Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1 5-4-12: Today in History 
    PORCUS STAPHUS ADMIN Rockntractor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    American Revolution
    Rhode Island declares independence, 1776

    Bruce Springsteen releases "Pink Cadillac", 1984

    Civil War
    Army of the Potomac crosses the Rapidan, 1864

    Cold War
    Tito dies, 1980

    A riot breaks out in Haymarket Square, 1886

    An inhumane execution, 1990

    Nigerian aircraft crashes in crowded city, 2002

    General Interest
    The Haymarket Square Riot, 1886

    National Guard kills four at Kent State, 1970

    Margaret Thatcher sworn in, 1979

    Audrey Hepburn born, 1929

    Norman Mailer's first novel, The Naked and the Dead, is published, 1948

    Gene Vincent records "Be-Bop-A-Lula", 1956

    Old West
    Jack Slade joins the army, 1847

    Lincoln is buried in Springfield, Illinois, 1865

    David Frost interviews Richard Nixon, 1977

    Willie Mays breaks National League home run record, 1965

    Vietnam War
    Rusk reports on Viet Cong strength, 1961

    Four students killed at Kent State, 1970

    World War I
    Germany agrees to limit its submarine warfare, 1916

    World War II
    As the Nazi threat dies, the Red Army rises, 1945
    Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil;
    Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness;
    Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!
    21 Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes
    And clever in their own sight! Isaiah 5:20-21 NASB

    Reply With Quote  

  2. #2  
    Ancient Fire Breather Retread's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    I came to Texas as soon as I could
    1847 - Pope Pius IX established the Catholic Diocese of Galveston and named Jean Marie Odin the new diocese's first bishop.

    1876 - Houston established a system of free schools with a ordinace that assumed control of all the city’s public schools.

    1886 - Albert Richard Parsons, a labor organizer from Texas, was implicated in the infamous Chicago Haymarket Massacre. He had spoken at a meeting in Haymarket Square to protest police brutality. In the chaos that followed seven police officers and seven members of the crowd were killed. Parsons and three other men were eventually hanged for their involvement. Six years later Illinois governor John Peter Altgeld pardoned three remaining defendants and condemned the previous convictions as a miscarriage of justice.

    1942 - The number one song is "Tangerine" by the Jimmy Dorsey orchestra.

    1953 - In Dallas, the Texas Council of Churches was formed by 11 mainline Protestant denominations.

    2010 - The hardcover version of Laura Bush's "Spoken From the Heart" was published.
    Last edited by Retread; 05-04-2012 at 07:14 PM.
    It's not how old you are, it's how you got here.
    It's been a long road and not all of it was paved.
    A man is but a product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes. Gandhi
    Reply With Quote  

Posting Permissions
  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts