Post by A Dilapidated Catamaran! on Jun 13, 2019 20:10:16 GMT -5
1842 - The founding of the University of Notre Dame.
1942 - Casablanca premiered.
1977 - A speaker claiming to represent the "Intergalactic Association" interrupted the Southern Television broadcast in South East England, warning viewers that "All your weapons of evil must be destroyed."
1983 - Six robbers broke into the Brink's-Mat warehouse at Heathrow Airport in London and stole three long tons of gold bullion.
Birthdays - Tina Turner, Robert Goulet, DJ Khaled, Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson.
Post by Joe Neglia on Jun 13, 2019 20:44:21 GMT -5
553 – The Second Council of Constantinople begins. 1215 – Rebel barons renounce their allegiance to King John of England — part of a chain of events leading to the signing of the Magna Carta. 1260 – Kublai Khan becomes ruler of the Mongol Empire. 1494 – Christopher Columbus lands on the island of Jamaica and claims it for Spain. 1640 – King Charles I of England dissolves the Short Parliament. 1809 – Mary Kies becomes the first woman awarded a U.S. patent, for a technique of weaving straw with silk and thread. 1818 - Karl Marx born 1821 – Emperor Napoleon dies in exile on the island of Saint Helena in the South Atlantic Ocean. 1835 – The first railway in continental Europe opens between Brussels and Mechelen. 1860 – Giuseppe Garibaldi sets sail from Genoa, leading the expedition of the Thousand to conquer the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies and giving birth to the Kingdom of Italy. 1862 – Cinco de Mayo: Troops led by Ignacio Zaragoza halt a French invasion in the Battle of Puebla in Mexico. 1865 – American Civil War: The Confederate government was declared dissolved at Washington, Georgia. 1866 – Memorial Day first celebrated in United States at Waterloo, New York. 1891 – The Music Hall in New York City (later known as Carnegie Hall) has its grand opening and first public performance, with Tchaikovsky as the guest conductor. 1903 - Chef James Beard born 1904 – Pitching against the Philadelphia Athletics at the Huntington Avenue Grounds, Cy Young of the Boston Americans throws the first perfect game in the modern era of baseball. 1905 – The trial in the Stratton Brothers case begins in London, England; it marks the first time that fingerprint evidence is used to gain a conviction for murder. 1914 - Tyrone Power (actor) born 1925 – Scopes Trial: Serving of an arrest warrant on John T. Scopes for teaching evolution in violation of the Butler Act. 1940 - Lance Henriksen born 1942 – Tammy Wynette born 1943 – Michael Palin born 1944 – John Rhys-Davies born 1945 – World War II: Six people are killed when a Japanese fire balloon explodes near Bly, Oregon. They are the only Americans killed in the contiguous US during the war. 1945 – World War II: Battle of Castle Itter, the only battle in which American and German troops fought cooperatively. 1945 – Kurt Loder (MTV) born 1948 – Bill Ward (Black Sabbath) born 1955 – The General Treaty, by which France, Britain and the United States recognize the sovereignty of West Germany, comes into effect. 1961 – Alan Shepard becomes the first American to travel into outer space, on a sub-orbital flight. 1961 – Hiroshi Hase (wrestler) born 1964 – The Council of Europe declares May 5 as Europe Day. 1973 – Secretariat wins the 1973 Kentucky Derby in 1:59 2/5, an as-yet unbeaten record. 1981 – Danielle Fishel born 1983 – Henry Cavill born 1987 – Iran–Contra affair: Start of Congressional televised hearings in the United States of America 1988 - Adele born 1994 – American teenager Michael P. Fay is caned in Singapore for theft and vandalism.
Last Edit: Jun 13, 2019 20:44:55 GMT -5 by Joe Neglia
Post by thetower52 on Jun 14, 2019 10:24:43 GMT -5
1541 Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto discovers the Mississippi River. 1639 William Coddington founds Newport, Rhode Island. 1660 English parliament declares Charles Stuart to be King Charles II of England. 1784 Only known deaths by hailstones in US (Winnsborough, South Carolina). 1792 US establishes the military draft. 1840 Alexander Wolcott patents Photographic Process. 1878 1st unassisted triple play in organized baseball, by Paul Hines. 1886 Jacob's Pharmacy in Atlanta sells the first Coca-Cola (contained cocaine). 1912 Film and television production and distribution studio Paramount Pictures is founded. 1945 German General Wilhelm Keitel formally surrenders to the Allies represented by the United States, the UK, France and the Soviet Union in Berlin. 1958 US President Eisenhower orders National Guard out of Central High School, Little Rock, Arkansas. 1980 World Health Organization announces smallpox has been eradicated.