Today In The Past

 

Events

860 – Swedish Vikings attack Constantinople

1682 – William Penn founds Philadelphia, US

 

 

 

1812 – War of 1812 begins as US declares war against Britain

 

 

 

 

 

 

1815 – Battle of Waterloo; Napoleon defeated by Wellington & Blucher

 

 

 

 

 

1873 – Susan B Anthony fined $100 for voting for President

1898 – 1st amusement pier opens in Atlantic City, NJ

1900 – Empress Douairiere orders I-Ho-Chuan (Boxers) to kill all foreigners

1928 – Amelia Earhart becomes 1st female to fly across Atlantic Ocean

1940 – Winston Churchill urges perseverance so that future generations would remember that “this was their finest hour”

1941 – Joe Louis KOs Billy Conn in 13 for heavyweight boxing 

1956 – Last of foreign troops leaves Egypt as Brits leave Suez Canal

1959 – 1st telecast transmitted from England to US

1960 – Real Madrid wins 5th Europe Cup 1

1968 – Supreme Court bans racial discrimination in sale & rental of housing

1973 – NCAA makes urine testing mandatory for participants

1977 – Billy Martin & Reggie Jackson get into a dug out altercation

1977 – Space Shuttle test model “Enterprise” carries a crew aloft for 1st time, It was fixed to a modified Boeing 747

1979 – Pres Carter & Leonid I Brezhnev sign SALT 2 treaty

1981 – Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart retires (replaced by Sandra Day O’Connor, 1st woman on high court)

1982 – ABC’s All Talk radio network expands to 22 stations

1985 – Boston Red Sox Fred Lynn gets 10 RBIs

1996 – Ted Kaczynski, suspected of being the Unabomber, is indicted on ten criminal counts.

Births

1839 – William Henry Seward Jr, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1920

 

 

 

1886 – George Mallory, England, mountain climber (“because it is there“)

 

 

 

 

 

1906 – Kay Kyser, Rocky Mount NC, orchestra leader (Kay Kyser’s Kollege)

1910 – E G Marshall, Owatonna Minn, actor (Playhouse 90, Chicago Hope)

1917 – Richard Boone, LA California, actor (Paladin-Have Gun Will Travel)

1942 – Paul McCartney, Liverpool, English rocker & pop star (Beatles)

1952 – Isabella Rossellini, Rome Italy, actress (Big Night, Blue Velvet)

 

 

 

1976 – Blake Shelton, American Country Singer

 

Videos

 

 

 

 

1989 – Renee Olstead, American singer and actress

 

Videos

Deaths

1234 – Emperor Chukyo of Japan (b. 1218)

 

 

 

1629 – Piet Heyn, lt-admiral (Spanish silver fleet), dies in battle at 51

 

 

 

 

 

1788 – Adam Gib, Scottish religious leader (b. 1714)

1880 – John Sutter, US colonist (gold discovered on his land), dies at 77

1902 – Samuel Butler, British writer (Erewhom), dies at 66

 

 

 

1916 – Max Immelmann, German pilot (WW I), killed

 

 

 

 

 

 

1928 – Roald E G Amundsen, Norwegian pole explorer, dies

1936 – Maxim Gorky, [Alexei M Peshkov], Russian writer (Mother), dies at 68

1959 – Ethel Barrymore, [Blythe], actress (None but the lonely), dies at 79

1967 – Beat Fehr, Swiss racing driver (b. 1942)

1974 – Georgi K Zhukov, Russian marshal/minister of Defense, dies at 77

1984 – Alan Berg, American radio talk show host

2011 – Clarence Clemons, American saxophonist (b. 1942)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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