24 November 1925
1929 - St Valentine's Day Massacre
Gunmen of Alphonse Capone (1899-1947) murder seven rival Chicago mobsters in the "St. Valentine's Day Massacre."
www.e-referencedesk.com/ resources/ state-history-timeline/ illinois.html - February 14, 1929
1933 - November 8 – New Deal: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt unveils the Civil Works Administration, an organization designed to create jobs for more than 4 million of the unemployed.
www.wikipedia.org - November 8, 1933
1934 - April 12 - Winds atop Mount Washington, NH, averaged 186 mph for five minutes, with a peak gust of 231 mph, the highest wind speed ever clocked in the world.
WeatherForYou.com - April 12, 1934
1937 - May 6 – Hindenburg disaster:
In the United States, the German airship Hindenburg bursts into flame when mooring to a mast in Lakehurst, New Jersey. Of the 36 passengers and 61 crew on board, 13 passengers and 22 crew die, as...Read MORE...
1938 - October 24 - The minimum wage is established by law in the United States.
www.wikipedia.org - October 24, 1938
1939 - April 30 - World's Fair opens in New York City
1941 - January 13 – All persons born in Puerto Rico since this day are declared U.S. citizens by birth, through U.S. federal law.
www.wikipedia.org - January 13, 1941
1942 - June 4–June 7 – WWII: The Battle of Midway: The Japanese naval advance in the Pacific is halted.
Naval History and Heritage Command (www.youtube.com) - June 7, 1942
1950 - January 31 - President Harry S. Truman orders the development of the hydrogen bomb, in response to the detonation of the Soviet Union's first atomic bomb in 1949
www.wikipedia.org - January 31, 1950
1953 - Dr. Jonas Salk, University of Pittsburg, announced successful testing of polio vaccine
www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ patimeln.htm -
1958 - NASA formed
1960 - Civil Rights Act of 1960
The Civil Rights Act of 1960 (enacted May 6, 1960) was a United States federal law that established federal inspection of local voter registration polls and introduced penalties for anyone who...Read MORE...
1961 - Vietnam War officially begins with 900 military advisors landing in Saigon
1962 - April 21 - Seattle World's Fair (Century 21 Exposition) opens
www.e-referencedesk.com/ resources/ state-history-timeline/ washington.html - April 21, 1962
1962 - Cuban Missile Crisis
1963 - I Have a Dream Speech - Martin Luther King's Address at March on Washington August 28, 1963.
1964 - April 22 - World's Fair opens in New York City
1964 - Civil Rights Act of 1964
This act, signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson on July 2, 1964, prohibited discrimination in public places, provided for the integration of schools and other public facilities, and made...Read MORE...
1965 - Vietnam War - First U.S. ground combat forces arrive in South Vietnam
1968 - Civil Rights Act of 1968
Also known as the Fair Housing Act of 1968
Congress passed the act in an effort to impose a comprehensive solution to the problem of unlawful discrimination in housing based on race, color, sex,...Read MORE...
1968 - Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy assassinated on June 6 in Los Angeles
1969 - January 20 - Richard M. Nixon (1913-1994) becomes 37th President of the United States
January 20, 1969
1970 - April 22 - The First Earth Day
Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin was disturbed that an issue as important as our environment was not addressed in politics or by the media, so he created the first Earth Day, on April 22, 1970. An ...Read MORE...
1970 - Kent State shootings - May 4 - Kent, Ohio
1972 - Watergate
1973 - March 29 – The last United States soldier leaves Vietnam.
March 29, 1973
Equal Credit Opportunity Act of 1974
Equal Credit Opportunity Act passes in the US. Until then, banks required single, widowed or divorced women to bring a man along to cosign any credit application, regardless of their income. They...Read MORE...
1974 - Richard Nixon resigns Presidency over Watergate
1974 - August 9 - Gerald R. Ford (1913-2006) becomes 38th President of the United States after the resignation of Richard M. Nixon
August 9, 1974
1977 - Elvis Presley dies, August 16, 1977, in Memphis, Tennessee, USA
August 16, 1977
1977 - January 20 - Jimmy Carter (1924 - ) becomes 39th President of the United States
January 20, 1977
1979 - Iran hostage crisis begins
1979 - Three Mile Island nuclear accident - March 28
1981 - Attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan by John Hinckley
President Ronald Reagan nominates Sandra Day O’Connor to be the first woman on the Supreme Court, 1981
1981 - January 20 - Ronald Reagan (1911-2004) beomes 40th President of the United States
January 20, 1981
Joan Benoit wins the first women’s Olympic Marathon, 1984
At the 1984 Summer Games in Los Angeles, Joan Benoit (today known as Joan Benoit Samuelson) finished the first-ever women’s marathon in 2:24.52.
1986 - Iran-Contra scandal breaks
1986 - Space Shuttle Challenger accident
1987 Death of Spouse/Partner
Eleanor M Egan died 22 December 1987, New Britain, Connecticut, USA
1989 - January 20 - George H. W. Bush (1924 - ) becomes 41st President of the United States
January 20, 1989
1991 - Gulf War
1991 - U.S. led coalition defeats Iraqi military forces and liberates Kuwait in Operation Desert Storm
1992 - Hurricane Andrew causes devastation in Florida and Louisiana
1993 - World Trade Center bombing
1993 - January 20 - William J. Clinton (1946 - ) becomes 42nd President of the United States
January 20, 1993
1995 - Oklahoma City bombing
1997 - NASA spacecraft Mars Pathfinder lands on Mars
Madeleine Albright becomes the first female Secretary of State, 1997
2001 - Invasion of Afghanistan Operation "Enduring Freedom"
2001 - January 20 - George W. Bush (1946 - ) becomes 43rd President of the United States
January 20, 2001
10 January 2002
New Britain, Connecticut, USA
VARASCONI, LEO 24 Nov 1925 10 Jan 2002 (V) 76 06053 (New Britain, Hartford, CT) (none specified) Connecticut 046-14-4810
January 12, 2002
Leo Varasconi of New Britain
Leo Varasconi of New Britain died Thursday at New Britain General Hospital. He was 76.
He was born in Cortona, Italy, and immigrated to New Britain when he was 2 years old. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and graduated from the University of Hartford with a degree in business administration. In 1950, he joined Putnam & Co. in New Britain, which later became Advest Inc., where he had been a broker for almost 52 years, serving as vice president.
He was a charter member of the New Britain Evening Lions and a past president and charter member of Unico International as well as the New Britain Chapter of Unico. In 1995, he was named man of the year by the New Britain chapter. He taught investment courses and served on the alumni board of the University of Hartford. He was a member of the New Britain Economic Development Commission and the Wethersfield Country Club.
He is survived by his wife, Maureen Pitts Varasconi; two daughters, LeeAnn Varasconi of Simsbury and Mary B. Nichols of St. Petersburg, Fla.; a son, John S. Whitecage Jr. of St. Petersburg; a sister, Rose Rivizza of West Hartford; five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church, New Britain. Burial with military honors will be in St. Mary Cemetery, New Britain. Calling hours are Sunday from 3 to 8 p.m. at New Britain Memorial/Sagarino Funeral Home, 444 Farmington Ave., New Britain.
Donations may be made to the George Bray Cancer Center, c/o New Britain General Hospital, 100 Grand St., New Britain, CT 06052.
St Mary's Cemetery, New Britain, Connecticut