SparkPeople History Lovers Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=1561 This group is for the lovers of History. Be it Ancient. Local. History of your land. Come here and you can discuss that and we can motivate each other. SparkPeople History Lovers Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=1561 Genealogy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x75364153 I am working on my family history. <BR> Is anyone else interested? Fri, 12 Mar 2021 07:51:13 EST Hi everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1561x60392899 My name is Heather and I am a 34 year old mom of 1. My son is 7 and has aspergers syndrome, my husband is a truck driver and is out 2 weeks at a time, and my mom (who lives with us) was just recently diagnosed with cancer. Life around here is pretty stressful right now and I don't get alot of time to focus on working on me. When I'm not stressing out about everyone else I like to play video games, mostly sim type games or tycoon games.I am also going back to school to get my high school diplo... Tue, 20 Jan 2015 02:43:25 EST Is history being made where you live today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x58361906 The rivers are rising and many places underwater in Minnesotans. Taste of Minnesota was moved because where they usually have it is underwater. <BR> Leona Sat, 28 Jun 2014 08:35:18 EST Book Review of Daughter of the King http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x54793870 Review of Daughter of the King by Carlene Havel and Sharon Faucheux <BR> <BR> Daughter of the King by Carlene Havel and Sharon Facheux <BR> <BR> When I received this book, I was unsure of how much I did not remember from the Bible. <BR> <BR> A good and really fast read that kept me interested in the story of the first wife of King David, Michal. <BR> <BR> When they first met, David was a young man and Michal was a princess, the daughter of King Saul. Michal remembered the first time she ... Thu, 5 Sep 2013 16:29:37 EST Emoticon Greeting http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x53532429 <em>213</em> Thu, 30 May 2013 08:18:33 EST Emotion Greeting http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x53532303 <em>213</em> Thu, 30 May 2013 08:11:16 EST April 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x52907272 From MRSAKIN2005 (old post) <BR> <BR> <BR> 1741 - Frederick II of Prussia defeated Maria Theresa's forces at Mollwitz and conquered Silesia. <BR> <BR> 1790 - The U.S. patent system was established. <BR> <BR> 1809 - Austria declared war on France and its forces entered Bavaria. <BR> <BR> 1814 - Napoleon was defeated at the Battle of Toulouse by the British and the Spanish. The defeat led to his abdication and exile to Elba. <BR> <BR> 1825 - The first hotel opened in Hawaii. <BR> <... Wed, 10 Apr 2013 08:27:19 EST March Check-in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x52336772 Leona from Minnesota <BR> <em>213</em> Fri, 1 Mar 2013 08:44:08 EST Ramses II http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25442x1561x51948690 <link>www.nndb.com/people/174/000162685/ </link> Sat, 2 Feb 2013 19:45:42 EST Quisling- Vidkun http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25442x1561x51948636 <link>en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vidkun_Quislin<BR>g </link> Sat, 2 Feb 2013 19:41:46 EST Rick Nelson http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25442x1561x51917616 I had to look this one up. I have some of Rick Nelson's records LOL! <BR> This is very interesting reading from People's magazine archive. <BR> <BR> <link>www.people.com/people/archive/articl<BR>e/0,,20092779,00.html </link> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 19:47:43 EST February 2013 Give us your thoughts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x51885274 We want to know what you would like to see on the Team? <BR> Please introduce yourself and tell us a bit about you and what you like in History, Archaeology, or any related subject. <BR> Leona, we would like to hear about your subject in particular! Do you still help at the museum? Tue, 29 Jan 2013 19:29:07 EST International Holocaust Memorial DayPlease discuss http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25442x1561x51885140 On the 27th January it was International Holocaust Remembrance Day. <BR> 68 years ago in 1945 on the 27th of January, Auschwitz was liberated by the Soviet Red Army. <BR> I would like to hear what this means to you and how its is commemorated in your area and country. <BR> <BR> I have written a blog about the UK Memorial day that took place not far from me with a little information about the Holocaust please read it. Here is the link: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<B... Tue, 29 Jan 2013 19:19:45 EST Hometown History http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x51055472 What is some history about your Hometown? Sun, 2 Dec 2012 13:45:09 EST December check-in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x51051160 Leona from Minnesota <em>444</em> Sun, 2 Dec 2012 07:38:40 EST October Check-in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x50220963 Leona from Minnesota <BR> <em>213</em> Wed, 3 Oct 2012 08:23:23 EST Osborne House http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x49815154 When I was on holiday I visited Osborne House and it was beautiful ( has anyone else been) and it has got me fired up on Royal history. I have ordered 2 books from the library one on Queen Victoria and another on Princess Beatrice. <BR> <BR> We also went to Donald McGill postcard museum which was fascinating. Fri, 7 Sep 2012 13:15:01 EST Labor Daqy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x49749492 How many here knew that it was Grover Clevenland that signed the law making Labor Day a National holiday? I belong to a site called TRIVA TODAY & gives you a mulitble choice question try it out bery intresting QUESTIONS <BR> Mon, 3 Sep 2012 11:52:35 EST September Check-in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x49747870 Leona from Minnesota Mon, 3 Sep 2012 10:18:17 EST August Check-in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x49252794 Leona from Minnesota Wed, 1 Aug 2012 07:23:12 EST 1972 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x49189052 How many rembe4r the SUMMER OMPLICS of that year? I rember the SLUTER of ISERAL COACHES & the KIDNAPPING of AQTHLIETS & the US SENDING HOME GOLD MEDLEIST MARK SPITS. because the kids of 1 family in my home town neiborhood I lived in were in bed all day so they could stay up at night to WATCH THE OMPLICS. What MEMORIES do others have on this? Fri, 27 Jul 2012 22:37:18 EST Today in 1968 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x48322067 Was the death of 1 of our most famous women HELEN KELLER The BLIND & DEAF woman. She was co-founder of the ACLU in 1920 she received 2 honorary doctortor degrees. is in the women hall of fame honorary member of fellows group in scottland. Read all about her on today 6/1 her bio is on biography.com go there & to famous people who died on 6/1 I found this bio very intresting & I know all of you will. Fri, 1 Jun 2012 07:48:25 EST Baseball lovers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x48210680 Tonight in 1935 is when the 1st NIGHT game was played get more history.com Thu, 24 May 2012 10:14:14 EST Patytens received http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x48151046 Today in 1893 was the day BLUE JEANS were 1st pattened Sun, 20 May 2012 10:40:08 EST Addopies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x48101386 I was just viewing BIO.com. Did anyone know that NANCY REAGEN was ADDOPED? you can view this if you go to this web site above Wed, 16 May 2012 19:46:20 EST Presidemt's B'day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x47815457 Were any of you aware that our 1st President's b'day was realy Febuary 11th NOT Febuary 22nd Back in the 18th century we went from a calender that started on April 1 to the 1 we have now which starts on January 1st & when that happened our 1st president changed the day he celabrated his B'day from the 11th to the 22nd of FRebuary. Another presidental tidbit of history only a few actually know. The 1st book I read on Presidents I read had a small section telling this Sun, 29 Apr 2012 00:28:09 EST Are you aqware http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x47609557 That there is a history club you can join & get regualr shipments of history ideams sent to your home? I f you would like this let me know & I'll send you a PRIVATE email with directions to join. Mon, 16 Apr 2012 13:26:26 EST Presidental FACTS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x47609279 How many of you taken NOTICE of the following . We have had 58 elections which on the 58th we elected a BLACK PRESIDENT & there wer none of these PRESIDENTS had a BLACK RUNNING MATE. In this same time we have had 3 of those with FEMALE RUNNING MATES & 0 have been elected. Anyone have an oppion on why that's so? Mon, 16 Apr 2012 13:07:17 EST Has anyone read..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x46761383 Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong? I've just started it and would be curious to hear other thoughts on the book. Sat, 25 Feb 2012 12:04:16 EST We have a new member! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x46491637 Let's all welcome GCATKIDS! <em>235</em> Wed, 8 Feb 2012 20:23:13 EST Did you watch a history movie over the holiday? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x45670765 Did you watch a historical movie, dvd or tv programe over the holiday? If so please share! Tue, 27 Dec 2011 17:24:38 EST Pillars of the Earth http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x45387753 Is anyone watching the series this week? I watched part 1 and part 2 last night. Tonight it looks like a repeat. It is good. <BR> Leona Mon, 5 Dec 2011 19:32:37 EST HMS Vernon Portsmouth Photos and History link http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x45387114 HMS Vernon was one of the Naval bases in Portsmouth. It once hosted the tall ships race. <BR> It is now a retail shopping centre with expensive flats and homes surrounding it. They have kept some of the old buildings and the figurehead of HMS Vernon. Here is a link about HMS Vernon with some old photos at the bottom which are very interesting. <BR> <BR> <link>www.mcdoa.org.uk/History_of_HMS_Vern<BR>on.htm </link> <BR> <BR> Here is a link about the figure head of HMS Vernon that I have p... Mon, 5 Dec 2011 18:39:34 EST How to add a link when you post a message http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x45386674 To put a link on your post! Go to the top of your required page and copy the URL <BR> Then go to the add a link above the message panel. (between spell check & add an emoticon) <BR> Click on it and paste the URL into the link panel that pops up and add the link. <BR> <BR> If you have any problems with it, please let me know Mon, 5 Dec 2011 18:00:29 EST December Check-In http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11319x1561x45365639 <em>446</em> <BR> Leona Sun, 4 Dec 2011 11:15:19 EST Thanksgiving http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x45107236 Do you celebrate Thanksgiving in the United States and if so, what are some of your traditions? <BR> Leona <BR> <em>428</em> Wed, 16 Nov 2011 09:44:37 EST Southampton Medieval Wall UK! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x44890279 I have loaded photos of Southampton Medieval town wall and Castle! Here is a link to tell you more about it: <BR> <BR> <link>h2g2.com/dna/h2g2/A337141 </link> Wed, 2 Nov 2011 19:21:40 EST Name a book about history-fact or fiction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x44339609 I just finished The Map of Time by Felix J. Palma. It has H.G. Wells, Henry James, Dram Stoker, Jack the Ripper, King Solomon's Mines, Conan Doyle and Jules Verne among others. H. G. Wells is one of the main characters. The book has to do with time travel. <BR> <em>149</em> Thu, 29 Sep 2011 16:57:12 EST Greetings from a general history enthuiast http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1561x44061197 Good Morning <BR> <BR> Just a quick hello. I joined spark yesterday and latched on to this group :) The last two books I read were "With Wings Like Eagles" and "Turning The Tide" - both WW2 books. Though now I'm off on a tangent reading about probability theory applied to everyday life - go figure! Tue, 13 Sep 2011 11:19:03 EST Favorite History Movie? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x43164787 What's your favorite history movie, and why? Two of mine are Eight Men Out (the Black Sox scandal of 1919), and Topsy Turvy (Gilbert and Sullivan and the making of the Mikado). I really like movies that are accurate. It's my belief that the facts are always far, far more interesting than someone's monkeying around with them. Sun, 24 Jul 2011 13:22:01 EST July Roll Call http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1561x42756821 (Sorry I haven't been here, hadn't had any net for a long time) <BR> <BR> Just post here let me know who's still with us. Fri, 1 Jul 2011 23:13:08 EST The Conspirator movie... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x41308132 I heard a movie about woman put on trial for Lincoln's assassination was coming, but didn't know it was already out til Saturday at the San Jacinto Independence Day festival. They had someone there promoting the film and he talked all about it and where I could go see it. If i finish this stupid research paper early enough by tomorrow to do so, I'm gonna go. This would totally be up my alley. <BR> <BR> Its a newer film company, the American Film Company, I believe, and they're making anot... Mon, 18 Apr 2011 23:07:56 EST New Team for Sea/Ship/Naval enthusiasts... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x40378791 Hey howdy there! <BR> <BR> If you know anybody here who might be a shipwreck enthusiast, amateur sailor, boat nut, marine biologist (amateur or pro), one that worships "Shark Week" on Discovery Channel every year, or loves learning about naval battles and building model ships, etc. then there's a team on here that just got started about a month ago for 'em. <BR> <BR> Its called the "Anything Nautical Nuts and Naval History Buffs" team for those who...well...the title pretty much says it al... Sun, 6 Mar 2011 17:20:11 EST Ken Burns' Civil War--2 questions... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x39514972 Hey howdy there--I've wondered this a while, and I'm broke (and don't start with netflix or any ofthat stuff--no money and never rent and don't want to), so i wanna know about this before i think about buying. <BR> <BR> I haven't heard from anybody myself about Ken Burns' The Civil War (not many history buffs around here--shame), but i've seen some reviews and wish it'd come on t.v. so i could see it myself. my question #1 is--is it really that good, and what was your impression of it? <BR>... Fri, 28 Jan 2011 14:11:55 EST re-enactment of slave auction in St. Louis... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x39335198 Hey howdy--i got this information from one of my human rights newsletter, and found the video it related to on youtube (pretty well made for homemade vid production--at least, i think that's what they said). This slave auction took place on the st. louis courthouse steps (supposedly where these things were enacted before anyway, to transfer property legally and have it recorded as quickly as possible) <BR> <BR> anyway, a history professor in st. louis was apparently fed up with the whitewas... Fri, 21 Jan 2011 10:09:31 EST Hey howdy--Texan history nut here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1561x39269632 Hi there, fellow history buffs! I've been in Texas my whole life and love that there's so much history in my area. In December I started doing the training to do volunteer work with restoration on the Battleship Texas and its artifacts, which has fueled my love of architecture and engineering and naval history. I'm interested in everything and can't wait to get my classroom so I can teach history (still waiting, hence the hands on work and trying to work on my master's degree). <BR> <BR> ... Tue, 18 Jan 2011 19:38:32 EST The Revolutionary Paul Revere http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x33219603 The Revolutionary Paul Revere by Joel J. Miller. <BR> I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson Publishers to read and review on booksneeze.com. The views are my own. A good history lesson for any American to read and learn and also be refreshed about the beginning of America. The book is about the life of Paul Revere and the sacrifices he, his family and friends made to make this country free. The Boston Tea Party, Battle of Bunker Hill, War of Independence, Liberty Tre... Mon, 5 Apr 2010 16:48:32 EST Royal American http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1561x32526702 Hi, my name is Mark and I LOVE history! I grew in the city of Pittsburgh, Penna. (The forks of the Ohio) and when I was little my Mom took me to the Fort Pitt Museum (early 70's). In 1974 we went to that museum and there was poster there that said that the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) were starting a re-enactment group and they needed fifers. I played the clarinet at the time and thought that would cool to play the fife. <BR> <BR> The group was also recruiting older men for the... Mon, 8 Mar 2010 11:01:47 EST This Day In History (March 8) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x32519964 1618 - Johann Kepler discovered the third Law of Planetary Motion. <BR> <BR> 1702 - England's Queen Anne took the throne upon the death of King William III. <BR> <BR> 1782 - The Gnadenhutten massacre took place. About 90 Indians were killed by militiamen in Ohio in retaliation for raids carried out by other Indians. <BR> <BR> 1853 - The first bronze statue of Andrew Jackson is unveiled in Washington, DC. <BR> <BR> 1855 - A train passed over the first railway suspension bridge at Niaga... Mon, 8 Mar 2010 06:51:30 EST This Day In History (March 5) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x32453581 1623 - The first alcohol temperance law in the colonies was enacted in Virginia. <BR> <BR> 1624 - In the American colony of Virginia, the upper class was exempted from whipping by legislation. <BR> <BR> 1750 - "King Richard III" was performed in New York City. It was the first Shakespearean play to be presented in America. <BR> <BR> 1766 - The first Spanish governor of Louisiana, Antonio de Ulloa, arrived in New Orleans. <BR> <BR> 1770 - "The Boston Massacre" took place when British t... Fri, 5 Mar 2010 07:44:39 EST This Day In History (March 3) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x32395515 1791 - The U.S. Congress passed a resolution that created the U.S. Mint. <BR> <BR> 1803 - The first impeachment trial of a U.S. Judge, John Pickering, began. <BR> <BR> 1812 - The U.S. Congress passed the first foreign aid bill. <BR> <BR> 1817 - The first commercial steamboat route from Louisville to New Orleans was opened. <BR> <BR> 1845 - Florida became the 27th U.S. state. <BR> <BR> 1845 - The U.S. Congress passed legislation overriding a U.S. President’s veto. It was the first ti... Wed, 3 Mar 2010 05:28:56 EST This Day In History (March 1) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x32333387 1498 - Vasco de Gama landed at what is now Mozambique on his way to India. <BR> <BR> 1562 - In Vassy, France, Catholics massacred over 1,000 Huguenots. The event started the First War of Religion. <BR> <BR> 1692 - In Salem Village, in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, the Salem witch trials began. Four women were the first to be charged. <BR> <BR> 1781 - In America, the Continental Congress adopted the Articles of Confederation. <BR> <BR> 1784 - In Great Britain, E. Kidner opened the firs... Mon, 1 Mar 2010 07:25:29 EST This Day In History (February 26) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x32258532 1815 - Napoleon Bonaparte escaped from the Island of Elba. He then began his second conquest of France. <BR> <BR> 1848 - The second French Republic was proclaimed. <BR> <BR> 1863 - U.S. President Lincoln signed the National Currency Act. <BR> <BR> 1870 - In New York City, the first pneumatic-powered subway line was opened to the public. <BR> <BR> 1881 - S.S. Ceylon began his world-wide cruise, beginning in Liverpool, England. <BR> <BR> 1907 - The U.S. Congress raised their own pay t... Fri, 26 Feb 2010 05:57:12 EST This Day In History (February 25) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x32233469 1570 - England's Queen Elizabeth I was excommunicated by Pope Pius V. <BR> <BR> 1751 - Edward Willet displayed the first trained monkey act in the U.S. <BR> <BR> 1793 - The department heads of the U.S. government met with U.S. President Washington for the first Cabinet meeting on U.S. record. <BR> <BR> 1836 - Samuel Colt received a patent for a "revolving gun". <BR> <BR> 1901 - The United States Steel Corp. was incorporated by J.P. Morgan. <BR> <BR> 1913 - The 16th Amendment to the ... Thu, 25 Feb 2010 08:36:40 EST This Day In History (February 24) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x32201938 1803 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled itself to be the final interpreter of all constitutional issues. <BR> <BR> 1835 - "Siwinowe Kesibwi" (The Shawnee Sun) was issued as the first Indian language monthly publication in the U.S. <BR> <BR> 1839 - Mr. William S. Otis received a patent for the steam shovel. <BR> <BR> 1848 - The Communist Manifesto was published. <BR> <BR> 1857 - The Los Angeles Vinyard Society was organized. <BR> <BR> 1857 - The first shipment of perforated postage stamp... Wed, 24 Feb 2010 05:11:06 EST QOTD Question of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x32175878 Name a medical achievement <BR> <BR> Jonas Salk and the Polio Vaccine Tue, 23 Feb 2010 08:32:29 EST This Day In History (February 23) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x32174019 1574 - France began the 5th holy war against the Huguenots. <BR> <BR> 1660 - Charles XI became the king of Sweden. <BR> <BR> 1792 - The Humane Society of Massachusetts was incorporated. <BR> <BR> 1813 - The first U.S. raw cotton-to-cloth mill was founded in Waltham, MA. <BR> <BR> 1820 - The Cato Street conspiracy was uncovered. <BR> <BR> 1821 - The Philadelphia College of Apothecaries established the first pharmacy college. <BR> <BR> 1822 - Boston was incorporated as a city. <BR>... Tue, 23 Feb 2010 06:53:06 EST ThisDay In History (February 22) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x32142385 1630 - Quadequine introduced popcorn to English colonists at their first Thanksgiving dinner. <BR> <BR> 1784 - "Empress of China", a U.S. merchant ship, left New York City for the Far East. <BR> <BR> 1819 - Spain ceded Florida to the United States. <BR> <BR> 1855 - The U.S. Congress voted to appropriate $200,000 for continuance of the work on the Washington Monument. The next morning the resolution was tabled and it would be 21 years before the Congress would vote on funds again. Work w... Mon, 22 Feb 2010 05:21:49 EST This Day In History (February 19) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x32072687 1807 - Former U.S. Vice President Aaron Burr was arrested in Alabama. He was later tried and acquitted on charges of treason. <BR> <BR> 1846 - The formal transfer of government between Texas and the United States took place. Texas had officially become a state on December 29, 1945. <BR> <BR> 1856 - The tintype camera was patented by Professor Hamilton L. Smith. <BR> <BR> 1864 - The Knights of Pythias was founded in Washington, DC. A dozen members formed what became Lodge No. 1. <BR> <... Fri, 19 Feb 2010 05:19:11 EST This Day In History (February 18) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x32047517 1564 - The artist Michelanglelo died in Rome. <BR> <BR> 1685 - Robert Cavelier, Sieur de LaSalle established Fort St. Louis at Matagorda Bay, and thus formed the basis for France's claim to Texas. <BR> <BR> 1735 - The first opera performed in America. The work was "Flora" (or "Hob in the Well") was presented in Charleston, SC. <BR> <BR> 1841 - The first continuous filibuster in the U.S. Senate began. It lasted until March 11th. <BR> <BR> 1861 - Jefferson Davis was inaugurated as the P... Thu, 18 Feb 2010 05:22:02 EST This Day In History (February 17) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x32025245 1801 - The U.S. House of Representatives broke an electoral tie between Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr. Jefferson was elected president and Burr became vice president. <BR> <BR> 1817 - The first gaslit streetlights appeared on the streets of Baltimore, MD. <BR> <BR> 1865 - Columbia, SC, burned. The Confederates were evacuating and the Union Forces were moving in. <BR> <BR> 1876 - Julius Wolff was credited with being the first to can sardines. <BR> <BR> 1878 - In San Francisco, CA, th... Wed, 17 Feb 2010 10:01:16 EST hello all http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1561x32011999 My name is Cathy,im a 42 yo mom of 2 adult children(barely,lol).Im a teacher asst with behavior problem teens.I am an avid photographer and love books,history,animals and country music.I want to lose weight for both my health and self esteem.I have fibromyalgia and I know it will help to lose.Also I am dating so it will help there too! Tue, 16 Feb 2010 19:34:29 EST This Day In History (February 16) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x31997447 1741 - Benjamin Franklin published America’s second magazine, "The General Magazine and Historical Chronicle". <BR> <BR> 1804 - A raid was led by Lt. Stephen Decatur to burn the U.S. Navy frigate Philadelphia. The ship had been taken by pirates. <BR> <BR> 1857 - The National Deaf Mute College was incorporated in Washington, DC. It was the first school in the world for advanced education of the deaf. The school was later renamed Gallaudet College. <BR> <BR> 1862 - During the U.S. Civil W... Tue, 16 Feb 2010 10:26:38 EST This Day In History (February 15) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x31965068 1758 - Mustard was advertised for the first time in America. <BR> <BR> 1764 - The city of St. Louis was established. <BR> <BR> 1799 - Printed ballots were authorized for use in elections in the state of Pennsylvania. <BR> <BR> 1842 - Adhesive postage stamps were used for the first time by the City Dispatch Post (Office) in New York City. <BR> <BR> 1879 - U.S. President Hayes signed a bill that allowed female attorneys to argue cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. <BR> <BR> 1898 - Th... Mon, 15 Feb 2010 08:43:55 EST This Day In History (February 12) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x31896385 1541 - The city of Santiago, Chile was founded. <BR> <BR> 1554 - Lady Jane Grey was beheaded after being charged with treason. She had claimed the throne of England for only nine days. <BR> <BR> 1733 - Savannah, GA, was founded by English colonist James Oglethorpe. <BR> <BR> 1870 - In the Utah Territory, women gained the right to vote. <BR> <BR> 1878 - Frederick W. Thayer patented the baseball catcher’s mask. <BR> <BR> 1879 - The first artificial ice rink opened in North America. It... Fri, 12 Feb 2010 05:37:42 EST This Day In History (February 11) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x31872911 1752 - The Pennsylvania Hospital opened as the very first hospital in America. <BR> <BR> 1808 - Judge Jesse Fell experimented by burning anthracite coal to keep his house warm. He successfully showed how clean the coal burned and how cheaply it could be used as a heating fuel. <BR> <BR> 1812 - The term "gerrymandering" had its beginning when the governor of Massachusetts, Elbridge Gerry, signed a redistricting law that favored his party. <BR> <BR> 1858 - A French girl, Bernadette Soubir... Thu, 11 Feb 2010 08:53:35 EST This Day In History (February 10) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x31843408 1763 - The Treaty of Paris ended the French and Indian War. In the treaty France ceded Canada to England. <BR> <BR> 1840 - Britain's Queen Victoria married Prince Albert of Saxe Coburg-Gotha. <BR> <BR> 1846 - Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints began their exodus to the west from Illinois. <BR> <BR> 1863 - In New York City, two of the world’s most famous midgets, General Tom Thumb and Lavinia Warren were married. <BR> <BR> 1863 - The fire extinguisher was patent... Wed, 10 Feb 2010 07:42:39 EST This Day In History (February 9) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x31812982 1825 - The U.S. House of Representatives elected John Quincy Adams president. No candidate had received a majority of electoral votes. <BR> <BR> 1861 - The Provisional Congress of the Confederate States of America elected Jefferson Davis as its president. <BR> <BR> 1870 - The United States Weather Bureau was authorized by Congress. The bureau is officially known as the National Weather Service (NWS). <BR> <BR> 1884 - Thomas Edison and Patrick Kenny executed a patent application for a ch... Tue, 9 Feb 2010 05:23:49 EST This Day In HIstory (Feb 8) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x31786622 1587 - Mary, the Queen of Scots, was executed. <BR> <BR> 1693 - A charter was granted for the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA. <BR> <BR> 1802 - Simon Willard patented the banjo clock. <BR> <BR> 1861 - The Confederate States of America was formed. <BR> <BR> 1861 - A Cheyenne delegation and some Arapaho leaders accepted a new settlement (Treaty of Fort Wise) with the U.S. Federal government. The deal ceded most of their land but secured a 600-square mile reservation and ... Mon, 8 Feb 2010 09:19:22 EST Question of the Day 02/01 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8869x1561x31588368 Name the birth place of one of our Presidents. Mon, 1 Feb 2010 08:25:09 EST This Day In History (January 24) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x31356987 1848 - James W. Marshall discovered a gold nugget at Sutter's Mill in northern California. The discovery led to the gold rush of '49. <BR> <BR> 1888 - The typewriter ribbon was patented by Jacob L. Wortman. <BR> <BR> 1899 - Humphrey O’Sullivan patented the rubber heel. <BR> <BR> 1908 - In England, the first Boy Scout troop was organized by Robert Baden-Powell. <BR> <BR> 1916 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that income tax was unconstitutional. <BR> <BR> 1916 - Conscription was introd... Sun, 24 Jan 2010 00:01:24 EST This Day In History (January 23) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x31356784 1556 - An earthquake in Shanxi Province, China, was thought to have killed about 830,000 people. <BR> <BR> 1571 - The Royal Exchange in London, founded by financier Thomas Gresham, was opened by Queen Elizabeth I. <BR> <BR> 1789 - Georgetown College was established as the first Catholic college in the U.S. The school is in Washington, DC. <BR> <BR> 1845 - The U.S. Congress decided all national elections would be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November. <BR> <BR> 1... Sat, 23 Jan 2010 23:48:48 EST This Day In History (January 21) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x31283767 1789 - W.H. Brown's "Power of Sympathy" was published. It was the first American novel to be published. <BR> <BR> 1793 - During the French Revolution, King Louis XVI was executed on the guillotine. He had been condemned for treason. <BR> <BR> 1812 - The Y-bridge in Zanesville, OH, was approved for construction. <BR> <BR> 1846 - The first issue of the "Daily News," edited by Charles Dickens, was published. <BR> <BR> 1853 - Dr. Russell L. Hawes patented the envelope folding machine. <B... Thu, 21 Jan 2010 09:58:55 EST This Day In History (January 20) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x31245129 1265 - The first English parliament met in Westminster Hall. <BR> <BR> 1801 - John Marshall was appointed chief justice of the United States. <BR> <BR> 1839 - Chile defeated a confederation of Peru and Bolivia in the Battle of Yungay. <BR> <BR> 1841 - The island of Hong Kong was ceded to Great Britain. It returned to Chinese control in July 1997. <BR> <BR> 1885 - The roller coaster was patented by L.A. Thompson. <BR> <BR> 1886 - The Mersey Railway Tunnel was officially opened by the... Wed, 20 Jan 2010 00:07:15 EST This Day In HIstory (Januar 18) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x31211361 1803 - Thomas Jefferson, in secret communication with Congress, sopught authorization for the first official exploration by the U.S. government. <BR> <BR> 1778 - English navigator Captain James Cook discovered the Hawaiian Islands, which he called the "Sandwich Islands." <BR> <BR> 1788 - The first English settlers arrived in Australia's Botany Bay to establish a penal colony. The group moved north eight days later and settled at Port Jackson. <BR> <BR> 1871 - Wilhelm, King of Prussia fr... Mon, 18 Jan 2010 22:15:50 EST This Day In History http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x31178871 1706 <BR> Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston. <BR> <BR> 1806 <BR> James Madison Randolph, the grandson of Thomas Jefferson, became the first child born in the White House. <BR> <BR> 1893 <BR> Hawaii's Queen Liliuokalani was forced to abdicate by a group of planters and businessmen. <BR> <BR> 1945 <BR> Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg disappeared in Hungary while in Soviet custody. <BR> <BR> 1977 <BR> Gary Gilmore became the first person executed in the U.S. since the death penalty was... Sun, 17 Jan 2010 22:23:59 EST This Day In HIstory (January 16) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x31152243 1547 - Ivan the Terrible was crowned Czar of Russia. <BR> <BR> 1572 - The Duke of Norfolk was tried for treason for complicity in the Ridolfi plot to restore Catholicism in England. He was executed on June 2. <BR> <BR> 1759 - The British Museum opened. <BR> <BR> 1809 - The British defeated the French at the Battle of Corunna, in the Peninsular War. <BR> <BR> 1866 - Mr. Everett Barney patented the metal screw, clamp skate. <BR> <BR> 1883 - The United States Civil Service Commission w... Sat, 16 Jan 2010 22:48:55 EST This Day In History (January 15) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x31103311 1559 - England's Queen Elizabeth I (Elizabeth Tudor) was crowned in Westminster Abbey. <BR> <BR> 1777 - The people of New Connecticut (now the state of Vermont) declared their independence. <BR> <BR> 1844 - The University of Notre Dame received its charter from the state of Indiana. <BR> <BR> 1863 - "The Boston Morning Journal" became the first paper in the U.S. to be published on wood pulp paper. <BR> <BR> 1870 - A cartoon by Thomas Nast titled "A Live Jackass Kicking a Dead Lion" ap... Fri, 15 Jan 2010 03:28:54 EST This Day In History (January 13) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x31039223 1794 - U.S. President Washington approved a measure adding two stars and two stripes to the American flag, following the admission of Vermont and Kentucky to the union. <BR> <BR> 1854 - Anthony Faas of Philadelphia, PA, patented the accordion. <BR> <BR> 1893 - Britain's Independent Labor Party, a precursor to the current Labor Party, met for the first time. <BR> <BR> 1898 - Emile Zola's "J'accuse" was published in Paris. <BR> <BR> 1900 - In Austria-Hungary, Emperor Franz Joseph decree... Wed, 13 Jan 2010 03:49:54 EST This Day In History (January 12) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x31014605 49 BC - Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon River signaling a war between Rome and Gaul. <BR> <BR> 1519 - Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I died. <BR> <BR> 1773 - The first public museum in America was established in Charleston, SC. <BR> <BR> 1866 - The Royal Aeronautical Society was founded in London. <BR> <BR> 1875 - Kwang-su was made emperor of China. <BR> <BR> 1882 - Thomas Edison's central station on Holborn Viaduct in London began operation. <BR> <BR> 1895 - The first performanc... Tue, 12 Jan 2010 11:27:00 EST This Day In History (January 11) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x30975484 1569 - England's first state lottery was held. <BR> <BR> 1770 - The first shipment of rhubarb was sent to the United States from London. <BR> <BR> 1805 - The Michigan Territory was created. <BR> <BR> 1815 - U.S. General Andrew Jackson achieved victory at the Battle of New Orleans. The War of 1812 had officially ended on December 24, 1814, with the signing of the Treaty of Ghent. The news of the signing had not reached British troops in time to prevent their attack on New Orleans. <BR> ... Mon, 11 Jan 2010 10:11:48 EST This Day In History (January 10) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x30941504 1776 - Thomas Paine published his pamphlet "Common Sense." <BR> <BR> 1840 - The penny post, whereby mail was delivered at a standard charge rather than paid for by the recipient, began in Britain. <BR> <BR> 1861 - Florida seceded from the United States. <BR> <BR> 1863 - Prime Minister Gladstone opened the first section of the London Underground Railway system, from Paddington to Farringdon Street. <BR> <BR> 1870 - John D. Rockefeller incorporated Standard Oil. <BR> <BR> 1901 - Oil w... Sun, 10 Jan 2010 08:57:17 EST This Day In History (January 9) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x30915957 1793 - Jean-Pierre Blanchard made the first successful balloon flight in the U.S. <BR> <BR> 1799 - British prime minister William Pitt the Younger introduced income tax, at two shillings (10p) in the pound, to raise funds for the Napoleonic Wars. <BR> <BR> 1848 - The first commercial bank was established in San Francisco, CA. <BR> <BR> 1861 - The state of Mississippi seceded from the United States. <BR> <BR> 1894 - The New England Telephone and Telegraph Company put the first battery-... Sat, 9 Jan 2010 09:57:03 EST This Day In History (January 8) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x30896386 1642 - Astronomer Galileo Galilei died in Arcetri, Italy. <BR> <BR> 1675 - The first corporation was charted in the United States. The company was the New York Fishing Company. <BR> <BR> 1790 - In the United States, George Washington delivered the first State of the Union address. <BR> <BR> 1815 - The Battle of New Orleans began. The War of 1812 had officially ended on December 24, 1814, with the signing of the Treaty of Ghent. The news of the signing had not reached British troops in t... Fri, 8 Jan 2010 14:54:34 EST This Day In History (January 7) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x30847554 1558 - Calais, the last English possession on mainland France, was recaptured by the French. <BR> <BR> 1610 - Galileo Galilei sighted four of Jupiter's moons. He named them Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto. <BR> <BR> 1782 - The Bank of North America opened in Philadelphia. It was the first commercial bank in the United States. <BR> <BR> 1785 - French aeronaut/balloonist Jean-Pierre Blanchard successfully made the first air-crossing of the English Channel from the English coast to Fran... Thu, 7 Jan 2010 04:17:06 EST This Day In HIstory (January 6) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x30811378 0871 - England's King Alfred defeated the Danes at the Battle of Ashdown. <BR> <BR> 1205 - Philip of Swabia was crowned as King of the Romans. <BR> <BR> 1453 - Frederick III erected Austria into an Archduchy. <BR> <BR> 1540 - King Henry VIII of England was married to Anne of Cleves, his fourth wife. <BR> <BR> 1720 - The Committee of Inquiry on the South Sea Bubble published its findings. <BR> <BR> 1759 - George Washington and Martha Dandridge Custis were married. <BR> <BR> 1838 - ... Wed, 6 Jan 2010 00:03:46 EST This Day In History (January 5) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x30777649 1781 - Richmond, VA, was burned by a British naval expedition led by Benedict Arnold. <BR> <BR> 1885 - The Long Island Railroad Company became the first to offer piggy-back rail service which was the transportation of farm wagons on trains. <BR> <BR> 1896 - It was reported by The Austrian newspaper that Wilhelm Roentgen had discovered the type of radiation that became known as X-rays. <BR> <BR> 1900 - In Ireland, Nationalist leader John Edward Redmond called for a revolt against British... Tue, 5 Jan 2010 06:33:04 EST This Day In History (January 4) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x30744882 1821 - The first native-born American saint, Elizabeth Ann Seton, died in Emmitsburg, MD. <BR> <BR> 1850 - The first American ice-skating club was organized in Philadelphia, PA. <BR> <BR> 1884 - The socialist Fabian Society was founded in London. <BR> <BR> 1885 - Dr. William Grant performed the first successful appendectomy. The patient was Mary Gartside. <BR> <BR> 1896 - Utah became the 45th U.S. state. <BR> <BR> 1928 - NBC Radio debuted "The Dodge Victory Hour" which starred Will ... Mon, 4 Jan 2010 08:35:41 EST This Day In History (December 31) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x30624578 1687 - The first Huguenots set sail from France for the Cape of Good Hope, where they would later create the South African wine industry with the vines they took with them on the voyage. <BR> <BR> 1695 - The window tax was imposed in Britain, which resulted in many windows being bricked up. <BR> <BR> 1711 - The Duke of Marlborough was dismissed as commander-in-chief. <BR> <BR> 1775 - The British repulsed an attack by Continental Army generals Richard Montgomery and Benedict Arnold at Qu... Thu, 31 Dec 2009 06:00:25 EST This Day In History (December 28) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x30562042 1065 - Westminster Abbey was consecrated under Edward the Confessor. <BR> <BR> 1694 - Queen Mary II of England died after five years of joint rule with her husband, King William III. <BR> <BR> 1732 - "The Pennsylvania Gazette," owned by Benjamin Franklin, ran an ad for the first issue of "Poor Richard’s Almanack." <BR> <BR> 1832 - John C. Calhoun became the first vice president of the United States to resign, stepping down over differences with President Jackson. <BR> <BR> 1836 - Mexi... Mon, 28 Dec 2009 16:36:13 EST This Day IN History (December 23) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x30478070 1783 - George Washington returned home to Mount Vernon, after the disbanding of his army following the Revolutionary War. <BR> <BR> 1788 - Maryland voted to cede a 100-square-mile area for the seat of the national government. About two-thirds of the area became the District of Columbia. <BR> <BR> 1823 - The poem "A Visit from St. Nicholas" by Clement C. Moore (" 'Twas the night before Christmas...") was published. <BR> <BR> 1834 - English architect Joseph Hansom patented his 'safety cab... Wed, 23 Dec 2009 05:00:19 EST This Day In History (December 22) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x30460804 1715 - James Stuart, the "Old Pretender", landed at Petershead after his exile in France. <BR> <BR> 1775 - A Continental naval fleet was organized in the rebellious American colonies under the command of Ezek Hopkins. <BR> <BR> 1807 - The U.S. Congress passed the Embargo Act, designed to force peace between Britain and France by cutting off all trade with Europe. <BR> <BR> 1864 - During the American Civil War, Union Gen. William T. Sherman sent a message to U.S. President Lincoln from G... Tue, 22 Dec 2009 05:05:28 EST This Day In History (December 21) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x30444647 1620 - The "Mayflower", and its passengers, pilgrims from England, landed at Plymouth Rock, MA. <BR> <BR> 1849 - The first ice-skating club in America was formed in Philadelphia, PA. <BR> <BR> 1879 - Ibsen's "A Doll's House" was first performed in Copenhagen, Denmark, with a revised happy ending. <BR> <BR> 1898 - Scientists Pierre and Marie Curie discovered the radioactive element radium. <BR> <BR> 1909 - McKinley and Washington schools of Berkeley, CA, became the first authorized, ju... Mon, 21 Dec 2009 08:57:29 EST Question of the Day 12/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8869x1561x30410332 Name a Civil War battle won by the Union. Fri, 18 Dec 2009 22:27:01 EST Question of the Day 12/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8869x1561x30380292 OK - onward with the Civil War theme. <BR> <BR> Name a Civil War battle won by the Confederacy. Thu, 17 Dec 2009 07:55:46 EST Question of the day 12/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8869x1561x30360599 I am sure you guessed what the question would be... <BR> <BR> Name a US Civil War general who fought for the Union. Wed, 16 Dec 2009 06:07:49 EST Question of the Day 12/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8869x1561x30355725 Name a Civil War general fighting for the Confederacy. Tue, 15 Dec 2009 20:34:26 EST Question of the Day 12/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8869x1561x30321607 Name a city that changed its name in history. Mon, 14 Dec 2009 07:48:27 EST This Day In History (December 14) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x30320368 1503 - Physician, astrologer and clairvoyant Nostradamus was born at St. Remy, Provence, France. <BR> <BR> 1798 - David Wilkinson of Rhode Island patented the nut and bolt machine. <BR> <BR> 1799 - The first president of the United States, George Washington, died at the age 67. <BR> <BR> 1819 - Alabama joined the Union as the 22nd state. <BR> <BR> 1896 - Gen. James H. Doolittle, who led the first air raid on Japan during World War II, was born. <BR> <BR> 1900 - Professor Max Planck ... Mon, 14 Dec 2009 05:40:40 EST Question of the Day 12/11/09 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8869x1561x30272043 The euro replaced the national currency of the members countries (European Union). Can you name one of the former currencies? Fri, 11 Dec 2009 07:55:00 EST This Day In History (December 11) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x30271646 1282 - Llywelyn (Llewelyn ap Gruffydd) was killed in Cilmeri, central Wales. <BR> <BR> 1719 - The first recorded sighting of the Aurora Borealis was in New England. <BR> <BR> 1769 - Edward Beran of London patented venetian blinds. <BR> <BR> 1792 - France's King Louis XVI went before the Convention, which had replaced the National Assembly, to face charges of treason. He was convicted and condemned and was sent to the guillotine the following January. <BR> <BR> 1816 - Indiana was admit... Fri, 11 Dec 2009 07:23:35 EST Question of the Day - 12/10/09 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8869x1561x30251111 Name a country that changed name in History. <BR> <BR> Thu, 10 Dec 2009 06:27:43 EST Question for Wednesday Dec 09 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8869x1561x30236078 Name a mountain range. <BR> <BR> <BR> Rocky Mountains Wed, 9 Dec 2009 11:59:19 EST This Day In History (Decmeber 9) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x30229105 1594 - Gustavus II of Sweden was born. <BR> <BR> 1608 - English poet John Milton was born in London. <BR> <BR> 1625 - The Treaty of the Hague was signed by England and the Netherlands. The agreement was to subsidize Christian IV of Denmark in his campaign in Germany. <BR> <BR> 1783 - The first executions at Newgate Prison took place. <BR> <BR> 1793 - "The American Minerva" was published for the first time. It was the first daily newspaper in New York City and was founded by Noah Webst... Wed, 9 Dec 2009 05:15:28 EST This Day In History (December 8) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x30207835 1765 - Eli Whitney was born in Westboro, MA. Whitney invented the cotton gin and developed the concept of mass-production of interchangeable parts. <BR> <BR> 1776 - George Washington's retreating army in the American Revolution crossed the Delaware River from New Jersey to Pennsylvania. <BR> <BR> 1854 - Pope Pius IX proclaimed the dogma of the Immaculate Conception. The theory holds that Mary, mother of Jesus, was free of original sin from the moment she was conceived. <BR> <BR> 1863 - ... Tue, 8 Dec 2009 05:10:53 EST Question of the Day Dec 07 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8869x1561x30190419 Name a Native American Tribe <BR> <BR> Choctaw Mon, 7 Dec 2009 10:51:56 EST This Day In HIstory (December 7) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x30184856 1431 - In Paris, Henry VI of England was crowned King of France. <BR> <BR> 1732 - The original Covent Garden Theatre Royal (now the Royal Opera House) was opened. <BR> <BR> 1787 - Delaware became the first state to ratify the U.S. constitution becoming the first of the United States. <BR> <BR> 1796 - John Adams was elected to be the second president of the United States. <BR> <BR> 1836 - Martin Van Buren was elected the eighth president of the United States. <BR> <BR> 1889 - The fir... Mon, 7 Dec 2009 04:57:45 EST Question of the Day Dec 06 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8869x1561x30167166 Name a sea in Europe. <BR> <BR> <BR> Mediterranean Sea. <em>280</em> Sun, 6 Dec 2009 08:13:22 EST Question of the Day Dec 06 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8869x1561x30152969 Name a woman scientist. <BR> <BR> Marie Curie <BR> 1867-1934 <BR> Polish-French chemist and physicist <BR> <BR> Sat, 5 Dec 2009 10:25:44 EST Question of the Day Dec 05 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8869x1561x30135580 Name a city in Austria <BR> <BR> Vienna <BR> <BR> http://www.viennaaustria.co.uk/ <BR> <BR> Vienna is the place where the spirit of Austria's biggest history is still alive. <BR> <BR> Austria's biggest history, this was the time of the Austrian Empire, and the capital of the empire was Vienna. <BR> <BR> But the very first beginning was around the year 500 BC, when Vienna was founded as a Celtic settlement. <BR> <BR> <BR> In 15 BC Vienna became Roman, and the city was called "Vindobona"... Fri, 4 Dec 2009 11:24:14 EST This Day In History (December 4) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x30128550 1783 - Gen. George Washington said farewell to his officers at Fraunces Tavern in New York. <BR> <BR> 1791 - Britain's Observer newspaper was first published. <BR> <BR> 1812 - Peter Gaillard patented the power mower. <BR> <BR> 1867 - The National Grange of Husbandry was founded. <BR> <BR> 1875 - William Marcy Tweed, the "Boss" of New York City's Tammany Hall political organization, escaped from jail and fled from the U.S. <BR> <BR> 1918 - U.S. President Woodrow Wilson set sail for F... Fri, 4 Dec 2009 00:52:24 EST Question of the Day Dec 03 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8869x1561x30114086 Name of the Great Lakes <BR> <BR> Lake Superior Thu, 3 Dec 2009 11:41:52 EST This Day In History (December 3) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x30107346 1818 - Illinois was admitted as the 21st state of the union. <BR> <BR> 1828 - Andrew Jackson was elected president of the United States. <BR> <BR> 1833 - Oberlin College in Ohio opened as the first truly coeducational school of higher education in the United States. <BR> <BR> 1835 - In Rhode Island, the Manufacturer Mutual Fire Insurance Company issued the first fire insurance policy. <BR> <BR> 1910 - The neon lamp was displayed for the first time at the Paris Motor Show. The lamp was... Thu, 3 Dec 2009 05:29:52 EST Question of the Day Dec 02 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8869x1561x30086825 Name a Pirate <BR> <BR> Edward Teach (Blackbeard) <BR> (c. 1680[1] – 22 November 1718) was a pirate, often called "Blackbeard the Pirate". He attacked ships in the Caribbean and the American colonies. <BR> <BR> <em>221</em> Wed, 2 Dec 2009 09:31:18 EST This Day In History (December 2) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x30082890 1804 - Napoleon was crowned emperor of France at the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris. <BR> <BR> 1816 - The first savings bank in the U.S., the Philadelphia Savings Fund Society, opened for business. <BR> <BR> 1823 - U.S. President James Monroe outlined his doctrine opposing European expansion in the Western Hemisphere. <BR> <BR> 1859 - John Brown, a militant abolitionist, was hanged for his raid on Harper's Ferry the previous October. <BR> <BR> 1862 - Circus entrepreneur Charles Ring... Wed, 2 Dec 2009 04:56:14 EST Question of the Day Dec 01 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x30061108 Name an explorer from anyway in the world. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>280</em> <BR> <BR> Marco Polo Tue, 1 Dec 2009 09:17:32 EST This Day In HIstory (December 1) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x30057503 1835 - Hans Christian Andersen published his first book of fairy tales. <BR> <BR> 1909 - The Pennsylvania Trust Company, of Carlisle, PA, became the first bank in the in the U.S. to offer a Christmas Club account. <BR> <BR> 1913 - Ford Motor Co. began using a new movable assembly line that ushered in the era of mass production. <BR> <BR> 1913 - The first drive-in automobile service station opened, in Pittsburgh, PA. <BR> <BR> 1919 - Lady Astor was sworn in as the first female member o... Tue, 1 Dec 2009 05:04:43 EST Question of the Day Nov 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x30037511 Name a Provience of Canada <BR> <BR> British Columbia Mon, 30 Nov 2009 09:53:58 EST Welcome REBELCAROL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1561x30033865 Feel free to post when you feel the need. Also check out the features such as Tips and also This Day in History..... <BR> Mon, 30 Nov 2009 05:45:51 EST This Day In History (November 30) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x30033730 1016 - English King Edmund II died. <BR> <BR> 1700 - 8,000 Swedish troops under King Charles XII defeated an army of at least 50,000 Russians at the Battle of Narva. King Charles XII died on this day. <BR> <BR> 1782 - The United States and Britain signed preliminary peace articles in Paris, ending the Revolutionary War. <BR> <BR> 1803 - Spain completed the process of ceding Louisiana to France. <BR> <BR> 1804 - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Chase went on trial accused of political... Mon, 30 Nov 2009 05:11:29 EST Question of the Day Nov 29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x30018720 Name one of Henry Vlll's wives. <BR> <BR> Catherine of Aragon 1509-1533 <BR> <BR> Sun, 29 Nov 2009 11:36:28 EST Question of the Day Nov 28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x30007386 Name a herb from the Bible. <BR> <BR> Coriander has been used by people for thousands of years and has been found in ancient Egyptian tombs dating back 3000 years. The Hebrews of biblical times used cilantro as the bitter herb in the Passover meal. <BR> The Roman soldiers under the reign of Julius Caesar took coriander with them, using it as a meat preservative and to flavor food. . It was introduced to Britain by the Romans, who used it in cookery and medicine, and was widely used in Engli... Sat, 28 Nov 2009 17:14:04 EST This Day In History (November 28) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x29998753 1520 - Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan reached the Pacific Ocean after passing through the South American strait. The strait was named after him. He was the first European to sail the Pacific from the east. <BR> <BR> 1582 - William Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway were married. <BR> <BR> 1757 - English poet, painter and engraver William Blake was born. Two of his best known works are "Songs of Innocence" and "Songs of Experience." <BR> <BR> 1919 - American-born Lady Astor was elect... Sat, 28 Nov 2009 00:30:32 EST Question of the Day Nov 27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x29990488 Name one of the original 13 colonies. <BR> <BR> <BR> New York. Named for the Duke of York (brother of King Charles II); statehood 7-26-1788; US Congress met here after Revolution <BR> <BR> Fri, 27 Nov 2009 12:28:50 EST Question of the Day Nov 25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x29959042 Name a food you think was at the First Thanksgiving. <BR> <BR> Wild turkey. Wed, 25 Nov 2009 09:07:43 EST This Day In History (November 25) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x29956482 1715 - Sybilla Thomas Masters became the first American to be granted an English patent for cleaning and curing Indian corn. <BR> <BR> 1758 - During the French and Indian War, the British captured Fort Duquesne at what is now known as Pittsburgh. <BR> <BR> 1783 - During the Revolutionary War, the British evacuated New York. New York was their last military position in the U.S. <BR> <BR> 1837 - William Crompton patented the silk power loom. <BR> <BR> 1850 - Texas relinquished one-third... Wed, 25 Nov 2009 05:19:10 EST Question of the Day November 24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8869x1561x29945525 Name a king in history. <BR> King Kamehameha of Hawaii Tue, 24 Nov 2009 14:38:13 EST This Day In History (November 24) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x29935373 1615 - French King Louis XIII married Ann of Austria. They were both 14 years old. <BR> <BR> 1859 - Charles Darwin, a British naturalist, published "On the Origin of Species." It was the paper in which he explained his theory of evolution through the process of natural selection. <BR> <BR> 1863 - During the Civil War, the battle for Lookout Mountain began in Tennessee. <BR> <BR> 1871 - The National Rifle Association was incorporated in the U.S. <BR> <BR> 1903 - Clyde J. Coleman receiv... Tue, 24 Nov 2009 05:12:08 EST This Day In HIstory (November 23) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x29916518 Sorry this is so late. The monitor died and had to wait to get a new one... <BR> <BR> 1765 - Frederick County, MD, repudiated the British Stamp Act. <BR> <BR> 1835 - Henry Burden patented the horseshoe manufacturing machine. <BR> <BR> 1889 - The first jukebox made its debut in San Francisco, at the Palais Royale Saloon. <BR> <BR> 1890 - Princess Wilhelmina became Queen of the Netherlands at the age of 10 when her father William III died. <BR> <BR> 1936 - The first edition of "Life" w... Mon, 23 Nov 2009 08:51:58 EST Question of the Day Nov 23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8869x1561x29916010 Name a Queen of England <BR> <BR> Queen Victoria Mon, 23 Nov 2009 08:25:28 EST Question of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x29842150 Name a Prseident before 1950. <BR> <BR> George Washington Thu, 19 Nov 2009 09:41:30 EST Question of the Day Nov 18, 2009 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8869x1561x29820124 Name something named after a famous person in your state. <BR> <BR> Father Hennepin State Park Minnesota Wed, 18 Nov 2009 09:59:57 EST This Day In History (November 18) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x29815648 1477 - William Caxton produced "Dictes or Sayengis of the Philosophres," which was the first book to be printed in England. <BR> <BR> 1820 - Captain Nathaniel Palmer became the first American to sight the continent of Antarctica. <BR> <BR> 1865 - Samuel L. Clemens published "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" under the pen name "Mark Twain" in the New York "Saturday Press." <BR> <BR> 1883 - The U.S. and Canada adopted a system of standard time zones. <BR> <BR> 1903 - The... Wed, 18 Nov 2009 05:05:02 EST Question of the Day Nov 17 ,2009 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8869x1561x29797729 Name a general in history. <BR> <BR> General Robert E. Lee <BR> Tue, 17 Nov 2009 10:22:46 EST This Day In History (November 17) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x29792867 1558 - Elizabeth I ascended the English throne upon the death of Queen Mary Tudor. <BR> <BR> 1603 - Sir Walter Raleigh went on trial for treason. <BR> <BR> 1796 - Catherine the Great of Russia died at the age of 67. <BR> <BR> 1798 - Irish nationalist leader Wolfe Tone committed suicide while in jail awaiting execution. <BR> <BR> 1800 - The U.S. Congress held its first session in Washington, DC, in the partially completed Capitol building. <BR> <BR> 1869 - The Suez Canal opened in Eg... Tue, 17 Nov 2009 05:19:41 EST Question of the Day Nov 16, 2009 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8869x1561x29769942 What famous museum have you visited? <BR> <BR> I have been to Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Mon, 16 Nov 2009 07:51:37 EST This Day In History (November 16) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x29768442 1776 - British troops captured Fort Washington during the American Revolution. <BR> <BR> 1864 - Union Gen. William T. Sherman and his troops began their "March to the Sea" during the U.S. Civil War. <BR> <BR> 1885 - Canadian rebel Louis Riel was executed for high treason. <BR> <BR> 1907 - Oklahoma was admitted as the 46th state. <BR> <BR> 1915 - Coca-Cola had its prototype for a countoured bottle patented. The bottle made its commercial debut the next year. <BR> <BR> 1933 - The Unit... Mon, 16 Nov 2009 05:27:14 EST This Day In History (November 11) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x29669318 1620 - The Mayflower Compact was signed by the 41 men on the Mayflower when they landed in what is now Provincetown Harbor near Cape Cod. The compact called for "just and equal laws. <BR> <BR> 1831 - Nat Turner, a slave and educated minister, was hanged in Jerusalem, VA, after inciting a violent slave uprising. <BR> <BR> 1851 - The telescope was patented by Alvan Clark. <BR> <BR> 1868 - The first indoor amateur track and field meet was held by the New York Athletic Club. <BR> <BR> 188... Wed, 11 Nov 2009 07:23:04 EST This Day In History (November 10) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x29652757 1775 - The U.S. Marines were organized under authority of the Continental Congress. The Marines went out of existence after the end of the Revolutionary War in April of 1783. The Marine Corps were formally re-established on July 11, 1798. This day is observed as the birth date of the United States Marine Corps. <BR> <BR> 1801 - The U.S. state of Tennessee outlawed the practice of dueling. <BR> <BR> 1871 - Henry M. Stanley, journalist and explorer, found David Livingstone. Livingston was a... Tue, 10 Nov 2009 12:32:17 EST Welcome MNLEONA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1561x29624756 Feel free to post when you feel the need. Also check out the features such as Tips and also This Day in History..... Mon, 9 Nov 2009 10:37:58 EST Welcome JUDITH1654 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1561x29622655 Feel free to post when you feel the need. Also check out the features such as Tips and also This Day in History..... Mon, 9 Nov 2009 09:18:53 EST This Day In History (November 9) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x29619128 1857 - The "Atlantic Monthly" first appeared on newsstands and featured the first installment of "The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table" by Oliver Wendell Holmes. <BR> <BR> 1872 - A fire destroyed about 800 buildings in Boston, MA. <BR> <BR> 1906 - U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt left for Panama to see the progress on the new canal. It was the first foreign trip by a U.S. president. <BR> <BR> 1911 - George Claude of Paris, France, applied for a patent on neon advertising signs. <BR> <... Mon, 9 Nov 2009 04:54:05 EST This Day In History (November 7) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x29587839 1637 - Anne Hutchinson, the first female religious leader in the American colonies, was banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony for heresy. <BR> <BR> 1665 - "The London Gazette" was first published. <BR> <BR> 1811 - The Shawnee Indians of chief Tecumseh were defeated by William Henry Harrison at the Battle of Wabash (or (Tippecanoe). <BR> <BR> 1837 - In Alton, IL, abolitionist printer Elijah P. Lovejoy was shot to death by a mob (supporters of slavery) while trying to protect his pri... Sat, 7 Nov 2009 12:45:37 EST Welcome HAWT_CHICK http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1561x29587593 Let's all welcome her to our group with open arms and open minds on history. <BR> <BR> Nancy Sat, 7 Nov 2009 12:32:07 EST This Day In History (October 6) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x29560578 1789 - Father John Carroll was appointed as the first Roman Catholic bishop in the United States of America. <BR> <BR> 1832 - Joseph Smith, III, was born. He was the first president of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He was also the son of Joseph Smith, the founder of Mormonism. <BR> <BR> 1851 - Charles Henry Dow was born. He was the founder of Dow Jones & Company. <BR> <BR> 1860 - Abraham Lincoln was elected to be the sixteenth president of the United State... Fri, 6 Nov 2009 05:40:48 EST This Day In HIstory (November 5) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x29537642 1605 - The "Gunpowder Plot" attempted by Guy Fawkes failed when he was captured before he could blow up the English Parliament. Guy Fawkes Day is celebrated every November 5th in Britain to celebrate his failure to blow up all the members of Parliament and King James I. <BR> <BR> 1844 - In California, a grizzly bear underwent a successful cataract operation at the Zoological Garden. <BR> <BR> 1872 - In the U.S., Susan B. Anthony was fined $100 for attempting to vote in the presidential el... Thu, 5 Nov 2009 05:07:23 EST This Day In History (November 3) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x29493601 1507 - Leonardo DaVinci was commissioned by the husband of Lisa Gherardini to paint her. The work is known as the Mona Lisa. <BR> <BR> 1631 - The Reverend John Eliot arrived in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. He was the first Protestant minister to dedicate himself to the conversion of Native Americans to Christianity. <BR> <BR> 1793 - Stephen F. Austin was born. He was the principle founder of Texas. <BR> <BR> 1796 - John Adams was elected the 2nd U.S. President. <BR> <BR> 1839 - The f... Tue, 3 Nov 2009 10:39:03 EST This Day In History (November 2) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x29460062 1721 - Peter the Great (Peter I), ruler of Russia, changed his title to emperor. <BR> <BR> 1776 - During the American Revolutionary War, William Demont, became the first traitor of the American Revolution when he deserted. <BR> <BR> 1783 - U.S. Gen. George Washington gave his "Farewell Address to the Army" near Princeton, NJ. <BR> <BR> 1867 - "Harpers Bazaar" magazine was founded. <BR> <BR> 1883 - Thomas Edison executed a patent application for an electrical indicator using the Edison... Mon, 2 Nov 2009 04:54:43 EST This Day In History (October 30) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x29401054 1735 - John Adams, the second President of the United States, was born in Braintree, MA. His son became the sixth President of the U.S. <BR> <BR> 1817 - The independent government of Venezuela was established by Simon Bolivar. <BR> <BR> 1831 - Escaped slave Nat Turner was apprehended in Southampton County, VA, several weeks after leading the bloodiest slave uprising in American history. <BR> <BR> 1875 - The constitution of Missouri was ratified by popular vote. <BR> <BR> 1893 - The U.... Fri, 30 Oct 2009 04:56:09 EST Welcome BEAUTY-N-CURVES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1561x29379245 Feel free to post when you feel the need. Also check out the features such as Tips and also This Day in History..... Thu, 29 Oct 2009 05:19:44 EST This Day In History (October 29) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x29379140 1618 - Sir Walter Raleigh was beheaded under a sentence that had been brought against him 15 years earlier for conspiracy against King James I. <BR> <BR> 1652 - The Massachusetts Bay Colony proclaimed itself to be an independent commonwealth. <BR> <BR> 1682 - William Penn landed at what is now Chester, PA. He was the founder of Pennsylvania. <BR> <BR> 1863 - The International Committee of the Red Cross was founded. <BR> <BR> 1901 - Leon Czolgosz, the assassin of U.S. President McKinle... Thu, 29 Oct 2009 04:56:57 EST This Day In History (October 28) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x29357352 1636 - Harvard College was founded in Massachusetts. The original name was Court of Massachusetts Bay Colony. It was the first school of higher education in America. <BR> <BR> 1776 - The Battle of White Plains took place during the American Revolutionary War. <BR> <BR> 1793 - Eli Whitney applied for a patent for his cotton gin. <BR> <BR> 1886 - The Statue of Liberty was dedicated in New York Harbor by U.S. President Cleveland. The statue weighs 225 tons and is 152 feet tall. It was orig... Wed, 28 Oct 2009 04:53:18 EST This Day In History (October 27) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x29334528 1659 - William Robinson and Marmaduke Stevenson became the first Quakers to be executed in America. <BR> <BR> 1787 - The first of the Federalist Papers were published in the New York Independent. The series of 85 essays, written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and John Jay, were published under the pen name "Publius." <BR> <BR> 1795 - The United States and Spain signed the Treaty of San Lorenzo. The treaty is also known as "Pinckney's Treaty." <BR> <BR> 1858 - Roland Macy opened Ma... Tue, 27 Oct 2009 04:50:19 EST This Day In History (October 26) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x29310151 1774 - The First Continental Congress of the U.S. adjourned in Philadelphia. <BR> <BR> 1825 - The Erie Canal opened in upstate New York. The 363-mile canal connected Lake Erie and the Hudson River at a cost of $7,602,000. <BR> <BR> 1854 - Charles William Post was born. He was the inventor of "Grape Nuts," "Postum" and "Post Toasties." <BR> <BR> 1858 - H.E. Smith patented the rotary-motion washing machine. <BR> <BR> 1881 - The "Gunfight at the OK Corral" took place in Tombstone, AZ. Th... Mon, 26 Oct 2009 04:53:00 EST This Day In History (October 23) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x29254794 42 B.C. - Marcus Junius Brutus committed suicide after his defeat at the Battle of Philippi. He was a leading conspirator in the assassination of Julius Caesar. <BR> <BR> 1864 - During the U.S. Civil War, Union forces led by Gen. Samuel R. Curtis defeated the Confederate forces in Missouri that were under Gen. Stirling Price. <BR> <BR> 1869 - John (William) Heisman was born. He is recognized as one of the greatest innovators of the game of football. <BR> <BR> 1910 - Blanche S. Scott bec... Fri, 23 Oct 2009 05:00:49 EST This Day In HIstory (October 22) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x29232773 1746 - The College of New Jersey was officially chartered. It later became known as Princeton University. <BR> <BR> 1797 - Andre-Jacques Garnerin made the first recorded parachute jump. He made the jump from about 3,000 feet. <BR> <BR> 1836 - Sam Houston was inaugurated as the first constitutionally elected president of the Republic of Texas. <BR> <BR> 1844 - This day is recognized as "The Great Disappointment" among those who practiced Millerism. The world was expected to come to an en... Thu, 22 Oct 2009 04:57:17 EST This Day In History (October 21) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x29209267 1797 - "Old Ironsides," the U.S. Navy frigate Constitution, was launched in Boston's harbor. <BR> <BR> 1805 - The Battle of Trafalgar occurred off the coast of Spain. The British defeated the French and Spanish fleet. <BR> <BR> 1849 - The first tattooed man, James F. O’Connell, was put on exhibition at the Franklin Theatre in New York City, NY. <BR> <BR> 1858 - The Can-Can was performed for the first time in Paris. <BR> <BR> 1879 - Thomas Edison invented the electric incandescent lamp... Wed, 21 Oct 2009 05:12:59 EST This Day In History (October 20) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x29185774 1740 - Maria Theresa became the ruler of Austria, Hungary and Bohemia with the death of her father, Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI. <BR> <BR> 1774 - The new Continental Congress, the governing body of America’s colonies, passed an order proclaiming that all citizens of the colonies "discountenance and discourage all horse racing and all kinds of gaming, cock fighting, exhibitions of shows, plays and other expensive diversions and entertainment." <BR> <BR> 1803 - The U.S. Senate approved th... Tue, 20 Oct 2009 05:47:13 EST This Day In History (October 19) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x29161189 1765 - In the U.S., The Stamp Act Congress met and drew up a declaration of rights and liberties. <BR> <BR> 1781 - British General Charles Lord Cornwallis surrendered to U.S. General George Washington at Yorktown, Virginia. It was to be the last major battle of the American Revolutionary War. <BR> <BR> 1812 - Napoleon Bonaparte's French forces began their retreat out of Russia after a month of chasing the retreating Russian army. <BR> <BR> 1885 - Charles Merrill, founder of Merrill-Lync... Mon, 19 Oct 2009 05:46:41 EST This Day In History (October 17) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x29139865 1777 - American troops defeated British forces in Saratoga, NY. It was the turning point in the American Revolutionary War. <BR> <BR> 1880 - Founder of the Kraft Food Company, Charles Kraft was born. <BR> <BR> 1888 - The first issue of "National Geographic Magazine" was released at newsstands. <BR> <BR> 1917 - The Radio Corporation of America (RCA) was formed. <BR> <BR> 1931 - Al Capone was convicted on income tax evasion and was sentenced to 11 years in prison. He was released in 193... Sat, 17 Oct 2009 23:02:36 EST This Day In History (October 15) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x29106124 1701 - The Collegiate School was founded in Killingworth, CT. The school moved to New Haven in 1745 and changed its name to Yale College. <BR> <BR> 1758 - Author Noah Webster was born. He was a teacher and journalist whose name is associated with the word "dictionary." <BR> <BR> 1793 - During the French Revolution, Queen Marie Antoinette was beheaded. <BR> <BR> 1829 - The first modern hotel in America opened. The Tremont Hotel had 170 rooms that rented for $2 a day and included four mea... Fri, 16 Oct 2009 05:15:25 EST This Day In History (October 15) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x29084421 1815 - Napoleon Bonaparte began his exile on the remote island of St. Helena in the Atlantic Ocean. <BR> <BR> 1844 - German philosopher Friedich Wilhelm Nietzsche was born. <BR> <BR> 1860 - Grace Bedell, 11 years old, wrote a letter to presidential candidate Abraham Lincoln. The letter stated that Lincoln would look better if he would grow a beard. <BR> <BR> 1883 - The U.S. Supreme Court struck down part of the Civil Rights Act of 1875. It allowed for individuals and corporations to dis... Thu, 15 Oct 2009 04:55:47 EST This Day In History (October 14) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x29061717 1066 - The Battle of Hastings occurred in England. The Norman forces of William the Conqueror defeated King Harold II of England. <BR> <BR> 1568 - Mary, Queen of Scots, went on trial in England. She was accused of conspiring against Queen Elizabeth I. Mary was beheaded the following February. <BR> <BR> 1644 - William Penn was born. Penn was the colonist that founded the Pennsylvania colony for Quakers. <BR> <BR> 1879 - Thomas Edison signed an agreement with Jose D. Husbands for the sale... Wed, 14 Oct 2009 04:54:05 EST This Day In History (October 13) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x29037890 54 A.D. - The Roman emperor Claudius I died after being poisoned by his wife, Agrippina. <BR> <BR> 1775 - The U.S. Continental Congress ordered the construction of a naval fleet. <BR> <BR> 1792 - The cornerstone of the Executive Mansion was laid in Washington, DC. The building became known as the White House in 1818. <BR> <BR> 1812 - American forces were defeated at the Battle of Queenstown Heights. The British victory effectively ended an further U.S. invasion of Canada. <BR> <BR> 18... Tue, 13 Oct 2009 04:58:26 EST This Day In History (October 12) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x29014575 10/11/2009 - Sorry about no report yesterday was having puter problems. <BR> <BR> 1492 - Christopher Columbus, an Italian explorer, sighted Watling Island in the Bahamas. He believed that he had found Asia while attempting to find a Western ocean route to India. The same day he claimed the land for Isabella and Ferdinand of Spain. <BR> <BR> 1792 - The first monument honoring Christopher Columbus was dedicated in Baltimore, MD. <BR> <BR> 1810 - Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig married Princes... Mon, 12 Oct 2009 07:24:58 EST Where did you go on Summer Vacation! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x28975973 Sad to say I had a staycation. Just started a new job this past may and could not get time off. Sat, 10 Oct 2009 00:00:19 EST This Day In History (October 10) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x28975958 1845 - The United States Naval Academy opened in Annapolis, MD. <BR> <BR> 1865 - The billiard ball was patented by John Wesley Hyatt. <BR> <BR> 1886 - The tuxedo dinner jacket made its U.S. debut in New York City. <BR> <BR> 1887 - Thomas Edison organized the Edison Phonograph Company. <BR> <BR> 1911 - China's Manchu dynasty was overthrown by revolutionaries under Sun Yat-sen. <BR> <BR> 1913 - U.S. President Woodrow Wilson triggered the explosion of the Gamboa Dike that ended the con... Fri, 9 Oct 2009 23:59:22 EST This Day In History (October 09) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x28957119 1635 - Roger Williams, founder of Rhode Island, was banished from Massachusetts because he had spoken out against punishments for religious offenses and giving away land that belonged to the Indians. Williams had founded Providence, Rhode Island as a place for people to seek religious freedom. <BR> <BR> 1701 - The Collegiate School of Connecticut was chartered in New Haven. The name was later changed to Yale. <BR> <BR> 1776 - A group of Spanish missionaries settled in what is now San Fran... Fri, 9 Oct 2009 05:04:21 EST This Day In History (October 8) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x28933168 1871 - The Great Fire of Chicago broke out destroying about 17,450 buildings. About 250 people were killed and 90,000 were left homeless. <BR> <BR> 1871 - Peshtigo, WI, was destroyed by a forest fire. Over 1,100 people were killed by the fire that eventually burned across 6 counties. <BR> <BR> 1895 - The Berliner Gramophone Company was founded in Philadelphia, PA. <BR> <BR> 1904 - "Little Johnny Jones" opened in Hartford, CT. <BR> <BR> 1915 - During World War I, the Battle of Loos con... Thu, 8 Oct 2009 00:00:51 EST This Day In History (October 7) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x28910887 1765 - Nine American colonies sent a total of 28 delegates to New York City for the Stamp Act Congress. The delegates adopted the "Declaration of Rights and Grievances." <BR> <BR> 1777 - During the American Revolution the second Battle of Saratoga began. <BR> <BR> 1868 - Cornell University was inaugurated in Ithaca, NY. <BR> <BR> 1913 - For the first time, Henry Ford's entire Highland Park automobile factory was run on a continuously moving assembly line when the chassis was added to th... Wed, 7 Oct 2009 01:48:31 EST This Day In History (October 6) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x28885716 1536 - Anglican priest William Tyndale was captured at Antwerp where he was strangled and burnt. He is credited with making the first English translation of the Bible. <BR> <BR> 1683 - The first Mennonites arrived in America aboard the Concord. The German and Dutch families settled in an area that is now a neighborhood in Philadelphia, PA. <BR> <BR> 1846 - Inventor George Westinghouse was born. He was the founder of Westinghouse Electric Company and invented railway braking systems. <BR>... Tue, 6 Oct 2009 00:04:34 EST This Day In History (October 5) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x28862143 1813 - Chief Tecumseh of the Shawnee Indians was killed at the Battle of Thames when American forced defeated the British and the allied Indian warriors. <BR> <BR> 1877 - Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce Indians surrendered to the U.S. Army after a 1,000-mile retreat towards the Canadian border. <BR> <BR> 1882 - Robert H. Goddard , known as the "Father of the Space Age", was born. <BR> <BR> 1892 - The Dalton gang was nearly wiped out while attempting to rob two banks simultaneously in Coff... Mon, 5 Oct 2009 04:57:18 EST This Day In History (October 4) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x28840125 1535 - The first complete English translation of the Bible was printed in Zurich, Switzerland. <BR> <BR> 1648 - The first volunteer fire department was established in New York by Peter Stuyvesant. <BR> <BR> 1777 - At Germantown, PA, Patriot forces and British forces both suffer heavy losses in battle. The battle was seen as British victory, which actually served as a moral boost to the Americans. <BR> <BR> 1876 - The Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas formally dedicated by Tex... Sun, 4 Oct 2009 00:10:22 EST This Day In History (October 3) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x28824183 1226 - St. Francis of Assisi died. He was the founder of the Franciscan order. <BR> <BR> 1863 - U.S. President Lincoln declared that the last Thursday of November would be recognized as Thanksgiving Day. <BR> <BR> 1888 - "The Yeomen of the Guard" was performed for the first time. It was the first of 423 shows. <BR> <BR> 1893 - The motor-driven vacuum cleaner was patented by J.S. Thurman. <BR> <BR> 1901 - The Victor Talking Machine Company was incorporated. After a merger with Radio Co... Sat, 3 Oct 2009 04:43:00 EST This Day In History (October 2) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x28802766 1452 - Richard III was born. He married the widow of the Prince of Wales and then imprisoned his mother-in-law for life. <BR> <BR> 1492 - King Henry VII of England invaded France. <BR> <BR> 1780 - British army major John Andre was hanged as a spy. He was carrying information about the actions of Benedict Arnold. <BR> <BR> 1835 - The first battle of the Texas Revolution took place near the Guadalupe River when American settlers defeated a Mexican cavalry unit. <BR> <BR> 1836 - Charles ... Fri, 2 Oct 2009 04:55:16 EST This Day In History (October 1) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x28777632 1596 - The Duke of Norfolk was imprisoned by Britain's Queen Elizabeth for trying to marry Mary the Queen of Scots. <BR> <BR> 1781 - James Lawrence was born. He was the American naval officer whose dying words were "Don't give up the ship." <BR> <BR> 1800 - Spain ceded the territory of Louisiana back to France. Later the property would be purchased by the U.S. effectively doubling its size. <BR> <BR> 1880 - Thomas Edison began the commercial production of electric lamps at Edison Lamp W... Thu, 1 Oct 2009 04:52:31 EST This Day In History (September 30) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x28752620 1399 - Henry Bolingbroke became the King of England as Henry IV. <BR> <BR> 1630 - John Billington was hanged for murder. He was the first criminal to be executed in the American colonies. <BR> <BR> 1777 - The Congress of the United States moved to York, PA, due to advancing British forces. <BR> <BR> 1787 - The Columbia left Boston and began the trip that would make it the first American vessel to sail around the world. <BR> <BR> 1846 - Ether, an experimental anesthetic at the time, wa... Wed, 30 Sep 2009 05:01:19 EST This Day In HIstory (September 29) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x28728003 1758 - England's Admiral Horatio Nelson was born. <BR> <BR> 1789 - A regular army was established by the U.S. War Department with several hundred men. <BR> <BR> 1829 - The first public appearance by London's re-organized police force was met with jeers from political opponents. The force became known as Scotland Yard. <BR> <BR> 1902 - David Belasco opened his first Broadway theater. <BR> <BR> 1930 - Lowell Thomas made his debut on CBS Radio. He was in the radio business for the next 4... Tue, 29 Sep 2009 05:15:33 EST This Day In History (September 28) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x28702645 48 B.C. - Pompey the Great was murdered on the orders of King Ptolemy of Egypt. <BR> <BR> 551 B.C. - Teacher and philosopher Confucius was born. He dedicated most of his life to teaching, starting at the age of 22 when he opened his first school. <BR> <BR> 1066 - England was invaded by William the Conqueror who claimed the English throne. <BR> <BR> 1542 - San Diego, CA, was discovered by Portuguese navigator Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo. <BR> <BR> 1687 - The Turks surrendered Athens to the... Mon, 28 Sep 2009 04:55:41 EST This Day In History (September 27) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x28681170 1779 - John Adams was elected to negotiate with the British over the American Revolutionary War peace terms. <BR> <BR> 1825 - George Stephenson operated the first locomotive that hauled a passenger train. <BR> <BR> 1840 - Thomas Nast was born. He was a political cartoonist that created the Republican elephant and the Democrat donkey. <BR> <BR> 1854 - The steamship Arctic sank off Cape Race, Newfoundland, with 300 people onboard. It was the first major disaster in the Atlantic Ocean. <B... Sun, 27 Sep 2009 00:01:47 EST This Day In History (September 26) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x28664213 1774 - John Chapman was born. He was better known as Johnny Appleseed. He planted orchards, befriended wild animals, and was considered at great medicine man by Native Americans. <BR> <BR> 1777 - Philadelphia was occupied by British troops during the American Revolutionary War. <BR> <BR> 1789 - Thomas Jefferson was appointed America's first Secretary of State. John Jay was appointed the first chief justice of the U.S. Samuel Osgood was appointed the first Postmaster-General. Edmund Jennin... Sat, 26 Sep 2009 00:27:26 EST This Day In History (September 25) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x28644599 1492 - The crew of the Pinta, one of Christopher Columbus' ships, mistakenly thought that they had spotted land. <BR> <BR> 1493 - Christopher Columbus left Spain with 17 ships on his second voyage to the Western Hemisphere. <BR> <BR> 1513 - The Pacific Ocean was discovered by Spanish explorer Vasco Nunez de Balboa when he crossed the Isthmus of Panama. He named the body of water the South Sea. He was truly just the first European to see the Pacific Ocean. <BR> <BR> 1690 - One of America... Fri, 25 Sep 2009 04:59:24 EST This Day In History (September 24) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x28621630 1755 - John Marshall was born. He was the fourth Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. His court was credited with defining the principles of government and the role of the Supreme Court. <BR> <BR> 1789 - The U.S. Congress passed the First Judiciary Act. The act provided for an Attorney General and a Supreme Court. <BR> <BR> 1869 - Thousands of businessmen were financially ruined after a panic on Wall Street. The panic was caused by an attempt to corner the gold market by Jay Gould and... Thu, 24 Sep 2009 05:00:46 EST This Day In History (September 23) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x28597838 63 B.C. - Caesar Augustus was born in Rome. <BR> <BR> 1642 - The first commencement at Harvard College, in Cambridge, MA, was held. <BR> <BR> 1713 - King Ferdinand VI of Spain was born in Madrid. He was king from 1746 to 1759. <BR> <BR> 1779 - John Paul Jones, commander of the American warship Bon Homme, was quoted as saying "I have not yet begun to fight!" <BR> <BR> 1780 - John Andre, a British spy, was captured with papers revealing that Benedict Arnold was going to surrender West P... Wed, 23 Sep 2009 04:54:25 EST This Day In History (September 22) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x28574511 1656 - An all-female jury heard the case of a woman murdering her child. The jury in Patuxent, MD, voted for acquittal. <BR> <BR> 1776 - During the Revolutionary War, Nathan Hale was hanged as a spy by the British. <BR> <BR> 1789 - The U.S. Congress authorized the office of Postmaster General. <BR> <BR> 1792 - The French Republic was proclaimed. <BR> <BR> 1828 - Shaka, the African ruler and founder of the Zulu kingdom, was murdered by his half-brother Dingane. Shaka's mental illness h... Tue, 22 Sep 2009 07:08:36 EST This Day In History (September 21) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x28547674 1792 - The French National Convention voted to abolish the monarchy. <BR> <BR> 1784 - "The Pennsylvania Packet and Daily Advertiser" was published for the first time in Philadelphia. It was the first daily paper in America. <BR> <BR> 1893 - Frank Duryea took what is believed to be the first gasoline- powered automobile for a test drive. The "horseless carriage" was designed by Frank and Charles Duryea. <BR> <BR> 1897 - The New York Sun ran the "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Clause" ed... Mon, 21 Sep 2009 04:52:05 EST This Day In History (September 20) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x28526051 1519 - Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan left Spain to find a route to the Spice Islands of Indonesia. Magellan was killed during the trip, but one of his ships eventually made the journey. <BR> <BR> 1870 - The Papal States came under the control of Italian troops, leading to the unification of Italy. <BR> <BR> 1881 - Chester A. Arthur became the 21st president of the U.S. President James A. Garfield had died the day before. <BR> <BR> 1884 - The Equal Rights Party was formed in Sa... Sun, 20 Sep 2009 00:01:19 EST This Day In History (September 19) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x28508906 1356 - The Battle of Poitiers was fought between England and France. Edward "the Black Prince" captured France's King John. <BR> <BR> 1777 - The Battle of Saratoga was won by American soldiers during the Revolutionary War. <BR> <BR> 1796 - U.S. President Washington's farewell address was published. <BR> <BR> 1819 - John Keats wrote "Ode to Autumn." <BR> <BR> 1876 - Melville R. Bissell patented the carpet sweeper. <BR> <BR> 1881 - James A. Garfield died of wounds from an assassin. Th... Sat, 19 Sep 2009 00:01:52 EST This Day In History (September 18) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x28489864 1709 - The creator of the first dictionary of the English language, Samuel Johnson, was born in England. <BR> <BR> 1759 - The French formally surrendered Quebec to the British. <BR> <BR> 1763 - It was reported, by the Boston Gazette, that the first piano had been built in the United States. The instrument was named the spinet and was made by John Harris. <BR> <BR> 1789 - Alexander Hamilton negotiated and secured the first loan for the United States. The Temporary Loan of 1789 was repaid... Fri, 18 Sep 2009 05:19:10 EST This Day In History (September 17) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x28467030 1778 - The United States signed its first treaty with a Native American tribe, the Delaware Nation. <BR> <BR> 1787 - The Constitution of the United States of America was signed by delegates at the Constitutional Convention. <BR> <BR> 1796 - U.S. President George Washington's Farewell Address was read before the U.S. Congress. <BR> <BR> 1862 - The Battle of Antietam took place during the American Civil War. More than 23,000 men were killed, wounded, or missing. The Rebel advance was ende... Thu, 17 Sep 2009 05:06:14 EST This Day In History (September 16) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x28442623 1400 - Owain Glyndwr was proclaimed Prince of Wales after rebelling against English rule. He was the last Welsh-born Prince of Wales. <BR> <BR> 1620 - The Mayflower departed from Plymouth, England. The ship arrived at Provincetown, MA, on November 21st and then at Plymouth, MA, on December 26th. There were 102 passengers onboard. <BR> <BR> 1630 - The village of Shawmut changed its name to Boston. <BR> <BR> 1782 - The Great Seal of the United States was impressed on document to negotiate... Wed, 16 Sep 2009 05:03:36 EST This Day In History (September 15) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x28417288 1775 - An early and unofficial American flag was raised by Lieutenant Colonel Isaac Mott after the seizing of Fort Johnson from the British. The flag was dark blue with the white word "Liberty" spelled on it. <BR> <BR> 1776 - British forces occupied New York City during the American Revolution. <BR> <BR> 1789 - The U.S. Department of Foreign Affairs was renamed the Department of State. <BR> <BR> 1821 - Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and El Salvador proclaimed independence. ... Tue, 15 Sep 2009 05:02:08 EST This Day In History (September 14) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x28390833 1807 - Former U.S. Vice President Aaron Burr was acquitted of a misdemeanor charge. Two weeks earlier Burr had been found innocent of treason. <BR> <BR> 1812 - Moscow was set on fire by Russians after Napoleon Bonaparte's troops invaded. <BR> <BR> 1814 - Francis Scott Key wrote the "Star-Spangled Banner," a poem originally known as "Defense of Fort McHenry," after witnessing the British bombardment of Fort McHenry, MD, during the War of 1812. The song became the official U.S. national ant... Mon, 14 Sep 2009 05:02:40 EST This Day In History (September 13) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x28367962 1759 - The French were defeated by the British on the Plains of Abraham in the final French and Indian War. <BR> <BR> 1788 - The Constitutional Convention decided that the first federal election was to be held on Wednesday the following February. On that day George Washington was elected as the first president of the United States. In addition, New York City was named the temporary national capital. <BR> <BR> 1789 - The United States Government took out its first loan. <BR> <BR> 1847 - ... Sun, 13 Sep 2009 00:00:52 EST This Day In History (September 12) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x28350944 1609 - English explorer Henry Hudson sailed down what is now known as the Hudson River. <BR> <BR> 1814 - During the War of 1812, the Battle of North Point was fought in Maryland. <BR> <BR> 1866 - "The Black Crook" opened in New York City. It was the first American burlesque show. <BR> <BR> 1873 - The first practical typewriter was sold to customers. <BR> <BR> 1878 - Patent litigation involving the Bell Telephone Company against Western Union Telegraph Company and Elisha Gray began. Th... Sat, 12 Sep 2009 07:27:27 EST This Day In History (September 11) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x28327115 1297 - Scotsman William Wallace defeated the English forces of Sir Hugh de Cressingham at the Battle of Stirling Bridge. <BR> <BR> 1499 - French forces took over Milan, Italy. <BR> <BR> 1609 - Explorer Henry Hudson sailed into New York harbor and discovered Manhattan Island and the Hudson River. <BR> <BR> 1695 - Imperial troops under Eugene of Savoy defeated the Turks at the Battle of Zenta. <BR> <BR> 1709 - An Anglo-Dutch-Austrian force defeated the French in the Battle of Malplaquet... Fri, 11 Sep 2009 00:00:26 EST This Day In History (September 10) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x28302911 1608 - John Smith was elected president of the Jamestown, VA colony council. <BR> <BR> 1794 - America's first non-denominational college was charted. Blount College later became the University of Tennessee. <BR> <BR> 1813 - The first defeat of British naval squadron occurred in the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812. The leader of the U.S. fleet sent the famous message "We have met the enemy, and they are ours" to U.S. General William Henry Harrison. <BR> <BR> 1845 - King Willem... Thu, 10 Sep 2009 00:00:44 EST Where Did You Spend Your Summer Vacation... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8869x1561x28277781 I had a staycation...... Wed, 9 Sep 2009 00:01:27 EST This Day In History (September 9) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x28277762 490 B.C. - The Battle of Marathon took place between the invading Persian army and the Athenian Army. The marathon race was derived from the events that occurred surrounding this battle. <BR> <BR> 1776 - The second Continental Congress officially made the term "United States", replacing the previous term "United Colonies." <BR> <BR> 1836 - Abraham Lincoln received his license to practice law. <BR> <BR> 1850 - California became the 31st state to join the union. <BR> <BR> 1898 - In Omah... Wed, 9 Sep 2009 00:00:25 EST This Day In History (September 8) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x28250561 1565 - A Spanish expedition established the first permanent European settlement in North America at present-day St. Augustine, FL. <BR> <BR> 1664 - The Dutch surrendered New Amsterdam to the British, who then renamed it New York. <BR> <BR> 1866 - The first recorded birth of sextuplets took place in Chicago, IL. The parents were James and Jennie Bushnell. <BR> <BR> 1892 - An early version of "The Pledge of Allegiance" appeared in "The Youth's Companion." <BR> <BR> 1893 - In New Zealand... Tue, 8 Sep 2009 00:00:15 EST This Day In History (September 7) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x28227000 1533 - Queen Elizabeth I, of England, was born in Greenwich. <BR> <BR> 1812 - Napoleon defeated the Russian army of Alexander I at the battle of Borodino. <BR> <BR> 1813 - The nickname "Uncle Sam" was first used as a symbolic reference to the United States. The reference appeared in an editorial in the New York's Troy Post. <BR> <BR> 1822 - Brazil declared its independence from Portugal. <BR> <BR> 1860 - American painter Anna Mary (Robertson Moses) was born in New York. Today it is kn... Mon, 7 Sep 2009 00:00:32 EST This Day In History (September 6) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x28208631 1620 - The Pilgrims left on the Mayflower from Plymouth, England to settle in the New World. <BR> <BR> 1766 - John Dalton was born. The teacher/physicist formulated the atomic theory. <BR> <BR> 1819 - Thomas Blanchard patented a machine called the lathe. <BR> <BR> 1837 - The Oberlin Collegiate Institute of Ohio went co-educational. <BR> <BR> 1860 - Jane Addams was born. She was the founder of Hull House in Chicago and was the first woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize. <BR> <BR> 1876 ... Sun, 6 Sep 2009 00:24:10 EST This Day In History (September 5) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x28191399 1698 - Russia's Peter the Great imposed a tax on beards. <BR> <BR> 1774 - The first session of the U.S. Continental Congress convenes in Philadelphia. The delegates drafted a declaration of rights and grievances, organized the Continental Association, and elected Peyton Randolph as the first president of the Continental Congress. <BR> <BR> 1793 - In France, the "Reign of Terror" began. The National Convention enacted measures to repress the French Revolutionary activities. <BR> <BR> 183... Sat, 5 Sep 2009 00:01:00 EST This Day In History (September 4) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x28169839 0476 - Romulus Augustulus, the last emperor of the western Roman Empire, was deposed when Odoacer proclaimed himself King of Italy. <BR> <BR> 1530 - Russian Czar Ivan "The Terrible" was born. <BR> <BR> 1609 - English navigator Henry Hudson began exploring the island of Manhattan. <BR> <BR> 1776 - Francois Rene Chateaubriand was born. He was a French poet, novelist, statesman, historian and explorer. <BR> <BR> 1781 - Los Angeles, CA, was founded by Spanish settlers. The original name w... Fri, 4 Sep 2009 00:05:53 EST This Day In History (September 3) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x28146148 1189 - England's King Richard I was crowned in Westminster. <BR> <BR> 1658 - Oliver Cromwell died. <BR> <BR> 1783 - The Revolutionary War between the U.S. and Great Britain ended with the Treaty of Paris. <BR> <BR> 1833 - The first successful penny newspaper in the U.S., "The New York Sun," was launched by Benjamin H. Day. <BR> <BR> 1838 - Frederick Douglass boarded a train in Maryland on his way to freedom from being a slave. <BR> <BR> 1895 - The first professional football game wa... Thu, 3 Sep 2009 00:00:35 EST This Day In History (September 2) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x28120989 31 B.C. - The Roman leader Octavian defeated the alliance of Mark Antony and Cleopatra. Octavian, as Augustus Caesar, became the first Roman emperor. <BR> <BR> 0490 - Phidippides of Athens was sent to seek help against the invading Persian Army. The runner was the inspiration for the 26-mile marathon of the Olympic Games in Athens in 1896. <BR> <BR> 1666 - The Great Fire of London broke out. The fire burned for three days destroying 10,000 buildings including St. Paul's Cathedral. Only 6 ... Wed, 2 Sep 2009 00:01:04 EST This Day In History (September 1) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x28094198 1799 - The Bank of Manhattan Company opened in New York City, NY. It was the forerunner of Chase Manhattan. <BR> <BR> 1807 - Former U.S. Vice President Aaron Burr was found innocent of treason. <BR> <BR> 1810 - The first plow with interchangeable parts was patented by John J. Wood. <BR> <BR> 1859 - The Pullman sleeping car was placed into service. <BR> <BR> 1878 - Emma M. Nutt became the first female telephone operator in the U.S. The company was the Telephone Dispatch Company of Bost... Tue, 1 Sep 2009 00:01:30 EST This Day In History (August 31) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x28068186 1823 - Ferdinand VII was restored to the throne of Spain when invited French forces entered Cadiz. The event is known as the Battle of Trocadero. <BR> <BR> 1852 - The first pre-stamped envelopes were created with legislation of the U.S. Congress. <BR> <BR> 1881 - The first tennis championships in the U.S. were played. <BR> <BR> 1886 - 110 people were killed when an earthquake struck Charleston, SC. <BR> <BR> 1887 - The kinetoscope was patented by Thomas Edison. The device was used to ... Mon, 31 Aug 2009 00:01:32 EST History Student http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x28061772 Hi, my name is Brenna. I am an college student majoring in history. History is my passion. I am also trying to make living a healthy life a passion of mine too. I want to be able to feel confident and happy about myself and be able to truly live life to the fullest. Sun, 30 Aug 2009 18:54:31 EST This Day In History (August 30) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x28047307 30 B.C. - Cleopatra, the seventh queen of Egypt, committed suicide. <BR> <BR> 1146 - European leaders outlawed the crossbow. <BR> <BR> 1645 - American Indians and the Dutch made a peace treaty at New Amsterdam. New Amsterdam later became known as New York. <BR> <BR> 1682 - William Penn sailed from England and later established the colony of Pennsylvania in America. <BR> <BR> 1780 - General Benedict Arnold secretly promised to surrender the West Point fort to the British army. <BR> <... Sun, 30 Aug 2009 00:01:25 EST This Day In History (August 29) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x28029649 1533 - Atahualpa, the last Incan King of Peru, was murdered on orders from Spanish conqueror Francisco Pizarro. The Inca Empire died with him. <BR> <BR> 1828 - A patent was issued to Robert Turner for the self-regulating wagon brake. <BR> <BR> 1833 - The "Factory Act" was passed in England to settle child labor laws. <BR> <BR> 1842 - The Treaty of Nanking was signed by the British and the Chinese. The treaty ended the first Opium War and gave the island of Honk Kong to Britain. <BR> <... Sat, 29 Aug 2009 00:00:33 EST This Day In History (August 28) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x28008690 1609 - Delaware Bay was discovered by Henry Hudson. <BR> <BR> 1619 - Ferdinand II was elected Holy Roman Emperor. His policy of "One church, one king" was his way of trying to outlaw Protestantism. <BR> <BR> 1774 - The first American-born saint was born in New York City. Mother Elizabeth Ann Seton was canonized in 1975. <BR> <BR> 1811 - Percy Bysshe Shelley and Harriet Westbrook eloped. <BR> <BR> 1830 - "The Tom Thumb" was demonstrated in Baltimore, MD. It was the first passenger-carr... Fri, 28 Aug 2009 00:01:12 EST This Day In History (August 27) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x27986290 1660 - The books of John Milton were burned in London due to his attacks on King Charles II. <BR> <BR> 1789 - The Declaration of the Rights of Man was adopted by the French National Assembly. <BR> <BR> 1828 - Uruguay was formally proclaimed to be independent during preliminary talks between Brazil and Argentina. <BR> <BR> 1858 - The first cabled news dispatch was sent and was published by "The New York Sun" newspaper. The story was about the peace demands of England and France being met... Thu, 27 Aug 2009 03:23:39 EST This Day In History (August 26) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x27960314 55 B.C. - Britain was invaded by Roman forces under Julius Caesar. <BR> <BR> 1498 - Michelangelo was commissioned to make the "Pieta." <BR> <BR> 1743 - Antoine Lavoisier was born. He was the chemist that proved that the union of oxygen and other chemicals is used in burning, rusting of metals and breathing. <BR> <BR> 1842 - The first fiscal year was established by the U.S. Congress to start on July 1st. <BR> <BR> 1847 - Liberia was proclaimed as an independent republic. <BR> <BR> 18... Wed, 26 Aug 2009 00:00:46 EST This Day In History (August 25) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x27934258 1718 - Hundreds of colonists from France arrived in Louisiana. Some settled in present-day New Orleans. <BR> <BR> 1814 - The U.S. Library of Congress was destroyed by British forces. <BR> <BR> 1825 - Uruguay declared independence from Brazil. <BR> <BR> 1840 - Joseph Gibbons received a patent for the seeding machine. <BR> <BR> 1875 - Captain Matthew Webb swam from Dover, England, to Calais, France making him the first person to swim the English Channel. The feat took about 22 hours. <... Tue, 25 Aug 2009 00:01:03 EST This Day In History (August 24) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x27907968 0079 - Mount Vesuvius erupted killing approximately 20,000 people. The cities of Pompeii, Stabiae and Herculaneum were buried in volcanic ash. <BR> <BR> 0410 - The Visigoths overran Rome. This event symbolized the fall of the Western Roman Empire. <BR> <BR> 1456 - The printing of the Gutenberg Bible was completed. <BR> <BR> 1572 - The Catholics began their slaughter of the French Protestants in Paris. The killings claimed about 70,000 people. <BR> <BR> 1680 - Colonel Thomas Blood died... Mon, 24 Aug 2009 00:01:57 EST This Day In History (August 23) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x27886653 1838 - The first class was graduated from Mount Holyoke Female Seminary in South Hadley, MA. It was one of the first colleges for women. <BR> <BR> 1839 - Hong Kong was taken by the British in a war with China. <BR> <BR> 1858 - "Ten Nights in a Barroom" opened in New York City at the National Theater. It was a melodrama about the evils of drinking. <BR> <BR> 1877 - The Texas outlaw Wes Hardin was captured in near Pensacola, FL. <BR> <BR> 1892 - The printed streetcar transfer was patent... Sun, 23 Aug 2009 00:00:42 EST This Day In History (August 22) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x27869247 1485 - The War of the Roses ended with the death of England's King Richard III. He was killed in the Battle of Bosworth Field. His successor was Henry V II. <BR> <BR> 1567 - The "Council of Blood" was established by the Duke of Alba. This was the beginning of his reign of terror in the Netherlands. <BR> <BR> 1572 - Earl of Northumberland was executed for treason in York, England. <BR> <BR> 1582 - King James VI was captured in the Ruthven raid while he was hunting. He was held captive un... Sat, 22 Aug 2009 00:00:24 EST This Day In History (August 21) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x27849778 1680 - The Pueblo Indians drove the Spanish out and took possession of Santa Fe, NM. <BR> <BR> 1831 - Nat Turner, a former slave, led a violent insurrection in Virginia. He was later executed. <BR> <BR> 1841 - A patent for venetian blinds was issued to John Hampton. <BR> <BR> 1878 - The American Bar Association was formed by a group of lawyers, judges and law professors in Saratoga, NY. <BR> <BR> 1888 - The adding machine was patented by William Burroughs. <BR> <BR> 1912 - Arthur R.... Fri, 21 Aug 2009 04:11:38 EST This Day In History (August 20) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x27824911 1641 - Scotland and Britain signed the Treaty of Pacification. <BR> <BR> 1741 - Danish navigator Vitus Jonas Bering discovered Alaska. <BR> <BR> 1862 - Horace Greeley's "The Prayer of Twenty Millions" was published. <BR> <BR> 1866 - The National Labor Union in the U.S. advocated an eight-hour workday. <BR> <BR> 1866 - It was formally declared by U.S. President Andrew Johnson that the American Civil War was over. The fighting had stopped months earlier. <BR> <BR> 1882 - Tchaikovsky's... Thu, 20 Aug 2009 00:06:14 EST This Day In History (August 19) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x27800900 1692 - Five women and a clergyman were executed after being convicted of witchcraft in Salem, MA. <BR> <BR> 1812 - "Old Ironsides" (the USS Constitution) won a battle against the British frigate Guerriere east of Nova Scotia. <BR> <BR> 1848 - The discovery of gold in California was reported by the New York Herald. <BR> <BR> 1856 - The process of processing condensed milk was patented by Gail Borden. <BR> <BR> 1871 - Orville Wright was born. Orville and his brother Wilbur were the firs... Wed, 19 Aug 2009 00:05:14 EST This Day In History (August 18) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x27776465 1227 - The Mongol conqueror Ghengis Khan died. <BR> <BR> 1587 - Virginia Dare became the first child to be born on American soil of English parents. The colony that is now Roanoke Island, NC, mysteriously vanished. <BR> <BR> 1735 - The "Evening Post" of Boston, MA, was published for the first time. <BR> <BR> 1774 - Merriwether Lewis, U.S. explorer was born. He was the leader of the Lewis & Clark Expedition. <BR> <BR> 1840 - The American Society of Dental Surgeons was founded in New Yo... Tue, 18 Aug 2009 00:00:30 EST This Day In History (August 17) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x27751248 1790 - The capital city of the U.S. moved to Philadelphia from New York City. <BR> <BR> 1807 - Robert Fulton's "North River Steam Boat" (known as the "Clermont") began heading up New York's Hudson River on its successful round-trip to Albany. <BR> <BR> 1815 - Napoleon began serving his exile when he arrived at the island of St. Helena. <BR> <BR> 1835 - Solyman Merrick patented the wrench. <BR> <BR> 1859 - A hot air balloon was used to carry mail for the first time. John Wise left Lafa... Mon, 17 Aug 2009 00:04:22 EST This Day In History (August 16) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x27730763 1777 - During the American Revolutionary War, the Battle of Bennington took place. New England's minutemen routed the British regulars. <BR> <BR> 1812 - Detroit fell to Indian and British troops in the War of 1812. <BR> <BR> 1829 - The "Siamese twins," Chang and Eng Bunker, arrived in Boston, MA. They had come to the Western world to be exhibited. They were 18 years old and joined at the waist. <BR> <BR> 1858 - A telegraphed message from Britain's Queen Victoria to U.S. President Buchan... Sun, 16 Aug 2009 00:03:16 EST This Day In History (August 15) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x27721922 1057 - Macbeth, the King of Scotland, was killed by the son of King Duncan. <BR> <BR> 1848 - The dental chair was patented by M. Waldo Hanchett. <BR> <BR> 1877 - Thomas Edison wrote to the president of the Telegraph Company in Pittsburgh, PA. The letter stated that the word, "hello" would be a more appropriate greeting than "ahoy" when answering the telephone. <BR> <BR> 1911 - The product Crisco was introduced by Procter & Gamble Company. <BR> <BR> 1914 - The Panama Canal was official... Sat, 15 Aug 2009 13:41:54 EST This Day In History (August 14) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x27692676 1248 - The rebuilding of the Cologne Cathedral in Cologne, Germany, began after being destroyed by fire. <BR> <BR> 1756 - Daniel Boone married 16-year-old Rebecca Bryan. <BR> <BR> 1805 - A peace treaty between the U.S. and Tunis was signed on board the USS Constitution. <BR> <BR> 1848 - The Oregon Territory was established. <BR> <BR> 1873 - "Field and Stream" magazine published its first issue. <BR> <BR> 1880 - The Cologne Cathedral in Cologne, Germany was completed after 632 years ... Fri, 14 Aug 2009 00:01:40 EST This Day In History (August 13) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x27669425 1521 - Present day Mexico City was captured by Spanish conqueror Hernando Cortez from the Aztec Indians. <BR> <BR> 1704 - The Battle of Blenheim was fought during the War of the Spanish Succession, resulting in a victory for English and Austrian forces. <BR> <BR> 1792 - French revolutionaries took the entire French royal family and imprisoned them. <BR> <BR> 1784 - The United States Legislature met for the final time in Annapolis, MD. <BR> <BR> 1846 - The American Flag was raised for ... Thu, 13 Aug 2009 00:04:39 EST This Day In History (August 12) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x27645331 1656 - "King Phillip's War" came to an end with the killing of Indian chief King Phillip. The war between the Indians and the Europeans lasted for two years. <BR> <BR> 1851 - Isaac Singer was issued a patent on the double-headed sewing machine. <BR> <BR> 1865 - Disinfectant was used for the first time during surgery by Joseph Lister. <BR> <BR> 1867 - U.S. President Andrew Johnson sparked a move to impeach him when he defied Congress by suspending Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton. <BR>... Wed, 12 Aug 2009 00:01:47 EST This Day In History (August 11) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x27620929 1860 - The first silver mill in America to be successful began. The mill was in Virginia City, NV. <BR> <BR> 1874 - A patent for the sprinkler head was given to Harry S. Parmelee. <BR> <BR> 1877 - The two moons of Mars were discovered by Asaph Hall, an American astronomer. He named them Phobos and Deimos. <BR> <BR> 1896 - Harvey Hubbell received a patent for the electric light bulb socket with a pull-chain. <BR> <BR> 1909 - The American ship Arapahoe became the first to ever use the S... Tue, 11 Aug 2009 00:03:33 EST This Day In History (August 10) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x27595572 1792 - King Louis XVI was taken into custody by mobs during the French Revolution. He was executed the following January after being put on trial for treason. <BR> <BR> 1809 - Ecuador began its fight for independence from Spain. <BR> <BR> 1821 - Missouri became the 24th state to join the Union. <BR> <BR> 1846 - The Smithsonian Institution was chartered by the U.S. Congress. The "Nation's Attic" was made possible by $500,000 given by scientist Joseph Smithson. <BR> <BR> 1856 - In Louis... Mon, 10 Aug 2009 00:04:31 EST This Day In History (August 9) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x27574829 1678 - American Indians sold the Bronx to Jonas Bronck for 400 beads. <BR> <BR> 1790 - The Columbia returned to Boston Harbor after a three-year voyage. It was the first ship to carry the American flag around the world. <BR> <BR> 1831 - The first steam locomotive began its first trip between Schenectady and Albany, NY. <BR> <BR> 1842 - The U.S. and Canada signed the Webster-Ashburton Treaty, which solved a border dispute. <BR> <BR> 1848 - Martin Van Buren was nominated for president b... Sun, 9 Aug 2009 00:02:08 EST This Day In History (August 8) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x27557024 1356 - Edward "the Black Prince" began a raid north from Aquitaine. <BR> <BR> 1588 - The Spanish Armada was defeated by the English fleet ending an invasion attempt. <BR> <BR> 1815 - Napoleon Bonaparte set sail for St. Helena, in the South Atlantic. The remainder of his life was spent there in exile. <BR> <BR> 1844 - After the killing of Joseph Smith, Bringham Young was chosen to lead the Mormons. <BR> <BR> 1866 - African-American explorer Matthew A. Henson was born. Henson, along wit... Sat, 8 Aug 2009 00:03:34 EST This Day In History (August 7) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x27535987 1789 - The U.S. War Department was established by the U.S. Congress. <BR> <BR> 1782 - George Washington created the Order of the Purple Heart. <BR> <BR> 1888 - Theophilus Van Kannel received a patent for the revolving door. <BR> <BR> 1914 - Germany invaded France. <BR> <BR> 1928 - The U.S. Treasure Department issued a new bill that was one third smaller than the previous U.S. bills. <BR> <BR> 1934 - The U.S. Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling striking down the government's... Fri, 7 Aug 2009 00:04:04 EST This Day In History (August 6) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x27512062 1787 - The Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia began. The articles of the U.S. Constitution draft were to be debated. <BR> <BR> 1806 - The Holy Roman Empire went out of existence as Emperor Francis II abdicated. <BR> <BR> 1825 - Bolivia declared independence from Peru. <BR> <BR> 1879 - The first Australian rules football game to be played at night took place at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The game was to promote the introduction of electricity to the city of Melbourne. <BR> <B... Thu, 6 Aug 2009 00:02:14 EST This Day In History (August 5) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x27487871 1833 - The village of Chicago was incorporated. The population was approximately 250. <BR> <BR> 1861 - The U.S. federal government levied its first income tax. The tax was 3% of all incomes over $800. The wartime measure was rescinded in 1872. <BR> <BR> 1864 - During the U.S. Civil War, Union forces led by Adm. David G. Farragut were led into Mobile Bay, Alabama. <BR> <BR> 1884 - On Bedloe's Island in New York Harbor, the cornerstone for the Statue of Liberty was laid. <BR> <BR> 1914 ... Wed, 5 Aug 2009 00:03:29 EST This Day In History (August 7) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x27461554 1735 - Freedom of the press was established with an acquittal of John Peter Zenger. The writer of the New York Weekly Journal had been charged with seditious libel by the royal governor of New York. The jury said that "the truth is not libelous." <BR> <BR> 1753 - George Washington became a Master Mason. <BR> <BR> 1790 - The Revenue Cutter Service was formed. This U.S. naval task force was the beginning of the U.S. Coast Guard. <BR> <BR> 1821 - "The Saturday Evening Post" was published f... Tue, 4 Aug 2009 00:07:28 EST This Day In History (August 3) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x27434284 1492 - Christopher Columbus left Palos, Spain with three ships. The voyage would lead him to what is now known as the Americas. He reached the Bahamas on October 12. <BR> <BR> 1750 - Christopher Dock completed the first book of teaching methods. It was titled "A Simple and Thoroughly Prepared School Management." <BR> <BR> 1880 - The American Canoe Association was formed at Lake George, NY. <BR> <BR> 1900 - Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. was founded. <BR> <BR> 1914 - Germany declared war ... Mon, 3 Aug 2009 00:00:54 EST This Day In History (August 2) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x27412347 1776 - Members of the Continental Congress began adding their signatures to the Declaration of Independence. <BR> <BR> 1782 - George Washington invented the Honorary Badge of Distinction. <BR> <BR> 1791 - Samuel Briggs and his son Samuel Briggs, Jr. received a joint patent for their nail-making machine. They were the first father-son pair to receive a patent. <BR> <BR> 1824 - In New York City, Fifth Avenue was opened. <BR> <BR> 1858 - In Boston and New York City the first mailboxes we... Sun, 2 Aug 2009 00:02:03 EST This Day In History (August 1) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x27393446 1498 - Christopher Columbus landed on "Isla Santa" (Venezuela). <BR> <BR> 1619 - The first black Americans (20) land at Jamestown, VA. <BR> <BR> 1774 - Oxygen was isolated from air successfully by chemist Carl Wilhelm and scientist Joseph Priestly. <BR> <BR> 1779 - Francis Scott Key was born. He was an American composer, attorney, poet, and social worker. He was the composer of the poem "Defence of Fort McHenry" which later became known as the "Star-Spangled Banner." <BR> <BR> 1790 - ... Sat, 1 Aug 2009 00:05:41 EST This Day In History (July 31) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x27370940 1498 - Christopher Columbus, on his third voyage to the Western Hemisphere, arrived at the island of Trinidad. <BR> <BR> 1790 - The first U.S. patent was issued to Samuel Hopkins for his process for making potash and pearl ashes. The substance was used in fertilizer. <BR> <BR> 1792 - The cornerstone of the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia, PA, was laid. It was the first building to be used only as a U.S. government building. <BR> <BR> 1919 - Germany's Weimar Constitution was adopted. <BR> <B... Fri, 31 Jul 2009 00:03:28 EST This Day In History (July 30) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x27353950 1502 - Christopher Columbus landed at Guanaja in the Bay Islands off the coast of Honduras during his fourth voyage. <BR> <BR> 1619 - The first representative assembly in America convened in Jamestown, VA. (House of Burgesses) <BR> <BR> 1729 - The city of Baltimore was founded in Maryland. <BR> <BR> 1733 - The first Freemasons lodge opened in what would later become the United States. <BR> <BR> 1889 - Vladimir Zworykin, called the "Father of Television" was born in Russia. He invented... Thu, 30 Jul 2009 10:23:19 EST This Day In History (July 29) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x27323298 1588 - The English defeated the Spanish Armada in the Battle of Gravelines. <BR> <BR> 1754 - The first international boxing match was held. The 25-minute match was won when Jack Slack of Britain knocked out Jean Petit from France. <BR> <BR> 1773 - The first schoolhouse to be located west of the Allegheny Mountains was built in Schoenbrunn, OH. <BR> <BR> 1786 - "The Pittsburgh Gazette" became the first newspaper west of the Alleghenies to be published. The paper's name was later changed ... Wed, 29 Jul 2009 00:03:19 EST This Day In History (July 28) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x27299092 1540 - King Henry VIII's chief minister, Thomas Cromwell, was executed. The same day, Henry married his fifth wife, Catherine Howard. <BR> <BR> 1794 - Maximilien Robespierre was sent to the guillotine. He was a leading figure in the French Revolution. <BR> <BR> 1821 - Peru declared its independence from Spain. <BR> <BR> 1865 - The American Dental Association proposed its first code of ethics. <BR> <BR> 1866 - The metric system was legalized by the U.S. Congress for the standardization... Tue, 28 Jul 2009 00:00:16 EST This Day In History (July 27) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x27273244 1775 - A postal system was established by the 2nd Continental Congress of the United States. The first Postmaster General was Benjamin Franklin. <BR> <BR> 1788 - New York became the 11th state to ratify the U.S. Constitution. <BR> <BR> 1881 - Thomas Edison and Patrick Kenny execute a patent application for a facsimile telegraph (U.S. Pat. 479,184). <BR> <BR> 1893 - Commercial production of the Addressograph started in Chicago, IL. <BR> <BR> 1907 - The Chester was launched. It was the ... Mon, 27 Jul 2009 00:01:14 EST This Day In History (July 26) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x27253329 0326 - Constantine refused to carry out the traditional pagan sacrifices. <BR> <BR> 1394 - Charles VI of France issued a decree for the general expulsion of Jews from France. <BR> <BR> 1564 - Maximillian II became emperor of the Holy Roman Empire. <BR> <BR> 1587 - Japanese strong-man Hideyoshi banned Christianity in Japan and ordered all Christians to leave. <BR> <BR> 1593 - France's King Henry IV converted from Protestantism to Roman Catholicism. <BR> <BR> 1759 - British forces def... Sun, 26 Jul 2009 00:01:35 EST This Day In Hisory (July 25) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x27235824 1847 - Mormon leader Brigham Young and his followers arrived in the valley of the Great Salt Lake in present-day Utah. <BR> <BR> 1847 - Richard M. Hoe patented the rotary-type printing press. <BR> <BR> 1849 - Georgetown University in Washington, DC, presented its first Doctor of Music Degree. It was given to Professor Henry Dielman. <BR> <BR> 1866 - Tennessee became the first state to be readmitted to the Union after the U.S. Civil War. <BR> <BR> 1923 - The Treaty of Lausanne, which s... Sat, 25 Jul 2009 00:01:58 EST This Day In History (July 24) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x27213774 1847 - Mormon leader Brigham Young and his followers arrived in the valley of the Great Salt Lake in present-day Utah. <BR> <BR> 1847 - Richard M. Hoe patented the rotary-type printing press. <BR> <BR> 1849 - Georgetown University in Washington, DC, presented its first Doctor of Music Degree. It was given to Professor Henry Dielman. <BR> <BR> 1866 - Tennessee became the first state to be readmitted to the Union after the U.S. Civil War. <BR> <BR> 1923 - The Treaty of Lausanne, which s... Fri, 24 Jul 2009 00:02:44 EST This Day In History (July 23) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x27190049 1715 - The first lighthouse in America was authorized for construction at Little Brewster Island, Massachusetts. <BR> <BR> 1827 - The first swimming school in the U.S. opened in Boston, MA. <BR> <BR> 1829 - William Burt patented the typographer, which was the first typewriter. <BR> <BR> 1877 - The first municipal railroad passenger service began in Cincinnati, Ohio. <BR> <BR> 1886 - Steve Brodie, a New York saloonkeeper, claimed to have made a daredevil plunge from the Brooklyn Bridge... Thu, 23 Jul 2009 00:02:25 EST This Day In History (July 22) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x27166761 1376 - The legend of the Pied Piper of Hamelin leading rats out of town is said to have occurred on this date. <BR> <BR> 1587 - A second English colony was established on Roanoke Island off North Carolina. The colony vanished under mysterious circumstances. <BR> <BR> 1796 - Cleveland was founded by Gen. Moses Cleaveland. <BR> <BR> 1798 - The USS Constitution was underway and out to sea for the firs time since being launched on October 21, 1797. <BR> <BR> 1812 - English troops under th... Wed, 22 Jul 2009 04:18:34 EST This Day In History (July 21) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x27140176 1733 - John Winthrop was granted the first honorary Doctor of Law Degree given by Harvard College in Cambridge, MA. <BR> <BR> 1831 - Belgium became independent as Leopold I was proclaimed King of the Belgians. <BR> <BR> 1861 - The first major battle of the U.S. Civil War began. It was the Battle of Bull Run at Manassas Junction, VA. The Confederates won the battle. <BR> <BR> 1873 - Jesse James and his gang pulled off the first train robbery in the U.S. They took $3,000 from the Rock Isl... Tue, 21 Jul 2009 00:04:40 EST This Day In History (July 20) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x27113957 1801 - A 1,235 pound cheese ball was pressed at the farm of Elisha Brown, Jr. The ball of cheese was later loaded on a horse-driven wagon and presented to U.S. President Thomas Jefferson at the White House. <BR> <BR> 1810 - Colombia declared independence from Spain. <BR> <BR> 1859 - Brooklyn and New York played baseball at Fashion Park Race Course on Long Island, NY. The game marked the first time that admission had been charged for to see a ball game. It cost $.50 to get in and the playe... Mon, 20 Jul 2009 00:18:28 EST This Day In History (July 19) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x27093999 1525 - The Catholic princes of Germany formed the Dessau League to fight against the Reformation. <BR> <BR> 1553 - Fifteen-year-old Lady Jane Grey was deposed as Queen of England after claiming the crown for nine days. Mary, the daughter of King Henry VIII, was proclaimed Queen. <BR> <BR> 1788 - Prices plunged on the Paris stock market. <BR> <BR> 1799 - The Rosetta Stone, a tablet with hieroglyphic translations into Greek, was found in Egypt. <BR> <BR> 1848 - The Women's Rights Conven... Sun, 19 Jul 2009 00:10:38 EST This Day In History (July 18) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x27076769 0064 - The Great Fire of Rome began. <BR> <BR> 1536 - The authority of the pope was declared void in England. <BR> <BR> 1743 - "The New York Weekly Journal" published the first half-page newspaper ad. <BR> <BR> 1789 - Robespierre, a deputy from Arras, France, decided to back the French Revolution. <BR> <BR> 1812 - Great Britain signed the Treaty of Orebro, making peace with Russia and Sweden. <BR> <BR> 1830 - Uruguay adopted a liberal constitution. <BR> <BR> 1872 - The Ballot Act ... Sat, 18 Jul 2009 00:10:56 EST This Day In History (July 17) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x27054782 1212 - The Moslems were crushed in the Spanish crusade. <BR> <BR> 1453 - France defeated England at Castillon, France, which ended the 100 Years' War. <BR> <BR> 1762 - Peter III of Russia was murdered. Catherine II the Great took the throne. <BR> <BR> 1785 - France limited the importation of goods from Britain. <BR> <BR> 1815 - Napoleon Bonaparte surrendered to the British at Rochefort, France. <BR> <BR> 1821 - Spain ceded Florida to the U.S. <BR> <BR> 1862 - National cemeteries w... Fri, 17 Jul 2009 00:18:20 EST This Day In History (July 16) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x27030488 1765 - Prime Minister of England Lord Greenville resigned and was replaced by Lord Rockingham. <BR> <BR> 1774 - Russia and the Ottoman Empire signed the treaty of Kuchuk-Kainardji, ending their six-year war. <BR> <BR> 1779 - American troops under General Anthony Wayne capture Stony Point, NY. <BR> <BR> 1790 - The District of Columbia, or Washington, DC, was established as the permanent seat of the United States Government. <BR> <BR> 1791 - Louis XVI was suspended from office until he ... Thu, 16 Jul 2009 00:09:58 EST This Day In History (July 15) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x27006343 1099 - Jerusalem fell to the Crusaders. <BR> <BR> 1410 - Poles and Lithuanians defeated the Teutonic knights at Tannenburg, Prussia. <BR> <BR> 1685 - The Duke of Monmouth was executed in Tower Hill in England, after his army was defeated at Sedgemore. <BR> <BR> 1788 - Louis XVI jailed 12 deputies who protested new judicial reforms. <BR> <BR> 1789 - The electors of Paris set up a "Commune" to live without the authority of the government. <BR> <BR> 1806 - Lieutenant Zebulon Pike began... Wed, 15 Jul 2009 00:23:32 EST This Day In History (July 14) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x26981169 1223 - In France, Louis VIII succeeded his father, Philip Augustus. <BR> <BR> 1430 - Joan of Arc, taken prisoner by the Burgundians in May, was handed over to Pierre Cauchon, the bishop of Beauvais. <BR> <BR> 1456 - Hungarians defeated the Ottomans at the Battle of Belgrade. <BR> <BR> 1536 - France and Portugal signed the naval treaty of Lyons, which aligned them against Spain. <BR> <BR> 1789 - French Revolution began with Parisians stormed the Bastille prison and released the seven p... Tue, 14 Jul 2009 00:13:57 EST This Day In History (July 13) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x26954771 1099 - The Crusaders launched their final assault on Muslims in Jerusalem. <BR> <BR> 1534 - The Ottoman armies captured Tabriz in northwestern Persia. <BR> <BR> 1558 - Led by the court of Egmont, the Spanish army defeated the French at Gravelines, France. <BR> <BR> 1585 - A group of 108 English colonists, led by Sir Richard Grenville, reached Roanoke Island, NC. <BR> <BR> 1643 - In England, the Roundheads, led by Sir William Waller, were defeated by royalist troops under Lord Wilmot i... Mon, 13 Jul 2009 00:03:42 EST This Day In History (July 12) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x26935471 1096 - Crusaders under Peter the Hermit reached Sofia, Bulgaria. There they met their Byzantine escort, which brought them safely the rest of the way to Constantinople. by August 1. <BR> <BR> 1543 - England's King Henry VIII married his sixth and last wife, Catherine Parr. <BR> <BR> 1690 - Protestant forces led by William of Orange defeated the Roman Catholic army of James II. <BR> <BR> 1691 - William III defeated the allied Irish and French armies at the Battle of Aughrim, Ireland. <B... Sun, 12 Jul 2009 00:11:46 EST This Day In History (July 11) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x26918338 1346 - Charles IV of Luxembourg was elected Holy Roman Emperor in Germany. <BR> <BR> 1533 - Henry VIII, who divorced his wife and became head of the church of England, was excommunicated from the Catholic Church by Pope Clement VII. <BR> <BR> 1708 - The French were defeated at Oudenarde, Malplaquet, in the Netherlands by the Duke of Marlborough and Eugene of Savoy. <BR> <BR> 1742 - A papal decree was issued condemning the disciplining actions of the Jesuits in China. <BR> <BR> 1786 - ... Sat, 11 Jul 2009 00:04:32 EST This Day In History (July 10) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x26896686 1609 - The Catholic states in Germany set up a league under the leadership of Maximillian of Bavaria. <BR> <BR> 1679 - The British crown claimed New Hampshire as a royal colony. <BR> <BR> 1747 - Persian ruler Nadir Shah was assassinated at Fathabad in Persia. <BR> <BR> 1776 - The statue of King George III was pulled down in New York City. <BR> <BR> 1778 - In support of the American Revolution, Louis XVI declared war on England. <BR> <BR> 1821 - U.S. troops took possession of Florida... Fri, 10 Jul 2009 01:33:03 EST This Day In History (July 9) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x26879032 0118 - Hadrian, Rome's new emperor, made his entry into the city. <BR> <BR> 0455 - Avitus, the Roman military commander in Gaul, became Emperor of the West. <BR> <BR> 1540 - England's King Henry VIII had his 6-month-old marriage to his fourth wife, Anne of Cleves, annulled. <BR> <BR> 1553 - Maurice of Saxony was mortally wounded at Sievershausen, Germany, while defeating Albert of Brandenburg-Kulmbach. <BR> <BR> 1609 - In a letter to the crown, the emperor Rudolf II granted Bohemia fr... Thu, 9 Jul 2009 10:45:57 EST This Day In History (July 8) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x26848483 1099 - Christian soldiers on the First Crusade march around Jerusalem. <BR> <BR> 1608 - The first French settlement at Quebec was established by Samuel de Champlain. <BR> <BR> 1663 - King Charles II of England granted a charter to Rhode Island. <BR> <BR> 1693 - Uniforms for police in New York City were authorized. <BR> <BR> 1709 - Peter the Great defeated Charles XII at Poltava, in the Ukraine, The Swedish empire was effectively ended. <BR> <BR> 1755 - Britain broke off diplomatic r... Wed, 8 Jul 2009 03:38:29 EST This Day In History (July 7) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x26821224 1754 - Kings College opened in New York City. It was renamed Columbia College 30 years later. <BR> <BR> 1846 - U.S. annexation of California was proclaimed at Monterey after the surrender of a Mexican garrison. <BR> <BR> 1862 - The first railroad post office was tested on the Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad in Missouri. <BR> <BR> 1865 - Four people were hanged in Washington, DC, after being convicted of conspiring with John Wilkes Booth to assassinate U.S. President Lincoln. <BR> <BR... Tue, 7 Jul 2009 00:02:55 EST This Day In History (July 6) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x26795221 1483 - King Richard III of England was crowned. <BR> <BR> 1535 - Sir Thomas More was executed in England for treason. <BR> <BR> 1699 - Captain William Kidd, the pirate, was captured in Boston, MA, and deported back to England. <BR> <BR> 1777 - British forces captured Fort Ticonderoga during the American Revolution. <BR> <BR> 1854 - In Jackson, MI, the Republican Party held its first convention. <BR> <BR> 1858 - Lyman Blake patented the shoe manufacturing machine. <BR> <BR> 1885 - ... Mon, 6 Jul 2009 00:15:38 EST This Day In HIstory (July 5) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x26778370 1806 - A Spanish army repelled the British during their attempt to retake Buenos Aires, Argentina. <BR> <BR> 1811 - Venezuela became the first South American country to declare independence from Spain. <BR> <BR> 1814 - U.S. troops under Jacob Brown defeated a superior British force at Chippewa, Canada. <BR> <BR> 1830 - France occupied the North African city of Algiers. <BR> <BR> 1832 - The German government began curtailing freedom of the press after German Democrats advocate a revolt... Sun, 5 Jul 2009 08:09:55 EST This Day In History (July 4) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x26759833 1712 - Twelve slaves were executed for starting a slave uprising in New York that killed nine whites. <BR> <BR> 1776 - The amended Declaration of Independence, prepared by Thomas Jefferson, was approved and signed by John Hancock, the President of the Continental Congress in America. <BR> <BR> 1802 - The U.S. Military Academy officially opened at West Point, NY. <BR> <BR> 1803 - The Louisiana Purchase was announced in newspapers. The property was purchased, by the U.S. from France, was ... Sat, 4 Jul 2009 00:03:01 EST This Day In History (July 3) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x26741570 1608 - The city of Quebec was founded by Samuel de Champlain. <BR> <BR> 1775 - U.S. Gen. George Washington took command of the Continental Army at Cambridge, MA. <BR> <BR> 1790 - In Paris, the marquis of Condorcet proposed granting civil rights to women. <BR> <BR> 1844 - Ambassador Caleb Cushing successfully negotiated a commercial treaty with China that opened five Chinese ports to U.S. merchants and protected the rights of American citizens in China. <BR> <BR> 1863 - The U.S. Civil ... Fri, 3 Jul 2009 00:30:02 EST This Day In History (July 2) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x26716817 1298 - An army under Albert of Austria defeated and killed Adolf of Nassua near Worms, Germany. <BR> <BR> 1566 - French astrologer, physician and prophet Nostradamus died. <BR> <BR> 1625 - The Spanish army took Breda, Spain, after nearly a year of siege. <BR> <BR> 1644 - Lord Cromwell crushed the Royalists at the Battle of Marston Moor near York, England. <BR> <BR> 1747 - Marshall Saxe led the French forces to victory over an Anglo-Dutch force under the Duke of Cumberland at the Battl... Thu, 2 Jul 2009 00:05:31 EST This Day In History (July 1) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x26690744 0096 - Vespasian, a Roman Army leader, was hailed as a Roman Emperor by the Egyptian legions. <BR> <BR> 1543 - England and Scotland signed the peace of Greenwich. <BR> <BR> 1596 - An English fleet under the Earl of Essex, Lord Howard of Effingham and Francis Vere captured and sacked Cadiz, Spain. <BR> <BR> 1690 - The French defeated the forces of the Grand Alliance at Fleurus in the Netherlands. <BR> <BR> 1798 - Napoleon Bonaparte took Alexandria, Egypt. <BR> <BR> 1847 - The U.S. Po... Wed, 1 Jul 2009 00:09:18 EST This Day In History (June 30) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x26674394 1097 - The Crusaders defeated the Turks at Dorylaeum. <BR> <BR> 1841 - The Erie Railroad rolled out its first passenger train. <BR> <BR> 1859 - Charles Blondin crossed Niagara Falls on a tightrope. <BR> <BR> 1894 - Korea declared independence from China and asked for Japanese aid. <BR> <BR> 1908 - An explosion in Siberia, which knocked down trees in a 40-mile radius and struck people unconscious some 40 miles away. It was believed by some scientists to be caused by a falling fragment ... Tue, 30 Jun 2009 11:17:42 EST This Day In History (June 29) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x26641227 1236 - Ferdinand III of Castile and Leon took Cordoba in Spain. <BR> <BR> 1652 - Massachusetts declared itself an independent commonwealth. <BR> <BR> 1767 - The British Parliament approved the Townshend Revenue Acts. The acts imposed import duties on glass, lead, paint, paper and tea shipped to America. <BR> <BR> 1776 - The Virginia constitution was adopted and Patrick Henry was made governor. <BR> <BR> 1804 - Privates John Collins and Hugh Hall of the Lewis and Clark Expedition were ... Mon, 29 Jun 2009 00:01:53 EST This Day In History (June 28) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x26622099 1635 - The French colony of Guadeloupe was established in the Caribbean. <BR> <BR> 1675 - Frederick William of Brandenburg crushed the Swedes. <BR> <BR> 1709 - The Russians defeated the Swedes and Cossacks at the Battle of Poltava. <BR> <BR> 1776 - American Colonists repulsed a British sea attack on Charleston, SC. <BR> <BR> 1778 - Mary "Molly Pitcher" Hays McCauley, wife of an American artilleryman, carried water to the soldiers during the Battle of Monmouth and, supposedly, took her... Sun, 28 Jun 2009 00:01:37 EST This Day In History (June 27) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x26606201 0363 - The death of Roman Emperor Julian brought an end to the Pagan Revival. <BR> <BR> 1693 - "The Ladies' Mercury" was published by John Dunton in London. It was the first women's magazine and contained a "question and answer" column that became known as a "problem page." <BR> <BR> 1743 - King George II of England defeated the French at Dettingen, Bavaria, in the War of the Austrian Succession. <BR> <BR> 1787 - Edward Gibbon completed "The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire." It was... Sat, 27 Jun 2009 00:01:37 EST This Day In History (June 26) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x26585699 1096 - Peter the Hermit's crusaders forced their way across Sava, Hungary. <BR> <BR> 1243 - The Seljuk Turkish army in Asia Minor was wiped out by the Mongols. <BR> <BR> 1483 - Richard III usurped himself to the English throne. <BR> <BR> 1541 - Francisco Pizarro, the Spanish Conqueror of Peru, was murdered by his former followers. <BR> <BR> 1794 - The French defeated an Austrian army at the Battle of Fleurus. <BR> <BR> 1804 - The Lewis and Clark Expedition reached the mouth of the K... Fri, 26 Jun 2009 00:03:07 EST This Day In History (June 25) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x26568699 0841 - Charles the Bald and Louis the German defeated Lothar at Fontenay. <BR> <BR> 1080 - At Brixen, a council of bishops declared Pope Gregory to be deposed and Archbishop Guibert as antipope Clement III. <BR> <BR> 1580 - The Book of Concord was first published. The book is a collection of doctrinal standards of the Lutheran Church. <BR> <BR> 1658 - Aurangzeb proclaimed himself emperor of the Moghuls in India. <BR> <BR> 1767 - Mexican Indians rioted as Jesuit priests were ordered ho... Thu, 25 Jun 2009 10:34:37 EST This Day In History (June 24) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x26536921 1314 - Scottish forces led by Robert the Bruce won over Edward II of England at the Battle of Bannockburn in Scotland. <BR> <BR> 1340 - The English fleet defeated the French fleet at Sluys, off the Flemish coast. <BR> <BR> 1497 - Italian explorer John Cabot, sailing in the service of England, landed in North America on what is now Newfoundland. <BR> <BR> 1509 - Henry VIII was crowned King of England. <BR> <BR> 1664 - New Jersey, named after the Isle of Jersey, was founded. <BR> <BR>... Wed, 24 Jun 2009 00:03:47 EST This Day In History (June 23) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x26511546 1683 - William Penn signed a friendship treaty with Lenni Lenape Indians in Pennsylvania. <BR> <BR> 1700 - Russia gave up its Black Sea fleet as part of a truce with the Ottoman Empire. <BR> <BR> 1758 - British and Hanoverian armies defeated the French at Krefeld in Germany. <BR> <BR> 1760 - The Austrians defeated the Prussians at Landshut, Germany. <BR> <BR> 1757 - Robert Clive defeated the Indians at Plassey and won control of Bengal. <BR> <BR> 1836 - The U.S. Congress approved th... Tue, 23 Jun 2009 00:08:43 EST This Day In History (June 22) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x26510414 1558 - The French take the French town of Thioville from the English. <BR> <BR> 1611 - English explorer Henry Hudson, his son and several other people were set adrift in present-day Hudson Bay by mutineers. <BR> <BR> 1772 - Slavery was outlawed in England. <BR> <BR> 1807 - British seamen board the USS Chesapeake, a provocation leading to the War of 1812. <BR> <BR> 1815 - Napoleon Bonaparte abdicated a second time. <BR> <BR> 1832 - J.I. Howe patented the pin machine. <BR> <BR> 1868... Mon, 22 Jun 2009 23:03:38 EST This Day In History (June 21) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x26475911 1404 - Owain Glyndwr established a Welsh Parliament at Machynlleth and was crowned Prince of Wales. <BR> <BR> 1788 - The U.S. Constitution went into effect when New Hampshire became the ninth state to ratify it. <BR> <BR> 1834 - Cyrus McCormick patented the first practical mechanical reaper for farming. His invention allowed farmers to more than double their crop size. <BR> <BR> 1859 - Andrew Lanergan received the first rocket patent. <BR> <BR> 1913 - Georgia Broadwick became the firs... Sun, 21 Jun 2009 16:12:23 EST This Day In Hsitory (June 20) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x26460733 Sorry so late all. I've been in bed ill all day... <BR> <BR> <BR> 0451 - Roman and Barbarian warriors brought Attila's army to a halt at the Catalaunian Plains in eastern France. <BR> <BR> 1397 - The Union of Kalmar united Denmark, Sweden, and Norway under one monarch. <BR> <BR> 1756 - In India, 150 British soldiers were imprisoned in a cell that became known as the "Black Hole of Calcutta." <BR> <BR> 1782 - The U.S. Congress approved the Great Seal of the United States. <BR> <BR> 1... Sat, 20 Jun 2009 19:14:47 EST This Day In History (June 19) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x26425431 0240 BC - Eratosthenes estimated the circumference of the Earth using two sticks. <BR> <BR> 1586 - English colonists sailed away from Roanoke Island, NC, after failing to establish England's first permanent settlement in America. <BR> <BR> 1778 - U.S. General George Washington's troops finally left Valley Forge after a winter of training. <BR> <BR> 1821 - The Ottomans defeated the Greeks at the Battle of Dragasani. <BR> <BR> 1846 - The New York Knickerbocker Club played the New York C... Fri, 19 Jun 2009 01:04:02 EST This Day In History (June 18) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x26400593 1155 - Frederick I Barbarossa was crowned emperor of Rome. <BR> <BR> 1429 - French forces defeated the English at the battle of Patay. The English had been retreating after the siege of Orleans. <BR> <BR> 1621 - The first duel in America took place in the Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts. <BR> <BR> 1667 - The Dutch fleet sailed up the Thames toward London. <BR> <BR> 1778 - Britain evacuated Philadelphia during the U.S. Revolutionary War. <BR> <BR> 1812 - The War of 1812 began as the... Thu, 18 Jun 2009 00:03:04 EST This Day In History (June 17) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x26376719 0362 - Emperor Julian issued an edict banning Christians from teaching in Syria. <BR> <BR> 1579 - Sir Francis Drake claimed San Francisco Bay for England. <BR> <BR> 1775 - The British took Bunker Hill outside of Boston. <BR> <BR> 1789 - The Third Estate in France declared itself a national assembly, and began to frame a constitution. <BR> <BR> 1799 - Napoleon Bonaparte incorporated Italy into his empire. <BR> <BR> 1837 - Charles Goodyear received his first patent. The patent was for... Wed, 17 Jun 2009 05:22:55 EST This Day In History (June 16) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x26367774 0455 - Rome was sacked by the Vandal army. <BR> <BR> 1487 - The War of the Roses ended with the Battle of Stoke. <BR> <BR> 1567 - Mary, Queen of Scots, was imprisoned in Lochleven Castle in Scotland. <BR> <BR> 1815 - Napoleon defeated the Prussians at the Battle of Ligny, Netherlands. <BR> <BR> 1858 - In a speech in Springfield, IL, U.S. Senate candidate Abraham Lincoln said the slavery issue had to be resolved. He declared, "A house divided against itself cannot stand." <BR> <BR> 1... Tue, 16 Jun 2009 18:31:45 EST This Day In History (June 15) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x26331653 1215 - King John of England put his seal on the Magna Carta. <BR> <BR> 1381 - The English peasant revolt was crushed in London. <BR> <BR> 1389 - Ottoman Turks crushed Serbia in the Battle of Kosovo. <BR> <BR> 1607 - Colonists in North America completed James Fort in Jamestown. <BR> <BR> 1667 - Jean-Baptiste Denys administered the first fully-documented human blood transfusion. <BR> <BR> 1752 - Benjamin Franklin experimented by flying a kite during a thunderstorm. The result was a li... Mon, 15 Jun 2009 12:47:55 EST This Day In History (June 14) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x26309255 1381 - The Peasant’s Revolt, led by Wat Tyler, climaxed when rebels marched on London. They plundered, burned and captured the Tower of London and killed the Archbishop of Canterbury. The revolt was in response to a statute intended to hold down wages during a labor shortage. <BR> <BR> 1775 - The Continental Army was founded by the Continental Congress for purposes of common defense. This event is considered to be the birth of the United States Army. On June 15, George Washington was appoin... Sun, 14 Jun 2009 15:07:56 EST This Day In History (June 13) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x26286173 1415 - Henry the Navigator, the prince of Portugal, embarked on an expedition to Africa. <BR> <BR> 1777 - The Marquis de Lafayette arrived in the American colonies to help with their rebellion against the British. <BR> <BR> 1789 - Ice cream was served to General George Washington by Mrs. Alexander Hamilton. <BR> <BR> 1825 - Walter Hunt patented the safety pin. Hunt then then sold the rights for $400. <BR> <BR> 1866 - The 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was passed by the U.S. C... Sat, 13 Jun 2009 11:16:44 EST This Day In History (June 12) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x26272147 1099 - Crusade leaders visited the Mount of Olives where they met a hermit who urged them to assault Jerusalem. <BR> <BR> 1442 - Alfonso V of Aragon was crowned King of Naples. <BR> <BR> 1665 - England installed a municipal government in New York. It was the former Dutch settlement of New Amsterdam. <BR> <BR> 1667 - The first human blood transfusion was administered by Dr. Jean Baptiste. He successfully transfused the blood of a sheep to a 15-year old boy. <BR> <BR> 1812 - Napoleon's ... Fri, 12 Jun 2009 17:00:15 EST On This Day (June 11) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x26254406 1346 - Charles IV of Luxembourg was elected Holy Roman Emperor in Germany. <BR> <BR> 1488 - James III of Scotland was murdered after his defeat at the Battle of Sauchieburn, Stirling. He was succeeded by his son James IV. <BR> <BR> 1509 - King Henry VIII married his first of six wives, Catherine of Aragon. <BR> <BR> 1770 - Captain James Cook discovered the Great Barrier Reef off of Australia when he ran aground. <BR> <BR> 1776 - In America, the Continental Congress formed a committee ... Thu, 11 Jun 2009 22:05:31 EST This Day In History (June 9) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x26186894 68 A.D. - Roman Emperor Nero committed suicide. <BR> <BR> 1064 - Coimbra, Portugal fell to Ferdinand, the King of Castile. <BR> <BR> 1534 - Jacques Cartier became the first to sail into the river he named Saint Lawrence. <BR> <BR> 1790 - John Barry copyrighted "Philadelphia Spelling Book." It was the first American book to be copyrighted. <BR> <BR> 1790 - Civil war broke out in Martinique. <BR> <BR> 1860 - The book, "Malaeska, the Indian Wife of the White Hunter" by Mrs. Ann Stevens... Tue, 9 Jun 2009 11:34:14 EST This Day In History (June 8) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x26155449 0452 - Italy was invaded by Attila the Hun. <BR> <BR> 0632 - The prophet Mohammed died. <BR> <BR> 0793 - The Vikings raided the Northumbrian coast of England. <BR> <BR> 1783 - Iceland’s Laki volcano erupted and continued to spew lava for eight months. 9,350 people were killed and famine started and lasted until 1790. <BR> <BR> 1786 - In New York City, commercial ice cream was manufactured for the first time. <BR> <BR> 1790 - The first loan for the U.S. was repaid. The Temporary Loan... Mon, 8 Jun 2009 10:10:07 EST This Day In History (June 7) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x26133482 1494 - Spain and Portugal divided the new lands they had discovered between themselves. <BR> <BR> 1498 - Christopher Columbus left on his third voyage of exploration. <BR> <BR> 1546 - Peace of Ardes ended the war between France and England. <BR> <BR> 1654 - Louis XIV was crowned king of France. <BR> <BR> 1712 - The Pennsylvania Assembly banned the importation of slaves. <BR> <BR> 1775 - The United Colonies changed their name to the United States. <BR> <BR> 1776 - Richard Henry Lee... Sun, 7 Jun 2009 12:45:03 EST This Day In History (June 6) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1561x26109407 1674 - Sivaji crowned himself King of India. <BR> <BR> 1813 - The U.S. invasion of Canada was halted at Stony Creek, Ontario. <BR> <BR> 1833 - Andrew Jackson became the first U.S. president to ride in a train. It was a B&O passenger train. <BR> <BR> 1844 - The Young Men's Christian Association was founded in London. <BR> <BR> 1865 - Confederate raider Wiliam Quantrill died from shot in the back that he received while escaping from a Union patrol near Taylorsville, KY. <BR> <BR> 1882... Sat, 6 Jun 2009 08:04:42 EST