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1178: Barbarossa of Burgundy, Frederick I (Barbarossa), crowned King
1619: Virginia House of Burgesses forms, House of Burgesses Virginia
forms, 1st elective American governing unit
1620: Virginia House of Burgesses meets, The House of Burgesses first
meeting in Jamestown, Virginia.
1729: Baltimore, Baltimore founded
1733: Freemasons in U.S., Society of Freemasons opens 1st American
lodge Boston Mass.
1768: Capt. Cook sails, Captain Cook set sail on his first voyage.
1775: Capt. Cook returns, Captain Cook with Resolution returns to
1777: Washington in Germantown, George Washington occupies Germantown,
1778: Lafayette in RI, Lafayette was sent to Rhode Island.
1792: la Marseillaise, 500 Marseillaisian men sing France's national
anthem for 1st time
1862: US incivility, the US government refused to clothe and equip
black soldiers in the Civil War.
1863: Lincoln eye-for-eye, Pres Lincoln issues "eye-for-eye" order to
shoot a rebel prisoner for every black prisoner shot
1864: Battle of the Crater, Gen. Burnside fails in attack of
1866: NO Race riot, Race riot in New Orleans
1878: anti-semitism, German anti-semitism begins during the Reichstag
1898: corn flakes, Will Kellogg invents Corn Flakes
1908: world road race, Around the World Automobile Race ends in Paris
1916: German sabotage, German saboteurs blow up a munitions plant on
Black Tom Island, NJ
1928: movies, George Eastman shows 1st color motion pictures
1942: WAVES, FDR signs bill creating women's Navy auxiliary agency
1942: Minsk massacre, Nazi SS kills 25,000 Jews in Minsk, Belorussia
1945: Indianopolis sinks, Philippines Sea: US cruiser Indianapolis
torpedoed/sinks, 880 die
1949: Amethyst escapes, British warship HMS Amethyst escape down
Yangtze River, having been refused a safe passage by Chinese
Communists after 3-month standoff
1956: In God We Trust, US motto "In God We Trust" authorized
1963: Philby surfaces, Spy Kim Philby appears in Moscow after his
flight from England
1971: Bangladesh album, George Harrison releases "Bangladesh"
2000: Sinclairs in Church, Church service
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