals the Stamp Act
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1776/ - 1776 - British forces evacuate Boston to Nova Scotia during Revolutionary War
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1800/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1833/ - 1833 - Phoenix Society forms (NY)
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1836/ - 1836 - Texas abolishes slavery
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1842/ - 1842 - Indians land in Ohio, a 12 square mile area in Upper Sandusky
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1845/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1854/ - 1854 - 1st park land purchased by a US city, Worcester, Mass
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1860/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1863/ - 1863 - Battle of Kelly's Ford, VA (211 casualities)
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1868/ - 1876 - Gen Crook destroy Cheyennes & Oglala-Sioux indian camps
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1877/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1886/ - 1886 - Carrollton Massacre, (Mississippi) 20 blacks killed
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1891/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1894/ - 1894 - US & China sign treaty preventing Chinese laborers from entering US
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1897/ - 1917 - Delta Phi Epsilon is founded at New York University Law School.
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1927/ - 1927 - US government doesn't sign league of Nations disarmament treaty
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1929/ - 1942 - Gen Doug MacArthur arrives in Australia to become supreme commander
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1943/ - 1953 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1960/ - 1960 - Eisenhower forms anti-Castro-exile army under the CIA
1966 - US sub locates missing H-bomb in Mediterranean
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1968/ - 1970 - US casts their 1st UN Security Council veto (Support England)
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1972/ - 1976 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1977/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2008/ - 2008 - New York State Governor Eliot Spitzer resigns after a scandal involving a high-end prostitute. David Paterson becomes acting New York State governor.


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Posted By: tjadams
Date Posted: 18-Mar-2012 at 01:20
Originally posted by Don Quixote

Today, March 17th:

http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1836/ - 1836 - Texas abolishes slavery

I'm perplexed by this one entry: Texas, a slave state until 1865, abolishes slavery.
In 1836 Texas had an estimated population of 38,470, only 5,000 of whom were slaves. The  http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/qdt01 - Texas Revolution  assured slaveholders of the future of their institution. The  http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/mhc01 - Constitution of the Republic of Texas  (1836) provided that slaves would remain the property of their owners, that the Texas Congress could not prohibit the immigration of slaveholders bringing their property, and that slaves could be imported from the United States (although not from Africa). Given those protections, slavery expanded rapidly during the period of the republic.
http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/yps01 - http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/yps01



Posted By: Don Quixote
Date Posted: 19-Mar-2012 at 00:22
Today, March 19:
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/37/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1541/ - 1541 - Hernan de Soto observes 1st recorded flood in America (Mississippi R)
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1582/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1673/ - 1673 - Lord Berkley sells his half of New Jersey to the Quakers
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1754/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1818/ - 1818 - Congress approves 1st pensions for government service
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1834/ - 1834 - 1st railroad tunnel in US completed, in Penn (275 m long)
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1865/ - 1865 - Battle of Wilson's raid to Selma, AL
1865 - Congress of Confederate States of American adjourns for last time
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1870/ - 1870 - 1st US National Wildlife Preserve (Lake Meritt in Oakland California)
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1871/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1874/ - 1874 - Hawaii signs a treaty with the United States granting exclusive trading rights.
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1877/ - 1877 - President Hayes appoints Frederick Douglass marshal of Wash DC
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1881/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1890/ - 1890 - 1st US state naval militia organized (Massachusetts)
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1891/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1911/ - 1911 - North Dakota enacts a hail insurance law
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1913/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1919/ - 1919 - Order of DeMolay forms in Kansas City
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1920/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1937/ - 1937 - Gas explosion in school in New London Texas: 294 die
1938 - NY 1st requires serological blood tests of pregnant women
1945 - US Task Force 58 attacks targets on Kiushu
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1948/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1949/ - 1949 - NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Org) ratified
1959 - President Dwight D Eisenhower signs Hawaii statehood bill
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1961/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1970/ - 1970 - -25) US Postal begins strike
1977 - US restricts citizens from visiting Cuba, Vietnam, N Korea & Cambodia
1987 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1989/ - 1989 - 27th space shuttle mission, STS-29 (Discovery 8), returns to Earth
1989 - California Quake amusement ride opens at Universal Studios



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Posted By: Don Quixote
Date Posted: 19-Mar-2012 at 00:35
Originally posted by tjadams

Originally posted by Don Quixote

Today, March 17th:

http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1836/ - 1836 - Texas abolishes slavery

I'm perplexed by this one entry: Texas, a slave state until 1865, abolishes slavery.
In 1836 Texas had an estimated population of 38,470, only 5,000 of whom were slaves. The  http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/qdt01 - Texas Revolution  assured slaveholders of the future of their institution. The  http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/mhc01 - Constitution of the Republic of Texas  (1836) provided that slaves would remain the property of their owners, that the Texas Congress could not prohibit the immigration of slaveholders bringing their property, and that slaves could be imported from the United States (although not from Africa). Given those protections, slavery expanded rapidly during the period of the republic.
http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/yps01 - http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/yps01


Yes, I think this was bad wording - on March 17 Texas abolishes the slave trade, not slavery per se. On March 17, 1836, Texas prohibited the slave trade, but according to the Constitution of Texas, article #9:
"...All persons of color who were slaves for life before coming to Texas shall remain so. Congress shall pass no laws to forbid emigrants to the state to bring slaves with them, and hold them for the same tenure by which slaves were hold in the United States...the importation or admission of Africans or Negroes in this republic, excepting for the United States of America, is prohibited, and declared to be piracy..."
http://books.google.com/books?id=FVS5d5Pe8EoC&pg=PA266&lpg=PA266&dq=march+17+texas+abolishes+slave+trade&source=bl&ots=v0RUsGd0Pa&sig=tml9kuJ23Vujyu-arfqjl3I8cII&hl=en&sa=X&ei=EcNmT-zone7RiAL156WjDw&ved=0CGIQ6AEwCQ#v=onepage&q=march%2017%20texas%20abolishes%20slave%20trade&f=false - http://books.google.com/books?id=FVS5d5Pe8EoC&pg=PA266&lpg=PA266&dq=march+17+texas+abolishes+slave+trade&source=bl&ots=v0RUsGd0Pa&sig=tml9kuJ23Vujyu-arfqjl3I8cII&hl=en&sa=X&ei=EcNmT-zoNe7RiAL156WjDw&ved=0CGIQ6AEwCQ#v=onepage&q=march%2017%20texas%20abolishes%20slave%20trade&f=false

Sorry for not seeing it, and thank you for pointing it out, TJSmile!



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Posted By: Don Quixote
Date Posted: 19-Mar-2012 at 17:15
March 19:
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1628/ - 1628 - Massachusetts colony founded by Englishmen
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1644/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1687/ - 1687 - Explorer Robert Cavelier de La Salle, searching for the mouth of the Mississippi River, is murdered by his own men.
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1702/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1748/ - 1748 - English Naturalization Act passes granting Jews right to colonize US
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1775/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1822/ - 1822 - Boston, Mass incorporated as a city
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1831/ - 1831 - 1st US bank robbery (City Bank, NY/$245,000)
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1859/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1863/ - 1863 - The SS Georgiana, said to have been the most powerful Confederate cruiser, is destroyed on her maiden voyage with a cargo of munitions, medicines and merchandise then valued at over $1,000,000. The wreck was discovered on the same day and month, exactly 102 years later by then teenage diver and pioneer underwater archaeologist E. Lee Spence.
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1864/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1865/ - 1865 - Battle of Bentonville-Confederates retreat from Greenville NC
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1866/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1895/ - 1895 - Los Angeles Railway established to provide streetcar service
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1897/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1917/ - 1917 - US Supreme Court upheld 8-hr work day for railroad employees
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1918/ - 1918 - Congress authorizes time zones & approves daylight saving time
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1920/ - 1920 - US Senate rejects Treaty of Versailles for 2nd time refusing to ratify League of Nations' covenant (maintaining isolation policy)
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1921/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1931/ - 1931 - Nevada legalizes gambling
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1932/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1942/ - 1942 - FDR orders men between 45 & 64 to register for non military duty
1945 - US Task Force 58 attacks ships near Kobe/Kure
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1946/ - 1965 - The wreck of the SS Georgiana, valued at over $50,000,000 and said to have been the most powerful Confederate cruiser, was discovered by then teenage diver and pioneer underwater archaeologist E. Lee Spence exactly 102 years after its destruction.
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1966/ - 1969 - Chicago 8 indicted in aftermath of Chicago Democratic convention
1975 - Penn is 1st state to allow girls to compete with boys in HS sports
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1976/ - 1985 - Senate votes 55-45, to authorize production of the MX missile
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1987/ - 1997 - Supreme Court hears Internet indecency arguments
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1998/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2002/ - 2002 - U.S. invasion of Afghanistan: Operation Anaconda ends (started on March 2) after killing 500 Taliban and al Qaeda fighters with 11 allied troop fatalities.
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2004/ -


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Posted By: Don Quixote
Date Posted: 19-Mar-2012 at 19:23
March 19 in history of Washington State, the US:

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=5251 - Hudson's Bay Company opens Fort Vancouver on March 19, 1825.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=9780 - Virgil G. Bogue, James Gregg, Andy Drury, and Mattew Champion find Stampede Pass for the Northern Pacific Railroad on March 19, 1881.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=452 - Redmond beginnings: Melrose Post Office name changed to Redmond on March 19, 1883.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=8940 - Washington State Legislature passes law prohibiting the sale of alcohol on the University of Washington campus in Seattle on March 19, 1895.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=9067 - Ferndale incorporates on March 19, 1907.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=9573 - Turman G. Wilson and Utah E. Wilson kidnap Jo Ann Dewey in Vancouver, Washington, on March 19, 1950.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=9725 - Port of Poulsbo is established on March 19, 1951.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=8264 - Nutty Narrows Bridge opens in Longview on March 19, 1963.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=8187 - Trips Festival is held in Seattle Eagles Hall on March 19, 1967.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=2989 - In ceremony originally scheduled for New Year's Eve, Carl Smool ignites fire sculptures at Seattle Center on March 19, 2000.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=2989 - http://www.historylink.org/ - http://www.historylink.org/




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Posted By: Don Quixote
Date Posted: 20-Mar-2012 at 21:59
March 20th:
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/141/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1760/ - 1760 - Great Fire of Boston destroys 349 buildings
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1800/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1816/ - 1816 - US Supreme Court affirms its right to review state court decisions
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1833/ - 1833 - US & Siam sign commercial treaty
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1848/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1863/ - 1863 - Battle of Pensacola FL -evacuated by Federals
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1865/ - 1865 - 2nd day of Battle of Bentonville NC
1865 - Michigan authorizes workers' cooperatives
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1868/ - 1868 - Jesse James Gang robs bank in Russelville Kentucky of $14,000
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1883/ - 1885 - Yiddish theater opens in NY with Golldfaden operetta
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1886/ - 1886 - 1st AC power plant in US begins commercial operation, Mass
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1888/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1896/ - 1896 - Marines land in Nicaragua to protect US citizens
1952 - US senate ratifies peace treaty with Japan
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1953/ - 1953 - Senator Edwin C Johnson offers a bill to give clubs the sole
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1954/ - 1969 - US president Nixon proclaims he will end Vietnam war in 1970
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1971/ - 1980 - US appeals to International Court on hostages in Iran
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1981/ - 1989 - Richard J Kerr replaces Robert M Gates as deputy director of CIA
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1990/ - 1991 - US forgives $2 billion in loans to Poland
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1992/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2003/ - 2003 - Invasion of Iraq by American and British led coalition begins without United Nations support and in defiance of world opinion



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Posted By: Don Quixote
Date Posted: 21-Mar-2012 at 21:31
March 21th:
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/630/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1788/ - 1788 - Fire destroyed 856 buildings in New Orleans Louisiana
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1790/ - 1790 - Thomas Jefferson reports to Pres Washington in NY as Sec of State
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1791/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1843/ - 1843 - Preacher William Miller of Mass predicts the world will end today
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1844/ - 1844 - The original date predicted by William Miller for the return of Christ.
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1851/ - 1851 - Yosemite Valley discovered in California
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1857/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1859/ - 1859 - Zoological Society of Philadelphia, 1st in US, incorporated
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1860/ - 1860 - US extradition treaty with Sweden
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1863/ - 1863 - Naval Engagement at Havana Cuba-USS Henrick Hudson vs BR Wild Pigeon
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1864/ - 1864 - Battle at Henderson's Hill (Bayou Rapids) Louisiana
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1865/ - 1865 - Battle of Bentonville ends, last Confederate effort to stop Sherman
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1866/ - 1866 - Congress authorizes national soldiers' homes
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1907/ - 1907 - US invades Honduras
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1909/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1913/ - 1913 - -26] Flood in Ohio, kills 400
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1914/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1923/ - 1923 - US foreign minister Charles Hughes refuses USSR recognition
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1924/ - 1924 - Mass Investors Trust becomes 1st mutual fund set up in US
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1925/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1944/ - 1944 - Gen Eisenhower postpones S France invasion until after Normandy
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1945/ - 1946 - UN set up temporary HQ at Hunter (now Lehman) College (Bronx)
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1947/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1963/ - 1963 - Alcatraz federal penitentiary in SF Bay closed
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1969/ - 1969 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1970/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1972/ - 1972 - US Supreme Court rules states can't require 1-yr residency to vote
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1973/ - 1984 - Part of Central Park is named Strawberry Fields honoring John Lennon
1984 - Soviet sub crashes into USS aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk off Japan
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Posted By: Don Quixote
Date Posted: 22-Mar-2012 at 18:39
March 22nd:
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/238/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1622/ - 1622 - 1st American Indian (Powhattan) massacre of whites Jamestown Virginia, 347 slain
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1630/ - 1630 - 1st colonial legislation prohibiting gambling enacted (Boston)
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1638/ - 1638 - Religious dissident Anne Hutchinson expelled from Mass Bay Colony
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1680/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1765/ - 1765 - Stamp Act passed; 1st direct British tax on colonists
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1775/ - 1775 - Edmund Burke presents his 13 articles to the English parliament
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1778/ - 1778 - Capt Cook sights Cape Flattery, in Washington state
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1784/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1790/ - 1790 - Thomas Jefferson becomes the 1st US Secretary of State
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1794/ - 1794 - Congress bans US vessels from supplying slaves to other countries
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1865/ - 1865 - Raid at Wilson's: Chickaswas AL to Macon GA
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1871/ - 1871 - William Holden of NC becomes 1st governor removed by impeachment
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1872/ - 1872 - Illinois becomes 1st state to require sexual equality in employment
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1873/ - 1882 - Edmunds Act adopted by US to suppress polygamy in the territories
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1888/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1946/ - 1946 - 1st US rocket to leave the Earth's atmosphere (50 miles up)
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1947/ - 1947 - President Truman signs executive order calling for loyalty
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1952/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1957/ - 1957 - Earthquake gives SF shakes
1957 - Republic of India adopts Saka calendar along with Gregorian
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1958/ - 1965 - US confirms its troops used chemical warfare against the Vietcong
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1967/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1988/ - 1988 - Congress overrides Reagan's veto of sweeping civil rights bill
1989 - US Supreme Court upholds 1 person 1 vote rule of NYC Board of Estimate
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1991/ - 1991 - Law enforcement officers raid fraternities at U of Va seizing drugs



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Posted By: Don Quixote
Date Posted: 22-Mar-2012 at 18:44
March 22nd in Washintong state history:

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=5035 - British explorer Captain James Cook names Cape Flattery on March 22, 1778.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=8673 - The ship Tonquin out of New York City sights the mouth of the Columbia River on March 22, 1811.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=5064 - Longshoremen strike the Tacoma Mill Company on March 22, 1886.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=5405 - Edison agents turn on first central incandescent lighting plant west of the Rockies in Seattle on March 22, 1886.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=488 - Auburn beginnings: Christopher Post Office opens on March 22, 1887.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=5471 - Washington abolishes the death penalty on March 22, 1913.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=7734 - Irish poet and playwright William Butler Yeats lectures in Tacoma on March 22, 1920.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=9798 - Electric generators at Grand Coulee Dam go online for the first time on March 22, 1941.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=9059 - Hanford Engineer Works Village, a federal project to house workers on the Manhattan Project, breaks ground in Richland on March 22, 1943.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=7421 - Group Health Cooperative dedicates Northgate Clinic on March 22, 1958.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=5279 - Washington state ratifies Equal Rights amendment to U.S. Constitution (which fails nationally) on March 22, 1973.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=4156 - Seattle Public Library's Radio Talking Book takes to the air on March 22, 1973.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=7417 - Group Health Cooperative nurses walk out on March 22, 1995.

Note: All WA Today Events I post from this site http://www.historylink.org/ - http://www.historylink.org/   so if I say "Ibid" or no not give another specifications, it's from it.





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Posted By: Don Quixote
Date Posted: 23-Mar-2012 at 23:40
March 23rd:
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1026/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1775/ - 1775 - Patrick Henry proclaims "Give me liberty or give me death"
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1794/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1862/ - 1862 - Battle of Kernstown VA-Jackson begins his Valley Campaign
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1865/ - 1865 - General Sherman/Cox' troops reach Goldsboro NC
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1867/ - 1867 - Congress passes 2nd Reconstruction Act over Pres Johnson's veto
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1868/ - 1868 - University of California founded (Oakland California)
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1879/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1889/ - 1889 - Pres Harrison opens Oklahoma for white colonization
1896 - The Raines Law is passed by the New York State Legislature, restricting Sunday sale of alcohol to hotels.
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1901/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1934/ - 1934 - US Congress accepts Philippines independence in 1945
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1936/ - 1942 - US move native-born of Japanese ancestry into detention centers
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1943/ - 1945 - Largest operation in Pacific war, 1,500 US Navy ships bomb Okinawa
1945 - Premier Churchill visits Montgomery's headquarter in Straelen
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1946/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1970/ - 1970 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1971/ - 1973 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1978/ - 1978 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1979/ - 1985 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1986/ - 1987 - US offers military protection to Kuwaiti ships in the Persian Gulf
2005 - A major explosion at the Texas City Refinery kills 15 workers.
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2006/ - 2006 - The Federal Reserve discontinues publishing M3 money supply.
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Posted By: Don Quixote
Date Posted: 23-Mar-2012 at 23:42
March 23rd in WA State history:

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=535 - Birch Post Office opens on March 23, 1892.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=3725 - Alice Lord sparks Seattle waitresses to organize on March 23, 1900.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=5085 - Tacoma City Light's Cushman Dam No. 1 on the Skokomish River delivers electricity on March 23, 1926.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=8460 - A key part of the work to build the scenic Mountain Loop Highway linking Granite Falls to Darrington (Snohomish County) begins on March 23, 1936.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=3722 - George McCormick walks around Vashon Island on March 23, 1938.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=1990 - Helix, Seattle's first underground newspaper, debuts on March 23, 1967.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=2034 - Seattle City Council appoints Floyd C. Miller as mayor of Seattle on March 23, 1969.




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Posted By: Don Quixote
Date Posted: 24-Mar-2012 at 11:51
March 24th:
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1379/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1629/ - 1629 - 1st game law passed in American colonies, by Virginia
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1645/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1664/ - 1664 - Roger Williams is granted a charter to colonize Rhode Island
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1721/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1765/ - 1765 - Britain enacts Quartering Act, required colonists to provide temporary housing to British soldiers
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1792/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1832/ - 1832 - Mormon Joseph Smith beaten, tarred & feathered in Ohio
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1837/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1855/ - 1855 - Manhattan Kansas founded as New Boston Kansas
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1860/ - 1860 - Clipper Andrew Jackson arrives in SF, 89 days out of NY
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1868/ - 1868 - Metropolitan Life Insurance Co forms
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1877/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1880/ - 1880 - Tobacco Growers' Mutual Insurance Company incorporates in CT
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1882/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1887/ - 1887 - Oscar Straus appointed 1st Jewish ambassador from US (to Turkey)
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1890/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1894/ - 1894 - 37 miners killed at Franklin, WA
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1898/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1900/ - 1900 - New York City Mayor Robert Anderson Van Wyck breaks ground for a new underground "Rapid Transit Railroad" that would link Manhattan and Brooklyn.
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1906/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1920/ - 1920 - 1st US coast guard air station established (Morehead City NC)
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1922/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1932/ - 1932 - 1st US radio broadcast from a moving train (Belle Baker WABC from MD)
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1933/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1934/ - 1934 - US declares the Philippines to become independent in 1945
1934 - U.S. Congress passes the Tydings-McDuffie Act.
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1935/ - 1937 - National Gallery of Art established by Congress
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1941/ - 1945 - US minesweepers reach Kerama Retto, South coast of Okinawa
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1947/ - 1947 - Congress proposes 2-term limitation on the presidency
1947 - John D Rockefeller Jr donates NYC East River site to the UN
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1949/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1953/ - 1953 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1955/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1982/ - 1982 - US sub Jacksonville collides with a Turkish freighter near Virginia
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Posted By: Don Quixote
Date Posted: 24-Mar-2012 at 11:53
March 24th in Washington State history:

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=9505 - Seattle Public Health Commissioner demand for removal of houseboats is reported on March 24, 1922.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=135 - Jewish Chronicle is launched in Seattle on March 24, 1932.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=1483 - University of Washington is said on March 24, 1948, to have more than 150 Communists or sympathizers.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=3361 - Washington State Legislature passes Community College Act on March 24, 1967.




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Posted By: Don Quixote
Date Posted: 25-Mar-2012 at 12:22
March 25th:
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1584/ - 1584 - Sir Walter Raleigh renews Humphrey Gilbert's patent to explore North America
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1598/ - 1598 - Cornelis de Houtman's fleet departs for East-Indies
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1609/ - 1609 - Henry Hudson embarks on an exploration for Dutch East India Co
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1634/ - 1634 - Lord Baltimore founded Catholic colony of Maryland
1634 - The first settlers arrive in Maryland.
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1647/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1776/ - 1776 - Continental Congress authorized a medal for George Washington
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1802/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1813/ - 1813 - 1st US flag flown in battle on the Pacific, frigate Essex
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1814/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1856/ - 1856 - A E Burnside patents Burnside carbine
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1857/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1864/ - 1864 - Battle of Paducah, KY (Forrest's raid)
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1865/ - 1865 - Battle of Bluff Spring, FL
1865 - Battle of Fort Stedman, VA - in front of Petersburg
1865 - Battle of Mobile, AL (Spanish Fort, Fort Morgan, Fort Blakely)
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1898/ - 1898 - Intercollegiate Trapshooting Association formed in NYC
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1900/ - 1900 - US Socialist Party forms in Indianapolis
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1901/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1905/ - 1905 - Rebel battle flags captured during war are returned to South
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1907/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1915/ - 1915 - 1st submarine disaster; a US F-4 sank off Hawaii, killing 21
1937 - Wash Daily News is 1st US newspaper with perfumed advertising page
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1938/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1941/ - 1941 - Carolina Paprika Mills in Dillon SC, incorporated
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1942/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1945/ - 1945 - US 1st army breaks out bridgehead near Remagen
1945 - US 4th Armored div arrives at Hanau & Aschaffenburg
1945 - US Northern Tractor Flotilla departs Ulithi to Okinawa http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1946/ -
1955 - United States Customs seizes copies of Allen Ginsberg's poem "Howl" as obscene.
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1957/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1966/ - 1966 - US Supreme court rules "poll tax" unconstitutional
1968 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1969/ - 1996 - US issues newly-redesigned $100 bill



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Posted By: Don Quixote
Date Posted: 25-Mar-2012 at 12:26
March 25th in Washington State history:

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=9667 - During the War of 1812, a North West Company vessel carrying supplies departs eastern Canada for the Columbia River on March 25, 1813.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=5412 - Coal train runs on first railroad in Western Washington on March 25, 1872.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=508 - Fremont beginnings: Fremont Post Office opens on March 25, 1890.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=2664 - Gale lashes Puget Sound on March 25, 1897.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=8462 - The first ship calls at Port of Tacoma on March 25, 1921.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=5728 - Governor Clarence Martin signs the Revenue Act of 1935 on March 25, 1935.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=9114 - Seattle Master Builders Association and Seattle Post-Intelligencer sponsor first National Housing Exposition of the Pacific Northwest on March 25, 1939.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=1376 - Experimental College (ASUW) begins registration on March 25, 1968.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=2202 - Governor Dan Evans appoints first African American, Dr. Robert Flennaugh, to serve on UW Board of Regents on March 25, 1970.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=7969 - Puyallup Tribe of Indians accepts a $162 million settlement for lost land on March 25, 1990.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=8138 - Kyle Huff shoots and kills six people at a rave afterparty in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood on March 25, 2006.




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Posted By: Don Quixote
Date Posted: 26-Mar-2012 at 18:12
March 26th: http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1027/ -
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1790/ - 1790 - Congress passes Naturalization Act, requires 2-year residency
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1793/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1804/ - 1804 - Congress orders removal of Indians east of Mississippi to Louisiana
1804 - Territory of Orleans organizes in Louisiana Purchase
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1808/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1863/ - 1863 - Voters in West Virginia approve gradual emancipation of slaves
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1871/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1910/ - 1910 - US forbid immigration to criminals, anarchists, paupers & the sick
1945 - Generals Eisenhower/Bradley/Patton attack at Remagen the Rhine
1945 - US 7th Army crosses Rhine at Worms
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1954/ - 1954 - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Bikini Island
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1955/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1982/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1983/ - 1983 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1986/ -
And in WA state history:

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=8674 - Hawaiian Islanders conduct traditional funeral for drowned countryman near mouth of Columbia River on March 26, 1811.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=760 - Yesler Sawmill cuts first lumber on March 26, 1853.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=5190 - Native Americans attack Americans at the Cascades of the Columbia on March 26, 1856.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=509 - Boise beginnings: Boise Post Office opens on March 26, 1890.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=588 - Vashon Island beginnings: Cove Post Office opens on March 26, 1904.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=9688 - Raymond mill workers join regional strike on March 26, 1912.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=5414 - Seattle Metropolitan hockey team wins the Stanley Cup on March 26, 1917.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=953 - Sheriff's Dry Squad finds home brew at Stensland residence in Redmond on March 26, 1926.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=8267 - Betty MacDonald's Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle is published on March 26, 1947.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=1377 - Senator Robert Kennedy campaigns in Seattle on March 26, 1968.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=1929 - Seattle Public Library's first fine-free day yields return of 9,000 overdue books on March 26, 1970.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=2298 - Microsoft stock splits for the eighth time on March 26, 1999.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=2252 - Kingdome stadium is imploded on March 26, 2000.




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Posted By: Don Quixote
Date Posted: 27-Mar-2012 at 19:54
March 27th:
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/196bc/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1794/ - 1794 - US Navy forms
1794 - The United States Government establishes a permanent navy and authorizes the building of six frigates.
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1814/ - 1814 - Battle at Horseshoe Bend: General Andrew Jackson defeats the Red Sticks, part of the Creek Indian tribe near Dadeville, Alabama
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1836/ - 1836 - 1st Mormon temple dedicated (Kirtland Ohio)
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1841/ - 1866 - Pres Johnson vetoes civil rights bill; it later becomes 14th amend
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1868/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1890/ - 1890 - A tornado strikes Louisville, Kentucky, killing 76 and injuring 200.
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1906/ - 1906 - Founding of the Alpine Club of Canada in Winnipeg, Manitoba
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1910/ - 1943 - US begins assault on Fondouk-pass, Tunisia
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1944/ - 1945 - Gen Eisenhower declares German defenses on Western Front broken
1945 - Iwo Jima occupied, after 22,000 Japanese & 6,000 US killed
1945 - US 20th Army corps captures Wiesbaden
1945 - World War II: Operation Starvation, the aerial mining of Japan's ports and waterways begins.
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1948/ - 1956 - US seizes US communist newspaper "Daily Worker"
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1957/ - 1990 - The United States begins broadcasting TV Martí to Cuba in an effort to bridge the information blackout imposed by the Castro regime.
1997 - 39 cult memebers in California commit mass suicide (Hale-Bopp)
1997 - Martin Luther King's son meets with James Earl Ray
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Posted By: Don Quixote
Date Posted: 27-Mar-2012 at 20:00
March 27th in WA state history:

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=469 - Women win school suffrage on March 27, 1890.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=5437 - Public Accommodations Act takes effect on March 27, 1890.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=5452 - Kitsap County school district hires Jane A. Ruley, first African American teacher in county, on March 27, 1897.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=1079 - A falling log crushes a Monohon sawmill employee on March 27, 1907.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=2928 - Gunjiro Aoki weds Gladys Emery in Seattle on March 27, 1909, after leaving states that prohibit mixed-race marriages.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=2527 - Kingdome opens to a crowd of 54,000 on March 27, 1976.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=3800 - Evicted tenant stabs to death King County Police Detective Michael L. Raburn on March 27, 1984.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=7677 - Woodinville residents celebrate incorporation on March 27, 1993.





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Posted By: Don Quixote
Date Posted: 28-Mar-2012 at 19:04
March 28th:
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/37/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1774/ - 1774 - Britain passes Coercive Act against Massachusetts
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1776/ - 1776 - Juan Bautista de Anza finds the site for the Presidio of San Francisco.
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1794/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1796/ - 1796 - Bethel African Methodist Church of Phila is 1st US-African church
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1797/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1799/ - 1799 - NY State abolished slavery
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1802/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1804/ - 1804 - Ohio passed law restricting movement of Blacks, 1804
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1809/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1834/ - 1834 - Senate censure Pres Jackson for taking fed deposits from Bank of US
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1837/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1845/ - 1845 - Mexico drops diplomatic relations with US
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1849/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1862/ - 1862 - Skirmish at Bealeton Station, Virginia
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1866/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1885/ - 1885 - US Salvation Army officially organized
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1891/ - 1920 - Palm Sunday tornado outbreak of 1920 affects the Great Lakes region and Deep South states.
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1922/ - 1967 - UN Sect General U Thant makes public proposals for peace in Vietnam
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1969/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2003/ - 2003 - In a "friendly fire" incident, two A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft from the United States Idaho Air National Guard's 190th Fighter Squadron attack British tanks participating in the 2003 invasion of Iraq, killing British soldier Matty Hull.
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2005/ -
In WA state history:

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=1197 - Seattle First National Bank building is dedicated on March 28, 1969.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=10019 - Spokane environmental group Friends of the Falls unveils its Conceptual Plan for the Spokane River Gorge on March 28, 2002.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=3740 - Historic Boeing 307 Stratoliner ditches into Elliott Bay on March 28, 2002.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=9641 - Somali TV on Seattle Cable Access Network releases a video explaining Census 2010 to Somali American viewers on March 28, 2010.




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Posted By: Don Quixote
Date Posted: 29-Mar-2012 at 21:24
March 29th:
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/502/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1638/ - 1638 - 1st permanent white settlement in Delaware (Swedish Lutherans)
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1673/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1799/ - 1799 - New York passes a law aimed at gradually abolishing slavery in the state.
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1804/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1806/ - 1806 - Construction is authorized of the Great National Pike, better known as the Cumberland Road, becoming the first United States federal highway.
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1809/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1847/ - 1847 - 12,000 US troops capture Vera Cruz, Mexico
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1848/ - 1848 - Niagara Falls stops flowing for 30 hours due to an ice jam
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1849/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1852/ - 1852 - Ohio makes it illegal for children under 18 & women to work more than 10 hours a day
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1860/ - 1864 - Union General Steeles troops reach Arkadelphia Arkansas
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1865/ - 1865 - -Apr 9th], Appomattox campaign, VA , 7582 killed
1865 - Battle of Quaker Road, VA
1867 - Congress approves Lincoln Memorial
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1871/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1928/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1936/ - 1936 - 10,000 watch the 200" mirror blank passing through Indianapolis
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1943/ - 1943 - Meat, butter & cheese rationed in US during WW II
1943 - Meat rationed in US (784 gram/week, 2 kilogram for GI's
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1968/ - 1968 - Students seize building at Bowie State College
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1969/ - 1973 - US troops leave Vietnam, 9 yrs after Tonkin Resolution
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1974/ - 1988 - US Congress discontinues aid to Nicaraguan contras
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1989/ -
And in WA State history:

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=8826 - Fire destroys the Mission and School of St. Anne's Roman Catholic Church at Tulalip on March 29, 1902.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=9090 - Railroad workers lay the last rail of the Chicago, Milwaukee & Puget Sound Railway's line at Snoqualmie Pass on March 29, 1909.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=2663 - Georgetown votes to annex to Seattle on March 29, 1910.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=9104 - Marguerite Motie becomes the first Miss Spokane on March 29, 1912.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=5411 - Longview Bridge (later renamed Lewis and Clark Bridge) spanning the Columbia River opens on March 29, 1930.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=9845 - B'nai B'rith Lodge No. 1220 and its women's auxiliary are instituted in Walla Walla on March 29, 1936.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=4280 - War Department asks Children's Orthopedic Hospital Guilds to assist secret movement of Hawaii evacuees on March 29, 1942.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=9488 - U.S. Air Force B-36 crashes at Fairchild Air Force Base, killing seven airmen and injuring three others, on March 29, 1954.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=1378 - College and high school students sit-in at Seattle's Franklin High on March 29, 1968.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=8580 - Mountlake Terrace High School announces plans to return to traditional educational model, abandoning experimental "small schools" program, on March 29, 2008.




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Posted By: Don Quixote
Date Posted: 30-Mar-2012 at 12:33
March 30th:
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/240bc/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1822/ - 1822 - Congress combined East & West Florida into Florida Territory
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1842/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1864/ - 1864 - Skirmish at Mount Elba, Arkansas
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1865/ - 1865 - -4] Battle at 5 Forks Virginia
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1866/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1867/ - 1867 - US buys Alaska from Russia for $7,200,000 (2 cents an acre - Seward's Folly)
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1870/ - 1870 - 15th Amendment passes, guarantees right to vote regardless of race
1870 - Texas becomes last confederate state readmitted to Union
1870 - Florida territorial government established.
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1885/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1910/ - 1910 - Mississippi Legislature founded The University of Southern Mississippi.
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1911/ - 1945 - World War II: a defecting German pilot delivers a Messerschmitt Me 262A-1 to Americans.
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1946/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1964/ - 1964 - Astronaut John Glenn withdraws from Ohio senate race
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1965/ - 1965 - Vietnam War: A car bomb explodes in front of the U.S. Embassy in Saigon, killing 22 and wounding 183 others.
1972 - North Vietnamese troops enter South Vietnam
1972 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1973/ - 1973 - Ellsworth Bunker resigns as US ambassador to South Vietnam
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1975/ - 1981 - Pres Reagan shot & wounded by John W Hinckley III
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1982/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1984/ - 1984 - US ends participation in multinational Lebanon peace force
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Posted By: Don Quixote
Date Posted: 30-Mar-2012 at 12:34
March 30th in Washington State history:

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=2691 - Frank Osgood tests Seattle's first electric streetcars on March 30, 1889.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=1065 - Waiters establish Seattle union on March 30, 1900.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=589 - Rainier Valley and Hillman City beginnings: Hillman Post Office (later Hanford) opens on March 30, 1904.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=5574 - Thomas Prosch, Virginia Prosch, Margaret Lenora Denny, and Harriet Foster Beecher die in a car accident on March 30, 1915.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=9678 - Marshal Joseph Joffre of France rededicates the Peace Arch in Blaine on March 30, 1922.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=951 - Deputy sheriffs confiscate and destroy slot machines in downtown Seattle on March 30, 1925.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=2593 - U.S. Supreme Court in Tulee v. Washington upholds some Native American treaty fishing rights on March 30, 1942.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=8277 - Bainbridge Island's Japanese American residents become the first to be interned under Executive Order 9066 on March 30, 1942.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=5027 - Tacoma City Light's Mayfield Dam on the Cowlitz River generates electricity on March 30, 1963.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=2731 - Lake City Wastewater Treatment Plant stops discharging treated sewage into Lake Washington on March 30, 1967.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=9849 - Helen Thayer begins journey that will make her the first woman to solo to magnetic North Pole on March 30, 1988.




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Posted By: Don Quixote
Date Posted: 01-Apr-2012 at 00:35
March 31st:
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/307/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1849/ - 1849 - Col John W Geary arrives as 1st postmaster of SF
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1850/ - 1850 - US population hits 23,191,876 (Black population: 3,638,808 (15.7%))
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1854/ - 1854 - Treaty of Kanagawa: Commodore Perry forces Japan to opens ports to US
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1861/ - 1861 - Confederacy takes over mint at New Orleans
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1862/ - 1862 - Civil War action at Island #10 on Mississippi River
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1863/ - 1863 - Battle of Grand Gulf MS & Dinwiddie Court House VA
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1865/ - 1865 - Battle of Boydton, VA (White Oaks Roads, Dinwiddie C H)
1865 - Gen Pickette moves to 5 Forks, abandoning the defense of Peterburg
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1866/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1870/ - 1870 - 1st black to vote in US (Thomas P Mundy of Perth Amboy NJ)
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1877/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1917/ - 1917 - US purchases Danish West Indies for $25M & renames them Virgin Islands
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1918/ - 1918 - 1st daylight savings time in US goes into effect
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1919/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1930/ - 1930 - The Motion Pictures Production Code is instituted, imposing strict guidelines on the treatment of sex, crime, religion and violence in film for the next thirty eight years.
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1932/ - 1932 - 150 wild swans die in Niagara waterfall
1933 - Congress authorizes Civilian Conservation Corps
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1943/ - 1943 - US errantly bombs Rotterdam, kills 326
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1944/ - 1945 - US artillery lands on Keise Shima/begins firing on Okinawa
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1946/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1948/ - 1948 - Congress passes Marshall Aid Act to rehabilitate war-torn Europe
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1949/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1951/ - 1951 - US tanks exceed 38° of latitude in Korea
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1953/ - 1953 - Department of Health, Education & Welfare established
1953 - UN Security Council nominates Dag Hammarskjoeld secretary-general
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1954/ - 1954 - US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs Colo, established
1955 - US Assay Office in Seattle, Washington closes Chase National (3rd largest bank) & Bank of the Manhattan Company (15th largest bank) merge to form Chase Manhattan
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1958/ - 1958 - US Navy forms atomic sub division
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1965/ - 1965 - US ordered the 1st combat troops to Vietnam
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1968/ - 1968 - LBJ announces he will not seek re-election
1980 - President Jimmy Carter deregulates banking industry
1980 - The Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific railroad operates its final train after being ordered to liquidate its assets due to bankruptcy and debt owed to creditors.
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1981/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1984/ - 1984 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
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Posted By: Don Quixote
Date Posted: 01-Apr-2012 at 00:36
March 31st in WA State history:

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=2790 - David "Doc" Maynard arrives at Alki Point on March 31, 1852.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=1970 - Electric trolley line in Seattle begins regular service on March 31, 1889.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=7705 - Charles Hopkins, the "Tattooed Bandit," is captured at Van Horn, Washington, on March 31, 1914.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=3552 - City of Bellevue is incorporated on March 31, 1953.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=3387 - The Weekly begins publication in Seattle on March 31, 1976.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=2250 - Bogle & Gates, one of Seattle's largest and oldest law firms, dissolves on March 31, 1999.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=2424 - Cedar River Watershed Education Center groundbreaking ceremonies held on March 31, 2000.




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Posted By: Don Quixote
Date Posted: 01-Apr-2012 at 23:38
April 1st:
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/374/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1850/ - 1850 - SF County government established
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1853/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1862/ - 1862 - Shenandoah Valley campaign, Jackson's Battle of Woodstock, VA
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1863/ - 1863 - 1st wartime conscription law in US goes into effect
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1865/ - 1865 - -9] Battle at Blakely Alabama
1865 - Battle of 5 Forks Virginia, signalling end of Lee's army
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1866/ - 1866 - US Congress rejects presidential veto gives all equal rights in US
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1867/ - 1867 - Blacks vote in municipal election in Tuscumbia, Alabama
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1939/ - 1939 - US recognizes Franco government in Spain at end of Spanish civil war Pope Pius XII congratulates Generalissimo Franco's victory in Spain
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1941/ - 1945 - US forces invade Okinawa during WW II
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1946/ - 1946 - 400,000 US mine workers strike
1952 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1953/ - 1954 - US Air Force Academy forms
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1960/ - 1960 - Census determines the resident population of the United States to be 179,245,000
1970 - Pres Nixon signs bill limiting cigarette advertisements on 1/1/71
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1971/ - 1980 - New York City's Transit Worker Union 100 begins a strike lasting 11 days.
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1981/ - 1982 - US formally transfers Canal Zone to Panama
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1983/ - 1986 - US sub Nathaniel Green runs aground in Irish Sea
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1990/ - 1991 - Supreme Court rules jurors can't be barred from serving due to race
1991 - US minimum wage goes from $3.80 to $4.25 per hour
1991 - Warsaw Pact officially dissolves
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Posted By: Don Quixote
Date Posted: 01-Apr-2012 at 23:58
April 1st in WA State history:

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=5017 - Nicolas Delin begins construction of a sawmill at the head of Commencement Bay on April 1, 1852.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=5019 - Promoter Morton Matthew McCarver arrives at Eureka, later Tacoma, on April 1, 1868.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=568 - Dell Post Office opens on April 1, 1901.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=8643 - Congregation Keneseth Israel organizes as Spokane's first Orthodox Jewish congregation on April 1, 1901.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=1094 - Shingle weavers strike Ballard shingle mills on April 1, 1906.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=2316 - Seattle City Light becomes an independent department on April 1, 1910.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=2539 - Charles Chaplin appears at Seattle's Empress Theatre beginning April 1, 1912.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=2535 - Seattle takes over ownership and operation of the streetcar system on April 1, 1919.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=7233 - Governor Roland H. Hartley appoints J. Webster Hoover as State Highway Engineer on April 1, 1925.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=1931 - Homeless men in Seattle refuse to leave shelter on April 1, 1939.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=3875 - Magnolia Station, The Seattle Public Library, opens on April 1, 1943.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=9289 - The Ephrata Army Air Base switches from heavy bomber training to fighter pilot training on April 1, 1944.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=4168 - Washington establishes an office for clearing the route of the Seattle Freeway (Interstate 5) on April 1, 1957.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=8188 - Seattle's First Be-In is held in Cowen Park on April 1, 1967.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=2017 - Black Arts/West theater opens in Central Area on April 1, 1969.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=2177 - Seattle Aquarium receives highest achievement award for engineering excellence on April 1, 1977.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=7759 - Washington Legislature enacts Growth Management Act on April 1, 1990.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=8927 - Antiwar activists spoof the Seattle Post-Intelligencer on April 1, 1991.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=9850 - Helen and Bill Thayer set out for their year in the Arctic Circle to study the gray wolf on April 1, 1994.




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Posted By: Don Quixote
Date Posted: 02-Apr-2012 at 22:08
April 2nd:
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/999/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1550/ - 1550 - Jews are expelled from Genoa Italy
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1559/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1792/ - 1792 - Congress establishes Philadelphia mint
1792 - US authorizes $10 Eagle, $5 half-Eagle & 2.50 quarter-Eagle gold coins & silver dollar, ½ dollar, quarter, dime & half-dime
1792 - The Coinage Act is passed establishing the United States Mint.
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1800/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1863/ - 1863 - Bread revolt in Richmond Virginia
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1864/ - 1864 - Skirmish at Crump's Hill (Piney Woods), Louisiana
1864 - Skirmish at Spoonville/Antoine, Arkansas
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1865/ - 1865 - Battle of Petersburg, VA (Ft Gregg, Sutherland's Station)
1865 - CSA Pres Jefferson Davis flees Confederate capital of Richmond, VA
1865 - Battle of Ft Blakely AL & Selma AL
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1866/ - 1866 - Pres Johnson ends war in Ala, Ark, Fla, Ga, Miss, La, NC, SC, Tn & Va
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1870/ - 1870 - Victoria Woodhull is 1st woman to be nominated for US pres
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1872/ - 1917 - Pres Wilson asks Congress to declare war against Germany
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1930/ - 1930 - 1st NY-Bermuda airplane flight lands in Bermuda
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1931/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1945/ - 1945 - 1st US units reach east coast of Okinawa
1945 - Diplomatic relations between the Soviet Union and Brazil are established.
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1947/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1985/ - 1985 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1986/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2006/ - 2006 - Over 60 tornadoes break out, hardest hit is Tennessee with 29 people killed.


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Posted By: Don Quixote
Date Posted: 02-Apr-2012 at 22:09
April 2nd and WA State history:

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=9593 - Fire razes blocks of downtown Dayton on April 2, 1882.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=1722 - William Jennings Bryan campaigns in Seattle against imperialism, trusts, and the Gold Standard on April 2, 1900.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=569 - Medford Post Office opens on April 2, 1901.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=1070 - Sheet metal workers in Seattle strike on April 2, 1902.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=8457 - Charles Hamilton demonstrates airplane flight in Spokane on April 2, 1910.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=9579 - Coupeville voters approve city incorporation on April 2, 1910.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=3698 - Airliner crash into Puget Sound kills five on April 2, 1956.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=8515 - Legislative leaders John Bagnariol and Gordon Walgren are charged in Gamscam case on April 2, 1980.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=9141 - The Tulalip Tribes dedicate a new fish hatchery on April 2, 1983.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=2532 - U.S. and Canada sign the Skagit River Treaty on April 2, 1984.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=9717 - Explosion and fire at the Tesoro Refinery in Anacortes kills seven refinery workers on April 2, 2010.





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Posted By: Don Quixote
Date Posted: 03-Apr-2012 at 23:55
April 3rd:
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/419/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1776/ - 1776 - Washington receives honorary Ll.D. degree from Harvard College
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1783/ - 1783 - Sweden & US sign a treaty of Amity & Commerce
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1790/ - 1790 - Revenue Marine Service (US Coast Guard), created
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1834/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1848/ - 1848 - Thomas Douglas becomes 1st SF public teacher
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1856/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1860/ - 1860 - Pony Express began between St Joseph Mo & Sacramento Calif
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1864/ - 1864 - Skirmish at Okolona, Arkansas
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1865/ - 1865 - Battle at Namozine Church, Virginia (Appomattox Campaign)
1865 - Union forces occupy Confederate capital of Richmond Va & Petersberg
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1868/ - 1882 - American Old West: Outlaw Jesse James is killed by Robert Ford.
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1889/ - 1889 - Savings Bank of Order of True Reformers opens in Richmond, Va
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1893/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1918/ - 1918 - House of Reps accepts American Creed written by William Tyler
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1919/ - 1919 - Austria expels all Habsburgers
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1922/ - 1945 - US 1st army conquers Hofgeismar
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1946/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1968/ - 1968 - N Vietnam agrees to meet US reps to set up preliminary peace talks
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1969/ - 1969 - Vietnam War: U.S. Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird announces that the United States will start to "Vietnamize" the war effort.
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1970/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1974/ - 1974 - 148 tornadoes are reported over an area covering a dozen states
1977 - Egyptian Pres Anwar Sadat 1st meeting with President Jimmy Carter
1986 - US national debt hits $2,000,000,000,000

And in WA state history:

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=5285 - Saint Joseph's Mission at Ahtanum Creek is founded in the Yakima Valley on April 3, 1852.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=1956 - First contingent of Denny party relocates to site of Seattle on April 3, 1852.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=9679 - Marshal Joseph Joffre of France visits Seattle's Pike Place Market on April 3, 1922.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=2231 - Chicago Seven defendant Tom Hayden speaks at University of Washington on April 3, 1970.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=9818 - Top of the Ocean Restaurant, a Tacoma landmark, is destroyed by arson on April 3, 1977.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=7318 - West Seattle Branch, The Seattle Public Library, reopens after remodeling on April 3, 2004.


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Posted By: tjadams
Date Posted: 04-Apr-2012 at 12:35
4 April
1792 Thaddeus Stevens, U.S. Radical Republican congressional leader is born.
1802 Dorothea Dix, American social reformer is born.
1812 The territory of Orleans becomes the 18th state and will become known as Louisiana.
1818 The United States flag is declared to have 13 red and white stripes and 20 stars.
1841 President William Henry Harrison, aged 68, becomes the first president to die in office, just a month after being sworn in.
1862 The Battle of Yorktown begins as Union gen. George B. McClellan closes in on Richmond, Va.
1896 Arthur Murray, ballroom dance instructor is born.
1917 The U.S. Senate votes 90-6 to enter World War I on Allied side.
1932 
 Anthony Perkins, actor (Psycho) is born.
1949 The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) treaty is signed.
1968  http://www.historynet.com/ah/bl_march_on_washington/ - Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.  is assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee.
1974 Hank Aaron ties Babe Ruth's home-run record.

 


Posted By: Don Quixote
Date Posted: 04-Apr-2012 at 23:38
April 4th:
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1818/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1850/ - 1850 - City of Los Angeles incorporated
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1859/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1864/ - 1864 - Skirmish at Elkin's Ford (Little Missouri River), Arkansas
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1865/ - 1865 - Lee's army arrives at Amelia Courthouse
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1866/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1887/ - 1887 - Susanna Medora Salter elected 1st US woman mayor (Argonia, KS)
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1896/ - 1896 - Announcement of Gold in Yukon
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1899/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1933/ - 1933 - US Dirigible Akron crashes off coast of NJ, 73 die
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1937/ - 1945 - US forces liberated the Nazi death camp Ohrdruf in Germany
1945 - US tanks/infantry conquer Bielefeld
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1947/ - 1966 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1967/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1981/ - 1981 - Henry Cisneros becomes 1st Mexican-American mayor (San Antonio)
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1982/ -
In WA State history:

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=5259 - Island County's first Commissioners' meeting takes place in Coveland on April 4, 1853.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=3398 - Women organize Seattle's first charity, The Ladies Relief Society, on April 4, 1884.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=5427 - Seattle Seminary -- later Seattle Pacific University -- opens doors to 34 students on April 4, 1891.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=3756 - Armed robbers kill King County Sheriff's Deputy Robert C. Scott on April 4, 1920.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=2173 - Contract for construction of Cedar River Pipeline Number Three awarded on April 4, 1922.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=4256 - Vessel Fresno burns in Meydenbauer Bay on April 4, 1923.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=5187 - Columbia Theatre in Longview opens on April 4, 1925.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=9982 - First section of Seattle's Alaskan Way Viaduct opens on April 4, 1953.




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Posted By: Don Quixote
Date Posted: 05-Apr-2012 at 22:27
April 5th:
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/456/ - 1614 - American Indian princess Pocahontas, daughter of chief Powhatan marries English colonist John Rolfe
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1621/ - 1621 - Mayflower sails from Plymouth on a return trip to England
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1648/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1768/ - 1768 - 1st US Chamber of Commerce forms (NYC)
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1792/ - 1792 - George Washington casts 1st presidential veto
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1861/ - 1861 - Federals abandon Ft Quitman, Tx
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1862/ - 1862 - Siege of Yorktown VA
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1865/ - 1865 - Battle at Amelia Springs/Jetersville Va (Appomattox Campaign)
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1874/ - 1965 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1966/ - 1966 - WTVX TV channel 34 in Ft Pierce-Vero Beach, FL (IND) 1st broadcast
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1967/ - 1968 - US marine base Khe San Vietnam, appalled
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1969/ - 1969 - Vietnam War: Massive antiwar demonstrations occur in many U.S. cities.
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1970/ - 1971 - US Lt Wiliam Calley (My Lai Massacre) sentenced to life
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1977/ - 1977 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1979/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1988/ - 1988 - Democratic convention picks Michael Dukakis as their pres candidate
Comedian David Letterman http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1989/ - 1989 - David Letterman becomes 1st network TV series to use dolby stereo
1991 - US begins air drops to Kurd refugees in Northern Iraq
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1992/ - 1992 - Several hundred-thousand abortion rights demonstrators march in Washington, D.C.
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Posted By: Don Quixote
Date Posted: 05-Apr-2012 at 22:28
April 5th in WA State history:

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=3145 - Christopher P. Higgins purchases first land from federal government in Seattle's future Crown Hill neighborhood on April 5, 1871.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=9326 - Fort Vancouver is renamed Vancouver Barracks on April 5, 1879.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=5266 - Kaiser shipyard in Vancouver launches its first escort aircraft carrier on April 5, 1943.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=9532 - Washington State charters The Royal Esquire Club, a private African American men's club, on April 5, 1948.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=4248 - Church leaders close African American Grace Presbyterian Church on April 5, 1953.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=2170 - Seattle City Council grants preliminary approval to Ballard site for new aquarium on April 5, 1971.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=8099 - A severe tornado strikes Vancouver, Washington, killing six and injuring more than 300, on April 5, 1972.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=3778 - Alice in Chains singer Layne Staley dies on April 5, 2002.




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Posted By: Don Quixote
Date Posted: 07-Apr-2012 at 00:59
April 6th:
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/46bc/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1663/ - 1663 - King Charles II signs Carolina Charter
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1664/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1712/ - 1712 - Slave revolt in NY
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1722/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1789/ - 1789 - 1st US Congress begins regular sessions, Federal Hall, NYC
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1808/ - 1808 - John Jacob Astor incorporates the American Fur Company.
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1815/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1830/ - 1830 - Joseph Smith & 5 others organizes Mormon church in Seneca Co, NY
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1841/ - 1841 - Cornerstone laid for 2nd Mormon temple, Nauvoo, Missouri
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1848/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1859/ - 1859 - US recognizes Liberal government in Mexico's War of Reform
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1860/ - 1860 - Joseph Smith III, creates the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints by reorganizing the previous church organized by his father, Joseph Smith, Jr.
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1862/ - 1862 - Battle of Shiloh, Union defeats Confederacy in SW Tennessee
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1865/ - 1865 - Battle of Sayler's Creek, 1/3rd of Lee's army cut off
1865 - Skirmish at High Bridge VA (Appomattox); 1/3rd of Lee's army cut off
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1866/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1868/ - 1868 - Brigham Young marries his 27th & final wife
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1869/ - 1893 - Mormon Temple in Salt Lake City dedicated
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1896/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1909/ - 1909 - 1st credit union forms in US
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1917/ - 1917 - US declares war on Germany, enters World War I
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1919/ - 1936 - Tornado, kills 203 & injuring 1,800 in Gainesville Georgia
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1938/ - 1939 - US & UK agree on joint control of Canton & Enderbury Is (Pacific)
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1941/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1943/ - 1943 - British & US army link up in Africa during WW II
1945 - Massive kamikaze-attack on US battle fleet near Okinawa
1945 - US marines explore Tsugen Shima near Okinawa
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1947/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1950/ - 1950 - John F Dulles becomes advisor to US Sect of State Acheson
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1952/ - 1954 - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Bikini Island
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1955/ - 1955 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1957/ - 1957 - NYC ends trolley car service
1968 - HemisFair 1968 opens in San Antonio, Texas
1968 - In Richmond, Indiana's downtown district, a double explosion kills 41 and injures 150.
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1972/ - 1985 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1986/ - 1992 - US Supreme Court rules a Nebraska farmer was entrapped by postal agents into buying mail-order child pornography



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Posted By: Don Quixote
Date Posted: 07-Apr-2012 at 01:01
April 6th:

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=7808 - Jochin Henry Timmerman is executed in Goldendale for the murder of William Sterling on April 6, 1888.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=2796 - City Council appoints William D. Wood as Mayor of the City of Seattle on April 6, 1896.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=5286 - Timber companies organize Washington Forest Fire Association on April 6, 1908.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=9410 - Voters approve creation of Port of Vancouver on April 6, 1912.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=5731 - U.S. Congress declares war on Germany and enters World War I on April 6, 1917.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=948 - Seattle police arrest an Austrian, a German, and a Hungarian for defaming flag shortly after U.S. declares war on April 6, 1917.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=962 - Civil War veteran offers his services for World War I on April 6, 1917.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=363 - U.S. Army flyers depart Sand Point Airfield for first aerial circumnavigation of the globe on April 6, 1924.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=7444 - Pasco celebrates first Air Mail delivery in the Columbia Basin on April 6, 1926.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=8205 - City Council committee names first Seattle Women's Commission members on April 6, 1971.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=3419 - Seattle Mariners play their first baseball game in Seattle on April 6, 1977.




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Posted By: Don Quixote
Date Posted: 08-Apr-2012 at 00:14
April 7th:
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/30/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1712/ - 1712 - Slave revolt (NYC)
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1724/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1776/ - 1776 - Captain John Barry and the USS Lexington captures the Edward.
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1788/ - 1788 - 1st settlement in Ohio, at Marietta
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1795/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1798/ - 1798 - Mississippi Territory organized
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1805/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1818/ - 1818 - Gen Andrew Jackson conquers St Marks Fla from Seminole indians
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1827/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1862/ - 1862 - Grant defeats Confederates at Battle of Shiloh, Tenn, Island #10 falls
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1863/ - 1863 - Battle of Charleston SC, failed Federal fleet attack on Fort Sumter
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1865/ - 1865 - Battle of Farmville VA
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1868/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1891/ - 1891 - Nebraska introduces 8 hour work day
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1901/ - 1901 - SDAP demands general voting right/abolishing First Chamber
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1902/ - 1902 - Texas Oil Company (Texaco) forms
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1906/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1919/ - 1919 - 1st parcel of land is purchased for Cleveland Metroparks
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1922/ - 1923 - Workers Party of America (NYC) becomes official communist party
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1926/ - 1933 - Prohibition ends, Utah becomes 38th state to ratify 21st Amendment
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1940/ - 1940 - 1st black to appear on US stamp (Booker T Washington)
1943 - British/US troops make contact at Wadi Akarit, South-Tunisia
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1945/ - 1945 - 1st & last assault of German Rammkommando on US bombers
1945 - US B-17's bombs range at Luneburg
1945 - US planes intercept Japanese fleet heading for Okinawa on a suicide superbattleship Yamato & four destroyers were sunk
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1946/ - 1951 - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1953/ - 1954 - Pres Eisenhower fears "domino-effect" in Indo-China
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1959/ - 1959 - Oklahoma ends prohibition, after 51 years
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1966/ - 1966 - US recovers lost H-bomb from Mediterranean floor (whoops!)
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1967/ - 1969 - Supreme Court strikes down laws prohibiting private possession of obscene material
1971 - Pres Nixon orders lt Calley (Mi Lai) free
1988 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1989/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2003/ - 2003 - U.S. troops capture Baghdad; Saddam Hussein's regime falls two days later.
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Posted By: Don Quixote
Date Posted: 08-Apr-2012 at 00:22
April 7th in WA sate history:

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=1098 - Shingle weavers strike 12 Ballard shingle mills on April 7, 1913.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=939 - Seattle responds to U. S. entry into World War I on April 7, 1917.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=8239 - Ex-convicts Claude H. Ryan and Walter Seelert kill Lewis County Deputy Sheriff Seth R. Jackson on April 7, 1937.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=9701 - Asotin County Commissioners authorize formation of a port district on April 7, 1958, paving the way for the Port of Clarkston.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=1380 - Washington state mourns the death of Rev. Martin Luther King on April 7, 1968.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=7836 - Robert Schenkkan's The Kentucky Cycle, first produced at Intiman Theatre in June 1991, is awarded the Pulitzer Prize for drama on April 7, 1992.




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Posted By: Don Quixote
Date Posted: 09-Apr-2012 at 00:42
April 8th:
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/217/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1789/ - 1789 - House of Representives 1st meeting
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1861/ - 1861 - US mint at Dahlonega, Georgia seized by confederacy
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1862/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1869/ - 1869 - American Museum of Natural History opens (NYC)
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1876/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1913/ - 1913 - 17th amendment, requiring direct election of senators, ratified
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1914/ - 1914 - US & Colombia sign a treaty concerning Panama Canal Zone
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1916/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1952/ - 1952 - Pres Truman seizes steel mills to avert a strike
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1953/ - 1994 - Smoking banned in Pentagon & all US military bases
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1995/ - 2004 - U.S. National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice testifies before the 9/11 Commission.
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2006/ -
In WA state history:

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=2133 - Seattle Public Library opens reading room in the Occidental Building on April 8, 1891.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=5164 - Radio station KIT begins broadcasting on April 8, 1929.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=3477 - Governor Martin pardons two police officers on April 8, 1939, for killing an African American.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=4023 - North End Branch, King County Public Library opens on April 8, 1944.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=1022 - Pilots play their first Major League baseball game on April 8, 1969.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=9880 - Castle Apartments (Gaches Mansion) in LaConner burns on April 8, 1973.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=7920 - County Council unanimously approves new King County Comprehensive Plan on April 8, 1985.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=2701 - Workers complete primary excavation of downtown Seattle transit tunnel on April 8, 1988.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=5149 - Tacoma City Council approves Click! Network on April 8, 1997.




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Posted By: Don Quixote
Date Posted: 09-Apr-2012 at 19:46
April 9th:
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/193/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1816/ - 1816 - African Methodist Episcopal Church organizes (Phila)
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1829/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1831/ - 1831 - Robert Jenkins loses an ear, starts war between Britain & Spain
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1833/ - 1833 - 1st tax-supported public library (Peterborough, NH)
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1838/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1864/ - 1864 - Battle of Pleasant Hill LA, 2870 casualities
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1865/ - 1865 - General Robert E Lee and 26,765 troops, surrender at Appomattox Court House in Virginia to US Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant
1865 - General Robert E Lee and 26,765 troops, surrender at Appomattox Court House in Virginia to US Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1866/ - 1866 - Civil Rights Bill passes over Pres Andrew Johnson's veto
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1869/ - 1869 - Hudson Bay Company cedes it's territory to Canada
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1870/ - 1870 - American Anti-Slavery Society dissolves
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1872/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1909/ - 1909 - The U.S. Congress passes the Payne-Aldrich Tariff Act.
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1912/ - 1914 - Tampico incident - US ship crew arrested in Mexico
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1949/ - 1949 - UN Intl Court of Justice held Albania responsible for incidents in Corfu Channel & awards Britain damages
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1950/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1955/ - 1955 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1957/ - 1972 - USSR & Iraq sign friendship treaty
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1973/ - 1988 - US imposes economic sanctions on Panama
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1989/ - 1992 - US Fed court finds Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega guilty of drugs



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Posted By: Don Quixote
Date Posted: 09-Apr-2012 at 23:30
April 9th in WA state history:

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=5406 - U. S. Senate ratifies purchase of Alaska from Russia on April 9, 1867.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=1114 - Carnation Milk Company workers strike on April 9, 1917.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=7862 - Peach post office closes in preparation for the town's inundation by the rising waters of Roosevelt Lake on April 9, 1939.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=3569 - Prototype Boeing 737 short-range passenger jet makes its maiden flight on April 9, 1967.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=8207 - Seattle Mayor Wes Uhlman proposes a city Division on Aging on April 9, 1971.




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Posted By: Don Quixote
Date Posted: 11-Apr-2012 at 00:25
April 10th:
Also, on April 10th:
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/879/ - 1790 - US Patent system forms
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1815/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1816/ - 1816 - 2nd Bank of US chartered
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1821/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1825/ - 1825 - 1st hotel in Hawaii opens
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1841/ - 1841 - NY "Tribune" begins publishing under editor Horace Greeley
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1845/ - 1845 - More than 1,000 buildings damaged by fire in Pittsburgh Pa
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1849/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1865/ - 1865 - At Appomattox, Gen Lee issues Gen Order #9, his last
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1866/ - 1866 - American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) forms
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1868/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1884/ - 1884 - US Senate accepts Belgian administration of Congo
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1887/ - 1887 - President Abraham Lincoln's re-buried with his wife in Springfield Il
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1917/ - 1917 - Munition factory explosion at Eddystone PA, kills 133 workers
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1919/ - 1945 - US troops land on Tsugen Shima Okinawa
1945 - US troops liberate Nazi concentration camp at Buchenwald, Germany
1963 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1964/ - 1968 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1971/ - 1979 - Red River Valley Tornado Outbreak: A tornado lands in Wichita Falls, Texas killing 42 people.
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1981/ - 1984 - US Senate condemns CIA mining of Nicaraguan harbors
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1985/ - 1986 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1988/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2006/ - 2006 - Hundreds of thousands protest H.R. 4437 (aka the "Sensenbrenner Bill") in the United States.


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Posted By: Don Quixote
Date Posted: 11-Apr-2012 at 00:29
April 10th in WA State history:

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=8152 - Oregon volunteers battle Yakamas and Klickitats along Satus Creek on April 10, 1856.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=3801 - Ex-convict Richard H. Lee murders Officer Thomas L. Roberts on April 10, 1898.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=3797 - Robbery suspects murder Kent town marshal Harry E. Miller on April 10, 1908.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=2305 - Hooverville (in Seattle) burns down on April 10, 1941.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=7950 - Some 15,000 Latinos and others march in Seattle to protest House Bill 4437 on April 10, 2006.




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Posted By: Don Quixote
Date Posted: 12-Apr-2012 at 01:01
April 11th:
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1862/ - 1862 - Rebels surrender Ft Pulaski, Georgia-Rebels surrender
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1863/ - 1863 - Battle of Suffolk, VA (Norfleet House)
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1865/ - 1865 - Battle of Mobile, AL - evacuated by Confederates
1865 - Lincoln urges a spirit of generous conciliation during reconstruction
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1868/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1898/ - 1898 - President McKinley asks for Spanish-American War declaration
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1899/ - 1899 - Treaty of Paris ratifies ends war; Spain cedes Puerto Rico to US
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1900/ - 1900 - US Navy's 1st submarine made its debut
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1902/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1921/ - 1921 - Iowa imposed 1st state cigarette tax
1945 - US captures Tsugen Shima
1945 - US soldiers liberate Nazi concentration camp "Buchenwald"
1945 - US troops conquers Mulheim, Oberhausen, Bochum, Unna, Essen
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1947/ - 1963 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1981 - Ronald Reagan arrives home from hospital after Hinkley shot him

In WA State history:

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=2061 - Civil War ends on April 9 and news reaches Olympia on April 11, 1865.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=5428 - U.S.S. Oregon is first battleship to dock at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton on April 11, 1897.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=570 - Seattle Beginnings: Brighton Post Office opens on April 11, 1901.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=1115 - Seattle iron workers strike on April 11, 1917.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=3530 - Seattle-inspired legislation proposing 15-cent coin is introduced to Congress on April 11, 1918.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=4274 - Children's Orthopedic Hospital moves from Queen Anne to Laurelhurst in an elaborate, all-volunteer operation on April 11, 1953.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=9347 - Operation Mother Goose begins to distribute Canada geese across the state starting on April 11, 1968.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=1023 - Pilots play their first home game at Sicks' Stadium in Seattle on April 11, 1969.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=1423 - King Gustav proclaims Seattle's Ballard Avenue Historical District on April 11, 1976.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=8991 - Local investors buy Seattle's historic Immigration and Naturalization Service Building on April 11, 2008.




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Posted By: Don Quixote
Date Posted: 14-Apr-2012 at 18:40
I wasn't able to do the the updates of the "today in" threads, so I figure better late than never.
April 12th:
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1770/ - 1770 - Townsend Acts repealed
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1776/ - 1776 - Halifax resolution for independence adopted by North Carolina
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1782/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1787/ - 1787 - Philadelphia's Free African Society forms
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1811/ - 1811 - 1st US colonists on Pacific coast arrive at Cape Disappointment, WA
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1820/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1859/ - 1859 - Hibernia Savings & Loan Society of SF incorporates
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1861/ - 1861 - Fort Sumter, SC is shelled by Confederacy, starting Civil War
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1862/ - 1862 - James Andrews steals Confederate train (General) at Kennesaw, GA
1862 - Union troops occupy Fort Pulaski Georgia
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1863/ - 1863 - -14] Gunboat battle at Bayou Teche Louisiana
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1864/ - 1864 - Battle of Blair's Landing LA
1864 - Confederate Gen Nathan Bedford Forrest captures Fort Pillow, Tn
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1869/ - 1869 - North Carolina legislature passes anti-Klan Law
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1872/ - 1872 - Jesse James gang robs bank in Columbia, Kentucky (1 dead/$1,500)
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1877/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1938/ - 1938 - 1st US law requiring medical tests for marriage licenses (NY)
1938 - Stanley Cup: Chicago Blackhawks beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 3 games to 1
1938 - US began requiring medical tests for marriage licenses
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1940/ - 1945 - US liberates Buchenwald concentration camp
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1946/ - 1985 - US Olympic Committee endorses a boycott of Moscow games
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1986/ - 1991 - US announces closing of 31 major US military bases
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1992/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1999/ - 1999 - US President Bill Clinton is cited for contempt of court for giving "intentionally false statements" in a sexual harassment civil lawsuit.
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2002/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2009/ - 2009 - U.S. Navy rescues captain Richard Phillips, killing three pirates and capturing a fourth.

In WA State history:
Mob Brutality: On http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?displaypage=output.cfm&file_id=3521 - April 12, 1854 , an angry crowd hanged two Snohomish Indians in Seattle after Sheriff http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?displaypage=output.cfm&file_id=1936 - Carson Boren was able to save one other man from the gallows. One of the mob's ringleaders was Luther Collins, a http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?displaypage=output.cfm&file_id=5390 - Seattle pioneer and one of http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?displaypage=output.cfm&file_id=314 - King County's first commissioners . Collins had participated in http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?displaypage=output.cfm&file_id=3525 - lynching a Native American the previous year.

Here and Back: On April 12, 1861, former Governor http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?displaypage=output.cfm&file_id=5314 - Isaac Stevens returned to Washington Territory from Washington D.C. to http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?displaypage=output.cfm&file_id=9891 - campaign for re-election to a third term as territorial delegate. That same day, the http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?displaypage=output.cfm&file_id=9901 - Civil War began back east with the shelling of Fort Sumter. Stevens left to http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?displaypage=output.cfm&file_id=9895 - join the army where he http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?displaypage=output.cfm&file_id=9915 - rose in the http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?displaypage=output.cfm&file_id=9917 - ranks , but was later http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?displaypage=output.cfm&file_id=9918 - killed in battle .

On the Snow: On April 12, 1951, Lieutenant John W. Hodgkin landed his ski-equipped Piper Cub on the top of Mount Rainier, establishing a new http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?displaypage=output.cfm&file_id=8469 - world record for a high-altitude landing . When it came time to leave, his engine wouldn't start in the rarified air, forcing him to huddle in the cockpit overnight before performing a dead stick take off the next morning.


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Posted By: Don Quixote
Date Posted: 14-Apr-2012 at 18:48
April 13th:
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1796/ - 1796 - 1st elephant arrives in US from India
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1860/ - 1860 - 1st Pony Express reaches Sacramento Calif
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1861/ - 1861 - After 34 hours of bombardment, Ft Sumter surrenders to Confederates
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1863/ - 1863 - Battle of Irish Bend, LA (Ft Bisland)
1863 - Hospital for Ruptured & Crippled in NY is 1st orthopedic hospital
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1865/ - 1865 - Battle of Raleigh, NC
1865 - Sherman's march through Georgia begins
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1868/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1873/ - 1873 - Colfax Massacre in Grant Parish Louisiana (60 blacks killed)
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1882/ - 1904 - Congress authorizes Lewis & Clark Expo $1 gold coin
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1906/ - 1906 - Mutiny on Portuguese battleships Dom Carlos & Vasco da Gama
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1908/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1920/ - 1920 - 1st woman US Civil Service Commissioner, Helen Hamilton appointed
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1921/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1934/ - 1934 - 4.7 million US families report receiving welfare payments
1934 - US Congress passes Johnson Debt Default Act
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1936/ - 1945 - US marines conquer Minna Shima off Okinawa
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1946/ - 1954 - Robert Oppenheimer accused of being a communist
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1955/ - 1965 - 1st US Senate black page, Lawrence W Bradford Jr, 16, appointed by NY Sen Jacob Javits
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1966/ - 1980 - US boycotts Summer Olympics in Moscow
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1981/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1983/ - 1983 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2006/ - 2006 - Powerful tornadoes rip through Iowa City, Iowa.


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Posted By: Don Quixote
Date Posted: 14-Apr-2012 at 18:57
April 14th:
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1756/ - 1756 - Gov Glen of SC protests against 900 Acadia indians
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1775/ - 1775 - 1st abolitionist society in US organizes in Phila
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1777/ - 1777 - NY adopts new constitution as an independent state
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1792/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1818/ - 1818 - US Medical Corp forms
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1828/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1853/ - 1853 - Harriet Tubman began her Underground Railroad, helping slaves escape
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1860/ - 1860 - 1st Pony Express rider arrives in SF from St Joseph, Mo
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1861/ - 1861 - Formal Union surrender of Ft Sumter
1861 - Robert E Lee resigns from Union army
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1862/ - 1862 - Battle of Ft Pillow TN
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1863/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1865/ - 1865 - Mobile, Alabama is captured
1865 - US Secret Service created to fight counterfeiting
1865 - U.S. Secretary of State William H. Seward and his family are attacked in his home by Lewis Powell.
1865 - President Abraham Lincoln is shot by John Wilkes Booth at Ford's Theater
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1868/ - 1868 - SC voters approved constitution, 70,758 to 27,228
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1871/ - 1872 - San Francisco organizes Bar Association
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1881/ - 1881 - The Four Dead in Five Seconds Gunfight erupts in El Paso, Texas.
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1883/ - 1900 - Veteran's Hospital at Ft Miley forms
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1902/ - 1902 - JC Penney opens his 1st store, in Kemmerer, Wyo
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1903/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1906/ - 1906 - Pres Theodore Roosevelt denounces "muckrakers" in US press
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1909/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1910/ - 1910 - President Taft begins tradition of throwing out ball on opening day
1910 - Pan American Union forms
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1913/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1935/ - 1935 - Sandstorm ravages US midwest (Dust Bowl)
1944 - Gen Eisenhower becomes head commander of allied air fleet
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1945/ - 1945 - American planes bombed Tokyo & damaged the Imperial Palace
1945 - US 7th Army & allies forces captured Nuremberg & Stuttgart in Germany
1945 - US forces conquered Motobu peninsula on Okinawa
1945 - US marines attack Yae Take on Okinawa
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1946/ - 1948 - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1949/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1965/ - 1965 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1967/ - 1967 - In the Vietnam War, US planes bombed Haiphong for 1st time
1969 - Student Afro-American Society seized at Columbia College
1986 - US aircraft attacks 5 terrorist locations in Libya
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1987/ - 1988 - USSR, US, Pakistan & Afghanistan sign Afghanistan treaty


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Posted By: Don Quixote
Date Posted: 14-Apr-2012 at 19:03
In WA state history:

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=587 - Tukwila Beginnings: Tukwila Post Office opens on April 14, 1904.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=4191 - Bothell incorporates as a city of the fourth class on April 14, 1909.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=4016 - Frances Farmer wins award for essay titled "God Dies" on April 14, 1931.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=1404 - President Bill Clinton appoints Filipino American community activist Robert Santos as HUD representative on April 14, 1994.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=9402 - Seattle's Elliott Bay Book Co. moves from longtime Pioneer Square location to Capitol Hill and reopens on April 14, 2010.




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Posted By: Don Quixote
Date Posted: 16-Apr-2012 at 01:57
April 15th:
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1715/ - 1715 - Uprising of Yamasse-indians in South Carolina
1715 - Pocotaligo Massacre triggers the start of the Yamasee War in colonial South Carolina.
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/69/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1850/ - 1850 - City of San Francisco incorporated
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1851/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1861/ - 1861 - Federal army (75,000 volunteers) mobilized by Pres Lincoln
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1864/ - 1864 - General Steeles' Union troops occupies Camden, Arkansas
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1865/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1870/ - 1870 - Last day US silver coins allow to circulate in Canada
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1874/ - 1874 - NY legislature passes compulsory education law
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1877/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1892/ - 1892 - General Electric Company, forms & is incorporated in NY
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1895/ - 1945 - FDR buried on grounds of Hyde Park home
1945 - US troops occupy concentration camp Colditz
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1947/ - 1952 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1955 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1956/ - 1957 - Saturday mail delivery restored after Congress givs PO $41 million
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1958/ - 1959 - US Sect of States John Foster Dulles resigns
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1962/ - 1962 -
US national debt above $300,000,000,000
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1963/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1964/ - 1964 - Chesapeake Bay Bridge opens (world's longest)
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1969/ - 1969 - North Korea shoots at US airplane above Japanese sea
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1970/ - 1970 - "Cry for Us All" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 8 performances
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1986/ - 1986 - US air raids Libya, responding to La Belle disco, Berlin bombing
1986 - The United States launches Operation El Dorado Canyon against Libya.
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1987/ - 1989 - Then largest lottery in North America ($69M) drawn in Illinois
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Posted By: Don Quixote
Date Posted: 16-Apr-2012 at 01:58
April 15th in WA State history:

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=7731 - Washington Territorial Legislature creates Sawamish (Mason) County on April 15, 1854.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=858 - Lincoln is assassinated and Olympia and Seattle mourn on April 15, 1865.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=1735 - Seattle, Lake Shore & Eastern Railroad Company is incorporated on April 15, 1885.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=1063 - Cigar makers form a Seattle local union on April 15, 1887.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=8087 - Spokane's first streetcar takes its inaugural trip from downtown to Browne's Addition on April 15, 1888.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=7237 - Joseph M. Snow takes office as Washington's first Highway Commissioner on April 15, 1905.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=8399 - Fire strikes the Grand Theatre in Centralia on April 15, 1924.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=5469 - Walter Dubuc, age 17, youngest person to be executed in Washington, is hanged on April 15, 1932.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=3742 - Blue Moon tavern opens in Seattle's University District on about April 15, 1934.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=3565 - The YB-52 prototype, the Boeing B-52 Stratofortress, takes its first flight on April 15, 1952.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=9478 - U.S. Air Force B-36 Peacemaker crashes at Fairchild Air Force Base, killing 15 airmen and injuring two others on April 15, 1952.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=5136 - Windshield pitting incidents in Washington reach fever pitch on April 15, 1954.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=8030 - Umatilla Bridge spanning the Columbia River opens on April 15, 1955.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=8181 - Seattle newspapers settle legal dispute, extending their Joint Operating Agreement, on April 15, 2007.




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Posted By: Don Quixote
Date Posted: 16-Apr-2012 at 20:25
April 16th:
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/73/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1787/ - 1787 - 1st American comedy, "The Contrast," made its debut in NYC
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1789/ - 1789 - George Washington heads for 1st presidential inauguration
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1799/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1818/ - 1818 - Senate ratifies Rush-Bagot amendment (unarmed US-Canada border)
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1849/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1861/ - 1861 - US president Lincoln outlaws business with confederate states
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1862/ - 1862 - Pres Davis approves conscription act for white males between 18-35
1862 - Slavery abolished in District of Columbia
1862 - US Confederate Congress calls up all white males (18-35 years)
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1865/ - 1865 - Battle of Columbus & West Point, GA (Ft Tyler)
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1866/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1868/ - 1868 - Louisiana voters approve new constitution
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1869/ - 1869 - Ebenezer Bassett, 1st US Negro diplomat, begins service in Haiti
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1870/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1881/ - 1881 - In Dodge City, Kansas, Bat Masterson fights his last gun battle.
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1883/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1900/ - 1900 - US Post Office issues 1st books of postage stamps
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1908/ - 1945 - US troops enter Nuremberg, Germany, during WW II
1945 - US troops land on He Shima Okinawa
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1946/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1962/ - 1962 - Brazil nationalizes US businesses
1980 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1981/ - 1990 - Maximum NY State unemployment benefits raised to $260 per week
1990 - Supreme Court rejects appeal from retarded man, Dalton Prejean, condemned to death for murdering a Louisiana state trooper in 1977
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1991/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2007/ - 2007 - Virginia Tech massacre: The deadliest mass shooting in modern American history. The gunman, Seung-Hui Cho, shoots 32 people to death and injures 23 others before committing suicide.


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Posted By: Don Quixote
Date Posted: 16-Apr-2012 at 20:27
April 16th in WA State history:

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=591 - Taylor Beginnings: Taylor Post Office opens on April 16, 1904.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=7285 - The Mahoney Trunk Murder occurs on April 16, 1921.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=8121 - Fire burns more than 35 square miles on and east of the Sammamish Plateau in King County starting on April 16, 1939.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=5119 - Tacoma's Cheney Stadium hosts first baseball game on April 16, 1960.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=9905 - Senator Henry M. Jackson conducts the first U.S. Senate hearing on the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) on April 16, 1969.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=2130 - Grand jury indicts Seattle Liberation Front (SLF) leaders on April 16, 1970, for conspiracy to riot in planning February demonstration.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=1287 - Billboard reading "Will the Last Person Leaving SEATTLE -- Turn Out the Lights" appears near Sea-Tac International Airport on April 16, 1971.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=7673 - Group Health Cooperative debates violence as a public health issue and bans weapons at all Group Health facilities on April 16, 1994.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=5472 - Washington State establishes recognition days in honor of Mother Joseph and Marcus Whitman on April 16, 1999.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=4159 - Seattle designates the 1962 Monorail as an historic landmark on April 16, 2003.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=7316 - Fremont Branch, The Seattle Public Library, reopens after renovations on April 16, 2005.




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Posted By: Don Quixote
Date Posted: 17-Apr-2012 at 19:36
April 17th:
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1817/ - 1817 - 1st US school for deaf (Hartford, Conn)
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1824/ - 1824 - Russia abandons all North American claims south of 54° 40'N
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1839/ - 1853 - US Marine Hospital at Presidio (SF) forms
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1861/ - 1861 - Indianola TX-"Star of West" taken by Confederacy
1861 - Virginia is 8th state to secede
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1863/ - 1863 - R Grierson's: La Grange, TN to Baton Rouge, LA
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1864/ - 1864 - Battle of Plymouth, NC
1864 - Bread revolt in Savannah, Georgia
1864 - Grant suspends prisoner-of-war exchanges
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1865/ - 1865 - Mary Surratt is arrested as a conspirator in Lincoln's assassination
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1869/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1905/ - 1905 - US Supreme court judges maximum work day unconstitutional
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1907/ - 1907 - Ellis Island, NY-11,745 immigrants arrive
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1912/ - 1945 - US troops lands in Mindanao
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1946/ - 1982 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1983/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2002/ - 2002 - Four Canadian Forces soldiers are killed in Afghanistan by friendly fire from two United States Air Force F-16s, the first deaths in a combat zone for Canada since the Korean War.

And in the WA Sate history:

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=5617 - Washington State Highway Board holds its first meeting on April 17, 1905.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=4188 - Postal clerk horsewhips Bothell publisher for a critical editorial on April 17, 1909.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=2652 - Seattle's Roxy Theater becomes target of attempted bombing on April 17, 1933.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=8824 - George A. McIntyre shoots and kills four people in Pullman on Easter Sunday, April 17, 1949.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=5262 - Ferry Rhododendron enters service on April 17, 1954.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=722 - Seattle holds groundbreaking ceremony for the Space Needle on April 17, 1961.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=1221 - Boeing wins design contract for AWACS on April 17, 1969.




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Posted By: Don Quixote
Date Posted: 19-Apr-2012 at 00:59
April 18th:
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/310/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1775/ - 1775 - Paul Revere rides from Charleston to Lexington
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1783/ - 1783 - Fighting ceases in the American Revolution, eight years to the day since it began.
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1797/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1861/ - 1861 - Battle of Harpers Ferry, VA
1861 - Col Robert E Lee turns down offer to command Union armies
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1862/ - 1862 - Battle of Ft Jackson, Ft St Philip & New Orlean's, LA
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1864/ - 1864 - Battle of Poison Springs, AR (Camden Expedition)
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1865/ - 1865 - Confederate Gen Johnson surrendered to Gen Sherman in North Carolina
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1868/ - 1868 - San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals formed
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1869/ - 1881 - Billy the Kid escapes from the Lincoln County jail in Mesilla, New Mexico.
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1890/ - 1890 - NY Commission of Emigration ends, closing Castle Clinton
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1899/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1906/ - 1906 - 8.25 earthquake shakes SF Calif
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1925/ - 1925 - World's fair opens in Chicago
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1926/ - 1946 - US recognizes Tito's Yugoslavia government
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1948/ - 1958 - A United States federal court rules that poet Ezra Pound is to be released from an insane asylum.
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1959/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1968/ - 1968 - 178,000 employees of US Bell Telephone System go on strike
1968 - London Bridge is sold to US oil company (to be erected in Arizona)
1968 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1969/ - 1990 - Supreme Court rules states could make it a crime to possess or look at child pornography, even in one's home
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1991/ - 1991 - Census Bureau said it failed to count up to 63 million in 1990 census
1991 - Congress ends railroad worker 1 day strike
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2007/ - 2007 - The Supreme Court of the United States upholds the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act in a 5-4 decision.


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Posted By: Don Quixote
Date Posted: 19-Apr-2012 at 01:01
April 18th in WA state history:

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=8250 - Fire devastates Cheney on April 18,1889.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=510 - Redmond beginnings: York Post Office (later Derby, later Redmond) opens on April 18, 1890.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=2056 - Author Henry James visits Seattle on April 18, 1905.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=3741 - First Seattle production of Hair debuts at the Moore Theater on April 18, 1970.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=1696 - China-U.S. trade resumes as M.V. LIULINHAI docks at Port of Seattle on April 18, 1979.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=8637 - One of Western Washington's latest lowland snowfalls on record begins on April 18, 2008.




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Posted By: Don Quixote
Date Posted: 20-Apr-2012 at 00:50
April 19th:
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/607/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1782/ - 1782 - Netherlands recognizes US
1782 - John Adams secured the Dutch Republic's recognition of the United States as an independent government and the house that he purchased in The Hague, Netherlands became the first American embassy.
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1810/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1852/ - 1852 - California Historical Society forms
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1853/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1861/ - 1861 - Baltimore riots-4 soldiers, 9 civilians killed
1932 - Pres Herbert Hoover suggests 5 day work week
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1933/ - 1933 - FDR announces US will leave gold standard
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1934/ - 1945 - US aircraft carrier Franklin heavy damaged in Japanese air raid
1945 - US offensive against Shuri-barrier on Okinawa
1972 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1982/ -
In WA state history:

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=2166 - Contract for construction of Cedar River Pipeline Number One awarded on April 19, 1899.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=3745 - Gisell Herzog founds first Seattle chapter of Hadassah on April 19, 1923.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=4012 - Fox (Music Hall) Theatre opens in Seattle on April 19, 1929.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=720 - Seattle's Monorail is christened on April 19, 1962, just two days before Century 21 opens.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=3715 - Stokely Carmichael speaks to 4,000 at Seattle's Garfield High School on April 19, 1967.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=2153 - Seattle Radical Women hold what is likely the nation's first women's liberation demonstration on April 19, 1968.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=1384 - Seattle City Council approves open housing ordinance on April 19, 1968.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=8514 - The Washington House of Representatives votes to restrict pay toilets on April 19, 1977.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=9089 - Democratic State Senator Sid Snyder shocks Legislature by resigning from office to protest GOP tactics on April 19, 1997.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=1443 - Space Needle officially becomes a City of Seattle historic landmark on April 19, 1999.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=3225 - State Senate adopts Resolution 8675 honoring the sesquicentennial of the landing of the Denny Party on Alki Beach on April 19, 2001.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=4164 - Seattle pioneer Doc Maynard's gravestone in Seattle's Lake View Cemetery is rededicated on April 19, 2003.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=7301 - King County is renamed in honor of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on April 19, 2005.




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Posted By: Don Quixote
Date Posted: 21-Apr-2012 at 03:28
April 20th:
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/295/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1775/ - 1775 - British begin siege of Boston
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1777/ - 1777 - New York adopts new constitution as an independent state
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1792/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1836/ - 1836 - Territory of Wisconsin created
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1841/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1853/ - 1853 - Harriet Tubman starts Underground Railroad
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1861/ - 1861 - Battle of Norfolk, VA
1861 - Colonel Robert E Lee resigns from Union army
1861 - Robert E Lee resigns from Union army
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1862/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1865/ - 1865 - Chicago's Crosby Opera House opens
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1871/ - 1871 - 3rd Enforcement Act (President can suspend writ of habeas corpus)
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1872/ - 1872 - SF Bar Association organized
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1879/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1894/ - 1894 - 136,000 mine workers strike in Ohio for pay increase
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1896/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1898/ - 1898 - US Assay Office in Deadwood, South Dakota opens
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1902/ - 1904 - Louisiana Purchase Exposition opens in St Louis
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1908/ - 1914 - 33 killed by soldiers during mine strike in Ludlow, Colo
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1916/ - 1945 - US 7th army captured German city of Nuremberg
1945 - US forces conquer Motobu peninsula on Okinawa
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1946/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1951/ - 1951 - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak
1967 - US planes bomb Haiphong for 1st time during Vietnam War
1971 - US Supreme Court upholds use of busing to achieve racial desegregation
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1972/ - 1972 - Apollo 16's Young & Duke land on Moon with Boeing Lunar Rover #2
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1983/ - 1983 - Pres Reagan signs a $165B bail out for Social Security

In WA State history:

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=311 - Japanese Americans are ordered to evacuate Seattle on April 21, 1942.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=3186 - Northgate Shopping Mall (Seattle) opens on April 21, 1950.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=5396 - Century 21 World's Fair opens in Seattle on April 21, 1962.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=723 - Plane crashes during Century 21 opening day festivities on April 21, 1962.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=10092 - Belgian waffles are introduced in America at the Seattle World's Fair on April 21, 1962.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=5154 - Tacoma Dome opens its doors on April 21, 1983.




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Posted By: Don Quixote
Date Posted: 23-Apr-2012 at 01:22
April 21st:
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/753bc/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1649/ - 1649 - Maryland Toleration Act passed, allowing all freedom of worship
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1654/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1789/ - 1789 - John Adams sworn in as 1st US VP (9 days before Washington)
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1792/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1794/ - 1794 - NYC formally declares coast of Ellis Island publically owned, so they can build forts to protect NYC from British
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1818/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1828/ - 1828 - Noah Webster publishes 1st American dictionary
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1836/ - 1836 - Battle of San Jacinto, in which Texas wins independence from Mexico
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1855/ - 1855 - 1st train crosses Miss River's 1st bridge, Rock Is Ill-Davenport Ia
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1857/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1862/ - 1862 - Congress establishes US Mint in Denver, Co
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1865/ - 1865 - Abraham Lincoln's funeral train leaves Washington
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1878/ - 1878 - First Lady Lucy Hayes begins egg rolling contest on White House lawn
1878 - NY installs 1st firehouse pole
1898 - Spanish-American War: The U.S. Congress, on April 25, recognizes that a state of war exists between the United States and Spain as of this date.
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1904/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1914/ - 1914 - US marines occupy Vera Cruz, Mexico, stay 6 months
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1918/ - 1945 - US 7th Army occupies Neurenberg
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1946/ - 1954 - USAF flies French battalion to Vietnam
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1955/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1965/ - 1965 - New York World's Fair reopens for 2nd & final season
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1966/ - 1966 - Emperor Haile Selassie (Ethiopia) visits Kingston Jamaica
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1967/ - 1967 - Dodgers 1st rain out in Los Angeles (after 737 consecutive games)
1967 - EO, Evangelical Broadcasting, begins in Netherlands
1967 - Josef Stalin's daughter, Svetlana Alliluyeva, defects to US
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1981/ - 1981 - US furnish $1 billion in arms to Saudi-Arabia
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1982/ - 1995 - FBI arrested Timothy McVeigh & charge him with Oklahoma City bombing
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1996/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2008/ - 2008 - The United States Air Force retires the F-117 Nighthawk.

In WA state history:
"...Fifty years ago this week, on http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?displaypage=output.cfm&file_id=5396 - April 21, 1962 , the gates opened at the Seattle World's Fair, and thousands of people poured in to catch a glimpse of the future. Billed as "America's Space Age World's Fair," the Century 21 Exposition had http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?displaypage=output.cfm&file_id=7042 - plenty to see and do . A ride up to the top of the http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?displaypage=output.cfm&file_id=1424 - Space Needle was a must, as was a trip on the http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?displaypage=output.cfm&file_id=2524 - monorail . Exhibits, both foreign and domestic, captured the imagination. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?displaypage=output.cfm&file_id=9371 - Performances and http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?displaypage=output.cfm&file_id=9238 - artwork stirred the soul. And newly introduced http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?displaypage=output.cfm&file_id=10092 - Belgian waffles sated the most ravenous appetites.

The fair traced its origins to the 1909 http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?displaypage=output.cfm&file_id=7082 - Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition , which Seattle City Councilman http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?displaypage=output.cfm&file_id=2253 - Al Rochester remembered fondly from his youth. Recalling the successes of the A-Y-P, Rochester advocated for a second world's fair to commemorate the first, but the 1957 launch of Sputnik shifted the theme to science and technology as a way of showcasing Seattle's strides towards Century 21. The space-age fair received broad support from http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?displaypage=output.cfm&file_id=10000 - local , http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?displaypage=output.cfm&file_id=5156 - state , and http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?displaypage=output.cfm&file_id=5569 - federal officials.

One goal of the fair was to have a civic center in place once the event was over. The site chosen for the fairgrounds was close to downtown, and had structures that could be modified for reuse. Older -- and in some cases , derelict -- buildings http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?displaypage=output.cfm&file_id=10013 - had to be torn down , but more people were concerned over the http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?displaypage=output.cfm&file_id=3944 - loss of homes less than a mile away that were being demolished for the construction of http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?displaypage=output.cfm&file_id=4166 - Interstate 5 .

Planning progressed, and Seattleites watched as the http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?displaypage=output.cfm&file_id=722 - Space Needle grew and the http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?displaypage=output.cfm&file_id=719 - monorail pylons were http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?displaypage=output.cfm&file_id=720 - put in place . The night before the fair opened, a twist party was held downtown. After that it was http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?displaypage=output.cfm&file_id=2290 - fun, fun, fun , all summer long and into the fall. And once the fair had ended, a http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?displaypage=output.cfm&file_id=1321 - civic center was indeed in place, and remains a lasting legacy well into the twenty-first century...' http://www.historylink.org/ - http://www.historylink.org/



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Posted By: Don Quixote
Date Posted: 23-Apr-2012 at 01:49
April 22hd:
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/296/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1526/ - 1526 - 1st slave revolt occurs in SC
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1529/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1861/ - 1861 - Robert E Lee named commander of Virginia Confederate forces
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1864/ - 1864 - US mints 2 cent coin (1st appearance of "In God We Trust")
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1876/ - 1884 - US recognizes King Leopold II's Congo Free State
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1889/ - 1889 - Oklahoma land rush officially started; some were "sooner"
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1893/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1898/ - 1898 - 1st Spanish-American War action: USS Nashville, takes enemy ship
1898 - US President McKinley orders blockade of Cuban harbors
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1903/ - 1914 - Mexico ends diplomatic relations with US
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1915/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1930/ - 1930 - US, Britain & Japan sign London Naval Treaty
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1931/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1955/ - 1955 - Congress orders all US coins bear motto "In God We Trust"
1964 - World's Fair (Flushing Meadow, Corona Park, NY) opens
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1966/ - 1966 - USSR performs underground nuclear test
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1967/ - 1981 - Largest US bank robbery (Tucson Ariz), more than $3.3 million stolen
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1982/ - 1986 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1987/ - 1987 - Sri Lanka Air Force bomb Tamil, 100s killed
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1988/ - 1990 - Lebanon release US hostage Robert Polhill after 39 months
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1991/ - 1993 - Holocaust Memorial Museum dedicated in Wash DC
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2000/ - 2000 - In a pre-dawn raid, federal agents seize six-year-old Elián González from his relatives' home in Miami, Florida.

In WA state history:

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=9441 - David Thompson concludes first scientific survey of the Columbia River and departs Kettle Falls for Montreal on April 22, 1812.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=5181 - American customs inspector seizes the British ship Albion, whose crew is cutting timber at Discovery Bay, on April 22, 1850.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=8202 - Duncan Hunter files a homestead claim in the future Lynnwood on April 22, 1889.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=1080 - Cigar makers union in Seattle strikes on April 22, 1907.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=1099 - Wireless operators strike the entire Pacific Coast on April 22, 1913.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=8811 - Chaplin look-alike contest is held in Seattle on April 22, 1916.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=8241 - Hoko River Bridge, located in Clallam County on the Olympic Peninsula, collapses when a 40-ton log truck drives over it on April 22, 1947.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=7426 - Group Health Cooperative expresses solidarity with Boeing machinists by granting them membership on a deferred-dues basis during their strike that begins on April 22, 1948.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=3553 - Aeronautical Machinists Union strikes Boeing on April 22, 1948.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=706 - Seattle Jewish Archives Committee is created on April 22, 1968.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=2233 - Earth Day first observed in Seattle on April 22, 1970.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=9910 - Senator Henry M. Jackson is cheered and heckled during speeches about the environment at the University of Washington and Washington State University on the first Earth Day, on April 22, 1970.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=7670 - Group Health Cooperative holds its first Health Fair on April 22, 1978.




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Posted By: Don Quixote
Date Posted: 24-Apr-2012 at 00:54
April 23rd:
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/215bc/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1635/ - 1635 - Oldest US public institution, Boston Latin School founded
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1660/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1789/ - 1789 - President-elect George Washington moves into Franklin House, NY
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1795/ - 1795 - William Hastings acquitted in England of high treason
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1798/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1860/ - 1860 - Dem convention in Charleston SC divided over slavery
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1861/ - 1861 - Arkansas troops seize Ft Smith
1861 - Battle of San Antonio, TX
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1864/ - 1864 - Battle of Cane River, LA (Red River Expedition, Monett's Ferry)
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1867/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1871/ - 1871 - Blossom Rock in SF Bay blown up
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1878/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1904/ - 1904 - American Academy of Arts & Letters forms
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1908/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1943/ - 1943 - British & US offensive directed at Tunis/Bizerta
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1945/ - 1945 - US troops in Italy cross river Po
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1946/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1956/ - 1956 - US Supreme court ends race segregation on buses
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1958/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1971/ - 1971 - Columbia University operations virtually end, by student strike

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=765 - Suquamish, first diesel-powered ship built on Puget Sound, is launched on April 23, 1914.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=9928 - Construction crews place the last concrete slab of Seattle's Alaskan Way seawall on April 23, 1936.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=3819 - Bank robber murders Seattle Police Officer Dale E. Eggers on April 23, 1985.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=8158 - Douglas B. MacDonald takes office as Washington Secretary of Transportation on April 23, 2001.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=8988 - James Hakel ends his tenure as official Historylink director of libations on April 23, 2009.




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Posted By: Don Quixote
Date Posted: 25-Apr-2012 at 01:09
April 24th:
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1479bc/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1704/ - 1704 - "Boston News-Letter," 1st successful newspaper in US, forms
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1762/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1800/ - 1800 - Library of Congress establishes with $5,000 allocation
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1801/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1863/ - 1863 - Skirmish at Okolona/Birmingham, Mississippi (Grierson's Raid)
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1865/ - 1865 - Fire alarm & police telegraph system put into operation (SF)
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1867/ - 1867 - Black demonstrators stage ride-ins on Richmond Va streetcars
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1872/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1877/ - 1877 - Last federal occupying troops withdraw from south (New Orleans)
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1897/ - 1897 - 1st reporter, William Price (Wash Star), assigned to White House
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1898/ - 1898 - Spain declares war on US rejecting ultimatum to withdraw from Cuba
1898 - US fleet under commodore Dewey sails from Hong Kong to Philippines
1898 - The Spanish-American War: The United States declare war on Spain.
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1899/ - 1944 - United Negro College Fund incorporates
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1945/ - 1950 - Pres Harry Truman denies there are communists in US government
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1951/ - 1963 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1964/ - 1969 - US B-52's drop 3,000 ton bombs at Cambodian boundary
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1970/ - 1975 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1977/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1980/ - 1980 - US military operation to save 52 hostages in Iran, fails, 8 die
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1981/ - 1981 - US ends grain embargo against USSR
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1982/ -
In WA state history:

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=5290 - Alfred A. Plummer and Charles Bachelder settle on the site of future Port Townsend on April 24, 1851.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=7727 - First post office in Mason County is established at Oakland on April 24, 1858.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=9439 - General Howard meets with Smohalla, Wanapum spiritual leader, on April 24, 1877.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=8289 - Main administration building of the State Normal School at Cheney burns down on April 24, 1912.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=3882 - Mary Davenport-Engberg debuts Seattle Civic Symphony Orchestra in concert at Metropolitan Theatre on April 24, 1921.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=8418 - Two women die in an airplane crash at Pearson Field in Vancouver on April 24, 1927.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=4244 - CHECC (Choose an Effective City Council) holds debut press conference in Seattle on April 24, 1967.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=1223 - Bees disrupt protest at UW campus on April 24, 1969.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=7637 - Legislature approves a $8.5 billion transportation tax package, which will survive a ballot challenge, on April 24, 2005.




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Posted By: Don Quixote
Date Posted: 26-Apr-2012 at 03:03
April 25th:
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1185/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1861/ - 1861 - 7th NY arrives to reinforce Washington, DC
1861 - Battle of Lavaca, TX
1861 - American Civil War: The Union Army arrives in Washington, D.C.
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1862/ - 1862 - Battle of New Orleans LA - US Admiral Farragut occupies New Orleans
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1864/ - 1864 - Battle of Marks' Mill, Arkansas (Camden Expedition)
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1867/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1898/ - 1898 - US declares war on Spain over Cuba
1945 - US & Soviet forces meet at Torgau Germany on Elbe River
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1946/ - 1954 - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Bikini Island atmospher
1962 - US resumes above ground nuclear testing, at Christmas Island
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1967/ - 1967 - Abortion legalized in Colorado
1971 - US canal rights in Nicaragua & rights to Corn Islands expire
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1973/ - 1973 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1974/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2011/ - 2011 - At least 300 people killed in deadliest tornado outbreak in the Southern United States since the 1974 Super Outbreak.

In WA state history:

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=2097 - Maggs water system in Seattle is granted rights on April 26, 1899.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=2288 - Methane gas explosion kills seven coal miners at Black Diamond on April 26, 1907.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=7244 - Washington receives its first federal highway grant, to pave a portion of Pacific Highway in Thurston County, on April 26, 1917.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=9154 - Two inmates kill employee Benjamin Marshall in an attempted escape from the Washington State Reformatory in Monroe on April 26, 1951.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=1386 - UW students participate in national student strike on April 26, 1968.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=1387 - Citizens numbering 2,000 march in protest of Vietnam War on April 26, 1968.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=8147 - Communications Department faculty open 50-year-old time capsule and find bawdy items at University of Washington in Seattle on April 26, 2007.




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Posted By: Don Quixote
Date Posted: 30-Apr-2012 at 01:51
April 29th:
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1091/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1857/ - 1857 - US Army, Pacific Div HQ permanently forms at Presidio (SF)
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1861/ - 1861 - Maryland's House of Delegates votes against seceding from Union
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1862/ - 1862 - 100,000 federal troops prepare to march into Corinth, Miss
1862 - New Orleans fell to Union forces during Civil War
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1863/ - 1863 - Battle of Chancellordville, VA (Fredericksburg, Wilderness Tavern)
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1864/ - 1864 - -30] Skirmish at Jenkins' Ferry, Arkansas
1864 - The Theta Xi fraternity is founded at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York.
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1926/ - 1926 - France & US reach accord on repayment of WW I
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1927/ - 1945 - US liberates 31,601 in Nazi concentration camp in Dachau Germany
1953 - The first U.S. experimental 3D-TV broadcast showed an episode of Space Patrol on Los Angeles ABC affiliate KECA-TV.
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1955/ - 1964 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1965/ - 1971 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1973/ - 1975 - Vietnam War: Operation Frequent Wind: The U.S. begins to evacuate US citizens from Saigon prior to an expected North Vietnamese takeover. U.S. involvement in the war comes to an end.
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1976/ - 1987 - Japan's premier Nakasone visits the US
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1988/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2002/ - 2002 - The United States is re-elected to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, one year after losing the seat it had held for 50 years.
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2004/ - 2004 - Dick Cheney and George W. Bush testify before the 9/11 Commission in a closed, unrecorded hearing in the Oval Office.



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Posted By: Don Quixote
Date Posted: 30-Apr-2012 at 02:08
April 29th in WA state history:

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=385 - West Seattle Beginnings: Alki Post Office opens on April 29, 1854.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=9892 - Steamer Cortez reaches Portland on April 29, 1861, with news of the Confederate attack on Fort Sumter.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=4195 - Gilman (later Issaquah) incorporates on April 29, 1892.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=5124 - Bellingham's Mt. Baker Theatre opens on April 29, 1927.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=9555 - A bomb explosion fatally injures Spokane pioneer aviator Major John T. Fancher during an air show in East Wenatchee on April 29, 1928.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=2064 - Earthquake hits Puget Sound area on April 29, 1945.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=3037 - Goldfish survives bizarre earthquake experience on April 29, 1965.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=1986 - Earthquake rattles Western Washington on April 29, 1965.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=1389 - T. A. Wilson becomes president of Boeing on April 29, 1968.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=3600 - Construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline begins on April 29, 1974.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=9793 - Nastymix Records' party marks Gold Record awarded to Sir Mix-A-Lot's SWASS album on April 29, 1989.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=4203 - Puget Sound Regional Council amends the Regional Airport System Plan to support a third runway at Sea-Tac International Airport and development of a major supplemental airport on April 29, 1993.




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Posted By: Centrix Vigilis
Date Posted: 30-Apr-2012 at 02:35
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1973/ - 1975 - Vietnam War: Operation Frequent Wind: The U.S. begins to evacuate US citizens from Saigon prior to an expected North Vietnamese takeover. U.S. involvement in the war comes to an end.
 
Yup I remember it very well. End of an era and beginning of another for the survivors in that sad land...and while the forced indoctrinations and proscriptions by the North are gone....and relations improved between fromer foes. They were not pleasant memories for a then young corporal who could have very easily been sent there in 1972.
 
In many senses they still are not.
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Posted By: Don Quixote
Date Posted: 02-May-2012 at 01:37
May 1st:
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/305/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1751/ - 1751 - 1st American cricket match is played
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1753/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1778/ - 1778 - American Revolution: The Battle of Crooked Billet begins in Hatboro, Pennsylvania.
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1781/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1822/ - 1822 - John Phillips becomes 1st mayor of Boston
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1834/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1841/ - 1841 - 1st emigrant wagon train leaves Independence, Missouri for Calif
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1844/ - 1844 - Whig convention nominates Henry Clay as presidential candidate
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1846/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1848/ - 1848 - The Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta is founded at Jefferson College in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1850/ - 1850 - John Geary becomes 1st SF mayor
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1851/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1857/ - 1857 - William Walker, conqueror of Nicaragua, surrenders to US Navy
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1862/ - 1862 - Union captain David Farragut conquers New Orleans
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1863/ - 1863 - Battle of Chancellorsville, VA (29,000 injured or died)
1863 - Battle of Port Gibson, Mississippi
1863 - Confederate "National Flag" replaces "Stars & Bars"
1863 - Confederate congress passed resolution to kill black soldiers
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1864/ - 1864 - -8] Battle at Alexandria, Louisiana (Red River Campaign)
1864 - Atlanta campaign, GA begins
1864 - Wilderness campaign
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1866/ - 1866 - American Equal Rights Association forms
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1867/ - 1867 - Howard University chartered
1867 - Reconstruction of South begins, black voter registration
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1869/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1873/ - 1873 - 1st US postal card issued
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1884/ - 1884 - Construction begins on Chicago 1st skyscraper (10 stories)
1884 - Proclamation of the demand for eight-hour workday in the United States.
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1885/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1886/ - 1886 - US general strike for 8 hour day, begins
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1889/ - 1889 - 1st International Workers Day, according to 2nd International
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1892/ - 1892 - US Quarantine Station opens on Angel Island, SF Bay
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1893/ - 1893 - World Columbian Exposition opens in Chicago
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1898/ - 1898 - George Dewey commands, "You may fire when you are ready, Gridley" as US route Spanish fleet at Manila
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1900/ - 1900 - Premature blast collapses mine tunnel killing 200 at Scofield, Utah
1901 - Pan-American Exposition opens in Buffalo
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1906/ - 1915 - German submarine sinks US ship Gulflight
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1919/ - mpleted
1936 - FBI's J Edgar Hoover arrests Alvin Karpis
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1937/ - 1937 - FDR signs act of neutrality
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1939/ - 1943 - Food rationing begins in US
1948 - Glenn Taylor, Idaho Senator, arrested in Birmingham Alabama for trying to enter a meeting through a door marked "for Negroes"
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1949/ - 1957 - US give Poland credit of $95 million
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1961/ - 1961 - 1st US airplane hijacked to Cuba
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1961/ - 1966 - US troops shooting targets in Cambodia
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1967/ - 1982 - 1982 World's Fair in Knoxville Tennessee opens
1985 - US president Reagan ends embargo against Nicaragua
1989 - US Supreme Court rules employees have legal burden to prove non- discriminatory reasons for not hiring or promoting
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1990/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2006/ - 2006 - The Puerto Rican government closes the Department of Education and 42 other government agencies due to significant shortages in cash flow.
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2007/ - 2007 - The Los Angeles May Day mêlée occurs, in which the Los Angeles Police Department's response to a May Day pro-immigration rally become a matter of controversy.
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Posted By: Don Quixote
Date Posted: 02-May-2012 at 01:39
May 1st in WA State history:

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=8649 - Schuyler and Eliza Saunders settle at future site of Chehalis on May 1, 1850.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=3142 - Charles Terry homesteads site of Alki business district on May 1, 1852.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=8327 - Mary Low Sinclair arrives in Cadyville (future Snohomish City) on May 1, 1865.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=924 - Seattle citizens begin work on their railroad, the Seattle & Walla Walla, on May 1, 1874.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=2148 - Seattle City Council bans tents in fire area on May 1, 1890.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=7586 - May Day picnic celebrates first irrigation water reaching Sequim Prairie on May 1, 1896.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=5526 - First Washington Volunteer Infantry Regiment musters for the Spanish American War on May 1, 1898.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=1093 - Brewery workers in 11 Puget Sound towns strike on May 1, 1905.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=8982 - Grading crews finish work on the Rainier Vista (designed for Seattle's A-Y-P Exposition on the UW campus) on May 1, 1908.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=7235 - Governor Roland Hartley fires J. Webster Hoover as State Highway Engineer and on May 1, 1927, appoints Samuel J. Humes.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=9500 - Port of Willapa Harbor holds its first commission meeting on May 1, 1928.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=2159 - Seattle Teachers' Credit Union is chartered on May 1, 1936.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=9406 - Seattle opens Service Men's Club on May 1, 1941.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=5474 - Salishan Housing Project in Tacoma opens for war workers on May 1, 1943.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=9967 - Seattle docks and piers are given new designations on May 1, 1944.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=1281 - Jim Whittaker, REI sales manager, becomes first American to reach Mount Everest summit on May 1, 1963.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=7944 - King County's Home Rule Charter takes effect on May 1, 1969.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=2308 - Weeks of protests erupt in Seattle beginning on May 1, 1970, against U. S. entry into Cambodia and to protest the killing of four Kent State students.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=9940 - Nisqually Delta Association is founded on May 1, 1970.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=2433 - Seattle is first major city to legislate a police shooting policy on May 1, 1978.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=9907 - The U.S. Supreme Court rules that the Environmental Impact Statement for a proposed Methow Valley ski resort is adequate on May 1, 1989.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=3054 - Rioting erupts in Seattle following verdicts in Rodney King beating on May 1, 1992.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=8169 - Wal-Mart opens its first store in Washington at Omak on May 1, 1993.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=9851 - Helen and Bill Thayer begin a 1,600-mile walk across the Gobi Desert on May 1, 2001.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=7980 - Thousands march streets of Seattle and Yakima in support of immigrants' rights on May 1, 2006.




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Posted By: red clay
Date Posted: 02-May-2012 at 09:40
Forgot one, May first, 2008.  The military half of my family takes over the hamlet of Silicum.  Big smile

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Posted By: Don Quixote
Date Posted: 02-May-2012 at 21:17
This was a good piece of personal historySmile.

May 2nd:
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1194/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1670/ - 1670 - King Charles II charters Hudson Bay Company
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1672/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1776/ - 1776 - France & Spain agreed to give weapons to American rebels
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1780/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1863/ - 1863 - South defeats North in Battle of Chancellorsville, Va
1863 - Stonewall Jackson attacks Chancellorsville, wounded by his own men
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1865/ - 1865 - Pres Johnson offers $100,000 reward for capture of Jefferson Davis
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1866/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1878/ - 1878 - US stops minting 20 cent coin
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1885/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1890/ - 1890 - Territory of Oklahoma created
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1916/ - 1916 - US president Wilson signs Harrison Drug Act
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1919/ - 1919 - 1st US air passenger service starts
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1920/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1926/ - 1926 - US military intervenes in Nicaragua
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1927/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1946/ - 1946 - Prisoners revolt at Alcatraz, 5 die
1956 - US Methodist church disallows race separation
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1958/ - 1962 - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
1972 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1974/ - 1980 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1981/ - 1984 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1985/ - 1985 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1986/ - 2000 - President Bill Clinton announces that accurate GPS access would no longer be restricted to the United States military.
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2002/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2011/ - 2011 - Osama bin Laden, the suspected mastermind behind the September 11 attacks and the FBI's most wanted man is killed by the United States special forces in Abbottabad, Pakistan.


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Posted By: Don Quixote
Date Posted: 02-May-2012 at 21:18
May 2nd in WA state history:

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=5706 - The United States signs the Louisiana Purchase Treaty and buys Louisiana Territory from France on May 2, 1803.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=5248 - American settlers in Oregon declare a provisional government on May 2, 1843.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=9893 - Following the outbreak of the Civil War, Colonel George Wright receives orders on May 2, 1861, to send soldiers from Fort Vancouver to San Francisco.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=3907 - Firland Sanatorium, Seattle's municipal tuberculosis hospital, opens as Henry Sanatorium on May 2, 1911.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=2636 - Women anti-war protesters disrupt R.O.T.C. parade at University of Washington on May 2, 1922.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=2810 - Voters elect Edwin J. Brown as mayor of the City of Seattle on May 2, 1922.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=2533 - First women are elected to Seattle City Council on May 2, 1922.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=8445 - DAR places a monument in Mukilteo in remembrance of the 1855 Point Elliott Treaty on May 2, 1931.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=9631 - Voters in Franklin County create Port of Pasco on May 2, 1940, to provide facilities for grain barges on the Columbia River.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=2873 - Victory Square is dedicated in Seattle on May 2, 1942.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=9741 - County Grange sponsors meeting on May 2, 1966, to promote formation of Wahkiakum County's second port district.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=3765 - Seattle Mariner Mike Cameron hits four home runs in a single game, tying the Major League record, on May 2,



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Posted By: Don Quixote
Date Posted: 04-May-2012 at 01:52
May 3rd:
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1294/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1765/ - 1765 - 1st US medical college opens in Philadelphia
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1791/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1802/ - 1802 - Washington, D.C. is incorporated as a city
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1808/ - 1861 - Lincoln asks for 42,000 Army Volunteers & another 18,000 seamen
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1863/ - 1863 - Battle of Chancellorsville-Beaten Union army withdraws
1863 - Battle of Fredricksburg, VA (Marye's Heights)
1863 - Battle of Salem Church, VA
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1864/ - 1864 - 3rd day in Battle at Alexandria Louisiana: Confederate assault
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1867/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1921/ - 1921 - West Virginia imposes 1st state sales tax
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1922/ - 1926 - US marines land in Nicaragua (9-mo after leaving), stay until 1933
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1928/ - 1943 - US 1st armour division occupies Mateur Tunisia
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1944/ - 1944 - Meat rationing ends in US
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1945/ - 1971 - Nixon administration arrests 13,000 anti-war protesters in 3 days
1983 - US bishops condemn nuclear weapons
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1985/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2001/ - 2001 - The United States loses its seat on the U.N. Human Rights Commission for the first time since the commission was formed in 1947.

In WA state history

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=8191 - Quarrels and scuffles in Sehome end with Abner Dunn shooting Frank Mahoney on May 3, 1862.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=2214 - Seattle doubles in size by annexing north-of-downtown communities on May 3, 1891.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=558 - Seattle beginnings: Dunlap Post Office opens on May 3, 1894.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=3316 - City of Seattle annexes the Town of South Park on May 3, 1907.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=3321 - City of Seattle annexes Columbia City on May 3, 1907.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=7091 - Columbia River Bridge at Kettle Falls opens to traffic on May 3, 1941.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=3256 - Seattle University installs Fr. William J. Sullivan, SJ, as its 20th president on May 3, 1976.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=7876 - About 200 WSU students and others riot in Pullman on May 3, 1998.




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Posted By: Don Quixote
Date Posted: 05-May-2012 at 00:52
May 4th:
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1256/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1776/ - 1776 - Rhode Island declares independence from England
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1780/ - 1780 - American Academy of Arts & Science founded
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1846/ - 1846 - US state Michigan ends death penalty
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1847/ - 1847 - NY State creates a Board of Commissioners of Emigration
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1851/ - 1851 - 1st major SF fire
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1858/ - 1858 - War of Reform (Mexico); Liberals establish capital at Vera Cruz
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1859/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1862/ - 1862 - -5] Battle at Williamsburg, Virginia
1862 - Yorktown, VA - McClellan halted his troop before town as it is full of armed torpedoes left by CS Brigadier General Gabrial Rains
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1863/ - 1863 - Battle of Chancellorsville-action at Salem Church
1863 - End of Chancellorsville - Beaten Union army withdraws
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1864/ - 1864 - -16] actions at Drewry's Bluff, Virginia
1864 - Gen Grant's Army at Potomac attacks at Rappahannock
1864 - Ulysses S. Grant crosses Rapidan & begins his duel with Robert E Lee
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1865/ - 1865 - Battle of Citronville, AL; Richard Taylor surrenders
1865 - Battle of Mobile, AL
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1866/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1883/ - 1883 - John Gordon Cashmans begins "Vicksburg Evening Post" (Miss)
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1886/ - 1886 - Haymarket riot in Chicago; bomb kills 7 policemen
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1904/ - 1904 - Construction begins by the United States on the Panama Canal.
1923 - NY state revokes Prohibition law
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1924/ - 1942 - Food 1st rationed in US
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1954/ - 1954 - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Bikini Island
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1956/ - 1956 - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1957/ - 1961 - CORE begins freedom rides from Washington, DC
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1962/ - 1962 - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1963/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2007/ - 2007 - Greensburg, Kansas is almost completely destroyed by a 1.7m wide EF-5 tornado.



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Posted By: Don Quixote
Date Posted: 05-May-2012 at 00:57
May 4th in WA state history:

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=7932 - Several dozen fishermen drown off the mouth of the Columbia River on May 4, 1880.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=9324 - Everett incorporates on May 4, 1893.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=3175 - Seattle Steel Co. begins manufacturing steel products on May 4, 1905.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=4160 - First bookmobile in Seattle takes to the road on May 4, 1931.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=3620 - John M. Nelson becomes superintendent of Seattle City Light on May 4, 1963.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=1229 - Thousands protest planned freeway through Seattle's Arboretum on May 4, 1969.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=5133 - Expo 74 Spokane World's Fair opens on May 4, 1974.

Before the Fall: On http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=9324 - May 4, 1893 , the city of http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?displaypage=output.cfm&file_id=7397 - Everett incorporated. Local residents didn't have much time to celebrate, as the New York http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?displaypage=output.cfm&file_id=1972 - stock market tumbled the next day, sending the nation into a deep economic depression that would last four years.




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Posted By: Don Quixote
Date Posted: 07-May-2012 at 01:16
May 5th:
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/553/ - 1809 - Mary Kies is 1st woman issued a US patent (weaving straw)
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1814/ - 1814 - British attack Ft Ontario, Oswego, NY
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1816/ - 1816 - American Bible Society organized (NY)
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1821/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1847/ - 1847 - American Medical Association organized (Philadelphia)
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1854/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1855/ - 1855 - NYC regains Castle Clinton, to be used for immigration
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1861/ - 1861 - Alexandria, VA - CS troops abandon city
1862 - Peninsular Campaign-Battle of Williamsburg, VA
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1863/ - 1863 - Battle of Tupelo, MS
1864 - Battle between Confederate & Union ships at mouth of Roanoke
1864 - Battle of Wilderness, VA (Germanna Ford, Wilderness Tavern)
1864 - Campaign in Northern Georgia - Chattanooga GA to Atlanta GA
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1865/ - 1865 - 1st US train robbery (North Bend Ohio)
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1874/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1877/ - 1877 - Indian Wars: Sitting Bull leads his band of Lakota into Canada to avoid harassment by the United States Army under Colonel Nelson Miles.
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1881/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1891/ - 1891 - Music Hall (Carnegie Hall) opens in NY, Tchaikovsky as guest conductor
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1893/ - 1893 - Panic of 1893: Great crash on NY Stock Exchange
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1900/ - 1920 - US Pres Wilson makes Communist Labor Party illegal
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1921/ - 1921 - 1st ranger for Cleveland Metroparks hired
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1922/ - 1922 - Construction begins on Yankee Stadium (Bronx)
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1924/ - 1924 - Unions terminate Twentse textile strike
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1925/ - 1925 - John T Scopes arrested for teaching evolution in Tennessee
1942 - US begins rationing sugar during WW II
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1943/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1947/ - 1947 - Mississippi Valley flooding kills 16 & causes $850M in damage
1955 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada test Site
1958 - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1961/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1965/ - 1965 - 1st large-scale US Army ground units arrive in South Vietnam
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1966/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1970/ - 1970 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada test Site
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1971/ - 1971 - Race riot in Brownsville section of Brooklyn (NYC)
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1972/ - 1983 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
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Posted By: Don Quixote
Date Posted: 07-May-2012 at 01:22
May 6th:
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1312/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1787/ - 1787 - 1st Black Masonic Lodge (African # 459) forms Prince Hall, Boston
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1794/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1835/ - 1835 - 1st edition of NY Herald (price 1 cent)
1835 - James Gordon Bennett, Sr. publishes the first issue of the New York Herald.
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1840/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1853/ - 1853 - 1st major US rail disaster kills 46 (Norwalk, Connecticut)
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1860/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1861/ - 1861 - Arkansas & Tennessee becomes 9th & 10th state to secede from US
1861 - Jefferson Davis approves a bill declaring War between US & Confederacy
1861 - American Civil War: Arkansas secedes from the Union.
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1864/ - 1864 - Battle of Port Walthall Junction, VA
  1864 - Battle of Wilderness-Gen Longstreet seriously injured
1864 - General Sherman begins advance to Atlanta Georgia
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1882/ - 1882 - Chinese Exclusion Act: US Congress ceases Chinese immigration
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1890/ - 1890 - Mormon Church renounces polygamy [1006-Truth Restored (Morman pub)]
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1891/ - 1960 - Pres Eisenhower signs Civil Rights Act of 1960
1962 - US performs nuclear test at Pacific Ocean
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1963/ - 1975 - 3 people die in tornado that strikes Omaha, Nebraska
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1976/ - 1981 - US expels Libyan diplomats
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1982/ - 1986 - Donald E Pelotte becomes 1st native American bishop

In WA state history:

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=5067 - U.S. President Benjamin Harrison visits Tacoma on May 6, 1891.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=9847 - Helga and Clara Estby begin walking from Mica Creek, Spokane County, to New York City on May 6, 1896.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=5470 - Washington State carries out its first execution on May 6, 1904.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=8696 - Women's University Club of Seattle holds its first meeting on May 6, 1914.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=318 - Ferry Peralta (rebuilt as Kalakala) burns down on May 6, 1933.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=8170 - Fire destroys the Weiser Lumber Company in Marysville on May 6, 1955.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=10104 - Soviet Cosmonaut Gherman Titov visits Seattle's Century 21 Exposition on May 5 and May 6, 1962.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=1449 - Black Student Union presents demands to University of Washington on May 6, 1968.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=1230 - Seattle City Councilman Paul Alexander dies on May 6, 1969.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=9909 - President Richard M. Nixon signs Executive Order 11593 authorizing the protection of the nation's cultural and historical sites as specified by the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) on May 6, 1971.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=9785 - Avista Utilities, the Sierra Club, and the Center for Environmental Law & Policy work out a dam-relicensing agreement to restore full-time flows to Spokane's Spokane Falls on May 6, 2009.




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Posted By: Don Quixote
Date Posted: 07-May-2012 at 19:07
May 7th:
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/558/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1700/ - 1700 - William Penn began monthly meetings for Blacks advocating emancipation
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1718/ - 1718 - The city of New Orleans was founded by Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville .
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1727/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1789/ - 1789 - 1st inaugurational ball (for George Washington in NYC)
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1792/ - 1792 - Capt Robert Gray discovers Grays Harbor (Washington)
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1800/ - 1800 - Indiana Territory organized
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1824/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1864/ - 1864 - Battle of Wilderness ends (total losses: USA-17,666; CSA-7,500)
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1867/ - 1867 - Blacks stage ride-in to protest segregation in New Orleans
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1873/ - 1873 - US marines attack Panama
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1875/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1912/ - 1912 - Columbia University approves plans for awarding the Pulitzer Prize in several categories The award is established by Joseph Pulitzer
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1913/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1914/ - 1914 - US Congress establishes mother's day
1943 - Liberty Ship George Washington Carver, named after scientist, launched
1943 - US 1st Armour division occupies Ferryville Tunisia
1943 - US 9th Infantry division occupies Bizerta/Bensert Tunisia
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1944/ - 1947 - General MacArthur approves Japanese constitution
1962 - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1963/ - 1982 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1983/ - 1992 - US space shuttle STS-49 launched (maiden voyage of Endeavour)
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1993/ -
In WA state history:

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=5050 - Captain Robert Gray enters Grays Harbor on May 7, 1792.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=8491 - Aviator Fred J. Wiseman makes the first powered flight in Snohomish County in Snohomish on May 7, 1911.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=9704 - Kitsap County Board of Commissioners on May 7, 1923, sets the date for a special election to form the Port of Manchester.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=7749 - FBI arrest William Dainard, mastermind of the Weyerhaeuser kidnapping, in San Francisco on May 7, 1936.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=9247 - Floatplane piloted by adventurer Bradford Washburn crashes upon landing at Lake Union and two drown on May 7, 1938.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=2309 - Seattle Police vigilantes assault citizens on May 7, 1970.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=7622 - Washoe and family move into the Chimpanzee and Human Communication Institute at Central Washington University (Ellensburg) on May 7, 1993.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=5147 - Tacoma sells its portion of coal-fired steam plant near Centralia on May 7, 2000.




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Posted By: Don Quixote
Date Posted: 08-May-2012 at 21:14
May 8th:
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/535/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1784/ - 1784 - Only known deaths by hailstones in US (Winnsborough SC)
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1792/ - 1792 - British Capt George Vancouver sights, names Mt Rainier, Wash
1792 - US establishes military draft
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1821/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1846/ - 1846 - 1st major battle of Mexican War fought at Palo Alto Texas
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1847/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1858/ - 1858 - John Brown holds antislavery convention
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1861/ - 1861 - Richmond Va, is named the capital of the Confederacy
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1862/ - 1862 - Valley Campaign: Federals repulsed at Battle of McDowell Va
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1863/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1871/ - 1871 - English-US treaty ends Alabama dispute
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1877/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1950/ - 1950 - Chiang Kai-shek asks US for weapons
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1951/ - 1951 - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1952/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1958/ - 1958 - Pres Eisenhower orders National Guard out of Central HS, Little Rock
1958 - VP Nixon is shoved, stoned, booed & spat upon by protesters in Peru
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1959/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1960/ - 1960 - USSR & Cuba resume diplomatic relations
1963 - JFK offers Israel assistance against aggression
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1965/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1967/ - 1967 - Muhammad Ali is indicted for refusing induction in US Army
1984 - USSR announces it will not participate in LA Summer Olympics
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1985/ - 1989 - US space shuttle STS-30 lands
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1990/ - 1990 - Cuyahoga County voters approve sin tax to build Cleveland Gateway



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Posted By: Don Quixote
Date Posted: 08-May-2012 at 23:16
May 8th in WA state history:

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=5291 - Captain George Vancouver names Port Townsend on May 8, 1792.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=5374 - Seattle's Lake Washington Ship Canal is completed on May 8, 1917.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=1279 - President Truman announces V-E Day, victory-in-Europe, on May 8, 1945.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=9690 - Mukilteo incorporates on May 8, 1947.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=3033 - Ferry Kaleetan rams the Seattle Ferry Terminal on May 8, 1968.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=1231 - Washington State Legislature approves income tax, pending voter approval, on May 8, 1969.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=3519 - Seattle Chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW) is chartered on May 8, 1970.




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Posted By: Don Quixote
Date Posted: 10-May-2012 at 00:51
May 9th:
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1457bc/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1754/ - 1754 - 1st newspaper cartoon in America-divided snake "Join or Die"
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1766/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1837/ - 1837 - "Sherrod" burns in Mississippi River below Natchez Miss; 175 dies
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1846/ - 1846 - Battle of Resaca de la Palma-US sends Mexico back to Rio Grande
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1862/ - 1862 - Battle of Farmington, MS
1862 - Battle of Ft Pickens, FL (Pensacola), evacuated by CS
1862 - US Naval Academy relocated from Annapolis MD to Newport, RI
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1864/ - 1864 - -20] Skirmish at Ware Bottom Church, Virginia
1864 - Battle of Cloyd's Mt, & Swift Creek, VA (Drewery's Bluff, Ft Darling)
1864 - Battle of Dalton, GA
1868 - The city of Reno, Nevada, is founded.
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1944/ - 1944 - 1st eye bank opens in New York
1944 - Country singer Jimmie Davis becomes governor of Louisiana
1960 - US is 1st country to use the birth control pill legally
1960 - US send U-2 over USSR
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1961/ - 1962 - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1963/ - 1963 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1979/ - 1979 - US & USSR sign Salt 2 treaty, limiting nuclear weapons
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1980/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1997/ - 1997 - 1st US ambassador since Saigon fell arrives in Vietnam



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Posted By: Don Quixote
Date Posted: 10-May-2012 at 00:52
May 9th in WA state history:

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=9442 - Ship Beaver reaches the Columbia River on May 9, 1812.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=1626 - Seattle women hold Apron Festival on May 9, 1872.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=8206 - New Whatcom City Hall opens on May 9, 1893.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=8199 - Columbia River Quarantine Station at Knappton is established on May 9, 1899.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=579 - Hobart Beginnings: Hobart Post Office opens on May 9, 1903.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=372 - Boeing Airplane Co., formerly Pacific Aero-Products, is officially incorporated on May 9, 1917.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=1278 - Longshoremen and maritime workers strike West Coast and Seattle on May 9, 1934.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=9138 - Tulalip Tribal member Maria Sneatlum sings in a Boston recital on May 9, 1952.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=1280 - Food and Drug Administration approves birth control pill on May 9, 1960.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=7607 - Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson dedicates Ice Harbor Dam on May 9, 1962.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=8242 - About 450 Canadians invade Blaine on May 9, 1970.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=3773 - Washington State Supreme Court rules against Seattle landmark designation of First United Methodist Church on May 9, 1996.




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Posted By: Don Quixote
Date Posted: 11-May-2012 at 02:19
May 10th:
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1267/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1676/ - 1676 - Bacon's Rebellion, frontiersmen vs Virginia government begins
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1752/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1768/ - 1775 - 2nd Continental Congress names George Washington, supreme commander
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1861/ - 1861 - Union troops march on state militia in St Louis, MI
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1862/ - 1862 - Battle of Plum Run Bend, TN (Plum Point Bend)
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1864/ - 1864 - Battles at Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia
1864 - Skirmish at Ny River Virginia
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1865/ - 1865 - Jefferson Davis captured at Irwinsville Georgia
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1872/ - 1872 - Victoria Woodhull becomes 1st woman nominated for US president
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1876/ - 1876 - Centennial Fair opens in Philadelphia
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1879/ - 1879 - Meteor falls near Estherville, Iowa
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1880/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1908/ - 1908 - 1st Mother's Day observed (Phila)
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1909/ - 1960 - US atomic sub USS Triton completes 1st around world under water trip
1960 - USS Nautilus completes 1st circumnavigation of globe under water
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1961/ - 1972 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1973/ -
In WA state history:

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=9894 - Acting Governor Henry McGill issues a proclamation on May 10, 1861, calling on citizens to organize themselves into a civilian militia.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=8016 - Worst coalmine disaster in Washington history kills 45 miners at Roslyn on May 10, 1892.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=1069 - Cooks and waiters at Seattle's Hotel Butler strike on May 10, 1902.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=3643 - Seattle's King Street Station opens on May 10, 1906.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=9563 - Seattle City Council initiates condemnation process to acquire site for future Seward Park on May 10, 1909.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=3785 - Seattle Police Officer Fred Ivey is shot and killed by a robbery suspect on May 10, 1928.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=3618 - Eugene R. Hoffman becomes superintendent of Seattle City Light on May 10, 1939.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=5250 - Federal Theatre Project enacts Flotilla of Faith historical pageant on the Columbia River at Vancouver on May 10, 1939.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=3697 - Astronaut John Glenn visits the Seattle World's Fair on May 10, 1962.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=9737 - Washington's State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) is approved on May 10, 1971.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=8496 - Ice Age mammoth tusk is discovered at Moxee on May 10, 2001.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=8762 - The Madrona-Sally Goldmark Branch, The Seattle Pubic Library, reopens on May 10, 2008.




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Posted By: Don Quixote
Date Posted: 15-May-2012 at 20:45
May 11th:
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/330/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1751/ - 1751 - 1st US hospital founded (Pennsylvania Hospital)
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1752/ - 1752 - 1st US fire insurance policy issued (Philadelphia)
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1772/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1814/ - 1814 - Americans defeat British at Battle of Plattsburgh
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1816/ - 1816 - American Bible Society forms (NY)
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1820/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1850/ - 1850 - Work starts on 1st brick building in SF
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1858/ - 1858 - Minnesota admitted as 32nd US state
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1862/ - 1862 - Confederates scuttle CSS Virginia off Norfolk, VA
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1864/ - 1864 - Battle of Yellow Tavern, VA (Sheridan's Raid, South Anna Bridge)
1864 - Gen J E B Stuart is mortally wounded at Yellow Tavern
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1865/ - 1865 - Jeff Thompson surrenders
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1867/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1894/ - 1894 - American RR Union strikes Pullman Sleeping Car Co
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1897/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1907/ - 1907 - Bank of SF incorporated
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1911/ - 1911 - The United States becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1912/ - 1943 - US 7th div lands on Attu, Aleutian, (1st US territory recaptured)
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1944/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1945/ - 1945 - US marines conquer Awatsha Draw Okinawa
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1946/ - 1958 - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak
1958 - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Bikini Island
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1959/ - 1962 - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
1962 - US sends troops to Thailand
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1963/ - 1972 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1973/ -



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Posted By: Don Quixote
Date Posted: 15-May-2012 at 21:01
May 12th:
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/254/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1780/ - 1780 - British troops occupy Charleston, South Carolina
1780 - Charleston, SC falls to British (Revolutionary War)
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1789/ - 1789 - Society of St Tammany is formed by Revolutionary War soldiers. It later becomes an infamous group of NYC political bosses
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1792/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1863/ - 1863 - Battle of Raymond, Miss
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1864/ - 1864 - Battle of Drewry's Bluff, VA (Ft Darling)
1864 - Battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse, Virginia
1864 - Battle of Todd's Tavern, VA (Sheridan's Raid)
1864 - Butler attacks Drewry's Bluff on James River
1864 - US Union colonel Emory Upton (24) promoted to brigade-general
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1865/ - 1865 - Last land action of Civil war at Palmito Ranch, Texas
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1870/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1871/ - 1871 - Segregated street cars integrated in Louisville, Ky
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1873/ - http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1874/ - 1874 - US Assay Office in Helena, Montana authorized
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1875/ - 1962 - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1963/ - 1986 - President Reagan appoints Dr James C Fletcher NASA Administrator
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2002/ - 2002 - Former US President Jimmy Carter arrives in Cuba for a five-day visit with Fidel Castro becoming first President of the United States, in or out of office, to visit the island since Castro's 1959 revolution.



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