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 Post subject: What Happened on this Day? July 16 to Sept 6, 2006 Archive
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On July 16, 1936, photographer Walker Evans took a leave of absence from the Farm Security Administration (FSA) to accept a summer assignment with Fortune magazine. Evans, who had begun working as a photographer in 1928, had developed a modest reputation by the time he was hired in October 1935 by Roy Stryker, leader of the FSA photographic unit. Stryker agreed to give him leave for the magazine assignment on condition that his photographs remain government property.


On July 16, 1790, Congress declared the city of Washington in the District of Columbia the permanent capital of the United States. Soon after, President George Washington commissioned French engineer Pierre-Charles L'Enfant to create a plan for the city.

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JFK JR. KILLED IN PLANE CRASH:
July 16, 1999


On July 16, 1999, John F. Kennedy, Jr.; his wife, Carolyn Bessette Kennedy; and her sister, Lauren Bessette, die when the single-engine plane that Kennedy was piloting crashes into the Atlantic Ocean near Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.

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We have so many black days to remember......


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1862 Congress authorizes uses of Blacks for military service.

1898, during the Spanish-American War, Spanish troops in Santiago, Cuba, surrendered to U.S. forces. The start of successful US incursions in foreign wars as the Phillipines was also a target.

1944, 322 people were killed when a pair of ammunition ships exploded in Port Chicago, Calif. Crew loading ships were mostly black.

1955, Disneyland debuted in Anaheim, Calif. The roots of fantasyland USA are planted.

1959 Famous jazz singer Billie Holiday, noted for her controversial antilynching ballad "Strange Fruit", dies in New York City

1967 John Coltrane, jazz composer and stylistic saxophonist, dies in Long Island, NY. He was recognized as the leader of the New Free Jazz Movement of the '60s.

1986, White House chief of staff Donald Regan drew criticism for suggesting in an interview that American women would not be prepared to "give up all their jewelry" if the U.S. were to impose economic sanctions against South Africa.

1996, TWA Flight 800, a Paris-bound Boeing 747, exploded and crashed off Long Island, N.Y., shortly after leaving John F. Kennedy International Airport, killing all 230 people aboard. Some still question whether it was shot down by friendly fire.

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 Post subject: JULY 18,
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1566 Barlolome deLas Casas, a significant chronicler of the Spanish conquest in the new world and who will reveal the great harm Christopher Columbus levied upon Arawalk Indians, dies in Madrid, Spain.

1863 The 54th Massachusetts, first Black regiment from the North, leads charge on Fort Wagner.

1940, the Democratic national convention in Chicago nominated President Roosevelt for an unprecedented third term in office. Lets hope the same doesn't happen for GWB.

1947, President Truman signed the Presidential Succession Act, which placed the speaker of the House and the Senate president pro tempore next in the line of succession after the vice president.

1969, a car driven by Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., plunged off a bridge on Chappaquiddick Island near Martha's Vineyard; passenger Mary Jo Kopechne died.

1984, a gunman opened fire at a McDonald's fast food restaurant in San Ysidro, Calif., killing 21 people before being shot dead by police. He didn't like his happy meal.

1996, Recovery efforts continued off Long Island, N.Y., for the bodies of the 230 people who died in the fiery crash of TWA Flight 800; President Clinton, meanwhile, urged Americans not to immediately assume the crash was the work of terrorists. What did he know?

1998 The African-American Civil War Soldiers Memorial is dedicated in Washington, DC

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1848 - 1st US women's rights convention (Seneca Falls NY)
1866 - Tennessee is 1st to ratify 14th Amendment, guaranteeing civil rights
1880 - SF Public Library starts lending books
1919 White mobs invade Black district of Washington, DC, the first or many summer race riots.
1923 - WRC-AM in Washington DC begins radio transmissions
1942 - Dmitri Shostakovitch' 7th Symphony, premieres in US
1953 - KIMA TV channel 29 in Yakima, WA (CBS) begins broadcasting
1953 - WAKR (now WAKC) TV channel 23 in Akron, OH (ABC) begins broadcasting
1965 - Shooting begins on Star Trek 2nd pilot "Where No Man Has Gone Before"
2005- President Bush announced his choice of federal appeals court judge John G. Roberts Jr. to replace Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor (Roberts ended up succeeding Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, who died in September 2005).

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I hope you keep this up Dog's. You and history are like Stripey and the weather:)

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 Post subject: July 20
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I'll try and keep it going, but on those days that I miss, you'll have to fill in for me. I am extremely busy these days, and only seem to keep up with what you people are posting. It is informative and a window to events from the past though. Yes you little PWIC's, the past is real and did happen.

Today, July 20

1877 - Military shoots on stopped railroad workers in Balt, kills 9
1881 - Sioux Indian Chief Sitting Bull, surrenders to federal troops
1894 - 2000 fed troops recalled from Chicago, having ended Pullman strike
1917 - WW I draft lottery held; #258 is 1st drawn. Don't pick these #'s if you gamble!
1927 - Lindbergh begins NY flight (Spirit of St Louis)
1942 - 1st detachment of Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, begin basic training
1956 - US performs atmospheric nuclear Test at Bikini Island
1960 - 1st submerged submarine to fire Polaris missile (George Washington)
1964 - 1st surfin' record to go #1-Jan and Dean's "Surf City"
1967 A Black Power Conference opens in Newark, NJ where the largest, most influencial, and diverse group of Black American leaders of over 1000 delegates gathered.
1967 - Race riots in Memphis Tenn
1968 - Iron Butterfly's "In-a-gadda-da-vida" becomes 1st heavy metal song to hit charts, it comes in at #117
1969, Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin became the first men to walk on the moon as they stepped out of their lunar module.
1972 - US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
1976 - Last US troops leave Thailand
1976 - US Viking 1 lands on Mars at Chryse Planitia, 1st Martian landing
1989 - 93øF, highest overnight low ever recorded in Phoenix Arizona- wonder if it's still a record?

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Have to throw this one in even though it isn't an American event-
1542 Pope Paul III begins inquisition against Protestants (Sactum Officium)
1669 John Lockes Constitution of English colony Carolina approved
1846 Mormons found 1st English settlement in Calif (San Joaquin Valley)
1864 America's first Black daily newspaper is founded. The New Orleans Tribune is published by Louis C. Roudanez in both English and French.
1873 Jesse James and James Younger gang's 1st train robbery (Adair Iowa)
1877 US army breaks railroad strike
1896 National Federation of Afro-American Women and Colored Women's founded in Washington DC
1898 Spain cedes Guam to US
1925, the so-called "Monkey Trial" ended in Dayton, Tenn., with John T. Scopes convicted of violating state law for teaching Darwin's Theory of Evolution. (The conviction was later overturned.)
1948 WSPD TV channel 13 in Toledo, OH (NBC) begins broadcasting
1949, the U.S. Senate ratified the North Atlantic Treaty.
1954, the Geneva Accords divided Vietnam into northern and southern entities.
1955, during the Geneva summit, President Eisenhower presented his "open skies" proposal under which the U.S. and the Soviet Union would trade information on each other's military facilities.
1957 Althea Gibson, after becoming the first Black to win at Wimbledon, becomes the first Black to win the U.S. National clay court title on this day.
1962 160 civil right activists jailed after demonstration in Albany Ga
1969 Neil Armstrong steps on Moon at 2:56:15 AM (GMT)
1969 Russia's Luna 15 impacts moon after 52 lunar orbits- Wonder if they were aiming for Neil?
1972 In NY, 57 murders occur in 24 hours
1974 House Judiciary approves 2 Articles of Impeachment against Pres Nixon
1976 1st outbreak of "Legionnaire's Disease" kills 29 in Phila
1980, draft registration began in the United States for 19- and 20-year-old men.
1984 1st documented case of a robot killing a human in US
1988 Mass Gov Michael Dukakis accepts Democratic nomination for president
1990 Pink Floyds' "Wall" is performed where Berlin Wall once stood
2005 The House voted to extend the USA Patriot Act.

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1925, the so-called "Monkey Trial" ended in Dayton, Tenn., with John T. Scopes convicted of violating state law for teaching Darwin's Theory of Evolution. (The conviction was later overturned.)


Darn...wish we could have one of those today, with the Chimp-in-Chief as the defendant along with the rest of the zoo that he calls his "base."

Seriously, thanks DO.g's for giving this forum a chance to get off life support. I try to keep it updated, but it's not always possible, as you well know!

PWICS...take a look here and see if you see anything that remotely resembles what you're learning in your special education classes offered in your detention centers.

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 Post subject: JULY 29, 2006
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1848 Tipperary Revolt ends in failure

1900 Italian American assassinates Italian king

1981 Prince Charles marries Lady Diana


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Social reformer and pacifist Jane Addams was born on September 6, 1860 in Cedarville, Illinois. After graduating from Rockford College in 1881, Addams left her native Illinois for Philadelphia where she enrolled at the Woman's Medical College. Forced by poor health to abandon her studies, Addams spent the next two years as an invalid. After regaining her strength, she embarked upon a tour of Europe. It was there that she found the inspiration for much of her work in social reform.

President McKinley Assassinated in 1901


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