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Picturesque America: Or, the Land We Live In. A Delineation by Pen and Pencil of the Mountains, Rivers, Lakes... With Illustr. on Steel and Wood, by Eminent American Artists, Volume 1
William C. Bryant
Appleton, 1872
Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island, USA
Rocky Point, from Warwick Pier

Picturesque America: Or, the Land We Live In. A Delineation by Pen and Pencil of the Mountains, Rivers, Lakes... With Illustr. on Steel and Wood, by Eminent American Artists, Volume 1
William C. Bryant
Appleton, 1872


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America/USA  John Albert  Baker

  (b. 9 January 1912Rhode Island, USA   d. January 1981Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island, USA )  

John Albert Baker was born 9 January 1912 in Rhode Island, USA. John Albert Baker was the child of Harry Baker and Leah Anna McDermott and the grandchild of: (paternal)  John Baker and Jane Davis

He married  Lillian Elsie Holmander .  The couple had (at least) 5 children. Lillian Elsie Holmander  was born 18 March 1917 in Hyde Park, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA .  She died 9 June 2013 in West Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island, USA . 

John Albert Baker died January 1981 in Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island, USA.

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America/USA George H Baker (b.21 December 1939, Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, USA  d. 30 September 2000, )

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9 January 1912
Rhode Island, USA

Invention1913 - The assembly line is invented (Henry Ford, United States)

Invention1913 - The bra is invented (Mary Phelps Jacob, United States)

U.S. Presidents1913 - March 4 - Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924) becomes 28th President of the United States
Wilson became the 28th president of the United States, serving two consecutive terms in the White House, from 1913 to 1921. During his time in office, Wilson faced many challenges at home and abroad, ...Read MORE...

USA1913 - 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 -

USA1913 - October 31 – The Lincoln Highway, the first automobile road across the United States, is dedicated.
New Route Across Continent Will Be Inaugurated With Many Celebrations in Towns Touched by It.
New York, Oct. 31. - Dedication of the Lincoln Highway, the new direct r...Read MORE...

USA1913 - December 23 – The Federal Reserve System is created as the central banking system of the United States by Woodrow Wilson's signature of the Federal Reserve Act.

Click here to go to - December 23, 1913

USA1914 - Woodrow Wilson signs a Mother's Day proclamation.
President Wilson Acts on Joint Resolution of Congress

Washington, May 9. - President Wilson today approved a joint resolution setting apart tomorro...Read MORE...

World History1914 - August 1 - World War I begins: Germany declares war on Russia and France and invades Belgium

The Great War (

August 1, 1914 - ...

1915 Rhode Island State Census
Name: A John Baker
Residence: Warwick, E.D. 028, Kent, Rhode Island
Age in years: 3
Estimated birth year: 1912
Birthplace: U S
Relationship to head-of-household: Son
Gender: Male
Race: White
Father's birthplace: U S
Mother's birthplace: U S
Page letter: O
Line number: 48
Film number: 176...

USA1915 - The Rocky Mountain National Park is established by an act of the United States Congress.

Congress has just set aside 700 square miles of mountainous region near Denver which will hereafter be known as the Rocky Mountain National park....Read MORE...

USA1915 - January 25 - First United States coast-to-coast long-distance telephone call,
facilitated by a newly invented vacuum tube amplifier, ceremonially inaugurated by Alexander Graham Bell in New York City and his former assistant Thomas A. Watson, in San Francisco, California. (Wiki...Read MORE...

World History1915 - 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.

Click here to go to - May 7, 1915

USA1916 - On May 30, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a presidential proclamation establishing a national Flag Day on June 14. - May 30, 1916

USA1917 - March 2 – The enactment of the Jones Act grants Puerto Ricans United States citizenship.
Citizenship for Porto Ricans.
From the New York Herald.

With the passage of the new government bill by the Senate yesterday all doubts of the future status of Puerto Ricans are removed. American c...Read MORE...

USA1917 - April 6 – WWI: The United States declares war on Germany.

World War I: Entry Of The United States (

U.S. At War
...

USA1917 - May 21 - The Great Atlanta fire of 1917 takes place.
Fire In Atlanta Razes 100 Blocks; Loss $2,000,000
Wide Residence Area in Northeast Swept by Flames Starting in Storage Building.
Soldiers Called To Aid
Dynamite Used Vainly to Prevent Blaze Reachin...

USA1917 - June 5 – WWI: Conscription begins in the United States.
But He Must Register on Tuesday or Go to Jail

Eagle Bureau, 901 Colorado Building.

Washington, June 2 - As a betting ...

USA1918 - March 19 – The United States Congress establishes time zones and approves daylight saving time (DST goes into effect on March 31).
Getting Used to the "Daylight Saving" Time.

"Daylight saving" is now a law, if not a fact, and as both the government and railroads are to adopt the new system, and most factories, the public will ...Read MORE...

World History1918 - October 31 – The Hungarian government terminates the personal union with Austria, officially dissolving the Austro-Hungarian empire.

Click here to go to - October 31, 1918

USA1919 - February 26 – Grand Canyon National Park: An act of the United States Congress establishes most of the Grand Canyon as a United States National Park.

The senate bill to make the Grand Canyon a national park was passed last Monday and sent to conference. In the area set aside are 996 square mile...Read MORE...

USA1919 - June 4 – Women's rights: The United States Congress approves the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which would guarantee suffrage to women, and sends it to the U.S. states for ratification.

Reading Through History (


World History1919 - June 28 - The Treaty of Versailles is signed, blaming Germany for World War I and creating a League of Nations
World War I (1914-1918) was finally over. This first global conflict had claimed from 9 million to 13 million lives and caused unprecedented damage. Germany had formally surrendered on November 11, 19...Read MORE...

USA1919 - October 28 – Prohibition in the United States is authorized:

Roots of PROHIBITION The Time is Now (Ken Burns) (

The Un...

1920 Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island
Name: John A Baker
Event Type:
Event Year: 1920
Event Place: , Kent, Rhode Island
Gender: Male
Age: 8
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Birthplace: Rhode Island
Birth Year (Estimated): 1912
Relationship to Head of Household: Son
Father's Birthplace:
Mother's Birthplace:
Ho...

USA1920 - January 17 - Prohibition goes into effect on January 17, 1920, under the provisions of the 18th Amendment to the United States Constitution.
'Cans' and 'Can'ts' of Amendment
Dry Amendment 'Cans' and 'Can'ts'

Here are some of the things you can do under a prohibition amendment and title 2 of the Volstead enforcement act, effective at 12...Read MORE...

U.S. Presidents1921 - March 4 - Warren G. Harding (1865-1923) becomes 29th President of the United States
When the 1920 convention was deadlocked between Leonard Wood and Frank O. Lowden, Harding became the dark-horse nominee on his solemn affirmation that there was no reason in his past that he should no...Read MORE...

Invention1923 to 1927 - Television is invented (Vladimir Kosma Zworykin (Russia), Philo Taylor Farnsworth (United States))

U.S. Presidents1923 - August 2 - Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933) becomes 30th President of the United States
After Warren Harding's death Vice-President Coolidge became President and handled the Washington scandals with care and finally managed to save the Republican Party from public blame for the widesprea...Read MORE...

USA1924 - June 2 - Congress Granted Citizenship to All Native Americans Born in the U.S.
Citizenship Given Indians
- Long Beach Press -

Every native-born Indian in this country is made a citizen of the United States by act of President Coolidge in signing the Indian Citizenship measu...Read MORE...

1925 Rhode Island State Census
Name: Albert J Baker
Residence: Warwick, E.D. 027, Kent, Rhode Island
Age: 13
Estimated birth date: 1912
Place of Birth: Rhode Island
Relationship to Head of Household: Son
Gender: Male
Race: White
Page number: 38
Line number: 24
GSU Film Number: 1769932
Family Number: 297
Collection: Rh...

Invention1926 - The aerosol can is invented (Erik Rotheim, Norway)

USA1926 - November 11 – U.S. Route 66 is established.

Traveling Route 66
Smithsonian Channel (
Click here to go to - November 11, 1926

USA1927 - May 20–21 – Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo, nonstop transatlantic airplane flight, carried out from New York City to Paris, France, in his single-engined aircraft, the Spirit of St. Louis.

The Lindbergh Story by Questar Video (


Invention1928 - Sliced bread (bread slicing machine) is invented by Otto Frederick Rohwedder (United States)

World History1929 - February 11 - Independent State of Vatican City created by Lateran Treaty
Lateran Concordat of 1929
On February 11th, 1929, an historic treaty was signed between the Italian Government and the Vatican re-establishing the political power and diplomatic standing of the Catho...Read MORE...

USA1929 - St Valentine's Day Massacre
Gunmen of Alphonse Capone (1899-1947) murder seven rival Chicago mobsters in the "St. Valentine's Day Massacre." resources/ state-history-timeline/ illinois.html - February 14, 1929

U.S. Presidents1929 - March 4 - Herbert Hoover (1874-1964) becomes 31st President of the United States
In the election of 1928, Hoover overwhelmed Gov. Alfred E. Smith of New York, the Democratic candidate and the first Roman Catholic to run for the presidency. He soon faced the worst depression in the...Read MORE...

USA1929 - October 24–29 – Wall Street Crash of 1929: Three multi-digit percentage drops wipe out more than $30 billion from the New York Stock Exchange (10 times greater than the annual budget of the federal government).

1929 : The Great Crash.
Mary Kelley (

In the 1920s, th...

1930 Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island
Name: John Baker
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1930
Event Place: Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island
Gender: Male
Age: 18
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Birthplace: Rhode Island
Birth Year (Estimated): 1912
Immigration Year:
Relationship to Head of Household: Son
Father's Birthp...

Invention1930 - Scotch tape is invented (Richard Drew (3M), United States)

World History1930 - February 18 - Pluto is discovered
Pluto was discovered at the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona, by astronomer Clyde W. Tombaugh.

The existence of an unknown ninth planet was first proposed by Percival Lowell, who theorized ...Read MORE...

USA1930 - July 7 - Construction begins on the Hoover Dam (originally known as the Boulder Dam)

The Story of Hoover Dam
The Best Film Archives ( MORE...

Invention1931 - The paper towel is invented (Arthur Scott, United States)

USA1931 - March 3 – The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the United States National anthem.
WASHINGTON - March 3 - (AP) - The Senate today passed and sent to the House a bill to make "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem. The bill was approved without debate afte...Read MORE...

USA1931 - May 1 - The Empire State Building Opens
President Herbert Hoover pressed a button in Washington, D.C., and on came the lights in the world's tallest skyscraper. Before that, the Chrysler Building briefly held the record at 1046 feet.

St...

USA1932 - May 20–May 21 – Amelia Earhart flies from the USA to Derry, Northern Ireland in 14 hours 54 minutes.
Amelia Earhart is First Woman to Fly Atlantic Ocean Alone

New York, May 21. (AP) - Word was received here this afternoon that Mrs. Putnam had taken off in her own plane for London.

Culmore, Irel...

U.S. Presidents1933 - March 4 - Franklin D. Roosevelt (1822-1945) becomes 32nd President of the United States - The only President to be elected four times.
In 1932, Roosevelt received the Democratic nomination for president and immediately launched a campaign that brought new spirit to a weary and discouraged nation. He defeated Hoover by a wide margin. ...Read MORE...

USA1933 - March, The Great Depression: President Franklin D. Roosevelt declares a "Bank holiday", closing all United States banks and freezing all financial transactions.

The Causes of The Great Depression
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USA1933 - April 5 - President of the United States Franklin D. Roosevelt declares a national emergency and issues Executive Order 6102, making it illegal for U.S. citizens to own substantial amounts of monetary gold or bullion.
Issues A New Call For Gold
Roosevelt Orders Return to Federal Reserve Banks of All Amounts over $100 Held by Individuals.
Treasury to Issue licenses Permitting Use of Gold in Nec...Read MORE...

USA1933 - April 19 – The United States officially goes off the gold standard.
U.S. Off the Gold Standard
First Time in Half Century

United States' Action in Leaving Gold Standard Felt Over the World
(By The Associated Press).

The first official departure of the United S...

USA1933 - 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.

Click here to go to - November 8, 1933

USA1933 - December 5 – The 21st Amendment to the United States Constitution is passed, repealing Prohibition.
Obey Rum Law, F.D.R. Urges
WASHINGTON, Dec. 5. (AP) - President Roosevelt late today signed a proclamation declaring the prohibition amendment had been repealed.

In the proclamation, the president...

Invention1934 - The metal beverage can is invented (American Can Co., United States)

USA1934 - 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. - April 12, 1934

1935 Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island
name: John A Baker
event: Census
event date: 1935
event place: Kent, Rhode Island, United States
residence: , Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island
street address:
gender: Male
marital status: Married
race: White
head of household - number in family:
birth date: 09 Jan 1912
birthplace: Rhode Isla...

USA1935 - Dust Bowl: The great dust storm in the United States hits eastern New Mexico and Colorado, and western Oklahoma the hardest.

Weather History: 1935 Black Sunday Dust Storm

LIFE IN ...

USA1935 - August 14 – United States President Franklin Roosevelt signs the Social Security Act into law.
Roosevelt Sees New Steps To Social Security For Nation
WASHINGTON, Aug. 15. (AP). - President Roosevelt, embarking the government on the New Deal's vast social security program, forsees further socia...Read MORE...

USA1935 - September 30 - Roosevelt Dedicates Boulder Dam (later to be known as Hoover Dam)
Government Spending Is To Be Ended
Private Industry Mus Now Maintain Recovery Pay Says F.R.

by Frederick A. Storm
United Press White House Correspondent

BOULDER DAM, Nev., Sept. 30 (U.P.) - Go...

USA1937 - 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 well...Read MORE...

USA1937 - July 2 - Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan disappear after taking off from New Guinea during Earhart's attempt to become the first woman to fly around the world.
First Attempt at Hazardous Trip Halted by Accident
First Plan to Fly Westward Changed to Eastward Itinerary

WASHINGTON, July 2 (AP) ...

News1938 - Hurricane killed about 600, caused signifcant damages

The Great Hurricane of 1938 - History Channel (

A great ...

Invention1938 - The ballpoint pen is invented (Lazlo Biro, Hungary)

Invention1938 - October 27 - Du Pont announces a name for its new synthetic yarn: "nylon".

Click here to go to - October 27, 1938

USA1938 - October 24 - The minimum wage is established by law in the United States.

Click here to go to - October 24, 1938

USA1939 - April 30 - World's Fair opens in New York City

World History1939 - September 1 - World War II begins: Germany invades Poland

British Pathé (
September 1, 1939

1940 Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island
name: John A Baker
titles & terms:
event: Census
event year: 1940
event place: Smithfield Town, Providence, Rhode Island, United States
gender: Male
age: 28
marital status: Married
race (original): White
race (standardized): White
relationship to head of household (original): Head
relati...

World History1940 - May 10 - Winston Churchill becomes Prime Minister of Great Britain

May 10, 1940

USA1941 - January 13 – All persons born in Puerto Rico since this day are declared U.S. citizens by birth, through U.S. federal law.

Click here to go to - January 13, 1941

USA1941 - December 7 - Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor
Attack on Pearl Harbor: Aircraft flying from Imperial Japanese Navy carriers launch a surprise attack on the United States fleet at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, thus drawing the United States into World Wa...Read MORE...

USA1941 - December 8 - WWII: President of the United States Franklin D. Roosevelt delivers his "Infamy Speech"

WarArchives (

President of the United States Franklin D. ...

World History1941 - December 11 - Germany and Italy declare war on the United States. The U.S. responds in kind.

Click here to go to - December 11, 1941

USA1942 - February 2 – WWII: President of the United States Franklin D. Roosevelt signs an executive order directing the internment of Japanese Americans and the seizure of their property.

This Was Life for Japanese-Americans During WWII
Smithsonian Channel (www...

USA1942 - June 4–June 7 – WWII: The Battle of Midway: The Japanese naval advance in the Pacific is halted.

Battle of Midway: The American Counterattack

Naval History and Heritage Command ( - June 7, 1942

USA1942 - November 28 - Cocoanut Grove fire: A fire in the Cocoanut Grove night club in Boston, Massachusetts, kills 491.

Boston, Nov. 30 (AP) - A tiny match flame in the hands o...Read MORE...

USA1942 - December 1 – Gasoline rationing begins in the United States.
License Numbers To Be on Coupons

When individuals obtain their basic "A" gasoline rationing book, they must write their license number and states in which the automobile was registered on the back ...Read MORE...

USA1943 - February 7 – WWII: In the United States, it is announced that shoe rationing will go into effect in 2 days.
Steps in Rationing Listed

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 (AP) - Step forward in your last pair of unrationed shoes and consider 13 months of rationing in the United States -

Tires came first. A buying wave...

USA1943 - Penicillin first used successfully to treat a patient

Changes Method Of War On Germs; Pales "Glory" Of Sulfa

By Howard W. Blakeslee
NEW YORK, Aug. 2. - (AP) - A new era in medicine, the conquest of germs by interf...Read MORE...

Invention1944 - Sunscreen is invented (Benjamin Green, United States)

World History1944 - June 6 - WWII – D-Day:

Archive Video Of The D-Day Normandy Landings
Sky News (

...

Invention1945 - The atomic bomb is invented (J. Robert Oppenheimer, et al., United States)

U.S. Presidents1945 - April 12 - Harry S. Truman (1884-1972) becomes 33rd President of the United States
Elected vice president in 1944, Truman became president upon Roosevelt's sudden death in April 1945 and was immediately faced with the problems of winding down the war against the Axis and preparing t...Read MORE...

World History1945 - August 6 – WWII: Atomic bombing of Hiroshima: A United States B-29 Superfortress, the Enola Gay, drops an atomic bomb, codenamed "Little Boy", on Hiroshima, Japan, at 8:15 a.m. (local time).
Blasting of Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Kills 150,000
...All Living Things Seared To Death, Tokyo Says

OKINAWA, Aug. 8 - (NS) - At least 150,000 Japanese were estimated today to have been killed Monday...Read MORE...

World History1945 - August 9 - Atomic bombing of Nagasaki: A United States B-29 Bomber, Bockscar, drops an atomic bomb, codenamed "Fat Man", on Nagasaki, Japan, at 11:02 a.m. (local time).
Another Atomic Bomb Dropped on Enemy City
Important Kyushu City of Nagasaki Struck With 'Good Results'; Other B29s Leave Four Major Targets Afire

GUAM, Aug. 9 (AP) - The world's most destructive f...Read MORE...

World History1945 - September 2 - World War II ends

The Best Film Archives (

Japan Surrend...

World History1947 - February 25 - The German state of Prussia is officially abolished by the Allied Control Council.

Click here to go to - February 25, 1947

World History1948 - The State of Israel is officially created

Invention1948 - Velcro is invented (George de Mestral, Switzerland)

World History1949 - Communists under Mao assume power in China

World History1949 - The Soviet Union successfully detonates an atomic weapon

USA1950 - 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

Click here to go to - January 31, 1950

World History1950 - June 25 - Korean War begins when North Korean forces invade South Korea
Armed forces from communist North Korea smash into South Korea, setting off the Korean War. The United States, acting under the auspices of the United Nations, quickly sprang to the defense of South K...Read MORE...

USA1953 - Dr. Jonas Salk, University of Pittsburg, announced successful testing of polio vaccine webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ patimeln.htm -

U.S. Presidents1953 - 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. Adla...Read MORE...

World History1953 - 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 armisti...Read MORE...

News1954 - Hurricane Carol struck, 19 killed, 3,800 homes lost, over $90,000,000 in damages

NBC 10 WJAR ( webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ ritimeln.htm -

At least five persons were killed today as Hurricane Carol swept across the heavily populated center of Long Island ans smashed into southern New England.

Four bodies were washed up on Oakland Beac...

World History1957 - October 4 - USSR launches Sputnik 1 - Space race begins

Launch of Sputnik 1 - CBS News -

Russian People Tickled P...

USA1958 - NASA formed

USA1960 - Civil Rights Act of 1960

USA1961 - Vietnam War officially begins with 900 military advisors landing in Saigon

World History1961 - East Germany begins construction of the Berlin Wall

U.S. Presidents1961 - January 20 - John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) becomes 35th President of the United States
On November 22, 1963, when he was hardly past his first thousand days in office, John Fitzgerald Kennedy was killed by an assassin's bullets as his motorcade wound through Dallas, Texas. Kennedy was t...Read MORE...

USA1962 - Cuban Missile Crisis

USA1962 - April 21 - Seattle World's Fair (Century 21 Exposition) opens resources/ state-history-timeline/ washington.html - April 21, 1962

USA1963 - I Have a Dream Speech - Martin Luther King's Address at March on Washington August 28, 1963.

U.S. Presidents1963 - Novmember 22 - Lyndon B. Johnson (1908-1973) becomes 36th President of the United States following the assassination of John F. Kennedy
At the height of his power as Senate leader, Johnson sought the Democratic nomination for president in 1960. When he lost to John F. Kennedy, he surprised even some of his closest associates by accept...Read MORE...

USA1963 - November 22 - American President John F. Kennedy assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas

JFK assassination: Cronkite informs a shocked nation
CBS Sunday Morning (ww...

USA1964 - Civil Rights Act of 1964

USA1964 - April 22 - World's Fair opens in New York City

USA1965 - Vietnam War - First U.S. ground combat forces arrive in South Vietnam

USA1968 - Civil Rights Act of 1968

Invention1968 - The ATM is invented (Don Wetzel, United States)

USA1968 - Marin Luther King, Jr. Killed

CBS News (

April 4, 1968: U.S. civil rights leader Martin...

USA1968 - Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy assassinated on June 6 in Los Angeles

U.S. Presidents1969 - January 20 - Richard M. Nixon (1913-1994) becomes 37th President of the United States

January 20, 1969

World History1969 - July 20 - Apollo 11 - Man lands on the moon

Neil Armstrong's Moon Landing
Reading Through History (

...

USA1970 - 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...

USA1970 - Kent State shootings - May 4 - Kent, Ohio

USA1972 - Watergate

USA1973 - March 29 – The last United States soldier leaves Vietnam.

March 29, 1973

USA1974 - Richard Nixon resigns Presidency over Watergate

U.S. Presidents1974 - August 9 - Gerald R. Ford (1913-2006) becomes 38th President of the United States after the resignation of Richard M. Nixon

August 9, 1974

U.S. Presidents1977 - January 20 - Jimmy Carter (1924 - ) becomes 39th President of the United States

January 20, 1977

USA1977 - Elvis Presley dies, August 16, 1977, in Memphis, Tennessee, USA

August 16, 1977

USA1979 - Iran hostage crisis begins

USA1979 - Three Mile Island nuclear accident - March 28

World History1979 - May 4 - Margaret Thatcher becomes the first female prime minister of Great Britain

May 4, 1979

USA1980 - May 18 - Mount Saint Helens (in Washington State) erupted spewing ash and smoke sixty-three thousand feet into the air. Heavy ash covered the ground to the immediate northwest, and small particles were carried to the Atlantic coast.


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, sen...Read MORE...

January 1981
Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island, USA

Quidnessett Memorial Cemetery
North Kingstown
Washington County
Rhode Island, USA

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