Daily Run Down

Daily Run Down: 05/19/2013: Historical Edition

Here is today’s Historical Daily Run Down.

  • In 988, Dunstan, Archbishop of Canterbury, dies.
  • In 1536, Anne Boleyn, Second wife of Henry VIII is beheaded.
  • In 1586, Queen Elizabeth I orders the arrest of Mary, Queen of Scots.
  • In 1749, King George II of Great Britain grants a charter to the Ohio Company for land around the forks of the Ohio River.
  • In 1773, Arthur Aikin, English mineralogist, is born.
  • In 1795, American statesman, and signer of the Declaration of Independence, Josiah Bartlett, dies.
  • In 1828, President John Quincy Adams signs the Tariff of 1828 into law..
  • In 1890, Vietnamese leader Ho Chi Minh is born.
  • In 1897, Oscar Wilde is released from Reading Gaol Prison.
  • In 1921, The U.S. Congress passes the Emergency Quota Act.
  • In 1925, American civil rights leader Malcolm X is born.
  • In 1939, American Astronaut Dick Scobee is born.
  • In 1961, Venera 1 becomes the first man-made object to fly-by another planet.
  • In 1971, American Poet Ogden Nash dies.
  • In 1991, Croatians vote for independence.

Look for more current news later and another historical daily run down, next week.

There are 15 stories this week.

Daily Run Down

Daily Run Down 10/07/2012

Here is today’s Daily Run Down.

Big News

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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?


Total Number of stories: 114

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Daily Run Down

Daily Run Down 05/06/2012: Historical Edition

Here is today’s Historical Daily Run Down.

  1. In 1527, Spanish and German troops sack Rome killing 147 Swiss Guards.
  2. In 1536, King Henry VIII orders English language bibles to be placed in every church.
  3. In 1659, The British Army removes Richard Cromwell as Lord Protector.
  4. In 1757, English Poet Christopher Smart is admitted to St. Luke’s Hospital for Lunatics in London.
  5. In 1816, The American Bible Society is founded in New York City.
  6. In 1835, James Gordon Bennett, Sr. publishesthe first issue of the New York Herald.
  7. In 1840, The Penny Black postage stamp becomes valid for the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
  8. In 1844, The Glaciarium, the first mechanical skating ring, opens.
  9. In 1856, Austrian Psychiatrist Sigmund Freud is born.
  10. In 1862, American Author and philosopher Henry David Thoreau dies.
  11. In 1877, Chief Crazy Horse surrenders to United States troops in Nebraska.
  12. In 1890, The Eiffel Tower is officially opened to the public.
  13. In 1910, King Edward VII of the United Kingdom dies.
  14. In 1910, George V becomes king of the United Kingdom.
  15. In 1915, American film director Orson Welles is born.
  16. In 1919, American writer L. Frank Baum, author of the Wizard of Oz, dies.
  17. In 1931, American Baseball player Willie Mays was born.
  18. In 1935, Executive Order 7034 creates the Works Progress Administration.
  19. In 1937, The German Zeppelin Hindenburg catches fire and becomes known as the Hindenburg Disaster.
  20. In 1937, American Boxer, and main subject of Bob Dylan’s song ‘Hurricane’, Rubin Carter was born.
  21. In 1940, John Steinbeck is awarded the Pulitzer Prize for The Grapes of Wrath.
  22. In 1954, Roger Bannister becomes first person to run a mile in under four minutes.
  23. In 1983, The Hitler diaries are revealed as a hoax.
  24. In 1992, German Actress Marlene Dietrich dies.
  25. In 1994, Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and French President Francois Mitterrand officiate the opening of the Chunnel Tunnel.
  26. In 1998, Kerry Wood strikes out 20 Houston Astros players to tie the record.
  27. In 2001, Pope John Paul II becomes the first Pope to enter into a Mosque.
  28. In 2006, Lillian Asplund, the last American survivor of the RMS Titantic disaster, dies.
  29. Look for more current news tomorrow and another historical Daily Run Down next week.

    There are 28 stories this week.

Daily Run Down

Daily Run Down 05/04/2012

Here is today’s Daily Run Down.

Total Number of stories: 277

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Daily Run Down 05/15/2011

Here is today’s Daily Run Down.

Curren News

  • An International Trade commission Judge has ruled against Apple in a case regarding camera patents.
  • Trees may grow 500KM more north by 2100.
  • A Court has ruled that Chicago must hire 111 Black Firefighters.
  • Some Senators believe that merely linking to a certain website should be a felony.
  • A Japanese satellite has been declared dead after three weeks of no contact.
  • Full Moons make scorpions glow in the dark.
  • A Comet chose to dive-bomb the Sun during a solar eruption.

Historical News:

  • In 1252, Pope Innocent IV issues his Ad extirpanda to limit torture during the Medieval Inquisition.
  • In 1536, Anne Boleyn, Queen of England, is condemned in a trial on charges of treason, adultery and incest.
  • In 1602, Bartholomew Gosnold becomes the first European to see Cape Cod.
  • In 1718, James Puckle creates the world’s first machine gun.
  • In 1740, Ephraim Chambers, British Encyclopedist dies.
  • In 1800, King George III of England survives an assassination attempt.
  • In 1836, Francis Baily observes Bailys Beads during a Solar Eclipse.
  • In 1857, Williaminia Fleming, British Astronomer, is born.
  • In 1859, Pierre Curie, Frnech scientist, is born.
  • In 1862, President Abraham Lincoln creates the Department of Agriculture.
  • In 1869, The National Suffrage Association is established.
  • In 1886, Americna Poet Emily Dickinson dies.
  • In 1902, Chicago’s Famous Mayor, Richard J. Daley is born.
  • In 1911, Herta Oberheuser, Nazi Physician at Ravensbruck concentration camp, is born.
  • In 1928, Mickey Mouse makes his maiden manifestation in Plane Crazy.
  • In 1932, in an Attempted Coup d’etat Japanese Prime Minister Inukai Tsuyoshi is killed.
  • In 1935, The Moscow Metro is opened.
  • In 1940, McDonald’s opens its first restaurant in California.
  • In 1943, Joseph Stalin dissolves the Comintern.
  • In 1958, The Soviet Union launches Sputnik 3.
  • In 1960, The Soviet Union launches Sputnik 4.
  • In 1972, Okinawa is returned to Japan.
  • In 2003, June Carter Cash, wife of Johnny Cash, dies.

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