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this day in the yesteryear: Andrew Jackson Kills Charles Dickinson in a Duel (1806)


Andrew Jackson Kills Charles Dickinson

in a Duel (1806)

In 1806, nationally famous duelist and expert marksman Charles Dickinson—whose dueling career included 26 kills—was goaded by political opponents of future US President Andrew Jackson to insult Jackson’s wife. A duel was arranged between the men, and Jackson took a shot to the ribs before firing what would be a fatal shot at Dickinson—the only man Jackson ever killed in his 13 duels. Jackson’s wife died in 1828, two weeks after Jackson was elected president. Whom did Jackson blame for her death? More… Discuss

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this day in the yesteryear: The Panic of 1837 (1837)


The Panic of 1837 (1837)

In 1836, US President Andrew Jackson issued the Specie Circular, an executive order requiring purchases of government land to be made only with gold and silver currency, or specie. A shortage of specie soon made loans harder to acquire, and the US economy suffered. When the speculative bubble burst in 1837, every bank in New York City stopped payment in specie. The Panic was followed by a nationwide depression involving record bank failures and unemployment levels. Who was blamed for the Panic? More… Discuss

Today In History. What Happened This Day In History: International Women’s Day Sunday, March 8, 2015


Today In History. What Happened This Day In History

A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on this day in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened today in history.

March 8

1618   Johann Kepler discovers the third Law of Planetary Motion.
1702   Queen Ann becomes the monarch of England upon the death of William III.
1790   George Washington delivers the first State of the Union address.
1853   The first bronze statue of Andrew Jackson is unveiled in Washington, D.C.
1855   The first train crosses Niagara Falls on a suspension bridge.
1862   On the second day of the Battle of Pea Ridge, Confederate forces, including some Indian troops, under General Earl Van Dorn suprise Union troops, but the Union troops win the battle.  
1862   The Confederate ironclad C.S.S. Virginia (formerly U.S.S. Merrimack) is launched.
1880   President Rutherford B. Hays declares that the United States will have jurisdiction over any canal built across the isthmus of Panama.
1904   The Bundestag in Germany lifts the ban on the Jesuit order of priests.
1908   The House of Commons, London, turns down the women’s suffrage bill.
1909   Pope Pius X lifts the church ban on interfaith marriages in Hungary.
1910   Baroness de Laroche becomes the first woman to obtain a pilot’s license in France.
1921   Spanish Premier Eduardo Dato is assassinated while leaving Parliament in Madrid.
1921   French troops occupy Dusseldorf.
1941   Martial law is proclaimed in Holland in order to extinguish any anti-Nazi protests.
1942   Japanese troops capture Rangoon, Burma.
1943   Japanese forces attack American troops on Hill 700 in Bougainville. The battle will last five days.
1945   Phyllis Mae Daley recieves a commission in the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps. She will become the first African-American nurse to serve duty in World War II.
1948   The U.S. Supreme Court rules that religious instruction in public schools is unconstitutional.
1954   France and Vietnam open talks in Paris on a treaty to form the state of Indochina.
1961   Max Conrad circles the globe in a record time of eight days, 18 hours and 49 minutes in Piper Aztec.
1965   More than 4,000 Marines land at Da Nang in South Vietnam and become the first U.S. combat troops in Vietnam.
1966   Australia announces that it will triple the number of troops in Vietnam.
1970   The Nixon administration discloses the deaths of 27 Americans in Laos.
1973   Two bombs explode near Trafalgar Square in Great Britain injuring 234 people.
1982   The United States accuses the Soviets of killing 3,000 Afghans with poison gas.
1985   Thomas Creighton dies after having three heart transplants in a 46-hour period.

International Women’s Day

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Born on March 8

1783   Hannah Hoes Van Buren, wife of Martin Van Buren
1799   Simon Cameron, political boss.
1804   Alvan Clark, telescope manufacturer
1841   Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., U.S. Supreme Court Justice
1859   Kenneth Grahame, Scottish author (The Wind in the Willows).
1879   Otto Hahn, co-discoverer of nuclear fission
1902   Louise Beavers, film actress.
1923   Cyd Charisse, dancer, actress.
1923   John McPhee, writer (Oranges, A Sense of Where You Are).

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Today In History. What Happened This Day In History


Today In History. What Happened This Day In History

A Timeline Of Events That Occurred On This Day In History

A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on this day in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened today in history.

February 1

1327   Edward III is coronated King of England.
1587   Elizabeth I, Queen of England, signs the Warrant of Execution for Mary Queen of Scots.
1633   The tobacco laws of Virginia are codified, limiting tobacco production to reduce dependence on a single-crop economy.
1793   France declares war on Britain and the Netherlands.
1861   A furious Governor Sam Houston storms out of a legislative session upon learning that Texas has voted 167-7 to secede from the Union.
1902   U.S. Secretary of State John Hay protests Russian privileges in China as a violation of the “open door policy.”
1905   Germany contests French rule in Morocco.
1909   U.S. troops leave Cuba after installing Jose Miguel Gomez as president.
1930   A Loening Air Yacht of Air Ferries makes its first passenger run between San Francisco and Oakland, California..
1942   Planes of the U.S. Pacific fleet attack Japanese bases in the Marshall and Gilbert Islands.
1943   American tanks and infantry are battered at German positions at Fais pass in North Africa.
1944   U.S. Army troops invade two Kwajalein Islands in the Pacific.
1945   U.S. Rangers and Filipino guerrillas rescue 513 American survivors of the Bataan Death March.
1951   Third A-bomb tests are completed in the desert of Nevada.
1960   Four black students stage a sit-in at a segregated Greensboro, N.C. lunch counter.
1964   President Lyndon B. Johnson rejects Charles de Gaulle‘s plan for a neutral Vietnam.
1965   Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. and 770 others are arrested in protest against voter discrimination in Alabama.
1968   U.S. troops drive the North Vietnamese out of Tan Son Nhut airport in Saigon.
1968   South Vietnam President Nguyen Van Thieu declares martial law.
1986   Two days of anti-government riots in Port-au-Prince result in 14 dead.
Born on February 1
1552   Sir Edward Coke, English jurist who helped the development of English law with his arguments for the supremacy of common law over royal prerogative.
1878   Hattie Caraway, first woman elected to the U.S. Senate.
1901   Clark Gable, American film actor (Mutiny on the Bounty, Gone With the Wind).
1902   Langston Hughes, African-American poet
1931   Boris Yeltsin, The first president of the Republic of Russia and prime minister of the Russian Federation.

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TODAY’S HOLIDAY: JACKSON’S BIRTHDAY


Jackson’s Birthday

Andrew Jackson (1767-1845), the seventh president of the United States (1829-37), became a national hero during the War of 1812 when he successfully fought the British at New Orleans. The anniversary of his birth is a special observance in Tennessee, and the president of the United States usually brings or sends a wreath to be placed on Jackson’s grave in the garden at his home, near Nashville. Other tributes paid to Jackson during this week include radio speeches and newspaper editorials, school essay contests, and Jackson Day dinners sponsored by the Democratic party.More… Discuss

 

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Today’s Birthday: John Ross (1790)


John Ross (1790)

The son of Scottish and Cherokee parents, Ross served in the War of 1812 under Andrew Jackson against the Creeks. Elected principal chief of the eastern Cherokee in 1828, he resisted government attempts to seize Cherokee farms and lands in Georgia and unsuccessfully petitioned Jackson to defend the tribe’s rights. In 1838, he was forced to lead his people on the infamously long, hard journey to the Oklahoma Territory. In Native American lore, this journey is known as what? More… Discuss