Today in Herstory: Negro
week celebrated for the first time and Amelia Earhart and George Putnam
marry. The British Railway is
nationalized and Joe Dimaggio becomes first one hundred thousand ballplayer as
Joe McArthy finds so called “Communists” in the foreign Affairs department. In
Birthdays Charles Dickens, Emma Nevada, Laura
Ingalls Wilder and Dame Edith Evans.
1882 Last bare knuckle champion
John L Sullivan KOs Paddy Ryan in Mississippi
1898 Frances Willard died
(reformer, WCTU president, suffragist)
History Week celebrated for the first time — forerunner of Black History
1931 Amelia Earhart and George
the Cat, makes a comeback in a film by Van Beuren from Otto Messmer
1948 British railroads nationalized
1944 Bing Crosby recorded "Swinging on a
1946 Filibuster in US Senate kills FEPC bill. Then
and now and the
1947 Arabs & Jews reject
British proposal to split Palestine
DiMaggio becomes 1st $100,000/year baseball player (New York Yankees)
1950 Senator Joe McCarthy
finds "communists" in US Ministry of Foreign Affairs
begins regular bombing of N. Viet Nam. Here’s
Palace" last airs on ABC TV
1971 Women win voting
rights in Switzerland
1974 Grenada gains
independence from Britain.
Floyd premiered their live version of "The Wall" in Los Angeles
1986 Haitians overthrow dictator "baby doc"
1991 Aristrade is
inaugarated as the first democratically elected president in 186 years. 7
months later he is exiled.
1478 –1535 Sir Thomas More Lord
Chancellor of England.
1804-1886 John Deere the tractor
Dickens the one and only. (
1818-1895 abolitionist Fredrick
Whitall Smith born
1859 Emma Nevada born
1867-1957 Laura Ingalls
children's book author (Little House on Prairie
1870-1937 psychologist Alfred
1871 Ethel Perrin first president of Women's
division, National amateur athletic federation,
1883-1983 Eubie Blake musician
1885- 1951 Sinclair Lewis http://www.english.ilstu.edu/separry/sinclairlewis/default.html
Edith Evans born (actress)
1908-1985 Buster Crabbe
Olympic star to Flash Gordon Serial hero.
Quote for Today
I shall always work to advance the happiness and
prosperity of my peoples.
— Queen Elizabeth II,