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                          The Life of Benson, Willis Daniel
1912/10/27 to 1968/05/28 male No children Waiter
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1912/--/-- -1 - American Indian Jim Thorpe wins the Olympic decathlon and pentathlon.
1912/--/-- -1 - American author Edgar Rice Burroughs publishes Tarzan of the Apes.
1912/--/-- -1 - American writer Willa Cather publishes her first novel Alexander's Bridge.
1912/--/-- -1 - Arizona is inaugurated as the 48th state.
1912/--/-- -1 - Austrian psychologist Alfred Adler publishes The Neurotic Constitution.
1912/--/-- -1 - British explorers under Scott reach the South Pole but die during their return.
1912/--/-- -1 - French Dada artist Marcel Duchamp paints Nude Descending a Staircase.
1912/--/-- -1 - German geophysicist Alfred Wegener formulates his continental drift hypothesis.
1912/--/-- -1 - Morocco is divided between France and Spain after the second Moroccan crisis.
1912/--/-- -1 - New Mexico is inaugurated as the 47th state.
1912/--/-- -1 - New Mexico is inaugurated as the 47th state; Arizona is inaugurated as the 48th state.
1912/--/-- -1 - Piltdown man is discovered in Britain, beginning an elaborate scientific hoax.
1912/--/-- -1 - Russian dancer Vaslav Nijinsky choreographs and dances in The Afternoon of the Faun.
1912/--/-- -1 - The Balkan League begins the first Balkan War against the Ottoman Empire.
1912/--/-- -1 - The liner Titanic sinks after colliding with an iceberg on her maiden voyage.
1912/--/-- -1 - Theodore Roosevelt campaigns for the U.S. presidency under the Bull Moose ticket.
1912/07/04 -1 *** Benson, Fred Carlyle [1st cousin] - Born to Benson, William Bradford Alexander and Omohundro, Margaret (Maggie)
1912/10/-- -1 - World Series NL NEW YORK (3) AL BOSTON (4)
1912/10/27 0 *** Benson, Willis Daniel - Born to Benson, Richard James and Speck, Hortense (Hortie) Kelso, Lincoln, Tennessee
1913/--/-- 0 - American poet Robert Frost publishes A Boy's Will.
1913/--/-- 0 - Bertrand Russell and A.E. Whitehead publish Principia Mathematica.
1913/--/-- 0 - Danish physicist Niels Bohr publishes his atomic theory.
1913/--/-- 0 - English novelist D.H. Lawrence publishes Sons and Lovers.
1913/--/-- 0 - Federal income tax is introduced in the U.S.
1913/--/-- 0 - Igor Stravinsky's ballet The Rite of Spring causes a scandal at the Paris premiere.
1913/--/-- 0 - Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore wins the Nobel Prize for literature.
1913/--/-- 0 - King George I of Greece is assassinated; he is succeeded by Constantine I
1913/--/-- 0 - Marcel Proust writes the first volume of Remembrance of Things Past.
1913/--/-- 0 - Medical missionary Albert Schweitzer builds a hospital at Lambarene in Africa.
1913/--/-- 0 - Russian revolutionary Joseph Stalin is exiled to Siberia by the tsarist government.
1913/--/-- 0 - Samuel Goldwyn founds his first movie company with Jesse Lasky and Cecil B. De Mille.
1913/--/-- 0 - Socialists Sidney and Beatrice Webb found the political journal The New Statesman.
1913/--/-- 0 - The constructivism art movement begins in Russia.
1913/--/-- 0 - The island of Crete is united with Greece.
1913/--/-- 0 - The second Balkan War begins with a Bulgarian attack on Serbia.
1913/--/-- 0 - Victoriano Huerta leads a military coup in Mexico; president Francisco Madero is killed.
1913/--/-- 0 - Wilson is inaugurated as the 28th U.S. president; Marshall becomes vice-president.
1913/--/-- 0 - Woodrow Wilson (Democrat) becomes president of the United States
1913/10/-- 0 - World Series NL NEW YORK (1) AL PHILADELPHIA (4)
1914/--/-- 1 - A British expedition led by Ernest Shackleton is marooned in the Antarctic.
1914/--/-- 1 - A German fleet defeats the British at Coronel but is decimated at the Falklands.
1914/--/-- 1 - Archduke Franz Ferdinand is assassinated in Sarajevo, precipitating World War I.
1914/--/-- 1 - Austrian forces invade Serbia but are repulsed with heavy losses.
1914/--/-- 1 - Black composer W.C. Handy writes the St. Louis Blues.
1914/--/-- 1 - Charlie Chaplin develops his little tramp character in a series of slapstick films.
1914/--/-- 1 - France, Russia and Britain (the Allies) are at war with Germany and Austria-Hungary.
1914/--/-- 1 - George Bernard Shaw's play Pygmallion is performed for the first time.
1914/--/-- 1 - German forces invade Belgium and France but are halted at the Marne.
1914/--/-- 1 - German submarines begin to exact a heavy toll on Allied shipping.
1914/--/-- 1 - Japan joins the Allies and captures the German base of Tsingtao in China.
1914/--/-- 1 - Mack Sennett produces comedy films starring the Keystone Kops.
1914/--/-- 1 - Parisian couturier Coco Chanel begins designing clothes.
1914/--/-- 1 - President Wilson declares U.S. neutrality in World War I.
1914/--/-- 1 - Russian forces invade East Prussia but are defeated at the Battle of Tannenberg.
1914/--/-- 1 - The Panama Canal is completed, connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
1914/--/-- 1 - Turkey declares war on the Allies; Britain annexes Turkish Cyprus.
1914/--/-- 1 - U.S. Marines land at Veracruz in Mexico; President Huerta resigns.
1914/--/-- 1 - World War I begins
1914/04/06 1 *** Benson, Rosa Mae [1st cousin] - Born to Benson, William Bradford Alexander and Omohundro, Margaret (Maggie)
1914/10/-- 1 - World Series NL BOSTON (4) AL PHILADELPHIA (0)
1915/--/-- 2 - A German submarine torpedoes the British liner Lusitania; 124 Americans are killed.
1915/--/-- 2 - Albert Einstein formulates his General Theory of Relativity.
1915/--/-- 2 - Anglo-French forces land at Gallipoli in an attempt to force Turkey out of the war.
1915/--/-- 2 - Austrian writer Franz Kafka publishes The Metamorphosis.
1915/--/-- 2 - D. W. Griffith's movie The Birth of a Nation is shown for the first time.
1915/--/-- 2 - Emiliano Zapata and Pancho Villa lead rebellions against Venustiano Carranza in Mexico.
1915/--/-- 2 - English author Somerset Maugham publishes Of Human Bondage.
1915/--/-- 2 - German Zeppelin airships begin bombing attacks on Britain.
1915/--/-- 2 - Italy joins the Allies and invades Austrian territory.
1915/--/-- 2 - President Wilson recognizes the Mexican government of Venustiano Carranza.
1915/--/-- 2 - Serbia is overrun by the combined forces of Austria, Germany and Bulgaria.
1915/--/-- 2 - The Anzacs (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) fight at Gallipoli.
1915/--/-- 2 - The Dada art and literary movement is formed.
1915/--/-- 2 - The Germans use poison gas for the first time at Ypres on the Western Front.
1915/--/-- 2 - U.S. Marines land in Haiti, beginning a 20-year period of military occupation.
1915/--/-- 2 - War poet Rupert Brooke's 1914 and Other Poems is published in the year he dies.
1915/10/-- 2 - World Series NL PHILADELPHIA (1) AL BOSTON (4)
1916/--/-- 3 - Albert Einstein proposes General Theory of Relativity
1916/--/-- 3 - Allied forces withdraw from Gallipoli after strong Turkish opposition.
1916/--/-- 3 - American poet Carl Sandburg publishes his first book Chicago Poems.
1916/--/-- 3 - British forces assault the German line at the Somme; tanks are used for the first time.
1916/--/-- 3 - German assaults at Verdun are repulsed by the French with great loss of life.
1916/--/-- 3 - James Joyce publishes A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.
1916/--/-- 3 - Jeannette Rankin becomes the first female member of U.S. House of Representatives.
1916/--/-- 3 - Lloyd George becomes prime minister of Britain's wartime coalition government.
1916/--/-- 3 - Margaret Sanger is arrested for opening a birth-control clinic in Brooklyn.
1916/--/-- 3 - North Sea storms flood lowlands in the Netherlands, 10,000 lives are lost.
1916/--/-- 3 - T. Tzara DADA
1916/--/-- 3 - The British and German fleets clash at the Battle of Jutland.
1916/--/-- 3 - The Easter Rising in Dublin is suppressed within a week by the British.
1916/--/-- 3 - The Russian Brusilov Offensive meets with success on the Eastern Front.
1916/--/-- 3 - The Trans-Siberian railway is completed -- the longest continuous rail line in the world.
1916/--/-- 3 - U.S. Marines land in Santo Domingo to quell unrest; the occupation lasts until 1924.
1916/--/-- 3 - U.S. troops under Pershing invade Mexico in retaliation for raids by Pancho Villa.
1916/10/-- 3 - World Series NL BROOKLYN (1) AL BOSTON (4)
1917/--/-- 4 - Adoption of the convoy system reduces Allied losses to German submarines.
1917/--/-- 4 - Anglo-American poet T.S. Eliot publishes The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock.
1917/--/-- 4 - Art critic and writer Guillaume Apollinaire coins the term surrealism.
1917/--/-- 4 - Astrophysicist Karl Schwarzschild develops the black hole theory.
1917/--/-- 4 - Blacks migrate north and west
1917/--/-- 4 - British forces attack the Germans in the Third Battle of Ypres.
1917/--/-- 4 - British forces under Allenby capture Jerusalem and Bagdhad from the Turks.
1917/--/-- 4 - Dutch artists Theo Van Doesburg and Piet Mondrian found the magazine de Stijl.
1917/--/-- 4 - English composer Gustav Holst completes The Planets.
1917/--/-- 4 - English humorist P.G. Wodehouse creates Bertie Wooster and his butler Jeeves.
1917/--/-- 4 - Germany announces the resumption of unrestricted submarine warfare.
1917/--/-- 4 - Italian forces are defeated by Austria at the Battle of Caporetto.
1917/--/-- 4 - Russian revolutions: communist U.S.S.R. formed
1917/--/-- 4 - Selective Service Act creates draft
1917/--/-- 4 - Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung publishes The Psychology of the Unconscious.
1917/--/-- 4 - T.E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) leads the Arab revolt against the Turks.
1917/--/-- 4 - The Balfour Declaration endorses a Jewish national homeland in Palestine.
1917/--/-- 4 - The Germans and the Bolshevik leaders sign an armistice at Brest-Litovsk.
1917/--/-- 4 - The Germans help Lenin return to Russia from exile in Switzerland.
1917/--/-- 4 - The Jones Act gives all Puerto Ricans the right to U.S. citizenship.
1917/--/-- 4 - The Russian Revolution begins; Emperor Nicholas II abdicates.
1917/--/-- 4 - The U.S. purchases the Virgin Islands from Denmark.
1917/--/-- 4 - The United States declares war on Germany.
1917/--/-- 4 - The Zimmermann note proposing a secret Mexican alliance with Germany is revealed.
1917/--/-- 4 - The disastrous Nivelle Offensive leads to mutinies in the French Army.
1917/--/-- 4 - The earliest jazz recordings are made in New York City.
1917/--/-- 4 - The first Pulitzer Prizes are awarded for journalism, letters and music.
1917/--/-- 4 - The provisional Kerensky government is deposed; Bolsheviks seize power in Russia.
1917/09/07 4 *** Benson, Vernon (Jack) [1st cousin] - Born to Benson, William Bradford Alexander and Omohundro, Margaret (Maggie)
1917/10/-- 4 - World Series NL NEW YORK (2) AL CHICAGO (4)
1918/--/-- 5 - Advances by French, British and American armies force a general German retreat.
1918/--/-- 5 - American astronomer Harlow Shapley discovers the dimensions of the Milky Way.
1918/--/-- 5 - American author Booth Tarkington writes The Magnificent Ambersons.
1918/--/-- 5 - American forcesunder Pershing help to stem the German offensive.
1918/--/-- 5 - An airmail service begins among New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.
1918/--/-- 5 - An influenza pandemic begins (it kills 21-22 million in 2 years).
1918/--/-- 5 - Austria, Poland and Czechoslovakia become republics in the aftermath of World War I.
1918/--/-- 5 - Bloomsbury Group member Lytton Strachey publishes Eminent Victorians.
1918/--/-- 5 - Bolshevik leader Leon Trotsky organizes the Red Army.
1918/--/-- 5 - Civil war breaks out between the Red and White Russian armies.
1918/--/-- 5 - French composer Erik Satie writes Socrate.
1918/--/-- 5 - German air ace Manfred von Richthofen (the Red Baron) is shot down and killed.
1918/--/-- 5 - Nicholas II, the last emperor of Russia, and his family are executed by the Bolsheviks.
1918/--/-- 5 - Revolution breaks out in Germany; Emperor William II flees to the Netherlands.
1918/--/-- 5 - Shapley determines sun is part of Milky Way galaxy
1918/--/-- 5 - The Germans renew their assault on the Western Front in the Ludendorff Offensive.
1918/--/-- 5 - The Weimar Republic negotiates an armistice for Germany, ending World War I.
1918/--/-- 5 - The world's largest telescope is installed at Mount Wilson Observatory.
1918/--/-- 5 - Women over 30 win the vote in Britain.
1918/04/13 5 *** Benson, Roy Edgar (Eddie) [1st cousin] - Died
1918/10/-- 5 - World Series NL CHICAGO (2) AL BOSTON (4)
1919/--/-- 6 - Boxer Jack Dempsey knocks out Jess Willard to become heavyweight champion.
1919/--/-- 6 - British troops massacre demonstrators at Amritsar in India.
1919/--/-- 6 - English aviators Alcock and Brown make the first nonstop transatlantic flight.
1919/--/-- 6 - French tennis star Suzanne Lenglen wins the Wimbledon tournament for the first time.
1919/--/-- 6 - George Gershwin composes his first hit song Swanee.
1919/--/-- 6 - German communist Rosa Luxemburg is murdered after the Sparticus uprising.
1919/--/-- 6 - Italian leader Benito Mussolini organizes his Fascist movement.
1919/--/-- 6 - Jan Smuts succeeds Louis Botha as prime minister of South Africa.
1919/--/-- 6 - Lady Astor becomes the first woman member of the British House of Commons.
1919/--/-- 6 - League of Nations
1919/--/-- 6 - Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata is killed.
1919/--/-- 6 - Russian-American anarchist Emma Goldman is deported to the Soviet Union.
1919/--/-- 6 - The Bauhaus school of design is founded in Germany by Walter Gropius.
1919/--/-- 6 - The Chicago White Sox conspire to fix the baseball World Series.
1919/--/-- 6 - The German fleet is scuttled at Scapa Flow in the Orkney Islands.
1919/--/-- 6 - The League of Nations is formed with Geneva in Switzerland as its headquarters.
1919/--/-- 6 - The Paris Peace Conference opens at Versailles.
1919/--/-- 6 - The Polish-Soviet War begins over territorial disputes.
1919/--/-- 6 - The Radio Corporation of America (RCA) is formed.
1919/--/-- 6 - Versailles Peace Treaty
1919/--/-- 6 - World War I ends
1919/10/-- 6 - World Series NL CINCINNATI (5) AL CHICAGO (3)
1919/11/04 7 *** Benson, Vera Alice (Sis) [1st cousin] - Born to Benson, William Bradford Alexander and Omohundro, Margaret (Maggie)
1920/--/-- 7 *** Speck, Belle [Aunt] - Died
1920/--/-- 7 - 18th Amendment prohibits alcohol
1920/--/-- 7 - 19th Amendment gives women right to vote
1920/--/-- 7 - A Home Rule Bill establishes parliaments for northern and southern Ireland.
1920/--/-- 7 - Admiral Miklos Horthy is appointed regent of Hungary.
1920/--/-- 7 - Adolf Hitler forms the National Socialist German Workers' (Nazi) party.
1920/--/-- 7 - American novelist Sinclair Lewis publishes Main Street.
1920/--/-- 7 - American tennis star Bill Tilden wins the Wimbledon tournament for the first time.
1920/--/-- 7 - Arturo Alessandri becomes president of Chile.
1920/--/-- 7 - British East Africa becomes a crown colony as Kenya.
1920/--/-- 7 - Chaim Weizmann is named president of the World Zionist Organization.
1920/--/-- 7 - Dutch artist Piet Mondrian paints the Composition with Red, Yellow and Blue.
1920/--/-- 7 - French Art Deco glassmaker Rene Lalique opens a glass factory.
1920/--/-- 7 - German East Africa is transferred to British control as Tanganyika (now Tanzania).
1920/--/-- 7 - Mahatma Gandhi begins a noncooperation campaign against British rule in India.
1920/--/-- 7 - Mexican president Venustiano Carranza is deposed and killed by Alvaro Obregon.
1920/--/-- 7 - Mystery writer Agatha Christie publishes her first Hercule Poirot story.
1920/--/-- 7 - Russian artist Aleksandr Rodchenko designs the first mobile.
1920/--/-- 7 - The 18th Amendment institutes the prohibition of alcohol throughout the U.S.
1920/--/-- 7 - The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution gives women the right to vote.
1920/--/-- 7 - The Russian Civil War ends with victory for the Bolsheviks.
1920/--/-- 7 - The U.S. Senate votes against joining the League of Nations.
1920/09/16 7 *** Little, Alice Bessie [1st cousin] & Benson, Richard Oscar [Brother] - Married
1920/10/-- 7 - World Series NL BROOKLYN (2) AL CLEVELAND (5)
1921/--/-- 8 - Alexander rules the new Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes.
1921/--/-- 8 - American anarchists Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti are found guilty of murder.
1921/--/-- 8 - Berber tribes under Abd el-Krim attack garrisons in Spanish Morocco.
1921/--/-- 8 - French cubist artist Fernand Leger paints Three Women.
1921/--/-- 8 - German surrealist artist Max Ernst paints L'Elephant celebes.
1921/--/-- 8 - Harding is inaugurated as the 29th U.S. president; Coolidge becomes vice-president.
1921/--/-- 8 - Japanese premier Hara Takashi is assassinated.
1921/--/-- 8 - Latin lover Rudolph Valentino stars in the silent film The Sheik.
1921/--/-- 8 - Luigi Pirandello's play Six Characters in Search of an Author is produced.
1921/--/-- 8 - Mexican artist Diego Rivera begins painting murals depicting contemporary Mexican life.
1921/--/-- 8 - The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is created by Royal Charter.
1921/--/-- 8 - The Irish Free State becomes a self-governing dominion of Britain.
1921/--/-- 8 - The Reparations Commission fixes Germany's liability at 132 billion gold marks.
1921/--/-- 8 - W. L. MacKenzie King is elected prime minister of Canada for the first time.
1921/--/-- 8 - Warren G. Harding (Republican) becomes president of the United States
1921/10/-- 8 - World Series NL NEW YORK (5) AL NEW YORK (3)
1921/10/15 8 *** Benson, Clyde Little [1st cousin once removed] - Born to Benson, Richard Oscar and Little, Alice Bessie Truscott, Knox,Texas
1922/--/-- 9 - Anglo-American poet T.S. Eliot writes The Waste Land.
1922/--/-- 9 - Constantine I abdicates as king of Greece; is succeeded by George II.
1922/--/-- 9 - DeWitt Wallace launches Reader's Digest magazine.
1922/--/-- 9 - Egypt achieves independence from Britain and becomes a monarchy under Fuad I.
1922/--/-- 9 - Emily Post publishes Etiquette in Society, in Business, in Politics, and at Home.
1922/--/-- 9 - English Egyptologist Howard Carter excavates Tutankhamen's tomb.
1922/--/-- 9 - English composer William Walton composes Facade.
1922/--/-- 9 - Explorer Roy Chapman Andrews discovers the first fossil dinosaur eggs in the Gobi desert.
1922/--/-- 9 - Irish poet and novelist James Joyce publishes Ulysses.
1922/--/-- 9 - Irish revolutionary statesman Michael Collins is assassinated.
1922/--/-- 9 - Kemal Ataturk's attempts to restore Turkish territory leads to the Chanak Crisis.
1922/--/-- 9 - Mahatma Gandhi is imprisoned for civil disobedience in India.
1922/--/-- 9 - Robert Flaherty produces the first major film documentary Nanook of the North.
1922/--/-- 9 - The Fascists march on Rome; King Victor Emmanuel III names Mussolini prime minister.
1922/--/-- 9 - William T. Cosgrave becomes the first prime minister of the Irish Free State.
1922/10/-- 9 - World Series NL NEW YORK (4) AL NEW YORK (0)
1923/--/-- 10 - "King" Oliver's Creole Jazz Band is the first black band to be recorded.
1923/--/-- 10 - Adolf Hitler's coup d'etat in Munich fails; he is captured and imprisoned.
1923/--/-- 10 - Aircraft designer Willy Messerschmitt opens a factory in Germany.
1923/--/-- 10 - American poet E. E. Cummings writes the novel The Enormous Room.
1923/--/-- 10 - Briton Hadden and Henry R. Luce found the weekly newsmagazine Time.
1923/--/-- 10 - Calvin Coolidge (Republican) becomes president of the United States
1923/--/-- 10 - Child violinist Yehudi Menuhin makes his public debut at age 7.
1923/--/-- 10 - Filmmaker Cecil B. De Mille directs the biblical epic The Ten Commandments.
1923/--/-- 10 - French and Belgian troops occupy the Ruhr to enforce German war reparations.
1923/--/-- 10 - General Miguel Primo de Rivera rules as dictator of Spain.
1923/--/-- 10 - Irish poet William Butler Yeats wins the Nobel Prize for literature.
1923/--/-- 10 - Italy becomes first fascist state
1923/--/-- 10 - Jewish philosopher Martin Buber publishes Ich und Du (I and Thou).
1923/--/-- 10 - Physicist Hermann Oberth publishes The Rocket into Planetary Space.
1923/--/-- 10 - Spanish engineer Juan de la Cierva invents the autogiro.
1923/--/-- 10 - Stanley Baldwin becomes Conservative prime minister of Britain for the first time.
1923/--/-- 10 - The Treaty of Lausanne establishes the boundaries of modern Turkey.
1923/--/-- 10 - Tokyo and Yokohama are destroyed by an earthquake; 100,000 are killed.
1923/--/-- 10 - Turkey is declared a republic; Ataturk Kemal becomes the first president.
1923/--/-- 10 - Vladimir Zworykin patents the iconoscope, the first television transmission tube.
1923/--/-- 10 - Warren G. Harding dies; Calvin Coolidge is inaugurated as the 30th U.S. president.
1923/08/31 10 *** Benson, Glendon Ora [1st cousin once removed] - Born to Benson, Richard Oscar and Little, Alice Bessie Gilliland, Knox, Texas
1923/10/-- 10 - World Series NL NEW YORK (2) AL NEW YORK (4)
1924/--/-- 11 - Adolf Hitler publishes his Nazi political tract Mein Kampf (My Battle).
1924/--/-- 11 - Arab leader Ibn Saud drives the Hashimites from Mecca.
1924/--/-- 11 - English novelist E.M. Forster publishes A Passage To India.
1924/--/-- 11 - French physicist Louis de Broglie proposes the wavelength nature of particles.
1924/--/-- 11 - German novelist Thomas Mann publishes The Magic Mountain.
1924/--/-- 11 - J. Edgar Hoover is appointed director of the Bureau of Investigation (renamed the FBI).
1924/--/-- 11 - Ramsay MacDonald forms the first Labour government in Britain.
1924/--/-- 11 - Schrodinger proposes wave mechanics
1924/--/-- 11 - Soviet leader Lenin dies; new leader Joseph Stalin begins a purge of his opponents.
1924/--/-- 11 - The Boston Bruins become the first professional ice hockey team.
1924/--/-- 11 - The military declare a republic in Greece; King George II is exiled.
1924/--/-- 11 - U.S. Congress investigates suspicious dealings in the Teapot Dome scandal.
1924/10/-- 11 - World Series NL NEW YORK (3) AL WASHINGTON (4)
1925/--/-- 12 - Ahmed Zogu proclaims Albania a monarchy and rules as King Zog.
1925/--/-- 12 - American writer F. Scott Fitzgerald publishes The Great Gatsby.
1925/--/-- 12 - American writer John Dos Passos publishes Manhattan Transfer.
1925/--/-- 12 - Astronomer Edwin Hubble composes a classification scheme for galaxies.
1925/--/-- 12 - Automaker Walter P. Chrysler founds the Chrysler Corporation.
1925/--/-- 12 - Black American dancer Josephine Baker stars in La Revue negre in Paris.
1925/--/-- 12 - Clarence Birdseye begins marketing his quick-frozen food packages.
1925/--/-- 12 - Friedrich Ebert dies; Paul von Hindenburg becomes president of the German republic.
1925/--/-- 12 - John T. Scopes is tried in Tennessee for teaching the theory of evolution.
1925/--/-- 12 - Reza Shah Pahlavi rules as shah of Iran.
1925/--/-- 12 - Russian filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein directs The Battleship Potemkin.
1925/--/-- 12 - Swiss-born artist Paul Klee paints Fish Magic.
1925/--/-- 12 - The Locarno Pact finalizes the treaties between the World War I protagonists.
1925/--/-- 12 - The New Yorker magazine is founded in New York City.
1925/--/-- 12 - The all-black revue Runnin' Wild introduces the Charleston dance craze.
1925/09/15 12 *** Benson, Richard Edgar [1st cousin once removed] - Born to Benson, Richard Oscar and Little, Alice Bessie Gomez, Terry, Texas
1925/10/-- 12 - World Series NL PITTSBURGH (4) AL WASHINGTON (3)
1926/--/-- 13 - American artist Georgia O'Keeffe paints her flower portrait Black Iris.
1926/--/-- 13 - American golfer Bobby Jones wins the U.S. Open and the British Open tournaments.
1926/--/-- 13 - American physicist Robert Goddard launches the first liquid-propellant rocket.
1926/--/-- 13 - Antonio Oscar de Fragoso Carmona becomes president after a military coup in Portugal.
1926/--/-- 13 - Chiang Kai-shek organizes the Northern Expedition to unite China.
1926/--/-- 13 - Eamon De Valera organizes the Fianna Fail party in the Republic of Ireland.
1926/--/-- 13 - English author A.A. Milne writes the children's book Winnie-the-Pooh.
1926/--/-- 13 - French troops in Morocco subdue a tribal rebellion led by Abd el-Krim.
1926/--/-- 13 - Germany is admitted to the League of Nations.
1926/--/-- 13 - Hirohito becomes emperor of Japan.
1926/--/-- 13 - Nobile, Amundsen and Ellsworth pilot the airship Norge over the North Pole.
1926/--/-- 13 - Richard E. Byrd and Floyd Bennett make the first airplane flight over the North Pole.
1926/--/-- 13 - Russian composer Dmitry Shostakovich premiers his First Symphony.
1926/--/-- 13 - The General Strike breaks out in Britain involving 3 million workers.
1926/--/-- 13 - The Harlem Globetrotters basketball team is organized in Chicago.
1926/--/-- 13 - U.S. Marines land in Nicaragua to suppress a revolution (they depart in 1933).
1926/10/-- 13 - World Series NL ST. LOUIS (4) AL NEW YORK (3)
1927/--/-- 14 - American dancer Isadora Duncan is killed in a tragic car accident.
1927/--/-- 14 - American writer Thornton Wilder publishes The Bridge of San Luis Rey.
1927/--/-- 14 - Baseball player Babe Ruth scores a record 60 home runs for the New York Yankees.
1927/--/-- 14 - Blackface singer Al Jolson appears in the first sound motion picture The Jazz Singer.
1927/--/-- 14 - Charles Lindbergh flies solo nonstop from New York to Paris in 33.5 hours.
1927/--/-- 14 - Civil war in China
1927/--/-- 14 - Comedy team Laurel and Hardy appear in their first film Putting Pants on Philip.
1927/--/-- 14 - Dancer Martha Graham opens her first dance studio in New York City.
1927/--/-- 14 - Duke Ellington's jazz band stars at Harlem's Cotton Club in New York City.
1927/--/-- 14 - English novelist Virginia Woolf writes To The Lighthouse.
1927/--/-- 14 - Finnish architect Alvar Aalto designs the Turun Sanomat newspaper building.
1927/--/-- 14 - Georges Lemaitre proposes an expanding model for the creation of the universe.
1927/--/-- 14 - German filmmaker Fritz Lang directs the futuristic film Metropolis.
1927/--/-- 14 - German-Swiss author Hermann Hesse publishes Steppenwolf.
1927/--/-- 14 - Helen Newington Wills wins the Wimbledon tennis championship.
1927/--/-- 14 - Lindbergh crosses Atlantic non-stop
1927/--/-- 14 - The Iron Guard fascist organization is founded in Romania.
1927/10/-- 14 - World Series NL PITTSBURGH (0) AL NEW YORK (4)
1928/--/-- 15 *** Benson, baby Stillborn [1st cousin once removed] - Born to Benson, Richard Oscar and Little, Alice Bessie
1928/--/-- 15 *** Benson, baby Stillborn [1st cousin once removed] - Died
1928/--/-- 15 - Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly across the Atlantic.
1928/--/-- 15 - American anthropologist Margaret Mead publishes Coming of Age in Samoa.
1928/--/-- 15 - American comedy team Amos 'n' Andy produce their first radio show.
1928/--/-- 15 - American composer Virgil Thomson writes the opera Four Saints in Three Acts.
1928/--/-- 15 - Arturo Toscanini is made conductor of the New York Philharmonic.
1928/--/-- 15 - Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur's play The Front Page is produced.
1928/--/-- 15 - Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill collaborate on the play The Threepenny Opera.
1928/--/-- 15 - British bacteriologist Alexander Fleming discovers penicillin.
1928/--/-- 15 - Chiang Kai-shek captures Peking; the Kuomintang government is established.
1928/--/-- 15 - English novelist Evelyn Waugh publishes Decline and Fall.
1928/--/-- 15 - English physicist Paul Dirac formulates a mathematical description of elementary particles.
1928/--/-- 15 - French composer Maurice Ravel composes the ballet Bolero.
1928/--/-- 15 - Heisenberg's uncertainty principle
1928/--/-- 15 - Luis Bunuel and Salvador Dali collaborate on the surrealist film Un Chien andalou.
1928/--/-- 15 - Spanish poet Federico Garcia Lorca publishes Gypsy Ballads.
1928/--/-- 15 - The Chaco War breaks out between Bolivia and Paraguay over territorial disputes.
1928/--/-- 15 - The Kellog-Briand Pact outlawing war is signed by 15 nations.
1928/--/-- 15 - The first Five-Year Plan for economic reform begins in the Soviet Union.
1928/--/-- 15 - Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse appears in Steamboat Willie, the first sound cartoon.
1928/10/-- 15 - World Series NL ST. LOUIS (0) AL NEW YORK (4)
1929/--/-- 16 - Alexander institutes absolute rule as king of Yugoslavia.
1929/--/-- 16 - American explorer Richard E. Byrd flies over the South Pole.
1929/--/-- 16 - American novelist William Faulkner publishes The Sound and the Fury.
1929/--/-- 16 - British poet Robert Graves publishes his war memoir Goodbye To All That.
1929/--/-- 16 - Erich Maria Remarque publishes his war novel All Quiet On the Western Front.
1929/--/-- 16 - Ernest Hemingway writes the war novel A Farewell To Arms.
1929/--/-- 16 - French artist and writer Jean Cocteau publishes Les Enfants Terribles.
1929/--/-- 16 - Heinrich Himmler is appointed head of the SS, Hitler's blackshirted elite guard.
1929/--/-- 16 - Herbert C. Hoover (Republican) becomes president of the United States
1929/--/-- 16 - Hoover is inaugurated as the 31st U.S. president; Curtis becomes vice-president.
1929/--/-- 16 - Jews and Arabs clash at the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem.
1929/--/-- 16 - Seven Chicago gangsters are machine-gunned in the St. Valentine's Day Massacre.
1929/--/-- 16 - Soviet leader Joseph Stalin exiles Leon Trotsky.
1929/--/-- 16 - Stock Market crashes
1929/--/-- 16 - The Lateran Treaty creates the independent state of the Vatican City.
1929/--/-- 16 - The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) is founded in New York City.
1929/--/-- 16 - The Wall Street crash leads to a world-wide economic depression.
1929/--/-- 16 - The Workers Party of America is renamed the Communist Party of the United States.
1929/--/-- 16 - The first Academy Awards are presented; Wings wins best-picture prize.
1929/10/-- 16 - World Series NL CHICAGO (1) AL PHILADELPHIA (4)
1930/--/-- 17 - American artist Edward Hopper paints Early Sunday Morning.
1930/--/-- 17 - American astronomer Clyde W. Tombaugh discovers the planet Pluto.
1930/--/-- 17 - American poet Hart Crane publishes The Bridge.
1930/--/-- 17 - Artist Grant Wood paints American Gothic.
1930/--/-- 17 - British engineer Frank Whittle patents a gas turbine engine for jet aircraft.
1930/--/-- 17 - Carol II is proclaimed king of Romania.
1930/--/-- 17 - Dashiell Hammett publishes the detective novel The Maltese Falcon.
1930/--/-- 17 - English-born American writer W. H. Auden publishes his Poems.
1930/--/-- 17 - Getulio Vargas is appointed president of Brazil after a military coup.
1930/--/-- 17 - Haile Selassie is declared emperor of Ethiopia.
1930/--/-- 17 - Marlene Dietrich stars in Josef von Sternberg's film The Blue Angel.
1930/--/-- 17 - Noel Coward's play Private Lives is produced in London.
1930/--/-- 17 - The British airship R101 crashes in France.
1930/--/-- 17 - The city of Constantinople is re-named Istanbul.
1930/--/-- 17 - Vannevar Bush develops a differential analyzer, an early type of analog computer.
1930/--/-- 17 - Worldwide depression begins
1930/10/-- 17 - World Series NL ST. LOUIS (2) AL PHILADELPHIA (4)
1930/10/31 18 *** Benson, Alcie Mae [1st cousin once removed] - Born to Benson, Richard Oscar and Little, Alice Bessie Brownfield, Terry, Texas
1930/11/13 18 *** Benson, Alcie Mae [1st cousin once removed] - Died Brownfield, Terry, Texas Brownfield, Terry, Texas Brownfield, Terry, Texas
1931/--/-- 18 - American cartoonist Chester Gould creates the adventure comic strip Dick Tracy.
1931/--/-- 18 - American journalist and writer Damon Runyon publishes Guys and Dolls.
1931/--/-- 18 - American writer Pearl Buck publishes The Good Earth.
1931/--/-- 18 - Auguste Piccard makes the first manned balloon flight into the stratosphere.
1931/--/-- 18 - Ben Shahn begins a series of paintings inspired by the Sacco-Vanzetti case.
1931/--/-- 18 - Chicago gangster Al Capone is jailed for income tax evasion.
1931/--/-- 18 - Explorer George Hubert Wilkins makes a submarine voyage under the Arctic ice.
1931/--/-- 18 - Japanese forces occupy Manchuria.
1931/--/-- 18 - Lawrence invents cyclotron
1931/--/-- 18 - Organic chemist W. H. Carothers invents nylon, the first successful synthetic fiber.
1931/--/-- 18 - Radio astronomy begins when Karl Jansky detects radio waves from space.
1931/--/-- 18 - Spain is declared a republic; King Alfonso XIII abdicates.
1931/--/-- 18 - The Empire State Building becomes the tallest building in the world.
1931/--/-- 18 - The Star-Spangled Banner becomes the U.S. national anthem.
1931/10/-- 18 - World Series NL ST. LOUIS (4) AL PHILADELPHIA (3)
1932/--/-- 19 - American physicist Carl D. Anderson discovers the positron.
1932/--/-- 19 - American sculptor Alexander Calder creates his first mobile.
1932/--/-- 19 - American southern author Erskine Caldwell publishes Tobacco Road.
1932/--/-- 19 - Antonio de Oliveira Salazar assumes dictatorial powers as premier of Portugal.
1932/--/-- 19 - Arab leader Ibn Saud founds the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
1932/--/-- 19 - British author Aldous Huxley publishes Brave New World.
1932/--/-- 19 - Charles Lindbergh's infant son is kidnapped.
1932/--/-- 19 - Eamon de Valera is elected president of the Republic of Ireland.
1932/--/-- 19 - Engelbert Dollfuss is elected chancellor of Austria.
1932/--/-- 19 - English physicist James Chadwick discovers the neutron.
1932/--/-- 19 - Presidential nominee Franklin D. Roosevelt pledges a New Deal.
1932/--/-- 19 - Radio City Music Hall opens in New York City's Rockefeller Center.
1932/--/-- 19 - Revolution in Siam (Thailand) replaces the monarchy with a constitutional government.
1932/--/-- 19 - Sir Oswald Mosley founds the British Union of Fascists.
1932/--/-- 19 - The Bonus Army of war veterans is dispersed by troops in Washington, D.C.
1932/--/-- 19 - The Royal Shakespeare Theater opens at Stratford-on-Avon, England.
1932/--/-- 19 - The first particle accelerator is built at the Cavendish Laboratory in England.
1932/09/22 19 *** Benson, Roy Lee [1st cousin once removed] - Born to Benson, Richard Oscar and Little, Alice Bessie Brownfield, Terry, Texas
1932/10/-- 19 - World Series NL CHICAGO (0) AL NEW YORK (4)
1933/--/-- 20 - A fossilized skull of the prehistoric Steinheim man is found in Germany.
1933/--/-- 20 - Actor Charles Laughton stars in the film The Private Life of Henry VIII.
1933/--/-- 20 - Busby Berkeley choreographs the dances for the film Gold Diggers of 1933.
1933/--/-- 20 - Dancers Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers star in the film Flying Down to Rio.
1933/--/-- 20 - Edwin Armstrong invents frequency modulation (FM) to eliminate radio static.
1933/--/-- 20 - Fiorello La Guardia is elected mayor of New York City for the first time.
1933/--/-- 20 - Frances Perkins becomes the first woman cabinet member in U.S. history.
1933/--/-- 20 - Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat) becomes president of the United States
1933/--/-- 20 - French novelist and political activist Andre Malraux publishes Man's Fate.
1933/--/-- 20 - Fulgencio Batista leads a military coup against Gerardo Machado y Morales in Cuba.
1933/--/-- 20 - Jimmy and Tommy Dorsey found their first swing band.
1933/--/-- 20 - Joseph Goebbels is appointed as minister of propaganda for the Nazi party.
1933/--/-- 20 - Mae West stars in the films She Done Him Wrong and I'm No Angel.
1933/--/-- 20 - Norwegian fascist Vidkun Quisling founds the National Unity party.
1933/--/-- 20 - President Paul von Hindenburg names Adolf Hitler as chancellor of Germany.
1933/--/-- 20 - Roosevelt begins "New Deal"
1933/--/-- 20 - Roosevelt is inaugurated as the 32nd U.S. president; Garner becomes vice-president.
1933/--/-- 20 - The 21st Amendment ends the prohibition era in the U.S.
1933/--/-- 20 - The Marx Brothers star in the classic comedy film Duck Soup.
1933/--/-- 20 - The National Recovery Administration (NRA) is launched by President Roosevelt.
1933/--/-- 20 - The Nazis erect the first concentration camps in Germany.
1933/--/-- 20 - The Public Works Administration (PWA) is formed to fund public construction projects.
1933/--/-- 20 - The Reichstag fire gives the Nazis a pretext for outlawing the German Communist party.
1933/--/-- 20 - The Stavisky affair causes a financial scandal in France.
1933/10/-- 20 - World Series NL NEW YORK (4) AL WASHINGTON (1)
1933/10/08 20 *** Little, Janie Maud [1st cousin] - Died
1934/--/-- 21 - Adolf Hitler becomes "Fueher" of Germany
1934/--/-- 21 - Alexander, king of Yugoslavia, is assassinated; his son Peter II succeeds him.
1934/--/-- 21 - American cartoonist Al Capp begins the comic strip Li'l Abner.
1934/--/-- 21 - Chancellor Engelbert Dollfuss is murdered by Austrian Nazis.
1934/--/-- 21 - Cole Porter writes the score for the Broadway musical Anything Goes.
1934/--/-- 21 - Drought leads to severe dust storms in the Dust Bowl region of the Great Plains.
1934/--/-- 21 - Elijah Muhammad becomes leader of the Nation of Islam (the Black Muslims).
1934/--/-- 21 - Fermi creates plutonium
1934/--/-- 21 - George Balanchine and Lincoln Kirstein found The School of American Ballet.
1934/--/-- 21 - Henry Miller publishes the Tropic of Cancer. (It is banned in the U.S. until 1961.)
1934/--/-- 21 - Hitler becomes Fuhrer (leader) of Germany after Hindenburg's death.
1934/--/-- 21 - John Dillinger, public enemy number one, is killed by the FBI.
1934/--/-- 21 - Lazaro Cardenas is chosen by Plutarco Calles as president of Mexico.
1934/--/-- 21 - Lillian Hellman's play The Children's Hour is produced.
1934/--/-- 21 - Mao Tse-tung leads the Chinese Communists on the Long March.
1934/--/-- 21 - Naturalist Charles W. Beebe makes a record dive of 3,028 ft in a bathyscaphe.
1934/--/-- 21 - SA leader Ernst Roehm is assassinated on the orders of Hitler.
1934/--/-- 21 - Surrealist artist Rene Magritte paints The Human Condition.
1934/--/-- 21 - The British ocean liner Queen Mary is launched.
1934/--/-- 21 - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is formed to regulate broadcasting.
1934/--/-- 21 - The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is formed to protect U.S. investors.
1934/09/29 21 *** Little, Daniel Edgar [1st cousin] - Died info. in the Star Telegram, Fort Worth, info. in the Star Telegram, Fort Worth, Texas newspaper
1934/10/-- 21 - World Series NL ST. LOUIS (4) AL DETROIT (3)
1935/--/-- 22 - American writer Thomas Wolfe publishes Of Time and the River.
1935/--/-- 22 - Arthur Dempster discovers U-235, the isotope of uranium used in atomic bombs.
1935/--/-- 22 - Child film actress Shirley Temple stars in The Little Colonel.
1935/--/-- 22 - Controversial Louisiana senator Huey P. Long is assassinated.
1935/--/-- 22 - Eduard Benes succeeds Tomas Masaryk as president of Czechoslovakia.
1935/--/-- 22 - Errol Flynn stars in the swashbuckling adventure film Captain Blood.
1935/--/-- 22 - Filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock directs The 39 Steps.
1935/--/-- 22 - George Gershwin composes the modern American opera Porgy and Bess.
1935/--/-- 22 - Hitler announces German rearmament in violation of the Treaty of Versailles.
1935/--/-- 22 - Italy invades Abyssinia (now Ethiopia).
1935/--/-- 22 - King of Swing Benny Goodman forms the Benny Goodman Trio.
1935/--/-- 22 - Leni Riefenstahl directs the Nazi propaganda film Triumph of the Will.
1935/--/-- 22 - Physicist Hideki Yukawa predicts the existence of the meson subatomic particle.
1935/--/-- 22 - Robert Sherwood's play The Petrified Forest is produced.
1935/--/-- 22 - Scottish physicist Robert Watson-Watt patents the first practical radar system.
1935/--/-- 22 - Social Security Act provides retirement insurance
1935/--/-- 22 - Swedish film actress Greta Garbo stars in Anna Karenina.
1935/--/-- 22 - The Monopoly board game is patented in the U.S.
1935/--/-- 22 - The Moscow subway is opened.
1935/--/-- 22 - The Nuremberg Racial Laws deprive German Jews of their citizenship.
1935/--/-- 22 - The monarchy is restored in Greece under George II.
1935/07/19 22 *** Benson, girl Stillborn [1st cousin once removed] - Born to Benson, Richard Oscar and Little, Alice Bessie Brownfield, Terry, Texas
1935/08/02 22 *** Little, Alice Bessie [1st cousin] - Died Brownfield, Terry, Texas Brownfield, Terry, Texas Brownfield, Terry, Texas
1935/10/-- 22 - World Series NL CHICAGO (2) AL DETROIT (4)
1936/--/-- 23 - Black athlete Jesse Owens wins 4 gold medals at the Berlin Olympic Games.
1936/--/-- 23 - Boulder Dam is completed in Arizona (it is renamed Hoover Dam in 1947).
1936/--/-- 23 - Edward VIII abdicates as king of Great Britain; he is succeeded by George VI.
1936/--/-- 23 - HItler and Mussolini announce the Rome-Berlin Axis (alliance).
1936/--/-- 23 - Henry R. Luce begins publishing Life magazine.
1936/--/-- 23 - Ioannis Metaxas establishes a dictatorship in Greece.
1936/--/-- 23 - Italy and Germany send military forces and aid to support Franco in Spain.
1936/--/-- 23 - Italy annexes Abyssinia (Ethiopia); Emperor Haile Selassie is exiled.
1936/--/-- 23 - Japan concludes the Anti-Comintern Pact with Germany.
1936/--/-- 23 - John Maynard Keynes writes The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money.
1936/--/-- 23 - Margaret Mitchell publishes her only novel Gone With the Wind.
1936/--/-- 23 - Olympic ice skater Sonja Henie turns professional.
1936/--/-- 23 - Spanish Civil War
1936/--/-- 23 - Stalin begins the Great Purge of Soviet Russia's political and military leadership.
1936/--/-- 23 - The British Broadcasting Service (BBC) begins the first public television service.
1936/--/-- 23 - The Soviet Union and the International Brigades support the Nationalists in Spain.
1936/--/-- 23 - The Spanish Civil War begins when General Franco leads a military revolt.
1936/--/-- 23 - The works of the composer Dmitry Shostakovich are denounced in Russia.
1936/01/-- 23 - Edward VIII succeeds as King of Great Britain and Ireland.
1936/10/-- 23 - World Series NL NEW YORK (2) AL NEW YORK (4)
1936/12/10 24 - George VI succeeds as King of Great Britain and Ireland upon the abdication of E
1937/--/-- 24 - American author John Steinbeck publishes Of Mice and Men.
1937/--/-- 24 - Anastasio Somoza Garcia becomes president of Nicaragua.
1937/--/-- 24 - Aviatrix Amelia Earhart is lost during a flight across the Pacific.
1937/--/-- 24 - Ballet dancer Margot Fonteyn debuts in Giselle at Sadler's Wells, London.
1937/--/-- 24 - Danish author Isak Dinesen publishes her autobiography Out of Africa.
1937/--/-- 24 - Dow Chemical develops plastics
1937/--/-- 24 - English writer and scholar J.R.R. Tolkien publishes the fantasy novel The Hobbit.
1937/--/-- 24 - Farouk succeeds Fuad I as king of Egypt.
1937/--/-- 24 - Frank Lloyd Wright begins building the Taliesin West complex in Arizona.
1937/--/-- 24 - French filmmaker Jean Renoir directs Grand Illusion.
1937/--/-- 24 - German aircraft supporting Franco's forces destroy the town of Guernica in Spain.
1937/--/-- 24 - Joe Louis the Brown Bomber wins the heavyweight boxing championship.
1937/--/-- 24 - Nationalist and Communist forces unite to combat the Japanese in China.
1937/--/-- 24 - Neville Chamberlain succeeds Stanley Baldwin as prime minister of Britain.
1937/--/-- 24 - Swing bandleader Artie Shaw records Begin the Beguine.
1937/--/-- 24 - The Duke of Windsor (former King Edward VIII) marries the divorcee Mrs. Simpson.
1937/--/-- 24 - The German airship Hindenburg is destroyed by fire at Lakehurst, N.J.
1937/--/-- 24 - The Golden Gate Bridge is opened in San Francisco.
1937/--/-- 24 - The Japanese invasion of China begins the Second Sino-Japanese War.
1937/05/02 24 - George VI crowned King of Great Britain and Ireland at Westminster Abbey by Cosm
1937/10/-- 24 - World Series NL NEW YORK (1) AL NEW YORK (4)
1938/--/-- 25 - A coelacanth, a fish thought extinct for 65 million years, is caught off the cost of Africa.
1938/--/-- 25 - American composer Aaron Copland writes the ballet score for Billy the Kid.
1938/--/-- 25 - American singer Ella Fitzgerald records A-tisket, A-tasket.
1938/--/-- 25 - British prime minister Neville Chamberlain declares "peace for our time."
1938/--/-- 25 - Chamberlain and Daladier appease Hitler at the Munich Conference.
1938/--/-- 25 - Chester Carlson invents xerography, the first electrostatic dry-copying process.
1938/--/-- 25 - Don Budge becomes the first player to win the Grand Slam (4 tennis championships).
1938/--/-- 25 - General Franco isolates the Republican forces in Spain and attacks Catalonia.
1938/--/-- 25 - German chemist Otto Hahn discovers the principles of nuclear fission.
1938/--/-- 25 - Germany occupies the Sudetenland in western Czechoslovakia.
1938/--/-- 25 - Hitler invades Austria; a union (Anschluss) of Austria and Germany is proclaimed.
1938/--/-- 25 - Hungarian Lajos Biro invents the first practical ball-point pen.
1938/--/-- 25 - Ismet Inonu succeeds Kemal Atuturk as president of Turkey.
1938/--/-- 25 - Jewish property is attacked in Germany in the Kristallnacht (night of broken glass).
1938/--/-- 25 - Jewish psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud flees to England to escape Nazi persecution.
1938/--/-- 25 - Orson Welles' radio broadcast of War of the Worlds causes panic in the U.S.
1938/--/-- 25 - Swing musician Glenn Miller organizes his band.
1938/--/-- 25 - The House Committee on Un-American Activities investigates U.S. subversives.
1938/--/-- 25 - The U.S. and Britain send aid to the Chinese in their war against Japan.
1938/--/-- 25 - Thornton Wilder wins the Pulitzer Prize for his play Our Town.
1938/--/-- 25 - Walt Disney's feature-length cartoon Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is shown.
1938/10/-- 25 - World Series NL CHICAGO (0) AL NEW YORK (4)
1939/--/-- 26 - American author Nathanael West publishes The Day of the Locust.
1939/--/-- 26 - American novelist John Steinbeck publishes The Grapes of Wrath.
1939/--/-- 26 - An Anglo-Saxon burial ship is excavated at Sutton Hoo in England.
1939/--/-- 26 - Britain and France declare war on Germany but are unable to aid Poland.
1939/--/-- 26 - Child film actress Judy Garland stars in the musical The Wizard of Oz.
1939/--/-- 26 - Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh star in the film Gone With the Wind.
1939/--/-- 26 - English author Christopher Isherwood publishes Goodbye to Berlin.
1939/--/-- 26 - Foreign ministers Ribbentrop and Molotov sign the Nazi-Soviet Pact of nonaggression.
1939/--/-- 26 - General Franco's forces capture Madrid, ending the Spanish Civil War.
1939/--/-- 26 - Germany and Italy form the Pact of Steel military alliance.
1939/--/-- 26 - Germany invades Poland, beginning World War II.
1939/--/-- 26 - Igor Sikorsky develops America's first successful helicopter.
1939/--/-- 26 - Italian forces occupy Albania; King Zog is forced into exile.
1939/--/-- 26 - Physical chemist Linus Pauling publishes The Nature of the Chemical Bond.
1939/--/-- 26 - President Roosevelt (prompted by Einstein) orders a U.S. effort to build an atomic bomb.
1939/--/-- 26 - President Roosevelt declares U.S. neutrality in World War II.
1939/--/-- 26 - Robert Gordon Menzies succeeds Joseph Lyons as prime minister of Australia.
1939/--/-- 26 - Soviet troops invade Poland; Germany and the USSR partition the country.
1939/--/-- 26 - Swiss chemist Paul Muller discovers the chemical insecticide DDT.
1939/--/-- 26 - The He 176, the first jet airplane, takes to the air in Germany.
1939/--/-- 26 - The Russo-Finnish War begins with the Soviet invasion of Finland.
1939/--/-- 26 - The first nylon stockings are marketed.
1939/--/-- 26 - World War II begins
1939/01/18 26 *** Benson, Glendon Lucile [Sister] & Stack, Edward Paul - Married
1939/07/04 26 *** Stack, Thomas Edward [Nephew] - Born to Stack, Edward Paul and Benson, Glendon Lucile Akron, Summit, Ohio
1939/10/-- 26 - World Series NL CINCINNATI (0) AL NEW YORK (4)
1940/--/-- 27 - American novelist Carson McCullers publishes The Heart is a Lonely Hunter.
1940/--/-- 27 - Bing Crosby, Bob Hope and Dorothy Lamour star in the film Road to Singapore.
1940/--/-- 27 - British air victory in the Battle of Britain prevents the German invasion of England.
1940/--/-- 27 - Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn star in the film The Philadelphia Story.
1940/--/-- 27 - Ernest Hemingway publishes For Whom the Bell Tolls.
1940/--/-- 27 - Exiled revolutionary Leon Trotsky is assassinated in Mexico on Stalin's orders.
1940/--/-- 27 - General Charles de Gaulle rallies Free French resistance in London.
1940/--/-- 27 - German forces reach Paris; Vichy France under Marshal Petain signs an armistice.
1940/--/-- 27 - Germany invades Denmark and Norway; Allied forces aid Norway but are defeated.
1940/--/-- 27 - Italian forces invade Egypt but are repulsed; the British invade Libya.
1940/--/-- 27 - Italy declares war on the Allies and invades southern France.
1940/--/-- 27 - Japan joins the Axis alliance and occupies northern French Indochina (Vietnam).
1940/--/-- 27 - King Carol II of Romania abdicates; Romania and Hungary join the Axis forces.
1940/--/-- 27 - Prehistoric cave paintings are discovered at Lascaux in France.
1940/--/-- 27 - Radar wins Battle of Britian
1940/--/-- 27 - Raymond Chandler publishes the detective novel Farewell, My Lovely.
1940/--/-- 27 - The British expeditionary force is evacuated from Dunkerque in France.
1940/--/-- 27 - The German army begins a blitzkrieg attack on Holland, Belgium, and France.
1940/--/-- 27 - The Soviet Union annexes the Baltic States of Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia.
1940/--/-- 27 - The Tacoma Narrows bridge collapses because of oscillations caused by the wind.
1940/--/-- 27 - Winston Churchill becomes British prime minister after Chamberlain resigns.
1940/10/-- 27 - World Series NL CINCINNATI (4) AL DETROIT (3)
1941/--/-- 28 - A British task force sinks the German pocket battleship Bismarck.
1941/--/-- 28 - Baseball player Joe DiMaggio sets a new record for hitting in 56 consecutive games.
1941/--/-- 28 - Benchley Park computers sabotage German Enigma
1941/--/-- 28 - Churchill and Roosevelt's Atlantic Charter meeting establishes war and peace aims.
1941/--/-- 28 - German U-boats inflict heavy losses on British shipping in the Battle of the Atlantic.
1941/--/-- 28 - German paratroopers land on Crete and capture the island from the British.
1941/--/-- 28 - German playwright Bertholt Brecht writes Mother Courage and Her Children.
1941/--/-- 28 - Germany invades Yugoslavia and Greece; British forces are evacuated to Crete.
1941/--/-- 28 - Germany invades the Soviet Union.
1941/--/-- 28 - Gutzon Borglum completes the sculptured heads of four presidents at Mount Rushmore.
1941/--/-- 28 - Ho Chi Minh organizes the Viet Minh to combat the Japanese in Indochina.
1941/--/-- 28 - Japanese forces capture Hong Kong and invade Malaya and the Philippines.
1941/--/-- 28 - Karsh's photographic portrait of Churchill becomes a symbol of British resistance.
1941/--/-- 28 - Nazi leader Rudolf Hess flies to England on a quixotic peace mission.
1941/--/-- 28 - Orson Welles directs the film Citizen Kane.
1941/--/-- 28 - President Roosevelt talks of Four Freedoms in his State of the Union speech.
1941/--/-- 28 - Swedish film actress Greta Garbo retires.
1941/--/-- 28 - The German Africa Corps under Erwin Rommel begins an offensive in North Africa.
1941/--/-- 28 - The German Blitz, the nighttime bombing of London, is at its height.
1941/--/-- 28 - The German advance on Moscow is halted by the winter weather.
1941/--/-- 28 - The Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor; America enters World War II.
1941/--/-- 28 - The Japanese occupy Indochina and move into Cambodia (Kampuchea) and Thailand.
1941/--/-- 28 - The Lend-Lease Act allows the transfer of U.S. war materials to Britain and China.
1941/--/-- 28 - The U.S. freezes Japanese assets in retaliation for Japan's territorial aggression.
1941/--/-- 28 - U.S. troops occupy Iceland to forestall its occupation by Germany.
1941/09/11 28 *** Benson, Richard Oscar [Brother] - Died Seagraves, Terry, Texas Seagraves, Terry, Texas Old Brownfield Cemetery, Terry, Texas
1941/10/-- 28 - World Series NL BROOKLYN (1) AL NEW YORK (4)
1942/--/-- 29 - A Russian counterattack isolates the Sixth Army at Stalingrad; Hitler orders no retreat.
1942/--/-- 29 - A U.S. fleet defeats the Japanese at the Battle of Midway.
1942/--/-- 29 - Actor James Cagney wins an Academy Award for the film Yankee Doodle Dandie.
1942/--/-- 29 - American B-25 bombers make the Doolittle Raid on Tokyo.
1942/--/-- 29 - American and Filipino forces retreat to the Bataan Peninsula in the Philippines.
1942/--/-- 29 - American crooner Bing Crosby records the hit song White Christmas.
1942/--/-- 29 - American forces in the Philippines surrender; the Bataan death march begins.
1942/--/-- 29 - American humorist James Thurber publishes The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.
1942/--/-- 29 - French writer Albert Camus publishes The Stranger.
1942/--/-- 29 - Gandhi is arrested after the Quit India movement demands a British withdrawal.
1942/--/-- 29 - General MacArthur is ordered to the leave the Philippines; he vows I shall return.
1942/--/-- 29 - German forces occupy Vichy France; the French fleet is scuttled in Toulon harbor.
1942/--/-- 29 - Hitler proposes the Final Solution of the Jewish Question; the Holocaust begins.
1942/--/-- 29 - Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman star in the classic film Casablanca.
1942/--/-- 29 - Italian filmmaker Luchino Visconti directs his first film Ossessione.
1942/--/-- 29 - Manhattan Project scientists under Fermi produce the first controlled chain reaction.
1942/--/-- 29 - Rommel's Africa Corps capture Tobruk and drive the British back to Egypt.
1942/--/-- 29 - The British Eighth Army under Montgomery begins a new drive into Libya.
1942/--/-- 29 - The German advance in the Caucasus is halted at Stalingrad (now Volgograd).
1942/--/-- 29 - The German advance on Egypt is halted at the Battle of El-Alamein.
1942/--/-- 29 - The Japanese conquer Malaya, Singapore, Indonesia and Burma.
1942/--/-- 29 - The RAF makes the first 1,000 bomber raid on the German city of Cologne.
1942/--/-- 29 - The Soviet southern offensive is halted; the Germans advance on the Caucasus.
1942/--/-- 29 - The U.S. government transfers 110,000 Japanese Americans to internment camps.
1942/--/-- 29 - U.S. Marines invade Guadalcanal, beginning the campaign of re-conquest.
1942/--/-- 29 - U.S. forces under General Eisenhower invade Morocco and Algeria.
1942/--/-- 29 - V-2 (Vengeance Weapon 2) rockets are tested at Peenemunde in Germany.
1942/10/-- 29 - World Series NL ST. LOUIS (4) AL NEW YORK (1)
1942/12/29 30 *** Benson, Eliza Frances [Aunt] - Died Lived there about 7 years. Lived there about 7 years. Tenn.
1943/--/-- 30 - American aircraft join the RAF in round the clock bombing of Germany.
1943/--/-- 30 - American author Carson McCullers publishes The Ballad of the Sad Cafe.
1943/--/-- 30 - American writer Ayn Rand publishes The Fountainhead.
1943/--/-- 30 - Churchill and Roosevelt meet at Casablanca to plan their war strategy.
1943/--/-- 30 - Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin meet at the Tehran Conference.
1943/--/-- 30 - French existentialist writer Jean Paul Sartre publishes Being and Nothingness.
1943/--/-- 30 - French writer and feminist Simone de Beauvoir publishes She Came to Stay.
1943/--/-- 30 - German paratroopers rescue Mussolini.
1943/--/-- 30 - Marine explorer Jacques-Yves Cousteau invents the Aqualung (scuba).
1943/--/-- 30 - Marshal Badoglio signs an armistice with the Allies; Italy declares war on Germany.
1943/--/-- 30 - Mussolini is deposed; Marshal Badoglio assumes power in Italy.
1943/--/-- 30 - Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein's musical Oklahoma! is produced.
1943/--/-- 30 - Robert Oppenheimer establishes the Los Alamos laboratory to build the atomic bomb.
1943/--/-- 30 - Singer Paul Robeson stars in the title role of the Broadway production of Othello.
1943/--/-- 30 - The Allied armies invade Sicily.
1943/--/-- 30 - The Allies invade the southern tip of Italy.
1943/--/-- 30 - The British and American armies link up in Africa; 250,000 Axis prisoners are taken.
1943/--/-- 30 - The German Sixth Army surrenders at Stalingrad; 100,000 are taken prisoner.
1943/--/-- 30 - The Germans suppress a revolt by Polish Jews; the Warsaw ghetto is destroyed.
1943/--/-- 30 - The Russian offensive reaches the Dnepr River; Kiev and Smolensk are recaptured.
1943/--/-- 30 - The Russians defeat the Germans at Kursk in the largest tank battle in history.
1943/01/14 30 *** Stack, Richard Glenn [Nephew] - Born to Stack, Edward Paul and Benson, Glendon Lucile Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio
1943/10/-- 30 - World Series NL ST. LOUIS (1) AL NEW YORK (4)
1944/--/-- 31 - A British airborne landing at Arnhem in the Netherlands is repulsed by the Germans.
1944/--/-- 31 - Aaron Copland composes the ballet Appalachian Spring.
1944/--/-- 31 - Allied D-Day invasion forces land at Normandy in northern France.
1944/--/-- 31 - Allied forces break out from the Normandy enclave and liberate Paris.
1944/--/-- 31 - Allied forces in Italy land behind the German Gustav Line at Anzio.
1944/--/-- 31 - American aircraft from the Marianas begin the strategic bombing of Japan.
1944/--/-- 31 - American forces under General Mark Clark occupy Rome.
1944/--/-- 31 - An Allied invasion force lands in southern France.
1944/--/-- 31 - British forces begin the reconquest of Burma from the Japanese.
1944/--/-- 31 - British forces occupy Athens and intervene in a communist inspired civil war.
1944/--/-- 31 - Child film actors Mickey Rooney and Elizabeth Taylor star in National Velvet.
1944/--/-- 31 - Communist resistance fighters under Josip Broz-Tito liberate Yugoslavia.
1944/--/-- 31 - English writer Somerset Maugham publishes The Razor's Edge.
1944/--/-- 31 - Evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson dies from an accidental drug overdose.
1944/--/-- 31 - French novelist Colette writes Gigi.
1944/--/-- 31 - German officers attempt to assassinate Hitler.
1944/--/-- 31 - Normandy landings
1944/--/-- 31 - Oswald Avery determines that DNA is the hereditary material of the cell.
1944/--/-- 31 - Polish resistance fighters are defeated by the Germans in the Warsaw Uprising.
1944/--/-- 31 - Romania and Bulgaria sign an armistice with the Allies and declare war on Germany.
1944/--/-- 31 - Roosevelt is reelected for an unprecedented fourth term; Truman becomes vice-president.
1944/--/-- 31 - Soviet forces cross the Romanian border and reconquer the Crimea.
1944/--/-- 31 - Soviet forces reach the suburbs of Warsaw in Poland.
1944/--/-- 31 - Tennessee Williams' play The Glass Menagerie is produced.
1944/--/-- 31 - The G.I. Bill of Rights is established to provide assistance to war veterans.
1944/--/-- 31 - The German army launches the Battle of the Bulge, its last counteroffensive.
1944/--/-- 31 - The Soviet's relieve the city of Leningrad after a German siege lasting 890 days.
1944/--/-- 31 - The U.S. First Army occupies Aachen -- the first German city to fall to the Allies.
1944/--/-- 31 - The World Bank is established to assist European postwar recovery.
1944/--/-- 31 - U.S. Marines invade Guam and Saipan in the Marianas.
1944/--/-- 31 - U.S. forces under Admiral Nimitz defeat a Japanese fleet in the Battle of the Philippine Sea.
1944/--/-- 31 - V-1 (and later the V-2) weapons of vengeance are launched against London.
1944/05/25 31 *** Benson, Nancy Sue [Niece] - Born to Benson, Roy Lee and Sumners, Nancy Nurline Akron, Summit, Ohio
1944/10/-- 31 - World Series NL ST. LOUIS (4) AL ST. LOUIS (2)
1945/--/-- 32 - Advancing Allied armies discover Nazi extermination camps.
1945/--/-- 32 - Allied forces cross the Rhine and begin the final assault on Germany.
1945/--/-- 32 - British actor Laurence Olivier wins critical acclaim for his portrayal of Richard III.
1945/--/-- 32 - British author George Orwell publishes the satirical fable Animal Farm.
1945/--/-- 32 - Charlie "Bird" Parker and Dizzy Gillespie make the first bebop recordings.
1945/--/-- 32 - Churchill is defeated in the British elections by Labour leader Clement Attlee.
1945/--/-- 32 - Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin meet at the Yalta Conference.
1945/--/-- 32 - Churchill, Truman and Stalin hold the last wartime conference at Potsdam.
1945/--/-- 32 - Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Jordan and Yemen form the Arab League.
1945/--/-- 32 - French dramatist Jean Giraudoux writes the play The Madwoman of Chaillot.
1945/--/-- 32 - General MacArthur heads the U.S. occupation forces in Japan.
1945/--/-- 32 - German jet aircraft are unable to prevent mass Allied air attacks.
1945/--/-- 32 - German playwright Bertholt Brecht writes The Caucasian Chalk Circle.
1945/--/-- 32 - German rocket engineer Wernher Von Braun continues his research in the U.S.
1945/--/-- 32 - Germany and Austria are divided between the Allies into 4 zones of occupation.
1945/--/-- 32 - Harry S. Truman (Democrat) becomes president of the United States
1945/--/-- 32 - Hitler commits suicide in his Berlin bunker; Germany surrenders to the Allies.
1945/--/-- 32 - Ho Chi Minh proclaims the independence of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam.
1945/--/-- 32 - Indonesian nationalists led by Sukarno proclaim the nation independent.
1945/--/-- 32 - Japan signs an armistice with the Allies, ending World War II.
1945/--/-- 32 - Korea is divided between U.S. and Soviet occupation forces along the 38th parallel.
1945/--/-- 32 - Marshal Zhukov's Soviet troops launch the final attack on Berlin.
1945/--/-- 32 - Mussolini is killed by Italian partisans.
1945/--/-- 32 - Nationalists and Communist forces resume their civil war in China.
1945/--/-- 32 - Roberto Rosselini's neorealist "Open City"
1945/--/-- 32 - Romulo Betancourt becomes president of Venezuela for the first time.
1945/--/-- 32 - Roosevelt dies; Harry S. Truman is inaugurated as the 33rd U.S. president.
1945/--/-- 32 - Singer Frank Sinatra stars in the film musical Anchors Aweigh.
1945/--/-- 32 - Suicide attacks by Japanese kamikaze pilots are unable to stem the U.S. advances.
1945/--/-- 32 - The Soviet Union declares war on Japan.
1945/--/-- 32 - The U.S. drops atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
1945/--/-- 32 - The United Nations is formed; Trygve Halvdan Lie becomes secretary-general (1946).
1945/--/-- 32 - The trial of Nazi war criminals begins at Nuremberg in Germany.
1945/--/-- 32 - Tito becomes head of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
1945/--/-- 32 - U.S. A-bombs Japan
1945/--/-- 32 - U.S. Marines invade the Japanese islands of Iwo Jima and Okinawa.
1945/--/-- 32 - U.S. forces under MacArthur liberate the Philippines.
1945/--/-- 32 - United Nations formed
1945/--/-- 32 - World War II ends
1945/10/-- 32 - World Series NL CHICAGO (3) AL DETROIT (4)
1946/--/-- 33 - American author Robert Penn Warren publishes All the King's Men.
1946/--/-- 33 - Communists abolish the monarchy in Bulgaria; Georgi Dimitrov becomes premier.
1946/--/-- 33 - Dr. Spock publishes The Commonsense Book of Baby and Child Care.
1946/--/-- 33 - ELAS communist forces begin a civil war in Greece.
1946/--/-- 33 - ENIAC, the first successful electronic digital computer, becomes operational.
1946/--/-- 33 - Elections in Italy abolish the monarchy in favor of a republic.
1946/--/-- 33 - General De Gaulle resigns as president of France; the Fourth Republic is formed.
1946/--/-- 33 - Greek author Nikos Kazantzakis publishes Zorba the Greek.
1946/--/-- 33 - Juan Peron is elected president of Argentina.
1946/--/-- 33 - MacArthur promotes Japanese democracy with the emperor as constitutional monarch.
1946/--/-- 33 - Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini becomes the first U.S. citizen to be canonized.
1946/--/-- 33 - Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier designs Unite d'Habitation in Marseilles.
1946/--/-- 33 - Terence Rattigan's play The Winslow Boy is produced.
1946/--/-- 33 - The Philippines are granted independence with Manuel Roxas y Acuna as president.
1946/--/-- 33 - The Viet Minh begin a guerrilla war against the French in Indochina (Vietnam).
1946/--/-- 33 - Winston Churchill describes the Iron Curtain created in Europe by the Soviets.
1946/09/14 33 *** Benson, Clyde Little [1st cousin once removed] & Simpson, Mary Evelyn - Married
1946/10/-- 33 - World Series NL ST. LOUIS (4) AL BOSTON (3)
1947/--/-- 34 - American pilot Kenneth Arnold makes the first alleged sighting of flying saucers.
1947/--/-- 34 - Artist Jackson Pollock produces Full Fathom Five using drip paint techniques.
1947/--/-- 34 - Artist Mark Rothko begins experimenting with Color-field painting.
1947/--/-- 34 - Baseball player Jackie Robinson becomes the first black to play in the major leagues.
1947/--/-- 34 - British & French Empires fracture into new 3rd world nations
1947/--/-- 34 - British India becomes Pakistan & India
1947/--/-- 34 - British atomic bomb scientist Klaus Fuchs is arrested for giving information to the USSR.
1947/--/-- 34 - Chuck Yeager breaks the sound barrier for the first time in an X-1 rocket plane.
1947/--/-- 34 - Conductor Sir Thomas Beecham forms the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London.
1947/--/-- 34 - Dennis Gabor invents holography, a means of producing a three-dimensional image.
1947/--/-- 34 - Edwin Land demonstrates the single-step Polaroid Land Camera.
1947/--/-- 34 - English composer Benjamin Britten writes the opera Peter Grimes.
1947/--/-- 34 - French fashion designer Christian Dior opens his own couture house.
1947/--/-- 34 - French literary figure Andre Gide wins the Nobel Prize for literature.
1947/--/-- 34 - Gheorghiu-Dej heads the Romanian Communist party; King Michael abdicates.
1947/--/-- 34 - India becomes independent and is divided into the nations of India and Pakistan.
1947/--/-- 34 - Jawaharlal Nehru becomes the first prime minister of India.
1947/--/-- 34 - Marshall Plan
1947/--/-- 34 - Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl sails on the balsa raft Kon Tiki from Peru to Polynesia.
1947/--/-- 34 - Tennessee Williams' play A Streetcar Named Desire is produced.
1947/--/-- 34 - The Dead Sea Scrolls, a collection of ancient Hebrew documents, are discovered.
1947/--/-- 34 - The U.S. Marshall Plan for economic recovery in Europe is established.
1947/--/-- 34 - The United Nations elect to partition Palestine into Arab and Jewish states.
1947/--/-- 34 - The first India-Pakistan War begins when Pakistani tribesmen invade Kashmir.
1947/--/-- 34 - The story of a Jewish victim of the Nazis, The Diary of Anne Frank, is published.
1947/--/-- 34 - Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, captured from Japan, administered by U.S.
1947/--/-- 34 - U.S. contains spread of communism
1947/06/21 34 *** Benson, Glendon Ora [1st cousin once removed] & Overholt, Paul Kenneth - Married
1947/10/-- 34 - World Series NL BROOKLYN (3) AL NEW YORK (4)
1947/11/01 35 *** Benson, Richard Edgar [1st cousin once removed] & Marion, Phyllis June - Married
1948/--/-- 35 - Alec Guinness stars as Fagin in the film of Dicken's Oliver Twist.
1948/--/-- 35 - Alfred Kinsey publishes his report on Sexual Behavior in the Human Male.
1948/--/-- 35 - American opera singer Beverly Sills debuts in Bizet's Carmen.
1948/--/-- 35 - American writer Norman Mailer publishes the war novel The Naked and the Dead.
1948/--/-- 35 - Arab armies invade Israel in the first Arab-Israeli War.
1948/--/-- 35 - Bell Labs invent transistor
1948/--/-- 35 - Britain grants independence to Burma.
1948/--/-- 35 - Communism quashed in US
1948/--/-- 35 - Communist leader Kim Il Sung establishes the People's Republic of Korea (N. Korea).
1948/--/-- 35 - Dutch track star Fanny Blankers-Koen wins four gold medals in the Olympic Games.
1948/--/-- 35 - George Balanchine's Ballet Society is renamed the New York City Ballet.
1948/--/-- 35 - Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi is assassinated by a Hindu fanatic.
1948/--/-- 35 - Israel created
1948/--/-- 35 - Italian filmmaker Vittorio De Sica directs The Bicycle Thieves.
1948/--/-- 35 - NATO formed; Cold War begins
1948/--/-- 35 - Palestinian Jews proclaim the independent state of Israel.
1948/--/-- 35 - Stalin expels Yugoslavia from the Communist bloc.
1948/--/-- 35 - The Communist party assumes power in Hungary under Matyas Rakosi.
1948/--/-- 35 - The Malayan Communist party begins an insurrection against British rule.
1948/--/-- 35 - The Republic of Korea (S. Korea) is inaugurated, Syngman Rhee becomes president.
1948/--/-- 35 - The Soviets blockade West Berlin; Britain and the U.S. begin the Berlin Airlift.
1948/--/-- 35 - The U.S. Air Force begins the Project Blue Book study of the UFO phenomenon.
1948/--/-- 35 - The apartheid policy of racial segregation is made official in South Africa.
1948/--/-- 35 - The transistor is invented at Bell Laboratories in the U.S.
1948/10/-- 35 - World Series NL BOSTON (2) AL CLEVELAND (4)
1949/--/-- 36 *** Benson, William Trousdale [Great Uncle] - Died Kelson, TN Cemetery
1949/--/-- 36 - Abstract artist Robert Motherwell begins his series Elegy to the Spanish Republic.
1949/--/-- 36 - Abstract-Expressionism breaks out in NYC
1949/--/-- 36 - Architect Philip Johnson designs the Glass House in New Caanan, Conn.
1949/--/-- 36 - Arthur Miller's play Death of a Salesman is produced.
1949/--/-- 36 - British abstract sculptor Henry Moore completes the bronze Family Group.
1949/--/-- 36 - British author George Orwell publishes the futuristic novel Nineteen Eighty-Four.
1949/--/-- 36 - Civil war ends in Greece with the defeat of the Communist forces.
1949/--/-- 36 - Communists under Mao defeat the Nationalists and form the People's Republic of China.
1949/--/-- 36 - Konrad Adenauer becomes the first chancellor of West Germany.
1949/--/-- 36 - Kurchatov develops first Soviet A-bomb
1949/--/-- 36 - Miles Davis makes the first "cool" jazz records.
1949/--/-- 36 - Nationalist Chinese forces under Chiang Kai-shek flee to the island of Taiwan.
1949/--/-- 36 - Rogers and Hammerstein's Broadway musical South Pacific is produced.
1949/--/-- 36 - The Hashimite Kingdom of Transjordan is renamed as Jordan.
1949/--/-- 36 - The Netherlands grants independence to Indonesia (formerly the Dutch East Indies).
1949/--/-- 36 - The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is formed to deter Soviet aggression.
1949/--/-- 36 - The Republic of Germany (West Germany) is established by the Western powers.
1949/--/-- 36 - The Soviet Union detonates its first atomic bomb.
1949/--/-- 36 - The Soviets establish the German Democratic Republic (East Germany).
1949/--/-- 36 - The first India-Pakistan War ends with the partition of Kashmir.
1949/10/-- 36 - World Series NL BROOKLYN (1) AL NEW YORK (4)
1950/--/-- 37 - Adnan Menderes replaces Ismet Inonu as prime minister of Turkey.
1950/--/-- 37 - Bette Davis stars in the film All About Eve.
1950/--/-- 37 - Cartoonist Charles Schulz creates the Peanuts comic strip.
1950/--/-- 37 - Chinese forces invade Tibet, which is officially annexed in 1951.
1950/--/-- 37 - Communist North Korean forces invade South Korea.
1950/--/-- 37 - George Burns and Gracie Allen star in The Burns and Allen Show television series.
1950/--/-- 37 - Isaac Asimov publishes the science-fiction classic I Robot.
1950/--/-- 37 - Japanese film director Akira Kurosawa achieves recognition with Rashomon.
1950/--/-- 37 - Korean "engagement"
1950/--/-- 37 - President Truman orders the development of the hydrogen bomb.
1950/--/-- 37 - Senator Joseph McCarthy begins his inquiry into un-American activities.
1950/--/-- 37 - The UN sanctions military aid for South Korea; MacArthur is appointed commander.
1950/--/-- 37 - U.S. official Alger Hiss is convicted of perjury for denying that he knew a Soviet agent.
1950/--/-- 37 - UN forces cross into North Korea but are repulsed by the Chinese army.
1950/--/-- 37 - UN forces land at Inchon and drive the North Koreans out of South Korea.
1950/10/-- 37 - World Series NL PHILADELPHIA (0) AL NEW YORK (4)
1951/--/-- 38 - A frontline is stabilized at the 38th parallel in Korea; peace negotiations begin at Kaesong.
1951/--/-- 38 - American novelist Kurt Vonnegut publishes Player Piano.
1951/--/-- 38 - American poet Marianne Moore publishes her Collected Poems.
1951/--/-- 38 - American writer J.D. Salinger publishes The Catcher in the Rye.
1951/--/-- 38 - American writer James Jones publishes the war novel From Here to Eternity.
1951/--/-- 38 - Artist Stuart Davis uses words to function as abstract shapes in his painting Visa.
1951/--/-- 38 - Australia, New Zealand, and the U.S. sign the mutual defense Anzus Treaty.
1951/--/-- 38 - Auto racer Juan Fangio wins the world driving championship for the first time.
1951/--/-- 38 - Boxer Sugar Ray Robinson defeats Jake La Motta for the middleweight title.
1951/--/-- 38 - British Conservatives win a general election with Winston Churchill as leader.
1951/--/-- 38 - British spies Burgess and Maclean escape to the Soviet Union.
1951/--/-- 38 - Comedian Lucille Ball stars in the television series I Love Lucy.
1951/--/-- 38 - Igor Stravinsky's opera The Rake's Progress is premiered.
1951/--/-- 38 - Julius and Ethel Rosenberg are sentenced to death for espionage against the U.S.
1951/--/-- 38 - King Abdullah of Jordan is assassinated by a Palestinian nationalist.
1951/--/-- 38 - Leopold III of Belgium is forced to abdicate because of his wartime conduct.
1951/--/-- 38 - President Truman dismisses MacArthur as commander in Korea.
1951/--/-- 38 - Prime minister Muhammad Mosaddeq nationalizes Iran's oil resources.
1951/--/-- 38 - Rodgers and Hammerstein's Broadway musical The King and I is produced.
1951/--/-- 38 - Teller tests H-bomb
1951/--/-- 38 - Ten million television receivers have been installed in U.S. homes.
1951/--/-- 38 - The 22nd Amendment restricts U.S. presidents to a maximum of two terms.
1951/--/-- 38 - The UN General Assembly brands Communist China an aggressor in the Korean War.
1951/--/-- 38 - The first successful videotape for recording television images is demonstrated.
1951/--/-- 38 - UNIVAC I, the first commercial computer, is accepted by the U.S. Bureau of the Census.
1951/10/-- 38 - World Series NL NEW YORK (2) AL NEW YORK (4)
1952/--/-- 39 - A bloodless coup returns Fulgencio Batista to power in Cuba.
1952/--/-- 39 - Agatha Christie's record-breaking play The Mouse Trap opens in London.
1952/--/-- 39 - American sculptor Isamu Noguchi designs two bridges for the Peace Park at Hiroshima.
1952/--/-- 39 - American writer E.B. White publishes the children's book Charlotte's Web.
1952/--/-- 39 - British architect Michael Ventris deciphers the ancient Greek Linear B script.
1952/--/-- 39 - Chuck Yaeger sets a new air speed record of 1,650 mph in the X-1A research plane.
1952/--/-- 39 - Communist POW riots in South Korea delay peace negotiations.
1952/--/-- 39 - Czech runner Emil Zatopek wins 3 gold medals in the Helsinki Olympic Games.
1952/--/-- 39 - Dancer Gene Kelly stars in the film Singin' in the Rain.
1952/--/-- 39 - Eva Peron, popularly known as Evita, dies in Argentina.
1952/--/-- 39 - Gary Cooper and Grace Kelly star in the Western film High Noon.
1952/--/-- 39 - Gordon Bunshaft designs the Lever House, an early International Style building.
1952/--/-- 39 - Hostilities continue in Korea with increased UN air strikes against the north.
1952/--/-- 39 - King Farouk of Egypt is overthrown in a revolution led by Gen. Muhammad Naguib.
1952/--/-- 39 - Kwame Nkrumah is elected prime minister of the Gold Coast (Ghana).
1952/--/-- 39 - Medical missionary Albert Schweitzer is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
1952/--/-- 39 - Opera singer Maria Callas debuts at London's Covent Garden.
1952/--/-- 39 - Queen Elizabeth II ascends to the British throne on the death of her father George VI.
1952/--/-- 39 - Samuel Beckett's play Waiting For Godot is produced in Paris.
1952/--/-- 39 - The British de Havilland Comet becomes the first jet airliner to enter service.
1952/--/-- 39 - The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico is formed with Luis Munoz Marin as governor.
1952/--/-- 39 - The Mau Mau uprising begins in Kenya; Jomo Kenyatta is imprisoned.
1952/--/-- 39 - The U.S. tests the first hydrogen bomb in the Pacific.
1952/--/-- 39 - The first automatic pinsetter is installed in a bowling alley in Brooklyn, N.Y.
1952/--/-- 39 - Turkey joins the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
1952/--/-- 39 - Vice-presidential candidate Richard Nixon makes his Checkers speech.
1952/02/-- 39 - Elizabeth II succeeds as Queen of Great Britain and Ireland.
1952/10/-- 39 - World Series NL BROOKLYN (3) AL NEW YORK (4)
1953/--/-- 40 - A Redstone rocket (based on the German V-2) is tested at Cape Canaveral.
1953/--/-- 40 - American physicist Charles H. Townes invents the maser.
1953/--/-- 40 - American tennis player Maureen Connolly (Little Mo) wins the Grand Slam.
1953/--/-- 40 - American writer Saul Bellow publishes The Adventures of Augie March.
1953/--/-- 40 - An armistice ends the Korean War; the country remains divided into North and South.
1953/--/-- 40 - Arthur Miller writes The Crucible, a play about the Salem Witch Trials.
1953/--/-- 40 - Black writer James Baldwin publishes his first novel Go Tell It on the Mountain.
1953/--/-- 40 - Communist statesman Imre Nagy becomes premier of Hungary.
1953/--/-- 40 - Dag Hammarskjold succeeds Trygve Lie as secretary-general of the UN.
1953/--/-- 40 - Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican) becomes president of the United States
1953/--/-- 40 - Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay are the first to climb Mount Everest.
1953/--/-- 40 - Eisenhower is inaugurated as the 34th U.S. president; Nixon becomes vice-president.
1953/--/-- 40 - Fidel Castro leads an attack on an army barracks in Cuba; he is captured and imprisoned.
1953/--/-- 40 - Golfer Ben Hogan wins the U.S. Open, Masters, and British Open tournaments.
1953/--/-- 40 - Hugh Hefner publishes the first issue of Playboy magazine.
1953/--/-- 40 - Hussein I succeeds his father as king of Jordan.
1953/--/-- 40 - Israeli prime minister Ben-Gurion retires; he is succeeded by Moshe Sharett.
1953/--/-- 40 - Jacques Piccard's bathyscaphe the Trieste descends to a depth of 10,330 ft.
1953/--/-- 40 - James Watson and Francis Crick propose the double helix structure of DNA.
1953/--/-- 40 - John Foster Dulles is selected as the U.S. secretary of state.
1953/--/-- 40 - Laos, formerly a part of French Indochina, is granted independence.
1953/--/-- 40 - Lavrenti Beria, head of the Soviet security service, is arrested and executed.
1953/--/-- 40 - Marilyn Monroe stars in the film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.
1953/--/-- 40 - Murray Gell-Mann proposes the strangeness property of some subatomic particles.
1953/--/-- 40 - Physicist Donald Glaser invents the bubble chamber to detect subnuclear particles.
1953/--/-- 40 - Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin dies; Georgy M. Malenkov becomes the new premier.
1953/--/-- 40 - The first heart-lung machine is developed by Dr. John Gibbon.
1953/--/-- 40 - The fossil remains of Piltdown man are proved a hoax 41 years after their discovery.
1953/--/-- 40 - Watson & Crick DNA=double helix
1953/06/-- 40 - Elizabeth II crowned Queen of Great Britain and Northern Ireland at Westminster
1953/10/-- 40 - World Series NL BROOKLYN (2) AL NEW YORK (4)
1954/--/-- 41 - A Supreme Court decision prohibits racial segregation in U.S. public schools.
1954/--/-- 41 - American novelist Evan Hunter publishes The Blackboard Jungle.
1954/--/-- 41 - British artist Francis Bacon begins his Portrait of Pope Innocent X series.
1954/--/-- 41 - British novelist William Golding publishes Lord of the Flies.
1954/--/-- 41 - Dylan Thomas' radio play Under Milk Wood is performed posthumously.
1954/--/-- 41 - English runner Roger Bannister is first to run the mile in under 4 minutes.
1954/--/-- 41 - French forces are defeated at the Battle of Dien Bien Phu in North Vietnam.
1954/--/-- 41 - Gamal Abdel Nasser ousts Gen. Muhammad Naguib as president of Egypt.
1954/--/-- 41 - Ian Fleming publishes the first James Bond thriller Casino Royale.
1954/--/-- 41 - Italian film-maker Federico Fellini directs La Strada.
1954/--/-- 41 - Kingsley Amis, one of England's angry young men, publishes Lucky Jim.
1954/--/-- 41 - Marlon Brando stars in Elia Kazan's film On the Waterfront.
1954/--/-- 41 - National Liberation Front (FLN) raids on French property spark the Algerian War.
1954/--/-- 41 - Senator McCarthy is discredited for failing to prove claims of communist penetration.
1954/--/-- 41 - Television thrives; radio switches to music
1954/--/-- 41 - The Geneva Conference establishes the partition of Vietnam into North and South.
1954/--/-- 41 - The U.S. and Canada begin construction of the St. Lawrence Seaway.
1954/--/-- 41 - The U.S. nuclear submarine the Nautilus is launched.
1954/--/-- 41 - U.S. "Nautilus" first nuclear submarine
1954/10/-- 41 - World Series NL NEW YORK (4) AL CLEVELAND (0)
1955/--/-- 42 - A military coup in Argentina deposes president Juan Peron.
1955/--/-- 42 - AFL and CIO merge
1955/--/-- 42 - American artist Jasper Johns begins his paintings of American flags and targets.
1955/--/-- 42 - American artist Larry Rivers paints Double Portrait of Birdie.
1955/--/-- 42 - American rock 'n' roll musician Bill Haley records Rock Around the Clock.
1955/--/-- 42 - Anthony Eden succeeds Winston Churchill as prime minister of Great Britain.
1955/--/-- 42 - Austria achieves independence; the four-power occupation is terminated.
1955/--/-- 42 - Blacks boycott buses in Montgomery
1955/--/-- 42 - British writer Graham Greene publishes The Quiet American.
1955/--/-- 42 - British writer and scholar J.R.R. Tolkien completes The Lord of the Rings.
1955/--/-- 42 - David Ben-Gurion returns as prime minister of Israel.
1955/--/-- 42 - Film star James Dean is killed in a car crash.
1955/--/-- 42 - Jonas Salk's vaccine against polio comes into widespread use.
1955/--/-- 42 - Marian Anderson becomes the first black to perform at the Metropolitan Opera House.
1955/--/-- 42 - Martin Luther King, Jr. leads a boycott against racial segregation on buses.
1955/--/-- 42 - Russian writer Vladimir Nabokov publishes the novel Lolita.
1955/--/-- 42 - Satyajit Ray directs Pather Panchali, the first film in a trilogy on Bengali family life.
1955/--/-- 42 - Supreme Court orders school desegregation
1955/--/-- 42 - The Federal Republic of Germany joins NATO.
1955/--/-- 42 - The Warsaw Pact establishes a military alliance of European Communist nations.
1955/--/-- 42 - Theologian Pierre Teilhard de Chardin publishes The Phenomenon of Man.
1955/10/-- 42 - World Series NL BROOKLYN (4) AL NEW YORK (3)
1956/--/-- 43 - American beat poet Allen Ginsberg publishes Howl and Other Poems.
1956/--/-- 43 - American television news show The Huntley-Brinkley Report begins.
1956/--/-- 43 - American writer Grace Metalious publishes Peyton Place.
1956/--/-- 43 - Anglo-French forces invade Egypt but withdraw after protests from the U.S.
1956/--/-- 43 - Archbishop Makarios III is deported from Cyprus by the British.
1956/--/-- 43 - Brendan Behan's play The Quare Fellow opens in London.
1956/--/-- 43 - Britain, France and Israel agree on a secret joint action against Egypt.
1956/--/-- 43 - British artist Richard Hamilton produces the first pop art work.
1956/--/-- 43 - David Niven stars in the film Around the World in Eighty Days.
1956/--/-- 43 - Eugene O'Neill's play Long Day's Journey Into Night is produced.
1956/--/-- 43 - Fidel Castro and Che Guevara land in Cuba and begin a guerrilla war.
1956/--/-- 43 - Film actress Grace Kelly marries Prince Rainier III of Monaco.
1956/--/-- 43 - Heavyweight boxing champion Rocky Marciano retires without being defeated.
1956/--/-- 43 - Israeli forces under Moshe Dayan seize the Gaza Strip and the Sinai Peninsula.
1956/--/-- 43 - John Osborne's first play Look Back In Anger is produced in London.
1956/--/-- 43 - Lerner and Loewe's musical My Fair Lady opens in New York.
1956/--/-- 43 - President Anastasio Somoza Garcia is assassinated in Nicaragua.
1956/--/-- 43 - President Nasser nationalizes the Suez Canal before the British lease expires.
1956/--/-- 43 - President Ngo Dinh Diem refuses to hold elections in South Vietnam.
1956/--/-- 43 - Rock 'n roll singer Elvis Presley records his first hit Heartbreak Hotel.
1956/--/-- 43 - Soviet first secretary Nikita Khrushchev denounces the crimes of the Stalin era.
1956/--/-- 43 - Sudan gains independence from Anglo-Egyptian rule.
1956/--/-- 43 - The Hungarian Uprising is suppressed by Soviet troops.
1956/--/-- 43 - The Italian ocean liner Andrea Doria sinks off the U.S. coast after a collision in fog.
1956/--/-- 43 - Tunisia and Morocco are granted independence by France.
1956/10/-- 43 - World Series NL BROOKLYN (3) AL NEW YORK (4)
1957/--/-- 44 - Beat generation writer Jack Kerouac publishes On The Road.
1957/--/-- 44 - Black tennis player Althea Gibson wins the U.S. Open and Wimbledon championships.
1957/--/-- 44 - British philosopher A.J. Ayer publishes The Problem of Knowledge.
1957/--/-- 44 - British prime minister Anthony Eden resigns; is succeeded by Harold Macmillan.
1957/--/-- 44 - Dr. Seuss publishes the children's book The Cat in the Hat.
1957/--/-- 44 - Francois Duvalier (known as Papa Doc) is elected president of Haiti.
1957/--/-- 44 - Ghana gains independence; Kwame Nkrumah becomes the first prime minister.
1957/--/-- 44 - Jack Kerouac "On the Road"
1957/--/-- 44 - Jerome Robbins is director-choreographer of the musical West Side Story.
1957/--/-- 44 - John G. Diefenbaker succeeds Louis St. Laurent as prime minister of Canada.
1957/--/-- 44 - Lawrence Durrell publishes Justine, the first of The Alexandria Quartet novels.
1957/--/-- 44 - Scientists from 67 nations work together during the International Geophysical Year.
1957/--/-- 44 - Soviet leaders Malenkov and Molotov fail in an attempt to oust Khrushchev from power.
1957/--/-- 44 - Soviets launch "Sputnik", first artificial satellite
1957/--/-- 44 - Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman directs The Seventh Seal.
1957/--/-- 44 - The Israeli army withdraws from Egypt; the Gaza Strip is policed by UN forces.
1957/--/-- 44 - The USSR launches Sputnik I, the first artificial satellite.
1957/--/-- 44 - The Viet Cong begin acts of rebellion in South Vietnam.
1957/--/-- 44 - Tunku Abdul Rahman becomes the first prime minister of independent Malaya (Malaysia).
1957/06/15 44 *** Booher, Doris Evangeline & Benson, Roy Lee [1st cousin once removed] - Married
1957/10/-- 44 - World Series NL MILWAUKEE (4) AL NEW YORK (3)
1958/--/-- 45 - American economist J.K. Galbraith publishes The Affluent Society.
1958/--/-- 45 - American golfer Arnold Palmer wins the Masters tournament for the first time.
1958/--/-- 45 - American playwright Edward Albee writes The Zoo Story.
1958/--/-- 45 - American writer Truman Capote publishes the novella Breakfast At Tiffany's.
1958/--/-- 45 - Bertrand Russell founds the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) in Britain.
1958/--/-- 45 - Civil war breaks out in Lebanon; it is ended when U.S. Marines land at Beirut.
1958/--/-- 45 - Egypt and Syria form the United Arab Republic.
1958/--/-- 45 - Gen. Muhammad Ayub Khan seizes control in Pakistan.
1958/--/-- 45 - Leonard Bernstein becomes the conductor of the New York Philharmonic orchestra.
1958/--/-- 45 - Nikita Khrushchev replaces Nikolai Bulganin as Soviet premier.
1958/--/-- 45 - Prime minister Hendrik Verwoerd extends South Africa's apartheid laws.
1958/--/-- 45 - Russian writer Boris Pasternak publishes the novel Doctor Zhivago.
1958/--/-- 45 - Soccer player Pele leads Brazil to victory in the World Cup.
1958/--/-- 45 - The Algerian crisis prompts the recall of Charles de Gaulle as president of France.
1958/--/-- 45 - The European Economic Community (EEC) is established.
1958/--/-- 45 - The French army and settlers in Algiers revolt over the Algerian War stalemate.
1958/--/-- 45 - The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is founded.
1958/--/-- 45 - The U.S. launches the Explorer I and Vanguard I scientific satellites.
1958/--/-- 45 - The first intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) is launched in the U.S.
1958/--/-- 45 - The nuclear submarine Nautilus reaches the North Pole under the Polar ice cap.
1958/--/-- 45 - Wilson Greatbatch invents an artificial pacemaker to control heartbeats.
1958/10/-- 45 - World Series NL MILWAUKEE (3) AL NEW YORK (4)
1959/--/-- 46 - Alaska is inaugurated as the 49th state of the Union.
1959/--/-- 46 - American writer Leon Uris publishes Exodus, a novel on the founding of Israel.
1959/--/-- 46 - American writer William Burroughs publishes The Naked Lunch.
1959/--/-- 46 - Anthropologists Richard and Mary Leakey discover an Australopithecus skull in Africa.
1959/--/-- 46 - Artist Robert Rauschenberg creates the three-dimensional collage Monogram.
1959/--/-- 46 - Cyprus gains independence from Britain; Archbishop Makarios becomes president.
1959/--/-- 46 - Fidel Castro ousts Cuban leader Fulgencio Batista in a communist revolution.
1959/--/-- 46 - Film actor Charlton Heston wins the Academy Award for his role in Ben-Hur.
1959/--/-- 46 - French New Wave filmmaker Jean Luc Godard directs Breathless.
1959/--/-- 46 - French filmmaker Alain Resnais directs Hiroshima Mon Amour.
1959/--/-- 46 - French filmmaker Francois Truffaut directs The 400 Blows.
1959/--/-- 46 - German writer Gunter Grass publishes his first novel The Tin Drum.
1959/--/-- 46 - Hawaii is inaugurated as the 50th state of the Union.
1959/--/-- 46 - Jack Lemon, Tony Curtis and Marilyn Monroe star in the film Some Like it Hot.
1959/--/-- 46 - Jean-Luc Godard's New Wave "Breathless"
1959/--/-- 46 - Lee Kuan Yew becomes prime minister of Singapore.
1959/--/-- 46 - Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun is the first Broadway play by a black woman.
1959/--/-- 46 - NASA selects the first seven U.S. astronauts.
1959/--/-- 46 - Rock 'n roll star Buddy Holly is killed in a plane crash.
1959/--/-- 46 - Rod Serling hosts the Twilight Zone television series.
1959/--/-- 46 - Rogers and Hammerstein's Broadway musical The Sound of Music is produced.
1959/--/-- 46 - Sir Christopher Cockerell tests the first air-cushion vehicle.
1959/--/-- 46 - The Boeing 707 jet airliner enters service.
1959/--/-- 46 - The Dalai Lama flees to India after China crushes an uprising in Tibet.
1959/--/-- 46 - The Guggenheim Museum, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, opens in New York City.
1959/--/-- 46 - The Soviet Union sends a series of Luna space probes to the Moon.
1959/--/-- 46 - The first flight is made by the X-15 rocket-powered research aircraft.
1959/10/-- 46 - World Series NL LOS ANGELES (4) AL CHICAGO (2)
1960/--/-- 47 - 69 Africans are killed in the Sharpeville massacre in South Africa.
1960/--/-- 47 - A military coup takes place in Turkey; prime minister Adnan Menderes is executed (1961).
1960/--/-- 47 - A student uprising forces the resignation of Syngman Rhee, president of South Korea.
1960/--/-- 47 - American author John Updike publishes the novel Rabbit Run.
1960/--/-- 47 - American physicist Theodore H. Maiman demonstrates the first successful laser.
1960/--/-- 47 - American track star Wilma Rudolph wins 3 gold medals at the Rome Olympic Games.
1960/--/-- 47 - An earthquake kills 15,000 at Agadir in Morocco.
1960/--/-- 47 - Belgium grants independence to the Congo (Zaire); Patrice Lumumba becomes premier.
1960/--/-- 47 - Britain grants independence to Nigeria; Abubakar Balewa continues as prime minister.
1960/--/-- 47 - Civil Rights movement
1960/--/-- 47 - Congo (Zaire) premier Patrice Lumumba is ousted by Joseph Mobutu and murdered.
1960/--/-- 47 - Filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock directs the suspense thriller Psycho.
1960/--/-- 47 - Former Nazi official Adolf Eichmann is abducted to Israel.
1960/--/-- 47 - France grants independence to the Congo, Chad, Central African Republic, and Gabon.
1960/--/-- 47 - Harold Pinter's play The Caretaker is produced.
1960/--/-- 47 - Italian filmmaker Michelangelo Antonioni directs La Notte (The Night).
1960/--/-- 47 - Jacques Piccard and Don Walsh descend to 35,800 ft in the bathyscaphe Trieste.
1960/--/-- 47 - Maiman makes first laser
1960/--/-- 47 - NASA launches the first TIROS weather satellite.
1960/--/-- 47 - Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson founds the Christian Broadcasting Network.
1960/--/-- 47 - Sirimavo Bandaranaike becomes the world's first woman prime minister in Ceylon (Sri Lanka).
1960/--/-- 47 - South African civil rights leader Albert Luthuli wins the Nobel Peace Prize.
1960/--/-- 47 - The Congo crisis begins with the secession of Katanga province under Moise Tshombe.
1960/--/-- 47 - The Echo 1 experimental communications satellite is launched.
1960/--/-- 47 - The Motown record company is founded in Detroit by Berry Gordy.
1960/--/-- 47 - The South African government bans the African National Congress (ANC).
1960/--/-- 47 - The Soviets shoot down a U-2 spy plane; U.S. pilot Francis Gary Powers is captured.
1960/--/-- 47 - The first quasars, the most luminous known objects in the universe, are discovered.
1960/--/-- 47 - The first submerged firing is made of a Polaris submarine-launched missile.
1960/--/-- 47 - The planned city of Brasilia becomes the new capital of Brazil.
1960/--/-- 47 - The presidential debates of John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon are televised.
1960/--/-- 47 - Viet Cong groups unite into the National Liberation Front of South Vietnam (NLFSV).
1960/--/-- 47 - Walter Ulbricht becomes head of East Germany.
1960/10/-- 47 - World Series NL PITTSBURGH (4) AL NEW YORK (3)
1961/--/-- 48 - Agostinho Neto and Holden Roberto lead insurrections in Portuguese Angola.
1961/--/-- 48 - American writer Joseph Heller publishes the anti-war novel Catch-22.
1961/--/-- 48 - American-aided Cuban exiles attempt the unsuccessful Bay of Pigs invasion.
1961/--/-- 48 - Astronaut Alan Shepard makes the first U.S. suborbital space flight.
1961/--/-- 48 - Britain grants independence to Tanganyika (Tanzania) with Julius Nyerere as prime minister.
1961/--/-- 48 - British novelist Iris Murdoch publishes A Severed Head.
1961/--/-- 48 - English writer Muriel Spark publishes The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.
1961/--/-- 48 - French filmmaker Francois Truffaut directs Jeanne Moreau in Jules and Jim.
1961/--/-- 48 - India annexes the Portugese territories of Goa, Daman, and Diu.
1961/--/-- 48 - Italian filmmaker Vittorio De Sica directs Sophia Loren in Alberto Moravia's Two Women.
1961/--/-- 48 - Italian opera singer Luciano Pavarotti debuts in Puccini's La Boheme.
1961/--/-- 48 - John F. Kennedy (Democrat) becomes president of the United States
1961/--/-- 48 - Kennedy is inaugurated as the 35th U.S. president; Johnson becomes vice-president.
1961/--/-- 48 - Kennedy launches "Apollo" project; man lands on the moon
1961/--/-- 48 - Peace Corps
1961/--/-- 48 - President Kennedy begins to increase the U.S. military presence in Vietnam.
1961/--/-- 48 - President Kennedy establishes the Peace Corps.
1961/--/-- 48 - President Kennedy sets a goal for landing a man on the Moon within the decade.
1961/--/-- 48 - President Rafael Trujillo is assassinated in the Dominican Republic.
1961/--/-- 48 - Roger Maris breaks Babe Ruth's home-run baseball record with a season total of 61.
1961/--/-- 48 - Science fiction writer Robert Heinlein publishes Stranger in a Strange Land.
1961/--/-- 48 - Soviet ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev defects to the West.
1961/--/-- 48 - Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin orbits the earth.
1961/--/-- 48 - Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman directs Max Von Sydow in Through a Glass Darkly.
1961/--/-- 48 - The Berlin Wall is constructed, separating East and West Berlin.
1961/--/-- 48 - The Kurds begin a guerrilla war against Iraq to gain independence for Kurdistan.
1961/--/-- 48 - The Kurds begin a guerrilla war against Iraq to gain independence for Kurdistan.
1961/--/-- 48 - The drug thalidomide is found to cause malformations in new born babies.
1961/--/-- 48 - UN secretary-general Dag Hammarskjold is killed in a plane crash in the Congo (Zaire).
1961/--/-- 48 - V.S. Naipaul writes about West Indian life in A House for Mr. Biswas.
1961/04/28 48 *** Stack, Thomas Edward [Nephew] - Died Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio
1961/06/08 48 *** Benson, Roy Lee [Brother] - Died Akron, Summit, Ohio Akron, Summit, Ohio Hillside Mem. Park, Akron, Summit, Ohio
1961/10/-- 48 - World Series NL CINCINNATI (1) AL NEW YORK (4)
1962/--/-- 49 - Actor Laurence Olivier becomes the first director of the National Theatre in London.
1962/--/-- 49 - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn publishes One Day In the Life of Ivan Denisovich.
1962/--/-- 49 - Algeria gains independence from France; Ahmed ben Bella becomes prime minister.
1962/--/-- 49 - American artist Jim Dine paints the pop art subject Black Saw.
1962/--/-- 49 - American film actress Marilyn Monroe dies from a drug overdose.
1962/--/-- 49 - American historian Barbara Tuchman publishes The Guns of August.
1962/--/-- 49 - American writer Katherine Anne Porter publishes the novel Ship of Fools.
1962/--/-- 49 - American writer Ken Kesey publishes One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest.
1962/--/-- 49 - Astronaut John Glenn becomes the first American to orbit the Earth.
1962/--/-- 49 - Basketball player Wilt Chamberlain scores a record 100 points in one game.
1962/--/-- 49 - Britain grants independence to Trinidad and Tobago with Eric Williams as chief minister.
1962/--/-- 49 - Britain grants independence to Uganda; Milton Obote becomes prime minister.
1962/--/-- 49 - British filmmaker David Lean directs Lawrence of Arabia.
1962/--/-- 49 - British writer Anthony Burgess publishes the futuristic novel A Clockwork Orange.
1962/--/-- 49 - Burmese diplomat U Thant becomes the first Asian secretary general of the UN.
1962/--/-- 49 - Cuban missile crisis
1962/--/-- 49 - Edward Albee's play Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf is produced on Broadway.
1962/--/-- 49 - Fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent opens his Parisian fashion house.
1962/--/-- 49 - Folk-rock singer and composer Bob Dylan writes Blowin' in the Wind.
1962/--/-- 49 - Georges Pompidou becomes premier of France's Fifth Republic.
1962/--/-- 49 - Polish filmmaker Roman Polanski directs his first film Knife in the Water.
1962/--/-- 49 - Pop Art
1962/--/-- 49 - Pop artist Andy Warhol begins making silk screen prints of mass-media images.
1962/--/-- 49 - Rachel Carson criticizes indiscriminate use of pesticides in her book Silent Spring.
1962/--/-- 49 - Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor star in Cleopatra, the most expensive film to date.
1962/--/-- 49 - Science fiction writer J.G. Ballard publishes The Drowned World.
1962/--/-- 49 - Sonny Liston defeats Floyd Patterson to become heavyweight boxing champion.
1962/--/-- 49 - Television journalist Walter Cronkite is made anchorman of CBS Evening News.
1962/--/-- 49 - The British pop group The Beatles make their first recordings.
1962/--/-- 49 - The Cuban Missile Crisis begins; Soviet missiles are withdrawn from Cuba.
1962/--/-- 49 - The Mariner 2 spacecraft passes within 21,598 miles of Venus.
1962/--/-- 49 - The U.S. Supreme Court rules that school prayers are a violation of the 1st Amendment.
1962/--/-- 49 - The U.S. launches Telstar, the first commercial communications satellite.
1962/--/-- 49 - The University of Mississippi is forced to admit black student James Meredith.
1962/10/-- 49 - World Series NL SAN FRANCISCO (3) AL NEW YORK (4)
1963/--/-- 50 - A UN peace keeping force ends the secession attempt of Katanga province (Shaba).
1963/--/-- 50 - A limited Nuclear Test Ban Treaty is signed by Britain, the U.S., and the USSR.
1963/--/-- 50 - American pop vocal group the Beach Boys release the record Surfin' U.S.A.
1963/--/-- 50 - American writer Mary McCarthy publishes The Group.
1963/--/-- 50 - Arecibo Observatory begins observations with a 1,000-ft wide radio telescope.
1963/--/-- 50 - Black nationalist Joshua Nkomo is imprisoned in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe).
1963/--/-- 50 - Britain's entry to the European Economic Community is blocked by France.
1963/--/-- 50 - British filmmaker Joseph Losey directs The Servant.
1963/--/-- 50 - British spy Harold (Kim) Philby defects to the USSR.
1963/--/-- 50 - Czech dissident playwright Vaclav Havel writes The Garden Party.
1963/--/-- 50 - English writer John Le Carre publishes The Spy Who Came in from the Cold.
1963/--/-- 50 - Filmmaker Stanley Kubrick directs the anti-war film Dr. Strangelove.
1963/--/-- 50 - Football running back Jim Brown sets a record for rushes of 1,863 yards.
1963/--/-- 50 - Jack Nicklaus becomes the youngest golfer to win the Masters Tournament.
1963/--/-- 50 - John F. Kennedy assassin Lee Harvey Oswald is shot and killed by Jack Ruby.
1963/--/-- 50 - Kennedy assassinated
1963/--/-- 50 - Kenya gains independence from Britain; Jomo Kenyatta becomes prime minister.
1963/--/-- 50 - Levi Eshkol succeeds David Ben-Gurion as prime minister of Israel.
1963/--/-- 50 - Ludwig Erhard succeeds Konrad Adenauer as chancellor of West Germany.
1963/--/-- 50 - Lyndon B. Johnson (Democrat) becomes president of the United States
1963/--/-- 50 - Lyndon B. Johnson is inaugurated as the 36th President of the U.S.
1963/--/-- 50 - Malaya, Singapore, Sarawak and Sabah form the Federation of Malaysia.
1963/--/-- 50 - Martin Luther King, Jr. makes his "I Have a Dream" speech in Washington, D.C.
1963/--/-- 50 - Peter Sellers stars as Inspector Clouseau in the film The Pink Panther.
1963/--/-- 50 - Pop artist Claes Oldenburg creates the kapok-filled sculpture Soft Typewriter.
1963/--/-- 50 - Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein completes the comic strip painting Whaam.
1963/--/-- 50 - President Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas, Texas.
1963/--/-- 50 - President Ngo Dinh Diem of South Vietnam is assassinated.
1963/--/-- 50 - Race-car driver Jim Clark wins seven Grand Prix events and the world title.
1963/--/-- 50 - Sir Alec Douglas-Home succeeds Harold Macmillan as British prime minister.
1963/--/-- 50 - Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova becomes the first woman in space.
1963/--/-- 50 - Sylvia Plath's novel The Bell Jar is published in the year of her death.
1963/--/-- 50 - The American X-15 research aircraft establishes an altitude record of 67 miles.
1963/--/-- 50 - The Organization of African Unity (OAU) is established in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
1963/--/-- 50 - The Profumo sex scandal undermines the Conservative government in Britain.
1963/--/-- 50 - The Rolling Stones rock band is formed in Britain.
1963/--/-- 50 - The first James Bond film Dr. No is produced.
1963/10/-- 50 - World Series NL LOS ANGELES (4) AL NEW YORK (0)
1964/--/-- 51 - ANC leader Nelson Mandela is sentenced to life imprisonment in South Africa.
1964/--/-- 51 - An earthquake in Alaska causes extensive damage and 114 fatalities.
1964/--/-- 51 - Architect Eero Saarinen's St. Louis Arch memorial is completed.
1964/--/-- 51 - Arno Penzias and Robert Wilson discover the existence of background radiation.
1964/--/-- 51 - Beatlemania develops during the first U.S. tour of the Beatles pop group.
1964/--/-- 51 - Black female group the Supremes record the hit song Where Did Our Love Go.
1964/--/-- 51 - Britain grants independence to Malawi; H. Kamuzu Banda becomes prime minister.
1964/--/-- 51 - Britain grants independence to Zambia; Kenneth D. Kaunda becomes president.
1964/--/-- 51 - Britain grants independence to Zanzibar.
1964/--/-- 51 - Clint Eastwood stars in Sergio Leone's "spaghetti western" A Fistful of Dollars.
1964/--/-- 51 - Comedian Lenny Bruce is convicted for giving an obscene performance.
1964/--/-- 51 - Craig Breedlove sets a land speed record of 600 mph in a jet-powered vehicle.
1964/--/-- 51 - FRELIMO begins a war of independence against the Portuguese in Mozambique.
1964/--/-- 51 - Faisal succeeds his brother Saud as king of Saudi Arabia.
1964/--/-- 51 - Fighting breaks out on Cyprus between Greek and Turkish Cypriots.
1964/--/-- 51 - General Westmoreland is appointed to command the U.S. forces in South Vietnam.
1964/--/-- 51 - Gulf of Tonkin Incident
1964/--/-- 51 - Gustavo Diaz Ordaz becomes president of Mexico.
1964/--/-- 51 - Ian Smith becomes prime minister of Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe).
1964/--/-- 51 - Illustrator Maurice Sendak wins a Caldecott Medal for Where the Wild Things Are.
1964/--/-- 51 - Indian prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru dies; he is succeeded by Lal Bahadur Shastri.
1964/--/-- 51 - Johnson is reeelected as U.S. president; Humphrey becomes vice-president (1965).
1964/--/-- 51 - Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke star in the film Mary Poppins.
1964/--/-- 51 - Muhammad Ali defeats Sonny Liston for the heavyweight boxing championship.
1964/--/-- 51 - North Vietnam allegedly attacks U.S. vessels in the Gulf of Tonkin.
1964/--/-- 51 - Peter Weiss' play Marat/ Sade is produced by British director Peter Brook.
1964/--/-- 51 - Physicists Murray Gell-Mann and George Zweig propose the quark theory.
1964/--/-- 51 - Soviet leader NikitaKhrushchev is forced from office; Aleksei Kosygin becomes premier.
1964/--/-- 51 - Tanganyika joins with Zanzibar to form the United Republic of Tanzania.
1964/--/-- 51 - The American Ranger 7 spacecraft transmits photos of the surface of the Moon.
1964/--/-- 51 - The Labour party is elected to power in Britain; Harold Wilson becomes prime minister.
1964/--/-- 51 - The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) is formed to represent Palestinians.
1964/--/-- 51 - The SR-71 Blackbird reconnaissance aircraft is flown for the first time.
1964/--/-- 51 - The Soviet Voskhod 1 spacecraft is launched with a three-man crew.
1964/--/-- 51 - The Tonkin Gulf Resolution escalates the use of U.S. personnel in Vietnam.
1964/--/-- 51 - The U.S. Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination in employment.
1964/--/-- 51 - The U.S. Surgeon General reports that cigarette smoking is a health hazard.
1964/--/-- 51 - The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge opens in New York.
1964/--/-- 51 - The Warren Commission decides that Oswald was the sole assassin of John F. Kennedy.
1964/02/28 51 *** Stack, Richard Glenn [Nephew] & Schmidt, Ursula Emma - Married
1964/10/-- 51 - World Series NL ST. LOUIS (4) AL NEW YORK (3)
1965/--/-- 52 - Actress and singer Barbara Streisand stars in the Broadway musical Funny Girl.
1965/--/-- 52 - American pop artist James Rosenquist paints F-111.
1965/--/-- 52 - American writer Norman Mailer publishes An American Dream.
1965/--/-- 52 - An attempted communist coup leads to military rule in Indonesia under Suharto.
1965/--/-- 52 - An electrical blackout in the northeastern U.S. affects 30 million people.
1965/--/-- 52 - Astronaut Edward H. White becomes the first American to walk in space.
1965/--/-- 52 - Astronauts Virgil Grissom and John Young orbit the Earth in the first Gemini spacecraft.
1965/--/-- 52 - Bob Dylan "Like a Rolling Stone"
1965/--/-- 52 - British fashion designer Mary Quant introduces the miniskirt.
1965/--/-- 52 - Civil war breaks out in the Dominican Republic; U.S. troops restore order.
1965/--/-- 52 - Demonstrations against Vietnam War
1965/--/-- 52 - Gemini 6 and 7 spacecraft make the first rendezvous in space.
1965/--/-- 52 - Houari Boumedienne deposes President Ahmed Ben Bella of Algeria.
1965/--/-- 52 - Irish writer Edna O'Brien publishes August Is a Wicked Month.
1965/--/-- 52 - Martin Luther King, Jr. leads a civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.
1965/--/-- 52 - Mobutu Sese Seko seizes control in the Congo (Zaire) for the second time.
1965/--/-- 52 - More than 180,000 U.S. troops are deployed in Vietnam by the end of the year.
1965/--/-- 52 - Neil Simon's play The Odd Couple opens on Broadway starring Walter Matthau.
1965/--/-- 52 - Nicolae Ceausescu succeeds Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej as Romanian leader.
1965/--/-- 52 - North Vietnamese army units are in action in South Vietnam for the first time.
1965/--/-- 52 - Race riots begin in the Watts section of Los Angeles.
1965/--/-- 52 - Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) makes a unilateral declaration of independence from Britain.
1965/--/-- 52 - Singapore secedes from Malaysia; Lee Kuan Yew remains as prime minister.
1965/--/-- 52 - Soviet cosmonaut Aleksei Leonov makes the first space walk.
1965/--/-- 52 - The Black Muslim leader Malcolm X is assassinated in New York City.
1965/--/-- 52 - The Houston Astrodome, the first covered stadium, is completed in Texas.
1965/--/-- 52 - The Mariner 4 spacecraft passes within 6,118 miles of the planet Mars.
1965/--/-- 52 - The Second India-Pakistan War begins in Kashmir.
1965/--/-- 52 - The U.S. government establishes Medicare and Medicaid health programs.
1965/--/-- 52 - The Vietnam War escalates as the U.S. begins bombing North Vietnam.
1965/10/-- 52 - World Series NL LOS ANGELES (4) AL MINNESOTA (3)
1966/--/-- 53 - American writer Bernard Malamud publishes The Fixer.
1966/--/-- 53 - American writer Truman Capote publishes In Cold Blood.
1966/--/-- 53 - Art treasures are ruined during severe floods in Florence, Italy.
1966/--/-- 53 - Gen. Yakubu Gowon heads a military government after a countercoup in Nigeria.
1966/--/-- 53 - Hippie movement
1966/--/-- 53 - Indian prime minister Lal Bahadur Shastri dies; he is succeeded by Indira Gandhi.
1966/--/-- 53 - John Jack Lynch becomes prime minister of Ireland.
1966/--/-- 53 - John V. Lindsay becomes mayor of New York City.
1966/--/-- 53 - Mao Tse-tung begins China's Cultural Revolution.
1966/--/-- 53 - Nigerian prime minister Abubakar Tafawa Balewa is killed in a military coup.
1966/--/-- 53 - President De Gaulle withdraws French forces from NATO.
1966/--/-- 53 - President Kwame Nkrumah is ousted in a military coup in Ghana.
1966/--/-- 53 - Realist sculptor George Segal completes the direct-cast plaster group The Diner.
1966/--/-- 53 - South African prime minister Hendrik Verwoerd is assassinated.
1966/--/-- 53 - The American Surveyor 1 spacecraft achieves the first soft-landing on the Moon.
1966/--/-- 53 - The British Hawker Harrier becomes the first VTOL (vertical takeoff and landing) aircraft.
1966/--/-- 53 - The Soviet Luna 9 space probe makes the first landing on the Moon.
1966/--/-- 53 - The Soviets mediate to end the India-Pakistan War.
1966/--/-- 53 - The first major rally against the Vietnam War takes place in Washington, D.C.
1966/--/-- 53 - Tom Stoppard's play Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead is produced.
1966/02/26 53 *** Stack, Sandra Marie [Great Niece] - Born to Stack, Richard Glenn and Schmidt, Ursula Emma Cuyahoga County, Ohio
1966/10/-- 53 - World Series NL LOS ANGELES (0) AL BALTIMORE (4)
1967/--/-- 54 - A civil war breaks out in Nigeria after the secession of the state of Biafra.
1967/--/-- 54 - A fire kills U.S. astronauts White, Grissom and Chaffee during a launch test.
1967/--/-- 54 - A military junta seizes control in Greece; King Constantine II is exiled.
1967/--/-- 54 - American writer Joyce Carol Oates publishes A Garden of Earthly Delights.
1967/--/-- 54 - Britain grants Aden independence as the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen.
1967/--/-- 54 - Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez publishes One Hundred Years of Solitude.
1967/--/-- 54 - Dr. Christiaan Barnard performs the first successful human heart transplant.
1967/--/-- 54 - Dustin Hoffman stars in Mike Nichols' film The Graduate.
1967/--/-- 54 - Gen. Anastasio Somoza Debayle is elected president of Nicaragua.
1967/--/-- 54 - Israeli 6-day war
1967/--/-- 54 - Latin American guerrilla leader Che Guevara is killed in Bolivia.
1967/--/-- 54 - Nguyen Van Thieu becomes president of South Vietnam.
1967/--/-- 54 - Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper star in the motorcycle film Easy Rider.
1967/--/-- 54 - Quarterback Joe Namath sets a one-season record by passing for 4,007 yards.
1967/--/-- 54 - R. Buckminster Fuller designs a geodesic dome for the U.S. Pavilion at Expo '67.
1967/--/-- 54 - Radio astronomers Jocelyn Bell Burnell and Antony Hewish discover the first pulsar.
1967/--/-- 54 - Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger star in the film In the Heat of the Night.
1967/--/-- 54 - Soviet cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov is killed during the landing of Soyuz 1.
1967/--/-- 54 - Tennis player Billie Jean King wins the U.S. Open championship for the first time.
1967/--/-- 54 - The Beatles "Sgt. Pepper"
1967/--/-- 54 - The North American Soccer League (NASL) is formed.
1967/--/-- 54 - The Six-Day War between Israel and the Arab states ends with Israeli victory.
1967/--/-- 54 - The X-15 research aircraft establishes a speed record of Mach 6.7 (4,520 mph).
1967/--/-- 54 - The hippie musical revue Hair is produced.
1967/--/-- 54 - The residents of Gibraltar vote to remain a British crown colony.
1967/--/-- 54 - Thurgood Marshall becomes the first black member of the U.S. Supreme Court.
1967/--/-- 54 - Warren Beaty and Faye Dunaway star in Arthur Penn's film Bonnie and Clyde.
1967/--/-- 54 - Yachtsman Francis Chichester completes the first solo voyage around the world.
1967/10/-- 54 - World Series NL ST. LOUIS (4) AL BOSTON (3)
1968/--/-- 55 - American skater Peggy Fleming wins the singles title at the winter Olympic Games.
1968/--/-- 55 - American track star Bob Beamon beats the Olympic long jump record by almost 2 feet.
1968/--/-- 55 - American writer Tom Wolfe publishes The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test.
1968/--/-- 55 - Anti-war demonstrators clash with police at the Democratic convention in Chicago.
1968/--/-- 55 - Arthur Ashe becomes the first black player to win a major men's tennis title.
1968/--/-- 55 - Carlos Castaneda publishes The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge.
1968/--/-- 55 - Civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. is assassinated.
1968/--/-- 55 - Dick Fosbury uses the Fosbury flop to win the Olympic gold medal for the high jump.
1968/--/-- 55 - Filmmaker Mel Brooks directs, produces and appears in The Producers.
1968/--/-- 55 - Filmmaker Stanley Kubrick directs 2001: A Space Odyssey.
1968/--/-- 55 - French downhill skier Jean Claude Killy wins three Olympic gold medals.
1968/--/-- 55 - French filmmaker Henri Costa-Gavras directs Z.
1968/--/-- 55 - Jacqueline Kennedy marries the Greek shipping millionaire Aristotle Onassis.
1968/--/-- 55 - Kubrick "2001"
1968/--/-- 55 - May Days mini-revolution
1968/--/-- 55 - More than 500,000 U.S. troops are deployed in Vietnam.
1968/--/-- 55 - Oceanographic ship Glomar Challenger begins the Deep-Sea Drilling Project.
1968/--/-- 55 - Omar Torrijos Herrera overthrows the government of Arnulfo Arias in Panama.
1968/--/-- 55 - Pierre Trudeau succeeds Lester Pearson as prime minister of Canada.
1968/--/-- 55 - Polish filmmaker Roman Polanski directs Rosemary's Baby.
1968/--/-- 55 - Portuguese dictator Antonio de Oliveira Salazar is succeeded by Marcello Caetano.
1968/--/-- 55 - President Johnson announces he will not seek a second term of office.
1968/--/-- 55 - Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy is assassinated.
1968/--/-- 55 - Spain grants independence to Equatorial Guinea.
1968/--/-- 55 - Spanish operatic tenor Placido Domingo debuts at the Metropolitan Opera.
1968/--/-- 55 - Student-worker revolts almost topple the goverment of Charles de Gaulle in France.
1968/--/-- 55 - The Apollo 8 spacecraft makes the first manned orbit of the Moon.
1968/--/-- 55 - The Catholic minority in Northern Ireland demonstrate for British rights.
1968/--/-- 55 - The Federal Gun Control Act regulates the interstate commerce in firearms.
1968/--/-- 55 - The Saturn rocket lifts the Apollo 7 spacecraft into low Earth orbit.
1968/--/-- 55 - The U.S. Navy intelligence gathering ship Pueblo is seized by North Korea.
1968/--/-- 55 - The Viet Cong launch the Tet Offensive in Vietnam.
1968/--/-- 55 - U.S. troops massacre Vietnamese civilians at My Lai.
1968/--/-- 55 - Vietnam War begins
1968/--/-- 55 - Warsaw Pact forces invade Czechoslovakia to counter increasing liberalization.
1968/04/04 55 *** Little, Alford Oscar (Bill) [1st cousin] - Died
1968/05/20 55 *** Speck, Orphia [Uncle] - Died Fayetteville,TN, Lincoln County Fayetteville,TN, Lincoln County
1968/05/28 55 *** Benson, Willis Daniel - Died Akron, Summit, Ohio Akron, Summit, Ohio Hillside Mem. Park, Akron, Summit, Ohio
1968/06/24 55 *** Stack, Jeffrey [Great Nephew] - Born to Stack, Richard Glenn and Schmidt, Ursula Emma Cuyahoga County, Ohio
1968/10/-- 55 - World Series NL ST. LOUIS (3) AL DETROIT (4)

In 1912 Transportation was by:
          Foot
          Horse
          Bicycle
          Train
          Steamboat
          Balloon
          Propeller airplane
By 1968 Transportation was by:
          Car & Bus
          Diesel ship
          Helicopter
          Jet
          nuclear ship
in addition.
By 1968 Transportation by:
          Horse
          Steamboat
          Balloon
had been discontinued.

In 1912 Communications was by:
          Word of Mouth
          Post Office
          Telegraph
          Telephone
By 1968 Communications by:
          Telegraph
had been discontinued.

In 1912 Food Preparation was by:
          Wood
By 1968 Food Preparation was by:
          Gas
          Electric
          Refrigeration
          Dish washer
in addition.
By 1968 Food Preparation by:
          Wood
had been discontinued.

In 1912 Entertainment was by:
          Social Intercourse
          Organized Sports
          Travel
          Professional Sports
          Movies
          Radio
          Television
          Theme parks
          Computer

In 1912 Health Care was by:
          Operations
          Anesthetic
          X-Rays
          MRI

In 1912 War Making was by:
          gun
          Artillery
          Machine guns
          Submarine
          Iron Clad ships
          TNT
          Mines
By 1968 War Making was by:
          Assault rifle
          tank
          Chemical agents
          Biological agents
          Aeroplane
          Helicopter
          Missiles
          Atomic Bomb
          Satellites
in addition.
By 1968 War Making by:
          Calvary
had been discontinued.

In 1912 Navigation was by:
          Stars & Maps
          Compass
By 1968 Navigation was by:
          Radio Signals
          Radar
in addition.

from the SFHR database of Duane Bristow 02-04-2016 10:03:57


Index

Family and Social Relations

of Benson, Willis Daniel 1912/10/27

Index

Last revised 02/04/16.