Daily Run Down 06/30/2013: Historical Edition

Here is today’s Historical Daily Run Down.

  • In 1422, The Battle of Arbedo begins.
  • In 1470, Charles VIII of France is born.
  • In 1559, King Henry II of France is mortally wounded in a jousting battle.
  • In 1685, English writer John Gay is born.
  • In 1794, Native Americans, under Blue Jacket, attack Fort Recovery.
  • In 1805, The United States Congress organizes the Michigan Territory.
  • In 1860, An evolutionary debate occurs at Oxford.
  • In 1882, Charles J. Guiteau is hanged.
  • In 1905, Albert Einstein publishes a paper introducing Special Relativity.
  • In 1906, The United States Congress passes the Meat Inspection Act.
  • In 1934, The Night of the Long Knives event occurs.
  • In 1934, German Nazi Officer Karl Ernst dies.
  • In 1947, American businessman Barry Bremen is born.
  • In 1953, The first Chevy Corvette rolls off the assembly line in Flint, Michigan.
  • In 1960, Congro gains independence from Belgium.
  • In 1971, Soviet Astronaut Vladislav Volkov dies.
  • In 1972, The first leap second is added to the UTC time system.
  • In 1987, The Royal Canadian Mint issues the $1 coin, known as a Loonie.
  • In 1997, The United Kingdom transfers sovereignty over Hong Kong to the China.
  • In 2011, American businessman Barry Bremen dies.

Look for more current news later today and another Historical Daily Run Down next week.

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Daily Run Down: 03/24/2013: Historical Edition

Here is today’s Historical Daily Run Down.

  • In 1603, Queen Elizabeth I of England dies.
  • In 1693, British clockmaker John Harrison is born.
  • In 1776, British clockmaker John Harrison dies.
  • In 1829, The United Kingdom Parliament passes the Roman Catholic Relief Act of 1829.
  • In 1837, Canada gives African Canadian men voting rights.
  • In 1855, American financier Andrew Mellon is born.
  • In 1874, Magician Harry Houdini is born.
  • In 1878, The British frigate HMS Eurydice sinks.
  • In 1882, Robert Koch announces the discovery of mycobacterium tuberculosis.
  • In 1905, French Author Jules Verne dies.
  • In 1911, American cartoonist Joseph Barbera is born.
  • In 1923, Greece becomes republic.
  • In 1930, Actor Steve McQueen, is born.
  • In 1944, 76 Prisoners escape Stalag Luft III.
  • In 1972, The United Kingdom imposes direct rule over Northern Ireland.
  • In 1998, The Exxon Valdez runs aground spilling 240,000 barrels.

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Daily Run Down: 03/03/2013: Historical Edition

Here is today’s Historical Daily Run Down.

  • In 1585, The Olympic Theatre is inaugurated in Vincenza.
  • In 1706, German composer, Johann Pachelbel, dies.
  • In 1756, William Godwin, English Writer, is born.
  • In 1820, The U.S. Congress passes the Missouri Compromise.
  • In 1831, American Inventor George Pullman is born.
  • In 1836, Texas celebrates Texas Independence Day.
  • In 1845, Florida is admitted as the 27th U.S. State.
  • In 1847, Scottish-American inventor Alexander Graham Bell is born.
  • In 1873, The U.S. Congress enacts the ‘Cornstock Law’.
  • In 1875, THe first ever organized indoor game of ice hockey is played in Montreal, Canada.
  • In 1882, Italian Criminal Charles Ponzi is born.
  • In 1885, The American Telephone & Telegraph Company (AT&T) is incorporated in New York.
  • In 1910, J.D. Rockefeller Jr. announces that he will devote all of his time to philanthropy.
  • In 1915, The NACA, the precursor to the NASA, is founded.
  • In 1923, TIME magazine is published for the first time.
  • In 1931, The United States adopts The Star-Spangled Banner as its national anthem.
  • In 1938, Oil is discovered in Saudi Arabia.
  • In 1943, 173 People are killed while trying to enter the Bethnal Green tube station in London, England.
  • In 1959, American Radio Host Ira Glass was born.
  • In 1959, American actor and comedian Lou Costello dies.
  • In 1969, NASA launches Apollo 9.
  • In 1982, American Actress Jessica Biel was born.
  • In 1991, An amateur video captures the beating of Rodney King.

Look for more current news later and another Historical Daily Run Down next week.

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Daily Run Down 09/30/2012: Historical Edition.

Here is today’s Historical Daily Run Down.

  • In 954, King Louis IV of France dies.
  • In 1227, Pop Nicholas IV is born
  • In 1399, Henry IV is proclaimed King of England.
  • In 1791, The first performance of The Magic Flute by Mozart occurs.
  • In 1813, Scottish Explorer John Rae is born.
  • In 1832, Anna Maria Reeves Jarvis, American Labor Activist is born.
  • In 1860, The first tram service in Britain begins.
  • In 1861, American Industrialist William Wrigley, Jr, is born.
  • In 1882, German physicist Hans Geiger is born.
  • In 1888, Jack the Ripper kills his 3rd and 4th victims.
  • In 1895, Madagascar becomes a French Protectorate.
  • In 1913, German Inventor Rudolph Diesel dies.
  • In 1918, American World War II Veteran, Lewis Nixon, is born.
  • In 1927, Babe Ruth becomes first player hit 60 home runs in a season.
  • In 1928, Romanian Holocaust Survivor and Nobel Laureate, Elie Wiesel was born.
  • In 1935, The Hoover Dam is dedicated.
  • In 1943, Franz Oppenheimer, German Sociologist, dies.
  • In 1947, The World Series is televised for the first time.
  • In 1949, The Berlin Airlift ends.
  • In 1962, James Meredith enters the University of Mississippi, defying segregation.
  • In 1968, THe Boeing 747 is rolled out for the first time.
  • In 1972, Roberto Clemente records his 3,000th and final hit of his career.
  • In 1980, The Ethernet specifications are published by Xerox.
  • In 1980, Swiss Tennis player Martina Hingis was born.
  • In 1981, American gymnast Dominique Moceanu was born.
  • In 1982, American Actress Lacey Chabert was born.
  • In 1982, Cyanide-laced Tylenol kills six people in Chicagoland
  • In 1994, The Aldwych tube station of the London Underground closes after eighty-eight years of service.

Look for more current news tomorrow and another Historical Daily Run Down next week.

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Daily Run Down 07/22/2012: Historical Edition

Here is today’s Historical Daily Run Down.

  1. In 1210, Joan of England, Queen of Scots, is born.
  2. In 1298, King Edward I of England defeats William Wallace at the Battle of Falkirk.
  3. In 1461, Charles VII of France dies.
  4. In 1499, The Swiss defeat the Imperial Army of Emperor Maximilian I in the Battle of Dornach.
  5. In 1686, Albany New York is formally chartered by Governor Thomas Dongan.
  6. In 1793, Alexander Mackenzie reaches the Pacific Ocean, becoming the first Euro-American to complete a transcontinental trek across Canada.
  7. In 1796, Surveyors name an area of Ohio, ‘Cleveland’, after General Moses Cleaveland.
  8. In 1882, American Painter Edward Hopper is born.
  9. In 1916, A bomb explodes on Market Street in San Francisco, California during a Preparedness Day parade.
  10. In 1934, Public Enemy Number 1, John Dillenger, is shot outside of the Biograph Theater in Chicago.
  11. In 1942, The systematic deportation of Jews from the Warsaw Ghetto begins.
  12. In 1947, Singer Don Henley was born.
  13. In 1967, American Poet, Carl Sandburg dies.
  14. In 1993, Levees near Kaskaskia, Illinois rupture forcing the entire town to evacuate.
  15. Look for more current news tomorrow and another historical daily run down next week.

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