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.
1920 - Fitchburg, Massachusetts Name: Austin Walsh Titles and Terms: Event Type: Census Event Date: 1920 Event Place: Fitchburg Ward 6, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States District: ED 68 Gender: Male Age: 9 Marital Status: Single Race: White Race (Original): White Can Read: Can Write: Relationship to Head of...Read MORE...
1927 - Flood ...A railroad accident was averted at Fitchburg, Mass., early today when police flagged a Boston and Main train after discovering a washout... The Oelwein Daily Register - Iowa - November 4, 1927
1930 - Fitchburg, Massachusetts Name: F Austin Walsh Titles and Terms: Event Type: Census Event Date: 1930 Event Place: Fitchburg, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States District: ED 170 Gender: Male Age: 19 Marital Status: Single Race: White Race (Original): White Relationship to Head of Household: Son Relationship ...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...
1939 - April 30 - World's Fair opens in New York City
1939 - September 1 - World War II begins: Germany invades Poland
September 1, 1939
1940 - Fitchburg, Massachusetts Name: Frederick Walsh Titles and Terms: Event Type: Census Event Date: 1940 Event Place: Ward 6, Fitchburg, Fitchburg City, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States Gender: Male Age: 29 Marital Status: Single Race (Original): White Race: White Relationship to Head of Household...Read MORE...
1940 - May 10 - Winston Churchill becomes Prime Minister of Great Britain
May 10, 1940
1941 - January 13 – All persons born in Puerto Rico since this day are declared U.S. citizens by birth, through U.S. federal law.
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
JFK assassination: Cronkite informs a shocked nation CBS Sunday Morning...Read MORE...
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)
Neil Armstrong's Moon Landing Reading Through History...Read MORE...
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
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
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
2001 - September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks
September 11, 2001
2002 Death of Spouse/Partner Winfred Gallagher died 2 July 2002, Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA
Death 5 November 2003 Leominster, Massachusetts, USA
F. Austin “Austy” Walsh 93
Fitchburg:F. Austin “Austy” Walsh, 93, of 35 Carriageway Drive, Fitchburg, died Wednesday(Nov.5) in HealthAlliance Leominster Hospital, after a brief illness. His wife of 61 years, Winifred G. (Gallagher) Walsh, died in July of 2002. He leaves one sister, Alice Collette of Ashburnham;a sister-in-law, Mary Murray of Leominster;and many nieces, nephews, grandnephews, grandnieces and cousins. He was predeceased by two brothers, Philip and Paul Walsh and one sister, Merriam Walsh. Mr. Walsh was a Stock Clerk at the former General Electric Company in Fitchburg for 24 years, retiring in 1975. He was a member of St. Bernard's(TM)s Parish in Fitchburg, the American Legion Post #10, and was a 1928 graduate of Fitchburg High School. He was a veteran of World War 11, U.S. Army, serving in the 81st Infantry Division as a Private First Class in the Western Pacific-Southern Philippine Theatre. He was born in Fitchburg, on October 27, 1910, a son of the late Frederick and Alice (Malley) Walsh, and lived here all of his life. A Military Funeral will be held on Friday(Nov.7) from the Smith-Mallahy-Masciarelli Funeral Home, 243 Water St., Fitchburg, with a Mass at Noon in St. Bernard's(TM)s Church, 240 Water St., Fitchburg. Burial will be in St. Bernard's(TM)s Cemetery, Fitchburg. Calling hours at the Funeral Home are 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday(Nov.6) www.masciarellifamilyfuneralhomes.net
Age: 93 Given Name: Frederick Middle Name: A Surname: Walsh Name Suffix: Birth Date: 27 Oct 1910 State: Massachusetts Last Place of Residence: Fitchburg, Worcester, Massachusetts Previous Residence Postal Code: 01420 Event Date: 05 Nov 2003
Citing this Record: "United States Social Security Death Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VS87-P62 : accessed 29 January 2016), Frederick A Walsh, 05 Nov 2003; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).
Name: Frederic Austin Walsh Event Type: Death Event Date: 05 Nov 2003 Event Place: Leominster , Massachusetts Certificate Number: Birth Date: 27 Oct 1910 Birthplace: Spouse's Name: Winifred Gallagher Spouse's Death Date: Spouse's Death Place: Spouse's Certificate Number: Spouse's Birth Date: Spouse's Birthplace:
Citing this Record: "Massachusetts Death Index, 1970-2003," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VZTL-B5J : accessed 29 January 2016), Frederic Austin Walsh, 05 Nov 2003; from "Massachusetts Death Index, 1970-2003," database, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2005); citing Leominster , Massachusetts, death certificate number , Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Health Services, Boston.
St. Bernard's Cemetery, Fitchburg, Massachusetts
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