This day in history May/June/July 2021
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Started by metmike - May 3, 2021, 7:26 p.m.

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By metmike - May 3, 2021, 7:34 p.m.
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1715 – A total solar eclipse is visible across northern Europe and northern Asia, as predicted by Edmond Halley to within four minutes accuracy.

1855 – American adventurer William Walker departs from San Francisco with about 60 men to conquer Nicaragua.

1920 – A Bolshevik coup fails in the Democratic Republic of Georgia.

1921   – West Virginia becomes the first state to legislate a broad sales tax, but does not implement it until a number of years later due to enforcement issues.

By metmike - May 5, 2021, 1:12 a.m.
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1973Secretariat wins the 1973 Kentucky Derby in 1:592⁄5, an as-yet unbeaten record.

By metmike - May 6, 2021, 2:25 a.m.
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1536   – King Henry VIII orders English-language Bibles be placed in every church. In 1539 the Great Bible would be provided for this purpose.

1889 – The Eiffel Tower is officially opened to the public at the Universal Exposition in Paris.

1915Babe Ruth, then a pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, hits his first major league home run.

1954Roger Bannister becomes the first person to run the mile in under four minutes


By metmike - May 7, 2021, 12:23 a.m.
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1840 – The Great Natchez Tornado strikes Natchez, Mississippi killing 317 people. It is the second deadliest tornado in United States history.

1915World War I: German submarine U-20 sinks RMS Lusitania, killing 1,198 people, including 128 Americans. Public reaction to the sinking turns many former pro-Germans in the United States against the German Empire.

2000Vladimir Putin is inaugurated as president of Russia.

By metmike - May 8, 2021, 1:58 a.m.
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453 BCSpring and Autumn period: The house of Zhao defeats the house of Zhi, ending the Battle of Jinyang, a military conflict between the elite families of the State of Jin. metmike: This sounds more like a video game (-:

By metmike - May 9, 2021, 1:46 a.m.
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1865   – American Civil War: President Andrew Johnson issues a proclamation ending belligerent rights of the rebels and enjoining foreign nations to intern or expel Confederate ships.

1926 – Admiral Richard E. Byrd and Floyd Bennett claim to have flown over the North Pole (later discovery of Byrd's diary appears to cast some doubt on the claim.)

By metmike - May 10, 2021, 1:45 a.m.
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By metmike - May 11, 2021, 12:12 a.m.
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868 – A copy of the Diamond Sutra is printed in China, making it the oldest known dated printed book

1910 – An act of the U.S. Congress establishes Glacier National Park in Montana.

1963 – Racist bombings in Birmingham, Alabama, disrupt nonviolence in the Birmingham campaign and precipitate a crisis involving federal troops

1997Deep Blue, a chess-playing supercomputer, defeats Garry Kasparov in the last game of the rematch, becoming the first computer to beat a world-champion chess player in a classic match format.

By metmike - May 11, 2021, 11:59 p.m.
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2002 – Former US President Jimmy Carter arrives in Cuba for a five-day visit with Fidel Castro, becoming the first President of the United States, in or out of office, to visit the island since Castro's 1959 revolution.

2008   – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement conducts the largest-ever raid of a workplace in Postville, Iowa, arresting nearly 400 immigrants for identity theft and document fraud.

2017 – The WannaCry ransomware attack impacts over 400 thousand computers worldwide, targeting computers of the United Kingdom's National Health Services and Telefónica computers.

By metmike - May 13, 2021, 12:25 a.m.
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1888 – With the passage of the Lei Áurea ("Golden Law"), Empire of Brazil abolishes slavery.

By metmike - May 14, 2021, 1:42 a.m.
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By metmike - May 15, 2021, 2:35 a.m.
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1817 – Opening of the first private mental health hospital in the United States, the Asylum for the Relief of Persons Deprived of the Use of Their Reason (now Friends Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania).

1836Francis Baily observes "Baily's beads" during an annular eclipse.

By metmike - May 15, 2021, 11:07 p.m.
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1888Nikola Tesla delivers a lecture describing the equipment which will allow efficient generation and use of alternating currents to transmit electric power over long distances.

By metmike - May 17, 2021, 2:54 a.m.
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1536   – Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn's marriage is annulled.

1792 – The New York Stock Exchange is formed under the Buttonwood Agreement.

1809 – Emperor Napoleon I orders the annexation of the Papal States to the French Empire.

By metmike - May 18, 2021, 1:26 a.m.
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1804Napoleon Bonaparte is proclaimed Emperor of the French by the French Senate.

1860Abraham Lincoln wins the Republican Party presidential nomination over William H. Seward, who later becomes the United States Secretary of State.

1933New Deal: President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs an act creating the Tennessee Valley Authority.

1953Jackie Cochran becomes the first woman to break the sound barrier.

1980Mount St. Helens erupts in Washington, United States, killing 57 people and causing $3 billion in damage.

2005 – A second photo from the Hubble Space Telescope confirms that Pluto has two additional moons, Nix and Hydra.

By metmike - May 18, 2021, 11:57 p.m.
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1536Anne Boleyn, the second wife of Henry VIII of England, is beheaded for adultery, treason, and incest.

1780New England's Dark Day, an unusual darkening of the day sky, was observed over the New England states and parts of Canada.

1845 – Captain Sir John Franklin and his ill-fated Arctic expedition depart from Greenhithe, England.

1921 – The United States Congress passes the Emergency Quota Act establishing national quotas on immigration.

By metmike - May 20, 2021, 7:04 p.m.
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metmike: Some days are way more interesting than others. May 20 is right at the top!

325 – The First Council of Nicaea is formally opened, starting the first ecumenical council of the Christian Church.

By metmike - May 23, 2021, 12:38 p.m.
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1934 – American bank robbers Bonnie and Clyde are ambushed by police and killed in Bienville Parish, Louisiana.

"The Kyoto Protocol is an international treaty which extends the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) that commits state parties to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, based on the scientific consensus that (part one) global warming is occurring and (part two) that human-made CO2 emissions are driving it. The Kyoto Protocol was adopted in Kyoto, Japan, on 11 December 1997 and entered into force on 16 February 2005. There are currently 192 parties (Canada withdrew from the protocol, effective December 2012)[4] to the Protocol."

The fake climate crisis has been going on for over 3 the planet keeps getting greener and greener:

Did UN Official Say Nations Would Vanish If Global Warming Not Reversed by 2000?


An Associated Press article from 1989 is popular among climate-change deniers.



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metmike: To try to hide the story, they took the data(1989) and the title off of it. Seriously, they did that and they could actually eliminate the story soon.

Original, just before they censored the title:

U.N. Predicts Disaster if Global Warming Not Checked


By metmike - May 25, 2021, 1:09 p.m.
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1787 – After a delay of 11 days, the United States Constitutional Convention formally convenes in Philadelphia after a quorum of seven states is secured.

1895 – Playwright, poet and novelist Oscar Wilde is convicted of "committing acts of gross indecency with other male persons" and sentenced to serve two years in prison.

1935Jesse Owens of Ohio State University breaks three world records and ties a fourth at the Big Ten Conference Track and Field Championships in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

1955 – In the United States, a night-time F5 tornado strikes the small city of Udall, Kansas, killing 80 and injuring 273. It is the deadliest tornado to ever occur in the state and the 23rd deadliest in the U.S.....during global cooling.

1961Apollo program: U.S. President John F. Kennedy announces, before a special joint session of the U.S. Congress, his goal to initiate a project to put a "man on the Moon" before the end of the decade.

By metmike - May 28, 2021, 1:52 a.m.
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585 BC – A solar eclipse occurs, as predicted by the Greek philosopher and scientist Thales, while Alyattes is battling Cyaxares in the Battle of Halys, leading to a truce. This is one of the cardinal dates from which other dates can be calculated.

1937Volkswagen, the German automobile manufacturer is founded.

2002 – The last steel girder is removed from the original World Trade Center site. Cleanup duties officially end with closing ceremonies at Ground Zero in Manhattan, New York City.

By metmike - May 30, 2021, 2:55 a.m.
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1539 – In Florida, Hernando de Soto lands at Tampa Bay with 600 soldiers with the goal of finding gold.

1911 – At the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the first Indianapolis 500 ends with Ray Harroun in his Marmon Wasp becoming the first winner of the 500-mile auto race.

1922 – The Lincoln Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C..

1958 – Memorial Day: The remains of two unidentified American servicemen, killed in action during World War II and the Korean War respectively, are buried at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery.

2020 – The Crew Dragon Demo-2 launches from the Kennedy Space Center, becoming the first crewed orbital spacecraft to launch from the United States since 2011.

By metmike - June 1, 2021, 2:34 a.m.
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1890 – The United States Census Bureau begins using Herman Hollerith's tabulating machine to count census returns.

1974 – The Heimlich maneuver for rescuing choking victims is published in the journal Emergency Medicine

1980Cable News Network (CNN) begins broadcasting.

By metmike - June 3, 2021, 12:56 a.m.
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1835P. T. Barnum and his circus start their first tour of the United States.

1924 – U.S. President Calvin Coolidge signs the Indian Citizenship Act into law, granting citizenship to all Native Americans born within the territorial limits of the United States.

1979Pope John Paul II starts his first official visit to his native Poland, becoming the first Pope to visit a Communist country.

1997 – In Denver, Timothy McVeigh is convicted on 15 counts of murder and conspiracy for his role in the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, in which 168 people died. He was executed four years later.

By metmike - June 5, 2021, 1:23 p.m.
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By metmike - June 8, 2021, 2:23 a.m.
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783Laki, a volcano in Iceland, begins an eight-month eruption which kills over 9,000 people and starts a seven-year famine.

1949   – George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four is published.

By metmike - June 11, 2021, 3:09 a.m.
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1895Paris–Bordeaux–Paris, sometimes called the first automobile race in history or the "first motor race", takes place.

1962 – Frank Morris, John Anglin and Clarence Anglin allegedly become the only prisoners to escape from the prison on Alcatraz Island.

By metmike - June 13, 2021, 1:51 a.m.
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1983Pioneer 10 becomes the first man-made object to leave the central Solar System when it passes beyond the orbit of Neptune.

1994 – A jury in Anchorage, Alaska, blames recklessness by Exxon and Captain Joseph Hazelwood for the Exxon Valdez disaster, allowing victims of the oil spill to seek $15 billion in damages.

1997 – A jury sentences Timothy McVeigh to death for his part in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.

By metmike - June 15, 2021, 2:21 a.m.
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    763 BCAssyrians record a solar eclipse that is later used to fix the chronology of Mesopotamian history

By metmike - June 17, 2021, 1:05 a.m.
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1885 – The Statue of Liberty arrives in New York Harbor.

1901 – The College Board introduces its first standardized test, the forerunner to the SAT.

By metmike - June 20, 2021, 2:30 a.m.
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1959A rare June hurricane strikes Canada's Gulf of St. Lawrence killing 35....during global cooling

1975 – The film Jaws is released in the United States, becoming the highest-grossing film of that time and starting the trend of films known as "summer blockbusters".

By metmike - June 22, 2021, 2:48 a.m.
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1633 – The Holy Office in Rome forces Galileo Galilei to recant his view that the Sun, not the Earth, is the center of the Universe in the form he presented it in, after heated controversy.

1942   – The Pledge of Allegiance is formally adopted by US Congress.

By metmike - June 23, 2021, 2:08 a.m.
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1860 – The United States Congress establishes the Government Printing Office.

By metmike - June 25, 2021, 2:49 a.m.
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By metmike - June 27, 2021, 11:36 p.m.
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1894Labor Day becomes an official US holiday.

1902 – The U.S. Congress passes the Spooner Act, authorizing President Theodore Roosevelt to acquire rights from Colombia for the Panama Canal.

1942World War II: Nazi Germany starts its strategic summer offensive against the Soviet Union, codenamed Case Blue.

1997Holyfield–Tyson II: Mike Tyson is disqualified in the third round for biting a piece off Evander Holyfield's ear.

By metmike - June 28, 2021, 10:34 p.m.
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1975Steve Wozniak tested his first prototype of Apple I computer.

2007Apple Inc. releases its first mobile phone, the iPhone.

By metmike - July 1, 2021, 12:31 a.m.
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1870 – The United States Department of Justice formally comes into existence.

By metmike - July 2, 2021, 10:41 p.m.
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1775American Revolutionary War: George Washington takes command of the Continental Army at Cambridge, Massachusetts.

1884Dow Jones & Company publishes its first stock average.

By metmike - July 11, 2021, 11:13 p.m.
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1914Babe Ruth makes his debut in Major League Baseball.

1977Martin Luther King Jr., assassinated in 1968, is awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

By metmike - July 19, 2021, 2:59 a.m.
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1848Women's rights: A two-day Women's Rights Convention opens in Seneca Falls, New York.