Day 289 of the Year Twenty & 13

On this day…

In 1384 Jadwiga is crowned as King of Poland, even though he is a she.

In 1781 Washington captures Yorktown, effectively ending the American Revolutionary War.

In 1793 Marie Antoinette loses her head.

In 1959 John Brown leads a slave raid on the Armory at Harper’s Ferry, VA. Colonel Robert E. Lee of the US Army is sent to capture him.

In 1969 the Cardiff Giant was “discovered.” It turns out to be a fake, but people pay P.T. Barnum to see a model of the fake anyway.

In 1916 Margaret Sanger opens the first family planning clinic in Harlem, New York.

In 1923 the Walt Disney Company is founded.

In 1946 the Nuremberg trials end with the executions of the main Nazi defendants.

In 1964 The People Republic of China (Communist China) explodes its first atomic bomb.

Born this day: Noah Webster (1758); Oscar Wilde (1854); Angela Lansbury (1925); Suzanne Somers (1949)


Posted on October 16, 2013, in History, News & Notes and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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