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    1897
    Classic vampire novel "Dracula" goes on sale in London
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    The first copies of the classic vampire novel Dracula, by Irish writer Bram Stoker, appear in London bookshops on this day in 1897. A childhood invalid, Stoker grew up to become a football (soccer) star at Trinity College, Dublin. After graduation, he got a job in civil service at Dublin Castle, ... read more »
    AMERICAN REVOLUTION
    1782
    Colonel William Crawford proceeds toward the Ohio »
    ART, LITERATURE, AND FILM HISTORY
    1962
    The British Invasion has an odd beginning with clarinetist Acker Bilk »
    2008
    Celebrated actor, director and producer Sydney Pollack dies »
    CIVIL WAR
    1865
    One of the last Confederate generals surrenders »
    COLD WAR
    1960
    United States charges Soviets with espionage »
    CRIME
    2005
    Murder charges dropped against Marine »
    DISASTER
    1991
    Plane crashes in Thai jungle, killing all onboard »
    GENERAL INTEREST
    1637
    Pequot massacres begin »
    1864
    Montana Territory created »
    1868
    President Johnson acquitted of impeachment charges »
    1896
    Czar Nicholas II crowned ruler of Russia »
    INVENTIONS & SCIENCE
    1927
    Last day of Model T production at Ford »
    PRESIDENTIAL
    1924
    Coolidge signs Immigration Act of 1924 »
    SPORTS
    1959
    Harvey Haddix pitches 12 perfect innings, but Pirates lose »
    VIETNAM WAR
    1965
    Australian troops depart for Vietnam »
    1971
    North Vietnamese seize Snoul, Cambodia »
    WESTWARD EXPANSION
    1907
    Legendary actor John Wayne is born »
    WORLD WAR I
    1914
    Nationalist Gavrilo Princip sets out from Belgrade for Sarajevo »
    WORLD WAR II
    1940
    Britain's Operation Dynamo gets underway as President Roosevelt makes a radio appeal for the Red Cross »
     
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      1939
      Ship carrying 937 Jewish refugees, fleeing Nazi Germany, is turned away in Cuba
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      A boat carrying 937 Jewish refugees fleeing Nazi persecution is turned away from Havana, Cuba, on this day in 1939. Only 28 immigrants are admitted into the country... read more »
      AMERICAN REVOLUTION
      1813
      Thomas Jefferson writes to John Adams »
      ART, LITERATURE, AND FILM HISTORY
      1894
      Hard-boiled mystery writer Dashiell Hammett is born »
      1963
      Dylan's breakthrough album, "The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan," is released »
      2006
      Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt welcome child »
      CIVIL WAR
      1863
      Lincoln's suspension of habeas corpus is challenged »
      COLD WAR
      1972
      SALT agreements signed »
      CRIME
      2005
      Murder suspect spends third day perched on crane »
      DISASTER
      1997
      Tornado levels Texas subdivision »
      GENERAL INTEREST
      1703
      St. Petersburg founded by Peter the Great »
      1905
      The Battle of Tsushima Strait »
      1937
      Golden Gate Bridge opens »
      1994
      Nobel laureate Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn returns to Russia after exile »
      PRESIDENTIAL
      1941
      FDR proclaims an unlimited national emergency in response to Nazi threats »
      SPORTS
      1972
      Mark Donohue sets record at Indy 500 »
      VIETNAM WAR
      1965
      U.S. warships begin bombardment of Viet Cong targets »
      1971
      Sweden announces support to Viet Cong »
      WESTWARD EXPANSION
      1831
      Comanche kill mountain man Jedediah Smith »
      WORLD WAR I
      1918
      Third Battle of the Aisne begins »
      WORLD WAR II
      1940
      British evacuation of Dunkirk turns savage as Germans commit atrocity »
      1943
      U.S. Olympian Louie Zamperini's plane goes down in the Pacific »
      1941
      British navy sinks the German battleship Bismarck »
       
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        1961
        Appeal for Amnesty campaign launches
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        On this day in 1961, the British newspaper The London Observer publishes British lawyer Peter Benenson's article "The Forgotten Prisoners" on its front page, launching the Appeal for Amnesty 1961–a campaign calling for the release of all people imprisoned in various parts of the world because ... read more »
        AMERICAN REVOLUTION
        1754
        Lieutenant Colonel George Washington begins the Seven Years' War »
        ART, LITERATURE, AND FILM HISTORY
        1935
        John Steinbeck publishes "Tortilla Flat" »
        1983
        Irene Cara has a #1 pop hit with the "Flashdance" theme »
        1998
        Comic Phil Hartman killed by wife »
        2014
        Author Maya Angelou dies »
        CIVIL WAR
        1863
        African-American regiment departs for combat »
        COLD WAR
        1987
        19-year-old amateur pilot Mathias Rust lands his plane in Red Square »
        CRIME
        1986
        The decision in a well-known securities fraud case is upheld »
        DISASTER
        1965
        Mine explosion kills hundreds in India »
        GENERAL INTEREST
        1754
        First blood of the French and Indian War »
        1964
        Palestine Liberation Organization is founded »
        1991
        Ethiopian capital falls to rebels, ending 17 years of Marxist rule »
        2010
        Terrorists attack Ahmadiyya mosques in Pakistan »
        INVENTIONS & SCIENCE
        1937
        Volkswagen is founded »
        SPORTS
        1957
        Baseball owners allow Dodgers and Giants to move »
        VIETNAM WAR
        1969
        U.S. troops abandon "Hamburger Hill" »
        WESTWARD EXPANSION
        1902
        Western novel "The Virginian" is published »
        WORLD WAR I
        1918
        U.S. troops score victory at Cantigny »
        WORLD WAR II
        1940
        Belgium surrenders unconditionally »
         
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        1431
        Joan of Arc is burned at the stake for heresy
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        At Rouen in English-controlled Normandy, Joan of Arc, the peasant girl who became the savior of France, is burned at the stake for heresy. Joan was born in 1412, the daughter of a tenant farmer at Domremy, on the borders of the duchies of Bar and Lorraine. In 1415, the Hundred Years War between ... read more »
        AMERICAN REVOLUTION
        1806
        Patriot and future President Andrew Jackson kills Charles Dickinson »
        ART, LITERATURE, AND FILM HISTORY
        1593
        Playwright Christopher Marlowe killed in tavern brawl »
        1963
        Lesley Gore sings “It’s My Party” on “American Bandstand” »
        2008
        "Sex and the City" movie released »
        CIVIL WAR
        1862
        Confederates evacuate Corinth, Mississippi »
        COLD WAR
        1990
        Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev arrives in Washington for a summit »
        CRIME
        1997
        Jonathan Levin is tortured and killed by his former student »
        2016
        Former president of Chad, Hissene Habre, sentenced to life for war crimes »
        DISASTER
        1927
        Waters of Kentucky River peak, causing major flooding »
        GENERAL INTEREST
        1868
        Civil War dead honored on Decoration Day »
        1967
        Republic of Biafra proclaimed »
        1971
        Mariner 9 departs for Mars »
        PRESIDENTIAL
        1806
        Future president Andrew Jackson kills Charles Dickinson in a duel »
        1922
        Former President Taft dedicates Lincoln Memorial »
        SPORTS
        1911
        First Indianapolis 500 is run »
        VIETNAM WAR
        1966
        U.S. aircraft carry out new raids on North Vietnam »
        1969
        South Korean president Thieu vows never to agree to a coalition government »
        WESTWARD EXPANSION
        1899
        Bandit Pearl Hart holds up an Arizona stagecoach »
        WORLD WAR I
        1913
        The First Balkan War ends »
        WORLD WAR II
        1942
        Brits bombard Cologne in Operation Millennium »
         
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        1859
        Big Ben rings out over London for the first time
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        The famous tower clock known as Big Ben, located at the top of the 320-foot-high St. Stephen's Tower, rings out over the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, London, for the first time on this day in 1859. After a fire destroyed much of the Palace of Westminster–the headquarters of the British... read more »
        AMERICAN REVOLUTION
        1775
        Mecklenburg Resolutions reject the power of the British in North Carolina »
        ART, LITERATURE, AND FILM HISTORY
        1819
        Poet Walt Whitman, author of "Leaves of Grass," is born »
        1930
        Actor and director Clint Eastwood is born »
        1977
        The BBC bans the Sex Pistols' "God Save the Queen" »
        CIVIL WAR
        1862
        Yankees and Rebels clash at Battle of Seven Pines (Fair Oaks) »
        COLD WAR
        1988
        Reagan-Gorbachev summit in Moscow ends »
        CRIME
        1964
        Convicted murderer Charles Schmid brags about his crimes »
        2005
        Identity of "Deep Throat," source who helped unravel the Watergate scandal, is revealed »
        DISASTER
        1889
        Over 2,000 die in the Johnstown Flood »
        GENERAL INTEREST
        1902
        The Boer War ends in South Africa »
        1962
        Architect of the Holocaust hanged in Israel »
        1996
        Netanyahu elected prime minister of Israel »
        INVENTIONS & SCIENCE
        1929
        Ford Motor Company signs agreement with Soviet Union »
        PRESIDENTIAL
        1988
        Three U.S. presidents close chapters on the Cold War »
        SPORTS
        1997
        Ila Borders pitches in minor league game »
        VIETNAM WAR
        1965
        Operation Rolling Thunder continues »
        1970
        Communist soldiers escape South Vietnamese forces »
        WESTWARD EXPANSION
        1887
        George Goodfellow investigates earthquake »
        WORLD WAR I
        1916
        Battle of Jutland, greatest naval battle of WWI, begins »
        WORLD WAR II
        1941
        Germans conquer Crete »
         
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        1980
        CNN launches
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        On this day in 1980, CNN (Cable News Network), the world's first 24-hour television news network, makes its debut. The network signed on at 6 p.m. EST from its headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, with a lead story about the attempted assassination of civil rights leader Vernon Jordan. CNN went on to ... read more »
        AMERICAN REVOLUTION
        1779
        Benedict Arnold is court-martialed »
        ART, LITERATURE, AND FILM HISTORY
        1809
        Poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge begins to publish "The Friend" »
        1926
        Marilyn Monroe born »
        1967
        The Beatles release "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" »
        CIVIL WAR
        1864
        Battle of Cold Harbor begins »
        COLD WAR
        1977
        Soviets charge dissident Anatoly Shcharanksy with treason »
        CRIME
        2004
        Opening statements begin in Scott Peterson murder trial »
        DISASTER
        1965
        Coal mine explosion kills 236 in Japan »
        GENERAL INTEREST
        1958
        Charles de Gaulle reassumes French leadership »
        1968
        Writer and lecturer Hellen Keller dies »
        1990
        George H.W. Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev agree to end production of chemical weapons »
        INVENTIONS & SCIENCE
        1934
        Nissan Motor Company founded »
        PRESIDENTIAL
        1900
        Future President Hoover caught in Boxer Rebellion »
        SPORTS
        2005
        Basketball Hall of Famer George Mikan dies »
        VIETNAM WAR
        1964
        Top U.S. officials meet in Honolulu to discuss Vietnam War »
        1971
        Vietnam Veterans group announces support for Nixon »
        WESTWARD EXPANSION
        1871
        Old West outlaw John Wesley Hardin arrives in Abilene »
        WORLD WAR I
        1916
        Germans launch attack on British lines in Ypres Salient »
        WORLD WAR II
        1941
        Crete falls to German forces »
        1942
        News of Holocaust death camp killings becomes public for first time »
         
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        1935
        Babe Ruth retires
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        On this day in 1935, Babe Ruth, one of the greatest players in the history of baseball, ends his Major League playing career after 22 seasons, 10 World Series and 714 home runs. The following year, Ruth, a larger-than-life figure whose name became synonymous with baseball, was one of the first five ... read more »
        AMERICAN REVOLUTION
        1774
        Parliament completes the Coercive Acts with the Quartering Act »
        ART, LITERATURE, AND FILM HISTORY
        1962
        Ray Charles takes country music to the top of the pop charts »
        1977
        Short story writer Raymond Carver quits drinking »
        1989
        "Dead Poets Society" released in selected theaters »
        CIVIL WAR
        1815
        Union General Philip Kearny is born »
        1865
        American Civil War ends »
        COLD WAR
        1954
        Senator Joseph McCarthy charges communists are in the CIA »
        CRIME
        1985
        Killing spree by dual killers is put to an end »
        DISASTER
        1921
        Flash floods ravage Colorado »
        GENERAL INTEREST
        1886
        President Cleveland marries in White House »
        1953
        Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II »
        1997
        Timothy McVeigh convicted for Oklahoma City bombing »
        2012
        Longtime Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak sentenced to life in prison »
        INVENTIONS & SCIENCE
        1970
        Race car driver and designer Bruce McLaren dies in crash »
        PRESIDENTIAL
        1924
        President Coolidge signs Indian Citizens Act »
        SPORTS
        1985
        English football clubs banned from Europe »
        2015
        FIFA president Sepp Blatter announces resignation amidst corruption scandal »
        VIETNAM WAR
        1965
        First contingent of Australian combat troops arrives »
        1967
        Green Beret doctor convicted in court-martial »
        WESTWARD EXPANSION
        1823
        William Ashley's fur trappers attacked by Indians »
        WORLD WAR I
        1915
        Austro-German forces attack Russians at Przemysl »
        WORLD WAR II
        1944
        United States begins "shuttle bombing" in Operation Frantic »
         
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          GGGrandfather Bush Bell and three of his brothers served with the 4th SC Cavalry Catawba Rangers at Cold Harbor, his brother WE Bell was killed there May 30
           
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            1989
            Chinese crackdown on protests leads to Tiananmen Square Massacre
            • Tiananmen Square in the center of Beijing, killing and arresting thousands of pro-democracy protesters. The brutal Chinese government assault on the protesters shocked the West and brought denunciations and sanctions from the United States.

              In May 1989, nearly a million Chinese, mostly young students, crowded into central Beijing to protest for greater democracy and call for the resignations of Chinese Communist Party leaders deemed too repressive. For nearly three weeks, the protesters kept up daily vigils, and marched and chanted. Western reporters captured much of the drama for television and newspaper audiences in the United States and Europe.

              On June 4, 1989, however, Chinese troops and security police stormed through Tiananmen Square, firing indiscriminately into the crowds of protesters. Turmoil ensued, as tens of thousands of the young students tried to escape the rampaging Chinese forces. Other protesters fought back, stoning the attacking troops and overturning and setting fire to military vehicles. Reporters and Western diplomats on the scene estimated that at least 300, and perhaps thousands, of the protesters had been killed and as many as 10,000 were arrested.

              The savagery of the Chinese government’s attack shocked both its allies and Cold War enemies. Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev declared that he was saddened by the events in China. He said he hoped that the government would adopt his own domestic reform program and begin to democratize the Chinese political system.

              George Bush to punish the Chinese government. A little more than three weeks later, the U.S. Congress voted to impose economic sanctions against the People’s Republic of China in response to the brutal violation of human rights.


            ART, LITERATURE, AND FILM HISTORY
            1976
            Four dozen people witness historic Sex Pistols set


            It seems millions of people claim to have been at Woodstock when only 500,000 or so were really there, but the biggest pop-culture event of the 1960s has nothing on one of the most pivotal of the 1970s: the Sex Pistols’ appearance at the Lesser Free Trade Hall in Manchester, ...read more

            GENERAL INTEREST
            1940
            Operation Dynamo at Dunkirk ends

            As the German army advances through northern France during the early days of World War II, it cuts off British troops from their French allies, forcing an enormous evacuation of soldiers across the North Sea from the town of Dunkirk to England. The Allied armies, trapped by the ...read more

            GENERAL INTEREST
            1919
            Congress passes the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote

            The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, guaranteeing women the right to vote, is passed by Congress and sent to the states for ratification. The women’s suffrage movement was founded in the mid-19th century by women who had become politically active through their work in the ...read more

            GENERAL INTEREST
            1972
            Communist activist Angela Davis acquitted

            Angela Yvonne Davis, a black militant, former philosophy professor at the University of California, and self-proclaimed communist, is acquitted on charges of conspiracy, murder, and kidnapping by an all-white jury in San Jose, California. In October 1970, Davis was arrested in ...read more

            WORLD WAR II
            1942
            Battle of Midway begins

            On this day in 1942, the Battle of Midway–one of the most decisive U.S. victories against Japan during World War II–begins. During the four-day sea-and-air battle, the outnumbered U.S. Pacific Fleet succeeded in destroying four Japanese aircraft carriers while losing only one of ...read more

            WORLD WAR II
            1942
            The Battle of Midway begins

            On this day in 1942, Japanese Admiral Chuichi Nagumo, commander of the fleet that attacked Pearl Harbor, launches a raid on Midway Island with almost the entirety of the Japanese navy. As part of a strategy to widen its sphere of influence and conquest, the Japanese set their ...read more



            VIETNAM WAR
            1965
            Walt takes command of 3rd Marine Division


            Maj. Gen. Lewis Walt takes command of the 3rd Marine Division from Maj. Gen. William Collins. Walt was concurrently named Commander of the III Amphibious Force (III MAF), the first corps-level Marine Corps headquarters in history. As such, Walt was in command of two Marine ...read more

            VIETNAM WAR
            1961
            Kennedy and Khrushchev agree on neutrality for Laos

            President John F. Kennedy and Premier Nikita Khrushchev of the Soviet Union, meeting in Vienna, strike a bargain to support a neutral and independent Laos. Laos had been the scene of an ongoing communist insurgency by the Pathet Lao guerrillas. In July 1959, the North Vietnamese ...read more

            SPORTS
            1976
            Celtics battle Suns through three overtimes in NBA Finals

            On June 4, 1976, in Game Five of the NBA Finals, the Boston Celtics defeat the Phoenix Suns 128–126 in three overtimes. The game is considered by many to be the greatest in the history of the NBA Finals. The Celtics, then the most successful team in the NBA’s short history, met ...read more

            PRESIDENTIAL
            1934
            FDR asks Congress for drought-relief funds

            On this day in 1934, President Franklin Roosevelt asks Congress to appropriate $52.5 million to battle economic and social disaster in the American Midwest caused in part by a series of droughts in the Great Plains region. A series of great droughts that began in the 1920s and a ...read more

            WESTWARD EXPANSION
            1876
            Express train crosses the nation in 83 hours

            A mere 83 hours after leaving New York City, the Transcontinental Express train arrives in San Francisco. That any human being could travel across the entire nation in less than four days was inconceivable to previous generations of Americans. During the early 19th century, when ...read more

            ART, LITERATURE, AND FILM HISTORY
            1940
            “The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter,” Carson McCullers’ debut novel, is published

            On this day, 22-year-old Carson McCullers’ first novel, The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, is published. The novel, about misfits in a Georgia mill town, is an instant success. McCullers, born Lula Carson Smith in Columbus, Georgia, in 1917, was strongly encouraged in her childhood ...read more


            ART, LITERATURE, AND FILM HISTORY
            1975
            Academy Award-winning actress Angelina Jolie is born

            On this day in 1975, the Academy Award-winning actress Angelina Jolie (Voight) is born in Los Angeles, California. Jolie’s father, the actor Jon Voight, had been nominated for a Best Actor Oscar for Midnight Cowboy (1969); he won the award for Coming Home (1978). Her mother, ...read more

            DISASTER
            1972
            Trains collide in Bangladesh

            The collision of two trains in Jessore, Bangladesh, kills 76 people on this day in 1972. This disaster resulted from one simple error by a train-station operator. An express train loaded far beyond capacity, as is common in Bangladesh, left the southern port city of Khulna ...read more

            CRIME
            1986
            Jonathan Pollard admits to selling top-secret information to Israel

            Jonathan Pollard pleads guilty to espionage for selling top-secret U.S. military intelligence information to Israel. The former Navy intelligence analyst sold enough classified documents to fill a medium-sized room. Pollard was arrested in November 1985 after authorities learned ...read more

            CIVIL WAR
            1862
            Confederates evacuate Fort Pillow

            Confederate forces slip out of Fort Pillow, Tennessee, a key stronghold on the Mississippi River, clearing the way for the Union capture of Memphis. Fort Pillow lay south of Island No. 10, the Confederates’ key defense from a Northern assault. Although considered a backup to ...read more

            INVENTIONS & SCIENCE
            1896
            Henry Ford test-drives his “Quadricycle”

            At approximately 4:00 a.m. on June 4, 1896, in the shed behind his home on Bagley Avenue in Detroit, Henry Ford unveils the “Quadricycle,” the first automobile he ever designed or drove. Ford was working as the chief engineer for the main plant of the Edison Illuminating Company ...read more

            AMERICAN REVOLUTION
            1754
            Lieutenant Colonel George Washington builds Fort Necessity

            On this day in 1754, during the Seven Years’ War, a 22-year-old lieutenant colonel in the Virginia militia named George Washington begins construction of a makeshift Fort Necessity. The fort was built to defend his forces from French soldiers enraged by the murder of Ensign ...read more
             
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            1944
            D-Day: Allies storm Normandy's coast
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            Although the term D-Day is used routinely as military lingo for the day an operation or event will take place, for many it is also synonymous with June 6, 1944, the day the Allied powers crossed the English Channel and landed on the beaches of Normandy, France, beginning the liberation of Western ... read more »
            D-DAY: 75 YEARS
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            AMERICAN REVOLUTION
            1775
            New York Patriot Marinus Willett seizes British weapons »
            ART, LITERATURE, AND FILM HISTORY
            1949
            George Orwell's "1984" is published »
            1971
            "The Ed Sullivan Show" airs for the very last time »
            1998
            "Sex and the City" premieres on HBO »
            2013
            Swimmer-turned-movie star Esther Williams dies »
            CIVIL WAR
            1862
            Union claims Memphis in naval battle »
            COLD WAR
            1977
            Secretary of State Cyrus Vance affirms President Carter’s interest in human rights »
            CRIME
            1997
            A teenaged mother gives birth and murders her baby at the prom »
            2013
            Edward Snowden discloses U.S. government operations »
            GENERAL INTEREST
            1683
            World's first university museum opens in Oxford, England »
            1833
            President Jackson rides the Iron Horse »
            1966
            Civil rights activist James Meredith shot »
            1984
            Indian army storms Golden Temple »
            INVENTIONS & SCIENCE
            1933
            First drive-in movie theater opens »

            SPORTS
            1992
            Eddie Murray sets career RBI record for a switch hitter »
            VIETNAM WAR
            1964
            U.S. reconnaissance jets shot down over Laos »
            1972
            South Vietnamese forces clear Kontum of communist troops »
            WESTWARD EXPANSION
            1865
            William Quantrill killed by Union soldiers »
            WORLD WAR I
            1918
            Battle of Belleau Wood begins »
             
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              1913
              First successful ascent of Denali
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              On this day in 1913, Hudson Stuck, an Alaskan missionary, leads the first successful ascent of Denali (formerly known as Mt. McKinley) the highest point on the American continent at 20,320 feet. Stuck, an accomplished amateur mountaineer, was born in London in 1863... read more »
              AMERICAN REVOLUTION
              1776
              Lee Resolution presented to Continental Congress »
              ART, LITERATURE, AND FILM HISTORY
              1937
              Actress Jean Harlow dies »
              1954
              Writer Louise Erdrich is born »
              1976
              "New York" magazine publishes the story that becomes “Saturday Night Fever” »
              CIVIL WAR
              1863
              Rebels turned back at Milliken's Bend »
              COLD WAR
              1948
              Czechoslovakian president Benes resigns »
              CRIME
              2002
              Michael Skakel convicted of 1975 murder in Greenwich »
              DISASTER
              1692
              Earthquake destroys Jamaican pirate haven »
              GENERAL INTEREST
              1893
              Gandhi's first act of civil disobedience »
              1939
              King George VI becomes the first British monarch to visit the U.S. »
              1942
              Battle of Midway ends »
              INVENTIONS & SCIENCE
              1962
              Switzerland welcomes first drive-through bank »
              PRESIDENTIAL
              1966
              Ronald Reagan nominated for governor of California »
              SPORTS
              1986
              Bo Jackson drafted by Kansas City Royals »
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              1965
              General Westmoreland requests 44 battalions »
              1972
              George McGovern continues to campaign against the war »
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              1866
              Chief Seattle dies near the city named for him »
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              1917
              Battle of Messines Ridge »
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              1942
              Japanese land troops on the islands of Attu and Kiska in the Aleutians »
               
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              1862
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              Kurt Waldheim elected president of Austria »
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              1966
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                1949
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                "Ferris Bueller’s Day Off" released in theaters »
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                1864
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                1989
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                1943
                Mobster Henry Hill, inspiration for "Goodfellas," is born »
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                1955
                Race car at Le Mans crashes into spectators, killing 82 »
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                Henry VIII marries his first wife, Catherine of Aragon »
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                D-Day landing forces converge »
                1963
                University of Alabama desegregated »
                1967
                Six-Day War ends »
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                1950
                Ben Hogan wins U.S. Open with courageous comeback »
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                1963
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                1788
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                1776
                Virginia adopts George Mason's Declaration of Rights »
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                Anne Frank receives a diary »
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                1862
                J.E.B. Stuart rides around the Union army »
                1864
                Grant pulls out of Cold Harbor »
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                1994
                Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman murdered »
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                1897
                Deadly quake hits India, killing more than 1,500 »
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                1940
                Edsel Ford agrees to manufacture Rolls-Royce engines for war effort »
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                1924
                George Herbert Walker Bush is born »
                1944
                John F. Kennedy receives medals »
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                1920
                Big Red sets record at Belmont Stakes »
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                1965
                South Vietnamese premier resigns »
                1972
                General John D. Lavelle testifies before Congress »
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                1876
                Journalist headed for Little Big Horn files dispatch »
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                1917
                King Constantine of Greece abdicates »
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                Germany prepares to occupy Paris »
                 
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                The Miranda rights are established
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                AMERICAN REVOLUTION
                1777
                Lafayette arrives in South Carolina to serve alongside Gen. Washington »
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                1893
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                1962
                Stanley Kubrick's "Lolita" released »
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                1864
                Gen. Grant swings toward Petersburg »
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                2006
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                1972
                Hurricane Agnes forms in Mexico »
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                323
                Alexander the Great dies »
                1381
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                1967
                Thurgood Marshall appointed to Supreme Court »
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                Pioneer 10 departs solar system »
                1986
                Desmond Tutu meets with South African president P.W. Botha »
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                1895
                First auto race held from Paris-Bordeaux-Paris »
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                1807
                Thomas Jefferson subpoenaed in Aaron Burr's treason trial »
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                1905
                Christy Mathewson throws second no-hitter »
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                1971
                The New York Times publishes the "Pentagon Papers" »
                1973
                Kissinger and Le Duc Tho sign new peace agreement »
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                1805
                Meriwether Lewis reaches the Great Falls »
                WORLD WAR I
                1914
                Kaiser Wilhelm concludes meeting with Archduke Franz Ferdinand »
                WORLD WAR II
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