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Stories of the week in world history
It is our intention to be bringing you a weekly roundup of historical events, peoples and things we believe will be of interest to you our readers. You may expect this to become a regular weekend feature being posted on Saturdays or Sundays when we take a break from the regular series.
Here is this week’s roundup of events and dates we put together for you, thanks to sites like; on this day.com & this day is history.
These will be covering the dates; 28th May – 3rd June and take the form of; Days of the week in question rather than chronological order of the events. Note: these are not the only events to be recorded on these days, however we are focusing more on the ones we believe will be of greater interest to our readers but which we think will be more likely to be overlooked by mainstream medias.
1863 - The first all-black regiment left Boston to fight in the U. S. Civil war. Led by; Robert Gould Shaw
1934 - The Dionne quintuplets were born near Callender, Ontario, to Olivia and Elzire Dionne. The babies were the first quintuplets to survive infancy.
2003- President G. Bush signed a $350B Tax-cut into law, the third largest tax cut in U.S. history
1790 - Rhode Island became the last of the original thirteen colonies to ratify the U. S. Constitution
1848 - Wiscosin became the 30th state to join the United States
1912 - Fifteen women were dismissed from their jobs at the Curtis Publishing Company in Philadelphia, PA, for dancing the Turkey Trot while on the job
1917- John F Kennedy was born in Brookline, Mass.
1922 - Ecuador became independent.
1942- Bing Crosby recorded his version of “white Christmas which went on to sell over 30m copies.
1962 - Buck (John) O’Neil became the first black coach in major league baseball when he accepted the job with the Chicago Cubs.
1973 - Tom Bradley was elected the first black mayor of Los Angeles.
1985 - Thirty-nine people were killed and 400 were injured in a riot at a European Cup soccer match in Brussels, Belgium.
1999 - Space shuttle Discovery completed the first docking with the International Space Station.
2015 - The Obama administration removed Cuba from the U.S. terrorism blacklist. The two countries had severed diplomatic relations in January of 1961.
1431 - Joan of Arc was burned at the stake in Rouen, France, at the age of 19.
1536- King Henry Vlll of England married his 3rd wife, Jane S. just 11 days after he had his 2nd wife Anne B executed: These are the kinds we file under; IMAGINE THAT.
1783 - The first daily newspaper was published in the U. S. by Benjamin Towner called "The Pennsylvania Evening Post"
1879 - William Vanderbilt renamed New York City's Gilmore’s Garden to Madison Square Garden???
1896 - The first automobile accident occurred in New York City. IMAGINE THAT
1911 - Ray Harroun won the first Indianapolis 500. At the time, it was known as International 500-Mile Sweepstakes Race. Harroun's average speed was 74.59 miles per hour. IMAGINE THAT
1967 - Daredevil Evel Knievel jumped 16 automobiles in a row in a motorcycle stunt at Ascot Speedway in Gardena, CA. IMAGINE THAT
1790- The first U S copy right law was enacted, protecting; books, maps, and other original materials.
1859 - In London, Big Ben went into operation.
1870 - E. J. DeSemdt patented asphalt.
1880 - The first U. S. national bicycle society was formed in Newport, RI. It was known as the League of American Wheelman.
1884 - Dr. John Harvey Kellogg patented "flaked cereal."
1907 - The first taxis arrived in New York City. They were the first in the United States.
1909 - The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) held its first conference.
1941 - The first issue of "Parade: The Weekly Picture Newspaper" went on sale.
1979 - Zimbabwe proclaimed its independence
1792 - Kentucky became the 15th state of the U.S.
1796 - Tennessee became the 16th state of the U.S.
1892 - The General Electric Company (GE) began operations after the merging of the Edison General Electric and the Thomson-Houston Electric companies.???
1896 - In Paris, France, the first recorded automobile theft occurred. The Peugeot of Baron de Zuylen de Nyevelt was stolen by his mechanic. IMAGINE THAT
1921 - A race riot erupted in Tulsa, Oklahoma. 85 people were killed.
1938 - Baseball helmets were worn for the first time.
1944 - The French resistance was warned by a coded message from the British that the D-Day invasion was imminent.
1961 - Radio listeners in New York City, California, and Illinois were introduced to FM multiplex stereo broadcasting. A year later the FCC made this a standard.
1963 - Governor George Wallace vowed to defy an injunction that ordered the integration of the University of Alabama.
1968-Helen Keller, blind and deaf author-lecturer, died
1970 - Zimbabwe came into existence. It was formerly known as Rhodesia.
1980 - Cable News Network (CNN) made its debut as the first all-news station.
1998 - In the U. S., the FDA approved a urine-only test for the AIDS virus.
1998 - A $124 million suit was brought against Goodyear Tire & Rubber that alleged discrimination towards black workers.
1999 - Merrill Lynch chairman David Komansky announced that the firm would soon allow its customers to buy and sell stocks over the Internet.
2009 - General Motors filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. The filing made GM the largest U.S. industrial company to enter bankruptcy protection.
1537 - Pope Paul III banned the enslavement of Indians.
1883 - The first baseball game under electric lights was played in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
1886 - Grover Cleveland became the second U. S. president to get married while in office. He was the first to have a wedding in the White House.
1924 - All American Indians were granted U. S. citizenship by the U. S. Congress. IMAGINE THAT
1930 - Mrs. M. Niezes of Panama gave birth to the first baby to be born on a ship while passing through the Panama Canal.
1935 - George Herman "Babe" Ruth announced that he was retiring from baseball.
1946 - Italians voted by referendum to form a republic instead of a monarchy.
1953 - Elizabeth was crowned queen of England at Westminster Abbey.
1969 - The National Arts Center in Canada opened its doors to the public.
1979 - Pope John Paul II arrived in his native Poland on the first visit by a pope to a Communist country.
1985 - The R.J. Reynolds Company proposed a major merger with Nabisco that would create a $4.9 billion conglomerate.
1997- Timothy McVeigh was found guilty of the bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma City.
1998 - Royal Caribbean Cruises agreed to pay $9 million to settle charges of dumping waste at sea.
1998 - Voters in California passed Proposition 227. The act abolished the state's 30-year-old bilingual education program by requiring that all children be taught in English.
1999 - In South Africa, the African National Congress (ANC) won a major victory. ANC leader Thabo Mbeki was to succeed Nelson Mandela as the nation's president.
2003 - In Seville, Spain, a chest containing the supposed remains of Christopher Columbus were exhumed for DNA tests to determine whether the bones were really those of the explorer. The tests were aimed at determining if Colombus was currently buried in Spain's Seville Cathedral or in Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic.
1098 - Christian Crusaders of the First Crusade seized Antioch, Turkey.
1539 - Hernando De Soto claimed Florida for Spain.
1800 - John Adams moved to Washington, DC. He was the first President to live in what later became the capital of the United States.
1851 - The New York Knickerbockers became the first baseball team to wear uniforms.
1888 - "Casey at the Bat" the poem by Ernest Lawrence Thayer was first published.
1923 - In Italy, Benito Mussolini granted women the right to vote. IMAGINE THAT
1932 - Lou Gehrig set a major league baseball record when he hit four consecutive home runs.
He died on June 2nd 1941
1938 - The German Reich voted to confiscate so-called "degenerate art."
1952 - A rebellion by North Korean prisoners in the Koje prison camp in South Korea was put down by American troops.
1979- The world's worst oil spill occurred when an exploratory oil well, Ixtoc 1, blew out, spilling over 140 million gallons of oil into the Bay of Campeche off the coast of Mexico
1989 - Chinese army troops positioned themselves to began a sweep of Beijing to crush student-led pro-democracy demonstrations in Tiananmen Square.
1989- Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini died.