Today In The Past

 

Events

253 – St Lucius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope

1183 – Peace of Konstanz

1500 – Pope Alexander VI accept Treaty of Granada

1630 – Fork introduced to American dining by Gov Winthrop

1638 – Lunar eclipse is 1st astronomical event recorded in US

1788 – Virginia becomes 10th state to ratify US constitution

1798 – US passes Alien Act allowing president to deport dangerous aliens

1867 – 1st barbed wire patented by Lucien B Smith of Ohio

1868 – FL, AL, LA, GA, NC & SC readmitted to US

 

 

 

1876 – Custer & 7th Cavalry wiped out by Sioux & Cheyenne at Little Big Horn

 

 

 

 

 

1910 – Mann Act passed (no women across state lines for immoral purposes)

1929 – Pres Hoover authorizes building of Boulder Dam (Hoover Dam)

1935 – Joe Louis defeats Primo Carnera at Yankee Stadium

1938 – “A Tisket A Tasket” by Ella Fitzgerald with Chick Webb hits #1

1942 – Maj Gen Dwight Eisenhower appointed commander of US forces in Europe

1947 – Tennis shoe introduced

1949 – Long-Haired Hare is released in Theaters starring Bugs Bunny.

1950 – Korean conflict begins; N Korea invades S Korea

1951 – 1st color TV broadcast-CBS’ Arthur Godfrey from NYC to 4 cities

1956 – 51 die in collision of “Andrea Doria” & “Stockholm” (Cape Cod)

1968 – Bobby Bonds hits a grand slam in his 1st major league game (Giants)

1977 – Roy C Sullivan of Va is struck by lightning for 7th time!

1979 – Failed attack on NATO commander Haig in Obourg, Belgium

1981 – Supreme Court upholds male-only draft registration, constitutional

1988 – Cal Ripken Jr plays in his 1,000th consecutive game

1996 – The Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia kills 19 U.S. servicemen.

Births

1242 – Beatrice of England, Duchess of Brittanny (d. 1275)

1726 – Thomas Pennant, British naturalist

1886 – Henry “Hap” Arnold, commanding general, US Army Air Force (WW II)

1900 – Lord Louis Mountbatten, of Burma, royal relative/earl/baron/admiral

 

 

 

1903 – George Orwell, [Eric A Blair], Bihar, British India, British writer (Animal Farm, 1984), (d. 1950)

 

 

 

 

 

1924 – Sidney Lumet, Phila, director (Group, Pawnbroker, Fail Safe)

1925 – Clifton Chenier, Opelousas La, blues singer (Bayou Blues)

1925 – June Lockhart, NYC, actr (Lassie, Lost in Space, Petticoat Junction)

1929 – Eric Carle, American author

1936 – Harold Melvin, US singer (Blue Notes-My Hero)

1945 – Carly Simon, NYC, singer (Anticipation, You’re So Vain)

1946 – Allen Lanier, rock keyboardist/guitarist/vocalist (Blue Oyster Cult)

1956 – Anthony Bourdain, Chef and author

Deaths

1212 – Simon de Montfort, a leader of the crusades, dies at 67

1483 – Edward V, king of England (Apr 9-Jun 25, 1483), murdered

1533 – Mary Tudor, queen consort of Louis XII of France (b. 1496)

1579 – Hatano Hideharu, Japanese warlord and samurai (b. 1541)

1876 – Boston Custer, brother of George Custer, dies at Little Bighorn

1876 – George A Custer, US general (Little Bighorn), dies at 36

1876 – Thomas W Custer, brother of George Custer, dies at Little Bighorn

1906 – Stanford White, Architect, shot dead atop Madison Square Garden which he designed by Harry Thaw jealous husband of Evelyn Nesbit

1916 – Thomas Eakins, American artist (b. 1844)

1956 – Ernest J King, US fleet admiral/Chief of Naval Operations, dies at 77

 

 

 

1959 – Charles Starkweather, spree killer (b. 1938)

 

 

 

 

 

1976 – Johnny Mercer, US songwriter (That old Black Magic), dies at 66

1995 – Warren Earl Burger, Supreme Court Justice, dies of heart failure at 78

1997 – Jacques-Yves Cousteau, Fren oceanographer, dies of heart attack at 87

2009 – Michael Jackson, American recording artist, entertainer and King of Pop music (The Jackson 5, Thriller, Dangerous) dies of cardiac arrest aged 50

2009 – Farrah Fawcett, American actress and pop culture figure (b.1947)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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