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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.

There are 20 stories this week.

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Daily Run Down: 12/16/2012: Historical Edition

Boston Tea Party

Here is today’s Historical Daily Run Down.

  • In 714, Frankish Noble Pippin of Herstal dies.
  • In 1431, Henry VI of England is crowned King of France.
  • In 1485, Catherine of Aragon is born.
  • In 1497, Vasco da Gama rounds the Cape of Good Hope.
  • In 1575, The Valdivia earthquake strikes.
  • In 1687, English scientist William Petty dies.
  • In 1707, The Last recorded eruption of Mount Fuji occurs.
  • In 1773, The Boston Tea Party occurs.
  • In 1775, Author Jane Austen is born.
  • In 1776, German physicist Johann Wilhelm Ritter is born.
  • In 1790, King Leopold I of Belgium is born.
  • In 1812, Four Earthquakes strike New Madrid, Missouri.
  • In 1850, The first of the Canterbury Pilgrims land in Lyttelton, New Zealand.
  • In 1859, German folklorist Wilhelm Grimm dies.
  • In 1905, Danish mathematician Piet Hein is born.
  • In 1907, The Great White Fleet begins circumnavigating the world.
  • In 1917, English author Sir Arthur C. Clarke is born.
  • In 1920, The Haiyuan earthquake strikes the Gansu province in China.
  • In 1928, American writer Philip K. Dick is born.
  • In 1937, Theodore Cole and Ralph Roe escape Alcatraz.
  • In 1938, Adolf Hitler institutes the Cross of Honor of the German Mother.
  • In 1945, Italian Inventor Giovanni Agnelli, founder of Fiat, dies.
  • In 1946, Thailand joins the United Nations.
  • In 1965, English Writer W. Somerset Maugham dies.
  • In 1972, Henry Kissinger announces that North Vietnam has left the peace negotiations.
  • In 1985, John Gotti assumes leadership of the Gambino Family.
  • In 1997, Lillian Disney, wife of Walt Disney, dies.
  • In 2003, President George W. Bush signs the CAN-SPAM Act.
  • In 2005, American Actor John Spencer dies from a heart attack.
  • In 2007, American Songwriter Dan Fogelberg dies.
  • In 2009, American Film Industry Executive Roy E. Disney dies.
  • In 2010, American World War II Solider and Medal of Honor Recipient Melvin E. Biddle dies.

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

There are 32 stories this week.

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Daily Run Down 10/16/2012

Here is today’s Daily Run Down.

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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?


Total Number of stories: 242

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Daily Run Down: Historical Edition: 07/15/2012

Here is today’s Historical Daily Run Down.

  • In 1149, The reconstructed Church of the Holy Sepulchre is consecrated in Jerusalem.
  • In 1207, King John of England expels Canterbury monks for supporting Archbishop Stephen Langton.
  • In 1291, Rudolph I of Germany, king of the Romans, dies.
  • In 1353, Russian prince Vladimir the Bold is born.
  • In 1381, John Ball, a leader in the Peasant’s Revolt, is hanged, drawn and quartered in the presence of King Richard II of England.
  • In 1521, Spanish Explorer Juan Ponce de Leon dies.
  • In 1606, Dutch painter Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn is born.
  • In 1741, Alexei Chirikov sights land in Southeast Alaska, sends men in ashore in a longboat, making them the first Europeans to visit Alaska.
  • In 1799, The Rosetta Stone is found in the Egyptian village of Rosetta..
  • In 1823, A fire destroys the ancient Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls, in Rome.
  • In 1870, Georgia becomes the last Confederate state to be readmitted to the Union.
  • In 1888, Mount Bandai, in the Fukushima Prefecture of Japan, erupts killing approximately 500 people.
  • In 1904, Russian writer Anton Chekhov dies.
  • In 1906, Rudolf Uhlenhaut, German Automotive engineer for Mercedes Benz is born.
  • In 1910, Emil Kraepelin names Alzheimer’s Disease, after his colleague Alois Alzheimer.
  • In 1911, English Explorer Edward Shackleton is born.
  • In 1916, In Seattle, Washington, William Boeing and George Conrad Westervelt incorporate Pacific Aero Products (Boeing).
  • In 1918, Canadian Physicist, and Nobel Laureate, Bertram Brockhouse is born.
  • In 1919, German SS Lieutenant Fritz Langanke is born.
  • In 1919, German chemist and Nobel laureate Hermann Emil Fischer dies.
  • In 1931, American novelist Clive Cussler was born.
  • In 1948, U.S. General John J. Pershing dies.
  • In 1951, American politician Jesse Ventura was born.
  • In 1954, American Journalist Jeff Jarvis was born.
  • In 1954, The first flight of the Boeing 367-80 occurs.
  • In 1958, Julia Lennon, mother of John Lennon, dies.
  • In 1959, The Steel Strike begins, leading to the significant importation of foreign steel, to the United States, for the first time.
  • In 1985, The Nintendo Entertainment System begins selling in Japan.
  • In 1997, Andrew Phillip Cunanan kills Gianni Versace outside his home.
  • In 2003, AOL Time Warner disbands the Netscape Navigator Corporation, establishing the Mozilla foundation on the same day.

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

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Daily Run Down 06/25/2012

Here is today’s Daily Run Down.

Total Number of stories: 87

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