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.
1923 - September 17 – Berkeley Fire: A major fire in Berkeley, California, erupts, consuming some 640 structures, including 584 homes in the densely built neighborhoods north of the campus of the University of California.
1930 Name: Richard Nixon Titles and Terms: Event Type: Census Event Year: 1930 Event Place: Whittier, Los Angeles, California, United States District: 1552 Gender: Male Age: 17 Marital Status: Single Race: White Race (Original): White Relationship to Head of Household: Son Relationship to...Read MORE...
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1933 - March 15 - The Dow Jones Industrial Average rises from 53.84 to 62.10. The day's gain of 15.34%, achieved during the depths of the Great Depression, remains to date as the largest 1-day percentage gain for the index.
1934 - The metal beverage can is invented (American Can Co., United States)
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
1934 - Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade established in New York City
1935 - March 19 – Harlem Riot of 1935: A race riot breaks out in Harlem (New York City) after a rumor circulates that a teenage Puerto Rican shoplifter in the S. H. Kress & Co. department store has been brutally beaten.
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...
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...
1953 - November - Residents of New York City suffered through ten days of smog resulting in 200 deaths.
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
February 13th to 19th, 1959 - Some of the higher elevations of California were in the midst of a five day storm which produced 189 inches of snow, a single storm record for North America.
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
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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 - The ATM is invented (Don Wetzel, United States)
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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...
1972 - Hurricane Agnes June 22 1:00 p.m. EDT (18:00 UTC) – Tropical Storm Agnes makes landfall near New York City, New York with winds of 65 mph (105 km/ h). www.wikipedia.org -
1973 - March 29 – The last United States soldier leaves Vietnam.
March 29, 1973
1973 - April 4 – The World Trade Center officially opens in New York City with a ribbon cutting ceremony.
April 4, 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
1977 - July 13 - Lightning struck a key electrical transmission line in Westchester County of southeastern New York State plunging New York City into darkness.
WeatherForYou.com - July 13, 1977
1979 - Iran hostage crisis begins
1979 - Three Mile Island nuclear accident - March 28
1979 - May 4 - Margaret Thatcher becomes the first female prime minister of Great Britain
Vancouver, Wash. (UPI) - Mount St. Helens exploded in a giant, killer eruption Sunday that blew 600 feet off its summit, set off huge forest fires,...Read MORE...
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 - First reported case of AIDS
1981 - Voyager 2 reaches Saturn
1981 - Personal Computer introduced
1981 - January 20 - Ronald Reagan (1911-2004) beomes 40th President of the United States
January 20, 1981
1982 - The camcorder is invented (Sony Corp., Japan)
1983 - The laptop computer is invented (Radio Shack Corp., United States)
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. history.com -
1989 - In response to massive protests, the East German government allows East Berliners to cross into West Berlin. The dismantling of the Berlin Wall begins shortly after.
1989 - The World Wide Web is invented at CERN (Tim Berners-Lee, UK)
1989 - January 20 - George H. W. Bush (1924 - ) becomes 41st President of the United States
January 20, 1989
1990 - German reunification officially completed according to the constitution of the Federal Republic of Germany
1990 - Iraq invades Kuwait, beginning the Persian Gulf War
1991 - Gulf War
1991 - U.S. led coalition defeats Iraqi military forces and liberates Kuwait in Operation Desert Storm
1991 - Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as President of the Soviet Union; Effective legal dissolution of the U.S.S.R.
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
Death 22 April 1994 Manhattan, New York, USA (New York City) (New Amsterdam)
Age: 81 Given Name: Richard Middle Name: M Surname: Nixon Name Suffix: Birth Date: 09 Jan 1913 State: California Last Place of Residence: Westchester, New York Previous Residence Postal Code: 10708 Event Date: 22 Apr 1994
"United States Social Security Death Index," Database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V3G2-9YM : accessed 28 June 2015), Richard M Nixon, 22 Apr 1994; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).
Name: President Richard Milhous Nixon Titles and Terms: President Event Type: Obituary Event Date: 23 Apr 1994 Event Place: Colorado, United States Gender: Male Age: 81 Relationship to Deceased: Deceased Birth Date: 09 Jan 1913 Birthplace: Yorba Linda, , California Death Date: 22 Apr 1994 Death Place: New York City, , New York
Spouse and Children Thelma Or Pat Ryan Nixon Wife Female Tricia Cox Daughter Female Julie Eisenhower Daughter Female
Parents and Siblings Francis Nixon Father Male Hannah Nixon Mother Female
Extended Family Edward Cox Son-in-Law Male Christopher Cox Grandson Male David Eisenhower Son-in-Law Male Jenny Eisenhower Grandchild Female Alex Eisenhower Grandchild Male Melanie Eisenhower Grandchild Female
Others on Record Clinton Nonrelative Unknown Hillary Clinton Nonrelative Unknown Reagan Nonrelative Unknown Deng Xiaoping Nonrelative Unknown Mikhail Gorbachev Nonrelative Unknown Boris Yeltsin Nonrelative Unknown Billy Graham Nonrelative Male Dwight D Eisenhower Nonrelative Unknown John F Kennedy Nonrelative Unknown Hubert Humphrey Nonrelative Male George Wallace Nonrelative Male George Mcgovern Nonrelative Male Gerald Ford Nonrelative Male
"United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014," Database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV5G-MD2L : accessed 28 June 2015), President Richard Milhous Nixon, Colorado, United States, 23 Apr 1994; from "Recent Newspaper Obituaries (1977 - Today)," database, GenealogyBank.com (http://www.genealogybank.com : 2014); citing , born-digital text.
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