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Daily Run Down: 05/26/2013: Historical Edition

Here is today’s Historical Daily Run Down.

  • In 17, Germanicus returns to Rome as a hero.
  • In 604, Benedictine Monk, Augustine of Canterbury, dies.
  • In 946, King Edmund I of England is killed by a their while celebrating St. Augustine’s Mass day.
  • In 1293, An earthquake strikes Kamakuru, Kanagawa Japan, killing 30,000.
  • In 1478, Pope Clement VII is born.
  • In 1647, Alse Young is hanged and is the first person to be executed as a witch in the British American Colonies.
  • In 1783, A Great Jubilee Day is held to celebrate the end of fighting in the American Revolution.
  • In 1830, The Indian Removal Act is passed by the U.S. Congress.
  • In 1883, Irish Astronomer Edward Sabine dies.
  • In 1886, American comedian Al Jolson is born.
  • In 1896, Nicholas II becomes Tsar of Russia.
  • In 1896, Charles Dow publishes the first edition of the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
  • In 1906, The Vauxhall Bridge is opened in London.
  • In 1907, American actor John Wayne is born.
  • In 1943, Charles Horace Mayo, co-founder of the Mayo Clinic, dies.
  • In 1943, American businessman Edsel Ford dies.
  • In 1962, American actor Bobcat Goldthwait was born.
  • In 1972, The United States and the Soviet Union sign the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.
  • In 1998, The United States Supreme Court rules that Ellis Island is mainly in the state of New Jersey.

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

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Daily Run Down 05/08/2013: Evening Edition

Here is this evening’s Daily Run Down.


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Daily Run Down: 12/09/2012: Historical Edition

  • In 1425, The Catholic University of Leuven is founded.
  • In 1565, Pope Pius IV dies.
  • In 1571, Dutch Mathematician and astronomer Metius is born.
  • In 1608, English Poet John Milton is born.
  • In 1674, English Statesman Edward Hyde dies.
  • In 1748, French chemist Claude Louis Berthollet is born.
  • In 1787, English Architect John Dobson is born.
  • In 1793, New York City’s first daily newspaper, The American Minerva, is established.
  • In 1835, The Texian Army captures San Antonio.
  • In 1851, The YMCA is established in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
  • In 1875, THe Massachusetts Rifle Association is established.
  • In 1905, France Passes its secularity law.
  • In 1906, American computer scientist Grace Hopper is born.
  • In 1911, 84 Miners are killed near Briceville, Tennessee.
  • In 1916, American Actor Kirk Douglas was born.
  • In 1919, William Lipscomb, American Chemist, was born.
  • In 1922, Gabriel Narutowicz is announced first President of Poland.
  • In 1922, American comedian Redd Foxx is born.
  • In 1934, English Actress Dame Judy Dench was born.
  • In 1953, General Electric announces that all Communist employees will be dismissed.
  • In 1962, The Petrified Forest National Park is established in Arizona.
  • In 1966, Barbados joins the United Nations.
  • In 1971, United Arab of Emirates joins the United Nations.
  • In 1995, American aviator Douglas Corrigan dies.
  • In 2000, The US Supreme Court stays the Florida Recount.
  • In 2008, Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich (Blago / Gov. Rod), is arrested.

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

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Daily Run Down: 11/18/2012: Historical Edition

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Here is today’s Historical Daily Run Down.

  • In 326, The old St. Peter’s Basillica is consecrated.
  • In 401, The Visigoths cross the Alps into Northern Italy.
  • In 1307, William Tell shoots an apple off of his son’s head.
  • In 1493, Christopher Columbus first sights.
  • In 1626, St. Peter’s Basillica is consecrated.
  • In 1730, Frederick II is pardoned and released from his confinement.
  • In 1756, English Author Thomas Burgess is born.
  • In 1787, French Inventor and photographer Louis-Jacques Daguerre is born.
  • In 1839, German physicist August Kundt is born.
  • In 1865, Mark Twain’s story The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County is published in the New York Saturday Press.
  • In 1916, The First Battle of the Somme calls off the Battle.
  • In 1922, French novelist Marcel Proust dies.
  • In 1923, American astronaut Alan Shepard is born.
  • In 1938, John L. Lewis is elected the first president of the Congress of Industrial Organizations.
  • In 1961, President John F. Kennedy orders 18,000 military advisors into South Vietnam.
  • In 1962, Danish Physicist Niels Bohr dies.
  • In 1963, The first Push-button telephone goes into service.
  • In 1969, American businessman Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. dies.
  • In 1978, Jim Jones leads his people in a mass murder-suicide in Jonestown.
  • In 1987, 31 People die in a fire at King’s Cross Station in London.
  • In 2010, British Astronomer Brian G. Madsen dies.

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

There are 21 stories this week.