October 27 On This Day in History

Important Events

312 Roman Emperor Constantine the Great is said to have received his famous Vision of the Cross

1795 Pinckney’s Treaty [Treaty of San Lorenzo] signed by Spain and US, establishing the southern boundary of the US and giving Americans right to navigate the Mississippi River

1962 Black Saturday during the Cuban Missile Crisis: An American spy plane is shot down over Cuba and the navy drops warning depth charges on Soviet submarines

1982 China announces its population has reached 1 billion plus people

1986 British government deregulates financial markets in a “Big Bang”, enhancing London’s status as a financial capital while increasing income inequality

Today’s Historical Events

Today’s Historical Events in Film and TV

Today’s Historical Events in Music

Today’s Historical Events in Sports

October 11 – Today in History

Important Events

  • 1138 Earthquake in Aleppo, Syria, kills an estimated 230,000
  • 1634 Burchardi flood – “the second Grote Mandrenke” kills about 15,000 in North Friesland, Denmark and Germany
  • 1737 Earthquake reported to have killed 300,000 and destroyed half of Calcutta in India. Now thought to have been an exaggerated account of a hurricane which claimed 3,000 of the city’s estimated 20,000 residents. [1]
  • 1797 Battle of Camperdown (Kamperduin): British navy defeats Dutch fleet
  • 1945 Chinese civil war begins between Kuomintang government led by Chiang Kai-shek and Mao Zedong‘s Communist Party
  • 1962 Second Vatican Council (21st ecumenical) convened by Pope John XXIII
  • 1986 Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev open talks at a summit in Reykjavik, Iceland

History of October 11 from OnThisDay.com

Looking Back At History on October 6

What Happened on October 6

From OnThisDay.com

Important Events:

  • 1917 Battle of Passchendaele: Canadian troops capture the village of Passchendaele in the Third Battle of Ypres, after 250,000 casualties on both sides
  • 1939 Adolf Hitler announces plans to regulate Jewish problem
  • 1948 Earthquake in Ashgabat kills 100,000 in the Turkmen Soviet Socialist Republic
  • 1948 Paleoanthropologist Mary Leakey finds the first partial fossil skull of Proconsul africanus, an ancestor of apes and humans on Rusinga Island, Kenya
  • 1949 US President Harry Truman signs Mutual Defense Assistance Act (for NATO)
  • 1951 Joseph Stalin proclaims the Soviet Union has the atomic bomb
  • 1956 Scientist Albert Sabin announces that his oral Polio vaccine is ready for testing; it would soon supplant Jonas Salk‘s vaccine in many parts of the world

On This Day – More Historical Events

On This Day – Film and TV

On This Day – Music

On This Day – Sports

I went back to my birthdate May 1, 1958 to see if I could find anything while there isn’t much on this date there still is somethings I can learn about the day I was born. We can also learn what was deemed important during the year of our birth rather than just the day of. Please leave a comment when you go to visit your birthdate. Maybe an event that you think is exciting or important or both.

Below is one thing I found:

About May 1, 1958

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 5 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Taurus

 

September 30th Today in History

History on September 30th

Important Events

  • 1520 Suleiman the Magnificent succeeds his father Selam I as Ottoman Sultan (rules till 1566)
  • 1846 Anesthetic ether used for 1st time by American dentist Dr William Morton who extracts a tooth

Today’s Historical Event

On This Day in Film and Television

Events in Film & TV

  • 1939 In the first televised college football game, Fordham beats Waynesburg, 34-7 at Randalls Island, NY
  • 1947 In first televised World Series Baseball game, NY Yankees beat Brooklyn Dodgers, 5-3 in Game 1 at Yankee Stadium; also largest WS crowd to date, 73,365
  • 1950 Radio’s “Grand Ole Opry” is broadcast on TV for 1st time
  • 1950 WSM TV channel 4 in Nashville, TN (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 WICS TV channel 20 in Springfield, IL (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 WMT (now KGAN) TV channel 2 in Cedar Rapids-Waterloo, IA (CBS) begins
  • 1954 Sandy Wilson’s musical “The Boy Friend”, cast includes Julie Andrews, making her Broadway debut, opens at the Royale Theatre, NYC; runs for 485 performances
  • 1955 American actor and cultural icon James Dean is killed in a car crash aged 24

More Events in Film & TV

On This Day in Music

Events in Music

  • 1791 Mozart‘s opera “Magic Flute”, with German libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder, premieres at Schikaneder’s Freihaus-Theater auf der Wieden in Vienna, Austria
  • 1935 George Gershwin‘s opera “Porgy and Bess” premieres in Boston
  • 1963 “Student Gypsy” opens at 84th St Theater NYC for 16 performances
  • 1964 “Oh What a Lovely War” opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 125 performances
  • 1965 Donovan’s 1st US TV appearance (Shindig)
  • 1992 26th Country Music Association Award: Garth Brooks wins
  • 1997 “Too Close” single released by Next (Billboard Song of the Year, 1998)
  • 2006 Farm Aid 19 held in Tinley Park, Illinois; performers include Willie Nelson, John MellencampNeil YoungDave MatthewsJerry Lee Lewis, Los Lonely Boys, Arlo Guthrie, Gov’t Mule, Steve Earle and Allison Moorer, Steel Pulse, Shelby Lynne, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and Jimmy Sturr & his Orchestra

More Events in Music

On This Day in Sports

  • 1659 Peter Stuyvesant of New Netherlands forbids tennis playing during religious services (1st mention of tennis in US)
  • 1882 British Open Men’s Golf, St Andrews: Bob Ferguson wins third consecutive Open title; beats fellow Scot Willie Fernie by 3 strokes
  • 1887 8th America’s Cup: New York Yacht Club’s cutter Volunteer beats Scottish challenger Thistle by 11:48.75 seconds on corrected time to win series, 2-0 off Newport, RI
  • 1904 White Sox lefty Doc White, pitches his 5th shutout in 18 days
  • 1915 Red Sox clinch AL pennant by beating Detroit
  • 1916 Giants lose to Braves 8-3, ends 26 consecutive win streak
  • 1922 Yanks clinch pennant #2, beating Boston 3-1
  • 1927 Yankees slugger Babe Ruth smacks his MLB record 60th home run off Tom Zachary in 8th inning of New York’s 4-2 win over Washington Senators at Yankee Stadium

Events in Sports

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Events in Sport

  • 1659 Peter Stuyvesant of New Netherlands forbids tennis playing during religious services (1st mention of tennis in US)
  • 1882 British Open Men’s Golf, St Andrews: Bob Ferguson wins third consecutive Open title; beats fellow Scot Willie Fernie by 3 strokes
  • 1887 8th America’s Cup: New York Yacht Club’s cutter Volunteer beats Scottish challenger Thistle by 11:48.75 seconds on corrected time to win series, 2-0 off Newport, RI
  • 1904 White Sox lefty Doc White, pitches his 5th shutout in 18 days
  • 1915 Red Sox clinch AL pennant by beating Detroit
  • 1916 Giants lose to Braves 8-3, ends 26 consecutive win streak
  • 1922 Yanks clinch pennant #2, beating Boston 3-1
  • 1927 Yankees slugger Babe Ruth smacks his MLB record 60th home run off Tom Zachary in 8th inning of New York’s 4-2 win over Washington Senators at Yankee Stadium
  • More Events in Sport

    Events in Sport

    • 1659 Peter Stuyvesant of New Netherlands forbids tennis playing during religious services (1st mention of tennis in US)
    • 1882 British Open Men’s Golf, St Andrews: Bob Ferguson wins third consecutive Open title; beats fellow Scot Willie Fernie by 3 strokes
    • 1887 8th America’s Cup: New York Yacht Club’s cutter Volunteer beats Scottish challenger Thistle by 11:48.75 seconds on corrected time to win series, 2-0 off Newport, RI
    • 1904 White Sox lefty Doc White, pitches his 5th shutout in 18 days
    • 1915 Red Sox clinch AL pennant by beating Detroit
    • 1916 Giants lose to Braves 8-3, ends 26 consecutive win streak
    • 1922 Yanks clinch pennant #2, beating Boston 3-1
    • 1927 Yankees slugger Babe Ruth smacks his MLB record 60th home run off Tom Zachary in 8th inning of New York’s 4-2 win over Washington Senators at Yankee Stadium
    • More Events in Sport

      Events in Sport

      • 1659 Peter Stuyvesant of New Netherlands forbids tennis playing during religious services (1st mention of tennis in US)
      • 1882 British Open Men’s Golf, St Andrews: Bob Ferguson wins third consecutive Open title; beats fellow Scot Willie Fernie by 3 strokes
      • 1887 8th America’s Cup: New York Yacht Club’s cutter Volunteer beats Scottish challenger Thistle by 11:48.75 seconds on corrected time to win series, 2-0 off Newport, RI
      • 1904 White Sox lefty Doc White, pitches his 5th shutout in 18 days
      • 1915 Red Sox clinch AL pennant by beating Detroit
      • 1916 Giants lose to Braves 8-3, ends 26 consecutive win streak
      • 1922 Yanks clinch pennant #2, beating Boston 3-1
      • 1927 Yankees slugger Babe Ruth smacks his MLB record 60th home run off Tom Zachary in 8th inning of New York’s 4-2 win over Washington Senators at Yankee Stadium
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September 29th History

From On This Day

Important Events

522 BC Darius I of Persia kills Magian usurper Gaumâta, securing his hold as king of the Persian Empire

480 BC Battle of Salamis: The Greek fleet under Themistocles defeats the Persian fleet under Xerxes I

1567 War of Religion breaks out in France – Huguenots try to kidnap King Charles IX

1829 The first units of the London Metropolitan Police appear on the streets of the British capital

2008 Dow Jones Industrial Average falls 777.68 points, its largest single-day point loss, following the bankruptcies of Lehman Brothers and Washington Mutual

More History for September 29th

On This Day in Film & TV for September 29

On This Day in Music for September 29

On This Day in Sport for September 29