conquerer ( of The Aztecs) Pisaro is assassinated. The First pure food law is
enacted. The Atlantic City Boardwalk opens as does the first US federal
UN Charter is signed and the St. Lawrence Seaway
opens. Liz and dick break up again after 10 years of marriage and the Supreme Court says the
Virginia Miltary academy must admit women. Happy birthday Pearl
buck and golfer Babe Didrickson.
1541 Francisco Pisaro the
Spanish conqueror of the Incas
is assassinated in 1541.
1797 Charles Newbold patents 1st cast-iron plow.
He can't sell it to
farmers, though, they fear effects of iron on soil!
1848 1st pure food law
enacted in US. Drugs were added later. Here’s a history.
1870 1st section of Atlantic City
(NJ) Boardwalk opens
1919 1st issue of NY Daily News
1934 FDR signs Federal Credit Union Act
establishing credit unions
1945 UN Charter signed by 50
nations in SF
1959 Queen Elizabeth & Pres
Eisenhower open the St Lawrence Seaway
1963 Kennedy visits W Berlin "Ich bin
ein Berliner" (I am a Berliner)
1965 General Westmoreland
was given authority to commit U.S.
forces in Vietnam. Here’s what Westmoreland
had to say 30 years later.
Devlin, Catholic activist and MP from Ulster,
was arrested in Londonderry after conviction
for her part in 1969 Bogside. Became youngest woman to become member of
parliament. Bernadette Devlin,
1974 Liz Taylor and Richard Burton break up after ten
years of marriage. In October they remarry, only to divorce again the summer of
75. If you can’t keep track On this day in 75 Sonny and Cher’s
divorce is made final. Four days later Cher
married Gregg Allman of the Allman Brothers and Sonny becomes a Republican.
1975 two FBI agents are killed
on the Pine Ridge
Indian reservation at Wounded Knee in South
Dakota. Two hundred FBI agents are flown in to conduct the largest manhunt (in
history) for AIM (American Indian Movement) activist Leonard Peltier
1978 First dedicated oceanographic
satellite, SEASAT 1, launched
1982 A Gilmore & P Kilmartin
discovers asteroid #3521. Do you know what an asteroid is?
1983 "Loving" soap
opera premiers on TV
1993 President Clinton punishes Iraq for a
failed plot to kill former
President George Bush in Kuwait.
Twenty three Tomahawk missiles were fired at Iraqi intelligence headquarters.
Here’s some background and of course the
story doesn’t end there.
1996: U.S. Supreme court rules
Military Institute must admit women.
1767 Sarah Pierce born
1812: Frances Flora Bond
(Fanny) Palmer born (artist
1819 –1893 Abner Doubleday
credited with inventing American baseball. Maybe?
1881: Jessie Field
Shambaugh born (4-H pioneer, educator)
1890: Jeanne Eagels born
1892 –1973 Pearl S Buck China,
author (Good Earth-Nobel 1938)
1893 –1958 Big Bill Broonzy
Miss, blues singer/guitarist (Blues by Broonzy)
1904 –1964 Peter Lorre actor (M, Casablanca, Beast with 5
1914 (1911?): Mildred 'Babe' Didrikson Zaharias born