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1st

1966 University Of Texas shootings

1981 MTV debuts

1994 Michael Jackson marries Lisa Marie Presley

 

2nd

1943 PT-109 commanded by Lt. John F. Kennedy sunk

1964 Gulf of Tonkin attack on U.S. destroyer Maddox

 

3rd

1981 U.S. Air Traffic Controllers strike

 

4th

1892 The parents of Lizzie Borden found murdered

1944 Anne Frank Captured by Germans

1989 U.S. Savings and Loan crisis

 

5th

1934 Dust Bowl drought continues In Mid-West

1957 "American Bandstand" makes its network debut on ABC

1962 Marilyn Monroe was found dead in her bedroom

1975 Dutch Elm disease kills 3 million trees in Britain

1983 AT&T Broken Up

 

6th

1965 Voting Rights Act signed into law

1965 Beatles release the album "Help!" In U.K.

1997 Microsoft buys stake in Apple computers

 

7th

1964 Gulf of Tonkin resolution passed

1998 U.S. embassies bombed Kenya

2007 Barry Bonds 756th home run

 

8th

1963 "The Great Train Robbery" U.K.

1974 Richard Nixon announces his resignation following the Watergate Scandal during a nationally televised broadcast

1976 First Legionnaire’s disease Harrisburg, Philadelphia

 

9th

1925 Ku Klux Klan Mass meeting Washington 50,000 marchers

1936 Jesse Owens wins fourth gold medal Berlin Olympics

1969 Sharon Tate found murdered (Charles Manson)

 

10th

1945 Truman announces Japanese surrender

1954 Construction on the St. Lawrence Seaway began at Massena, New York.

1977 The "Son of Sam" Serial killer David Berkowitz Arrested

1990 Magellan space craft arrives at the Planet Venus

 

11th

1929 Babe Ruth first player in the history of baseball to hit 500 home runs

1965 Race riots Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles, California

1992 Mall of America opens

 

12th

1955 Minimum Hourly wage raised to $1.00 per hour

1981 IBM releases its first personal computer

1990 Tyrannosaurus Rex/Sue discovered South Dakota

 

13th

2011 Stages collapses at Indiana State Fair

 

14th

1935 Social Security Bill signed into law providing unemployment benefit

1945 Truman announces Japanese surrender

2003 North America power outage New York to Canada

 

15th

1914 Panama Canal opens

1965 Beatles live concert at Shea Stadium

1965 Los Angeles Watts riots

1969 Woodstock music festival

 

16th

1977 Elvis Presley dies of heart attack

2002 Dresden, Germany flooding

 

17th

1969 Hurricane Camille make landfall Bay St. Louis, Mississippi

1969 Woodstock music festival ends

1998 President Clinton acknowledged he had an inappropriate relationship with Monica Lewinsky

 

18th

1920 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution ratified

1963 James Meredith graduates

2006 60hr work week at Apple iPod plant for $60 per month

 

19th

1953 Iran Military Coup supported by United States

1958 Packard cars end production

 

20th

1920 First commercial radio station Detroit, Michigan

1940 Winston Churchill makes speech "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few."

 

21st

1959 Hawaii becomes the 50th state in the United States

2006 Saddam Hussein crimes against humanity trial begins

 

22nd

1902 Cadillac Started in Detroit

2003 Alabama chief justice, Roy Moore, is suspended

 

23rd

1905 New Orleans Yellow Fever kills hundreds

1999 West Nile virus continues Its spread around the country

 

24th

1954 Communist Party outlawed United States

1985 Union Carbide Bhopal disaster

 

25th

1950 President Harry S. Truman places railroads under army control

1975 Bruce Springsteen album "Born to Run" released

2005 Hurricane Katrina makes landfall in Florida 4 days before striking New Orleans

 

26th

1920 The 19th Amendment, guaranteeing women the right to vote, is formally adopted

1932 Temporary Halt called on home foreclosures

1957 Ford begins production of Edsel automobiles

 

27th

1955 Guinness Book of World Records published for the first time

1989 Sky TV launched UK

 

28th

1963 Martin Luther King, Jr. gives "I Have A Dream Speech"

1968 10s of thousands anti-Vietnam War protestors Chicago

 

29th

1966 The Beatles play their final US Concert at Candlestick Park in San Francisco

2005 Hurricane Katrina strikes New Orleans

 

30th

1935 Wealth Tax Act passed in the United States

1989 Leona Helmsley convicted and sentenced

 

31th

1888 Jack the Ripper kills his first victim

1954 Hurricane Carol strikes Long Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island

2005 Curfew placed on New Orleans


 


 

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