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Fantasia and the real Amityville Horror


On November 13 in:


1553, Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Cranmer and four others, including Lady Jane Grey, are accused of high treason and sentenced to death under Catholic Queen  "Bloody" Mary I;


1927, the Holland Tunnel opens to traffic as the first Hudson River vehicle tunnel linking New Jersey to New York City;


1940, Walt Disney's animated musical film Fantasia is first released, on the first night of a roadshow at New York's Broadway Theatre;


1956, The Supreme Court of the United States declares Alabama laws requiring segregated buses illegal, thus ending the Montgomery Bus Boycott;


1974, Ronald DeFeo, Jr. murders his entire family in Amityville, Long Island in the house that would become known as The Amityville Horror; and in


1982, The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C. after a march to its site by thousands of Vietnam War veterans.


Betty Boop Debuts!

On August 9, in:

1892, Thomas Edison receives a patent for a 2 way telegraph;

1930, Betty Boop makes her cartoon debut in Dizzy Dishes;

1936, Jesse Owens becomes the first American to win 4 gold medals in the Summer Olympics; and in

1974, after the resignation of Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford becomes the first US President to hold the office without having been elected in any national election.

Tornado in Brooklyn and a infamous walk across a street in London


On August 8 in:


1863, Following his defeat in the Battle of Gettysburg, General Robert E. Lee sends a letter of resignation to Confederate President Jefferson Davis (it is refused upon receipt);


1876, Thomas Edison receives a patent for his mimeograph;


1896, American author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings is born;


1929, The German Airship Graf Zeppelin begins a round-the-world flight;


1969, At a zebra crossing in London, photographer Iain Macmillan takes the photo that becomes the cover of the Beatles album Abbey Road, one of the most famous album covers in recording history;


1974, President Richard Nixon, in a nationwide telexision address, announces his resignation from the office of the President of the United States effective noon the next day; and in


2007, An EF2 tornado touches down in Kings County and Richmond County, New York, the most powerful tornado in New York to date and the first in Brooklyn since 1889. 

The Royal Wedding.

On July 29, in:

1991, The Mets played their first Sunday night game at Shea Stadium;

1981, Prince Charles of England weds Lady Diana;

1974, The Episcopal Church ordains female priests; and

1965, The Beatles movie, Help, premieres. 


What's up, Doc . . . the beginning of the end for Tricky Dick.

On July 27 in:


1940, The animated short A Wild Hare is released, introducing the character of Bugs Bunny;


1974, The House of Representatives Judiciary Committee votes 27 to 11 to recommend the first article of impeachment (for obstruction of justice) against President Nixon;


1890, Vincent Van Gogh shoots himself. He will die two days later;


1921, Reserchers at the University of Toronto led my biochemist Frederick Banting prove that the hormone insulin regulates blood sugar; and in;


2003, American comedian, actor and legend Bob Hope dies at age 100. 

The first nuclear power station, Tricky Dick goes to the Soviet Union




OnJune 27 in;


1954, the world's first nuclear power station opens in Obninsk, near Moscow;  


1844, Joseph Smith, Jr. founder of the Latter Day Saint movement, and his brother Hyrum Smith, are murdered by a mob at the Carthage,                   Illinois jail;         


1880, Helen Keller is born in Alabama;


1974, U.S. president Richard Nixon visits the Soviet Union and in;


1899, A.E. J. Collins scores 628 runs not out, the highest-ever recorded score in cricket .





Anne Boleyn, CNN and the Heimlich maneuver

On June 1 in:


1533, Anne Boleyn is crowned Queen of England;


1974, The Heimlich maneuver for rescuing choking victims is published in the journal Emergency Medicine;


1812, President James Madison asks Congress to declare war on the United Kingdom, resulting in the War of 1812;


1980, Cable News Network (CNN) begins broadcasting;  and in


1990, George H.W. Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev sign a treaty to end chemical weapon production. 

George Washington, Patty Hearst and the Confederate States

OnFebruary4 in


1974, The Symbionese Liberation Army kidnaps Patty Hearst in Berkeley, California.


1789, George Washington is unanimously elected as the first President of the United States by the U.S. Electoral College.


1861, In Montgomery, Alabama delegates from the six break-away U.S. states meet and form the Confederate States of America.


2004, Facebook, the mainstream online social networking site is founded by Mark Zuckerberg.


2006, Betty Friedan, American author and activist, dies at the age of 85. 



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