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Category Archives: This day in History
1668 The first horse race in America takes place. 1954 RCA manufactures its first color TV set and begins mass production. 1965 Martin Luther King Jr. leads a group of 25,000 to the state capital in Montgomery, Ala. … Continue reading
1958 Elvis Presley trades in his guitar for a rifle and Army fatigues. 1989 The Exxon Valdez oil tanker spills 240,000 barrels of oil in Alaska’s Prince William Sound.
1881 Barnum and Bailey’s Greatest Show on Earth opens in Madison Square Gardens. 1981 The United States discloses biological weapons tests in Texas in 1966.
1868 The first postage stamp canceling machine patent is issued. 1930 Mob boss Al Capone is released from jail. 1966 A U.S. submarine locates a missing H-bomb in the Mediterranean.
607 The 12th recorded passage of Halley’s Comet occurs. 1935 A three-thousand-year-old archive is found in Jerusalem confirming biblical history. 1991 Exxon pays $1 billion in fines and costs for the clean-up of the Alaskan oil spill.
515 BC The building of the great Jewish temple in Jerusalem is completed. 1776 “Common Sense” by Thomas Paine is published.
1923 In Italy, Mussolini admits that women have a right to vote, but declares that the time is not right. 1978 Czech pilot Vladimir Remek becomes the first non-Russian, non-American in space.
1900 – In London, the Trades Union Congress and the Independent Labour Party (formed in 1893) meet, resulting in a Labour Representative Committee and eventually the modern Labour Party in 1906 1957 – Mao’s famous speech to the Supreme State Conference … Continue reading
1951 The 22nd Amendment is added to the Constitution limiting the Presidency to two terms. 1973 A publisher and 10 reporters are subpoenaed to testify on Watergate.