Today in History

324 Battle of Adrianople: Roman Emperor Constantine I defeats his co-emperor Licinius, who flees to Byzantium

1187 Battle of Horns of Hattin: Saladin, Sultan of Egypt and Syria, destroys Jerusalem’s crusader army

1608 Samuel de Champlain founds city of Quebec

1754 George Washington surrenders to French, Fort Necessity (7 Years’ War)

1767 Norway’s oldest newspaper still in print, Adresseavisen, is founded (first edition published this date)

1863 Battle of Gettysburg, largest battle ever fought on the American continent, ends in a major victory for the Union during the US Civil War

1871 Jesse James robs bank in Corydon, Iowa ($45,000)

1884 Dow Jones publishes its 1st stock index, the Dow Jones Transportation Average

1913 Confederate veterans at the Great Reunion of 1913 reenact Pickett’s Charge; upon reaching the high-water mark of the Confederacy they are met by the outstretched hands of friendship from Union survivors

1915 After exploding a bomb in US Senate reception room previous day, Erich Muenter, a German instructor at Cornell University, shoots JP Morgan for representing the British government in war contract negotiations

1930 US Veterans Administration created

1937 Del Mar Turf Club, with crooner Bing Crosby as president and actor Pat O’Brien as a club officer, opens for racing

1938 President Franklin Roosevelt dedicates the Eternal Light Peace Memorial and lights the eternal flame at Gettysburg Battlefield.

1984 Supreme Court rules Jaycees may be forced to admit women as members

1986 US President Reagan presides over relighting of renovated Statue of Liberty

1989 US Supreme Court rules states do not have to provide funds for abortions

1996 UK House of Commons announces that the Stone of Scone, aka the Stone of Destiny, used in the coronation of Scottish (and subsequently English and British monarchs), will be returned to Scotland after 700 years in Westminster Abbey

2018 US Justice and Education Departments rescind Obama affirmative action policies in college admissions

2019 US produces the most waste per head globally and recycles the least at 35% according to new research by Verisk Maplecroft, Germany recycles the most at 68%

Movies & TV

1928 John Logie Baird demonstrates the first colour television transmission in London

1944 “Double Indemnity” film noir directed by Billy Wilder and starring Fred MacMurray and Barbara Stanwyck is released in Baltimore, Maryland

1958 “Andy Williams Show” premieres on ABC (later on CBS & NBC)

1985 CBS announces a 21% stock buy-back to thwart Ted Turner’s takeover

1985 “Back to the Future” directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd is released

1989 Movie “Batman” set record of quickest $100 million (10 days)

Music

1969 78,000 attend Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, Rhode Island

1970 200,000 attend Atlanta Pop Festival

1976 Brian Wilson performs with the Beach Boys after 12 years apart

2006 Lily Allen releases her debut single “Smile”

2018 Cardi B becomes first female rapper to get two number one US Billboard hits, with “I Like It” with Bad Bunny and J Balvin

Sports

1931 German boxer Max Schmeling beats American Young Stribling by TKO in 15 in Cleveland in his first heavyweight title defence; first major fight broadcast live on national radio

1973 Brothers Gaylord (Hall of Fame) and Jim Perry (3-time All Star) face each other for only time in MLB, Tigers beat Indians 5-4, Gaylord charged with loss

1980 Biggest MLB crowd in 7 years, 73,096 watch Indians beat NY Yankees, 7-0 at Cleveland Stadium

1987 Controversial NY Mets MLB star Darryl Strawberry threatens teammates for criticising his play; he is now an ordained minister

1988 Gene Nelson of the Oakland A’s becomes first AL pitcher to steal a base since 1973 in 9-8 win over Toronto Blue Jays

2006 Detroit Red Wings legend Steve Yzerman officially retires from the NHL, finishing with 692 goals and 1,755 points

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