Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Jim Bowie stabs a Louisiana banker with his famous knife

Jim Bowie stabs a Louisiana banker with his famous knife » 1827



James "Jim" Bowie (pronounced /ˈbuːiː/ BOO-ee)[1][2][3] (c. 1796 – March 6, 1836) was a 19th-century American pioneer, who played a prominent role in the Texas Revolution, culminating in his death at the Battle of the Alamo. Stories of him as a…
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The U.S. Senate convenes the PMRC hearings on Capitol Hill

The U.S. Senate convenes the PMRC hearings on Capitol Hill » 1985

Michael Chabon's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel debuts

Michael Chabon's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel debuts » 2000

Goodfellas opens

Goodfellas opens » 1990

Unabomber manifesto published

Unabomber manifesto published » 1995

U.S. forces land in Haiti

U.S. forces land in Haiti » 1994

Peron deposed in Argentina

Peron deposed in Argentina » 1955


Juan Domingo Perón (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈxwan doˈmiŋɡo peˈɾon]; 8 October 1895 – 1 July 1974) was an Argentine lieutenant general and politician. After serving in several government positions, including Minister of Labour and Vice President,…
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New Zealand first in women's vote

New Zealand first in women's vote » 1893

President Garfield succumbs to shooting wounds

President Garfield succumbs to shooting wounds » 1881



James Abram Garfield (November 19, 1831 – September 19, 1881) was the 20th President of the United States, serving from March 4, 1881, until his assassination later that year. Garfield had served nine terms in the House of Representatives, and…
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Earthquake shakes Mexico City

Earthquake shakes Mexico City » 1985



The 1985 Mexico City earthquake struck in the early morning of 19 September at 07:17:50 (CST) with a moment magnitude of 8.0 and a Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent). The event caused serious damage to the Greater Mexico City area and the…
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Newspaper publishes Unabomber manifesto

Newspaper publishes Unabomber manifesto » 1995

Khrushchev barred from visiting Disneyland

Khrushchev barred from visiting Disneyland » 1959 Cold War

Union forces defeat Rebels at the Battle of Iuka

Union forces defeat Rebels at the Battle of Iuka » 1862 Civil War

Death of country-rock pioneer leads inspires car crime

Death of country-rock pioneer leads inspires car crime » 1973

Arnold and Gates argue at First Battle of Saratoga

Arnold and Gates argue at First Battle of Saratoga » 1777 American Revolution



This monument was erected under the patronage of the State of Connecticut in the 55th year of the Independence of the U.S.A. in memory of the brave patriots massacred at Fort Griswold near this spot on the 6th of Sept. AD 1781, when the…
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Nevada is site of first-ever underground nuclear explosion

Nevada is site of first-ever underground nuclear explosion 1957

Monday, September 18, 2017

MacArthur in Tokyo

MacArthur in Tokyo » 1945 WW2



Douglas MacArthur (26 January 1880 – 5 April 1964) was an American five-star general and field marshal of the Philippine Army. He was Chief of Staff of the United States Army during the 1930s and played a prominent role in the Pacific theater during World War II. He received the Medal of Honor for h...
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The Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers (SCAP) (originally briefly styled Supreme Commander of the Allied Powers[1]) was the title held by General Douglas MacArthur during the Allied occupation of…
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Battle of Epehy

Battle of Epehy » 1918 WW1



The Battle of Épehy was a battle of the First World War fought on 18 September 1918, involving the British Fourth Army (under the command of General Henry Rawlinson) against German outpost positions in front of the Hindenburg Line.The…
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"March Against Death" to be held in Washington

"March Against Death" to be held in Washington » 1969


The Moratorium to End the War in Vietnam was a massive demonstration and teach-in across the United States against the United States involvement in the Vietnam War. It took place on October 15, 1969,[1]…
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North Vietnamese Army begins infiltration

North Vietnamese Army begins infiltration » 1964 Vietnam War

Clemens strikes out 20, again

Clemens strikes out 20, again » 1996


William Roger Clemens (born August 4, 1962), nicknamed "Rocket", is a retired American baseball pitcher who played 24 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for four teams. Clemens was one of the most dominant pitchers in major league…
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Carter files report on UFO sighting

Carter files report on UFO sighting » 1973

The struggling Donner Party sends ahead to California for food

The struggling Donner Party sends ahead to California for food » 1846

Bobby Vee earns a #1 hit with "Take Good Care Of My Baby"

Bobby Vee earns a #1 hit with "Take Good Care Of My Baby" » 1961


Robert Thomas Velline (April 30, 1943 – October 24, 2016), known professionally as Bobby Vee, was an American rock and roll and pop singer who was a teen idol in the early 1960s.[1] According to Billboard magazine, he had thirty-eight Hot 100 chart…
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Aldous Huxley is hired at Eton

Aldous Huxley is hired at Eton » 1917

Doris Day wins lawsuit

Doris Day wins lawsuit » 1974


Doris Day (born Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff; April 3, 1922) is an American actress, singer, and animal welfare activist. After she began her career as a big band singer in 1939, her popularity increased with her first hit recording "Sentimental Journey"…
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Patty Hearst captured

Patty Hearst captured » 1975


Patricia Campbell "Patty" Hearst (born February 20, 1954), now known as Patricia Hearst Shaw, is the granddaughter of American publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst. She became nationally known for events following her 1974…
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