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This Day in History


AMERICAN REVOLUTION

1781

Battle of Yorktown begins »

AUTOMOTIVE

1938

Auto inventor Charles Duryea dies »

CIVIL WAR

1863

Union generals blamed for Chickamauga defeat »

COLD WAR

1959

Khrushchev and Eisenhower offer views on summit meeting »

CRIME

1988

A cult leader kills one of his followers »

DISASTER

1918

Flu epidemic hits Philadelphia »

GENERAL INTEREST

48

Pompey the Great assassinated »

1066

William the Conqueror invades England »

1542

Cabrillo encounters California »

1989

Marcos dies in exile »

1994

Estonia sinks »

HOLLYWOOD

1901

TV host Ed Sullivan born »

LITERARY

1634

John Milton’s drama, Comus, performed »

MUSIC

1991

Miles Davis dies »

OLD WEST

1542

Cabrillo discovers San Diego Bay »

PRESIDENTIAL

1967

President Johnson honors American soldier »

SPORTS

1960

Ted Williams hits home run in last major league at-bat »

VIETNAM WAR

1968

Battle for Thuong Duc begins »

1972

Weekly casualty figures contain no U.S. fatalities »

WORLD WAR I

1918

British soldier allegedly spares the life of an injured Adolf Hitler »

WORLD WAR II

1942

General Arnold fights for unique bombers 

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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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