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                    the life of lawson, william lee "red eye bill"
1877/04/22 to 1953/08/28 male one child farmer in lincoln county kentucky 9 children
...date... age event
1877/--/-- -1 - britain annexes transvaal in south africa.
1877/--/-- -1 - chief joseph leads the nez perce tribe against the u.s. army.
1877/--/-- -1 - hayes is inaugurated as the 19th u.s. president; wheeler becomes vice-president
1877/--/-- -1 - italian astronomer giovanni schiaparelli observes canali (channels) on mars.
1877/--/-- -1 - nez perce leave idaho for canada
1877/--/-- -1 - rutherford b. hayes (republican) becomes president of the united states
1877/--/-- -1 - tchaikovsky's swan lake is performed by the bolshoi ballet in moscow.
1877/--/-- -1 - the all-england lawn tennis championship is played at wimbledon for the first time.
1877/--/-- -1 - the japanese army suppresses a samurai revolt led by saigo takamori.
1877/--/-- -1 - thomas edison invents the phonograph.
1877/--/-- -1 - turkish suppression of balkan nationalists leads to a new russo-turkish war.
1877/04/22 0 *** lawson, william lee "red eye bill" - born to lawson, george garrard county ky
1878/--/-- 0 - ismail pasha presents cleopatra's needles to britain (1878) and the u.s. (1880).
1878/--/-- 0 - northern cheyenne escape indian territory
1878/--/-- 0 - serbia, montenegro and romania are granted independence from turkey.
1878/--/-- 0 - the congress of berlin reverses russian gains from the san stefano treaty.
1878/--/-- 0 - the d'oyly carte opera company performs gilbert and sullivan's h.m.s. pinafore.
1878/--/-- 0 - the russo-turkish war ends; the treaty of san stefano is imposed on turkey.
1878/--/-- 0 - the second anglo-afghan war begins.
1878/--/-- 0 - turkey's provinces of bosnia and hercegovina are placed under austrian administration.
1879/--/-- 1 - belgian king leopold ii sponsors henry morton stanley's expedition to the congo.
1879/--/-- 1 - cetewayo's zulus defeat the british at isandhlwana, but are beaten at ulundi.
1879/--/-- 1 - charles stewart parnell leads the home rule for ireland party.
1879/--/-- 1 - general roca defeats the patagonian indians, opening the pampas for settlement.
1879/--/-- 1 - impressionist artist edgar degas paints ballerina posing for a photograph.
1879/--/-- 1 - norwegian playwright henrik ibsen writes a doll's house.
1879/--/-- 1 - tawfiq pasha succeeds his father ismail pasha as khedive (viceroy) of egypt.
1879/--/-- 1 - territorial disputes lead to the war of the pacific between chile and peru.
1879/--/-- 1 - thomas edison develops the first workable incandescent lamp (light bulb).
1879/--/-- 1 - thomas edison invents incandescent light
1880/--/-- 2 - american impressionist artist mary cassatt exhibits a woman in black at the opera.
1880/--/-- 2 - australian bushranger ned kelly is hanged for murder.
1880/--/-- 2 - boer (afrikaner) uprisings begin against the british in transvaal, south africa.
1880/--/-- 2 - france annexes the pacific island of tahiti.
1880/--/-- 2 - french novelist emile zola writes nana, a portrait of a prostitute.
1880/--/-- 2 - german composer jacques offenbach writes the opera tales of hoffmann.
1880/--/-- 2 - gladstone succeeds disraeli as british prime minister.
1880/--/-- 2 - russian composer peter ilich tchaikovsky writes the 1812 overture.
1881/--/-- 3 - alexander ii is assassinated by narodniki revolutionaries in russia.
1881/--/-- 3 - chester a. arthur (republican) becomes president of the united states
1881/--/-- 3 - chester a. arthur is inaugurated as the 21st u.s. president.
1881/--/-- 3 - ferdinand de lesseps begins an abortive attempt to build the panama canal.
1881/--/-- 3 - garfield is inaugurated as the 20th u.s. president; arthur becomes vice-president.
1881/--/-- 3 - james a. garfield (republican) becomes president of the united states
1881/--/-- 3 - japanese statesman itagaki taisuke founds the jiyuto (liberal party).
1881/--/-- 3 - lillie langtry, mistress of the prince of wales, makes her acting debut.
1881/--/-- 3 - president garfield is assassinated by charles j. guiteau.
1881/--/-- 3 - the sudanese under mahdi muhammad ahmad overthrow egyptian rule.
1881/--/-- 3 - the first u.s. tennis championship is held in newport, r.i.
1882/--/-- 4 - a triple alliance is established between austria, italy and germany.
1882/--/-- 4 - edison's new york plant begins supplying 59 customers with electricity.
1882/--/-- 4 - impressionist artist edouard manet completes the bar at the folies-bergere.
1882/--/-- 4 - japanese statesman okuma shigenobu founds the kaishinto, or progressive, party.
1882/--/-- 4 - the british take control of egypt, suppressing uprisings against tawfiq pasha.
1882/--/-- 4 - the u.s. begins to restrict immigration with the chinese exclusion acts.
1883/--/-- 5 - buffalo bill cody organizes his wild west show.
1883/--/-- 5 - civil service established
1883/--/-- 5 - cyrus h. k. curtis publishes the lady's home journal magazine.
1883/--/-- 5 - german philosopher frederich wilhelm nietzsche begins thus spake zarathustra.
1883/--/-- 5 - maxim invents machine gun
1883/--/-- 5 - paul kruger becomes president of the boer republic of the transvaal in south africa.
1883/--/-- 5 - russian scientist tsiolkovsky proves that a rocket could work in the vacuum of space.
1883/--/-- 5 - the brooklyn bridge is completed in new york.
1883/--/-- 5 - the fabian society is founded in london to spread socialist ideas.
1883/--/-- 5 - the island volcano of krakatoa explodes in indonesia, causing 36,000 deaths.
1883/--/-- 5 - the first skyscraper (10 stories) is built in chicago by william lebaron jenney.
1884/--/-- 6 - 15 european nations partition africa for "spheres of influence"
1884/--/-- 6 - american author mark twain publishes the adventures of huckleberry finn.
1884/--/-- 6 - belva lockwood becomes the first woman nominated as a u.s. presidential candidate.
1884/--/-- 6 - german east africa is formed from rwanda, mozambique,tanzania and burundi.
1884/--/-- 6 - germany occupies south west africa (namibia).
1884/--/-- 6 - lewis e. waterman invents the first fountain pen with an ink reservoir.
1884/03/31 6 *** cook, isa lee (lawson) [wife] - born
1885/--/-- 7 - boston symphony orchestra organizes its promenade concerts (the boston pops).
1885/--/-- 7 - cleveland is inaugurated as the 22nd u.s. president; hendricks becomes vice-president.
1885/--/-- 7 - french chemist louis pasteur develops a vaccine for rabies.
1885/--/-- 7 - general gordon is killed by mahdist forces at the siege of khartoum in sudan.
1885/--/-- 7 - gottlieb daimler develops the first motorcycle.
1885/--/-- 7 - grover cleveland (democrat) becomes president of the united states
1885/--/-- 7 - j. k. stanley introduces his safety cycle, the basic model for the modern bicycle.
1885/--/-- 7 - louis pasteur administers successful rabies vaccination
1885/--/-- 7 - the congo free state (zaire) becomes the possession of king leopold ii of belgium.
1885/--/-- 7 - the indian national congress movement is founded in bombay.
1886/--/-- 8 - apache indian chief geronimo surrenders to general nelson miles.
1886/--/-- 8 - britain makes burma a province of india after winning the anglo-burma war.
1886/--/-- 8 - british prime minister gladstone introduces an unsuccessful home rule bill for ireland.
1886/--/-- 8 - french sculptor auguste rodin completes the kiss.
1886/--/-- 8 - gold is discovered in transvaal, south africa.
1886/--/-- 8 - haymarket square labor riot in chicago kills eleven people
1886/--/-- 8 - jose balmaceda becomes president of chile.
1886/--/-- 8 - samuel gompers organizes the american federation of labor.
1886/--/-- 8 - the anglo-german agreement recognizes german control over tanganyika (tanzania).
1886/--/-- 8 - the statue of liberty is unveiled in new york harbor.
1887/--/-- 9 - arthur conan doyle publishes the first sherlock holmes story.
1887/--/-- 9 - france creates the union of indochina (most of modern day vietnam and kampuchea).
1887/--/-- 9 - the michelson-morley experiment confirms the absence of ether.
1888/--/-- 10 - a patent is issued to american inventor john h. loud for the first ball-point pen.
1888/--/-- 10 - american inventor george eastman introduces the kodak box camera.
1888/--/-- 10 - britain unites its caribbean colonies of trinidad and tobago.
1888/--/-- 10 - dutch artist vincent van gogh paints still life with sunflowers.
1888/--/-- 10 - eastman's kodak camera begins amateur photography
1888/--/-- 10 - jack the ripper murders seven women in london.
1888/--/-- 10 - russian composer nikolai rimsky-korsakov writes scheherazade.
1888/--/-- 10 - the national geographic magazine is published for the first time.
1888/--/-- 10 - william ii succeeds frederick iii as emperor of germany.
1889/--/-- 11 - benjamin harrison (republican) becomes president of the united states
1889/--/-- 11 - benjamin harrison is inaugurated as the 23rd u.s. president.
1889/--/-- 11 - crown prince rudolf of austria commits suicide at mayerling.
1889/--/-- 11 - german revolutionary rosa luxemburg is exiled in switzerland.
1889/--/-- 11 - gustave eiffel designs the eiffel tower for the paris exposition.
1889/--/-- 11 - japan's first prime minister ito hirobumi introduces the meiji constitution.
1889/--/-- 11 - montana is inaugurated as the 41st state.
1889/--/-- 11 - montana is inaugurated as the 41st state; washington is inaugurated as the 42nd state.
1889/--/-- 11 - north dakota and south dakota are inaugurated as the 39th and 40th states.
1889/--/-- 11 - north dakota is inaugurated as the 39th state of the union.
1889/--/-- 11 - pedro ii emperor of brazil is overthrown in a coup; brazil is declared a republic.
1889/--/-- 11 - south dakota is inaugurated as the 40th state of the union.
1889/--/-- 11 - washington is inaugurated as the 42nd state.
1890/--/-- 12 - afl founded by s gompers
1890/--/-- 12 - american naval officer alfred mahan publishes the influence of sea power upon history.
1890/--/-- 12 - american psychologist william james publishes the principles of psychology.
1890/--/-- 12 - cecil rhodes becomes prime minister of the cape colony in south africa.
1890/--/-- 12 - claude debussy begins composing suite bergamasque, including clair de lune.
1890/--/-- 12 - dutch artist vincent van gogh commits suicide.
1890/--/-- 12 - german chancellor otto von bismarck is dismissed by emperor william ii.
1890/--/-- 12 - idaho is inaugurated as the 43rd state.
1890/--/-- 12 - idaho is inaugurated as the 43rd state; wyoming is inaugurated as the 44th state.
1890/--/-- 12 - indian poet rabindranath tagore publishes manasi (the mind's embodiment).
1890/--/-- 12 - photographer jacob riis documents new york's poor in how the other half lives.
1890/--/-- 12 - sherman antitrust act
1890/--/-- 12 - sioux indians are massacred at the battle of wounded knee.
1890/--/-- 12 - the british south africa company occupies zimbabwe; conflicts begin with the ndebele.
1890/--/-- 12 - the forth railway bridge is opened, replacing the brooklyn bridge as the longest span.
1890/--/-- 12 - wyoming is inaugurated as the 44th state.
1890/--/-- 12 - zanzibar becomes a british protectorate.
1891/--/-- 13 - anglo-irish author oscar wilde publishes his only novel the picture of dorian gray.
1891/--/-- 13 - english novelist thomas hardy writes tess of the d'urbervilles.
1891/--/-- 13 - eugene dubois discovers the first homo erectus remains on java in indonesia.
1891/--/-- 13 - french postimpressionist artist paul gauguin travels to tahiti.
1891/--/-- 13 - james naismith devises the game of basketball in springfield, mass.
1891/--/-- 13 - the american express company introduces the first traveler's checks.
1892/--/-- 14 - french artist henri de toulouse-lautrec paints at the moulin rouge.
1892/--/-- 14 - impressionist artist paul cezanne completes the card players.
1892/--/-- 14 - james j. corbett wins the heavyweight boxing championship from john l. sullivan.
1892/--/-- 14 - strike at carnegie steel results in ten deaths
1892/--/-- 14 - the san francisco examiner begins printing the first newspaper comic strip.
1892/--/-- 14 - writer and political revolutionary jose marti founds the cuban revolutionary party.
1893/--/-- 15 - american artist louis comfort tiffany begins producing art nouveau glassware.
1893/--/-- 15 - cleveland is inaugurated as the 24th u.s. president; hendricks becomes vice-president.
1893/--/-- 15 - france adds laos to "protectorate" of indochina
1893/--/-- 15 - france adds laos to the union of indochina.
1893/--/-- 15 - gladstone's second irish home rule bill is vetoed by the house of lords in britain.
1893/--/-- 15 - grover cleveland (democrat) becomes president of the united states
1893/--/-- 15 - queen liliuokalani is ousted in hawaii; sanford b. dole, is elected president (1894).
1893/--/-- 15 - the ivory coast becomes a french colony.
1893/--/-- 15 - victor horta's tassel house in brussels initiates the art nouveau architectural style.
1894/--/-- 16 - britain establishes a protectorate over buganda and conquers the rest of uganda.
1894/--/-- 16 - czech decorative artist alfons mucha designs a poster of sarah bernhardt.
1894/--/-- 16 - dreyfus case splits france
1894/--/-- 16 - english artist aubrey beardsley illustrates oscar wilde's salome.
1894/--/-- 16 - english author rudyard kipling publishes the jungle book.
1894/--/-- 16 - percival lowell builds an observatory to study the martian canals.
1894/--/-- 16 - rebellion in korea begins the first sino-japanese war.
1894/--/-- 16 - the arrest of army captain albert dreyfus creates a political crisis in france.
1894/--/-- 16 - thousands of armenians are massacred in turkey.
1895/--/-- 17 - anglo-irish playwright oscar wilde writes the importance of being earnest.
1895/--/-- 17 - japan defeats china; the shimonoseki treaty establishes korean independence.
1895/--/-- 17 - louis and auguste lumiere show the first motion pictures to a paris cafe audience.
1895/--/-- 17 - russian revolutionary vladimir ilich lenin is exiled to siberia.
1895/--/-- 17 - sir henry irving becomes the first british actor to be knighted.
1895/--/-- 17 - the american bowling congress (abc) is founded.
1895/--/-- 17 - the cuban war of independence begins against spain; jose marti is killed in battle.
1895/--/-- 17 - the jameson raid on the boer republic of transvaal increases anti-british hostility.
1895/--/-- 17 - the first list of best-selling books is published by the bookman magazine.
1895/--/-- 17 - wilhelm rontgen discovers x-rays
1895/--/-- 17 - x rays are discovered by german physicist wilhelm c. roentgen.
1896/--/-- 18 - a tsunami (tidal wave) kills 27,000 people in japan.
1896/--/-- 18 - italian composer giacomo puccini writes the opera la boheme.
1896/--/-- 18 - john philip sousa composes the stars and stripes forever.
1896/--/-- 18 - king menelik ii defeats the italians at adwa, maintaining ethiopian independence.
1896/--/-- 18 - supreme court rules "separate but equal" legal
1896/--/-- 18 - the first modern olympic games are held at athens in greece; 13 countries compete.
1896/--/-- 18 - utah is inaugurated as the 45th state of the union.
1897/--/-- 19 - american comic strip the katzenjammer kids is begun by rudolph dirks.
1897/--/-- 19 - austrian artist gustav klimt helps to found the vienna secession group.
1897/--/-- 19 - british physician havelock ellis begins his studies in the psychology of sex.
1897/--/-- 19 - english author rudyard kipling publishes captains courageous.
1897/--/-- 19 - french dramatist edmond rostand writes cyrano de bergerac.
1897/--/-- 19 - french primitive artist henri rousseau paints the sleeping gypsy.
1897/--/-- 19 - mckinley is inaugurated as the 25th u.s. president; hobart becomes vice-president.
1897/--/-- 19 - russian author anton chekhov writes the play uncle vanya.
1897/--/-- 19 - stanislavsky founds the moscow art theater and begins the method acting technique.
1897/--/-- 19 - the first subway un the u.s. opens in boston.
1897/--/-- 19 - theodor herzl organizes the world zionist congress at basel in switzerland.
1897/--/-- 19 - william mckinley (republican) becomes president of the united states
1898/--/-- 20 - anglo-irish playwright george bernard shaw publishes arms and the man.
1898/--/-- 20 - britain obtains a 99-year lease for hong kong from the chinese.
1898/--/-- 20 - commodore dewey destroys the spanish fleet in manila harbor.
1898/--/-- 20 - cuba occupied by u.s. and released
1898/--/-- 20 - english author h. g. wells publishes the war of the worlds.
1898/--/-- 20 - spain cedes puerto rico, guam and the philippines to the u.s. in the treaty of paris.
1898/--/-- 20 - spanish-american war, cuba, phillipines, us
1898/--/-- 20 - the boxer uprising begins in china; empress tz'u-hsi imprisons the emperor.
1898/--/-- 20 - the british under kitchener defeat the mahdists at omdurman in sudan.
1898/--/-- 20 - the fashoda incident leads to a french withdrawal from the sudan.
1898/--/-- 20 - the spanish fleet is destroyed off cuba; spain sues for peace.
1898/--/-- 20 - the spanish-american war begins with a declaration of war by congress.
1898/--/-- 20 - the u.s. army uses machine guns for the first time in the battle of santiago.
1898/--/-- 20 - the u.s. battleship maine explodes in the spanish port of manila in the philippines.
1898/--/-- 20 - u.s. troops land on cuba; theodore roosevelt's rough riders are in action.
1898/--/-- 20 - william randolph hearst's yellow journalism inflames anti-spanish feelings.
1899/--/-- 21 - american artist winslow homer paints the gulf stream.
1899/--/-- 21 - american composer scott joplin publishes his maple leaf rag.
1899/--/-- 21 - designer charles rennie mackintosh completes the glasgow school of art.
1899/--/-- 21 - english composer edward elgar writes the enigma variations.
1899/--/-- 21 - journalist and future statesman winston churchill escapes from boer captivity.
1899/--/-- 21 - sigmund freud "interpretation of dreams"
1899/--/-- 21 - the british under robert baden-powell are besieged by the boers at mafeking.
1899/--/-- 21 - the south african war begins between the boers (afrikaners) and the british.
1899/--/-- 21 - u.s. secretary of state john m. hay advocates an open door policy for china.
1900/--/-- 22 - american novelist theodore dreiser publishes his first novel sister carrie.
1900/--/-- 22 - an international force lifts the boxer siege of peking.
1900/--/-- 22 - british politician keir hardie helps to found the labour party.
1900/--/-- 22 - chinese nationalists besiege foreigners in peking during the boxer uprising.
1900/--/-- 22 - dutch physiologist willem einthoven invents the electrocardiograph.
1900/--/-- 22 - hawaii is made a u.s. territory; sanford dole serves as the first governor.
1900/--/-- 22 - hector guimard uses art nouveau designs for the entrances to the paris metro.
1900/--/-- 22 - humbert i is assassinated; he is succeeded by victor emanuel iii as king of italy.
1900/--/-- 22 - italian author gabriele d'annunzio publishes the flame of life.
1900/--/-- 22 - james j. jeffries beats jim corbett to retain the heavyweight boxing title.
1900/--/-- 22 - max planck formulates the quantum theory in physics.
1900/--/-- 22 - psychoanalyst sigmund freud publishes the interpretation of dreams.
1900/--/-- 22 - sir arthur evans begins the excavation of the minoan palace at knossos, crete.
1900/--/-- 22 - the boers begin a guerrilla war against the british occupation forces.
1900/--/-- 22 - the british defeat the boer (afrikaner) armies in south africa and occupy pretoria.
1900/--/-- 22 - the u.s. wins the first davis cup tennis contest.
1901/--/-- 23 - a 39,000 year-old frozen mammoth is discovered in russia.
1901/--/-- 23 - a stele bearing the code of hammurabi is discovered in susa, iran.
1901/--/-- 23 - american surgeon walter reed proves that yellow fever is transmitted by mosquitoes.
1901/--/-- 23 - an american league of baseball is formed in competition to the national league.
1901/--/-- 23 - andrew carnegie sells his company and devotes himself to philanthropy.
1901/--/-- 23 - britain incorporates ashanti territory into the gold coast (ghana).
1901/--/-- 23 - english author beatrix potter publishes her children's book the tale of peter rabbit.
1901/--/-- 23 - guglielmo marconi tests radio transmissions between england and newfoundland.
1901/--/-- 23 - king c. gillette founds the american safety razor company.
1901/--/-- 23 - pres. mckinley shot by anarchist
1901/--/-- 23 - president mckinley is assassinated by the anarchist leon czolgosz.
1901/--/-- 23 - queen victoria dies; she is succeeded by her son edward vii.
1901/--/-- 23 - russia occupies manchuria in north-east china.
1901/--/-- 23 - sergei rachmaninoff writes his second piano concerto.
1901/--/-- 23 - sir edward elgar composes the first of his five pomp and circumstance marches.
1901/--/-- 23 - spanish painter pablo picasso's blue period begins.
1901/--/-- 23 - temperance advocate carry nation uses a hatchet to attack a kansas saloon.
1901/--/-- 23 - the commonwealth of australia is founded.
1901/--/-- 23 - the first u.s. national bowling tournament is held.
1901/--/-- 23 - theodore roosevelt (republican) becomes president of the united states
1901/--/-- 23 - theodore roosevelt is inaugurated as the 26th u.s. president.
1901/--/-- 23 - victor l. berger and eugene v. debs help found the american socialist party.
1901/01/02 23 - edward vii succeeds as king of great britain and ireland.
1902/--/-- 24 - american artist robert henri paints the new york street scene west 57th street.
1902/--/-- 24 - conan doyle writes the sherlock holmes adventure the hound of the baskervilles.
1902/--/-- 24 - english author joseph conrad publishes heart of darkness.
1902/--/-- 24 - french filmmaker georges melies produces a trip to the moon.
1902/--/-- 24 - italian opera singer enrico caruso makes his first phonographic recording.
1902/--/-- 24 - maksim gorky's the lower depths is produced at the moscow art theater.
1902/--/-- 24 - oliver wendell holmes jr. is appointed to the u.s. supreme court.
1902/--/-- 24 - roosevelt begins conservation of forests
1902/--/-- 24 - the photo-secession group is founded in new york by photographer alfred stieglitz.
1902/--/-- 24 - the treaty of vereeniging ends the south african war.
1902/08/-- 25 - edward vii crowned king of great britain and ireland and emperor of india at wes
1903/--/-- 25 - alexander, king of serbia, is assassinated; he is succeeded by peter i.
1903/--/-- 25 - american author jack london publishes the call of the wild.
1903/--/-- 25 - american novelist henry james publishes the ambassadors.
1903/--/-- 25 - bernard shaw's play man and superman is produced in london.
1903/--/-- 25 - colonel francis younghusband leads a british military expedition into tibet.
1903/--/-- 25 - edwin s. porter directs the pioneering western film the great train robbery.
1903/--/-- 25 - emmeline pankhurst founds the women's social and political union in britain.
1903/--/-- 25 - marie and pierre curie win the nobel prize for physics for their work on radioactivity.
1903/--/-- 25 - orville wright makes the first successful flight in a self-propelled airplane.
1903/--/-- 25 - panama declares its independence from columbia; the u.s. recognizes the new republic.
1903/--/-- 25 - the rolls-royce automobile company is founded in britain.
1903/--/-- 25 - the u.s. acquires perpetual control over the panama canal zone.
1903/--/-- 25 - the first world series baseball game is played.
1903/--/-- 25 - vladimir ilich lenin organizes the bolshevik revolutionary group.
1903/--/-- 25 - wright bros. first airplane
1903/10/-- 26 - world series nl pittsburgh (3) al boston (5)
1904/--/-- 26 - italian composer giacomo puccini's opera madame butterfly is produced.
1904/--/-- 26 - ivan pavlov, discoverer of the conditioned reflex, is awarded the nobel prize.
1904/--/-- 26 - james barrie's play peter pan is produced in london.
1904/--/-- 26 - max weber publishes the protestant ethic and the spirit of capitalism.
1904/--/-- 26 - roosevelt asserts u.s. right to intervene in latin america
1904/--/-- 26 - russia and japan at war
1904/--/-- 26 - russian author anton chekhov's play the cherry orchard is produced.
1904/--/-- 26 - territorial disputes in manchuria begin the russo-japanese war.
1904/--/-- 26 - the abbey theatre is founded in dublin.
1904/--/-- 26 - the new york city subway is opened.
1905/--/-- 27 - a general strike and revolution begin in russia; nicholas ii grants a constitution.
1905/--/-- 27 - albert einstein proposes special theory of relativity
1905/--/-- 27 - ambrose fleming invents the thermionic valve, used to improve radio reception.
1905/--/-- 27 - american humorist and actor will rogers makes his new york city debut.
1905/--/-- 27 - american labor leader eugene v. debs founds the industrial workers of the world.
1905/--/-- 27 - chinese revolutionary sun yat-sen founds the t'ung-meng hui (alliance society).
1905/--/-- 27 - ernst ludwig kirchner organizes the expressionist painters group die brucke.
1905/--/-- 27 - french territorial ambitions spark the first moroccan crisis.
1905/--/-- 27 - german physicist albert einstein proposes his special theory of relativity.
1905/--/-- 27 - german poet rainer maria rilke publishes the book of hours.
1905/--/-- 27 - henri matisse and andre derain form the fauves (wild beasts) art movement.
1905/--/-- 27 - psychologist alfred binet develops intelligence tests for school children.
1905/--/-- 27 - roosevelt begins his second term as u.s. president; fairbanks becomes vice-president.
1905/--/-- 27 - the cullinan diamond is found in south africa; it weighs 3,106 carats.
1905/--/-- 27 - the russian fleet is destroyed by the japanese at the battle of tsushima.
1905/--/-- 27 - the sinn fein irish nationalist movement is founded by arthur griffith.
1905/--/-- 27 - the union of norway and sweden is dissolved; haakon vii is elected king of norway.
1905/--/-- 27 - w.e.b. du bois forms the niagara movement to demand full civil rights for black americans.
1905/--/-- 27 - mini-revolution in russia
1905/10/-- 28 - world series nl new york (4) al philadelphia (1)
1906/--/-- 28 - british author john galsworthy publishes the first novel of the forsythe saga.
1906/--/-- 28 - h.m.s. dreadnought, the first modern battleship, is launched.
1906/--/-- 28 - norwegian explorer roald amundsen traverses the northwest passage.
1906/--/-- 28 - the aga khan iii forms the all-india moslim league.
1906/--/-- 28 - the dreyfus affair ends with the pardoning of french army officer alfred dreyfus.
1906/--/-- 28 - the san francisco earthquake kills 700.
1906/--/-- 28 - under the platt amendment u.s. troops return to cuba to quell rebellion and restore order.
1906/--/-- 28 - upton sinclair's novel the jungle leads to the u.s. pure foods and drugs act.
1906/10/-- 29 - world series nl chicago (2) al chicago (4)
1907/--/-- 29 - a triple entente is formed between britain, france and russia.
1907/--/-- 29 - anna pavlova dances the dying swan, choreographed by mikhail fokine.
1907/--/-- 29 - irish playwright j.m. synge writes the playboy of the western world.
1907/--/-- 29 - lee de forest invents the triode, a key component for amplifying radio signals.
1907/--/-- 29 - oklahoma is inaugurated as the 46th state of the union.
1907/--/-- 29 - rasputin gains influence at the court of russian emperor nicholas ii.
1907/--/-- 29 - the panic of 1907 begins with the collapse of the u.s. stock market.
1907/--/-- 29 - the first ziegfeld follies are staged in new york city.
1907/10/-- 30 - world series nl chicago (4) al detroit (0)
1908/--/-- 30 - an earthquake at messina in italy kills 80,000.
1908/--/-- 30 - austria-hungary annexes bosnia and hercegovina.
1908/--/-- 30 - austrian artist gustav klimt paints the kiss.
1908/--/-- 30 - automaker william durant founds the general motors company.
1908/--/-- 30 - british soldier robert baden-powell founds the boy scout movement.
1908/--/-- 30 - filmmakers charles pathe and leon gaumont produce the first newsreel.
1908/--/-- 30 - ge patents electric toaster
1908/--/-- 30 - jack johnson becomes the first black heavyweight boxing champion.
1908/--/-- 30 - kenneth grahame publishes his children's story the wind in the willows.
1908/--/-- 30 - king leopold ii of the belgians establishes the independent state of congo in africa.
1908/--/-- 30 - liberal leader herbert asquith becomes prime minister of britain.
1908/--/-- 30 - mary baker eddy establishes the christian science monitor.
1908/--/-- 30 - pablo picasso and georges braque cofound the cubism art movement.
1908/--/-- 30 - the ashcan school of painters exhibit in new york city.
1908/--/-- 30 - the ford motor company produces the first model t automobile.
1908/--/-- 30 - the national association for the advancement of colored people (naacp) is founded.
1908/--/-- 30 - the tunguska fireball explodes in siberia with the force of a modern h-bomb.
1908/--/-- 30 - the young turk revolution in turkey leads to political reform.
1908/10/-- 31 - world series nl chicago (4) al detroit (1)
1909/--/-- 31 - american architect frank lloyd wright builds the robie house in chicago.
1909/--/-- 31 - american artist george bellows paints the prize fight scene stag at sharkey's.
1909/--/-- 31 - american explorer robert e. peary reaches the north pole.
1909/--/-- 31 - american poet william carlos williams publishes poems, his first book.
1909/--/-- 31 - american writer gertrude stein publishes three lives.
1909/--/-- 31 - french aviator louis bleriot makes the first flight across the english channel.
1909/--/-- 31 - naacp in nyc
1909/--/-- 31 - russian impresario serge diaghilev presents the ballet russe in paris.
1909/--/-- 31 - taft is inaugurated as the 27th u.s. president; sherman becomes vice-president.
1909/--/-- 31 - william howard taft (republican) becomes president of the united states
1909/10/-- 32 - world series nl pittsburgh (4) al detroit (3)
1910/--/-- 32 - british empire covers 1/5th of world land area
1910/--/-- 32 - british author arnold bennett publishes clayhanger.
1910/--/-- 32 - british politician winston churchill is appointed first lord of the admiralty.
1910/--/-- 32 - france groups four african territories together as french equatorial africa.
1910/--/-- 32 - french primitive artist henri rousseau paints the dream.
1910/--/-- 32 - french sculptor auguste rodin casts the bronze figure the thinker.
1910/--/-- 32 - fundamentalism begins with "five points"
1910/--/-- 32 - george v succeeds his father edward vii as king of great britain and ireland.
1910/--/-- 32 - german bacteriologist paul ehrlich synthesizes salversan, a cure for syphilis.
1910/--/-- 32 - italian artists led by umberto boccioni found the futurism movement.
1910/--/-- 32 - japanese forces annex korea.
1910/--/-- 32 - madero, villa and zapata lead a revolution against mexican dictator porfirio diaz.
1910/--/-- 32 - russian-born artist wassily kandinsky executes his first abstract painting.
1910/--/-- 32 - the art deco architectural and decorative arts style begins to become popular.
1910/--/-- 32 - the union of south africa is formed; louis botha becomes the first prime minister.
1910/05/-- 33 - george v succeeds as king of great britain and ireland.
1910/10/-- 33 - world series nl chicago (1) al philadelphia (4)
1911/--/-- 33 - american aviator glen curtiss flies the first successful seaplane.
1911/--/-- 33 - american novelist edith wharton publishes ethan frome.
1911/--/-- 33 - american songwriter irving berlin publishes alexander's ragtime band.
1911/--/-- 33 - elmer a. sperry designs the first american gyrocompass.
1911/--/-- 33 - english author g.k. chesterton publishes the first father brown story.
1911/--/-- 33 - german-american anthropologist franz boas publishes the mind of primitive man.
1911/--/-- 33 - hans geiger invents an electrical device to count individual alpha particles.
1911/--/-- 33 - italy's attempts to annex cyrenaica and tripolitania leads to the italo-turkish war.
1911/--/-- 33 - mexican dictator porfirio diaz is overthrown; francisco madero becomes president.
1911/--/-- 33 - norwegian explorer roald amundsen reaches the south pole ahead of robert scott.
1911/--/-- 33 - richard strauss' opera der rosenkavalier is performed for the first time.
1911/--/-- 33 - robert a millikan measures electron's charge
1911/--/-- 33 - russian artist marc chagall paints i and my village.
1911/--/-- 33 - sir ernest rutherford formulates his theory of atomic structure.
1911/--/-- 33 - the ch'ing dynasty is deposed in china; a republic is formed under sun yat-sen.
1911/--/-- 33 - the first film studio is established at hollywood in california.
1911/--/-- 33 - tibet declares its independence from china.
1911/--/-- 33 - willis carrier designs the first practical air conditioning system.
1911/06/02 34 - george v crowned king of great britain and ireland at westminster abbey by randa
1911/10/-- 34 - world series nl new york (2) al philadelphia (4)
1912/--/-- 34 - american indian jim thorpe wins the olympic decathlon and pentathlon.
1912/--/-- 34 - american author edgar rice burroughs publishes tarzan of the apes.
1912/--/-- 34 - american writer willa cather publishes her first novel alexander's bridge.
1912/--/-- 34 - arizona is inaugurated as the 48th state.
1912/--/-- 34 - austrian psychologist alfred adler publishes the neurotic constitution.
1912/--/-- 34 - british explorers under scott reach the south pole but die during their return.
1912/--/-- 34 - french dada artist marcel duchamp paints nude descending a staircase.
1912/--/-- 34 - german geophysicist alfred wegener formulates his continental drift hypothesis.
1912/--/-- 34 - morocco is divided between france and spain after the second moroccan crisis.
1912/--/-- 34 - new mexico is inaugurated as the 47th state.
1912/--/-- 34 - new mexico is inaugurated as the 47th state; arizona is inaugurated as the 48th state.
1912/--/-- 34 - piltdown man is discovered in britain, beginning an elaborate scientific hoax.
1912/--/-- 34 - russian dancer vaslav nijinsky choreographs and dances in the afternoon of the faun.
1912/--/-- 34 - the balkan league begins the first balkan war against the ottoman empire.
1912/--/-- 34 - the liner titanic sinks after colliding with an iceberg on her maiden voyage.
1912/--/-- 34 - theodore roosevelt campaigns for the u.s. presidency under the bull moose ticket.
1912/10/-- 35 - world series nl new york (3) al boston (4)
1913/--/-- 35 - american poet robert frost publishes a boy's will.
1913/--/-- 35 - bertrand russell and a.e. whitehead publish principia mathematica.
1913/--/-- 35 - danish physicist niels bohr publishes his atomic theory.
1913/--/-- 35 - english novelist d.h. lawrence publishes sons and lovers.
1913/--/-- 35 - federal income tax is introduced in the u.s.
1913/--/-- 35 - igor stravinsky's ballet the rite of spring causes a scandal at the paris premiere.
1913/--/-- 35 - indian poet rabindranath tagore wins the nobel prize for literature.
1913/--/-- 35 - king george i of greece is assassinated; he is succeeded by constantine i
1913/--/-- 35 - marcel proust writes the first volume of remembrance of things past.
1913/--/-- 35 - medical missionary albert schweitzer builds a hospital at lambarene in africa.
1913/--/-- 35 - russian revolutionary joseph stalin is exiled to siberia by the tsarist government.
1913/--/-- 35 - samuel goldwyn founds his first movie company with jesse lasky and cecil b. de mille.
1913/--/-- 35 - socialists sidney and beatrice webb found the political journal the new statesman.
1913/--/-- 35 - the constructivism art movement begins in russia.
1913/--/-- 35 - the island of crete is united with greece.
1913/--/-- 35 - the second balkan war begins with a bulgarian attack on serbia.
1913/--/-- 35 - victoriano huerta leads a military coup in mexico; president francisco madero is killed.
1913/--/-- 35 - wilson is inaugurated as the 28th u.s. president; marshall becomes vice-president.
1913/--/-- 35 - woodrow wilson (democrat) becomes president of the united states
1913/10/-- 36 - world series nl new york (1) al philadelphia (4)
1914/--/-- 36 - a british expedition led by ernest shackleton is marooned in the antarctic.
1914/--/-- 36 - a german fleet defeats the british at coronel but is decimated at the falklands.
1914/--/-- 36 - archduke franz ferdinand is assassinated in sarajevo, precipitating world war i.
1914/--/-- 36 - austrian forces invade serbia but are repulsed with heavy losses.
1914/--/-- 36 - black composer w.c. handy writes the st. louis blues.
1914/--/-- 36 - charlie chaplin develops his little tramp character in a series of slapstick films.
1914/--/-- 36 - france, russia and britain (the allies) are at war with germany and austria-hungary.
1914/--/-- 36 - george bernard shaw's play pygmallion is performed for the first time.
1914/--/-- 36 - german forces invade belgium and france but are halted at the marne.
1914/--/-- 36 - german submarines begin to exact a heavy toll on allied shipping.
1914/--/-- 36 - japan joins the allies and captures the german base of tsingtao in china.
1914/--/-- 36 - mack sennett produces comedy films starring the keystone kops.
1914/--/-- 36 - parisian couturier coco chanel begins designing clothes.
1914/--/-- 36 - president wilson declares u.s. neutrality in world war i.
1914/--/-- 36 - russian forces invade east prussia but are defeated at the battle of tannenberg.
1914/--/-- 36 - the panama canal is completed, connecting the atlantic and pacific oceans.
1914/--/-- 36 - turkey declares war on the allies; britain annexes turkish cyprus.
1914/--/-- 36 - u.s. marines land at veracruz in mexico; president huerta resigns.
1914/--/-- 36 - world war i begins
1914/10/-- 37 - world series nl boston (4) al philadelphia (0)
1915/--/-- 37 - a german submarine torpedoes the british liner lusitania; 124 americans are killed.
1915/--/-- 37 - albert einstein formulates his general theory of relativity.
1915/--/-- 37 - anglo-french forces land at gallipoli in an attempt to force turkey out of the war.
1915/--/-- 37 - austrian writer franz kafka publishes the metamorphosis.
1915/--/-- 37 - d. w. griffith's movie the birth of a nation is shown for the first time.
1915/--/-- 37 - emiliano zapata and pancho villa lead rebellions against venustiano carranza in mexico.
1915/--/-- 37 - english author somerset maugham publishes of human bondage.
1915/--/-- 37 - german zeppelin airships begin bombing attacks on britain.
1915/--/-- 37 - italy joins the allies and invades austrian territory.
1915/--/-- 37 - president wilson recognizes the mexican government of venustiano carranza.
1915/--/-- 37 - serbia is overrun by the combined forces of austria, germany and bulgaria.
1915/--/-- 37 - the anzacs (australian and new zealand army corps) fight at gallipoli.
1915/--/-- 37 - the dada art and literary movement is formed.
1915/--/-- 37 - the germans use poison gas for the first time at ypres on the western front.
1915/--/-- 37 - u.s. marines land in haiti, beginning a 20-year period of military occupation.
1915/--/-- 37 - war poet rupert brooke's 1914 and other poems is published in the year he dies.
1915/10/-- 38 - world series nl philadelphia (1) al boston (4)
1916/--/-- 38 - albert einstein proposes general theory of relativity
1916/--/-- 38 - allied forces withdraw from gallipoli after strong turkish opposition.
1916/--/-- 38 - american poet carl sandburg publishes his first book chicago poems.
1916/--/-- 38 - british forces assault the german line at the somme; tanks are used for the first time.
1916/--/-- 38 - german assaults at verdun are repulsed by the french with great loss of life.
1916/--/-- 38 - james joyce publishes a portrait of the artist as a young man.
1916/--/-- 38 - jeannette rankin becomes the first female member of u.s. house of representatives.
1916/--/-- 38 - lloyd george becomes prime minister of britain's wartime coalition government.
1916/--/-- 38 - margaret sanger is arrested for opening a birth-control clinic in brooklyn.
1916/--/-- 38 - north sea storms flood lowlands in the netherlands, 10,000 lives are lost.
1916/--/-- 38 - t. tzara dada
1916/--/-- 38 - the british and german fleets clash at the battle of jutland.
1916/--/-- 38 - the easter rising in dublin is suppressed within a week by the british.
1916/--/-- 38 - the russian brusilov offensive meets with success on the eastern front.
1916/--/-- 38 - the trans-siberian railway is completed -- the longest continuous rail line in the world.
1916/--/-- 38 - u.s. marines land in santo domingo to quell unrest; the occupation lasts until 1924.
1916/--/-- 38 - u.s. troops under pershing invade mexico in retaliation for raids by pancho villa.
1916/10/-- 39 - world series nl brooklyn (1) al boston (4)
1917/--/-- 39 - adoption of the convoy system reduces allied losses to german submarines.
1917/--/-- 39 - anglo-american poet t.s. eliot publishes the love song of j. alfred prufrock.
1917/--/-- 39 - art critic and writer guillaume apollinaire coins the term surrealism.
1917/--/-- 39 - astrophysicist karl schwarzschild develops the black hole theory.
1917/--/-- 39 - blacks migrate north and west
1917/--/-- 39 - british forces attack the germans in the third battle of ypres.
1917/--/-- 39 - british forces under allenby capture jerusalem and bagdhad from the turks.
1917/--/-- 39 - dutch artists theo van doesburg and piet mondrian found the magazine de stijl.
1917/--/-- 39 - english composer gustav holst completes the planets.
1917/--/-- 39 - english humorist p.g. wodehouse creates bertie wooster and his butler jeeves.
1917/--/-- 39 - germany announces the resumption of unrestricted submarine warfare.
1917/--/-- 39 - italian forces are defeated by austria at the battle of caporetto.
1917/--/-- 39 - russian revolutions: communist u.s.s.r. formed
1917/--/-- 39 - selective service act creates draft
1917/--/-- 39 - swiss psychiatrist carl jung publishes the psychology of the unconscious.
1917/--/-- 39 - t.e. lawrence (lawrence of arabia) leads the arab revolt against the turks.
1917/--/-- 39 - the balfour declaration endorses a jewish national homeland in palestine.
1917/--/-- 39 - the germans and the bolshevik leaders sign an armistice at brest-litovsk.
1917/--/-- 39 - the germans help lenin return to russia from exile in switzerland.
1917/--/-- 39 - the jones act gives all puerto ricans the right to u.s. citizenship.
1917/--/-- 39 - the russian revolution begins; emperor nicholas ii abdicates.
1917/--/-- 39 - the u.s. purchases the virgin islands from denmark.
1917/--/-- 39 - the united states declares war on germany.
1917/--/-- 39 - the zimmermann note proposing a secret mexican alliance with germany is revealed.
1917/--/-- 39 - the disastrous nivelle offensive leads to mutinies in the french army.
1917/--/-- 39 - the earliest jazz recordings are made in new york city.
1917/--/-- 39 - the first pulitzer prizes are awarded for journalism, letters and music.
1917/--/-- 39 - the provisional kerensky government is deposed; bolsheviks seize power in russia.
1917/10/-- 40 - world series nl new york (2) al chicago (4)
1918/--/-- 40 - advances by french, british and american armies force a general german retreat.
1918/--/-- 40 - american astronomer harlow shapley discovers the dimensions of the milky way.
1918/--/-- 40 - american author booth tarkington writes the magnificent ambersons.
1918/--/-- 40 - american forcesunder pershing help to stem the german offensive.
1918/--/-- 40 - an airmail service begins among new york, philadelphia and washington, d.c.
1918/--/-- 40 - an influenza pandemic begins (it kills 21-22 million in 2 years).
1918/--/-- 40 - austria, poland and czechoslovakia become republics in the aftermath of world war i.
1918/--/-- 40 - bloomsbury group member lytton strachey publishes eminent victorians.
1918/--/-- 40 - bolshevik leader leon trotsky organizes the red army.
1918/--/-- 40 - civil war breaks out between the red and white russian armies.
1918/--/-- 40 - french composer erik satie writes socrate.
1918/--/-- 40 - german air ace manfred von richthofen (the red baron) is shot down and killed.
1918/--/-- 40 - nicholas ii, the last emperor of russia, and his family are executed by the bolsheviks.
1918/--/-- 40 - revolution breaks out in germany; emperor william ii flees to the netherlands.
1918/--/-- 40 - shapley determines sun is part of milky way galaxy
1918/--/-- 40 - the germans renew their assault on the western front in the ludendorff offensive.
1918/--/-- 40 - the weimar republic negotiates an armistice for germany, ending world war i.
1918/--/-- 40 - the world's largest telescope is installed at mount wilson observatory.
1918/--/-- 40 - women over 30 win the vote in britain.
1918/07/-- 41 *** lawson, homer [son] - born to lawson, william lee "red eye bill" and cook, isa lee (lawson)
1918/10/-- 41 - world series nl chicago (2) al boston (4)
1919/--/-- 41 - boxer jack dempsey knocks out jess willard to become heavyweight champion.
1919/--/-- 41 - british troops massacre demonstrators at amritsar in india.
1919/--/-- 41 - english aviators alcock and brown make the first nonstop transatlantic flight.
1919/--/-- 41 - french tennis star suzanne lenglen wins the wimbledon tournament for the first time.
1919/--/-- 41 - george gershwin composes his first hit song swanee.
1919/--/-- 41 - german communist rosa luxemburg is murdered after the sparticus uprising.
1919/--/-- 41 - italian leader benito mussolini organizes his fascist movement.
1919/--/-- 41 - jan smuts succeeds louis botha as prime minister of south africa.
1919/--/-- 41 - lady astor becomes the first woman member of the british house of commons.
1919/--/-- 41 - league of nations
1919/--/-- 41 - mexican revolutionary emiliano zapata is killed.
1919/--/-- 41 - russian-american anarchist emma goldman is deported to the soviet union.
1919/--/-- 41 - the bauhaus school of design is founded in germany by walter gropius.
1919/--/-- 41 - the chicago white sox conspire to fix the baseball world series.
1919/--/-- 41 - the german fleet is scuttled at scapa flow in the orkney islands.
1919/--/-- 41 - the league of nations is formed with geneva in switzerland as its headquarters.
1919/--/-- 41 - the paris peace conference opens at versailles.
1919/--/-- 41 - the polish-soviet war begins over territorial disputes.
1919/--/-- 41 - the radio corporation of america (rca) is formed.
1919/--/-- 41 - versailles peace treaty
1919/--/-- 41 - world war i ends
1919/10/-- 42 - world series nl cincinnati (5) al chicago (3)
1920/--/-- 42 - 18th amendment prohibits alcohol
1920/--/-- 42 - 19th amendment gives women right to vote
1920/--/-- 42 - a home rule bill establishes parliaments for northern and southern ireland.
1920/--/-- 42 - admiral miklos horthy is appointed regent of hungary.
1920/--/-- 42 - adolf hitler forms the national socialist german workers' (nazi) party.
1920/--/-- 42 - american novelist sinclair lewis publishes main street.
1920/--/-- 42 - american tennis star bill tilden wins the wimbledon tournament for the first time.
1920/--/-- 42 - arturo alessandri becomes president of chile.
1920/--/-- 42 - british east africa becomes a crown colony as kenya.
1920/--/-- 42 - chaim weizmann is named president of the world zionist organization.
1920/--/-- 42 - dutch artist piet mondrian paints the composition with red, yellow and blue.
1920/--/-- 42 - french art deco glassmaker rene lalique opens a glass factory.
1920/--/-- 42 - german east africa is transferred to british control as tanganyika (now tanzania).
1920/--/-- 42 - mahatma gandhi begins a noncooperation campaign against british rule in india.
1920/--/-- 42 - mexican president venustiano carranza is deposed and killed by alvaro obregon.
1920/--/-- 42 - mystery writer agatha christie publishes her first hercule poirot story.
1920/--/-- 42 - russian artist aleksandr rodchenko designs the first mobile.
1920/--/-- 42 - the 18th amendment institutes the prohibition of alcohol throughout the u.s.
1920/--/-- 42 - the 19th amendment to the u.s. constitution gives women the right to vote.
1920/--/-- 42 - the russian civil war ends with victory for the bolsheviks.
1920/--/-- 42 - the u.s. senate votes against joining the league of nations.
1920/10/-- 43 - world series nl brooklyn (2) al cleveland (5)
1921/--/-- 43 - alexander rules the new kingdom of serbs, croats and slovenes.
1921/--/-- 43 - american anarchists nicola sacco and bartolomeo vanzetti are found guilty of murder.
1921/--/-- 43 - berber tribes under abd el-krim attack garrisons in spanish morocco.
1921/--/-- 43 - french cubist artist fernand leger paints three women.
1921/--/-- 43 - german surrealist artist max ernst paints l'elephant celebes.
1921/--/-- 43 - harding is inaugurated as the 29th u.s. president; coolidge becomes vice-president.
1921/--/-- 43 - japanese premier hara takashi is assassinated.
1921/--/-- 43 - latin lover rudolph valentino stars in the silent film the sheik.
1921/--/-- 43 - luigi pirandello's play six characters in search of an author is produced.
1921/--/-- 43 - mexican artist diego rivera begins painting murals depicting contemporary mexican life.
1921/--/-- 43 - the british broadcasting corporation (bbc) is created by royal charter.
1921/--/-- 43 - the irish free state becomes a self-governing dominion of britain.
1921/--/-- 43 - the reparations commission fixes germany's liability at 132 billion gold marks.
1921/--/-- 43 - w. l. mackenzie king is elected prime minister of canada for the first time.
1921/--/-- 43 - warren g. harding (republican) becomes president of the united states
1921/10/-- 44 - world series nl new york (5) al new york (3)
1922/--/-- 44 - anglo-american poet t.s. eliot writes the waste land.
1922/--/-- 44 - constantine i abdicates as king of greece; is succeeded by george ii.
1922/--/-- 44 - dewitt wallace launches reader's digest magazine.
1922/--/-- 44 - egypt achieves independence from britain and becomes a monarchy under fuad i.
1922/--/-- 44 - emily post publishes etiquette in society, in business, in politics, and at home.
1922/--/-- 44 - english egyptologist howard carter excavates tutankhamen's tomb.
1922/--/-- 44 - english composer william walton composes facade.
1922/--/-- 44 - explorer roy chapman andrews discovers the first fossil dinosaur eggs in the gobi desert.
1922/--/-- 44 - irish poet and novelist james joyce publishes ulysses.
1922/--/-- 44 - irish revolutionary statesman michael collins is assassinated.
1922/--/-- 44 - kemal ataturk's attempts to restore turkish territory leads to the chanak crisis.
1922/--/-- 44 - mahatma gandhi is imprisoned for civil disobedience in india.
1922/--/-- 44 - robert flaherty produces the first major film documentary nanook of the north.
1922/--/-- 44 - the fascists march on rome; king victor emmanuel iii names mussolini prime minister.
1922/--/-- 44 - william t. cosgrave becomes the first prime minister of the irish free state.
1922/10/-- 45 - world series nl new york (4) al new york (0)
1923/--/-- 45 - "king" oliver's creole jazz band is the first black band to be recorded.
1923/--/-- 45 - adolf hitler's coup d'etat in munich fails; he is captured and imprisoned.
1923/--/-- 45 - aircraft designer willy messerschmitt opens a factory in germany.
1923/--/-- 45 - american poet e. e. cummings writes the novel the enormous room.
1923/--/-- 45 - briton hadden and henry r. luce found the weekly newsmagazine time.
1923/--/-- 45 - calvin coolidge (republican) becomes president of the united states
1923/--/-- 45 - child violinist yehudi menuhin makes his public debut at age 7.
1923/--/-- 45 - filmmaker cecil b. de mille directs the biblical epic the ten commandments.
1923/--/-- 45 - french and belgian troops occupy the ruhr to enforce german war reparations.
1923/--/-- 45 - general miguel primo de rivera rules as dictator of spain.
1923/--/-- 45 - irish poet william butler yeats wins the nobel prize for literature.
1923/--/-- 45 - italy becomes first fascist state
1923/--/-- 45 - jewish philosopher martin buber publishes ich und du (i and thou).
1923/--/-- 45 - physicist hermann oberth publishes the rocket into planetary space.
1923/--/-- 45 - spanish engineer juan de la cierva invents the autogiro.
1923/--/-- 45 - stanley baldwin becomes conservative prime minister of britain for the first time.
1923/--/-- 45 - the treaty of lausanne establishes the boundaries of modern turkey.
1923/--/-- 45 - tokyo and yokohama are destroyed by an earthquake; 100,000 are killed.
1923/--/-- 45 - turkey is declared a republic; ataturk kemal becomes the first president.
1923/--/-- 45 - vladimir zworykin patents the iconoscope, the first television transmission tube.
1923/--/-- 45 - warren g. harding dies; calvin coolidge is inaugurated as the 30th u.s. president.
1923/10/-- 46 - world series nl new york (2) al new york (4)
1924/--/-- 46 - adolf hitler publishes his nazi political tract mein kampf (my battle).
1924/--/-- 46 - arab leader ibn saud drives the hashimites from mecca.
1924/--/-- 46 - english novelist e.m. forster publishes a passage to india.
1924/--/-- 46 - french physicist louis de broglie proposes the wavelength nature of particles.
1924/--/-- 46 - german novelist thomas mann publishes the magic mountain.
1924/--/-- 46 - j. edgar hoover is appointed director of the bureau of investigation (renamed the fbi).
1924/--/-- 46 - ramsay macdonald forms the first labour government in britain.
1924/--/-- 46 - schrodinger proposes wave mechanics
1924/--/-- 46 - soviet leader lenin dies; new leader joseph stalin begins a purge of his opponents.
1924/--/-- 46 - the boston bruins become the first professional ice hockey team.
1924/--/-- 46 - the military declare a republic in greece; king george ii is exiled.
1924/--/-- 46 - u.s. congress investigates suspicious dealings in the teapot dome scandal.
1924/10/-- 47 - world series nl new york (3) al washington (4)
1925/--/-- 47 - ahmed zogu proclaims albania a monarchy and rules as king zog.
1925/--/-- 47 - american writer f. scott fitzgerald publishes the great gatsby.
1925/--/-- 47 - american writer john dos passos publishes manhattan transfer.
1925/--/-- 47 - astronomer edwin hubble composes a classification scheme for galaxies.
1925/--/-- 47 - automaker walter p. chrysler founds the chrysler corporation.
1925/--/-- 47 - black american dancer josephine baker stars in la revue negre in paris.
1925/--/-- 47 - clarence birdseye begins marketing his quick-frozen food packages.
1925/--/-- 47 - friedrich ebert dies; paul von hindenburg becomes president of the german republic.
1925/--/-- 47 - john t. scopes is tried in tennessee for teaching the theory of evolution.
1925/--/-- 47 - reza shah pahlavi rules as shah of iran.
1925/--/-- 47 - russian filmmaker sergei eisenstein directs the battleship potemkin.
1925/--/-- 47 - swiss-born artist paul klee paints fish magic.
1925/--/-- 47 - the locarno pact finalizes the treaties between the world war i protagonists.
1925/--/-- 47 - the new yorker magazine is founded in new york city.
1925/--/-- 47 - the all-black revue runnin' wild introduces the charleston dance craze.
1925/10/-- 48 - world series nl pittsburgh (4) al washington (3)
1926/--/-- 48 - american artist georgia o'keeffe paints her flower portrait black iris.
1926/--/-- 48 - american golfer bobby jones wins the u.s. open and the british open tournaments.
1926/--/-- 48 - american physicist robert goddard launches the first liquid-propellant rocket.
1926/--/-- 48 - antonio oscar de fragoso carmona becomes president after a military coup in portugal.
1926/--/-- 48 - chiang kai-shek organizes the northern expedition to unite china.
1926/--/-- 48 - eamon de valera organizes the fianna fail party in the republic of ireland.
1926/--/-- 48 - english author a.a. milne writes the children's book winnie-the-pooh.
1926/--/-- 48 - french troops in morocco subdue a tribal rebellion led by abd el-krim.
1926/--/-- 48 - germany is admitted to the league of nations.
1926/--/-- 48 - hirohito becomes emperor of japan.
1926/--/-- 48 - nobile, amundsen and ellsworth pilot the airship norge over the north pole.
1926/--/-- 48 - richard e. byrd and floyd bennett make the first airplane flight over the north pole.
1926/--/-- 48 - russian composer dmitry shostakovich premiers his first symphony.
1926/--/-- 48 - the general strike breaks out in britain involving 3 million workers.
1926/--/-- 48 - the harlem globetrotters basketball team is organized in chicago.
1926/--/-- 48 - u.s. marines land in nicaragua to suppress a revolution (they depart in 1933).
1926/10/-- 49 - world series nl st. louis (4) al new york (3)
1927/--/-- 49 - american dancer isadora duncan is killed in a tragic car accident.
1927/--/-- 49 - american writer thornton wilder publishes the bridge of san luis rey.
1927/--/-- 49 - baseball player babe ruth scores a record 60 home runs for the new york yankees.
1927/--/-- 49 - blackface singer al jolson appears in the first sound motion picture the jazz singer.
1927/--/-- 49 - charles lindbergh flies solo nonstop from new york to paris in 33.5 hours.
1927/--/-- 49 - civil war in china
1927/--/-- 49 - comedy team laurel and hardy appear in their first film putting pants on philip.
1927/--/-- 49 - dancer martha graham opens her first dance studio in new york city.
1927/--/-- 49 - duke ellington's jazz band stars at harlem's cotton club in new york city.
1927/--/-- 49 - english novelist virginia woolf writes to the lighthouse.
1927/--/-- 49 - finnish architect alvar aalto designs the turun sanomat newspaper building.
1927/--/-- 49 - georges lemaitre proposes an expanding model for the creation of the universe.
1927/--/-- 49 - german filmmaker fritz lang directs the futuristic film metropolis.
1927/--/-- 49 - german-swiss author hermann hesse publishes steppenwolf.
1927/--/-- 49 - helen newington wills wins the wimbledon tennis championship.
1927/--/-- 49 - lindbergh crosses atlantic non-stop
1927/--/-- 49 - the iron guard fascist organization is founded in romania.
1927/10/-- 50 - world series nl pittsburgh (0) al new york (4)
1928/--/-- 50 - amelia earhart becomes the first woman to fly across the atlantic.
1928/--/-- 50 - american anthropologist margaret mead publishes coming of age in samoa.
1928/--/-- 50 - american comedy team amos 'n' andy produce their first radio show.
1928/--/-- 50 - american composer virgil thomson writes the opera four saints in three acts.
1928/--/-- 50 - arturo toscanini is made conductor of the new york philharmonic.
1928/--/-- 50 - ben hecht and charles macarthur's play the front page is produced.
1928/--/-- 50 - bertolt brecht and kurt weill collaborate on the play the threepenny opera.
1928/--/-- 50 - british bacteriologist alexander fleming discovers penicillin.
1928/--/-- 50 - chiang kai-shek captures peking; the kuomintang government is established.
1928/--/-- 50 - english novelist evelyn waugh publishes decline and fall.
1928/--/-- 50 - english physicist paul dirac formulates a mathematical description of elementary particles.
1928/--/-- 50 - french composer maurice ravel composes the ballet bolero.
1928/--/-- 50 - heisenberg's uncertainty principle
1928/--/-- 50 - luis bunuel and salvador dali collaborate on the surrealist film un chien andalou.
1928/--/-- 50 - spanish poet federico garcia lorca publishes gypsy ballads.
1928/--/-- 50 - the chaco war breaks out between bolivia and paraguay over territorial disputes.
1928/--/-- 50 - the kellog-briand pact outlawing war is signed by 15 nations.
1928/--/-- 50 - the first five-year plan for economic reform begins in the soviet union.
1928/--/-- 50 - walt disney's mickey mouse appears in steamboat willie, the first sound cartoon.
1928/10/-- 51 - world series nl st. louis (0) al new york (4)
1929/--/-- 51 - alexander institutes absolute rule as king of yugoslavia.
1929/--/-- 51 - american explorer richard e. byrd flies over the south pole.
1929/--/-- 51 - american novelist william faulkner publishes the sound and the fury.
1929/--/-- 51 - british poet robert graves publishes his war memoir goodbye to all that.
1929/--/-- 51 - erich maria remarque publishes his war novel all quiet on the western front.
1929/--/-- 51 - ernest hemingway writes the war novel a farewell to arms.
1929/--/-- 51 - french artist and writer jean cocteau publishes les enfants terribles.
1929/--/-- 51 - heinrich himmler is appointed head of the ss, hitler's blackshirted elite guard.
1929/--/-- 51 - herbert c. hoover (republican) becomes president of the united states
1929/--/-- 51 - hoover is inaugurated as the 31st u.s. president; curtis becomes vice-president.

1929/--/-- 51 - jews and arabs clash at the wailing wall in jerusalem.
1929/--/-- 51 - seven chicago gangsters are machine-gunned in the st. valentine's day massacre.
1929/--/-- 51 - soviet leader joseph stalin exiles leon trotsky.
1929/--/-- 51 - stock market crashes
1929/--/-- 51 - the lateran treaty creates the independent state of the vatican city.
1929/--/-- 51 - the museum of modern art (moma) is founded in new york city.
1929/--/-- 51 - the wall street crash leads to a world-wide economic depression.
1929/--/-- 51 - the workers party of america is renamed the communist party of the united states.
1929/--/-- 51 - the first academy awards are presented; wings wins best-picture prize.
1929/10/-- 52 - world series nl chicago (1) al philadelphia (4)

1930/--/-- 52 - american artist edward hopper paints early sunday morning.
1930/--/-- 52 - american astronomer clyde w. tombaugh discovers the planet pluto.
1930/--/-- 52 - american poet hart crane publishes the bridge.
1930/--/-- 52 - artist grant wood paints american gothic.
1930/--/-- 52 - british engineer frank whittle patents a gas turbine engine for jet aircraft.
1930/--/-- 52 - carol ii is proclaimed king of romania.
1930/--/-- 52 - dashiell hammett publishes the detective novel the maltese falcon.
1930/--/-- 52 - english-born american writer w. h. auden publishes his poems.
1930/--/-- 52 - getulio vargas is appointed president of brazil after a military coup.
1930/--/-- 52 - haile selassie is declared emperor of ethiopia.
1930/--/-- 52 - marlene dietrich stars in josef von sternberg's film the blue angel.
1930/--/-- 52 - noel coward's play private lives is produced in london.
1930/--/-- 52 - the british airship r101 crashes in france.
1930/--/-- 52 - the city of constantinople is re-named istanbul.
1930/--/-- 52 - vannevar bush develops a differential analyzer, an early type of analog computer.
1930/--/-- 52 - worldwide depression begins
1930/10/-- 53 - world series nl st. louis (2) al philadelphia (4)
1931/--/-- 53 - american cartoonist chester gould creates the adventure comic strip dick tracy.
1931/--/-- 53 - american journalist and writer damon runyon publishes guys and dolls.
1931/--/-- 53 - american writer pearl buck publishes the good earth.
1931/--/-- 53 - auguste piccard makes the first manned balloon flight into the stratosphere.
1931/--/-- 53 - ben shahn begins a series of paintings inspired by the sacco-vanzetti case.
1931/--/-- 53 - chicago gangster al capone is jailed for income tax evasion.
1931/--/-- 53 - explorer george hubert wilkins makes a submarine voyage under the arctic ice.
1931/--/-- 53 - japanese forces occupy manchuria.
1931/--/-- 53 - lawrence invents cyclotron
1931/--/-- 53 - organic chemist w. h. carothers invents nylon, the first successful synthetic fiber.
1931/--/-- 53 - radio astronomy begins when karl jansky detects radio waves from space.
1931/--/-- 53 - spain is declared a republic; king alfonso xiii abdicates.
1931/--/-- 53 - the empire state building becomes the tallest building in the world.
1931/--/-- 53 - the star-spangled banner becomes the u.s. national anthem.
1931/10/-- 54 - world series nl st. louis (4) al philadelphia (3)
1932/--/-- 54 - american physicist carl d. anderson discovers the positron.
1932/--/-- 54 - american sculptor alexander calder creates his first mobile.
1932/--/-- 54 - american southern author erskine caldwell publishes tobacco road.
1932/--/-- 54 - antonio de oliveira salazar assumes dictatorial powers as premier of portugal.
1932/--/-- 54 - arab leader ibn saud founds the kingdom of saudi arabia.
1932/--/-- 54 - british author aldous huxley publishes brave new world.
1932/--/-- 54 - charles lindbergh's infant son is kidnapped.
1932/--/-- 54 - eamon de valera is elected president of the republic of ireland.
1932/--/-- 54 - engelbert dollfuss is elected chancellor of austria.
1932/--/-- 54 - english physicist james chadwick discovers the neutron.
1932/--/-- 54 - presidential nominee franklin d. roosevelt pledges a new deal.
1932/--/-- 54 - radio city music hall opens in new york city's rockefeller center.
1932/--/-- 54 - revolution in siam (thailand) replaces the monarchy with a constitutional government.
1932/--/-- 54 - sir oswald mosley founds the british union of fascists.
1932/--/-- 54 - the bonus army of war veterans is dispersed by troops in washington, d.c.
1932/--/-- 54 - the royal shakespeare theater opens at stratford-on-avon, england.
1932/--/-- 54 - the first particle accelerator is built at the cavendish laboratory in england.
1932/10/-- 55 - world series nl chicago (0) al new york (4)
1933/--/-- 55 - a fossilized skull of the prehistoric steinheim man is found in germany.
1933/--/-- 55 - actor charles laughton stars in the film the private life of henry viii.
1933/--/-- 55 - busby berkeley choreographs the dances for the film gold diggers of 1933.
1933/--/-- 55 - dancers fred astaire and ginger rogers star in the film flying down to rio.
1933/--/-- 55 - edwin armstrong invents frequency modulation (fm) to eliminate radio static.
1933/--/-- 55 - fiorello la guardia is elected mayor of new york city for the first time.
1933/--/-- 55 - frances perkins becomes the first woman cabinet member in u.s. history.
1933/--/-- 55 - franklin d. roosevelt (democrat) becomes president of the united states
1933/--/-- 55 - french novelist and political activist andre malraux publishes man's fate.
1933/--/-- 55 - fulgencio batista leads a military coup against gerardo machado y morales in cuba.
1933/--/-- 55 - jimmy and tommy dorsey found their first swing band.
1933/--/-- 55 - joseph goebbels is appointed as minister of propaganda for the nazi party.
1933/--/-- 55 - mae west stars in the films she done him wrong and i'm no angel.
1933/--/-- 55 - norwegian fascist vidkun quisling founds the national unity party.
1933/--/-- 55 - president paul von hindenburg names adolf hitler as chancellor of germany.
1933/--/-- 55 - roosevelt begins "new deal"
1933/--/-- 55 - roosevelt is inaugurated as the 32nd u.s. president; garner becomes vice-president.
1933/--/-- 55 - the 21st amendment ends the prohibition era in the u.s.
1933/--/-- 55 - the marx brothers star in the classic comedy film duck soup.
1933/--/-- 55 - the national recovery administration (nra) is launched by president roosevelt.
1933/--/-- 55 - the nazis erect the first concentration camps in germany.
1933/--/-- 55 - the public works administration (pwa) is formed to fund public construction projects.
1933/--/-- 55 - the reichstag fire gives the nazis a pretext for outlawing the german communist party.
1933/--/-- 55 - the stavisky affair causes a financial scandal in france.
1933/02/02 55 *** lawson, homer [son] & mckinney, lena (lawson) "skin" "lena rivers" - married
1933/02/02 55 *** mckinney, lena (lawson) "skin" "lena rivers" & lawson, homer [son] - married
1933/10/-- 56 - world series nl new york (4) al washington (1)
1934/--/-- 56 - adolf hitler becomes "fueher" of germany
1934/--/-- 56 - alexander, king of yugoslavia, is assassinated; his son peter ii succeeds him.
1934/--/-- 56 - american cartoonist al capp begins the comic strip li'l abner.
1934/--/-- 56 - chancellor engelbert dollfuss is murdered by austrian nazis.
1934/--/-- 56 - cole porter writes the score for the broadway musical anything goes.
1934/--/-- 56 - drought leads to severe dust storms in the dust bowl region of the great plains.
1934/--/-- 56 - elijah muhammad becomes leader of the nation of islam (the black muslims).
1934/--/-- 56 - fermi creates plutonium
1934/--/-- 56 - george balanchine and lincoln kirstein found the school of american ballet.
1934/--/-- 56 - henry miller publishes the tropic of cancer. (it is banned in the u.s. until 1961.)
1934/--/-- 56 - hitler becomes fuhrer (leader) of germany after hindenburg's death.
1934/--/-- 56 - john dillinger, public enemy number one, is killed by the fbi.
1934/--/-- 56 - lazaro cardenas is chosen by plutarco calles as president of mexico.
1934/--/-- 56 - lillian hellman's play the children's hour is produced.
1934/--/-- 56 - mao tse-tung leads the chinese communists on the long march.
1934/--/-- 56 - naturalist charles w. beebe makes a record dive of 3,028 ft in a bathyscaphe.
1934/--/-- 56 - sa leader ernst roehm is assassinated on the orders of hitler.
1934/--/-- 56 - surrealist artist rene magritte paints the human condition.
1934/--/-- 56 - the british ocean liner queen mary is launched.
1934/--/-- 56 - the federal communications commission (fcc) is formed to regulate broadcasting.
1934/--/-- 56 - the securities and exchange commission (sec) is formed to protect u.s. investors.
1934/10/-- 57 - world series nl st. louis (4) al detroit (3)
1935/--/-- 57 - american writer thomas wolfe publishes of time and the river.
1935/--/-- 57 - arthur dempster discovers u-235, the isotope of uranium used in atomic bombs.
1935/--/-- 57 - child film actress shirley temple stars in the little colonel.
1935/--/-- 57 - controversial louisiana senator huey p. long is assassinated.
1935/--/-- 57 - eduard benes succeeds tomas masaryk as president of czechoslovakia.
1935/--/-- 57 - errol flynn stars in the swashbuckling adventure film captain blood.
1935/--/-- 57 - filmmaker alfred hitchcock directs the 39 steps.
1935/--/-- 57 - george gershwin composes the modern american opera porgy and bess.
1935/--/-- 57 - hitler announces german rearmament in violation of the treaty of versailles.
1935/--/-- 57 - italy invades abyssinia (now ethiopia).
1935/--/-- 57 - king of swing benny goodman forms the benny goodman trio.
1935/--/-- 57 - leni riefenstahl directs the nazi propaganda film triumph of the will.
1935/--/-- 57 - physicist hideki yukawa predicts the existence of the meson subatomic particle.
1935/--/-- 57 - robert sherwood's play the petrified forest is produced.
1935/--/-- 57 - scottish physicist robert watson-watt patents the first practical radar system.
1935/--/-- 57 - social security act provides retirement insurance
1935/--/-- 57 - swedish film actress greta garbo stars in anna karenina.
1935/--/-- 57 - the monopoly board game is patented in the u.s.
1935/--/-- 57 - the moscow subway is opened.
1935/--/-- 57 - the nuremberg racial laws deprive german jews of their citizenship.
1935/--/-- 57 - the monarchy is restored in greece under george ii.
1935/06/08 58 *** lawson, william lee [grandson] - born to lawson, homer and mckinney, lena (lawson) "skin" "lena rivers" lincoln county kentucky
1935/10/-- 58 - world series nl chicago (2) al detroit (4)
1936/--/-- 58 - black athlete jesse owens wins 4 gold medals at the berlin olympic games.
1936/--/-- 58 - boulder dam is completed in arizona (it is renamed hoover dam in 1947).
1936/--/-- 58 - edward viii abdicates as king of great britain; he is succeeded by george vi.
1936/--/-- 58 - hitler and mussolini announce the rome-berlin axis (alliance).
1936/--/-- 58 - henry r. luce begins publishing life magazine.
1936/--/-- 58 - ioannis metaxas establishes a dictatorship in greece.
1936/--/-- 58 - italy and germany send military forces and aid to support franco in spain.
1936/--/-- 58 - italy annexes abyssinia (ethiopia); emperor haile selassie is exiled.
1936/--/-- 58 - japan concludes the anti-comintern pact with germany.
1936/--/-- 58 - john maynard keynes writes the general theory of employment, interest and money.
1936/--/-- 58 - margaret mitchell publishes her only novel gone with the wind.
1936/--/-- 58 - olympic ice skater sonja henie turns professional.
1936/--/-- 58 - spanish civil war
1936/--/-- 58 - stalin begins the great purge of soviet russia's political and military leadership.
1936/--/-- 58 - the british broadcasting service (bbc) begins the first public television service.
1936/--/-- 58 - the soviet union and the international brigades support the nationalists in spain.
1936/--/-- 58 - the spanish civil war begins when general franco leads a military revolt.
1936/--/-- 58 - the works of the composer dmitry shostakovich are denounced in russia.
1936/01/-- 58 - edward viii succeeds as king of great britain and ireland.
1936/10/-- 59 - world series nl new york (2) al new york (4)
1936/12/10 59 - george vi succeeds as king of great britain and ireland upon the abdication of e
1937/--/-- 59 - american author john steinbeck publishes of mice and men.
1937/--/-- 59 - anastasio somoza garcia becomes president of nicaragua.
1937/--/-- 59 - aviatrix amelia earhart is lost during a flight across the pacific.
1937/--/-- 59 - ballet dancer margot fonteyn debuts in giselle at sadler's wells, london.
1937/--/-- 59 - danish author isak dinesen publishes her autobiography out of africa.
1937/--/-- 59 - dow chemical develops plastics
1937/--/-- 59 - english writer and scholar j.r.r. tolkien publishes the fantasy novel the hobbit.
1937/--/-- 59 - farouk succeeds fuad i as king of egypt.
1937/--/-- 59 - frank lloyd wright begins building the taliesin west complex in arizona.
1937/--/-- 59 - french filmmaker jean renoir directs grand illusion.
1937/--/-- 59 - german aircraft supporting franco's forces destroy the town of guernica in spain.
1937/--/-- 59 - joe louis the brown bomber wins the heavyweight boxing championship.
1937/--/-- 59 - nationalist and communist forces unite to combat the japanese in china.
1937/--/-- 59 - neville chamberlain succeeds stanley baldwin as prime minister of britain.
1937/--/-- 59 - swing bandleader artie shaw records begin the beguine.
1937/--/-- 59 - the duke of windsor (former king edward viii) marries the divorcee mrs. simpson.
1937/--/-- 59 - the german airship hindenburg is destroyed by fire at lakehurst, n.j.
1937/--/-- 59 - the golden gate bridge is opened in san francisco.
1937/--/-- 59 - the japanese invasion of china begins the second sino-japanese war.
1937/05/02 60 - george vi crowned king of great britain and ireland at westminster abbey by cosm
1937/10/-- 60 - world series nl new york (1) al new york (4)
1938/--/-- 60 - a coelacanth, a fish thought extinct for 65 million years, is caught off the cost of africa.
1938/--/-- 60 - american composer aaron copland writes the ballet score for billy the kid.
1938/--/-- 60 - american singer ella fitzgerald records a-tisket, a-tasket.
1938/--/-- 60 - british prime minister neville chamberlain declares "peace for our time."
1938/--/-- 60 - chamberlain and daladier appease hitler at the munich conference.
1938/--/-- 60 - chester carlson invents xerography, the first electrostatic dry-copying process.
1938/--/-- 60 - don budge becomes the first player to win the grand slam (4 tennis championships).
1938/--/-- 60 - general franco isolates the republican forces in spain and attacks catalonia.
1938/--/-- 60 - german chemist otto hahn discovers the principles of nuclear fission.
1938/--/-- 60 - germany occupies the sudetenland in western czechoslovakia.
1938/--/-- 60 - hitler invades austria; a union (anschluss) of austria and germany is proclaimed.
1938/--/-- 60 - hungarian lajos biro invents the first practical ball-point pen.
1938/--/-- 60 - ismet inonu succeeds kemal atuturk as president of turkey.
1938/--/-- 60 - jewish property is attacked in germany in the kristallnacht (night of broken glass).
1938/--/-- 60 - jewish psychoanalyst sigmund freud flees to england to escape nazi persecution.
1938/--/-- 60 - orson welles' radio broadcast of war of the worlds causes panic in the u.s.
1938/--/-- 60 - swing musician glenn miller organizes his band.
1938/--/-- 60 - the house committee on un-american activities investigates u.s. subversives.
1938/--/-- 60 - the u.s. and britain send aid to the chinese in their war against japan.
1938/--/-- 60 - thornton wilder wins the pulitzer prize for his play our town.
1938/--/-- 60 - walt disney's feature-length cartoon snow white and the seven dwarfs is shown.
1938/10/-- 61 - world series nl chicago (0) al new york (4)
1938/12/01 61 *** lawson, patsy joe (bell, galbreath) [granddaughter] - born to lawson, homer and mckinney, lena (lawson) "skin" "lena rivers"
1939/--/-- 61 - american author nathanael west publishes the day of the locust.
1939/--/-- 61 - american novelist john steinbeck publishes the grapes of wrath.
1939/--/-- 61 - an anglo-saxon burial ship is excavated at sutton hoo in england.
1939/--/-- 61 - britain and france declare war on germany but are unable to aid poland.
1939/--/-- 61 - child film actress judy garland stars in the musical the wizard of oz.
1939/--/-- 61 - clark gable and vivien leigh star in the film gone with the wind.
1939/--/-- 61 - english author christopher isherwood publishes goodbye to berlin.
1939/--/-- 61 - foreign ministers ribbentrop and molotov sign the nazi-soviet pact of nonaggression.
1939/--/-- 61 - general franco's forces capture madrid, ending the spanish civil war.
1939/--/-- 61 - germany and italy form the pact of steel military alliance.
1939/--/-- 61 - germany invades poland, beginning world war ii.
1939/--/-- 61 - igor sikorsky develops america's first successful helicopter.
1939/--/-- 61 - italian forces occupy albania; king zog is forced into exile.
1939/--/-- 61 - physical chemist linus pauling publishes the nature of the chemical bond.
1939/--/-- 61 - president roosevelt (prompted by einstein) orders a u.s. effort to build an atomic bomb.
1939/--/-- 61 - president roosevelt declares u.s. neutrality in world war ii.
1939/--/-- 61 - robert gordon menzies succeeds joseph lyons as prime minister of australia.
1939/--/-- 61 - soviet troops invade poland; germany and the ussr partition the country.
1939/--/-- 61 - swiss chemist paul muller discovers the chemical insecticide ddt.
1939/--/-- 61 - the he 176, the first jet airplane, takes to the air in germany.
1939/--/-- 61 - the russo-finnish war begins with the soviet invasion of finland.
1939/--/-- 61 - the first nylon stockings are marketed.
1939/--/-- 61 - world war ii begins
1939/10/-- 62 - world series nl cincinnati (0) al new york (4)
1940/--/-- 62 - american novelist carson mccullers publishes the heart is a lonely hunter.
1940/--/-- 62 - bing crosby, bob hope and dorothy lamour star in the film road to singapore.
1940/--/-- 62 - british air victory in the battle of britain prevents the german invasion of england.
1940/--/-- 62 - cary grant and katharine hepburn star in the film the philadelphia story.
1940/--/-- 62 - ernest hemingway publishes for whom the bell tolls.
1940/--/-- 62 - exiled revolutionary leon trotsky is assassinated in mexico on stalin's orders.
1940/--/-- 62 - general charles de gaulle rallies free french resistance in london.
1940/--/-- 62 - german forces reach paris; vichy france under marshal petain signs an armistice.
1940/--/-- 62 - germany invades denmark and norway; allied forces aid norway but are defeated.
1940/--/-- 62 - italian forces invade egypt but are repulsed; the british invade libya.
1940/--/-- 62 - italy declares war on the allies and invades southern france.
1940/--/-- 62 - japan joins the axis alliance and occupies northern french indochina (vietnam).
1940/--/-- 62 - king carol ii of romania abdicates; romania and hungary join the axis forces.
1940/--/-- 62 - prehistoric cave paintings are discovered at lascaux in france.
1940/--/-- 62 - radar wins battle of britian
1940/--/-- 62 - raymond chandler publishes the detective novel farewell, my lovely.
1940/--/-- 62 - the british expeditionary force is evacuated from dunkerque in france.
1940/--/-- 62 - the german army begins a blitzkrieg attack on holland, belgium, and france.
1940/--/-- 62 - the soviet union annexes the baltic states of lithuania, estonia and latvia.
1940/--/-- 62 - the tacoma narrows bridge collapses because of oscillations caused by the wind.
1940/--/-- 62 - winston churchill becomes british prime minister after chamberlain resigns.
1940/10/-- 63 - world series nl cincinnati (4) al detroit (3)
1941/--/-- 63 - a british task force sinks the german pocket battleship bismarck.
1941/--/-- 63 - baseball player joe dimaggio sets a new record for hitting in 56 consecutive games.
1941/--/-- 63 - benchley park computers sabotage german enigma
1941/--/-- 63 - churchill and roosevelt's atlantic charter meeting establishes war and peace aims.
1941/--/-- 63 - german u-boats inflict heavy losses on british shipping in the battle of the atlantic.
1941/--/-- 63 - german paratroopers land on crete and capture the island from the british.
1941/--/-- 63 - german playwright bertholt brecht writes mother courage and her children.
1941/--/-- 63 - germany invades yugoslavia and greece; british forces are evacuated to crete.
1941/--/-- 63 - germany invades the soviet union.
1941/--/-- 63 - gutzon borglum completes the sculptured heads of four presidents at mount rushmore.
1941/--/-- 63 - ho chi minh organizes the viet minh to combat the japanese in indochina.
1941/--/-- 63 - japanese forces capture hong kong and invade malaya and the philippines.
1941/--/-- 63 - karsh's photographic portrait of churchill becomes a symbol of british resistance.
1941/--/-- 63 - nazi leader rudolf hess flies to england on a quixotic peace mission.
1941/--/-- 63 - orson welles directs the film citizen kane.
1941/--/-- 63 - president roosevelt talks of four freedoms in his state of the union speech.
1941/--/-- 63 - swedish film actress greta garbo retires.
1941/--/-- 63 - the german africa corps under erwin rommel begins an offensive in north africa.
1941/--/-- 63 - the german blitz, the nighttime bombing of london, is at its height.
1941/--/-- 63 - the german advance on moscow is halted by the winter weather.
1941/--/-- 63 - the japanese bomb pearl harbor; america enters world war ii.
1941/--/-- 63 - the japanese occupy indochina and move into cambodia (kampuchea) and thailand.
1941/--/-- 63 - the lend-lease act allows the transfer of u.s. war materials to britain and china.
1941/--/-- 63 - the u.s. freezes japanese assets in retaliation for japan's territorial aggression.
1941/--/-- 63 - u.s. troops occupy iceland to forestall its occupation by germany.
1941/10/-- 64 - world series nl brooklyn (1) al new york (4)
1942/--/-- 64 - a russian counterattack isolates the sixth army at stalingrad; hitler orders no retreat.
1942/--/-- 64 - a u.s. fleet defeats the japanese at the battle of midway.
1942/--/-- 64 - actor james cagney wins an academy award for the film yankee doodle dandie.
1942/--/-- 64 - american b-25 bombers make the doolittle raid on tokyo.
1942/--/-- 64 - american and filipino forces retreat to the bataan peninsula in the philippines.
1942/--/-- 64 - american crooner bing crosby records the hit song white christmas.
1942/--/-- 64 - american forces in the philippines surrender; the bataan death march begins.
1942/--/-- 64 - american humorist james thurber publishes the secret life of walter mitty.
1942/--/-- 64 - french writer albert camus publishes the stranger.
1942/--/-- 64 - gandhi is arrested after the quit india movement demands a british withdrawal.
1942/--/-- 64 - general macarthur is ordered to the leave the philippines; he vows i shall return.
1942/--/-- 64 - german forces occupy vichy france; the french fleet is scuttled in toulon harbor.
1942/--/-- 64 - hitler proposes the final solution of the jewish question; the holocaust begins.
1942/--/-- 64 - humphrey bogart and ingrid bergman star in the classic film casablanca.
1942/--/-- 64 - italian filmmaker luchino visconti directs his first film ossessione.
1942/--/-- 64 - manhattan project scientists under fermi produce the first controlled chain reaction.
1942/--/-- 64 - rommel's africa corps capture tobruk and drive the british back to egypt.
1942/--/-- 64 - the british eighth army under montgomery begins a new drive into libya.
1942/--/-- 64 - the german advance in the caucasus is halted at stalingrad (now volgograd).
1942/--/-- 64 - the german advance on egypt is halted at the battle of el-alamein.
1942/--/-- 64 - the japanese conquer malaya, singapore, indonesia and burma.
1942/--/-- 64 - the raf makes the first 1,000 bomber raid on the german city of cologne.
1942/--/-- 64 - the soviet southern offensive is halted; the germans advance on the caucasus.
1942/--/-- 64 - the u.s. government transfers 110,000 japanese americans to internment camps.
1942/--/-- 64 - u.s. marines invade guadalcanal, beginning the campaign of re-conquest.
1942/--/-- 64 - u.s. forces under general eisenhower invade morocco and algeria.
1942/--/-- 64 - v-2 (vengeance weapon 2) rockets are tested at peenemunde in germany.
1942/10/-- 65 - world series nl st. louis (4) al new york (1)
1943/--/-- 65 - american aircraft join the raf in round the clock bombing of germany.
1943/--/-- 65 - american author carson mccullers publishes the ballad of the sad cafe.
1943/--/-- 65 - american writer ayn rand publishes the fountainhead.
1943/--/-- 65 - churchill and roosevelt meet at casablanca to plan their war strategy.
1943/--/-- 65 - churchill, roosevelt and stalin meet at the tehran conference.
1943/--/-- 65 - french existentialist writer jean paul sartre publishes being and nothingness.
1943/--/-- 65 - french writer and feminist simone de beauvoir publishes she came to stay.
1943/--/-- 65 - german paratroopers rescue mussolini.
1943/--/-- 65 - marine explorer jacques-yves cousteau invents the aqualung (scuba).
1943/--/-- 65 - marshal badoglio signs an armistice with the allies; italy declares war on germany.
1943/--/-- 65 - mussolini is deposed; marshal badoglio assumes power in italy.
1943/--/-- 65 - richard rodgers and oscar hammerstein's musical oklahoma! is produced.
1943/--/-- 65 - robert oppenheimer establishes the los alamos laboratory to build the atomic bomb.
1943/--/-- 65 - singer paul robeson stars in the title role of the broadway production of othello.
1943/--/-- 65 - the allied armies invade sicily.
1943/--/-- 65 - the allies invade the southern tip of italy.
1943/--/-- 65 - the british and american armies link up in africa; 250,000 axis prisoners are taken.
1943/--/-- 65 - the german sixth army surrenders at stalingrad; 100,000 are taken prisoner.
1943/--/-- 65 - the germans suppress a revolt by polish jews; the warsaw ghetto is destroyed.
1943/--/-- 65 - the russian offensive reaches the dnepr river; kiev and smolensk are recaptured.
1943/--/-- 65 - the russians defeat the germans at kursk in the largest tank battle in history.
1943/10/-- 66 - world series nl st. louis (1) al new york (4)
1944/--/-- 66 - a british airborne landing at arnhem in the netherlands is repulsed by the germans.
1944/--/-- 66 - aaron copland composes the ballet appalachian spring.
1944/--/-- 66 - allied d-day invasion forces land at normandy in northern france.
1944/--/-- 66 - allied forces break out from the normandy enclave and liberate paris.
1944/--/-- 66 - allied forces in italy land behind the german gustav line at anzio.
1944/--/-- 66 - american aircraft from the marianas begin the strategic bombing of japan.
1944/--/-- 66 - american forces under general mark clark occupy rome.
1944/--/-- 66 - an allied invasion force lands in southern france.
1944/--/-- 66 - british forces begin the reconquest of burma from the japanese.
1944/--/-- 66 - british forces occupy athens and intervene in a communist inspired civil war.
1944/--/-- 66 - child film actors mickey rooney and elizabeth taylor star in national velvet.
1944/--/-- 66 - communist resistance fighters under josip broz-tito liberate yugoslavia.
1944/--/-- 66 - english writer somerset maugham publishes the razor's edge.
1944/--/-- 66 - evangelist aimee semple mcpherson dies from an accidental drug overdose.
1944/--/-- 66 - french novelist colette writes gigi.
1944/--/-- 66 - german officers attempt to assassinate hitler.
1944/--/-- 66 - normandy landings
1944/--/-- 66 - oswald avery determines that dna is the hereditary material of the cell.
1944/--/-- 66 - polish resistance fighters are defeated by the germans in the warsaw uprising.
1944/--/-- 66 - romania and bulgaria sign an armistice with the allies and declare war on germany.
1944/--/-- 66 - roosevelt is reelected for an unprecedented fourth term; truman becomes vice-president.
1944/--/-- 66 - soviet forces cross the romanian border and reconquer the crimea.
1944/--/-- 66 - soviet forces reach the suburbs of warsaw in poland.
1944/--/-- 66 - tennessee williams' play the glass menagerie is produced.
1944/--/-- 66 - the g.i. bill of rights is established to provide assistance to war veterans.
1944/--/-- 66 - the german army launches the battle of the bulge, its last counteroffensive.
1944/--/-- 66 - the soviet's relieve the city of leningrad after a german siege lasting 890 days.
1944/--/-- 66 - the u.s. first army occupies aachen -- the first german city to fall to the allies.
1944/--/-- 66 - the world bank is established to assist european postwar recovery.
1944/--/-- 66 - u.s. marines invade guam and saipan in the marianas.
1944/--/-- 66 - u.s. forces under admiral nimitz defeat a japanese fleet in the battle of the philippine sea.
1944/--/-- 66 - v-1 (and later the v-2) weapons of vengeance are launched against london.
1944/10/-- 67 - world series nl st. louis (4) al st. louis (2)
1945/--/-- 67 - advancing allied armies discover nazi extermination camps.
1945/--/-- 67 - allied forces cross the rhine and begin the final assault on germany.
1945/--/-- 67 - british actor laurence olivier wins critical acclaim for his portrayal of richard iii.
1945/--/-- 67 - british author george orwell publishes the satirical fable animal farm.
1945/--/-- 67 - charlie "bird" parker and dizzy gillespie make the first bebop recordings.
1945/--/-- 67 - churchill is defeated in the british elections by labour leader clement attlee.
1945/--/-- 67 - churchill, roosevelt and stalin meet at the yalta conference.
1945/--/-- 67 - churchill, truman and stalin hold the last wartime conference at potsdam.
1945/--/-- 67 - egypt, saudi arabia, syria, lebanon, iraq, jordan and yemen form the arab league.
1945/--/-- 67 - french dramatist jean giraudoux writes the play the madwoman of chaillot.
1945/--/-- 67 - general macarthur heads the u.s. occupation forces in japan.
1945/--/-- 67 - german jet aircraft are unable to prevent mass allied air attacks.
1945/--/-- 67 - german playwright bertholt brecht writes the caucasian chalk circle.
1945/--/-- 67 - german rocket engineer wernher von braun continues his research in the u.s.
1945/--/-- 67 - germany and austria are divided between the allies into 4 zones of occupation.
1945/--/-- 67 - harry s. truman (democrat) becomes president of the united states
1945/--/-- 67 - hitler commits suicide in his berlin bunker; germany surrenders to the allies.
1945/--/-- 67 - ho chi minh proclaims the independence of the democratic republic of vietnam.
1945/--/-- 67 - indonesian nationalists led by sukarno proclaim the nation independent.
1945/--/-- 67 - japan signs an armistice with the allies, ending world war ii.
1945/--/-- 67 - korea is divided between u.s. and soviet occupation forces along the 38th parallel.
1945/--/-- 67 - marshal zhukov's soviet troops launch the final attack on berlin.
1945/--/-- 67 - mussolini is killed by italian partisans.
1945/--/-- 67 - nationalists and communist forces resume their civil war in china.
1945/--/-- 67 - roberto rosselini's neorealist "open city"
1945/--/-- 67 - romulo betancourt becomes president of venezuela for the first time.
1945/--/-- 67 - roosevelt dies; harry s. truman is inaugurated as the 33rd u.s. president.
1945/--/-- 67 - singer frank sinatra stars in the film musical anchors aweigh.
1945/--/-- 67 - suicide attacks by japanese kamikaze pilots are unable to stem the u.s. advances.
1945/--/-- 67 - the soviet union declares war on japan.
1945/--/-- 67 - the u.s. drops atomic bombs on the japanese cities of hiroshima and nagasaki.
1945/--/-- 67 - the united nations is formed; trygve halvdan lie becomes secretary-general (1946).
1945/--/-- 67 - the trial of nazi war criminals begins at nuremberg in germany.
1945/--/-- 67 - tito becomes head of the socialist federal republic of yugoslavia.
1945/--/-- 67 - u.s. a-bombs japan
1945/--/-- 67 - u.s. marines invade the japanese islands of iwo jima and okinawa.
1945/--/-- 67 - u.s. forces under macarthur liberate the philippines.
1945/--/-- 67 - united nations formed
1945/--/-- 67 - world war ii ends
1945/10/-- 68 - world series nl chicago (3) al detroit (4)
1946/--/-- 68 - american author robert penn warren publishes all the king's men.
1946/--/-- 68 - communists abolish the monarchy in bulgaria; georgi dimitrov becomes premier.
1946/--/-- 68 - dr. spock publishes the commonsense book of baby and child care.
1946/--/-- 68 - elas communist forces begin a civil war in greece.
1946/--/-- 68 - eniac, the first successful electronic digital computer, becomes operational.
1946/--/-- 68 - elections in italy abolish the monarchy in favor of a republic.
1946/--/-- 68 - general de gaulle resigns as president of france; the fourth republic is formed.
1946/--/-- 68 - greek author nikos kazantzakis publishes zorba the greek.
1946/--/-- 68 - juan peron is elected president of argentina.
1946/--/-- 68 - macarthur promotes japanese democracy with the emperor as constitutional monarch.
1946/--/-- 68 - saint frances xavier cabrini becomes the first u.s. citizen to be canonized.
1946/--/-- 68 - swiss-french architect le corbusier designs unite d'habitation in marseilles.
1946/--/-- 68 - terence rattigan's play the winslow boy is produced.
1946/--/-- 68 - the philippines are granted independence with manuel roxas y acuna as president.
1946/--/-- 68 - the viet minh begin a guerrilla war against the french in indochina (vietnam).
1946/--/-- 68 - winston churchill describes the iron curtain created in europe by the soviets.
1946/10/-- 69 - world series nl st. louis (4) al boston (3)
1947/--/-- 69 - american pilot kenneth arnold makes the first alleged sighting of flying saucers.
1947/--/-- 69 - artist jackson pollock produces full fathom five using drip paint techniques.
1947/--/-- 69 - artist mark rothko begins experimenting with color-field painting.
1947/--/-- 69 - baseball player jackie robinson becomes the first black to play in the major leagues.
1947/--/-- 69 - british & french empires fracture into new 3rd world nations
1947/--/-- 69 - british india becomes pakistan & india
1947/--/-- 69 - british atomic bomb scientist klaus fuchs is arrested for giving information to the ussr.
1947/--/-- 69 - chuck yeager breaks the sound barrier for the first time in an x-1 rocket plane.
1947/--/-- 69 - conductor sir thomas beecham forms the royal philharmonic orchestra in london.
1947/--/-- 69 - dennis gabor invents holography, a means of producing a three-dimensional image.
1947/--/-- 69 - edwin land demonstrates the single-step polaroid land camera.
1947/--/-- 69 - english composer benjamin britten writes the opera peter grimes.
1947/--/-- 69 - french fashion designer christian dior opens his own couture house.
1947/--/-- 69 - french literary figure andre gide wins the nobel prize for literature.
1947/--/-- 69 - gheorghiu-dej heads the romanian communist party; king michael abdicates.
1947/--/-- 69 - india becomes independent and is divided into the nations of india and pakistan.
1947/--/-- 69 - jawaharlal nehru becomes the first prime minister of india.
1947/--/-- 69 - marshall plan
1947/--/-- 69 - norwegian explorer thor heyerdahl sails on the balsa raft kon tiki from peru to polynesia.
1947/--/-- 69 - tennessee williams' play a streetcar named desire is produced.
1947/--/-- 69 - the dead sea scrolls, a collection of ancient hebrew documents, are discovered.
1947/--/-- 69 - the u.s. marshall plan for economic recovery in europe is established.
1947/--/-- 69 - the united nations elect to partition palestine into arab and jewish states.
1947/--/-- 69 - the first india-pakistan war begins when pakistani tribesmen invade kashmir.
1947/--/-- 69 - the story of a jewish victim of the nazis, the diary of anne frank, is published.
1947/--/-- 69 - trust territory of the pacific islands, captured from japan, administered by u.s.
1947/--/-- 69 - u.s. contains spread of communism
1947/10/-- 70 - world series nl brooklyn (3) al new york (4)
1948/--/-- 70 - alec guinness stars as fagin in the film of dicken's oliver twist.
1948/--/-- 70 - alfred kinsey publishes his report on sexual behavior in the human male.
1948/--/-- 70 - american opera singer beverly sills debuts in bizet's carmen.
1948/--/-- 70 - american writer norman mailer publishes the war novel the naked and the dead.
1948/--/-- 70 - arab armies invade israel in the first arab-israeli war.
1948/--/-- 70 - bell labs invent transistor
1948/--/-- 70 - britain grants independence to burma.
1948/--/-- 70 - communism quashed in us
1948/--/-- 70 - communist leader kim il sung establishes the people's republic of korea (n. korea).
1948/--/-- 70 - dutch track star fanny blankers-koen wins four gold medals in the olympic games.
1948/--/-- 70 - george balanchine's ballet society is renamed the new york city ballet.
1948/--/-- 70 - indian leader mahatma gandhi is assassinated by a hindu fanatic.
1948/--/-- 70 - israel created
1948/--/-- 70 - italian filmmaker vittorio de sica directs the bicycle thieves.
1948/--/-- 70 - nato formed; cold war begins
1948/--/-- 70 - palestinian jews proclaim the independent state of israel.
1948/--/-- 70 - stalin expels yugoslavia from the communist bloc.
1948/--/-- 70 - the communist party assumes power in hungary under matyas rakosi.
1948/--/-- 70 - the malayan communist party begins an insurrection against british rule.
1948/--/-- 70 - the republic of korea (s. korea) is inaugurated, syngman rhee becomes president.
1948/--/-- 70 - the soviets blockade west berlin; britain and the u.s. begin the berlin airlift.
1948/--/-- 70 - the u.s. air force begins the project blue book study of the ufo phenomenon.
1948/--/-- 70 - the apartheid policy of racial segregation is made official in south africa.
1948/--/-- 70 - the transistor is invented at bell laboratories in the u.s.
1948/10/-- 71 - world series nl boston (2) al cleveland (4)
1949/--/-- 71 - abstract artist robert motherwell begins his series elegy to the spanish republic.
1949/--/-- 71 - abstract-expressionism breaks out in nyc
1949/--/-- 71 - architect philip johnson designs the glass house in new caanan, conn.
1949/--/-- 71 - arthur miller's play death of a salesman is produced.
1949/--/-- 71 - british abstract sculptor henry moore completes the bronze family group.
1949/--/-- 71 - british author george orwell publishes the futuristic novel nineteen eighty-four.
1949/--/-- 71 - civil war ends in greece with the defeat of the communist forces.
1949/--/-- 71 - communists under mao defeat the nationalists and form the people's republic of china.
1949/--/-- 71 - konrad adenauer becomes the first chancellor of west germany.
1949/--/-- 71 - kurchatov develops first soviet a-bomb
1949/--/-- 71 - miles davis makes the first "cool" jazz records.
1949/--/-- 71 - nationalist chinese forces under chiang kai-shek flee to the island of taiwan.
1949/--/-- 71 - rogers and hammerstein's broadway musical south pacific is produced.
1949/--/-- 71 - the hashimite kingdom of transjordan is renamed as jordan.
1949/--/-- 71 - the netherlands grants independence to indonesia (formerly the dutch east indies).
1949/--/-- 71 - the north atlantic treaty organization is formed to deter soviet aggression.
1949/--/-- 71 - the republic of germany (west germany) is established by the western powers.
1949/--/-- 71 - the soviet union detonates its first atomic bomb.
1949/--/-- 71 - the soviets establish the german democratic republic (east germany).
1949/--/-- 71 - the first india-pakistan war ends with the partition of kashmir.
1949/10/-- 72 - world series nl brooklyn (1) al new york (4)
1950/--/-- 72 - adnan menderes replaces ismet inonu as prime minister of turkey.
1950/--/-- 72 - bette davis stars in the film all about eve.
1950/--/-- 72 - cartoonist charles schulz creates the peanuts comic strip.
1950/--/-- 72 - chinese forces invade tibet, which is officially annexed in 1951.
1950/--/-- 72 - communist north korean forces invade south korea.
1950/--/-- 72 - george burns and gracie allen star in the burns and allen show television series.
1950/--/-- 72 - isaac asimov publishes the science-fiction classic i robot.
1950/--/-- 72 - japanese film director akira kurosawa achieves recognition with rashomon.
1950/--/-- 72 - korean "engagement"
1950/--/-- 72 - president truman orders the development of the hydrogen bomb.
1950/--/-- 72 - senator joseph mccarthy begins his inquiry into un-american activities.
1950/--/-- 72 - the un sanctions military aid for south korea; macarthur is appointed commander.
1950/--/-- 72 - u.s. official alger hiss is convicted of perjury for denying that he knew a soviet agent.
1950/--/-- 72 - un forces cross into north korea but are repulsed by the chinese army.
1950/--/-- 72 - un forces land at inchon and drive the north koreans out of south korea.
1950/10/-- 73 - world series nl philadelphia (0) al new york (4)
1951/--/-- 73 - a frontline is stabilized at the 38th parallel in korea; peace negotiations begin at kaesong.
1951/--/-- 73 - american novelist kurt vonnegut publishes player piano.
1951/--/-- 73 - american poet marianne moore publishes her collected poems.
1951/--/-- 73 - american writer j.d. salinger publishes the catcher in the rye.
1951/--/-- 73 - american writer james jones publishes the war novel from here to eternity.
1951/--/-- 73 - artist stuart davis uses words to function as abstract shapes in his painting visa.
1951/--/-- 73 - australia, new zealand, and the u.s. sign the mutual defense anzus treaty.
1951/--/-- 73 - auto racer juan fangio wins the world driving championship for the first time.
1951/--/-- 73 - boxer sugar ray robinson defeats jake la motta for the middleweight title.
1951/--/-- 73 - british conservatives win a general election with winston churchill as leader.
1951/--/-- 73 - british spies burgess and maclean escape to the soviet union.
1951/--/-- 73 - comedian lucille ball stars in the television series i love lucy.
1951/--/-- 73 - igor stravinsky's opera the rake's progress is premiered.
1951/--/-- 73 - julius and ethel rosenberg are sentenced to death for espionage against the u.s.
1951/--/-- 73 - king abdullah of jordan is assassinated by a palestinian nationalist.
1951/--/-- 73 - leopold iii of belgium is forced to abdicate because of his wartime conduct.
1951/--/-- 73 - president truman dismisses macarthur as commander in korea.
1951/--/-- 73 - prime minister muhammad mosaddeq nationalizes iran's oil resources.
1951/--/-- 73 - rodgers and hammerstein's broadway musical the king and i is produced.
1951/--/-- 73 - teller tests h-bomb
1951/--/-- 73 - ten million television receivers have been installed in u.s. homes.
1951/--/-- 73 - the 22nd amendment restricts u.s. presidents to a maximum of two terms.
1951/--/-- 73 - the un general assembly brands communist china an aggressor in the korean war.
1951/--/-- 73 - the first successful videotape for recording television images is demonstrated.
1951/--/-- 73 - univac i, the first commercial computer, is accepted by the u.s. bureau of the census.
1951/10/-- 74 - world series nl new york (2) al new york (4)
1952/--/-- 74 - a bloodless coup returns fulgencio batista to power in cuba.
1952/--/-- 74 - agatha christie's record-breaking play the mouse trap opens in london.
1952/--/-- 74 - american sculptor isamu noguchi designs two bridges for the peace park at hiroshima.
1952/--/-- 74 - american writer e.b. white publishes the children's book charlotte's web.
1952/--/-- 74 - british architect michael ventris deciphers the ancient greek linear b script.
1952/--/-- 74 - chuck yaeger sets a new air speed record of 1,650 mph in the x-1a research plane.
1952/--/-- 74 - communist pow riots in south korea delay peace negotiations.
1952/--/-- 74 - czech runner emil zatopek wins 3 gold medals in the helsinki olympic games.
1952/--/-- 74 - dancer gene kelly stars in the film singin' in the rain.
1952/--/-- 74 - eva peron, popularly known as evita, dies in argentina.
1952/--/-- 74 - gary cooper and grace kelly star in the western film high noon.
1952/--/-- 74 - gordon bunshaft designs the lever house, an early international style building.
1952/--/-- 74 - hostilities continue in korea with increased un air strikes against the north.
1952/--/-- 74 - king farouk of egypt is overthrown in a revolution led by gen. muhammad naguib.
1952/--/-- 74 - kwame nkrumah is elected prime minister of the gold coast (ghana).
1952/--/-- 74 - medical missionary albert schweitzer is awarded the nobel peace prize.
1952/--/-- 74 - opera singer maria callas debuts at london's covent garden.
1952/--/-- 74 - queen elizabeth ii ascends to the british throne on the death of her father george vi.
1952/--/-- 74 - samuel beckett's play waiting for godot is produced in paris.
1952/--/-- 74 - the british de havilland comet becomes the first jet airliner to enter service.
1952/--/-- 74 - the commonwealth of puerto rico is formed with luis munoz marin as governor.
1952/--/-- 74 - the mau mau uprising begins in kenya; jomo kenyatta is imprisoned.
1952/--/-- 74 - the u.s. tests the first hydrogen bomb in the pacific.
1952/--/-- 74 - the first automatic pinsetter is installed in a bowling alley in brooklyn, n.y.
1952/--/-- 74 - turkey joins the north atlantic treaty organization (nato).
1952/--/-- 74 - vice-presidential candidate richard nixon makes his checkers speech.
1952/02/-- 74 - elizabeth ii succeeds as queen of great britain and ireland.
1952/10/-- 75 - world series nl brooklyn (3) al new york (4)
1953/--/-- 75 - a redstone rocket (based on the german v-2) is tested at cape canaveral.
1953/--/-- 75 - american physicist charles h. townes invents the maser.
1953/--/-- 75 - american tennis player maureen connolly (little mo) wins the grand slam.
1953/--/-- 75 - american writer saul bellow publishes the adventures of augie march.
1953/--/-- 75 - an armistice ends the korean war; the country remains divided into north and south.
1953/--/-- 75 - arthur miller writes the crucible, a play about the salem witch trials.
1953/--/-- 75 - black writer james baldwin publishes his first novel go tell it on the mountain.
1953/--/-- 75 - communist statesman imre nagy becomes premier of hungary.
1953/--/-- 75 - dag hammarskjold succeeds trygve lie as secretary-general of the un.
1953/--/-- 75 - dwight d. eisenhower (republican) becomes president of the united states
1953/--/-- 75 - edmund hillary and tenzing norgay are the first to climb mount everest.
1953/--/-- 75 - eisenhower is inaugurated as the 34th u.s. president; nixon becomes vice-president.
1953/--/-- 75 - fidel castro leads an attack on an army barracks in cuba; he is captured and imprisoned.
1953/--/-- 75 - golfer ben hogan wins the u.s. open, masters, and british open tournaments.
1953/--/-- 75 - hugh hefner publishes the first issue of playboy magazine.
1953/--/-- 75 - hussein i succeeds his father as king of jordan.
1953/--/-- 75 - israeli prime minister ben-gurion retires; he is succeeded by moshe sharett.
1953/--/-- 75 - jacques piccard's bathyscaphe the trieste descends to a depth of 10,330 ft.
1953/--/-- 75 - james watson and francis crick propose the double helix structure of dna.
1953/--/-- 75 - john foster dulles is selected as the u.s. secretary of state.
1953/--/-- 75 - laos, formerly a part of french indochina, is granted independence.
1953/--/-- 75 - lavrenti beria, head of the soviet security service, is arrested and executed.
1953/--/-- 75 - marilyn monroe stars in the film gentlemen prefer blondes.
1953/--/-- 75 - murray gell-mann proposes the strangeness property of some subatomic particles.
1953/--/-- 75 - physicist donald glaser invents the bubble chamber to detect subnuclear particles.
1953/--/-- 75 - soviet dictator joseph stalin dies; georgy m. malenkov becomes the new premier.
1953/--/-- 75 - the first heart-lung machine is developed by dr. john gibbon.
1953/--/-- 75 - the fossil remains of piltdown man are proved a hoax 41 years after their discovery.
1953/--/-- 75 - watson & crick dna=double helix
1953/06/-- 76 - elizabeth ii crowned queen of great britain and northern ireland at westminster
1953/08/28 76 *** lawson, william lee "red eye bill" - died stanford ky buffalo springs cem. lincoln co. ky
1953/10/-- 76 - world series nl brooklyn (2) al new york (4)

in 1877 transportation was by:
          foot
          horse
          bicycle
          train
          steamboat
by 1953 transportation was by:
          balloon
          car & bus
          diesel ship
          propeller airplane
          helicopter
          jet
in addition.
by 1953 transportation by:
          horse
          steamboat
          balloon
had been discontinued.

in 1877 communications was by:
          word of mouth
          post office
          telegraph
by 1953 communications was by:
          telephone
in addition.

in 1877 food preparation was by:
          wood
by 1953 food preparation was by:
          gas
          refrigeration
in addition.
by 1953 food preparation by:
          wood
had been discontinued.

in 1877 entertainment was by:
          social intercourse
          organized sports
          travel
          professional sports
          movies
          radio
          television
          theme parks
          computer

in 1877 health care was by:
          operations
          anesthetic
          x-rays
          mri

in 1877 war making was by:
          calvary
          gun
          artillery
          machine guns
          submarine
          iron clad ships
          mines
by 1953 war making was by:
          assault rifle
          tank
          tnt
          chemical agents
          biological agents
          aeroplane
          helicopter
          missiles
          atomic bomb
in addition.
by 1953 war making by:
          calvary
had been discontinued.

in 1877 navigation was by:
          stars & maps
          compass
by 1953 navigation was by:
          radio signals
          radar
in addition.

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