This Day in History


AMERICAN REVOLUTION
1777
Redcoats kill sleeping Americans in Paoli Massacre »
AUTOMOTIVE
1960
Mickey Thompson tries again to become the fastest driver in history »
CIVIL WAR
1863
Confederates score a victory at the Battle of Chickamauga »
COLD WAR
1963
Kennedy proposes joint mission to the moon »
CRIME
2012
Amish convicted in beard cutting attacks »
DISASTER
2002
Avalanche thunders into Russian village »
GENERAL INTEREST
1519
Magellan sets out »
1565
First European battle on American soil »
1946
First Cannes Film Festival »
HOLLYWOOD
1934
Actress and international sex symbol Sophia Loren born »
LITERARY
1878
Upton Sinclair is born »
MUSIC
1975
The Bay City Rollers make their U.S. debut on Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell »
OLD WEST
1806
The returning Lewis and Clark reach the first white settlement on the Missouri »
PRESIDENTIAL
1881
Chester Arthur becomes third president to serve in one year »
SPORTS
1973
King defeats Riggs in Battle of the Sexes II »
VIETNAM WAR
1968
U.S. officials defend use of defoliants »
1972
U.S. planes mine waters in northern Quang Tri »
WORLD WAR I
1918
U.S. officer George S. Patton writes home after Saint-Mihiel offensive »
WORLD WAR II
1943
British launch Operation Source »
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