First modern Olympics is held

04/06/2016 0

On April 6, 1896, the first modern Olympic Games are held in Athens, Greece, with athletes from 14 countries participating. The International Olympic Committee met for the first time in Paris in June 1984 and […]

Pocahontas marries John Rolfe

04/05/2016 0

Pocahontas, daughter of the chief of the Powhatan Indian confederacy, marries English tobacco planter John Rolfe in Jamestown, Virginia. The marriage ensured peace between the Jamestown settlers and the Powhatan Indians for several years. In […]

Texas Ranger “Big Foot” Wallace born

04/03/2016 0

The legendary Texas Ranger and frontiersman “Big Foot” Wallace is born in Lexington, Kentucky.In 1836, 19-year-old William Alexander Anderson Wallace received news that one of his brothers had been killed in the Battle of Goliad, […]

Hans Christian Andersen is born

04/02/2016 0

Hans Christian Andersen, one of the world’s greatest storytellers, is born in Odensk, near Copenhagen.During Andersen’s boyhood, his father died, and the child went to work in a factory briefly. However, he showed great talent […]

Eiffel Tower opens

03/31/2016 0

On March 31, 1889, the Eiffel Tower is dedicated in Paris in a ceremony presided over by Gustave Eiffel, the tower’s designer, and attended by French Prime Minister Pierre Tirard, a handful of other dignitaries, […]

President Reagan shot

03/30/2016 0

On March 30, 1981, President Ronald Reagan is shot in the chest outside a Washington, D.C., hotel by a deranged drifter named John Hinckley Jr. The president had just finished addressing a labor meeting at […]

U.S. withdraws from Vietnam

03/29/2016 0

Two months after the signing of the Vietnam peace agreement, the last U.S. combat troops leave South Vietnam as Hanoi frees the remaining American prisoners of war held in North Vietnam. America’s direct eight-year intervention […]

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