This Day In History
1983 NASA launches Galaxy-B
1980 USS Eisenhower and Midway continued contingency operations in the northern Arabian Sea as war erupted between Iraq and Iran.
1980 John & Yoko sign a recording contract with Geffen Records
1980 Iraqi troops seize part of Iran in a border dispute; war begins
1978 Israeli PM Menachem Begin returns home after Camp David summit
1975 Sara Jane Moore tries to assassinate President Ford in SF Calif
1973 Henry Kissinger, sworn in as America's first Jewish Secretary of State
1973 "A Little Night Music" opens at the Majestic Theater on Broadway
1970 Pres Nixon requests 1,000 new FBI agents for college campuses
1964 "Fiddler on the Roof" opens on Broadway, runs 3,242 performances
1961 Peace Corps established
1960 Mali (without Senegal) gains independence from France (National Day)
1955 Heavyweight champ Rocky Marciano KOs Archie Moore in 9
1951 (Birthday) David Coverdale - singer1955 Commercial TV begins in England
1943 U.S. destroyers and landing craft land Australian troops at Finschhafen, New Guinea.
1937 Forest fire kills 14 & injures 50 in Cody Wyoming
1927 Famous "Long count" fight (Dempsey loses boxing title to Tunney)
1915 Southern Methodist University (Dallas Texas) holds its first class
1913 Coal mine explosion kills 263 at Dawson New Mexico
1905 Race riot in Atlanta Georgia (10 blacks & 2 whites killed)
1883 The Grand Trunk Railway acquires the 452 mile Midland Railway.
1868 Race riots in New Orleans La
1863 President Lincoln makes his Emancipation Proclamation speech
1791 Michael Faraday (chemist, physicist) born
1789 Office of Postmaster General of the US established by Congress
1784 Russian trappers established a colony on Kodiak Island, AK
1776 American patriot, captain Nathan Hale executed for spying
1756 Nassau Hall opens at Princeton University
1656 All female jury hears case of woman who killed her child (acquit her)