This Day in Military History

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  1. CallMaker

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    June 27 is the 178th day of the year (179th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 187 days remaining until the end of the year.



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



    1893 - The New York stock market crashed. By the end of the year 600 banks and 74 railroads had gone out of business.



    1895 – The inaugural run of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad's Royal Blue from Washington,D.C., to New York, New York, the first U.S. passenger train to use electric locomotives.



    1923 – Capt. LowellH. Smith and Lt. John P. Richter perform the first ever aerial refueling in a DH-4B biplane



    1927 - The U.S. Marines adopted the English bulldog as their mascot.



    1931 - Igor Sikorsky filed U.S. Patent 1,994,488,which marked the break through in helicopter technology.



    1942 - The FBI announced the capture of eight Nazi saboteurs who had been put ashore from a submarine on New York's Long Island.



    1950 – The United States decides to send troops to fight in the Korean War.



    1967 - Two hundred people were arrested during a race riot in Buffalo, NY.



    1973 - Former White House counsel John W. Dean told the Senate Watergate Committee about an "enemies list" that was kept by the Nixon White House.



    1982Space Shuttle Columbia launched from the Kennedy Space Center on the final research and development flight mission, STS-4.



    1985 – The U.S. Route 66 is closed



    2005 - In Alaska's Denali National Park, a roughly 70-million year old dinosaur track was discovered. The track was form a three-toed Cretaceous period dinosaur.



    Today is Helen Keller Day (United States)



    Today is National HIV Testing Day (United States)



    Today is National Orange Blossom Day!
     
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    You guys are gonna love this thread...!! Thanks Ed !!

    1927 - The U.S. Marines adopted the English bulldog as their mascot.

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  3. glock26USMC

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    Semper Fi !!
     
  4. CallMaker

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    I just love that dog picture....
     
  5. phideaux

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    That picture allways reminds me of Ernest Borgnine, dont know why.

    Sorry Mr. Borgnine.:)



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  6. CallMaker

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    Mr. Borgnine would be flattered, it's a MARINE!!!!
     
  7. CallMaker

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    June 28 is the 179th day of the year (180th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 186 days remaining until the end of the year.



    1776 –
    Thomas Hickey, Continental Army private and bodyguard to General George Washington, is hanged for mutiny and sedition.



    1865 – The Army of the Potomac is disbanded.



    1894Labor Day becomes an official US holiday.



    1895 – Court of Private Land Claims rules James Reavis' claim to Barony of Arizona is "wholly fictitious and fraudulent."



    1902 – The U.S. Congress passes the Spooner Act, authorizing President Theodore Roosevelt to acquire rights from Colombia for the Panama Canal.



    1914Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria and his wife are assassinated in Sarajevoby Gavrilo Princip, the casus belli of World War I.



    1945 - U.S. General Douglas MacArthur announced the end of Japanese resistance in the Philippines.



    1950Korean War: Seoul is capturedby North Korean troops.



    1960 - In Cuba, Fidel Castro confiscated American-owned oil refineries without compensation.



    1964Malcolm X forms the Organization of Afro-American Unity.



    1969Stonewall Riots begin in New York City marking the start of the Gay Rights Movement.



    1978 – The United States Supreme Court, in Regents of the University of California v. Bakke bars quota systems in college admissions.



    1987 – For the first time in military history, a civilian population was targeted for chemical attack when Iraqi warplanes bombed the Iranian town of Sardasht.



    1996 - The Citadel voted to admit women, ending a 153-year-old men-only policy at the South Carolina military school.



    2007 - The American baldeagle was removed from the endangered species list.



    Today is Family Day (Vietnam)



    Today is Paul Bunyan Day!
     
  8. CallMaker

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    June 29 is the 180th day of the year (181st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 185 days remaining until the end of the year.



    1767 - The British Parliament approved the Townshend Revenue Acts. The acts imposed import duties on glass, lead, paint, paper and tea shipped to America.



    1776 – Father Francisco Palou founds Mission San Francisco de Asis in what is now San Francisco, California.



    1804 - Privates John Collins and Hugh Hall of the Lewis and Clark Expedition were found guilty by a court-martial consisting of members of the Corps of Discovery for getting drunk on duty. Collins received 100 lashes on his back and Hall received 50.



    1925 - Marvin Pipkin filed for a patent for the frosted electric light bulb.



    1927 – The Bird of Paradise, a U.S. Army Air Corps Fokker tri-motor, completes the first trans pacific flight, from the mainland United States to Hawaii.



    1946 - British authorities arrested more than 2,700 Jews in Palestine in an attempt to end alleged terrorism.



    1956 – The Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956 is signed, officially creating the UnitedStates Interstate Highway System.



    1966 - The U.S. bombed fuel storage facilities near the North Vietnamese cities of Hanoi and Haiphong.



    1972 – The U.S. Supreme Court rules in the case Furmanv. Georgia that arbitrary and inconsistent imposition of the death penalty violates the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments, and constitutes cruel and unusual punishment.



    1995Space Shuttle program: STS-71 Mission (Atlantis) docks with the Russian space station Mir for the first time.



    2006Hamdan v. Rumsfeld: The U.S. Supreme Court rules that President George W. Bush's plan to try Guantanamo Bay detainees in military tribunals violates U.S. and international law.



    Today is National Almond Buttercrunch Day!



    Today is National Camera Day!
     
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    1927– The Bird of Paradise, a U.S. Army Air Corps Fokker tri-motor, completes the first trans pacific flight, from the mainland United States to Hawaii.

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    On June 28–29, 1927, the Bird of Paradise, crewed by 1st Lt. Lester J. Maitland and 1st Lt. Albert F. Hegenberger, completed the first transpacific flight, from California to Hawaii, a feat for which the crew received the Mackay Trophy.

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  10. CallMaker

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    June 30 is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leapyears) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 184 days remaining until the end of the year.



    1794 – Native American forces under Blue Jacket attack Fort Recovery.



    1864U.S. President Abraham Lincoln grants Yosemite Valley to California for "public use, resort and recreation".



    1882Charles J. Guiteau is hanged in Washington, D.C. for the assassination of U.S. President James Garfield



    1906 – The United States Congress passes the Meat Inspection Act and Pure Food and Drug Act.



    1934 - Adolf Hitler purged the Nazi Party by destroying the SA and bringing to power the SS in the"Night of the Long Knives."



    1944World War II: The Battle of Cherbourg ends with the fall of the strategically valuable port to American forces.



    1950 - U.S. President Harry Truman ordered U.S. troops into Korea and authorizes the draft.



    1953 - The first Corvette rolled off the Chevrolet assembly line in Flint, MI. It sold for $3,250.



    1958 - The U.S. Congress passed a law authorizing the admission of Alaska as the 49th state in the Union.



    1971 – Ohio ratifies the 26th Amendment to the U.S.Constitution, reducing the voting age to 18, thereby putting the amendment into effect.



    1985 –Thirty-nine American hostages from the hijacked TWA Flight 847 are freed in Beirut after being held for 17 days.



    1998 - Officials confirmed that the remains of a Vietnam War service man buried in the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery were identified as those of Air Force pilot Michael J. Blassie.



    Today is National Meteor Day!



    Today is Leap Second Time Adjustment Day!
     
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    1953 - The first Corvette rolled off the Chevrolet assembly line in Flint, MI. It sold for $3,250.

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    July 01, 1947 – The Philippine Air Force is established.
     
  13. CallMaker

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    July 1 is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leapyears) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 183 days remaining until the end of the year. The end of this day marks the halfway point of a leap year. It also falls on the same day of the week as NewYear's Day in a leap year.



    1782 – American privateers attack Lunenburg, Nova Scotia see Raid on Lunenburg (1782).



    1847 - The U.S. Post Office issued its first adhesive stamps.



    1863 – American Civil War: the Battle of Gettysburg begins.



    1898 - During the Spanish-American War, Theodore Roosevelt and his "Rough Riders" waged a victorious assault onSan Juan Hill in Cuba.



    1908SOS is adopted as the international distress signal.



    1931United Airlines begins service (as Boeing Air Transport).



    1940 - In Washington, the Tacoma Narrows Bridgewas opened to traffic. The bridge collapsed during a wind storm on November 7,1940.



    1943 - The U.S. Government began automatically with holding federal income tax from paychecks.



    1946 - The U.S. exploded a 20-kiloton atomic bomb near Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean.



    1961 - The first community air-raid shelter was built. The shelter in Boise, ID had a capacity of 1,000 people and family memberships sold for $100.



    1963ZIP Codes are introduced for United States mail.



    1968 – The CIA's Phoenix Program is officially established.



    1980 - U.S. President Jimmy Carter signed legislation that provided for 2 acres of land near the Lincoln Memorial for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.



    1987 - John Kevin Hill, at age 11, became the youngest to fly across the U.S. when he landed at National Airport in Washington, DC.



    Today is International Chicken Wing Day!



    Today is Second Half of the Year Day!



    Today is National Gingersnap Day!
     
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    1863 – American Civil War: the Battle of Gettysburg begins.

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  15. CallMaker

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    July 2 is the 183rd day of the year (184th in leapyears) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 182 days remaining until the end of the year.



    1679 – Europeans first visit Minnesota and see headwaters of Mississippi in an expedition led by Daniel Greysolon de Du Luth.



    1776 – The Continental Congress adopts a resolution severing ties with the Kingdom of Great Britain although the wording of the formal Declaration of Independence is not approved until July 4.



    1881Charles J. Guiteau shoots and fatally wounds U.S. President James Garfield, who eventually dies from an infection on September19.



    1926 - The U.S. Congress established the Army Air Corps.



    1937Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan are last heard from over the Pacific Ocean while attempting to make the first equatorial round-the-world flight.



    1939, LittleLeague Baseball was founded in Williamsport, PA.



    1947 - An object crashed near Roswell, NM. The U.S. Army Air Force insisted it was a weather balloon, but eyewitness accounts led to speculation that it might have been an alien spacecraft.



    1962 – The first Wal-Martstore opens for business in Rogers,Arkansas.



    1964U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964 meant to prohibit segregation in public places.



    1976 – Fall ofthe Republic of Vietnam; Communist North Vietnam declares their union to form the Socialist Republicof Vietnam.



    1983 - A 10% cut in U.S. federal income tax went into effect. It was the third phase of the Reagan administration's tax reduction plan.



    1998 - Cable News Network (CNN) retracted a story that alleged that U.S. commandos had used nerve gas to kill American defectors during the Vietnam War



    2002Steve Fossett becomes the first person to fly solo around the world nonstop in aballoon.



    Today is World UFO Day



    Today is Made in the USA Day!



    Today is I Forgot Day!
     
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    1926 - The U.S. Congress established the Army Air Corps.

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    1941 - Noel Coward's "Blithe Spirit," premieres in London
    1943 - Gulf of Biskaje: Liberator bombers sinks U-126
    1943 - Indians score 12 runs in 4th inning & beat Yankees 12-0
    1943 - Lt Charles Hall, becomes 1st black pilot to shoot down Nazi plane
    1944 - Marshal von Kluge replaces General von Rundstedt
    1946 - Dutch Beel government forms
    1946 - Harbor workers end strike at Rotterdam & Amsterdam
    1947 - Military coup discovered in France
    1948 - 62nd Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Falkenburg beats Bromwich (75 06 62 36 75)
    1949 - "High Button Shoes" closes at Century Theater NYC after 727 perfs
    1949 - "Red Barber's Clubhouse" sports show premieres on CBS (later NBC) TV
    1949 - 56th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: L Brough beats M duPont (10-8 16 10-8)
    1950 - Indian Bob Feller, wins his 200th game, 5-3 over Detroit
    1950 - Kinkaku-ji in Kyoto, Japan burns down.
    1950 - Henri Queuille is elected the seventh Prime Minister of the Fourth French Republic.
    1951 - Bill Veeck buys St Louis Browns from Bill & Charlie DeWitt
    1951 - Bob & Ray show premieres on NBC radio
    1951 - Hugo Yarnold stumps 6 at Dundee, Worcester v Scotland
    1951 - Island advisor of Curacao installed
    1951 - Leidse astronomers discover radio signal out of Milky Way system
    1952 - Princess Beatrice opens miniature city of Madurodam
    1954 - 68th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: J Drobny beats K Rosewall (13-11 46 62 97)
    1954 - Denis Compton scores 278 in 290 minutes v Pakistan
    1955 - "7th Heaven" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 44 performances
    1955 - "Almost Crazy" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 16 performances
    1955 - "Lawrence Welk Show" premieres on ABC
    1955 - 10th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Fay Crocker
    1955 - 62nd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Louise Brough beats B Fleitz (75 86)
    Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley 1956 - Elvis Presley records "Hound Dog" & "Don't Be Cruel"
    1956 - US performs nuclear test at Enwetak (atmospheric tests)
    1957 - 1st submarine designed to fire guided missiles launched, Grayback
    1957 - Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Le pelerinage De Lourdes
    1958 - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Bikini Island
    1959 - "Plan 9 From Outer Space," one of the worse films ever, premieres
    1960 - "Once Upon a Mattress" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 460 perfs
    1961 - Maris hits 29th & 30th en route to 61 homers
    1962 - Cubans minister of Foreign affairs RaulCastro arrives in Moscow
    1962 - Fidel Castro visits Moscow
    1963 - Giant Willie Mays' HR in 16th inning gives them a 1-0 win over Braves
    1963 - Juan Marichal (Giants) beats Warren Spahn (Braves), 1-0 in 16 innings
    1964 - Cilla Black records Beatle's "Its For You," McCartney plays piano
    1964 - Grand jury indicts Beckwith in murder of Medger Evers
    1964 - Pres Johnson signs Civil Rights Act & Voting Rights Act into law
    Dictator Fidel Castro 1965 - 79th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Roy Emerson beats Fred Stolle (62 64 64)
    1966 - 1st France nuclear explosion on Mururoa atoll
    1966 - 73rd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Billie J King beats Frasier (63 36 61)
    1966 - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
    1967 - 22nd US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Catherine Lacoste
    1967 - Catherine Lacoste becomes youngest (22), 1st foreigner (France) & 1st amateur to US Women's open golf tournament
    1969 - Ireland bowl out WI for 25 at Londonderry, win by 9 wkts
    1969 - Leslie West & Felix Pappalardi form rock group Mountain
    1970 - 1st Boeing 747 to land in Amsterdam & Brussels
    1970 - NY Yankees Horace Clarke breaks up a no-hitter in the 9th for 3rd time in 28 days
    1971 - 78th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Evonne Goolagong beats M Smith (64 61)
    1971 - USSR performs underground nuclear test
    1972 - "Fiddler on the Roof" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 3242 perfs
    1972 - 27th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Susie Maxwell Berning
    1972 - Bob Seagren pole vaults world record 5.63m
    1972 - India & Pakistan sign peace accord
    1973 - James R Schlesinger, ends term as 9th director of CIA
    1973 - Nation Black Network begins operation on radio
    1974 - Fernando Mameda of Portugal sets record for 10,000 m (27:13.81)
    1976 - 83rd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats E Goolagong (63 46 86)
    1976 - Formal reunification of North & South Vietnam
    1976 - Supreme Court rules death penalty not inherently cruel or unusual
    1977 - 91st Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Bjorn Borg beats Connors (36 62 61 57 64)
    1978 - Pitcher Ron Guidry sets Yankee record of 13-0 start
    1979 - Susan B Anthony dollar is issued, 1st US coin to honor a woman
    1980 - Grateful Dead's Bob Weir & Mickey Hart are arrested for incitement
    1980 - Julie Marie Bryan, 18, of Georgia, crowned America's Young Woman of Yr
    1982 - Larry Walters using lawn chair & 42 helium balloons, rose to 16,000'
    1982 - Soyuz T-6 returns to Earth
    1983 - 90th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: M Navratilova beats A Jaeger (60 63)
    1985 - Andrei Gromyko appointed president of USSR
    1985 - European Space Agency launches Giotto (Halley's Comet Flyby)
    1986 - After 14 wins, Roger Clemens suffer his 1st loss of year
    1986 - General strike against Pinochet regime in Chile
    1986 - Supreme Court upholds affirmative action in 2 rulings
    1987 - Jim Eisenreich, comeback after nervous disorder in 1984
    1987 - Nilde Iotti is named as the first female President of the Italian Chamber of Deputies.
    Tennis Player Steffi Graf 1988 - 95th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Steffi Graf beats Navratilova (57 62 61)
    1989 - 10th US Seniors Golf Open: Orville Moody
    1989 - 17th du Maurier Golf Classic: Tammie Green
    1990 - Imelda Marcos & Adnan Khashoggi found not guilty of racketeering
    1990 - Panic in tunnel of Mecca: 1,426 pilgrims trampled to death
    1991 - Riot at Guns N' Roses concert in St Louis
    1991 - Donald Trump proposes to Marla Maples and gives her a 7½ karat diamond ring
    1992 - Braniff Airlines goes out of business
    1993 - Boat sinks at Bocaue Philippines, 325 die
    1993 - F-28 crashes at Sorong Irian Barat, 41 die
    1993 - Kansas Royals rename stadium Ewing Kaufman Stadium after founder
    1993 - Moslem fundamentalists in Sivas Turkey, set hotel on fire, kill 36
    1993 - NY Met Anthony Young loses a record 25th straight game (goes to 27)
    1993 - Pope John Paul II hospitalized for Cat Scan test
    1994 - 101st Wimbledon Womens Tennis: C Martinez beats Navratilova (64 36 63)
    264th Pope John Paul II 1994 - 37 dies in US Air DC-9 crash in NC
    1994 - John Wayne Bobbitt & Kristina Elliot arrested for domestic battery
    1994 - Richard Johnson takes 10-45 for Middlesex against Derbyshire
    1994 - US Air DC-9 crash in NC, 37 killed
    1995 - "Rose Tattoo" closes at Circle in the Square NYC after 80 perfs
    1995 - 16th US Seniors Golf Open: Tom Weiskopf
    1995 - Michelle McGann wins Youngstown-Warren LPGA Golf Classic
    1995 - Thailand: Banharn Silpa-Archa's party wins election
    2000 - Vicente Fox Quesada is elected the first President of México from an opposition party, the Partido Acción Nacional after more than 70 years of continuous rule by the Partido Revolucionario Institucional.
    2001 - AbioCor self contained artificial heart created.
    2002 - Steve Fossett becomes the first person to fly solo around the world nonstop in a balloon.
    2003 - Silvio Berlusconi, Prime Minister of Italy, insults German MP Martin Schulz by calling him a "kapo" during a session of the European Parliament.
    2004 - ASEAN Regional Forum accepts Pakistan as its 24th member.¨
    2008 - Ingrid Betancourt and 14 other FARC hostages are rescued by the Colombian armed forces.
    2010 - Oil tanker truck explosion in South Kivu, the Democratic Republic of the Congo kills at least 230 people
    2012 - GlaxoSmithKline settle the largest healthcare fraud case in history for US$3 Billion
    2012 - Monsoon rain in East India kills at least 79 people and leaves 2.2 million homeless
     
  18. CallMaker

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    July 3 is the 184th day of the year (185th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 181 days remaining until the end of the year.



    1775American Revolutionary War: George Washington takes command of the Continental Army at Cambridge, Massachusetts.



    1778 – American Revolutionary War: British forces kill 360 people in the Wyoming Valley massacre.



    1863American Civil War: The final day of the Battle of Gettysburg culminates with Pickett's Charge.



    1886 – The New York Tribune becomes the first newspaper to use a linotype machine, eliminating type setting by hand.



    1890Idaho is admitted asthe 43rd U. S. state.



    1898Spanish-American War: The Spanish fleet, led by Pascual Cervera y Topete, is destroyed by the U.S. Navy in Santiago, Cuba.



    1903 - The first cable across the Pacific Ocean was spliced between Honolulu, Midway, Guam and Manila.



    1930 - The U.S. Congress created the U. S. Veterans Administration.



    1952 – The SS United States sets sail on her maiden voyage to Southampton. During the voyage, the ship takes the Blue Riband away from the RMS Queen Mary.



    1988United States Navy warship USS Vincennes shoots down Iran Air Flight 655 over the Persian Gulf, killing all 290 people aboard.



    1991 - U.S. President George H. W. Bush formally inaugurated the Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota.



    1994 – The deadliest day in Texas traffic history, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. Forty-six people are killed in crashes.



    Today is The start of the Dog Days according to The Old Farmer's Almanac.



    Today is National Build A Scarecrow Day!



    Today is National Eat Beans Day!



    Today is National Chocolate Wafer Day!
     
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    1863~ American Civil War ~ The final day of the Battle of Gettysburg culminates with Pickett's Charge

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