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This Day In History

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Today's Events

  • Joan of Arc has a hot time at stake
  • Lady Godiva takes a ride through Coventry
  • Composer Franz Josef Hayden died in Vienna Austria
  • Kansas Territory established
  • Battle of Fair Oaks - Va; North defeats South
  • 1st recorded bicycle race - 2 kilometers in Paris
  • 1st electric railway opens at Berlin Trades Exposition
  • Madison Square Garden opens its doors
  • Johnstown Flood; 2 -000 die in Penn
  • US troops arrive in Peking - help put down Boxer Rebellion
  • Union of South Africa formed
  • 17th amendment providing popular election of senators
  • During WW I British & German fleets fought Battle of Jutland
  • Construction begins on cosmodrome launch facilities
  • Mickey Mantle HR just misses clearing Yankee Stadium's roof
  • South Africa becomes a republic (Natl Day)
  • WW II Gestapo official Adolf Eichmann hung in Israel
  • Tens of thousands in Peru die in an earthquake
  • Israel & Syria sign an agreement concerning Golan Heights
  • Martha Mitchell wife of former Att General John Mitchell dies in NY


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