On this day in history…


On this day in history…

1994

  • Ernesto Zedillo innaugrated as president of Mexico

1991

  • AIDS awareness day
  • US 75th manned space mission “STS-44” Atlantis 10 lands

1990

  • Iraq accepts Bush’s offer for talks

1987

  • Digging begins to link England and France under English CHannel

1986

  • Musee d’orsay opens in Paris
  • Paul McCartney releases “Only Love Remains”

1982

  • Michael Jackson releases “Thriller”

1978

  • Jimmy Carter more than doubles national park system size
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1976

  • Sex Pistols using profanity on TV gets them branded as “rotten punks”

1974

  • Jacqueline Hansen runs female world record marathon (2:43:54.5)

1973

  • Australia grants self-government to Papua New Guinea

1969

  • US government holds its 1st draft lottery since WWII

1959

  • First color photo of Earth from outer space

1955

  • Rosa Parks arrested for refusing to move to the back of bus

1941

  • Japanese emperor Hirohito signs declaration of war
  • US Civil Air Patrol (CAP) organizes

1939

  • SS-Fuhrer Himmler begins deportation of Polish Jews

1936

  • Bell Labs tests coaxial cable for TV use

1935

  • Woody Allen was born.

1922

  • 1st skywriting over US says “Hello USA” by Captain Turner, RAF

1921

  • 1st US helium-filled dirigible makes first flight

1919

  • Lady Nancy Astor sworn in as 1st female member of British Parliament

1913

  • First drive-up gasoline station opens.

1906

  • World’s first cinema opens in Paris, “Cinema Omnia Pathe”

1903

  • “The Great Train Robbery,” the 1st western film, released.

1887

  • Sherlock Holmes 1st appears in print: “Study in Scarlet”
  • 1st White House telephone installed.

1843

  • 1st chartered mutual life insurance company opens

1835

  • Hans Christian Anderson published his 1st book of Fairy Tale

1824

  • House of Representatives begins to end election deadlock between JQ Adams, Jackson, WH Crawford and H Clay Adams.

1822

  • Franz Liszt debuts as pianist

1804

  • Emperor Napoleon marries Josephine of Martinique

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