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HISTORY

Today In History – June 13

Today In History in 1973 in a game versus the Philadelphia Phillies, LA Dodgers teammates Steve Garvey, Davey Lopes, Ron Cey and Bill Russell play together for the first time, setting a Major League Baseball record of staying together for 8+1⁄2 years.

Today In History – June 12

Today In History in 1939 Dr. Cyclops, the first horror film photographed in three-strip Technicolor begins shooting; in 1963 Cleopatra, starring Elizabeth Taylor is released; and in 1981 the first Indiana Jones film, Raiders of the Lost Ark, is released in theaters.

Today In History – June 11

Today In History in 1776 The Continental Congress appoints Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, and Robert R. Livingston to the Committee of Five to draft a declaration of independence.

Today In History – June 10

Today In History in 1854 the United States Naval Academy graduates its first class of students; in 1898 in the Battle of Guantánamo Bay, U.S. Marines begin the American invasion of Spanish-held Cuba; and in 1935 Alcoholics Anonymous is founded in Akron, Ohio.

Today In History – June 9

Today In History in 1732 James Oglethorpe is granted a royal charter for the colony of the future U.S. state of Georgia; and in 1959 the USS George Washington is launched. It is the first nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine.
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Today In History – June 8

Today In History in 1789 James Madison introduces twelve proposed amendments to the United States Constitution in Congress; and in 1966 the National Football League and American Football League announced a merger effective in 1970.

Today In History – June 7

Today In History in 1776 Richard Henry Lee presents the "Lee Resolution" to the Continental Congress. The motion is seconded by John Adams and will lead to the United States Declaration of Independence.

Today In History – June 6

Today In History in 1942 the U.S. Navy's victory over the Imperial Japanese Navy at the Battle of Midway is a major turning point in World War II. The American carrier Yorktown and the destroyer Hammann are sunk.

Today In History – June 5

Today In History in 1837 Houston is incorporated by the Republic of Texas; and in 1956 Elvis Presley introduces his new single, "Hound Dog" on The Milton Berle Show, scandalizing the audience with his suggestive hip movements.

Today In History – June 4

Today In History in 1825 General Lafayette, a French officer in the American Revolutionary War, speaks at what would become Lafayette Square in Buffalo, New York, during his visit to the United States.
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Today In History – June 3

Today In History in 1539 Hernando de Soto claims Florida for Spain; in 1937 the Duke of Windsor marries Wallis Simpson; and in 1980 an explosive device is detonated at the Statue of Liberty. The FBI suspects Croatian nationalists.

Today In History – June 2

Today In History in 1953 the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey becomes the first British coronation and one of the first major international events to be televised.

Today In History – June 1

Today In History in 1792 Kentucky is admitted as the 15th state and in 1796 Tennessee was admitted as the 16th state of the United States; and in 1812 President James Madison asks Congress to declare war on the United Kingdom.

Today In History – May 31

Today In History in 1775 The Mecklenburg Resolves are adopted in the Province of North Carolina; and in 1879 Gilmore's Garden in New York City is renamed Madison Square Garden by William Henry Vanderbilt.

Today In History – May 30

Today In History in 1536 King Henry VIII of England marries Jane Seymour, a lady-in-waiting to his first two wives; and in 1922 The Lincoln Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C.
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