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This Day in History


AMERICAN REVOLUTION

1776

Patriot executed for spying »

AUTOMOTIVE

1953

The famous “four-level” opens in Los Angeles »

CIVIL WAR

1862

Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation is announced »

COLD WAR

1961

President Kennedy signs Peace Corps legislation »

CRIME

1980

So-called Midtown Stabber kills his first victim »

DISASTER

1993

Train derails in Alabama swamp »

GENERAL INTEREST

1776

American Patriot executed for spying »

1828

Shaka Zulu assassinated »

1914

U-boat devastates British squadron »

1927

Dempsey loses on long count »

1980

Iran-Iraq War »

HOLLYWOOD

1994

Friends debuts »

LITERARY

1598

Playwright Ben Jonson is indicted for manslaughter »

MUSIC

1985

The first “Farm Aid” concert is held in Champaign, Illinois »

OLD WEST

1554

Coronado dies, without finding the fabled cities of gold »

PRESIDENTIAL

1975

President Ford survives second assassination attempt »

SPORTS

1927

Controversial long count mars Tunney- »

VIETNAM WAR

1964

Goldwater attacks Johnson’s Vietnam policy »

1971

Medina is acquitted of all charges »

WORLD WAR I

1914

German U-boat devastates British squadron »

WORLD WAR II

1945

Patton questions necessity of Germany’s “denazification” »

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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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