Today in History!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Post by n11pilot » Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:48 pm

474 - Zeno crowned as co-emperor of the Byzantine Empire together with his son Leo II.

1775 - British Parliament declares Massachusetts colony is in rebellion.

1825 - The U.S. House of Representatives elected John Quincy Adams president. No candidate had received a majority of electoral votes.

1861 - The Provisional Congress of the Confederate States of America elected Jefferson Davis as its president.

1870 - The United States Weather Bureau was authorized by Congress. The bureau is officially known as the National Weather Service (NWS).

1885 - The first Japanese workers arrived in Hawaii.

1904 - Japanese land troops at Chemulpo (Inchon), near Seoul, Korea; within the next three weeks they will have advanced to the Yalu River, border of Manchuria.

1932 - America entered the 2-man bobsled competition for the first time at the Olympic Winter Games held at Lake Placid, NY.

1942 - The U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff held its first formal meeting to coordinate military strategy during World War II.

1943 - During World War II, the battle of Guadalcanal ended with an American victory over Japanese forces.

1950 - U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy charged that the State Department was riddled with Communists. This was the beginning of "McCarthyism."

1971 - The Apollo 14 spacecraft returned to Earth after mankind's third landing on the moon.

1972 - British government declares state of emergency after month-long coal miners' strike.

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60 - ST Paul thought to have been shipwrecked on Malta.

1720 - Edmond Halley appointed as the second Astronomer Royal at the Greenwich Observatory.

1763 - The Treaty of Paris ended the French and Indian War. In the treaty France ceded Canada to England.

1840 - Britain's Queen Victoria married Prince Albert of Saxe Coburg-Gotha.

1846 - Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints began their exodus to the west from Illinois.

1870 - The YWCA was founded in New York City.

1879 - The electric arc light was used for the first time. This carbon arch lamp replaced the oxy-hydrogen flame through quicklime that had originally illuminated the stage of theaters but it never replaced the phrase "In the limelight".

1933 - The singing telegram was introduced by the Postal Telegraph Company of New York City.

1942 - The Normandie, the former French liner, capsized in New York Harbor. The day before the ship had caught fire while it was being fitted for the U.S. Navy. Sabotage was suspected.

1962 - The Soviet Union exchanged capture American U2 pilot Francis Gary Powers for the Soviet spy Rudolph Ivanovich Abel being held by the U.S.

1967 - The 25th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified. The amendment required the appointment of a vice-president when that office became vacant and instituted new measures in the event of presidential disability.

1997 - The U.S. Army suspended its top-ranking enlisted soldier, Army Sgt. Major Gene McKinney following allegations of sexual misconduct. McKinney was convicted of obstruction of justice and acquitted of 18 counts alleging sexual harassment of six military women.

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Post by n11pilot » Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:19 pm

1752 - The Pennsylvania Hospital opened as the very first hospital in America.

1808 - Judge Jesse Fell of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania experimented by burning anthracite coal to keep his house warm. He successfully showed how clean the coal burned and how cheaply it could be used as a heating fuel.

1812 - The term "gerrymandering" had its beginning when the governor of Massachusetts, Elbridge Gerry, signed a redistricting law that favored his party.

1858 - A French girl, Bernadette Soubirous, claimed to have seen a vision of the Virgin Mary near Lourdes.

1929 - The Lateran Treaty was signed. Italy now recognized the independence and sovereignty of Vatican City.

1937 - General Motors agreed to recognize the United Automobile Workers Union, which ended the current sit-down strike against them.

1938 - "The Big Broadcast of 1938" was released. Historically important to at least three generations of GIs since this was the first time Bob Hope sang "Thanks for the Memories" in a public venue. It became his theme song and was his introduction in countless USO shows.

1943 - General Dwight David Eisenhower was selected to command the allied armies in Europe.

1945 - During World War II, the Yalta Agreement was signed by U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet leader Josef Stalin. (Today in World War II History)

1960 - Jack Paar walked off while live on the air on the "Tonight Show" with four minutes left. He did this in response to censors cutting out a joke from the show the night before.

1972 - McGraw-Hill Publishing Co. and Life magazine canceled plans to publish an autobiography of Howard Hughes. The work turned out to be fake.

1975 - Margaret Thatcher became the first woman to head a major party in Britain when she was elected leader of the Conservative Party.

1979 - Nine days after the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini returned to Iran (after 15 years in exile) power was seized by his followers.

1990 - Nelson Mandela was freed after 27 years in captivity.

2000 - The space shuttle Endeavor took off. The mission was to gather information for the most detailed map of the earth ever made.

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1541 - The city of Santiago, Chile was founded.

1554 - Lady Jane Grey was beheaded after being charged with treason. She had claimed the throne of England for only nine days.

1700 - The Great Northern War begins in Northern Europe between Denmark–Norway, Saxony and Russia and the Swedish Empire.

1733 - Savannah, GA, was founded by English colonist James Oglethorpe.

1809 - The man who one day would be called President Abraham Lincoln was born.

1870 - In the Utah Territory, women gained the right to vote.

1892 - In the U.S., President Lincoln's birthday was declared to be a national holiday.

1907 - A collision of the steamer Larchmont and a schooler resulted in the death of more than 300 people. The incident occurred off New England's Block Island.

1912 - The last Manchu-Ch'ing Emperor of China, Pu Yi abdicates after losing the support of the Chinese people and thus the mandate of heaven.

1973 - American prisoners of war were released for the first time during the Vietnam conflict.

1999 - U.S. President Clinton was acquitted by the U.S. Senate on two impeachment articles. The charges were perjury and obstruction of justice.

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1258 - Baghdad falls to the Mongols as the Abbasid Caliphate is destroyed.

1542 - Catherine Howard was executed for adultery. She was the fifth wife of England's King Henry VIII.

1601 - 1ST British East India Company voyage departs from London, lead by John Lancaster.

1633 - Galileo Galilei arrived in Rome for trial before the Inquisition.

1689 - British Parliament adopts a bill of rights which establishes the rights of parliament and places limits on the crown.

1880 - Thomas Edison observed what became known as the Edison Effect for the first time. This was the emission of electrons from a heated surface being attracted to an electrode holding a positive charge. This later became the basis for vacuum tubes.

1900 - The Anglo-German accord of 1899 was ratified by Reichstag, in which Britain renounced rights in Samoa in favor of Germany and the U.S.

1920 - The League of Nations recognized the continued neutrality of Switzerland. Not that Switzerland intended to give the League much choice.

1935 - In Flemington, New Jersey, a jury found Bruno Richard Hauptmann guilty of the kidnapping and death of the infant son of Charles and Anne Lindbergh. Hauptmann was later executed for the crimes.

1942 - Hitler's Operation Sealion, the invasion of England, is cancelled.

1945 - During World War II, the Soviets captured Budapest, Hungary, from the German army.

1945 - During World War II, Allied aircraft began bombing the German city of Dresden.

1960 - France detonated its first atomic bomb.

1984 - Konstantin Chernenko was chosen to be general secretary of the Soviet Communist Party's Central Committee, succeeding the late Yuri Andropov.

1990 - In Ottawa, the United States and its European allies forged an agreement with the Soviet Union and East Germany on a two-stage formula to reunite Germany.

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1014 - Pope Benedict VIII crowns Henry II Holy Roman Emperor.

1076 - Pope Gregory VII excommunicates Holy Roman Emperor Henry IV for the 1ST time.

1778 - The Stars and Stripes was carried to a foreign port, in France, for the first time. It was aboard the American ship Ranger.

1797 - The Battle of Cape St Vincent: British fleet under Admiral Sir John Jervis defeats larger Spanish fleet under Admiral Don Jose de Cordoba y Ramos near Cape St. Vincent, Portugal. Captain Horatio Nelson distinguishes himself.

1859 - Oregon became the 33rd member of the Union.

1876 - Alexander G. Bell & Elisha Gray apply separately for telephone patents Supreme Court eventually rules Bell rightful inventor.

1899 - The U.S. Congress approved voting machines for use in federal elections.

1900 - Russia imposed tighter imperial control over Finland in response to an international petition for Finland's freedom.

1912 - The first diesel engine submarine was commissioned in Groton, CT. USS Skipjack E-1/SS-24. She only had a ten year life and was scrapped in 1922.

1912 - Arizona was admitted as the 48th U.S. state.

1929 - ST Valentine's Day Massacre in Chicago, 7 gangsters killed, allegedly on Al Capone's orders.

1971 - Richard Nixon installs secret taping system in the White House.

1979 - Adolph Dubs, the U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, was kidnapped in Kabul by Muslim extremists. He was killed in a shootout between his abductors and police.

1989 - Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini called on Muslims to kill Salman Rushdie because of his novel "The Satanic Verses."

1997 - Astronauts on the space shuttle Discovery began a series of spacewalks that were required to overhaul the Hubble Space Telescope.

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399 BC - Philosopher Socrates is sentenced to death by the city of Athens for corrupting the minds of the youth of the city and for impiety.

590 - Khosrau II, the last great Sasanian king is crowned King of Persia.

1758 - Mustard was advertised for the first time in America. Then we played the waiting game until 1871 when Charles Feltman opened the first Coney Island Hot Dog stand.

1763 - Austria, Prussia & Saxony sign the Treaty of Hubertusburg, marking the end of the French and Indian War and of the Seven Years War.

1764 - The city of St. Louis was established.

1799 - Printed ballots were authorized for use in elections in the state of Pennsylvania.

1879 - U.S. President Hayes signed a bill that allowed female attorneys to argue cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.

1898 - The USS Maine sank when it exploded in Havana Harbor for unknown reasons. More than 260 crew members were killed.

1933 - U.S. President-elect Franklin Roosevelt escaped an assassination attempt in Miami. Chicago Mayor Anton J. Cermak was killed in the attack.

1942 - During World War II, Singapore surrendered to the Japanese.

1986 - Ferdinand Marcos wins rigged presidential election in the Philippines.

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1659 - 1ST known check for the sum of 400 Pounds is displayed at Westminster Abbey.

1741 - Benjamin Franklin published America’s second magazine, "The General Magazine and Historical Chronicle".

1804 - A raid was led by Lt. Stephen Decatur to burn the U.S. Navy frigate Philadelphia. The ship had been taken by pirates. This raid and the way it was achieved was actually praised by members of Britain's Royal Navy, a group not known to dispense praise lightly.

1840 - American Charles Wilkes discovers Shackleton Ice Shelf, Antarctica. Kind of wonder why it isn't "Wilkes Ice Shelf" but OK.

1862 - During the U.S. Civil War, about 14,000 Confederate soldiers surrendered to Gen. Ulysses S. Grant at Fort Donelson, TN.

1914 - The first airplane flight between Los Angeles and San Francisco took place.

1918 - Lithuania proclaimed its independence from Russia.

1923 - Howard Carter unsealed the burial chamber of Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamen. The next day he entered the chamber with several invited guests. He had originally found the tomb on November 4, 1922.

1937 - Wallace H. Carothers received a patent for nylon. Carothers was a research chemist for Du Pont.

1945 - During World War II, U.S. troops landed on the island of Corregidor in the Philippines.

1946 - The first commercially designed helicopter was tested in Connecticut. The Sikorsky S-51 prototype.

1959 - Fidel Castro seized power in Cuba after the overthrow of President Fulgencio Batista.

1989 - Investigators in Lockerbie, Scotland, announced that a bomb hidden inside a radio-cassette player was the reason that Pan Am Flight 103 was brought down the previous December. All 259 people aboard and 11 on the ground were killed.

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1568 - Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian II agrees to pay tribute to the Ottoman Empire for peace.

1801 - The U.S. House of Representatives broke an electoral tie between Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr. Jefferson was elected president and Burr became vice president.

1817 - The first gas fuel streetlights appeared on the streets of Baltimore, MD. This is the first street gaslight outside of London. The gas fuel was "manufactured" by distilling wood and tar and later coal.

1865 - Columbia, SC, burned. The Confederates were evacuating and the Union Forces were moving in.

1876 - Julius Wolff was credited with being the first to can sardines.

1878 - In San Francisco, CA, the first large city telephone exchange opened. It had only 18 phones.

1913 - The Armory Show opened at the 69th Regiment Armory in New York City. The full-scale exhibition was of contemporary paintings and was organized by the Association of Painters and Sculptors.

1944 - During World War II, the Battle of Eniwetok Atoll began. U.S. forces won the battle on February 22, 1944.

1947 - The Voice of America began broadcasting to the Soviet Union.

1964 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that congressional districts within each state had to be approximately equal in population. (Westberry v. Sanders)

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Post by n11pilot » Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:29 pm

WARNING...... This is for 18 FEB. SPOILER ALERT Due to a minor family emergency I will not be able to post tomorrow so here it is. Do not read if you want to be surprised on the 18TH.

1519 - Hernan Cortes leaves Cuba for the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico with 11 ships and 500 men. With Glory, Gold, and God on his mind. History confirms which of the three "Gs" was most prominent in his thinking.

1564 - The artist Michelangelo died in Rome.

1678 - John Bunyan's "Pilgrim's Progress" is published in Holborn, London, by Nathaniel Ponder.

1685 - Robert de LaSalle established Fort St. Louis at Matagorda Bay, and thus formed the basis for France's claim to Texas.

1841 - The first continuous filibuster in the U.S. Senate began. It lasted until March 11TH.

1861 - King Victor Emmanuel II of Sardinia becomes first King of Italy.

1861 - In Montgomery, AL, Jefferson Davis was inaugurated as the President of the Confederate States.

1913 - The famous French painting "Nude Descending a Staircase", by the French artist, Marcel Duchamp, was displayed at the 69TH Armory Show in New York City.

1917 1ST major strike of the Russian "February Revolution" (Old calendar) starts at the giant Putilov factory in Petrograd.

1930 - The planet Pluto was discovered by Clyde Tombaugh. The discovery was made as a result of photographs taken in January 1930.

1949 - "Yours Truly Johnny Dollar" debuted on CBS radio. One of my favorites on Radio Classics.

1952 - Greece and Turkey became members of NATO.

1970 - The Chicago Seven defendants were found innocent of conspiring to incite riots at the 1968 Democratic national convention.

1972 - The California Supreme Court struck down the state's death penalty. Just in time to spare the "Manson" family.

1977 - The space shuttle Enterprise went on its maiden "flight" sitting on top of a Boeing 747.

That should hold you over till Tuesday. Oh and the usual Fedorista protocol applies, should I not return, avenge me. :lol:

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