Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Today in History

Today in History November 2

1570A tidal wave in the North Sea destroys the sea walls from Holland to Jutland. More than 1,000 people are killed.
1772The first Committees of Correspondence are formed in Massachusetts under Samuel Adams.
1789The property of the church in France is taken away by the state.
1841The second Afghan War begins.

1892Lawmen surround outlaws Ned Christie and Arch Wolf near Tahlequah, Indian Territory (present-day Oklahoma). It will take dynamite and a cannon to dislodge the two from their cabin.
1903London's Daily Mirror newspaper is first published.
1914Russia declares war with Turkey.
1920The first radio broadcast in the United States is made from Pittsburgh.
1920Charlotte Woodward, who signed the 1848 Seneca Falls Declaration calling for female voting rights, casts her ballot in a presidential election.
1921Margaret Sanger and Mary Ware Dennett form the American Birth Control League.
1923U.S. Navy aviator H.J. Brown sets new world speed record of 259 mph in a Curtiss racer.

1936The first high-definition public television transmissions begin from Alexandra Palace in north London by the BBC.

1948Harry S Truman is elected the 33rd president of the United States.

1976Jimmy (James Earl) Carter elected the 39th president of the United States.
1983President Ronald Reagan signs a bill establishing Martin Luther King, Jr., Day.
1984Serial killer Velma Barfield becomes the first woman executed in the US since 1962.
2000First resident crew arrives at the International Space Station.

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