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Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Today In History

After some travel and regrouping days, blogging will return (I mean "real" blogging with news round-ups and posts that are more than cut and paste) next week. There are a few things I've put in the hold to be posted during the week, but nothing overly insightful.

1621 Dutch West India Company receives charter for "New Netherlands"
1781 Jack Jouett rides to warn Jefferson of British attack
1851 1st baseball uniforms worn. Knickerbockers wear straw hat, white
shirt & blue long trousers
1861 1st Civil War land battle-Union defeats Confederacy at Philippi, WV
1864 Battle of Cold Harbour continues
1875 C H F Peters discovers asteroid #144 Vibilia & #145 Adeona
1888 "Casey at the Bat" published (SF Examiner)
1916 ROTC established by Act of Congress
1918 Supreme Court rules child labor laws unconstitutional
1934 Dr Frederick Banting co-discoverer of insulin, is knighted
1937 Duke of Windsor (Edward 8) weds Mrs Wallis Warfield Simpson in France
1948 Korczak Ziolkowski begins sculpture of Crazy Horse near Mt Rushmore
1949 1st negro to graduate from US Naval Academy (Wesley Anthony Brown)
1949 Dragnet is 1st broadcast on radio (KFI in Los Angeles)
1957 Howard Cosell's 1st TV show
1959 1st US Air Force Academy graduation
1976 Queen's Bhoemian Rhapsody goes gold
1976 US presented with oldest known copy of Magna Carta
1981 Pope John Paul II released from hospital after attempt on life
1989 Troops in China shoot & kill 100s of students demonstrating
for democracy in Tiananmen Square, Beijing
1999 Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic accepted a peace plan for Kosovo designed to end mass expulsions of ethnic Albanians and 11 weeks of NATO airstrikes.

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