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posted on May, 28 2004 @ 10:04 AM
May 28, 2004

  • 1533 - England's Archbishop declared the marriage of King Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn valid.

  • 1892 - The Sierra Club was organized in San Francisco.

  • 1937 - The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco opened to traffic.

  • 1937 - Neville Chamberlain became prime minister of Britain.

  • 1940 - The Belgian army surrendered to invading German forces during World War II.

  • 1957 - The National League approved the move of the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants baseball teams to Los Angeles and San Francisco, respectively.

  • 1977 - Fire raced through the Beverly Hills Supper Club in Southgate, Ky., killing 165 people.

  • 1984 - President Reagan led a state funeral at Arlington National Cemetery for an unidentified American soldier killed in the Vietnam War. (The remains were later identified as those of Air Force Lt. Michael J. Blassie.)

  • 1985 - David Jacobsen, director of the American University Hospital in Beirut, Lebanon, was abducted by pro-Iranian kidnappers.

  • 1987 - Mathias Rust, a 19-year-old West German pilot, landed a private plane in Moscow's Red Square after evading Soviet air defenses.

  • 1996 - President Clinton's former business partners in the Whitewater land deal, James and Susan McDougal, and Arkansas Gov. Jim Guy Tucker, were convicted of fraud.

  • 1998 - Pakistan matched India with five nuclear test blasts.

  • 1998 - Comic actor Phil Hartman of ''Saturday Night Live'' and ''NewsRadio'' fame was shot to death at his home in Encino, Calif., by his wife, Brynn, who then killed herself.

  • 2002 - NATO declared Russia a limited partner in the Western alliance.

  • 2003 - President Bush signed a 10-year, $350 billion package of tax cuts, saying they already were ''adding fuel to an economic recovery.''

posted on May, 29 2004 @ 12:09 PM
May 29, 2004

  • 1953 - Mount Everest was conquered as Edmund Hillary of New Zealand and sherpa Tenzing Norgay of Nepal became the first climbers to reach the summit.

  • 1765 - Patrick Henry denounced the Stamp Act before Virginia's House of Burgesses, saying, ''If this be treason, make the most of it!''

  • 1790 - Rhode Island became the last of the original 13 colonies to ratify the United States Constitution.

  • 1848 - Wisconsin became the 30th state of the union.

  • 1917 - John F. Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, was born in Brookline, Mass.

  • 1932 - World War I veterans began arriving in Washington to demand cash bonuses they weren't scheduled to receive for another 13 years.

  • 1942 - Bing Crosby, the Ken Darby Singers and the John Scott Trotter Orchestra recorded Irving Berlin's ''White Christmas'' in Los Angeles for Decca Records.

  • 1973 - Tom Bradley was elected the first black mayor of Los Angeles.

  • 1985 - Rioting erupted between British and Italian spectators at the European Cup soccer final in Brussels, Belgium; 39 people were killed.

  • 1988 - President Reagan began his first visit to the Soviet Union as he arrived in Moscow for a superpower summit with Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev.

  • 1990 - Boris N. Yeltsin was elected president of the Russian republic by the Russian parliament.

  • 1996 - Benjamin Netanyahu was elected Israeli prime minister.

  • 1998 - Former Arizona senator and Republican presidential candidate Barry Goldwater died at age 89.

  • 1999 - Space shuttle Discovery completed the first docking with the International Space Station.

  • 2001 - Four followers of Osama bin Laden were convicted in New York of a global conspiracy to murder Americans, including the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa that killed 224 people.

  • 2001 - The Supreme Court ruled that disabled golfer Casey Martin could use a cart to ride in tournaments.

posted on May, 30 2004 @ 09:59 PM
May 30, 2004

  • 1431 - Joan of Arc, condemned as a heretic, was burned at the stake in Rouen, France.

  • 1539 - Spanish explorer Hernando De Soto landed in Florida.

  • 1854 - The territories of Nebraska and Kansas were established.

  • 1883 - A rumor that the recently opened Brooklyn Bridge was in danger of collapsing triggered a stampede that led to the trampling deaths of 12 people.

  • 1911 - The first long-distance auto race in Indianapolis was won by Ray Harroun.

  • 1922 - The Lincoln Memorial was dedicated in Washington, D.C., by Chief Justice William Howard Taft.

  • 1943 - American forces secured the Aleutian island of Attu from the Japanese during World War II.

  • 1958 - Unidentified soldiers killed in World War II and the Korean conflict were buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

  • 1982 - Spain became NATO's 16th member, the first country to enter the Western alliance since West Germany in 1955.

  • 1989 - Student demonstrators at Tiananmen Square in Beijing erected a 33-foot statue they called the ''Goddess of Democracy.''

  • 1996 - Britain's Prince Andrew and the former Sarah Ferguson were granted an uncontested decree ending their 10-year marriage.

  • 1997 - Child molester Jesse K. Timmendequas was convicted in Trenton, N.J., of raping and strangling a 7-year-old neighbor, Megan Kanka - a case that inspired ''Megan's Law,'' which requires that communities be notified when sex offenders move in.

  • 2002 - A solemn, wordless ceremony marked the end of the cleanup at Ground Zero in New York, 8 1/2 months after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

  • 2002 - Nine climbers fell into a crevasse near the summit of Oregon's Mount Hood; three died.

posted on May, 31 2004 @ 01:20 PM
May 31, 2004

  • 1889- more than 2,200 people perished when a dam break flooded Johnstown, Pa.

  • 1809- Composer Franz Joseph Haydn died in Vienna, Austria.

  • 1819- Poet Walt Whitman was born in West Hill, N.Y.

  • 1910- The Union of South Africa was founded.

  • 1913- The 17th Amendment to the Constitution, providing for the popular election of U.S. senators, was declared in effect.

  • 1916- British and German fleets fought the Battle of Jutland off Denmark during World War I.

  • 1961- South Africa became an independent republic.

  • 1962- Gestapo official Adolf Eichmann was hanged in Israel for his role in the Holocaust.

  • 1970- An earthquake in Peru killed tens of thousands of people.

  • 1977- The trans-Alaska oil pipeline was completed after three years of work.

  • 1989- House Speaker Jim Wright, D-Texas, dogged by questions about his ethics, announced he would resign.

  • 1991- Leaders of Angola's two warring factions signed a peace treaty, ending a 16-year civil war.

  • 1994- The United States announced it was no longer aiming long-range nuclear missiles at targets in the former Soviet Union.

  • 2000- Bandleader Tito Puente died at age 77.

  • 2002- The World Cup soccer tournament opened in Asia for the first time with a match held in South Korea, which co-hosted the event with Japan.

posted on Jun, 1 2004 @ 09:58 AM
June 01, 2004

  • 1967- the Beatles released their landmark album, ''Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.''

  • 1792- Kentucky became the 15th state of the union.

  • 1796- Tennessee became the 16th state.

  • 1801- Mormon leader Brigham Young was born in Whitingham, Vt.

  • 1813- The Navy gained its motto as the mortally wounded commander of the frigate Chesapeake, Capt. James Lawrence, said, ''Don't give up the ship'' during a losing battle with a British frigate.

  • 1868- James Buchanan, the 15th president of the United States, died near Lancaster, Pa., at age 77.

  • 1926- Actress Marilyn Monroe was born Norma Jeane Mortensen in Los Angeles.

  • 1958- Charles de Gaulle became premier of France.

  • 1968- Helen Keller died in Westport, Conn., at age 87.

  • 1977- The Soviet Union charged Jewish human rights activist Anatoly Shcharansky with treason.

  • 1980- Cable News Network made its debut. Read the original AP story.

  • 1997- Betty Shabazz, the widow of Malcolm X, was fatally burned in a fire set by her 12-year-old grandson in her Yonkers, N.Y., apartment.

  • 2001- A suicide bomber attacked a Tel Aviv nightclub, killing 21 Israelis.

  • 2001- The king, queen and seven other members of Nepal's royal family were slain by Crown Prince Dipendra, who then mortally wounded himself.

  • 2003- member "2009" friend threw up over 15 shots of wisky.

[Edited on 2-6-2004 by kinglizard]

posted on Jun, 2 2004 @ 12:23 AM
june 1 2003- my friend threw up over 15 shots of wisky

posted on Jun, 2 2004 @ 12:31 AM

Originally posted by 2009
june 1 2003- my friend threw up over 15 shots of wisky

Well, Im not sure how to respond to that or if I should.

EDIT: Ok I think it's worthy, I will add it to the list.

[Edited on 2-6-2004 by kinglizard]

posted on Jun, 2 2004 @ 09:54 AM
June 02, 2004

  • 1851- Maine became the first state to enact a law prohibiting alcohol.

  • 1886- President Grover Cleveland married Frances Folsom in a White House ceremony.

  • 1897- Mark Twain was quoted by the New York Journal as saying from London that ''the report of my death was an exaggeration.''

  • 1924- Congress granted U.S. citizenship to all American Indians.

  • 1941- Baseball's ''Iron Horse,'' Lou Gehrig, died in New York of a degenerative disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

  • 1946- The Italian monarchy was abolished in favor of a republic.

  • 1953- Queen Elizabeth II of Britain was crowned in Westminster Abbey, 16 months after the death of her father, King George VI.

  • 1979- Pope John Paul II arrived in his native Poland on the first visit by a pope to a Communist country.

  • 1987- President Reagan announced he was nominating economist Alan Greenspan to succeed Paul Volcker as chairman of the Federal Reserve Board.

  • 1995- A U.S. Air Force F-16C was shot down by Bosnian Serbs while on a NATO air patrol in northern Bosnia; the pilot, Capt. Scott F. O'Grady, was rescued six days later.

  • 1997- Timothy McVeigh was convicted of murder and conspiracy in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing that killed 168 people.

  • 1998- Voters in California passed Proposition 227, requiring that all schoolchildren be taught in English.

posted on Jun, 3 2004 @ 09:43 AM
June 03, 2004

  • 1621- the Dutch West India Company received a charter for New Netherlands, now known as New York.

  • 1808- Jefferson Davis, the first and only president of the Confederacy, was born in Christian County, Ky.

  • 1888- The poem ''Casey at the Bat,'' by Ernest Lawrence Thayer, was first published, in the San Francisco Daily Examiner.

  • 1937- The Duke of Windsor married American divorcee Wallis Warfield Simpson, for whom he had abdicated the British throne, in Monts, France.

  • 1963- Pope John XXIII died at age 81.

  • 1965- Astronaut Edward White became the first American to walk in space, during the flight of Gemini 4.

  • 1968- Pop artist Andy Warhol was shot and critically wounded in his New York film studio, The Factory, by actress Valerie Solanas.

  • 1981- Pope John Paul II left a Rome hospital and returned to the Vatican three weeks after an attempt on his life.

  • 1983- Gordon Kahl, a militant tax protester wanted in the slayings of two U.S. marshals in North Dakota, was killed in a gun battle with law enforcement officials near Smithville, Ark.

  • 1989- Chinese army troops began a sweep of Beijing to crush student-led pro-democracy demonstrations.

  • 1989- Iran's spiritual leader, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, died.

  • 1999- Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic accepted a peace plan for Kosovo designed to end mass expulsions of ethnic Albanians and 11 weeks of NATO airstrikes.

  • 2001- Mel Brooks' musical comedy ''The Producers'' won a record 12 Tony Awards.

  • 2003- Sammy Sosa of the Chicago Cubs was ejected from a game against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays after umpires found cork in his shattered bat.

posted on Jun, 4 2004 @ 11:19 AM
June 04, 2004

  • 1647- The English army seized King Charles I as a hostage.

  • 1878- Turkey turned Cyprus over to the British.

  • 1892- The Sierra Club was incorporated in San Francisco.

  • 1896- Henry Ford made a successful pre-dawn test run of his horseless carriage, called a quadricycle, through the streets of Detroit.

  • 1940- The Allies completed the evacuation of British troops from Dunkirk, France.

  • 1942- The Battle of Midway began during World War II.

  • 1944- The U.S. Fifth Army began liberating Rome during World War II.

  • 1947- The House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved the Taft-Hartley Act, which allows the president to intervene in labor disputes.

  • 1954- French Premier Joseph Laniel and Vietnamese Premier Buu Loc initialed treaties in Paris according ''complete independence'' to Vietnam.

  • 1984- The album ''Born in the U.S.A.'' by Bruce Springsteen was released.

  • 1985- The Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling striking down an Alabama law providing for a daily minute of silence in public schools.

  • 1986- Jonathan Jay Pollard, a former Navy intelligence analyst, pleaded guilty in Washington to spying for Israel.

  • 1989- Chinese army troops stormed Tiananmen Square in Beijing to crush a pro-democracy movement; hundreds - possibly thousands - of people were killed.

  • 1992- The U.S. Postal Service announced the results of a nationwide vote on the Elvis Presley stamp, saying more people preferred the ''younger Elvis'' design.

  • 1998- A federal judge sentenced Terry Nichols to life in prison for his role in the Oklahoma City bombing.

  • 2001- Nepal's King Dipendra died, three days after he reportedly shot and killed most members of the royal family before turning the gun on himself.

  • 2003- Martha Stewart stepped down as head of her media empire, hours after federal prosecutors in New York charged her with obstruction of justice, conspiracy, securities fraud and lying to investigators.

posted on Jun, 7 2004 @ 02:13 PM
June 07, 2004

  • 1654 Louis XIV was crowned king of France in Rheims.

  • 1776 Richard Henry Lee of Virginia proposed to the Continental Congress a resolution calling for a Declaration of Independence.

  • 1848 French postimpressionist painter Paul Gauguin was born in Paris.

  • 1864 Abraham Lincoln was nominated for a second term as president at the Republican Party convention in Baltimore

  • 1892 Homer Plessy was arrested when he refused to move from a seat reserved for whites on a train in New Orleans. The case led to the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark ''separate but equal'' decision in Plessy v. Ferguson in 1896.

  • 1929 The sovereign state of Vatican City came into existence as copies of the Lateran Treaty were exchanged in Rome.

  • 1939 King George VI and his wife, Queen Elizabeth, arrived at Niagara Falls, N.Y., from Canada on the first visit to the United States by a reigning British monarch.

  • 1948 The Communists completed their takeover of Czechoslovakia with the resignation of President Eduard Benes.

  • 1967 Author-critic Dorothy Parker, famed for her caustic wit, died in New York at age 73.

  • 1981 Israeli military planes destroyed a nuclear power plant in Iraq, a facility the Israelis charged could have been used to make nuclear weapons.

  • 1996 The Clinton White House acknowledged it had obtained the FBI files of prominent Republicans, calling it ''an innocent bureaucratic mistake.''

  • 1998 James Byrd Jr., a 49-year-old black man, was chained to a pickup truck and dragged to his death in Jasper, Texas.

  • 2000 U.S. District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson ordered the breakup of Microsoft Corp.

  • 2002 A yearlong hostage crisis in the Philippines involving three Americans came to a bloody end as Filipino commandos managed to save only one of the captives.

  • 2002 Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel was convicted in Norwalk, Conn., of beating Greenwich neighbor Martha Moxley to death when both were 15 years old in 1975.

  • 2003 In a national first, New Hampshire Episcopalians elected an openly gay man, the Rev. V. Gene Robinson, to be bishop.

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