Here is today’s Historical Daily Run Down.
- In 1584, English politician and writer Thomas Norton dies.
- In 1629, Charles I dissolves Parliament.
- In 1745, American solider John Gunby is born.
- In 1810, Irish Poet Samuel Ferguson is born.
- In 1814, Napoleon I is defeated at the Battle of Laon.
- In 1864, American Frontier figure, Jack Slade, dies.
- In 1876, Alexander Graham Bell makes the first successful telephone call.
- In 1891, Almon Strowger patents the strowger switch.
- In 1906, The Courrieres Mine disaster kills 1099 miners in Northern France.
- In 1913, American abolitionist Harriet Tubman dies.
- In 1933, An earthquake that struck Long Beach, California kills 115.
- In 1959, 300,000 Tibetans surround the Dalai Lama’s Palace to protect him from removal.
- In 1977, Astronomers discover rings around the planet Uranus.
- In 2000, The NASDAQ hits its high, signaling the end of the Dot-com Boom.
- In 2006, The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter arrives at Mars.
- In 1917, American World War II Sergeant Frank Perconte is born.
- In 1948, American novelist Zelda Fitzgerald dies.
- In 1957, Leader of al-Qaeda, Osama bin Laden was born.
- In 1983, American singer-songwriter Carrie Underwood was born.
- In 2010, Canadian Actor Corey Haim dies.
Look for more current news later and another Historical Daily Run Down next week.
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- In 1646, German mathematician Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz is born.
- In 1782, American Privateers attack Lunenberg, Nova Scotia.
- In 1807, American Educator Thomas Green Clemson is born.
- In 1837, A system of civil births, marriages, and deaths is established in England and Wales.
- In 1860, American Inventor Charles Goodyear dies.
- In 1862, The Russian State Library is established.
- In 1863, The Battle of Gettysburg begins.
- In 1869, American grammarian William Strunk, Jr, is born.
- In 1870, The United States Department of Justice formally comes into existence.
- In 1878, Canada joines the Universal Postal Union.
- In 1881, The first international telephone call is made.
- In 1896, Abolitionist Harriet Beecher Stowe dies.
- In 1906, American Entrepreneur Estee Lauder is born.
- In 1908, SOS is adopted as the international distress signal.
- In 1931, United Airlines begins service.
- In 1934, Actor Jamie Farr, Klinger from M*A*S*H, was born.
- In 1934, American Film Director Sydney Pollack was born.
- In 1952, Actor Dan Aykroyd was born.
- In 1955, Country Music singer Keith Whitley is born.
- In 1958, The Canadian Broadcast Corporation links television broadcasting across Canada via microwave.
- In 1963, Zip Codes are introduced for the United States mail.
- In 1979, Sony introduces the Walkman.
- In 1984, The MPAA introduces the PG-13 rating.
- In 1991, Actor Michael Landon dies.
- In 2000, Actor Walter Matthau dies.
- In 2007, Smoking within indoor spaces is banned in England.
Look for more current news tomorrow and another historical daily run down next week.
There are 26 stories this week.
Here is today’s Historical Daily Run Down.
- In 1040, Duncan I of Scotland dies.
- In 1464, Pope Pius II dies.
- In 1479, Catherine of York is born.
- In 1586, William Hutchinson, American Colonist, is born.
- In 1688, Frederick William I of Prussia is born.
- In 1742, Pope Pius VII is born.
- In 1816, The British Empire annexes Tristan da Cunha archipelago in South Africa.
- In 1848, The United States Congress organizes the Oregon Territory.
- In 1851, Famed Doctor and gambler, Doc Holliday, is born.
- In 1874, Jonathan Clarkson Gibbs, American Abolitionist, dies.
- In 1880, The Cologne Cathedral construction is completed in Cologne, Germany.
- In 1885, Japan issues it’s first patent for rust-proof paint.
- In 1893, France becomes the first country to require vehicle registration.
- In 1909, American Inventor William Stanley dies.
- In 1925, Pulitzer-Prize winning author Russell Baker was born.
- In 1935, The United States Congress enacts the Social Security Act giving pensions to retired people.
- In 1941, Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt sign the Atlantic Charter, which lays out postwar aims.
- In 1945, Comedian Steve Martin was born.
- In 1947, Pakistan gains independence from the British Indian Empire.
- In 1956, NASCAR Driver Rusty Wallace was born.
- In 1959, the first official meeting of the American Football League.
- In 1988, Car Maker Enzo Ferrari dies.
- In 1992, John Sirica, Judge during the Watergate Scandal, dies.
- In 1996, ESPN SportsCaster Tom Mees dies.
Look for more current news tomorrow and more historical events next week.
Here is today’s Daily Run Down.
- A Chicago area man has been charged with a Taliban weapons deal.
- The Oil Companies are patent-trolling BioFuel patents.
- The Oak Brook police force has fired Stephen Peterson, the son of Drew Peterson.
- There is a Report that one employer has demanded the Facebook login of an applicant.
- German researchers have taken a mind-controlled car for a spin.
- Experts are warning the U.S. that they must take space storm threats seriously.
- The U.S. Airforce has raised concerns over LightSquared’s LTE Networking messing with GPS.
- Chicago Cardinals RunningBack Ollie Matson has died at the age of 80.
- China’s Huawei Industries is hoping to win a bid to put Cell Phone coverage in London’s Underground by the Olympics of 2012.
- Amazon’s App Store will allow users to buy Apps without a device.
- in 1547, Edward VI of England is crowned King of England.
- In 1792, The United States Postal Service is founded.
- In 1893, Elizabeth Holloway Marston, American Psychologist, was born.
- In 1895, Abolitionist writer Frederick Douglass dies at the age of 78.
- In 1902, Famed Photographer Ansel Adams was born.
- In 1931, The U.S. Congress approves the San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge.
- In 1933, The 21st Amendment repealing Prohibition is proposed.
- In 1962, John Glenn Becomes the first person to orbit the Earth.
- In 1966, United States Admiral Chester Nimitz dies at the age of 81.
- In 1972, Walter Winchell, the inventor of the Gossip Column dies at the age of 74 .
- In 1993, Ferruccio Lamborghini, the Italian Automaker, dies at the age of 76.
- In 1994, Actor Burt Lancaster dies at the age of 80.
- In 2005, Actress Sandra Dee dies at the age of 62.
- In 2005, Author Hunter S. Thompson dies.
Look for more stories tomorrow. If an important story has been missed please leave it in the comments.