switch to room list switch to menu My folders
Go to page: First ... 150 151 152 153 [154] 155 156 157 158 ... Last
[#] Mon Nov 16 2009 05:32:04 EST from rss

Subject: Jackson sends troops to put down labor riot

[Reply] [ReplyQuoted] [Headers] [Print]

On this day in 1834, Andrew Jackson becomes the first president to use federal troops to quell labor unrest. Workers building the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal were rebelling because of persistent poor working conditions and low pay. The canal project, initially designed by George Washington, was ...

[#] Mon Nov 16 2009 05:16:44 EST from rss

Subject: Edward Abbey is born

[Reply] [ReplyQuoted] [Headers] [Print]

Uncompromising environmentalist and author Edward Abbey is born in Home, Pennsylvania. A self-proclaimed “enemy of the modern military-industrial state,” which he believed was destroying the natural world and human freedom, Abbey’s passionate dedication to protecting and preserving wilderness lands ...

[#] Mon Nov 16 2009 04:43:45 EST from rss

Subject: Peter, Paul and Mary sign their first recording contract

[Reply] [ReplyQuoted] [Headers] [Print]

Peter, Paul and Mary didn’t revolutionize folk music the way Bob Dylan did. Dylan’s songwriting fundamentally altered and then ultimately transcended the folk idiom itself, while Peter, Paul and Mary didn’t even write their own material. They were good-looking, crowd-pleasing performers first and ...

[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 12:19:17 EST from rss

[Reply] [ReplyQuoted] [Headers] [Print]

Edgar Allan Poe’s famous poem “The Raven,” beginning “Once upon a midnight dreary,” is published on this day in the New York Evening Mirror. Poe’s dark and macabre work reflected his own tumultuous and difficult life. Born in Boston in 1809, Poe was orphaned at age three and went to live with the ...

[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 11:57:34 EST from rss

Subject: Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward marry

[Reply] [ReplyQuoted] [Headers] [Print]

One of Hollywood’s most enduring marriages begins on this day in 1958, when Paul Newman weds Joanne Woodward in Las Vegas, Nevada. The two actors first met in the early 1950s while working in New York City on a Broadway production of the romantic drama Picnic. Newman had a supporting role and ...

[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 11:44:31 EST from rss

Subject: Theater collapses in Washington, D.C.

[Reply] [ReplyQuoted] [Headers] [Print]

Accumulated snowfall from a blizzard collapses the Knickerbocker Theatre in Washington, D.C., on this day in 1922. The blizzard formed in the Carolinas on January 26 and moved into the Washington area the following day. For two days, snow blanketed the nation’s capital, resulting in accumulations ...

[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 11:29:24 EST from rss

Subject: School shooting in San Diego

[Reply] [ReplyQuoted] [Headers] [Print]

Brenda Spencer kills two men and wounds nine children as they enter the Grover Cleveland Elementary School in San Diego. Spencer blazed away with rifle shots from her home directly across the street from the school. After 20 minutes of shooting, police surrounded Spencer’s home for six hours before ...

[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 11:00:43 EST from rss

Subject: Dr. Strangelove premieres

[Reply] [ReplyQuoted] [Headers] [Print]

Stanley Kubrick’s black comic masterpiece, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb opens in theaters to both critical and popular acclaim. The movie’s popularity was evidence of changing attitudes toward atomic weapons and the concept of nuclear deterrence. The movie ...

[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 10:46:49 EST from rss

Subject: Kansas enters the Union

[Reply] [ReplyQuoted] [Headers] [Print]

On this day in 1861, Kansas is admitted to the Union as free state. It was the 34th state tojoin the Union. The struggle between pro- and anti-slave forces in Kansas was a major factor in the eruption of the Civil War. In 1854, Kansas and Nebraska were organized as territories with popular ...

[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 10:28:02 EST from rss

Subject: Americans retreat from Fort Independence

[Reply] [ReplyQuoted] [Headers] [Print]

Facing a surprise British counterassault in the bitter cold and with a snowstorm approaching, American commander Major General William Heath and his army of 6,000 abandon their siege on Fort Independence, in Bronx County, New York, on this day in 1777. Acting on orders from General George ...

[#] Thu Nov 05 2009 06:34:26 EST from rss

Subject: Iran signs Treaty of Alliance with Great Britain and USSR

[Reply] [ReplyQuoted] [Headers] [Print]

On this day, Britain and the USSR secure an agreement with Iran that offers the Iran protection while creating a “Persian corridor” for the Allies—a supply route from the West to Russia. Early in the war, Iran collaborated with Germany by exporting grain to the Axis power in exchange for ...

[#] Tue Mar 02 2010 11:00:36 EST from rss

Subject: King Charles I executed for treason

[Reply] [ReplyQuoted] [Headers] [Print]

In London, King Charles I is beheaded for treason on January 30, 1649. Charles ascended to the English throne in 1625 following the death of his father, King James I. In the first year of his reign, Charles offended his Protestant subjects by marrying Henrietta Maria, a Catholic French princess. He ...

[#] Tue Feb 09 2010 07:30:02 EST from rss

Subject: Shots fired in the House of Representatives

[Reply] [ReplyQuoted] [Headers] [Print]

In the House chamber of the U.S. Capitol, President Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the United States, survives the first attempt against the life of a U.S. president. During a funeral service honoring the late Representative Warren R. Davis of South Carolina, a man identified as Richard ...

[#] Tue Feb 09 2010 07:25:07 EST from rss

Subject: Burma supply route cleared

[Reply] [ReplyQuoted] [Headers] [Print]

A vital supply route linking India to China through Burma is finally cleared for Allied military transports on this day in 1945. The first convoy of 133 trucks under British General Mountbatten left Ledo several weeks earlier, but could not enter China until the Americans were able to remove the ...

[#] Tue Feb 09 2010 07:24:49 EST from rss

Subject: Bloody Sunday in Northern Ireland

[Reply] [ReplyQuoted] [Headers] [Print]

In Londonderry, Northern Ireland, 13 unarmed civil rights demonstrators are shot dead by British Army paratroopers in an event that becomes known as “Bloody Sunday.” The protesters, all Northern Catholics, were marching in protest of the British policy of internment of suspected Irish nationalists. ...

[#] Wed Jan 27 2010 07:38:44 EST from rss

Subject: Japan

[Reply] [ReplyQuoted] [Headers] [Print]

On this day in 1920, Jujiro Matsuda (1875-1952) forms Toyo Cork Kogyo, a business that makes cork, in Hiroshima, Japan; just over a decade later the company produces its first automobile and eventually changes its name to Mazda. Today, Mazda is known for its affordable, quality-performance ...

[#] Tue Nov 24 2009 13:03:47 EST from rss

Subject: Gandhi assassinated

[Reply] [ReplyQuoted] [Headers] [Print]

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the political and spiritual leader of the Indian independence movement, is assassinated in New Delhi by a Hindu fanatic. Born the son of an Indian official in 1869, Gandhi’s Vaishnava mother was deeply religious and early on exposed her son to Jainism, a morally rigorous ...

[#] Mon Nov 16 2009 05:58:03 EST from rss

Subject: Tet Offensive begins

[Reply] [ReplyQuoted] [Headers] [Print]

At dawn on the first day of the Tet holiday truce, Viet Cong forces–supported by large numbers of North Vietnamese troops–launch the largest and best coordinated offensive of the war, drivingg into the center of South Vietnam’s seven largest cities and attacking 30 provincial capitals from the ...

[#] Mon Nov 16 2009 05:56:48 EST from rss

Subject: Operation Dewey Canyon II begins

[Reply] [ReplyQuoted] [Headers] [Print]

Operation Dewey Canyon II begins as the initial phase of Lam Son 719, the South Vietnamese invasion of Laos that would commence on February 8. The purpose of the South Vietnamese operation was to interdict the Ho Chi Minh Trail, advance to Tchepone in Laos, and destroy the North Vietnamese supply ...

[#] Mon Nov 16 2009 05:37:13 EST from rss

Subject: Dan Jansen skates world-record 500 meters

[Reply] [ReplyQuoted] [Headers] [Print]

On this day in 1994, the American speed skater Dan Jansen sets a new world record of 35.76 at the World Sprint Championships in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Born in 1965 in Wisconsin, Jansen had been the youngest skater to compete at the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo, where he came in fourth place ...

Go to page: First ... 150 151 152 153 [154] 155 156 157 158 ... Last