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Events in History

Twenty random things that happened on this day...

  • Dow Jones avg hits a record 2,878.56 (1990)
  • French general De Gaulle arrives in Algiers (1943)
  • Twins Ken Landreaux ends his hitting streak after 31 games (1980)
  • Bangladesh President Ziaur Rahman is shot by group of rebel officers (1981)
  • Cubs swap Max Flack for Cards Cliff Heathcote during middle of doubleheader. Both play for both teams that day (1922)
  • John Tesh's final day as host of "Entertainment Tonight" (1996)
  • Lord Dunsany's "If," premieres in London (1921)
  • Peter DePaolo became 1st man to average over 100 mph at Indy (1925)
  • Spanish explorer Fernando de Soto discovers Florida (1539)
  • Ezzard Charles beats Joey Maxim in 15 for heavyweight boxing title (1951)
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act repealed Missouri Compromise opens north slavery (1854)
  • 69 killed in bus crash (Ahmedabad India) (1962)
  • Bobby Lowe is 1st to hit 4 home runs in 1 baseball game (1894)
  • Paris advocate E Archdeacon is 1st passenger in a airplane (1908)
  • Territories of Kansas and Nebraska created (1854)
  • 92 degrees F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in May (1879)
  • Georges Couthon chosen member of French Committee the Salut Public (1793)
  • Bill Arnold wins Indianapolis 500 car race (161.6 kph) (1930)
  • Ken Dryden becomes president of NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs (1997)
  • U.S. launches Surveyor 1 to Moon (1966)

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