This Day in History

1901 McKinley dies of infection from gunshot wounds
American Revolution
1779 Brodhead completes Allegheny River expedition
1927 Dancer Isadora Duncan is killed in car accident
Civil War
1862 North and South clash at the Battle of South Mountain
Cold War
1959 Soviet probe reaches the moon
1974 A song about crime hits the charts
1999 Millions flee from Hurricane Floyd
General Interest
1812 Napoleon enters Moscow
1847 Scott captures Mexico City
1975 American canonized as saint
1982 Hollywood star and real-life princess Grace Kelly dies
1914 Make Way for Ducklings author Robert McCloskey is born
1964 Steinbeck wins the Medal of Freedom
1955 Little Richard records “Tutti Frutti”
Old West
1901 An adoptive westerner becomes president of the United States
1901 President William McKinley dies from gunshot wounds
1968 Denny McLain becomes a 30-game winner
Vietnam War
1965 South Vietnamese forces and U.S. advisers conduct parachute assault
1966 Operation Attleboro is launched in War Zone C
World War I
1916 Seventh Battle of the Isonzo
World War II
1944 Americans launch Operation Stalemate—at extraordinary cost


About katcountryhub
I am a graduate of Northeast Community College with a degree in journalism. I am married to Jeff Gilliland. We have two grown children, Justin and Whitney and four grandchildren, Grayce, Grayhm, Charli and Penelope. I will be covering Lyons, Decatur, Bancroft and Rosalie and am hoping to expand my horizons as time progresses!

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