Jump to content
Kingdom of Adventistan

THIS DAY IN HISTORY


phkrause
 Share

Recommended Posts

  • Members
December 28
mail?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.history.com%2
1895
First commercial movie screened
On December 28, 1895, the world's first commercial movie screening takes place at the Grand Cafe in Paris. The film was made by Louis and Auguste Lumiere, two French brothers who developed a camera-projector called the Cinematographe. The Lumiere brothers unveiled their invention to the public in Ma... read more
Art, Literature, and Film History
1973
"The Gulag Archipelago" is published
1991
Nine killed in a stampede outside a hip-hop celebrity basketball game
Crime
1793
Writer Thomas Paine is arrested in France
Holidays
1869
America's first Labor Day
Inventions & Science
1938
Silent-film star and inventor Florence Lawrence dies
1981
First American "test-tube baby" is born
Natural Disasters & Environment
1908
Worst European earthquake ever recorded
Sports
1958
Colts win NFL title in "Greatest Game Ever Played"
1975
Dallas Cowboys win playoff game on "Hail Mary" pass
U.S. Presidents
1856
Woodrow Wilson born in Staunton, Virginia
U.S. Government
1973
Endangered Species Act signed into law
U.S. Politics
1832
John C. Calhoun resigns vice presidency
Vietnam War
1964
South Vietnamese win costly battle at Binh Gia
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Members
December 29
mail?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.history.com%2
1890
U.S. Army massacres Sioux Indians at Wounded Knee
On December 29, 1890, in one of the final chapters of America's long Indian wars, the U.S. Cavalry kills 146 Sioux at Wounded Knee on the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota. Throughout 1890, the U.S. government worried about the increasing influence at Pine Ridge of the Ghost Dance spiritual mov... read more
19th Century
1845
Texas enters the Union
American Revolution
1778
British capture Savannah, Georgia
Crime
1985
The "Railway Rapist" commits his first murder
Great Britain
1170
Archbishop Thomas Becket is murdered
World War II
1940
London is devastated by German air raid
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Members
December 30
mail?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.history.com%2
1922
USSR established
In post-revolutionary Russia, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) is established, comprising a confederation of Russia, Belorussia, Ukraine, and the Transcaucasian Federation (divided in 1936 into the Georgian, Azerbaijan, and Armenian republics). Also known as the Soviet Union, the new c... read more
1960s
1965
Ferdinand Marcos inaugurated president of the Philippines
Art, Literature, and Film History
1968
Led Zeppelin recorded live for the first time
Civil War
1862
U.S.S. Monitor sinks
Crime
1994
An anti-abortion activist goes on a murder spree
Early 20th Century U.S.
1903
Fire breaks out in Chicago theater
Inventions & Science
1936
Sit-down strike begins in Flint
Mexico
1853
Southern U.S. border established
World War I
1916
Rasputin is murdered
World War II
1884
Japanese prime minister Hideki Tojo is born
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Members
December 31
mail?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.history.com%2
1999
Panama Canal turned over to Panama
On December 31, 1999, the United States, in accordance with the Torrijos-Carter Treaties, officially hands over control of the Panama Canal, putting the strategic waterway into Panamanian hands for the first time. Crowds of Panamanians celebrated the transfer of the 50-mile canal, which links the At... read more
American Revolution
1775
Patriots are defeated at Quebec
Art, Literature, and Film History
1985
Rick Nelson dies in a plane crash
Crime
1984
Subway shooter Bernhard Goetz turns himself in
Great Britain
1600
Charter granted to the East India Company
Inventions & Science
1879
Thomas Edison demonstrates incandescent light
Space Exploration
1968
Soviets test supersonic airliner
Sports
1972
Baseball star Roberto Clemente dies in plane crash
1988
Chicago Bears beat Philadelphia Eagles in freaky Fog Bowl
U.S. Presidents
1961
Kennedy and Khrushchev exchange holiday greetings
World War II
1944
Hungary declares war on Germany
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Members
January 1
mail?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.history.com%2
1959
Batista forced out by Castro-led revolution
On January 1, 1959, facing a popular revolution spearheaded by Fidel Castro's 26th of July Movement, Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista flees the island nation. Amid celebration and chaos in the Cuban capitol of Havana, the U.S. debated how best to deal with the radical Castro and the ominous rumbling... read more
American Revolution
1781
Mutiny of the Pennsylvania Line
Art, Literature, and Film History
1818
Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein" is published
1915
A preview of "The Birth of a Nation" is shown to audiences
1958
Johnny Cash plays San Quentin State Prison
Crime
1973
The real-life murder behind "Looking For Mr. Goodbar"
Holidays
45 B.C.
The Julian calendar takes effect for the first time on New Year's Day
Latin America
1803
Haitian independence proclaimed
U.S. Presidents
1863
Abraham Lincoln signs the Emancipation Proclamation
U.S. Government
1994
The North American Free Trade Agreement comes into effect
Westward Expansion
1863
A Nebraska farmer files the first homestead claim
World War II
1942
United Nations created
1946
Several Japanese soldiers surrender after learning Pacific War has ended
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Members
January 2
mail?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.history.com%2
1980
U.S.-Russia detente ends
On January 2, 1980, in a strong reaction to the December 1979 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, President Jimmy Carter asks the Senate to postpone action on the SALT II nuclear weapons treaty and recalls the U.S. ambassador to Moscow. These actions sent a message that the age of detente and the friend... read more
21st Century
2006
13 coal miners are trapped in Sago Mine disaster; 12 die
American Revolution
1776
Congress publishes the Tory Act
Art, Literature, and Film History
1897
Author Stephen Crane's boat sinks
1958
Opera star Maria Callas walks out of performance
1962
Folk group The Weavers are banned by NBC after refusing to sign a loyalty oath
1980
Sherry Lansing named first female studio production head
Colonial America
1788
Georgia enters the Union
Crime
1981
The Yorkshire Ripper is apprehended
Exploration
1492
Reconquest of Spain
Inventions & Science
2009
Rare Bugatti found in British garage
Russia
1905
Russian fleet surrenders at Port Arthur
Sports
1971
Football fans crushed in stadium stampede
U.S. Presidents
1890
President Harrison welcomes Alice Sanger as first female staffer
1974
President Nixon signs national speed limit into law
U.S. Government
1811
First censuring of a U.S. senator
EARLY 20th CENTURY U.S.
1923
Secretary Fall resigns in Teapot Dome scandal
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Members
January 3
mail?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.history.com%2
1990
Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega surrenders to U.S.
On January 3, 1990, Panama's General Manuel Antonio Noriega, after holing up for 10 days at the Vatican embassy in Panama City, surrenders to U.S. military troops to face charges of drug trafficking. Noriega was flown to Miami the following day and crowds of citizens on the streets of Panama City re... read more
1960s
1967
Jack Ruby dies before second trial
Africa
1924
King Tut's sarcophagus uncovered
American Revolution
1777
The Battle of Princeton
Art, Literature, and Film History
1841
Herman Melville sails for the South Seas
1987
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts first woman
Civil War
1861
Delaware rejects secession
Cold War
1961
United States severs diplomatic relations with Cuba
Crime
1990
Charles Stuart implicated for staged murder of his wife
Japan
1868
Meiji Restoration begins
Reformation
1521
Martin Luther excommunicated
Space Exploration
2004
The Mars Exploration Rover "Spirit" safely lands on the Red Planet
Sports
1993
Buffalo Bills pull off one of the greatest comebacks in NFL history
U.S. Presidents
1938
Franklin Roosevelt founds March of Dimes
U.S. Government
1959
Alaska admitted into Union
19th CENTURY
1834
Stephen Austin imprisoned by Mexicans
World War I
1925
Benito Mussolini declares himself dictator of Italy
World War II
1945
Gen. MacArthur and Adm. Nimitz given new commands
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Members
January 4
mail?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.history.com%2
1965
L.B.J. envisions a Great Society in his State of the Union address
On January 4, 1965, in his State of the Union address, President Lyndon Baines Johnson lays out for Congress a laundry list of legislation needed to achieve his plan for a Great Society. On the heels of John F. Kennedy's tragic death, Americans had elected Johnson, his vice president, to the presid... read more
1990s
1990
Trains collide in Pakistan
1999
The euro debuts
19th Century
1896
Utah enters the Union
Crime
1964
Boston Strangler strikes again
Inventions & Science
1847
Samuel Colt sells his first revolvers to the U.S. government
1996
GM announces its electric car
U.S. Presidents
1974
President Nixon refuses to hand over tapes
U.S. Government
1964
Patsy T. Mink sworn in as first Asian American woman and woman of color in Congress
U.S. Politics
1995
Republican Party wins control of Congress for first time in 40 years
Women's History
2007
Nancy Pelosi becomes first female Speaker of the House
World War I
1913
German military strategist Alfred von Schlieffen dies
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Members
January 5
mail?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.history.com%2
1933
Golden Gate Bridge is born
On January 5, 1933, construction begins on the Golden Gate Bridge, as workers began excavating 3.25 million cubic feet of dirt for the structure's huge anchorages. Following the Gold Rush boom that began in 1849, speculators realized the land north of San Francisco Bay would increase in value in dir... read more
1960s
1968
Prague Spring begins in Czechoslovakia
American Revolution
1781
Benedict Arnold captures and destroys Richmond
Art, Literature, and Film History
1980
The Sugarhill Gang's "Rapper's Delight" becomes hip-hop's first Top 40 hit
1998
Sonny Bono killed in skiing accident
Colonial America
1643
First divorce in the colonies
Crime
1970
Bodies of family killed by United Mine Workers found
France
1895
Alleged spy Alfred Dreyfus stripped of his rank
Reformation
1531
Pope Clement VII forbids King Henry VIII from remarrying
Sports
1920
New York Yankees announce purchase of Babe Ruth
U.S. Presidents
1949
President Truman delivers his Fair Deal speech
1957
President Eisenhower proposes new Middle East policy
1972
President Nixon launches space shuttle program
Vietnam War
1976
Pol Pot renames Cambodia
World War I
1916
First conscription bill is introduced in British parliament
World War II
1945
Kamikaze pilots get first order
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Members
January 6
mail?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.history.com%2
1838
Samuel Morse unveils the telegraph, revolutionizing communication
On January 6, 1838, Samuel Morse's telegraph system is demonstrated for the first time at the Speedwell Iron Works in Morristown, New Jersey. The telegraph, a device which used electric impulses to transmit encoded messages over a wire, would eventually revolutionize long-distance communication, rea... read more
 
mail?url=https%3A%2F%2Fimages.emlcdn.net
Sponsored by: Morning Brew
Get Smarter in 5 Minutes
Join over 3 million people by reading Morning Brew, the free daily email delivering the latest news from Wall Street to Silicon valley.
Check It Out
 
21st CENTURY
2021
U.S. Capitol riot
American Revolution
1777
George Washington sets up winter quarters in Morristown, NJ
Art, Literature, and Film History
1975
"Wheel of Fortune" premieres
1975
Two thousand Led Zeppelin fans trash the Boston Garden
2008
Disney-MGM Studios becomes Disney's Hollywood Studios
Crime
1994
Skater Nancy Kerrigan attacked
Great Britain
1066
Harold II crowned king of England
Middle Ages
1412
Joan of Arc is born
Natural Disasters & Environment
1996
Blizzard of 1996 begins
U.S. Presidents
1759
Two future presidents marry respective sweethearts
1919
Theodore Roosevelt dies
1941
Franklin D. Roosevelt speaks of Four Freedoms
U.S. Government
1912
New Mexico joins the Union
2001
Congress certifies George W. Bush winner of 2000 elections
Vietnam War
1971
Army drops charges of My Lai cover-up
Westward Expansion
1798
Frontiersman Jedediah Smith is born
World War II
1942
FDR commits to biggest arms buildup in U.S. history
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Members
January 7
mail?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.history.com%2
1789
First U.S. presidential election
Congress sets January 7, 1789 as the date by which states are required to choose electors for the country's first-ever presidential election. A month later, on February 4, George Washington was elected president by state electors and sworn into office on April 30, 1789. read more
Art, Literature, and Film History
1891
Zora Neale Hurston is born
1950
"Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" is the #1 song on the U.S. pop charts
1955
Marian Anderson becomes first African American to perform at the Met Opera
Cold War
1959
United States recognizes new Cuban government
Crime
1901
"Colorado Cannibal" Alferd Packer is paroled
1946
A case of split personality in puzzling Chicago murders
Exploration
1785
Two explorers cross the English Channel in a balloon
France
2015
12 people die in shooting at "Charlie Hebdo" offices
Natural Disasters & Environment
1892
Mine explodes in Oklahoma
Sports
1927
Harlem Globetrotters play their first game
U.S. Presidents
1953
President Truman announces U.S. has developed hydrogen bomb
1999
President Clinton's impeachment trial begins
Vietnam War
1979
Pol Pot overthrown
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Members
January 8
mail?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.history.com%2
1877
Crazy Horse fights last battle
Oglala Lakota warrior Crazy Horse and his men fight their final losing battle against the U.S. Cavalry in Montana.On January 8, 1877, Oglala Lakota warrior Crazy Horse and his men—outnumbered, low on ammunition and forced to use outdated weapons to defend themselves—fight their final losing... read more
19th Century
1867
African American men gain the right to vote in Washington, D.C.
Art, Literature, and Film History
1941
William Randolph Hearst stops "Citizen Kane" ads
1946
Elvis Presley receives his first guitar
1963
"Mona Lisa" exhibited in Washington
1976
"Ragtime" wins the National Book Critics Circle Award
Crime
2011
Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords injured in shooting rampage
2016