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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.
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.
1836 Samuel Colt patents the first revolving cylinder multi-shot firearm. 1913 The 16th Amendment to the constitution is adopted, setting the legal basis for the income tax. 1910 The Dalai Lama flees from the Chinese and takes … Continue reading
1911 Canadian Parliament votes to preserve the union with the British Empire. 1932 Adolf Hitler is the Nazi Party candidate for the presidential elections in Germany.
1792 The U.S. Postal Service is created. 1809 The U.S. Supreme Court rules that the power of the federal government is greater than any individual state in the Union.
1902 Smallpox vaccination becomes obligatory in France. 1926 Dr. Lane of Princeton estimates the earth’s age at one billion years.
1885 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, is published in New York. 1962 Robert F. Kennedy says that U.S. troops will stay in Vietnam until Communism is defeated.