This Day in History


1776

Washington orders General Lee to New Jersey »

AUTOMOTIVE

1927

Holland Tunnel appears on the cover of Time »

CIVIL WAR

1861

Judah Benjamin becomes Confederate secretary of war »

COLD WAR

1975

Congressional report charges U.S. involvement in assassination plots »

CRIME

1986

Oliver North starts feeding documents into the shredding machine »

DISASTER

1916

Britannic sinks in Aegean Sea »

GENERAL INTEREST

1783

Men fly over Paris »

1877

Edison’s first great invention »

1985

Israeli spy arrested in United States »

HOLLYWOOD

1976

Rocky premieres »

LITERARY

1694

Voltaire’s birthday »

MUSIC

1934

Ella Fitzgerald wins Amateur Night at Harlem’s Apollo Theater »

OLD WEST

1860

Tom Horn is born in Missouri »

PRESIDENTIAL

1864

Lincoln allegedly writes to mother of Civil War casualties »

SPORTS

1931

USC ends Notre Dame winning streak »

VIETNAM WAR

1967

Westmoreland tells media the communists are losing »

1970

U.S. force raids Son Tay prison camp »

WORLD WAR I

1916

Emperor Franz Josef of Austria dies »

WORLD WAR II

1941

Nazi chief architect requests POWs to labor for a new Berlin »

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