Jump to content
Kingdom of Adventistan
Sign in to follow this  
phkrause

THIS DAY IN HISTORY

Recommended Posts

phkrause

January 22nd

1998

Ted Kaczynski pleads guilty to bombings
 
On this day in 1998, in a Sacramento, California, courtroom, Theodore J. Kaczynski pleads guilty to all federal charges against him, acknowledging his responsibility for a 17-year campaign of package bombings attributed to the "Unabomber." Born in 1942, Kaczynski attended Harvard University and... read more »
American Revolution
1779
Claudius Smith, "Cowboy of the Ramapos," hangs »
Art, Literature, and Film History
1788
English poet Lord Byron is born »
1981
Final portrait of John and Yoko appears on the cover of "Rolling Stone" »
1984
Apple's iconic "1984" commercial airs during Super Bowl XVIII »
2008
Heath Ledger dies of accidental prescription drug overdose »
EXPLOration
1840
British colonists reach New Zealand »
Great Britain
1901
Queen Victoria dies »
Native Americans
1879
Chief Dull Knife makes last fight for freedom »
Russia
1980
Soviet dissident Andrei Sakharov arrested in Moscow »
U.S. GOVERNMENT
1973
Roe v. Wade is decided »
U.S. Presidents
1973
Lyndon Baines Johnson dies in Texas »
World War I
1905
Bloody Sunday Massacre in Russia »

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
If you find some value to this community, please help out with a few dollars per month.

phkrause

January 24th

2018

Larry Nassar, a former doctor for USA Gymnastics, is sentenced to prison for sexual assault
 
Larry Nassar, a former doctor at Michigan State and for USA Gymnastics, is sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison for sexual assault on January 24, 2018. Nassar was found guilty of using his position in sports medicine to abuse hundreds of women and girls in one of the most high-profile cases to... read more »
HISTORY This Week Podcast
For an in-depth look back at this week in history, tune into the HISTORY This Week podcast. Each episode turns back the clock to explore the littlest-known corners of the biggest events of our time. Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts.
mail?url=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.actionrocket.c   mail?url=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.actionrocket.c
mail?url=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.actionrocket.c Episode 3: January 22, 1984

The Apple Ad That Changed the World
mail?url=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.actionrocket.c
 
SUBSCRIBE
American Revolution
1781
Light Horse and Swamp Fox raid Georgetown, South Carolina »
Art, Literature, and Film History
1862
Author Edith Wharton is born »
2006
Walt Disney announces $7.4 billion purchase of Pixar »
Crime
1956
Emmett Till murderers make magazine confession »
Great Britain
1965
Winston Churchill dies »
1908
Boy Scouts movement begins »
Great Depression
1935
First canned beer goes on sale »
Japan
1972
Japanese soldier found hiding on Guam »
Russia
2011
Moscow's Domodedovo International Airport is bombed by Chechen terrorists »
Westward Expansion
1848
Gold discovered at Sutter's Creek »
World War II
1943
General Paulus to Hitler: Let us surrender! »

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
phkrause

January 25th

1905

World's largest diamond found
 
On January 25, 1905, at the Premier Mine in Pretoria, South Africa, a 3,106-carat diamond is discovered during a routine inspection by the mine's superintendent. Weighing 1.33 pounds, and christened the "Cullinan," it was the largest diamond ever found. Frederick Wells was 18 feet below the earth's ... read more »
American Revolution
1776
First national memorial is ordered by Congress »
Art, Literature, and Film History
1759
Scottish poet Robert Burns is born »
1949
First Emmy Awards ceremony »
1980
Paul McCartney is released from a Tokyo jail and deported from Japan »
China
1981
Chairman Mao's widow sentenced to death »
COLD WAR
1995
Russia activates its nuclear nukes for the first time »
Crime
1971
Charles Manson and his followers convicted of murder »
2005
BTK killer sends message »
Middle East
1968
Israeli sub vanishes »
Sports
1924
First Winter Olympics »
U.S. Presidents
1961
President Kennedy holds first live television news conference »
World War I
1919
Formal commission is established on the League of Nations »
World War II
1942
Thailand declares war on the United States and England »

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
phkrause

January 26th

1788

British settlement begins in Australia
 
On January 26, 1788, Captain Arthur Phillip guides a fleet of 11 British ships carrying convicts to the colony of New South Wales, effectively founding Australia. After overcoming a period of hardship, the fledgling colony began to celebrate the anniversary of this date with great fanfare. Australia... read more »
19th Century
1838
Tennessee passes nation's first prohibition law »
Art, Literature, and Film History
2006
Oprah Winfrey confronts author James Frey over lying »
COLD WAR
1980
U.S. Olympic Committee votes against Moscow games »
Crime
1936
So-called "Mad Butcher" terrorizes Cleveland »
Exploration
1500
First European explorer reaches Brazil »
India
1950
Republic of India born »
Inventions & Science
1926
John Logie Baird demonstrates TV »
1979
"The Dukes of Hazzard" premieres »
Sports
1986
Bears beat Patriots in Super Bowl XX »
SPAIN
1939
Franco captures Barcelona »
U.S. Presidents
1961
President Kennedy appoints first female presidential physician »
2005
George W. Bush appoints Condoleezza Rice as secretary of state »
Vietnam War
1970
POW spends 2,000th day in captivity »
Westward Expansion
1875
Pinkertons maim Frank and Jesse James' mother »
World War I
1918
Ukraine declares its independence »
World War II
1945
Decorated U.S. soldier Audie Murphy is wounded »

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
phkrause

January 27th

1945

Auschwitz is liberated
 
On January 27, 1945, Soviet troops enter Auschwitz, Poland, freeing the survivors of the network of concentration camps-and finally revealing to the world the depth of the horrors perpetrated there... read more »
HISTORY This Week Podcast
For an in-depth look back at this week in history, tune into the podcast, HISTORY This Week. Each episode turns back the clock to explore the littlest-known corners of the biggest events of our time. Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts.
mail?url=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.actionrocket.c   mail?url=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.actionrocket.c
mail?url=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.actionrocket.c Episode 4: January 27, 1945
Surviving Auschwitz
mail?url=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.actionrocket.c
 
LISTEN NOW
19th CENTURY
1888
National Geographic Society founded »
Art, Literature, and Film History
1302
Dante is exiled from Florence »
1970
John Lennon writes and records "Instant Karma" in a single day »
Civil War
1862
President Lincoln orders Union forces to advance »
Inventions & Science
1965
Shelby GT 350 debuts »
Africa
2002
Explosions trigger deadly panic in Nigeria »
Space Exploration
1967
Astronauts die in launch pad fire »
Sports
1996
Monica Seles wins first Grand Slam title since being attacked »
1950s
1951
First atomic detonation at the Nevada test site »
Crime
1978
"Dracula Killer" murders four people »
U.S. Presidents
1943
Future President Ronald Reagan serves in film unit »
Vietnam War
1973
Paris Peace Accords signed »
World War II
1943
Americans bomb Germans for first time »
1944
Siege of Leningrad is lifted »

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
phkrause

January 28th

1986

The space shuttle Challenger explodes after liftoff
 
At 11:38 a.m. EST, on January 28, 1986, the space shuttle Challenger lifts off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, and Christa McAuliffe is on her way to becoming the first ordinary U.S. civilian to travel into space. McAuliffe, a 37-year-old high school social studies teacher from New Hampshire, won a co... read more »
Africa
1997
Afrikaner police admit to killing Stephen Biko »
American Revolution
1777
British plan to isolate New England »
Art, Literature, and Film History
1985
Music stars gather to record "We Are the World" »
COLD WAR
1964
Soviets shoot down U.S. jet »
Crime
1958
Teenage killers murder three people »
EARLY 20TH CENTURY US
1917
U.S. ends search for Pancho Villa »
Vietnam War
1973
Cease-fire goes into effect »
World War I
1915
Germans sink American merchant ship »

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
phkrause

January 29th

2002

George W. Bush describes Iraq, Iran and North Korea as "axis of evil"
 
On January 29, 2002, in his first State of the Union address since the September 11 attacks, President George W. Bush describes Iraq, Iran and North Korea as an "axis of evil."... read more »
Sports
1936
U.S. Baseball Hall of Fame elects first members »
1970s
1979
Deng Xiaoping and Jimmy Carter sign accords »
Art, Literature, and Film History
1845
"The Raven" is published »
1958
Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward marry »
1962
Peter, Paul and Mary sign their first recording contract »
1964
"Dr. Strangelove" premieres »
1977
"Roots" premieres on television »
Civil War
1861
Kansas enters the Union »
Crime
1979
School shooting in San Diego »
Great Britain
1820
King George III dies »
U.S. Presidents
1843
Future president William McKinley is born »
World War I
1915
German lieutenant Erwin Rommel leads daring mission in France »

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
phkrause

January 30th

1948

Gandhi assassinated
 
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the political and spiritual leader of the Indian independence movement, is assassinated in New Delhi by a Hindu fanatic. Born the son of an Indian official in 1869, Gandhi's Vaishnava mother was deeply religious and early on exposed her son to Jainism, a morally rigorous ... read more »
American Revolution
1781
Maryland finally ratifies Articles of Confederation »
Civil Rights Movement
1956
Martin Luther King, Jr.'s home is bombed »
Great Britain
1649
King Charles I executed for treason »
1972
"Bloody Sunday" in Northern Ireland »
Inventions & Science
1920
Mazda car company founded »
Sports
1994
Dan Jansen skates world-record 500 meters »
Art, Literature, and Film History
1933
"The Lone Ranger" debuts on Detroit radio »
Vietnam War
1968
Tet Offensive shakes Cold War confidence »
U.S. Presidents
1835
Andrew Jackson narrowly escapes assassination »
1882
Franklin Delano Roosevelt is born »
World War I
1933
Adolf Hitler is named chancellor of Germany »

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
phkrause

January 31st

1950

Truman announces development of H-bomb
 
U.S. President Harry S. Truman publicly announces his decision to support the development of the hydrogen bomb, a weapon theorized to be hundreds of times more powerful than the atomic bombs dropped on Japan during World War II. Five months earlier, the United States had lost its nuclear supremacy w... read more »
Civil War
1865
House passes the 13th Amendment »
Cold War
1990
First McDonald's opens in Soviet Union »
Crime
1990
The McMartin Preschool trials »
Great Britain
1606
Guy Fawkes jumps to his death »
Space Exploration
1971
Apollo 14 departs for the moon »
Sports
1988
Doug Williams leads Redskins to Super Bowl victory »
Vietnam War
1968
Viet Cong attack U.S. Embassy »
World War I
1917
Germans unleash U-boats »
World War II
1944
D-Day is called off and postponed until June »
1945
Pvt. Eddie Slovik is executed for desertion »

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
phkrause
phkrause

February 2nd

1887

First Groundhog Day
 
On this day in 1887, Groundhog Day, featuring a rodent meteorologist, is celebrated for the first time at Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. According to tradition, if a groundhog comes out of its hole on this day and sees its shadow, it gets scared and runs back into its burrow, predicti... read more »
19th Century
1847
First Donner Party member dies »
Africa
1971
Idi Amin takes power in Uganda »
Art, Literature, and Film History
1882
James Joyce is born »
1979
Sid Vicious dies of a drug overdose in New York City »
2014
Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman dies at age 46 »
Crime
1922
Director William Desmond Taylor is found murdered »
1980
ABSCAM operation revealed »
Early 20th Century US
1913
Grand Central Terminal opens in New York City »
Sports
1876
National League of baseball is founded »
Cold War
1949
United States rejects proposal for conference with Stalin »
U.S. Government
1848
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo is signed »
Vietnam War
1962
First U.S. Air Force plane crashes in South Vietnam »
1968
Viet Cong officer is shot in the head, iconic photo taken »
Westward Expansion
1812
Russians establish Fort Ross in California »
World War II
1943
Battle of Stalingrad ends »

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
phkrause

February 3rd

2005

Alberto Gonzales becomes first Hispanic U.S. attorney general
 
On February 3, 2005, Alberto Gonzales wins Senate confirmation as the nation's first Hispanic attorney general despite protests over his record on torture. The Senate approved his nomination on a largely party-line vote of 60-36, reflecting a split between Republicans and Democrats over whether the ... read more »
Art, Literature, and Film History
1953
Jacques Cousteau's "The Silent World" is published »
1959
Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and "The Big Bopper" die in a plane crash »
2006
"World's Fastest Indian" makes U.S. debut »
Crime
1780
Early American mass murder changes common perceptions of crime »
1990s
1998
Marine jet severs ski-lift cable in Italy »
Space Exploration
1966
Lunik 9 soft-lands on lunar surface »
Sports
2002
New England Patriots win first Super Bowl »
Cold War
1950
Klaus Fuchs arrested for passing atomic bomb information to Soviets »
U.S. Presidents
1924
Woodrow Wilson dies »
1994
President Clinton ends trade embargo of Vietnam »
Westward Expansion
1889
Belle Starr murdered in Oklahoma »
World War II
1944
U.S. troops capture the Marshall Islands »

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
phkrause

February 5th

1994

White supremacist convicted of killing Medgar Evers
 
On this day in 1994, white supremacist Byron De La Beckwith is convicted in the murder of African-American civil rights leader Medgar Evers, over 30 years after the crime occurred. Evers was gunned down in the driveway of his Jackson, Mississippi, home on June 12, 1963, while his wife, Myrlie, and... read more »
Black History Month
From the Tuskegee Airmen and to the civil rights movement, HISTORY Vault commemorates the achievements of African Americans.
mail?url=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.actionrocket.c   mail?url=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.actionrocket.c
mail?url=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.actionrocket.c Stream these episodes plus thousands of HISTORY's best documentaries, series and specials, all commercial-free. mail?url=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.actionrocket.c
 
START FREE TRIAL
American Revolution
1777
Georgia constitution abolishes primogeniture and entail »
Ancient History
146 BCE
Punic Wars, between Rome and Carthage, come to an end »
Art, Literature, and Film History
1919
United Artists created »
Colonial America
1631
Roger Williams arrives in America »
Crime
2012
Husband of missing Utah woman kills self and two young sons »
Immigration
1917
Immigration act passed over President Wilson's veto »
Mexico
1917
Mexican constitution proclaimed »
Sports
1934
Hank Aaron is born »
Westward Expansion
1883
Southern Pacific Railroad completes New Orleans to California route »
U.S. Presidents
1826
Millard Fillmore marries Abigail Powers »
1937
FDR announces "court-packing" plan »
U.S. Government
2003
Secretary of State Colin Powell speaks at UN, justifies U.S. invasion of Iraq »
World War II
1941
Hitler to Mussolini: Fight harder! »

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
phkrause

February 6th

1952

King George VI dies; Elizabeth becomes queen
 
On this day in 1952, after a long illness, King George VI of Great Britain and Northern Ireland dies in his sleep at the royal estate at Sandringham. Princess Elizabeth, the oldest of the king's two daughters and next in line to succeed him, was in Kenya at the time of her father's death; she was... read more »
HISTORY This Week Podcast
For an in-depth look back at this week in history, tune into the podcast, HISTORY This Week. Each episode turns back the clock to explore the littlest-known corners of the biggest events of our time. Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts.
mail?url=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.actionrocket.c   mail?url=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.actionrocket.c
mail?url=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.actionrocket.c Episode 5: February 3, 1870
When Black Men Won the Vote
mail?url=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.actionrocket.c
 
LISTEN NOW
American Revolution
1778
Franco-American alliances signed »
U.S. Presidents
1911
Ronald Reagan born »
1985
The "Reagan Doctrine" is announced »
Art, Literature, and Film History
1937
"Of Mice and Men" is published »
1998
Austrian superstar Falco dies »
Civil War
1865
Confederate general John Pegram killed »
Crime
1998
Mary Kay Letourneau goes back to prison »
Sports
1958
Man United players among victims of plane crash »
Roaring Twenties
1928
Woman claiming to be Anastasia Romanov arrives in the U.S. »
Slavery
1820
Freed U.S. slaves depart on journey to Africa »
Sports
1993
Tennis great Arthur Ashe dies of AIDS »
Westward Expansion
1891
Dalton Gang commits its first train robbery »
World War I
1917
German sub sinks U.S. passenger ship »
World War II
1943
Mussolini fires his son-in-law »

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
phkrause

February 7th

1964

The Beatles arrive in New York
 
On February 7, 1964, Pan Am Yankee Clipper flight 101 from London Heathrow lands at New York's Kennedy Airport–and "Beatlemania" arrives. It was the first visit to the United States by the Beatles, a British rock-and-roll quartet that had just scored its first No. 1 U.S. hit six days before wi... read more »
1990s
1992
European Union treaty signed »
American Revolution
1775
Benjamin Franklin publishes "An Imaginary Speech" »
Cold War
1962
Full U.S.-Cuba embargo is announced »
Crime
1881
Plea bargaining gains favor in American courts »
1968
Forensic evidence solves a crime »
EARLY 20th CENTURY U.S.
1904
The Great Baltimore Fire begins »
HOLOCAUST
1979
Josef Mengele, known as the "Angel of Death," dies »
Natural Disasters & Environment
1812
Earthquake causes fluvial tsunami in Mississippi »
Space Exploration
1984
Navy captain becomes the first human to perform an untethered space walk »
U.S. Presidents
2002
President George W. Bush announces plan for "faith-based initiatives" »

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
phkrause

February 8th

1943

Americans secure Guadalcanal
 
On this day in 1943, Japanese troops evacuate Guadalcanal, leaving the island in Allied possession after a prolonged campaign. The American victory paved the way for other Allied wins in the Solomon Islands. Guadalcanal is the largest of the Solomons, a group of 992 islands and atolls, 347 of which ... read more »
Battle of Guadalcanal
Delve into the first major offensive and decisive victory for the Allies in the WWII Pacific theater.
mail?url=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.actionrocket.c   mail?url=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.actionrocket.c
mail?url=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.actionrocket.c Stream these episodes plus thousands of HISTORY's best documentaries, series and specials—all commercial-free. mail?url=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.actionrocket.c
 
START FREE TRIAL
Art, Literature, and Film History
1915
"The Birth of A Nation" opens, glorifying the KKK »
1990
Del Shannon, a '60s songwriter, dies of a self-inflicted gunshot wound »
1994
Jack Nicholson smashes windshield in episode of road rage »
Civil Rights Movement
1968
Three protestors die in the Orangeburg Massacre »
Civil War
1862
Battle of Roanoke Island »
Cold War
1949
Cardinal Mindszenty of Hungary sentenced »
Crime
1924
First execution by lethal gas »
1983
Irish race horse stolen »
Great Britain
1587
Mary, Queen of Scots beheaded »
NATIVE AMERICANS
1887
President Cleveland signs the Dawes Act »
Natural Disasters & Environment
1978
New England digs out after blizzard »
Russia
1725
Peter the Great dies »
1904
The Russo-Japanese War begins »
Sports
1986
Spud Webb wins dunk contest »

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
phkrause

February 9th

1971

Satchel Paige nominated to Baseball Hall of Fame
 
On this day in 1971, pitcher Leroy "Satchel" Paige becomes the first Negro League veteran to be nominated for the Baseball Hall of Fame. In August of that year, Paige, a pitching legend known for his fastball, showmanship and the longevity of his playing career, which spanned five decades, was induc... read more »
Art, Literature, and Film History
1960
Joanne Woodward earns first star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame »
1964
America meets the Beatles on "The Ed Sullivan Show" »
Civil War
1864
Union general George Custer marries »
Crime
1960
Coors brewery heir is kidnapped »
Sports
1992
Magic Johnson returns for All-Star Game »
Cold War
1950
Senator McCarthy says communists are in State Department »
U.S. Presidents
1773
William Henry Harrison is born »
US Government
1825
Presidential election decided in the House »
Vietnam War
1965
U.S. sends first combat troops to South Vietnam »
World War I
1918
Ukraine signs peace treaty with Central Powers »
World War II
1942
The Normandie catches fire »
1942
Daylight saving time instituted »

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
phkrause

February 10th

1996

World chess champion Garry Kasparov loses game to computer
 
On this day in 1996, after three hours, world chess champion Garry Kasparov loses the first game of a six-game match against Deep Blue, an IBM computer capable of evaluating 200 million moves per second. Man was ultimately victorious over machine, however, as Kasparov bested Deep Blue in... read more »
Cold War
1962
U.S.-Soviet spy swap »
Art, Literature, and Film History
1957
Laura Ingalls Wilder, chronicler of American frontier life, dies »
1972
Ziggy Stardust makes his earthly debut »
2006
Final episode of "Arrested Development" airs on Fox »
2014
Iconic child star Shirley Temple dies at 85 »
Colonial America
1763
The French and Indian War ends »
Crime
1992
Star boxer Mike Tyson convicted of rape »
Inventions & Science
1966
Auto safety crusader Ralph Nader testifies before Congress »
Natural Disasters & Environment
1970
Avalanche buries skiers in France »
Vietnam War
1971
Journalists killed in helicopter crash »
Westward Expansion
1846
Mormons begin exodus to Utah »

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
phkrause

February 11th

1990

Nelson Mandela released from prison
 
Nelson Mandela, leader of the movement to end South African apartheid, is released from prison after 27 years on February 11, 1990. In 1944, Mandela, a lawyer, joined the African National Congress (ANC), the oldest black political organization in South Africa, where he became a leader of Johannesbur... read more »
HISTORY This Week Podcast
For an in-depth look back at this week in history, tune into the brand-new podcast, HISTORY This Week. Each episode turns back the clock to explore the littlest-known corners of the biggest events of our time. Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts.
mail?url=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.actionrocket.c   mail?url=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.actionrocket.c
mail?url=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.actionrocket.c Episode 6: February 11th, 1940

The Legacy of an Oscar
mail?url=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.actionrocket.c
 
LISTEN NOW
Art, Literature, and Film History
1778
Voltaire returns to Paris from exile »
1960
The Payola scandal heats up »
2012
Pop superstar Whitney Houston dies at age 48 »
Crime
1916
Women's rights activist arrested »
NATIVE AMERICANS
1805
Sacagawea gives birth to her first child »
Religion
1858
Virgin Mary appears to St. Bernadette »
Space Exploration
1970
Japan launches its first satellite »
World War II
1945
Yalta Conference ends »

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
phkrause

February 12th

2002

Former Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic goes on trial for war crimes
 
On this day in 2002, former Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic goes on trial at The Hague, Netherlands, on charges of genocide and war crimes in Bosnia, Croatia and Kosovo. Milosevic served as his own attorney for much of the prolonged trial, which ended without a verdict when the so-called "Butc... read more »
American Revolution
1789
Ethan Allen dies »
Art, Literature, and Film History
1924
"Rhapsody In Blue," by George Gershwin, performed for first time »
1938
Judy Blume, popular young-adult author, is born »
2008
Hollywood writers' strike ends after 100 days »
China
1912
Last emperor of China abdicates »
Civil Rights Movement
1909
The NAACP is founded »
Crime
1976
Actor Sal Mineo is killed in Hollywood »
Latin America
1817
Revolutionary leader José de San Martín routs Spanish forces in Chile »
Slavery
1793
Congress enacts first fugitive slave law »
U.S. Presidents
1809
Abraham Lincoln is born »
1999
President Bill Clinton acquitted on both articles of impeachment »
Vietnam War
1972
Cambodians launch attack to retake Angkor Wat »
1973
Release of U.S. POWs begins »
World War I
1917
American schooner Lyman M. Law is sunk »
World War II
1941
German General Erwin Rommel arrives in Africa »

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
phkrause

February 13th

1945

Dresden decimated by firebombing
 
On the evening of February 13, 1945, a series of Allied firebombing raids begins against the German city of Dresden, reducing the "Florence of the Elbe" to rubble and flames, and killing as many as 135,000 people. It was... read more »
Inventions & Science
1633
Galileo arrives in Rome to face charges of heresy »
19th Century
1861
First Medal of Honor action »
Art, Literature, and Film History
1914
ASCAP is founded »
Crime
1982
Serial killer strikes in Colorado »
Great Britain
1689
William and Mary proclaimed joint sovereigns of Britain »
Sports
1998
Downhill skier Hermann Maier crashes in Olympics »
1980s
1984
Konstantin Chernenko becomes general secretary of Soviet Union »
U.S. Presidents
1905
Teddy Roosevelt discusses America's race problem »
Vietnam War
1965
Lyndon Johnson approves Operation Rolling Thunder »
World War I
1920
League of Nations recognizes perpetual Swiss neutrality »

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
phkrause

February 14th

270

St. Valentine beheaded
 
On February 14, around the year 270 A.D., Valentine, a holy priest in Rome in the days of Emperor Claudius II, was executed. Under the rule of Claudius the Cruel, Rome was involved in many unpopular and bloody campaigns. The emperor had to maintain a strong army, but was having a difficult time getti... read more »
The Saint Valentine's Day Massacre
Valentine's Day 1929 marks the most infamous gangster mass murder in history, when mobsters Al Capone, "Bugs" Moran, and others fought for their share of the profits from illegal activity in Chicago.
mail?url=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.actionrocket.c   mail?url=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.actionrocket.c
mail?url=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.actionrocket.c Stream this episode plus thousands of HISTORY's best documentaries, series and specials, all commercial-free. mail?url=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.actionrocket.c
 
START FREE TRIAL
American Revolution
1779
Patriots defeat Loyalists at Kettle Creek »
Art, Literature, and Film History
1989
Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini calls on Muslims to kill Salman Rushdie, author of "The Satanic Verses" »
Crime
1929
The St. Valentine's Day Massacre »
2018
Teen gunman kills 17, injures 17 at Parkland, Florida high school »
Exploration
1779
Captain Cook killed in Hawaii »
Sports
1988
Olympic speed skater Dan Jansen falls after sister dies »
1980s
1989
Sandinistas agree to free elections »
U.S. Presidents
1884
Theodore Roosevelt's wife and mother die »
Westward Expansion
1886
First trainload of oranges leaves Los Angeles »
World War II
1943
Battle of the Kasserine Pass »

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
phkrause

February 15th

1898

The USS Maine explodes in Cuba's Havana Harbor
 
A massive explosion of unknown origin sinks the battleship USS Maine in Cuba's Havana harbor, killing 260 of the fewer than 400 American crew members aboard. One of the first American battleships, the Maine weighed more than 6,000 tons and was built at a cost of more than $2 million. Ostensibly on a... read more »
1960s
1965
Canada adopts maple leaf flag »
Art, Literature, and Film History
1950
Disney's "Cinderella" opens in theaters »
1980
Lillian Hellman sues Mary McCarthy »
Cold War
1950
USSR and PRC sign mutual defense treaty »
Sports
1961
U.S. figure skating team killed in plane crash »
1998
Dale Earnhardt Sr. wins his first Daytona 500 »
U.S. Presidents
1903
First Teddy bear goes on sale »
1933
FDR escapes assassination attempt in Miami »
World War II
1942
Singapore falls to Japan »

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
phkrause

February 16th

1923

Archaeologist opens tomb of King Tut
 
On this day in 1923, in Thebes, Egypt, English archaeologist Howard Carter enters the sealed burial chamber of the ancient Egyptian ruler King Tutankhamen. Because the ancient Egyptians saw their pharaohs as gods, they carefully preserved their bodies after death, burying them in elaborate tombs con... read more »
HISTORY Vault
Unearthing King Tut
Uncover the exhibit that showcases the St. Petersburg Museum of History's Lady of the Nile side-by-side with the world's most well-known Egyptian mummy.
mail?url=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.actionrocket.c   mail?url=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.actionrocket.c
mail?url=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.actionrocket.c Stream this episode plus thousands of HISTORY's best documentaries, series and specials, all commercial-free. mail?url=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.actionrocket.c
 
START FREE TRIAL
19th CENTURY
1804
U.S. Navy stages daring mission during First Barbary War »
1878
Silver dollars made legal »
American Revolution
1778
John Adams prepares to sail for France »
Art, Literature, and Film History
1963
"The Feminine Mystique" by Betty Friedan is published »
Cold War
1951
Joseph Stalin attacks the United Nations »
Crime
1894
Gunslinger John Wesley Hardin is pardoned »
Inventions & Science
1968
First 9-1-1 call is placed in the United States »
Cuba
1959
Fidel Castro sworn in as prime minister »
Sports
1984
Bill Johnson becomes first American to win Olympic gold in downhill skiing »
Vietnam War
1968
Tet Offensive results in many new refugees »

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
phkrause

February 17th

1801

Thomas Jefferson is elected third U.S. president
 
On February 17, 1801, Thomas Jefferson is elected the third president of the United States. The election constitutes the first peaceful tran... read more »
1970s
1979
China invades Vietnam »
American Revolution
1782
French and British battle in the Indian Ocean »
ART, LITERATURE, AND FILM HISTORY
1904
"Madame Butterfly" premieres »
Civil War
1865
Union army sacks Columbia, South Carolina »
Cold War
1947
Voice of America begins broadcasts to Russia »
Crime
1906
Union leaders put on trial for assassination »
Inventions & Science
1972
Beetle overtakes Model T as world's best-selling car »
Sports
1996
Chess champion Garry Kasparov defeats IBM's Deep Blue »
Westward Expansion
1820
Senate passes Missouri Compromise »
World War I
1915
Zeppelin L-4 crashes into North Sea »

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

If you find some value to this community, please help out with a few dollars per month.



×
×
  • Create New...