Events in United

States History


What happened on this day in U. S. history.

United States history has some very important events
and events that are certainly worthy of being remembered.
Here is some of the historical events that have
occurred in United States history over the years.


On April 02, 1792 Congress passed the Coinage Age
which established the opening of the United States Mint.

On April 04, 1918 it was passed into legislation that
the American flag would have 13 red and white stripes and
have a star for every state in the union. At that time there
were 20 states.

Walter Camp who has been dubbed the "father of
American Football was born on April 07, 1859 in
New Britain, Conn.

On the 8th day in April 1974, Atlanta Braves slugger
Hank Aaron hit number 715 home run which broke the
long standing record of Babe Ruth for most career
home runs. The Braves played the Los Angeles Dodgers
that day. The Atlanta Braves by the way are the oldest
team in baseball starting their franchise in 1871.

The commander of the Confederate Army, General Robert E. Lee
conceded to the Union Army at Apppomattox Court House, Virginia
in 1865, April 09.

April 12, 1861 the Confederate Army attacked Fort Sumter.

While attending a play at Ford's Theater, President
Abraham Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes booth. The
play they were watching was "Our American Cousin."
The date was April 14, 1865.

On April 15, 1912 1500 people lost their lives when
the RMS Titanic hit an iceberg and sank to the bottom
of the North Atlantic Ocean. In 1861 on this date
President Lincoln declared a state of insurrection.
In 1947, Jackie Robinson made his first appearance
in the National Baseball League playing for the Brooklyn Dodgers.

Baron Von Richtofen, "The Red Baron" was shot down by
Captain Roy Brown of the Royal Air Force on April 21, 1918.
Richtofen was named the Red Baron because of the Red Fokker
DR.I Triplane he flew. The Red Baron was commander of the
German "Flying Circus" he earned the coveted Blue Max award
and shot down 80 allied aircraft in World War I.

General George Washington became the first President
of the United States on April 30, 1789


May 01, 1707 Scotland and England signed a treaty
merging into one called Great Britain.

In 1863 on May 02, Confederate General Stonewall Jackson
was accidentally shot by one of his own men, he died
8 days later.

On May 04, 1904 the United States agreed to take over
the construction project of the canal through the Isthmus
of Panama. The French began the project began in 1882.
Ten years of hard work passed before on Aug. 15, 1914
the first ship, the SS Ancon passed through the Panama Canal.

May 05, 1904 Cy Young pitched a perfect game for the
Boston Americans against Rube Waddell and his Philadelphia
Athletics, it was the first perfect game since the rule
change in 1893 that moved pitcher's mound back to 60
feet 6 inches from home plate. Young recorded 8 strikeouts
in that game. Since that time only 14 perfect games have
been thrown in the Major Leagues.

In 1937 on May 06 at Lakehurst New Jersey, the
German airship the Hindenburg crashed killing 35
of the 97 people onboard along with 1 Navy crewman
that was on the ground. Also on this date in 1954,
Roger Bannister ran a mile in less than 4 minutes,
a feat previously believed to be impossible.

Stan Musial of the St. Louis Cardinals became one of only
27 players to reach the 3,000 hit club on May 13, 1958
while pinch hitting for pitcher Sam Jones, Musial hit a
solid double against Chicago Cub's pitcher. Moe Drabowsky.

May 21 has several interesting events happening.
Clara Barton formed American Red Cross in 1881. In 1927
Charles Lindbergh and the Spirit of St. Louis landed
close to Paris for the completion of the first solo
flight across the Atlantic. Then in 1932 Amelia Earhart
became the first female to make the solo flight when
she landed her plane in Northern Ireland.

Infamous bank robbers Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow
died from a shootout resulting from a police ambush
near Bienville Parish, La. May 23, 1934.

The Bambino hit the last of his 714 home runs on May 25,
1935. Babe Ruth was playing for the Boston Braves
against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Also on this date in 1787
the Constitutional Convention began meeting in


On June 04 1896, Henry Ford made his first successful
run of his horseless carriage motoring through the
streets of Detroit on what was called a "quadricycle".

June 05 1968 Senator Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated
in the Los Angeles Ambassador Hotel by Sirhan Bishara Shirhan

June 08, 1869 Ives McGaffey from Chicago patented the
suction vacuum cleaner. In 1965 US troops in Vietnam
were authorized to engage in offensive operations.

June 09, 1973 Secretariat won the Triple Crown.

June 10,1935 Alcoholics Anonymous had it's beginning
in Akron, Ohio.

In 1919 Sir Barton became the first horse ever to win the
Triple Crown, June 11.

1939, June 12, the National Baseball Hall of Fame
located in Cooperstown NY was dedicated.

June 15: in 1775 George Washington was voted upon
by the Second Continental Congress to be head of
the Continental Army. In 1969 Hee Haw premiered on
CBS television.

Ford Motor Company incorporated June 16, 1903.

June 22: 1937 Joe Louis knocked out Jim Braddock
in the 8th round of his first world heavy weight
boxing match. On this date one year later, Louis
knocked out Max Schmeling in the first round which
was held at Yankee Stadium. In 1945 the battle of
Okinawa ended with over 13,000 Americans killed in
the battle. Over all, 90,000 Japanese soldiers and
130,000 civilians lost their life in the battle which
had lasted 3 months.

June 25, 1876 Lt. Col. George A Custer and his 7th
Cavalry were annihilated at the Battle of Little
Bighorn in Montana by Sioux and Cheyenne Indians.

July 01, 1859 the very first intercollegiate baseball
game was played in Pittsfield, Mass. between Amherst
College and Williams College. Amherst won the 4 hour
game after 26 innings, by a score of 73 - 32.
In 1863 on this day the Battle of Gettysburg began.

On the most memorable date in US history, July 04:
1776 Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of
1802 The US Military Academy at West Point opened.
1919 Jack Dempsey won the world heavyweight title by
defeating Jess Willard in Toledo Ohio.
1939 Lou Gehrig gave his farewell address to fans at
Yankee Stadium.

July 07, 1865 four people were hanged for taking part
in the conspiracy with John Wilkes Booth to assassinate
President Lincoln. 1930 construction started on the Hoover Dam
which was originally called Boulder Dam.

In 1881 on July 14th William H. Bonney, Jr. so called
Billy the Kid was shot and killed by sheriff Pat Garrett
in Fort Sumner N.M.

July 15th, 2009 the opening day of the 144th Jacktown Fair,
the oldest continuously running country fair in the nation.

July 20: The big event was in 1969 when the Apollo 11
spaceship set down on the moon and Neil Armstrong and
Buzz Aldrin became the first men to walk on the moon.
In 1976 the Viking I robot made the first ever successful
landing on Mars. One year later the big flood happened
in Johnstown Pa.

29: The National Aeronautics and Space Act was signed
into being by Dwight Eisenhower thus creating NASA in 1958.

July 30 in 1619 the first representative assembly
convened in Jamestown. In 1975 teamster president
Jimmy Hoffa suddenly disappeared.


In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue, on the 03 he set
sail from Spain. In 1949 the National Basketball League and
the Basketball Association of America merged to become
the National Basketball Association. In 1981 the air traffic
controllers went on strike which led to their firing by
then President Ronald Reagan.

04 1790 the Revenue Cutter Service was formed which
later developed into the U.S. Coast Guard

05: The cornerstone for the foundation of the
Statue of Liberty was laid in 1884. In 1933 President
Franklin Roosevelt began the National Labor Board
which later would turn into the National Labor
Relations Board.

07 1782 General George Washington created the Order of
the Purple Heart which was intended to recognize merit
among enlisted men. In 1882 one of the Hatfield family was
from West Virginia was killed by 3 brothers of the McCoy family
from Kentucky which was the first killing in the famous
Hatfield and McCoy fued.

12 1909 The home of the Indianapolis 500, the
Indianapolis Motor Speedway opened.

15 The Panama Canal opened in 1914.

17 1807 The Steamboat invented by Robert Fulton sailed
up the Hudson River for the first successful trip by
a steamboat.

27 in 1859 Edwin L. Drake drilled the first successful
oil well in the United States at Titusville, Pa.

12 Today is Columbus day, this day in 1492 he and his three
ships landed in the Bahamas after sailing across the ocean
from Spain.

On the 21st, Edison perfected a workable electric light in
1879, in 1797 the USS Constitution was christened in Boston's
harbor, in 1917 soldiers from the 1st Division became the
first Americans to do battle in World War I.

October 26, 1774 the first Continental Congress adjourned.
In 1881 the Gunfight at the OK Corral took place with
Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday facing the Clanton gang

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