Today in History: Sports, movies and more

1536 Anne Boleyn and her brother George, Lord Rochford, accused of adultery and incest

1817 First private mental health hospital opens in the US, Asylum for the Relief of Persons Deprived of the Use of Their Reason (now Friends Hospital) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1862 US Department of Agriculture created

1862 Major Gen Benjamin F Butler issues order (New Orleans) that confederate women abusing union soldiers be treated as whores

1869 National Woman Suffrage Association forms in New York, founded by Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton

1897 The Scientific-Humanitarian Committee is founded in Berlin by Magnus Hirschfeld, the first-ever LGBT rights organization

1905 Las Vegas founded in Nevada

1930 Ellen Church becomes 1st female airline stewardess aboard a United flight from San Francisco to Cheyenne

1934 US Department of Justice offers $25,000 reward for Dillinger, dead or alive

1940 Richard and Maurice McDonald open the 1st McDonald’s restaurant in San Bernardino, California

1944 Eisenhower, Montgomery, Churchill and King George VI discuss the plan for D-Day 1951 AT&T becomes the 1st US corporation to have a million stockholders after young car salesman Brady Denton purchases 7 shares worth $1,078

1957 Evangelist Billy Graham launches his “crusade” in front of 18,000 people at Madison Square Garden in NYC

1968 A tornado strikes Jonesboro Arkansas at 10 PM, killing 36

1972 Assassination attempt on US Governor George Wallace of Alabama by Arthur Bremer in Laurel, Maryland

1988 USSR begins withdrawing its 115,000 troops from Afghanistan

2008 California becomes the second U.S. state after Massachusetts in 2004 to legalize same-sex marriage after the state’s own Supreme Court rules a previous ban unconstitutional.

Music

1963 5th Grammy Awards: I Left My Heart In San Francisco, Robert Goulet wins

1967 Paul McCartney meets his future wife Linda Eastman

2001 “Fiesta” single released by R. Kelly featuring Jay-Z and Boo & Gotti (Billboard Song of the Year 2001)

Movies & TV

1928 Mickey Mouse makes his 1st ever appearance in silent film “Plane Crazy”

1958 “Gigi” based on the story by Colette, directed by Vincent Minnelli and starring Leslie Caron and Maurice Chevalier premieres in New York (Best Picture 1959)

1968 “Wonderwall” with George Harrison premieres at Cannes Film Festival

1968 Paul McCartney & John Lennon appear on Johnny Carson Show to promote Apple records, Joe Garagiola is substitute host

1981 “Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan’s Island” airs

1987 Last episode of “The Late Show with Joan Rivers” after the host is fired by the Fox network

2002 “Bowling for Columbine”, a documentary directed by Michael Moore has its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival

2005 Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith directed by George Lucas, starring Ewan McGregor, Hayden Christensen and Natalie Portman premieres at the Cannes Film Festival

2009 “Farrah’s Story” documentary following Farrah Fawcett’s battle with cancer airs on NBC in the US

Sports

1862 First baseball enclosure opens at Union Grounds, Brooklyn

1912 Ty Cobb rushes a heckler at a NY Highlander game & is suspended

1918 Washington Senator Walter Johnson pitches 1-0, 18 inning game

1941 Joe DiMaggio starts 56-game hitting streak; Yanks lose 13-1

1948 73rd Preakness: Eddie Arcaro wins aboard Citation, 2nd leg of successful Triple Crown

1953 In his first world heavyweight title defence, Rocky Marciano KOs former champion Jersey Joe Walcott in the 1st round at Chicago Stadium

1973 California Angel Nolan Ryan’s 1st no-hitter beats KC Royals, 3-0

1991 US President George H. W. Bush takes Queen Elizabeth to Oakland A’s-Baltimore Oriole game

2010 Jessica Watson at age 16 becomes the youngest person to sail solo, non-stop and unassisted around the world


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