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The Day by Day History of the United States

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  • 1715 – The Pocotaligo Massacre triggers the start of the Yamasee War in colonial South Carolina.

  • 1783 – Preliminary articles of peace ending the American Revolutionary War (or American War of Independence) are ratified.

  • 1802 – William Wordsworth and his sister, Dorothy see a "long belt" of daffodils, inspiring the former to pen I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud.

  • 1817 – Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet and Laurent Clerc founded the American School for the Deaf, the first American school for deaf students, in Hartford, Connecticut.

  • 1861 – President Abraham Lincoln calls for 75,000 Volunteers to quell the insurrection that soon became the American Civil War

  • 1865 – Abraham Lincoln dies after being shot the previous evening by actor John Wilkes Booth.

  • 1892 – The General Electric Company is formed.

  • 1900 – Philippine–American War: Filipino guerrillas launch a surprise attack on U.S. infantry and begin a four-day siege of Catubig, Philippines.

  • 1912 – The British passenger liner RMS Titanic sinks in the North Atlantic at 2:20 a.m., two hours and forty minutes after hitting an iceberg. Only 710 of 2,227 passengers and crew on board survive.

  • 1920 – Two security guards are murdered during a robbery in South Braintree, Massachusetts. Anarchists Sacco and Vanzetti would be convicted of and executed for the crime, amid much controversy.

  • 1922 – U.S. Senator John B. Kendrick of Wyoming introduces a resolution calling for an investigation of secret land deal, which leads to the discovery of the Teapot Dome scandal.

  • 1923 – Insulin becomes generally available for use by people with diabetes.

  • 1924 – Rand McNally publishes its first road atlas.

  • 1927 – The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927, the most destructive river flood in U.S. history, begins.

  • 1935 – Roerich Pact signed in Washington, D.C.

  • 1947 – Jackie Robinson debuts for the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking baseball's color line.

  • 1952 – The maiden flight of the B-52 Stratofortress

  • 1955 – McDonald's restaurant dates its founding to the opening of a franchised restaurant by Ray Kroc, in Des Plaines, Illinois

  • 1960 – At Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina, Ella Baker leads a conference that results in the creation of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, one of the principal organizations of the African-American Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s.

  • 1965 – The first Ford Mustang rolls off the show room floor, two days before it is set to go on sale nationwide.

  • 1969 – The EC-121 shootdown incident: North Korea shoots down a United States Navy aircraft over the Sea of Japan, killing all 31 on board.

  • 1986 – The United States launches Operation El Dorado Canyon, its bombing raids against Libyan targets in response to a bombing in West Germany that killed two U.S. servicemen.

  • 2013 – Two bombs explode near the finish line at the Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts, killing 3 people and injuring 264 others.

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