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Friday, May 23, 2008

Today In History

IMO, the most important one on this list is the one from 1969. YMMV.
1430 Joan of Arc captured by Burgundians at Compiegne, who sell her to the British
1533 King Henry VIII & Catherine of Aragon marriage declared null & void
1536 Pope Paul III installs Portugese inquisition
1576 Tycho Brahe given Hveen Island to build Uraniborg Observatory
1618 2nd Defenestration of Prague; the beginning of the 30 Years War
1618 Imperial civil servants thrown out a window of Prague Castle
1701 Captain Kidd hung in London after conviction of piracy & murder
1774 Chestertown tea party occurs (tea dumped into Chester River)
1785 Benjamin Franklin announces his invention of bifocals
1848 Otto Lilienthal, pioneer aviator
1853 Buenos Aires gains independence from Argentina (reunited 1859)
1861 3 fleeing slaves enter Fort Monroe VA
1861 Virginia citizens vote 3 to 1 in favor of secession
1862 Battle at Front Royal VA
1862 Valley Campaign-Stonewall Jackson takes Front Royal VA
1864 Battle of Dallas GA
1864 Battle of North Anna VA, 1st of 3 days of fighting
1867 Jesse James-gang rob bank in Richmond MO (2 die, $4,000 taken)
1873 Canada's North West Mounted Police Force (RCMPF) forms
1876 1st National League no-hitter (Joe Borden, Boston)
1883 Baseball game between one-armed and one-legged players
1887 1st transcontinental train arrives in Vancouver British Columbia
19-- B.J. & Peg Hunnicutt of Mill Valley's anniversary (on MASH)
1900 Associated Press News Service forms in New York
1903 1st automobile trip across US from San Fransisco to New York, ended April 1
1908 Dirigible explodes over San Fransisco Bay, 16 passengers fall, none die
1915 Italy declares war on Austria-Hungary & Germany during WWI
1916 Heavy battles at Fort Douaumont Verdun
1922 Walt Disney incorporates his 1st film company Laugh-O-Gram Films
1939 British decoration, George Cross, 1st presented
1939 British parliament plans to make Palestine independent by 1949
1939 Hitler proclaims he wants to move into Poland
1939 Submarine Squalis sinks off Portsmouth NH, 26 die
1940 1st great dogfight between Spitfires
1943 826 Allied bombers attack Dortmund
1944 Operation-Buffalo: Allied jailbreak out Anzio-bridgehead
1945 British military police arrest Admiral Karl Doenitz
1945 German island of Helgoland in North Sea surrenders to British
1945 Heinrich Himmler, German Nazi leader & Chief of Police, committed suicide
1945 Lord Haw-Haw arrested at Danish boundary
1945 Winston Churchill resigns as British PM
1948 Ramat Rahel gateway to Jerusalem is repossessed by Israel
1960 Israel announced capture of Nazi Adolf Eichmann in Argentina
1962 OAS leader General Raoul Salan sentenced to life
1962 Scott Carpenter orbits Earth 3 times in US Aurora 7
1969 BBC orders 13 episodes of Monty Python's Flying Circus
1990 Cost of rescuing savings & loan failures is put at up to $130 billion
1990 Dow Jones average hits a record 2,856.26
1991 Last Cubans troops leave Angola
1991 US Supreme Court bars subsidized clinics from discussing abortion

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