Historic Events

Moon

7/20/1969: Apollo 11’s crew successfully makes the first manned landing on the Moon

7/20/1969: Apollo 11's crew successfully makes the first manned landing on the Moon Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that landed ...
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Newark

7/12/1967: The 1967 Newark riots occurred; rioting, looting, and destruction left 26 dead and hundreds injured

The 1967 Newark riots The 1967 Newark riots were a major civil disturbance that occurred in the city of Newark, ...
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day

7/7/1981: U.S. President Ronald Reagan appoints Sandra Day O’Connor to become the first female member of the Supreme Court of the United States.

1981: U.S. President Ronald Reagan appoints Sandra Day O'Connor to become the first female member of the Supreme Court of ...
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Soyuz

6/30/1971 : The crew of the Soviet Soyuz 11 spacecraft are killed when their air supply escapes through a faulty valve

Soyuz 11 ends in disaster Soyuz 11  was the only manned mission to board the world's first space station,  The ...
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Franz

6/28/1914: Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria is assassinated ; this is the casus belli of World War I.

    The Event that sparked WWII On Sunday, 28 June 1914, at about 10:45 am, Franz Ferdinand and his ...
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earthquake

6/23/1946: The 1946 Vancouver Island earthquake strikes Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

The 1946 Vancouver Island earthquake The 1946 Vancouver Island earthquake occurred with a moment magnitude of 7.5 that struck Vancouver ...
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Bill

6/22/1944: President FDR signs into law the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944, commonly known as the G.I. Bill.

FDR signs the G.I. Bill The Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, also known as the G.I. Bill, was a law ...
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6/15/1877: Henry Ossian Flipper becomes 1st African American to graduate from West Point Military Academy

1877 Henry Ossian Flipper becomes 1st African American to graduate from West Point Military Academy.  Flipper was an American soldier, ...
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Hawaii

6/14/1900: Congress passes the Hawaiian Organic Act, making Hawaii an official U.S. Territory

The United States Congress finally agreed to grant Hawaii a popularly elected government of its own and 25th President William ...
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6/14/1970: Charles Manson goes on trial for Sharon Tate murders

On August 9, 1969, Sharon Tate, along with four others, were murdered by Charles Manson and members of the Manson ...
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