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Daily Run Down: 02/10/2013: Historical Edition

Here is today’s Historical Daily Run Down.

  • In 1355, The St. Scholastica’s Day Riot occurs in Oxford, England.
  • In 1567, Lord Darnley, husband of Mary, Queen of Scots is found strangled.
  • In 1609 English Poet John Sucking is born.
  • In 1783, Russian Painter Fyodor Petrovich Tolstoy is born.
  • In 1829, Pope Leo XII dies.
  • In 1840, Queen Victoria marries Prince Albert.
  • In 1861, Jefferson Dais is notified via telegraph that he’s been chosen as provisional President of the Confederate States of America.
  • In 1870, The YWCA is founded in New York City.
  • In 1923, Texas Tech University is founded in Lubbock, Texas.
  • In 1940, The Soviet Union begins deporting Polish citizens to Siberia.
  • In 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower warns against United States intervention in Vietnam.
  • In 1957, American Author Laura Ingalls Wilder dies.
  • In 1967, The 25th Amendment of the Constitution is ratified.
  • In 1996, The IBM Super Computer Deep Blue defeats Garry Kasparov in chess for the first time.
  • In 2000, Actor Jim Varney dies.
  • In 2005, American Playwright Arthur Miller dies.
 

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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.

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Daily Run Down: 11/25/2012: Historical Edition

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Here is today’s Historical Daily Run Down.

  • In 1120, The White Ship sinks in the English Channel.
  • In 1120, William Adelin, son of Henry I of England dies.
  • In 1491, The Siege of Granada begins.
  • In 1667, A Deadly Earthquake strikes Shemakha and kills 80,000 people.
  • In 1703, The Great Storm of 1703 occurs in southern Britain.
  • In 1783, The last British troops leave New York City.
  • In 1835, American Industrialist and Philanthropist Andrew Carnegie is born.
  • In 1844, German engineer and inventor Karl Benz is born.
  • In 1874, The United States Greenback Party is established.
  • In 1914, American baseball legend Joe DiMaggio is born.
  • In 1920, American automobile Manufacturer Gaston Chevrolet dies.
  • In 1944, American Baseball Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis dies.
  • In 1947, The Hollywood Ten are blacklisted.
  • In 1960, The Mirabal Sisters are assassinated.
  • In 1968, American writer Upton Sinclair dies.
  • In 1987, American Politician Harold Washington dies.

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Daily Run Down: 10/21/2012: Historical Edition

Here is today’s Historical Daily Run Down.

  • In 1096, The Turkish army annihilates the People’s Army.
  • In 1209, Otto IV is crowned emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.
  • In 1512, Martin Luther joins the theological faculty of the University of Wittenberg.
  • In 1520, Ferdinand Megellan discovers.
  • In 1660, German Scientist Georg Ernst Stahl is born.
  • In 1805, Royal Navy Admiral Horatio Nelson dies.
  • In 1824, Joseph Aspdin patents Portland Cement.
  • In 1833, Swedish Inventor Alfred Nobel is born.
  • In 1854, Florence Nightingale and a staff of 38 nurses are sent to the Crimean War.
  • In 1892, Opening Ceremonies for the World’s Expo are held in Chicago.
  • In 1911, American artist and illustrator Mary Blair is born.
  • In 1921, President Warren G. Harding gives a speech against lynching in the south.
  • In 1945, Women are allowed to vote for the first time in France.
  • In 1950, American Astronaut Ronald McNair is born.
  • In 1956, Actress Carrie Fisher was born.
  • In 1959, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, in New York City, is opened to the public.
  • In 1967, More than 100,000 war protesters gather in Washington, D.C..
  • In 1969, American Novelist Jack Kerouac dies.
  • In 1977, The European Patent Institute is founded.
  • In 1980, Australian Psychologist Hans Asperger dies.

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Daily Run Down: 09/23/2012: Historical Edition

Here is today’s Historical Daily Run Down.

  • In 79, Pope Linus dies.
  • In 1338, The Battle of Arnemuiden begins.
  • In 1642, The First commencement exercises commence at Harvard College.
  • In 1771, Emperor Kokaku of Japan is born.
  • In 1779, John Paul Jones wins the Battle of Flamborough Head.
  • In 1780, Benedict Arnold’s plot is discovered.
  • In 1806, Lewis and Clark return to St. Louis.
  • In 1845, The Knickerbockers Baseball Club is founded.
  • In 1861, German inventor and industrialist Robert Bosch is born.
  • In 1867, American Conspirator Michael O’Laughlen dies.
  • In 1889, Nintendo Koppai is founded.
  • In 1899, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Tom C. Clark is born.
  • In 1908, The University of Alberta is founded.
  • In 1909. The Phantom of the Opera is first published.
  • In 1920, American Actor Mickey Rooney was born.
  • In 1930, American musician Ray Charles is born.
  • In 1939, Austrian Psychiatrist Sigmund Freud dies.
  • In 1941, The first gas chamber experiments at Auschwitz occur.
  • In 1952, Richard M. Nixon makes is “Checkers Speech”.
  • In 1962, The Lincoln Center for Performing Arts opens in New York City.
  • In 1988, Jose Canseco becomes the First member of the 40-40 Club..
  • In 1999, NASA announces that it has lost contact with the Mars Climate Orbiter.

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