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Today in History


AMERICAN REVOLUTION

1775

Washington informs Congress of espionage »

AUTOMOTIVE

1919

Enzo Ferrari makes his debut as a race car driver »

CIVIL WAR

1864

Battle of Allatoona »

COLD WAR

1986

Iran-Contra scandal unravels »

CRIME

1892

The Dalton gang performs their last robbery attempt »

DISASTER

1930

Blimp crashes in France »

GENERAL INTEREST

1813

Tecumseh defeated »

1877

Chief Joseph surrenders »

1969

Cuban defector lands MiG in Miami »

1974

American circumnavigates the globe on foot »

1989

Dalai Lama wins Peace Prize »

2011

Apple founder Steve Jobs dies »

HOLLYWOOD

1990

Henry & June is first NC-17 film »

LITERARY

1978

Isaac Singer wins Nobel Prize »

MUSIC

1991

Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch earn a #1 hit with “Good Vibrations” »

OLD WEST

1892

The Dalton Gang is wiped out in Coffeyville, Kansas »

PRESIDENTIAL

1829

Chester Arthur is born »

SPORTS

1953

Yanks win their fifth series in a row »

VIETNAM WAR

1963

South Vietnamese generals plan coup »

1964

President Johnson under fire from his own party »

WORLD WAR I

1915

Britain and France commit troops to operation in Salonika, Greece »

WORLD WAR II

1942

Stalingrad must not be taken by the enemy. »

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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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