Historic World Events / June (page 5)

June

List historic world events in June

September, 2016

  • 14 September

    Even without the corpse, a murderer is uncovered

    Even without the corpse, a murderer is uncovered

    William Bayly is convicted of murder in New Zealand despite the fact that the body of one of his alleged victims was never found. Most of the evidence against Bayly consisted of trace amounts of human hair, bone, and tissue, representing a marked advance in the field of forensics. Sam …

  • 14 September

    Josh Gibson hits ball 580 feet in Yankee Stadium

    Josh Gibson hits ball 580 feet in Yankee Stadium

    On this day in 1937, The Sporting News reports that catcher Josh Gibson of the Negro League’s Homestead Grays hit a ball two feet from the top of the façade of Yankee Stadium, 580 feet from home plate. If Negro League records were kept alongside those of the National and …

  • 14 September

    Lincoln consults Winfield Scott

    Lincoln consults Winfield Scott

    On this day, President Abraham Lincoln meets with retired General Winfield Scott, a hero of the Mexican War and the commander of all Union forces at the outbreak of the Civil War. Scott, aged and infirm, still possessed a sharp military mind. More important, he was one of the few …

  • 14 September

    Ford Motor Company incorporated

    Ford Motor Company incorporated

    At 9:30 in the morning on this day in 1903, Henry Ford and other prospective stockholders in the Ford Motor Company meet in Detroit to sign the official paperwork required to create a new corporation. Twelve stockholders were listed on the forms, which were signed, notarized and sent to the …

  • 13 September

    President John Tyler weds his second wife

    President John Tyler weds his second wife

    Fifty-four year old widower President John Tyler marries 21-year-old Julia Gardiner on this day in 1844. It was his second marriage. At the time, Julia was the youngest first lady in history. Tyler had wooed Julia from the time she was 19, but it took a tragedy and a narrow …

  • 13 September

    James Joyce meets his future wife, Nora

    James Joyce meets his future wife, Nora

    Aspiring writer James Joyce meets his future wife, Nora, a lively, uneducated woman with little interest in literature, on this day in 1904. Joyce will immortalize this day in his masterpiece Ulysses, whose narrative unfolds entirely on June 16, 1904. James Joyce was born in Dublin, the eldest of 10 …

  • 13 September

    Johnson announces new ambassador to South Vietnam

    Johnson announces new ambassador to South Vietnam

    At a news conference, President Lyndon B. Johnson announces that Henry Cabot Lodge has resigned as ambassador to South Vietnam and that Gen. Maxwell Taylor will be his replacement. It was reliably reported that virtually every top official in the administration volunteered to serve as ambassador. Johnson made a point …

  • 13 September

    Zachary Taylor and Richard Nixon marry their future first ladies

    Zachary Taylor and Richard Nixon marry their future first ladies

    On this day in history, two future presidents, Zachary Taylor and Richard Nixon, marry the women who will become their first ladies. On this day in 1810, 26-year-old Zachary Taylor married Margaret Smith, age 31, in her sister’s log house in Louisville, Kentucky. The daughter of a wealthy planter, Margaret …

  • 12 September

    Watergate break-ins set the stage for All the President’s Men

    Watergate break-ins set the stage for All the President’s Men

    On this day in 1972, five men are caught trying to bug the offices of the Democratic National Committee at the Watergate Hotel in Washington, D.C. The story of the break-in, which seemed like a minor event, was handed to two young reporters, Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, by their …

  • 12 September

    St. Lawrence Seaway opened

    St. Lawrence Seaway opened

    In a ceremony presided over by U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Queen Elizabeth II, the St. Lawrence Seaway is officially opened, creating a navigational channel from the Atlantic Ocean to all the Great Lakes. The seaway, made up of a system of canals, locks, and dredged waterways, extends a …