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This day in history

Discussion in 'U.S. Politics' started by Little-Acorn, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. Little-Acorn

    Little-Acorn Well-Known Member

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    April 19, 1775
    The "shot heard around the world" was fired. Colonial Minute Men took on British Army regulars at Lexington and Concord, Mass., starting the American Revolution.

    April 19, 1897
    The first Boston Marathon was run.

    April 19, 1933
    The United States went off the gold standard.

    April 19, 1943
    The Warsaw ghetto uprising began, one of the first mass rebellions against the Nazis.

    April 19, 1993
    The siege at Waco, Texas, ended when FBI moved into the Branch Davidian compound, shooting inflammable tear gas into the buildings. The resulting fire killed over 80 people.

    April 19, 1995
    The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Okla., was destroyed by a car bomb. 168 people, including 19 children were killed in the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history up to that time.
     
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    are these the results of Cabin Fever? ​

    ... the end of winter causes a build up of frustrations!
     
  3. The Scotsman

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    19th April 1971
    The first space station, Salyut 1, was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome near Tyuratam, Kazakh SSR, USSR.
     
  4. Mr. Shaman

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    Let's see a "conservative" HIGH-FIVE, all-around, for...

    BILL SESSIONS!!!!!
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    1990:Contra guerrillas (with their tails between-their-legs), leftist Sandinistas & incoming government agree to truce in Nicaragua's civil war.
     
  5. Mr. Shaman

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    1982: Sally Ride announced as 1st woman astronaut.
     
  6. Mr. Shaman

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    April 21​


    1914: U.S. Marines occupy Vera Cruz México; stay 6 months.

    1954: USAF flies French battalion to Vietnam.

    1995: FBI arrests Timothy McVeigh & charge him with Oklahoma City bombing.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Iggy Pop!!
     
  7. The Scotsman

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    bloody hell........62!

    There's a series of adverts being run on UK TV featuring Iggy......for Car insurance can you imagine!!!????...............:rolleyes:
     
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    April 22

    1500: Pedro Alvarez Cabral discovers Brazil & claims it for Portugal.

    1526: 1st slave revolt occurs in South Carolina.

    1692: Edward Bishop is jailed for proposong flogging as cure for witchcraft.

    1864: U.S. mints 2¢ coin (1st appearance of "In God We Trust")

    1954: Senate Army-McCarthy televised hearings began.

    1955: Congress orders all US coins bear motto "In God We Trust". :rolleyes:

    1969: 1st human eye transplant performed.

    1988: Women are allowed to compete in the Little 500 bicycle race in Bloomington IN, for the 1st time.

    1993: "Who's Tommy" opens at St James Theater NYC for 899 performances.

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    Happy Birthday.....Jack Nicholson & Peter Frampton!!!
     
  10. Mr. Shaman

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    April 23

    1952: Oil pipeline from Kirkuk to Banias completed.

    1954: Hammerin' Hank Aaron hits 1st of his 755 homers.

    1956: U.S. Supreme court ends race-segregation on buses.

    1962: 1st U.S. satellite, to reach the moon, launched.

    1971: Columbia University operations virtually end, by student strike.

    1984: AIDS-virus identified (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome).

    1989: Students in Beijing China announce class boycotts. (Damned Hippies!)

    1991: USSR grants republics right to secede under certain conditions.

    1992: McDonald's opens its 1st fast-food restaurant in China.

    1994: Libertarian Party nominates Howard Stern for Governor of New York.

    1995: President Bill Clinton declares a national day of mourning for Oklahoma City bombing victims.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY:

    Roy Orbison

    Bernadette Devlin
     
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    April 25

    1719: Daniel Defoes publishes "Robinson Crusoe".

    1859: Ground broken for Suez Canal.

    1881: 250,000 Germans petition to bar foreign Jews from entering Germany.

    1898: U.S. declares war on Spain over Cuba.

    1901: New York becomes 1st state requiring auto license plates ($1 fee).

    1905: Whites win right to vote in South Africa.

    1933: U.S. & Canada drop Gold Standard.

    1945: Last Boeing B-17 attack against Nazi Germany. U.S. & Soviet forces meet at Torgau Germany on Elbe River.

    1950: Chuck Cooper becomes the 1st Black to play in the NBA.

    1953: Scientists identify DNA.

    1954: Bell Labs announces 1st solar battery. U.S. performs atmospheric nuclear test at Bikini Island.

    1959: St. Lawrence Seaway, linking Atlantic, Great Lakes opens to shipping.

    1961: Robert Noyce patents integrated-circuit.

    1962: U.S. Ranger spacecraft crash lands on the Moon.

    1967: Abortion legalized in Colorado.

    1971: About 200,000 anti-Vietnam War protesters march on Washington D.C.

    1978: Supreme Court rules pension plans can't require women to pay more.

    1979: Peace treaty between Israel & Egypt goes into effect.

    1985: West German Parliament ruled it illegal to deny the Holocaust.

    1990: Hubble space telescope is placed into orbit by shuttle Discovery.

    1994: 14" of snow in Southern California.

    Happy Birthday!!!

    Al Pacino
     
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    April 26

    1514: Copernicus makes his 1st observations of Saturn.

    1654: Jews are expelled from Brazil.

    1655: Dutch West Indies Company denies Peter Stuyvesant's desire to exclude Jews from New Amsterdam.

    1721: Smallpox vaccination first administrated.

    1887: Huntsville Electric Company is established to sell electricity.

    1912: 1st homerun hit at Fenway Park; Hugh Bradley - Red Sox.

    1928: Madame Tussaud's waxworks exhibition opens in London.

    1933: Jewish students are barred from school in Germany.

    1952: Patty Berg scores 64; best competitive round of golf by a woman.

    1954: Nationwide test of Salk anti-polio vaccine begins.

    1961: Roger Maris hits first, of 61 homers, in 1961.

    1968: Students seize administration building at Ohio State.

    1977: New York's famed disco Studio 54 opens.

    1981: Largest U.S. bank robbery (Tucson AZ); more than $33 million stolen.

    1983: Dow Jones Industrial Average breaks 1200 for first time.

    1983: President Ronald Reagan visits China.

    1986: Worst nuclear disaster; 4th reactor at Chernobyl USSR explodes - 31 die.

    1994: First multi-racial election in South Africa begins; 3 days.

    1995: Baseball season begins after lengthy strike.

    Happy Birthday!

     
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    April 27

    1861: President Abraham Lincoln suspends the writ of habeas corpus

    1937: U.S. Social Security system makes its 1st benefit payment.

    1940: Himmler orders establishment of Auschwitz Concentration Camp.

    1946: First radar-installation aboard a commercial ship implemented.

    1950: South Africa passes Group Areas Act segregating races.

    1951: Mohammed Mossadeq chosen premier of Persia.

    1960: First atomic-powered electric-drive submarine launched; Tullibee.

    1961: NFL officially recognizes Hall of Fame in Canton, OH.

    1965: RC Duncan patents "Pampers" disposable diaper.

    1972: NYC Mayor John Lindsay appeals that John Lennon not be deported.

    1977: Bloody riots in Soweto, South Africa.

    1978: Accident at nuclear reactor Willow Island, Charleston WV; kills 51.

    1982: Trial of John W Hinckley Jr, attempted assassin of President Ronald Reagan, begins.

    1986: Captain Midnight (John R MacDougall) interrupts HBO.

    1989: Beijing students take over Tiananmen Square, in China.

    Happy Birthday!!!

    Coretta Scott King

    Kate Pierson

    Ace Frehley
     
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    April 28

    1788: Maryland becomes the 7th state to ratify The Constitution.

    1789: Fletcher Christian leads Mutiny on HMS Bounty & Captain William Bligh.

    1847: George B.Vashon becomes first Black to enter New York State Bar.

    1914: W. H. Carrier patents air conditioner.

    1919: First rip-cord type parachute-jump with Army Air Corp; Les Irvin.

    1925: Kurd-rebels surrender to Turkish army.

    1930: First night organized baseball-game; Independence, KS.

    1931: Program for woman athletes approved for 1932 Olympics track & field.

    1932: Yellow Fever vaccine for humans announced.

    1934: FDR signs Home Owners Loan Act.

    1937: First commercial-flight across the Pacific; Pan Am.

    1940: Rudolf Hess becomes commandant of concentration camp Auschwitz.

    1940: "WWII" titled so, as result of Gallup Poll. Nightly "dim-out" begins along the East Coast.

    1944: Exercise "Tiger" ends with 750 US soldiers dead in D-Day rehearsal, after their convoy ships were attacked by German torpedo boats.

    1947: Thor Heyerdahl & "Kon-Tiki" sail from Peru to Polynesia.

    1956: Last French troops leave Vietnam.

    1958: Vice President Richard Nixon begins goodwill tour of Latin America.

    1965: U.S. Marines invade Dominican Republic; stay until October 1966.

    1967: Muhammad Ali refuses induction into Army & stripped of boxing title.

    1968: "Hair" opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 1750 performances.

    1969: King Crimson, with Greg Lake & Ian McDonald, debuts.

    1971: Samuel Lee Gravely Jr. becomes first Black Admiral in U.S. Navy.

    1975: John Lennon appears on "Tonight" & Ringo on "Smothers Brothers". Last Americans evacuated from Saigon.

    1977: Christopher Boyce convicted for selling U.S. secrets to the Russians.

    1994: Aldrich Ames, former CIA officer & wife Rosario plead guilty to spying.

    Happy Birthday!!

    Jay Leno

    Mary McDonnell

     
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    April 29

    1429: Joan of Arc leads Orleans, France, to victory over English.

    1623: 11 Dutch ships depart for the conquest of Peru.

    1661: Chinese Ming dynasty occupies Taiwan.

    1813: Rubber is patented.

    1845: Macon B. Allen & Robert Morris Jr; First Blacks to open law practice.

    1852: First edition of Peter Roget's Thesaurus published.

    1861: Maryland's House of Delegates votes against seceding from Union.

    1862: New Orleans falls to Union forces, during Civil War.

    1913: Swedish engineer Gideon Sundback, of Hoboken, patents all-purpose zipper.

    1930: Telephone connection England-Australia goes into service.

    1936: First pro baseball game in Japan is played; Nagoya defeats Daitokyo, 8-5.

    1945: U.S. liberates 31,601 in Nazi concentration camp in Dachau, Germany.

    1946: 28 former Japanese leaders indicted in Tokyo as war criminals.

    1957: First military nuclear power-plant dedicated; Fort Belvoir, VA.

    1961: ABC's "Wide World of Sports" debuts.

    1965: Australian government announces it will send troops to Vietnam.

    1967: Aretha Franklin releases "Respect".

    1970: 50,000 U.S. & South Vietnamese troops invade Cambodia.

    1971: Bill Graham closes down the Fillmore & Fillmore East.

    1974: President Richard Nixon said he will release edited tapes made in White House.

    1975: U.S. Forces pull out of Vietnam.

    1983: Harold Washington sworn in as Chicago's first Black mayor.

    1985: 17th space-shuttle mission launched; Challenger 7.

    1990: Wrecking cranes began tearing down Berlin Wall at Brandenburg Gate.

    1992: Jury acquits Los Angeles police officers of beating Rodney King; riots begin.


    Happy Birthday!!

    Uma Thurman
     
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