1894 - Pullman strike The Pullman Strike was a nationwide railroad strike in the United States in the summer of 1894. It pitted the American Railway Union (ARU) against the Pullman Company, the main railroads, and the...Read MORE...
February 12, 1899 - Washington D.C. hit 15 degrees below zero.
February 14, 1899 - A great blizzard struck the eastern U.S. Washington D.C. received 20.5 inches of snow to bring their total snow depth to nearly three feet.
1900 Name: Dwight Eisenhower Titles and Terms: Event Type: Census Event Year: 1900 Event Place: Abilene city Ward 1-2, Dickinson, Kansas, United States District: 28 Gender: Male Age: 10 Marital Status: Single Race: White Race (Original): W Relationship to Head of Household: Son Relationship ...Read MORE...
1903 - June 16 - Ford Motor Company is incorporated in Detroit, Michigan
1903 - October - First World Series The 1903 World Series was the first modern World Series to be played in Major League Baseball. It matched the Boston Americans of the American League against the Pittsburgh Pirates of the National...Read MORE...
1909 - March 4 - William Howard Taft (1857-1930) becomes 27th President of the United States When Teddy Roosevelt prepared to retire his presidency, this popular and influential politician promoted Taft as the next Republican president. Taft was elected president in 1908, serving one term. www.americaslibrary.gov - March 4, 1909
1909 - March 4 - Though fair weather was forecast, President Taft was inaugurated amidst a furious storm. About ten inches of wet snow disrupted travel and communications. The storm drew much criticism against the U.S. Weather Bureau.
1910 -The Boy Scouts of America was incorporated on February 8, 1910, under the laws of the District of Columbia, by W. D. Boyce. On June 21, 1910, 34 national representatives of boys’ work agencies met to establish the Boy Scouts of America
1913 - July 10 - The mercury hit 134 degrees at Greenland Ranch in Death Valley, CA, the hottest reading of record for the North American continent. Sandstorm conditions accompanied the heat. The high the previous day was 129 degrees, following a morning low of 93 degrees. The Weather Channel -
1915 - May 7 – WWI: Sinking of the RMS Lusitania: British ocean liner RMS Lusitania is sunk by Imperial German Navy U-boat U-20 off the south-west coast of Ireland, killing 1,198 civilians en route from New York to Liverpool.
1922 - "The Knickerbocker Storm" January 27-28, 1922 The Knickerbocker Storm battered the upper South and middle Atlantic United States for two days, dumping a record-breaking 28 inches of snow on Washington, D.C. But by the...Read MORE...
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...
1937 - July 2 - A guard takes his place at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Washington, D.C.; continuous guard has been maintained there ever since.
1939 - April 30 - World's Fair opens in New York City
1939 - September 1 - World War II begins: Germany invades Poland
September 1, 1939
1939 - September 4 - A thunderstorm deluged Washington D.C. with 4.4 inches of rain in two hours. September of that year was very dry across much of the nation, and Washington D.C. received more rain in that two hour period than most other places in the country that entire month. WeatherForYou.com -
1939 - November 15 – In Washington, D.C., U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt lays the cornerstone of the Jefferson Memorial.
1953 - January 20 - Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969) becomes 34th President of the United States At the Republican convention of 1952 in Chicago, Eisenhower won the presidential nomination on the first ballot in a close race with Sen. Robert A. Taft of Ohio. In the election, he defeated Gov. Adlai E. Stevenson of Illinois.
Through two terms, Eisenhower hewed to moderate domestic policies....Read MORE...
1953 - Dr. Jonas Salk, University of Pittsburg, announced successful testing of polio vaccine
1953 - July 27 - Korean War ends After three years of a bloody and frustrating war, the United States, the People's Republic of China, North Korea, and South Korea agree to an armistice, bringing the Korean War to an end. The...Read MORE...
MOSCOW (AP) - The Russian people are tickled pink that their scientists have grabbed the lead from the Americans in the satellite field. But ...Read MORE...
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
1961 - East Germany begins construction of the Berlin Wall
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
1967 - September 20 - Hurricane Beulah moved into South Texas, and torrential rains from the hurricane turned the rich agricultural areas of South Texas into a large lake. Hurricane Beulah also spawned a record 115 tornadoes.
WeatherForYou.com - September 20, 1967
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 - The ATM is invented (Don Wetzel, United States)
1968 - Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy assassinated on June 6 in Los Angeles
Death 28 March 1969 Washington, DC, USA
Name: Dwight D Eisenhower Event Type: Death Event Date: 28 Mar 1969 Event Place: , United States And Territory Province: Military Tour Date: Casualty Category: Non-Battle Dead Affiliate Battle Code: Casualty Status Note: Non-Hostile Dead: Died Of Illness/Disease Previous Casualty Status Note: Previous Casualty Country: Military Previous Casualty Group: Report Number: Casualty Number: 5301 Military Classification or Dependant: Military Category: Military Rank: General Of The Army Military Specialty: Social Security Number: 3822 Military Service Branch: Military Commission Source: Military Command: Military Component: Regular Religion: Marital Status: Unknown Gender: Unknown Race: Caucasian Birth Date: Residence Place: Affiliate Publication Title: Records of Deceased, Wounded, Ill, or Injured Army Personell, Including Dependents and Civilian Employees, created 1/1/1961-12/1981. Affiliate ARC Identifier: 641697
"United States Casualties of Army Personnel, Dependents and Civilian Employees, 1961-1981," Database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KXCH-F5V : accessed 28 June 2015), Dwight D Eisenhower, 28 Mar 1969; citing Death, , NARA NAID 641697, National Archives at College Park, Maryland.
Name: Dwight David Eisenhower Maiden Name: Event Type: Burial Event Date: 1969 Event Place: Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, United States of America Photograph Included: Birth Date: 14 Oct 1890 Death Date: 28 Mar 1969 Affiliate Record Identifier: 7379 Cemetery: National Museum of Health and Medicine
"Find A Grave Index," Database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVJ1-BTZN : accessed 28 June 2015), Dwight David Eisenhower, 1969; Burial, Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, United States of America, National Museum of Health and Medicine; citing record ID 7379, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.
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