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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.
 

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There are 15 stories this week.

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Daily Run Down: 05/12/2013: Historical Edition

Here is today’s Historical Daily Run Down.

  • In 1191, Richard I of England marries Berengaria of Navarre.
  • In 1469, Gustav I of Sweden is born.
  • In 1670, Augustus II the Strong is born.
  • In 1689, William III of England joins the League of Augsburg.
  • In 1860, English Architect Charley Barry is born.
  • In 1870, The Manitoba Act is given Royal Assent.
  • In 1889, English businessman John Cadbury dies.
  • In 1925, American baseball player Yogi Berra was born.
  • In 1932, Charles Lindbergh, Jr. is found dead after his abduction.
  • In 1935, The first meeting between the founders of Alcoholics Anonymous occurs.
  • In 1937, American author, actor and Comedic Genius George Carlin is born.
  • In 1942, 1500 Jews are sent to gas chambers in Auschwitz.
  • In 1949, The Soviet Union lifts its blockade of Berlin.
  • In 1965, Soviet Spacecraft Luna 5 crashes on the Moon.
  • In 1968, American skateboarder Tony Hawk was born.
  • In 1992, Actor Robert Reed dies.
  • In 2002, U.S. President Jimmy Carter arrives in Cuba for a five-day visit with Fidel Castro.
  • In 2008, An earthquake strikes in Sichuan, China, killing over 69,000 people.
 

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There are 18 stories this week.

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Daily Run Down: 08/12/2012: Historical Edition

Here is this week’s Historical Daily Run Down.

  1. In 30 BC, Cleopatra, last ruler of the Egyptian Ptolemaic Dynasty, commits suicide by ASP bite.
  2. In 1323, Sweden and Novgorod sign the Treaty of Nöteborg.
  3. In 1624, King Louis XIII of France is arrested.
  4. In 1629, Tsar Alexei I of Russia is born.
  5. In 1762, King George IV of the United Kingdom is born.
  6. In 1827, English Poet and Artist William Blake dies.
  7. In 1833, The Last quagga dies at the Artis Magistra zoo in Amsterdam.
  8. In 1851, Isaac Singer is granted a patent for his sewing machine.
  9. In 1860, Austrian Klara Hitler, mother of dictator Adolf Hitler, is born.
  10. In 1861, American Inventor Eliphalet Remington dies.
  11. In 1866, Sir Keith Murdoch, Australian Journalist and newspaper owner, is born.
  12. In 1877, Asaph Hall discovers the Martian Moon of Deimos.
  13. In 1889, American writer Zerna Sharp is born.
  14. In 1898, The Hawaiian Flag is lowered and replaced with the Flag of the United States.
  15. In 1914, The United Kingdom declares war on Austria-Hungary.
  16. In 1918, British Aviator Guy Gibson is born.
  17. In 1925, Norris and Ross McWhirter, co-founders of the Guinness Book of Records are born.
  18. In 1932, Charlie O’Donnell, American game show announcer, is born.
  19. In 1937, American writer Walter Dean Myers was born.
  20. In 1939, TV and Radio Broadcaster Skip Caray is born.
  21. In 1944, Waffen SS troops massacre 560 people at Sant’Anna di Stazzema.
  22. In 1944, Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr, brother of John F. Kennedy dies.
  23. In 1960, NASA’s first successful communication satellite, Echo 1A is launched.
  24. In 1963, American Rapper Sir Mix-a-lot was born.
  25. In 1981, The IBM Personal Computer is released.
  26. In 1985, Japan Airlines Flight 123 crashes into the Osutaka ridge, killing 520, and becoming the worst single-plane air disaster.
  27. In 1989, William Shockley, Inventor of the Transistor, dies.
  28. In 1994, The Major League Baseball players strike which forces the cancellation of the 1994 World Series.
  29. In 2004, Sir Godfrey Hounsfield, inventor of the X-ray, dies.
  30. In 2007, American Television host and game show creator, Merv Griffin, dies.
  31. Look for more current news tomorrow and another historical daily run down next week.

    There are 30 stories this week.

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Daily Run Down 04/10/2012

Here is today’s Daily Run Down.

Total Number of stories: 254

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Daily Run Down: 03/18/2012: Historical Edition

Here is today’s Daily Run Down Historical Edition.

  • In 37, The Roman Senate annuls Tiberius’ will and makes Caligula emperor.
  • In 1229, Frederick II declares himself King of Jerusalem.
  • In 1314, Jacques de Molay, the last Grandmaster of the Templars is burned at the stake.
  • In 1496, Mary Tudor, Daughter of Henry VIII of England is born.
  • In 1584, Tsar Ivan IV of Russia dies.
  • In 1603, British Colonial Magistrate, Simon Bradstreet is born.
  • In 1603, King John IV of Portugal is born.
  • In 1690, Prussian Mathematician Christian Goldbach is born.
  • In 1766, The British Parliament repeals the Stamp Act.
  • In 1782, John C. Calhoun, the 7th Vice President of the United States is born.
  • In 1837, 22nd President of the United States, Grover Cleveland is born.
  • In 1845, American Environmentalist, Johnny Appleseed dies.
  • In 1850, American Express is formed by Henry Wells and William Fargo.
  • In 1858, German Inventor Rudolph Diesel is born.
  • In 1865, The Congress of the Confederate States adjourns for the last time.
  • In 1893, Former Governor General Lord Stanley pledges to donate a silver challenge cup to the best Hockey team in Canada.
  • In 1922, Mohandas Gandhi is sentenced to six years in prison for civil disobedience.
  • In 1925, The Tri-State Tornado hits Missouri, Illinois and Indiana killing 695 people.
  • In 1932, American Author John Updike is born.
  • In 1962, American Television personality, Mike Rowe was born.
  • In 1965, Cosmonaut Aleksei Leonov leaves his space craft for 12 minutes, becoming the first person to walk in space.
  • In 1968, The United States Congress repeals the requirement for a gold reserve to back U.S. Currency.
  • In 1989, A 4,400 year old Mummy is found in Egypt.
  • In 2003, British Sign Language is recognized as an official British Language.
  • In 2003, Computer Pioneer Adam Osborne dies.

There are 25 stories today.

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