for
The Taiwanese Flag The Taiwanese Flag

MARCH 29

The Taiwanese Flag The Taiwanese Flag

 
 

Taiwan
 
Teaching - there can be no finer calling requiring the clearest demonstration of moral and ethical behavior.
Ira Shull, For the Love of Teaching
 
Why do you teach? Let Us Know. Tell Us about your most memorable teacher.
 
 



Presidential Proclamations






Gnus for Kidz

Who Am I?









 
5-Minute Quests Today's 5-Minute Quest

Answers to all questions can be found on this page or by using links provided on this page.
Good Luck!
5-Minute Quests
BEGINNERS

1. Who married Clark Gable on this date in 1939? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

2. Who opened London's Royal Albert Hall on this date in 1871? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

3. According to the Internet Broadway Database, which actress played the role of Anna Leonowens when The King and I opened on Broadway on this date in 1951? (hint: you will need to use a link found on this page)

Use all of these letters to spell the name of a writer born on this date:
REB MALARIA
INTERMEDIATE

1. Who was the woman found guilty of espionage on this date in 1951? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

2. According to the National Women's Hall of Fame, in what year was Barbara Jordan first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives? (hint: you will need to use a link found on this page)

3. According to the WTA, on what date was Jennifer Capriati most recently ranked as the #1 women's tennis player in the world? (hint: you will need to use a link found on this page)

Use all of these letters to spell the title of a hit production in which Pearl Bailey appeared (according to Women's International Center):
JAMES CONNER
EXPERT
(hint: all three questions will require you to use a link found on this page)

1. According to Writer's Almanac, how long had it been since Viking Press had last accepted an unsolicited manuscript before it accepted Judith Guest's manuscript for Ordinary People?

2. According to the National Academy of Sciences, what were Ruth Sager's two careers?

3. According to the Women's International Center, to what organization did Pearl Bailey serve as the United States Goodwill Ambassador?

Use all of these letters to spell the title of a novel by Judith Guest (according to Book Rags):
CONVENE SHADE
 
National Women's History Month
 
Separation Bar
Judith Guest
Judith Guest
Born on This Date 1936

[Gale Group]

American Authors


Ruth Sager
[National Academy of Sciences]


Genetics


Pearl Bailey
Born on This Date 1888

[Indiana University]

Popular Singer/Vocalist

Barbara Jordan
Barbara Jordan


Stateswoman


Jennifer Capriati
Born on This Date 1976

[The Australian Open]

Tennis

 
Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan
Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma
Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming
Icon
Icon
Central African Republic: Boganda Day
(Remembrance of President Barthélémy Boganda's death: 03/29/1959)
Central African Republic U.S. Department of State United Nations
Madagascar: Memorial Day
(Remembrance of those who died in uprising against the French: 03/29/1947)
Madagascar U.S. Department of State Country Studies
Taiwan: Youth Day
(Remembrance of the deaths of 72 young revolutionaries in China in 1911)
Taiwan Child Advocacy U.S. Expedia Taiwan Info
United States: Mom and Pop Business Owners' Day
(In recognition of husbands and wives who work together to support family businesses)
Family Business Merriam-Webster
Calendar
Children's Authors & Illustrators
1956 Sucie Stevenson (Connecticut-born Children's Author, Illustrator) Connecticut Authors & Illustrators Primary Children's Authors American Artists
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1831 Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr (English-American Religious Writer, Novelist) English Authors & Illustrators Religion
1886 Howard Lindsay (New York-born Playwright, Actor: 1946 Pulitzer Prize, 1959 Tony Award) Howard Lindsay Plays Actors 1946 Pulitzer Prize for Drama: State of the Union 1959 Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement
1895 Ernst Jünger (German Novelist, Essayist) German Authors & Illustrators
1936 Judith Guest (Detroit-born Novelist) Judith Guest
1950 Rudy Wilson (Mississippi-born Novelist) Mississippi Authors & Illustrators
Classical Composers and Performing Artists
1902 William Walton (English Composer) English Composers Composers
1906 E. Power Biggs (English Organist, Composer) E. Power Biggs Pipe Organ English Composers
Artists, Architects and Designers
1869 Edwin Lutyens (English Architect) English Artists and Architects Architecture Historic UK
Scientists, Mathematicians and Inventors
1561 Santorio Santorio (Italian Physician; Introduced Use of Precision Instruments in Medicine) Italian Scientists and Mathematcians Medicine
1853 Elihu Thomson (English-American Engineer, Inventor, Electricity Pioneer) English Scientists and Mathematcians Inventors and Inventions Electricity Technology and Society
Business Leaders
1888 James E. Casey (Nevada-born Founder of United Parcel Service) Nevada UPS
1918 Sam Walton (Oklahoma-born Founder of Wal-Mart) Sam Walton Wal-Mart
Military Leaders
1823 William G. Le Duc (Ohio-born Union General) Ohio Military Figures American Civil War Minnesota Historical Society
Philosopher, Educators, Religious Leaders
1849 Josiah Shinn (Arkansas-born Educator, Author, Historian) Arkansas Political and Social Leadets Educators of Note American Authors Akansas History Commission
Political and Social Leaders
1790 John Tyler (Virginia-born 10th President of the United States) Virginia Political and Social Leadets John Tyler The American Presidency
1916 Eugene McCarthy (Minnesota-born U.S. Senator, Candidate for President of the United States)  Eugene McCarthy U.S. Congress The American Presidency
1929 Lennart Meri (President of Estonia) Estonian Authors & Illustrators
1933 Stanley Mogoba (South African President of the Pan African Congress) Africa  South African Political and Social Leaders South African History
1943 John Major (Prime Minister of England) English Political and Social Leaders
Performing Artists
1905 Philip Ahn (California-born Actor) California Performing Artists Actors
1918 Pearl Bailey (Virginia-born African-American Singer, Actress) Pearl Bailey Popular Musicians African-American Performing Artists
1943 Eric Idle (English Actor) English Performing Artists Actors Film Television
1956 LaToya Jackson (Indiana-born African-American Singer) Indiana Performing Artists Popular Musicians African-American Studies
1968 Lucy Lawless (New Zealand Actress) New Zealand Performing Artists Actors Television Internet Movie Database
Sports Figures
1867 Cy Young (Ohio-born Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame; Namesake of the Cy Young Award) Ohio Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame Biography.com New York Times
1917 Man O' War (Race Horse) Horse Racing
1925 Emlen Tunnell (Pennsylvania-born African-American Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Pennsylvania Sports Figures Football Hall of Fame African-American Studies African American Registry
1944 Denny McLain (Chicago-born Major League Baseball Player) Chicago Sports Figures Baseball
1945 Walt Frazier (Georgia-born African-American Member of the Basketball Hall of Fame) Georgia Sports Figures Basketball Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures University of Georgia
1952 Teofilo Stevenson (Cuban Olympic Boxing Champion) Cuban Sports Figures Boxing The Olympic Games
1955 Earl Campbell (Texas-born African-American Member of the Football Hall of Fame) Texas Sports Figures Football Hall of Fame African-American Studies
1956 Kurt Thomas (Indiana born Member of the Gymnastics Hall of Fame) Indiana Sports Figures Gymnastics Hall of Fame The Olympic Games
1976 Jennifer Capriati (New York City-born Professional Tennis Player) Jennifer Capriati Tennis
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1788 Charles Wesley (English Hymnist) English Composers and Songwriters Composers and Songwriters Religious Leaders and Theologians
1789 Thomas Collins (Governor of Delaware: Died in Office) Delaware Political and Social Leaders State of Delaware
1792 King Gustavus the Third of Sweden (King of Sweden: Assassinated ) Swedish Political and Social Leaders Writer's Almanac
1824 Return J. Meigs, Jr., (Governor of Ohio) Ohio Political and Social Leaders Ohio Historical Society
1848 John Jacob Astor (German-American Business Leader, Entrepreneur ) John Jacob Astor American Business Leaders
1891 Georges Seurat (French Artist) Georges Seurat Artists
1912 Robert Falcon Scott (English Explorer) Robert Falcon Scott Antarctica
1959 Barthelemy Boganda (First President, Central African Republic) Central African Republic
1973 Fannie Cobb Carter (West Virginia-born African-American Educator) West Virginia Political and Social Leaders Educators of Note African-American Political and Social Leaders West Virginia
1985 Marc Chagall (Russian Artist) Marc Chagall Artists
1988 Dulcie September (South African Political Leader: Assassinated in Paris, France) South African Political and Social Leader South African History
1997 Ruth Sager (Chicago-born Geneticist) Ruth Sager Genetics Cancer
1999 Joe Williams (Georgia-born African-American Blues Singer) Joe Williams Blues and Jazz African-American Performing Artists University of Georgia
2009 Maurice Jarre (French Film Composer) Maurice Jarre Composers Filmmakers
Helen Levitt (New York City-born Photographer) Helen Levitt Photography
Historically Significant Events Historically Significant Events
Historic Events of the 1600s that Occurred on this Date
1461 Over 28,000 Die as Henry V's Lancastrians Are Crushed in the Battle of Towton, N Yorkshire Great Britain Henry V War Death Historic UK
Historic Events of the 1600s that Occurred on this Date
1638 Swedish Settlers Establish First Permanent Settlement in Delaware (Wilmington) Sweden Wilmington, Delaware Colonial of Delaware Wilmington, Delaware State of Delaware
Historic Events of the 1700s that Occurred on this Date
1776 George Washington Appoints Massachusetts' Israel Putnam Commander of Troops in New York Massachusetts Military Figures New York Military Figures George Washington American Revolution The History Channel
1795 Beethoven Makes His First Public Performance in Vienna at Age of 24 Ludwig von Beethoven Classical Composers Beethoven Website
1797 Mary Wollstonecraft Marries William Godwin English Authors Authors The History Channel
Historic Events of the 1800s that Occurred on this Date
1804
Travelling with Lewis and Clark

Clark: It is a very cloudy morning. All people are working to prepare for the voyage up the Missouri. Captain Louis arrived at 4 o'clock from St. Louis.
Missouri Illinois Camp DuBois University of Kentucky
1805
Travelling with Lewis and Clark

Clark: The obstickle broke away above & the ice came dow in great quantites the river rose 13 inches the last 24
hours I observed extrodanary dexterity of the Indians in jumping from one Cake of ice to another, for the purpose of Catching the buffalow as they float down maney of the Cakes of ice which they pass over are not two feet Square. The Plains are on fire in view of the fort on both Sides of the River, it is Said to be common for the Indians to burn the Plains near
their villages every Spring for the benifit of ther horse, and to induce the
Buffalow to come near to them.

[The carcasses of buffalo drowned in the river were an important source of meat for the tribes of the upper Missouri, and a fairly advanced state of decomposition added to the attraction.]

Lewis & Clark Map: 10/14/04
Lewis & Clark Corps of Discovery Fort Mandan Map Native American Tribes

The Lewis and Clark Trail University of Nebraska

1806
Travelling with Lewis and Clark

Lewis: We set out early this morning and proceeded along the side of Deer Island; halted at 10 A. M. near its upper point and breakfasted. here we were joined by three men of the Clan-nah-min-na-mun nation. the upper point of this Island may be esteemed the lower side or commencement of the Columbian valley.

after breakfast we proceeded on and at the distance of 14 miles from our encampment of the last evening

on the North side of the columbia a little above the entrance of this inlet a considerable river discharges itself. this stream the natives call the Cah-wâh-na-hi-ooks. it is 150 yards wide and at present discharges a large body of water, tho' from the information of the same people it is not navigable but a short distance in consequence of falls and rappids a tribe called the Hul-lu-et-tell reside on this river above it's entr.—

at the distance of three miles above the entrance of the inlet on the N. side behind the lower point of an island we arrived at the village of the Cath-lah-poh-tle wich consists of 14 large wooden houses. here we arrived at 3 P. M.

the language of these people as well as those on the inlet and wappetoe Island differs in some measure from the nations on the lower part of the river. tho' many of their words are the same, and a great many others with the
difference only of accent. the form of their houses and dress of the men, manner of living habits customs &c as far as we could discover are the same.

the floors of most of their houses are on a level with the surface of the earth tho' some of them are sunk two or 3 feet beneath. the internal arrangement of their houses is the same with those of the nations below. they are also fond of sculpture. various figures are carved and painted on the peices which support the center of the roof, about their doors and beads.

they had large quantities of dryed Anchovies strung on small sticks by the gills and others which had been first dryed
in this manner, were now arranged in large sheets with strings of bark and hung suspended by poles in the roofs of their houses; they had also an abundance of sturgeon and wappetoe; the latter they take in great quantities from the neighbouring bonds, which are numerous and extensive in the river bottoms and islands. the wappetoe
[bulb of the Sagitifolia or common arrow head, which grows in great abundance in the marshey ground of that butifull and fertile vally on the Columbia] furnishes the principal article of traffic with these people which they dispose of to the nations below in exchange for beads cloth and various articles. the natives of the Sea coast and lower part of the river will dispose of their most valuable articles to obtain this root.

they have a number of large symeters [Scimitar, curved Oriental sword] of Iron from 3 to 4 feet long which hang by the heads of their beads; the blade of this weapon is thickest in the center tho' thin even there. all it's edges are sharp and it's greatest width which is about 9 inches from the point is about 4 inches. this is a formidable weapon.

they have heavy bludegeons of wood made in the same form nearly which I presume they used for the same purpose before they obtained metal.

we purchased a considerable quantity of wappetoe, 12 dogs, and 2 Sea otter skins of these people. they were very hospitable and gave us anchovies and wappetoe to eat. notwithstanding their hospitality if it deserves that appellation, they are great begers, for we had scarcely finished our repast on the wappetoe and Anchovies which they voluntarily
set before us before they began to beg.

we gave them some small articles as is our custom on those occasions with which they seemed perfectly satisfyed.
we gave the 1st Cheif a small medal, which he soon transfered to his wife.

after remaining at this place 2 hours we set out & continued our rout between this island, which we now call Cath-lah-poh-tle after the nation, and the Lard shore. at the distance of 2 miles we encamped in a small prarie on the main shore, having traveled 19 miles by estimate.

the river rising fast. great numbers of both the large and small swans, gees and ducks seen today. the former are very abundant in the ponds where the wappetoe is found, they feed much on this bulb. the female of the duck which was described yesterday is of a uniform dark brown with some yellowish brown intermixed in small specks on the back neck and breast. the garter snakes are innumerable, & are seen entwined arround each other in large bundles of forty of fifty lying about in different directions through the praries. the frogs are croaking in the swams and marhes; their notes do not differ from those of the Atlantic States; they are not found in the salt marshes near the entrance of the river. heared a large hooting owl hollowing this evening. saw several of the crested fishers and some of the large and small black-birds.—


Clark: we Set out very early this morning and proceeded to the head of deer island and took brackfast. the morning
was very cold wind Sharp and keen off the rainge of Mountains to the East Covered with snow.

the river is now riseing very fast and retards our progress very much as we are compelled to keep out at Some
distance in the Curent to clear the bushes, and fallin trees and drift logs makeing out from the Shore. dureing the time we were at Brackfast a Canoe with three Indians of the Clan-nar-min-na-mon Nation came down, one of those men was dressed in a Salors Jacket & hat & the other two had a blanket each,

we proceeded on to the lower point of the Said island accompanied by the 3 Indians, & were met by 2 canoes of nativs of the quath-lah-pah-tal who informed us that the chanel to the N E of the Island was the proper one. we prosued their advice and Crossed into the mouth of the Chah-wah-na-hi-ooks River which is about 200 yards wide and a great portion of water into the columbia at this time it being high. The indians inform us that this river is crouded with rapids after Some distance up it.

Several tribes of the Hul-lu-et-tell Nation reside on this river. at 3 oClock P. M. we arived at the Quath lah pah tle Village of 14 Houses on main Shore to the N E. Side of a large island. those people in their habits manners Customs and language differ but little from those of the Clatsops and others below.

here we exchanged our deer Skins killed yesterday for dogs, and purchased others to the Number of 12 for provisions for the party, as the deer flesh is too poore for the Men to Subsist on and work as hard as is necessary. I also purchased a Sea Otter robe. we purchased wappatoe and Some pashaquar roots.

gave a Medal of the Small Size to the principal Chief, and at 5 oClock reembarked and proceeded up on the N E. of
an Island to an inlet about 1 mile above the village and encamped on a butifull grassy plac, where the nativs make a portage of their Canoes and Wappato roots to and from a large pond at a Short distance.

in this pond the nativs inform us they Collect great quantities of pappato, which the womin collect by getting into the water, Sometimes to their necks holding by a Small canoe and with their feet loosen the wappato or bulb of the root from the bottom from the Fibers, and it imedeately rises to the top of the water, they Collect & throw them into the Canoe, those deep roots are the largest and best roots.

Great numbers of the whistling Swan, Gees and Ducks in the Ponds.

Soon after we landed 3 of the nativs came up with Wappato to Sell a part of which we purchased. they Continued but
a Short time. our men are recoverey fast.

Willard quite well & Bratten much Stronger.

we made 15 miles to day only.

Lewis & Clark Corps of Discovery Lewis & Clark Map: 11/07/05 Clark County, Washington Native Americans
The Lewis and Clark Trail University of Nebraska
1806 Congress Appropriates First $30,000 for the Cumberland Road U.S. Congress Economics The History Channel
1813 Texas Rebels Defeat Spanish Royalists at the Battle of Rosillo Southeast of San Antonio Spain Texas War Texas State Historical Association
1827 20,000 Attend Beethoven's Burial in Vienna Austria Ludwig von Beethoven Classical Composers Beethoven Website
1847 Winfield Scott's Troops Capture Vera Cruz, Mexico Mexico Winfield Scott Mexican-American War Descendants of Mexican War Veterans New York Times
1848 An Ice Jam Up River Dries Up Niagara Falls for 30 Hours Niagara Falls Library of Congress
1855 Minnesota's Republicans Hold Their First Formal Meeting, Discussing Their Strong Position Against Slavery Minnesota Minnesota Republican Party Historic Firsts Minnesota Historical Society
1856 U.S. Troops Suffer Two Fatalities in a Battle with Seminole Indians Near Chocoliska, Florida Florida Seminole Indians War Death Florida Historical Society
1861 President Lincoln Decides to Reinforce Ft. Sumter, South Carolina and Ft. Pickens, Florida Fort Sumter, South Carolina Florida President Abraham Lincoln American Civil War Forts Lincoln Papers
1863 President Lincoln Authorizes the Creation of a Negro Brigade President Abraham Lincoln American Civil War African-American Military Figures Lincoln Papers
Federal Forces Evacuate Jacksonville Setting Fire to Much of the Town Jacksonville, Florida American Civil War Fire Safety Jacksonville, Florida Florida Historical Society
1865 Grant's Troops Attack Lee at Appomattox Battle of Quaker Road Ulysses S. Grant Robert E. Lee American Civil War National Park Service
President Lincoln Remains in City Point, Virginia to Observe Military Action at the Front Virginia Abraham Lincoln American Civil War Lincoln Papers
1867 British North America Act Establishes the Dominion of Canada Canada British History Canadian Department of Justice New York Times
Congress Incorporates Lincoln Monument Association to Construct a Memorial U.S. Congress Lincoln Memorial Abraham Lincoln National Park Service
Russia's Minister to the U.S. Informs Secretary of State Seward the Czar Has Approved a Treaty for American Purchase of Alaska Russia Alaska International Trade Alaska Historical Society
1868 7.0 Magnitude Earthquake Is Centered on Hawaii's Ka'u District Hawaii Earthquake USGS
1871 Queen Victoria Opens London's Royal Albert Hall English History Queen Victoria Royal Albert Hall American Public Media
1879 2,000 British and Colonials Defeat 20,000 Zulus at Kambula in South Africa's Zulu War South Africa Great Britain War The History Channel South African History
1880 Women Are First Allowed to Vote in a Concord, Massachusetts School Board Election Concord, Massachusetts Women Education Election Historic Firsts Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1882 The Roman Catholic Lay Fraternal Society, the Knights of Columbus, Is Chartered in New Haven, Connecticut New Haven, Connecticut Catholicism The Knights of Columbus Concordia New York Times
1886 Atlanta Chemist John Pemberton Begins Selling the First Coca-Cola Atlanta, Georgia Historic Firsts Coca-Cola IntelliHealth
Historic Events that occurred 1900-1949 on this date
1901 Fire Levels Much of the Jefferson Hotel in Richmond, Virginia Richmond, Virginia Fire Business Virginia Historical Society
1909 A Third Railroad Completes Its Transcontinental Crossing to Seattle Seattle, Washington Railroads History Link
1912 Robert Falcon Scott Makes the Last Entry in His Antarctic Diary: "The end cannot be far." Robert Falcon Scott Antarctica Greenwich Guide
1917 Sweden's Prime Minister, Resigns as His Neutrality Policy Leads to Widespread Hunger and Political Instability Swedish Political Figures World War I The History Channel
1921 The Iowa General Assembly Adopts an Official State Banner Iowa State Symbols State Historical Society of Iowa
1924 Four U.S. Secret Service Agents Are Secretly Assigned to the Teapot Dome Investigation U.S. Government Teapot Dome Scandal U.S. Treasury
WGN Radio in Chicago Begins Transmissions Chicago Radio WGN Radio
1927 England's Henry Segrave Breaks the 200 mph Barrier at Daytona Beach English Sports Figures Florida Automobiles Historic Firsts Speed Record Club
1928 The First Long-Distance Phone Call Is Placed Between Atlanta, Georgia and Paris, France Paris Atlanta, Georgia Long Distance Telephone Service Historic Firsts University of Georgia
2,000-Watt Radio Station KSTP Begins Broadcasting in St. Paul, Minnesota St. Paul, Minneosta Radio Historic Firsts KSTP Minnesota Historical Society
1929 Michigan Is the First State to Ban Fireworks Except for Displays by Licensed Operators Michigan Law Safety Historic Firsts State of Michigan
1932 Jack Benny Debuts on Radio on Ed Sullivan's Interview Show Jack Benny Radio International Jack Benny Fan Club
1933 The Movie "42nd Street" Is Copyrighted Copyrights Film U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
1935 French Ocean Liner Normandie Begins Its Maiden Voyage France Naval History The Great Oceanliners
1939 Harlem Rens Defeat the Oshkosh All-Stars, 34-25, to Win the World Basketball Championship in Chicago Chicago Basketball African-American Sports Figures UCLA
Clark Gable Marries Carole Lombard Carol Lombard Clark Gable Actors Film History Channel
1940 Eudora Welty Receives Word She Has Been Refused a Guggenheim Fellowship Eudora Welty American Authors Guggenheim Foundation Mississippi Writers
1942 U.S. Government Prepares to Evacuate Civilians and Military Dependents Out of Hawaii Hawaii World War II History Link
1943 Meat Rationing Begins in the U.S. (28 ounces per week) World War II Foods & Nutrition Brown University New York Times
1945 Patton's Third Army Captures Frankfurt Nazi Germany World War II History Channel
1947 Thousands Die in Madagascar Uprising Against the French  Madagascar France Death Country Studies
Historic Events that occurred 1950-1999 on this date
1951 Julius and Ethel Rosenberg Are Convicted of Espionage Ethel & Julius Rosenberg Cold War History Channel Court TV
The King & I Opens at New York's St James Theater New York City The King and I The Internet Broadway Database
1953 The Crucible by Arthur Miller Wins the Tony Award for Best Play on Broadway Arthur Miller Plays The America Theater Wing The Internet Broadway Database American Collection
1954 7.0 Magnitude Earthquake Causes Property Damage in the South of Spain Spain Earthquake USGS
1959 "Some Like it Hot" Premieres with Marilyn Monroe Marilyn Monroe Film The Internet Movie Database
1961 23rd Amendment Ratified Granting Washington, D.C. Residents Voting Rights Washington, D.C. 23rd Amendment Voting Rights National Constitution Center
Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu, 26 Others Acquitted on Treason Charge South Africa Nelson Mandela Law & Legal Resources Jewish Virtual Library
1965 The First Water Begins to Fill the Sam Rayburn Reservoir in East Texas Texas Dams Water Texas State Historical Association
1967 France Launches Its First Nuclear Submarine Le Redoutable France Submarines Federation of American Scientists
1968 6.0 Magnitude Earthquake Razes the Town of Sardo, Ethiopia, Killing 24 Ethiopia Earthquake Death USGS
3-month Student & Faculty Strike Ends at San Francisco State University San Francisco Education San Francisco State University
Four Are Arrested for Protesting Expulsion of Seattle Students for Wearing Afros Seattle, Washington Education Crime African-American Heritage History Link
1971 Lt. William Calley Found Guilty of Murder at My Lai Vietnam War War Crimes The History Channel BBC
1973 Last American Combat Troops Leave Vietnam Vietnam War The History Channel BBC Writer's Almanac New York Times
1974 NASA's Mariner 10 Makes First Fly-by of Mercury & Transmits Photos Mercury Photography NASA The History Channel
Ohio Guardsmen Indicted for Shooting Kent State Students Ohio Vietnam War Crime Law & Legal Resources Death Kent State University
1976 32-0 Indiana Defeats Michigan 86-68 to Win the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship Indiana Michigan Basketball Indiana University Mnes' Basketball New York Times
1979 Congress Releases Kennedy & King Assassination Reports Congress Robert Kennedy John F. Kennedy Dr. King National Archives and Records Adminstration
1981 6,700 Run in the First-Ever London Marathon London, England Distance Running Historic Firsts London Marathon BBC Greenwich Guide
1982 Earthquake and Volcano Kill Thousands at El Chichon in Southern Mexico Mexico Earthquake Volcano Death History Channel
Michael Jordan Hits the Winning Basket as North Carolina Defeats Georgetown for the NCAA Championship North Carolina Washington, D.C. Basketball University of North Carolina Basketball New York Times
1984 12 Moving Vans Are Used to Sneak the Colts Out of Baltimore and to Indianapolis Baltimore, Maryland Indianapolis, Indiana National Football League Football New York Times
1988 African National Congress Representative, Dulcie September Is Assassinated in Paris, France South African Political and Social Leader Paris Death South African History
1998 A Tornado Causes Extensive Damage in South-Central Minnesota with at Least One Death Minneosta Tornado Death Minnesota Historical Society
1999 Dow Industrials Close above 10,000 for First Time (10,006.78) Markets & Investments Historic Firsts CNN