Archive for the ‘History’ Category

Miranda: The Definition of Irony

Saturday, June 8th, 2013

After several decades, Ernesto Miranda, the namesake of the "Miranda Warnings", is still probably one of the better known modern criminals. His case, which was combined with several other similar cases being brought before the U.S. Supreme Court, resulted in the necessity to inform suspects that they have a right ...

The Best Youtube Channel In History

Sunday, October 14th, 2012

Face it, normally Youtube.com is a time sink where you go to watch silly jackass outtakes and cute kitty videos. However, I finally found a channel on YouTube that may just give it some socially redeeming value. It's a regularly updated, fast paced series of history lessons taught ...

Today In History – 6/20/09

Saturday, June 20th, 2009

1877 – Alexander Graham Bell installs the world's first commercial telephone service in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. 1893 – Lizzie Borden is acquitted for the murders of her father and stepmother. 1963 – The so-called "red telephone" is established between the Soviet Union and the United States following the Cuban Missile Crisis. Visit Wikipedia, ...

Today In History – 7/18/09

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

1923 – Checker Taxi puts its first taxi on the streets. 1940 – "Finest Hour" speech by Winston Churchill 1996 – Ted Kaczynski, suspected of being the Unabomber, is indicted on ten criminal counts. Visit Wikipedia, the free on-line encyclopedia where you will find more historic events and over two million other articles.

Today In History – 7/17/09

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

1885 – The Statue of Liberty arrives in New York Harbor. 1901 – The College Board introduces its first standardized test, the forerunner to the SAT. 1972 – Watergate scandal: five White House operatives are arrested for burglarizing the offices of the Democratic National Committee, in an attempt by some members of ...

Today In History – 7/16/09

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

1858 – Abraham Lincoln delivers his House Divided speech in Springfield, Illinois. 1903 – The Ford Motor Company is incorporated. 1977 – Oracle Corporation is incorporated in Redwood Shores, California, as Software Development Laboratories (SDL) by Larry Ellison, Bob Miner and Ed Oates. Visit Wikipedia, the free on-line encyclopedia where you will find ...

Today In History – 7/15/09

Monday, June 15th, 2009

1752 – Benjamin Franklin proves that lightning is electricity. 1916 – U.S. President Woodrow Wilson signs a bill incorporating the Boy Scouts of America, making them the only American youth organization with a federal charter. 1992 – The United States Supreme Court rules in United States v. Álvarez-Machaín that it is permissible ...

Today In History – 05/24/09

Sunday, May 24th, 2009

1830 – "Mary Had a Little Lamb" by Sarah Josepha Hale is published. 1976 – The London to Washington, D.C. Concorde service begins. 2001 – Mountain climbing: 15-year-old Sherpa Temba Tsheri becomes the youngest person to climb to the top of Mount Everest. Visit Wikipedia, the free on-line encyclopedia where you will find ...

Today In History – 4/26/09

Sunday, April 26th, 2009

1954 – The Geneva Conference, an effort to restore peace in Indochina and Korea, begins. 1965 – A Rolling Stones concert in London, Ontario is shut down by police after 15 minutes due to rioting. 1994 – A China Airlines Airbus A300-600R crashes at Nagoya Airport, Japan killing everyone on board, with ...

Today In History – 4/25/09

Saturday, April 25th, 2009

1938 – U.S. Supreme Court delivers opinion in Erie Railroad Co. v. Tompkins and overturns a century of federal common law. 1972 – Vietnam War: Nguyen Hue Offensive – The North Vietnamese 320th Division forces 5,000 South Vietnamese troops to retreat and traps about 2,500 others northwest of Kontum. 1990 – The ...

Today In History – 4/21/09

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

1952 – Secretary's Day (now Administrative Professionals' Day) is first celebrated. 1982 – Rollie Fingers of the Milwaukee Brewers becomes the first pitcher to record 300 saves. 1989 – Tiananmen Square Protests of 1989: In Beijing, around 100,000 students gather in Tiananmen Square to commemorate Chinese reform leader Hu Yaobang. Visit Wikipedia, the ...

Today In History – 4/20/09

Monday, April 20th, 2009

1862 – The first pasteurization test completed by Louis Pasteur and Claude Bernard. 1985 – ATF raid on The Covenant, The Sword, and the Arm of the Lord compound in northern Arkansas. 1999 – Columbine High School massacre: Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold kill 13 people and injure 24 others before committing ...

Today In History – 4/4/09

Saturday, April 4th, 2009

1949 - Twelve nations sign the North Atlantic Treaty creating the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. 1968 - Martin Luther King, Jr. is assassinated by James Earl Ray at a motel in Memphis, Tennessee. 2008 - The raid on the FLDS owned ranch called the YFZ Ranch in Texas, 401 children were taken ...

Today In History – 4/3/09

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

1882 - American Old West: Outlaw Jesse James is killed by Robert Ford. 1955 - The American Civil Liberties Union announces it will defend Allen Ginsberg's book Howl against obscenity charges. 1986 - IBM unveils their first laptop computer. Visit Wikipedia, the free on-line encyclopedia where you will find more historic events and ...