Congress creates Oklahoma, The first pilot license is issued to a woman in 1927 and Hitler conducts his purge in "the knight of the long knives". Gone with the Wind is published, The 40 hour work week is approved and the Brenda Starr comic strip first appears. In Birthdays Lena Horne and Susan Hayward are but two on the list.
1834 Congress creates Indian Territory (now Oklahoma)
1859 Charles Blondin is the first to cross Niagara falls on a tightrope. Sad to say, he wasnít the only one. Some like going over in barrels.
1927 Augusto Cesar Sandino issues his Manifesto Politico
1927 Phoebe Fairgrave Omlie issued first pilot license in U.S. for a woman
1930 1st round-the-world radio broadcast Schenectady NY
1934 "Night of the Long Knives," Hitler stages bloody purge of Nazi party
1936 Margaret Mitchellís Gone with the Wind is published.
1936 40 hour work week law approved. Fair Labor standards act
1938 Final game at Phila's Baker Bowl, Giants beat Phils 14-1
1940 "Brenda Starr" cartoon strip, by Dale Messick, 1st appears
1940 The Fish and Wildlife Service established.
1946 the US Army officially accepts ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer), the world's first electronic general-purpose digital computer. The machine was built by a team of engineers at the University of Pennsylvania headed by Mauchly and Eckert.
1948 Transistor as a substitute for Radio tubes announced (Bell Labs)
1950 President Truman orders US troops into Korea
1952 The Guiding Light soap opera moves from radio to TV. Itís still on the air.
1961 Dr Lee De Forest radio pioneer, dies at 87
1966 National Organization for Women (NOW) founded
1971 3 Soviet cosmonauts in Soyuz 11 die during re-entry.
1980 Vigdis Finnbogadottir elected President of Iceland
1988 Brooklyn dedicates a bus depot honoring Jackie Gleason
1989 The National Islamic Front (NIF) stages a military coup and takes control of the Sudan thereís currently a war going on which no one seems to notice. Hereís the background.
1992 Margaret Thatcher took a seat in the British House of Lords, after her controversial terms as prime minister and ouster by her own party
1768 Elizabeth Kortright Monroe (First Lady)
1819 Lucile Grahn (choreographer)
1868 Mabel Cratty (social worker and Y.W.C.A. leader
1909 Juan Bosch poet/president of the Dominican Republic (1962-63)
1917 Lena Horne( singer and actress
1917 Susan Hayward actress
1940 Patricia Schroeder former Congresswoman
1953 Cyndi Lauper singer from Brooklyn .
Quote for Today
You have to be taught to be second class; you're not born that way.
-- Lena Horne