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Daily Run Down: 04/08/2012 Historical Edition

Here is today’s Daily Run Down: Historical Editon.

  • In 217, Roman Emperor Caracalla dies.
  • In 1093, The new Winchester Castle is dedicated.
  • In 1641, Henry Sydney, 1st Earl of Romney, is born.
  • In 1692, Italian Composer Giuseppe Tartini is born.
  • In 1704, 1st Earl of Romney, Henry Sydney, dies.
  • In 1730, Shearith Israel, the first Synagogue in New York City is dedicated.
  • In 1820, The Venus de Milo, is discovered on the Aegean Island of Melos.
  • In 1842, Elizabeth Bacon Custer, wife of George Custer is born.
  • In 1861, American Elevator builder Elisha Otis dies.
  • In 1886, William Ewart Gladstone introduces the first Irish Home Rule Bill.
  • In 1895, The US Supreme Court declares that unapportioned income tax is unconstitutional.
  • In 1904, Longacre Square in Midtown Manhattan is renamed Times Square.
  • In 1906, Augeste Deter, the first person diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, dies.
  • In 1908, Harvard University votes to establish the Harvard Business School.
  • In 1913, The 17th Amendment to the United States Constitution becomes law.
  • In 1918, Former First Lady of the United States, Betty Ford is born.
  • In 1946, The Last Meeting of the League of Nations is held.
  • In 1959, A Team of Manufacturers, users, and University people meet to discuss a new programming language, COBOL.
  • In 1973, Spanish Artist and Sculptor Pablo Picasso dies.
  • In 1974, Hank Aaron surpasses Babe Ruth’s home run record.
  • In 1981, U.S. General Omar Bradley dies.
  • In 1992, Arthur Ashe announces he has AIDS after a blood transfusion.
  • In 2005, Over Four Million people attend the funeral of Pope John Paul II.
  • In 2010, Irish-Born World War II Veteran Jack Agnew dies.

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Daily Run Down 10/27/2011

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Daily Run Down 08/28/2011: Historical Edition

Here is today’s Historical Daily Run Down.

  • In 1189, Crusaders begin the Siege of Acre.
  • In 1349, 6,000 Jewish People are killed in Mainz, Germany after being accused of causing the Plague.
  • In 1521, The Ottoman Turks occupy Belgrade.
  • In 1609, Henry Hudson discovers Delaware Bay.
  • In 1619, Ferdinand II is elected Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.
  • In 1667, Louise of Mecklenburg-Gustrow is born.
  • In 1789, William Herschel discovers a new moon of Saturn.
  • In 1818, Jean Baptiste Point du Sable, founder of Chicago, dies.
  • In 1845, The first issue of Scientific American is published.
  • In 1867, The United States takes possession Midway Atoll.
  • In 1898, Caleb Bradham renames his carbonated soft drink “Pepsi Cola”.
  • In 1913, Jack Dreyfus, American Financial Expert, is born.
  • In 1917, Comic Artist Jack Kirby is born.
  • In 1937, Toyota Motors becomes an independent company.
  • In 1957, Senator Strom Thurman begins a 24 hour and 18 minute filibuster against the Civil Rights Act of 1957.
  • In 1964, The Philadelphia Race Riots begin.
  • In 1968, The Riots agains the Democratic National Convention begin.
  • In 1990. The Plainfield, Illinois F5 Tornado occurs, killing 28 people.
  • In 1991, Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as secretary of the Soviet Communist Party.
  • In 2005, Hurricane Katrina begins making landfall in Louisiana and Mississippi.
  • In 2009, Adam Goldstein, known as DJ AM, dies due to a drug overdose.

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Daily Run Down 06/15/2011

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Daily Run Down 05/25/2011

Here is today’s Daily Run Down.

  • Tivo has added Hulu Plus to the Tivo Premiere.
  • There were a bunch of new species found in 2010.
  • Egypt has opened 7 new tombs to tourists.
  • Amazon looks to be entering into the traditional publishing market.
  • An Erupting volcano has been photographed from Space.
  • OSHA has cited a military health center for safety violations,.
  • The US Supreme Court has ordered California to release 38,000 prisoners.
  • New research shows that turtles follow the Sun before they have muscles.
  • T-mobile has ditched unlimited data and announced family data plans.
  • Twitter has acquired Tweetdeck for just over $40 million.
  • Kobo has announced a new touch-screen e-reader.
  • The Tornado that struck Joplin, Missouri grew with rare speed.
  • The world’s oldest panda has died at the age of 34.
  • Vuvuzelas may spread disease.
  • A bug in Hotmail allowed hackers to steal email without warning.
  • T-Mobile has upgraded their 4G speeds in 55 Markets.
  • Cisco is being sued for colluding on the Chinese Crackdown.

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