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From: "Dianna M. Fisher" <>
Subject: [BlackSheep-L] Today in Blacksheep History
Date: Fri, 16 Jul 1999 08:36:00 -0700
Today in Blacksheep History
1765 Prime Minister of England Lord Greenville resigns and is replaced by
1774 Russia and the Ottoman Empire sign the treaty of Kuchuk-Kainardji,
ending their six-year war.
1779 American troops under General Anthony Wayne capture Stony Point, N.Y.,
with a loss to the British of more than 600 killed or captured.
1790 The District of Columbia was established as the seat of the United
1791 Louis XVI is suspended from office until he agrees to ratify the
1862 Two Union soldiers and their servant ransack a house and rape a slave
in Sperryville, Virginia.
1862 David G. Farragut became the first rear admiral in the United States
1875 The new French constitution is finalized.
1882 Mary Todd Lincoln, the widow of Abraham Lincoln, dies of a stroke.
1918 Czar Nicholas and his family are murdered by Bolsheviks at
1940 Adolf Hitler orders the preparations to begin on the invasion of
England, Operation Sea Lion.
1944 Soviet troops occupy Vilna, Lithuania, in their drive towards Germany.
1945 The United States detonates the first atomic bomb in a test at
Alamogordo, New Mexico.
1951 The novel "The Catcher in the Rye" by J.D. Salinger was first published.
1957 Marine Major John Glenn set a transcontinental speed record when he
flew a jet from California to New York in three hours, 23 minutes and eight
1964 In accepting the Republican presidential nomination in San Francisco,
Barry M. Goldwater said "extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice"
and that "moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue."
1969 Apollo 11 blasts off from Cape Kennedy, Florida, heading for a landing
on the moon.
1973 During the Senate Watergate hearings, former White House aide
Alexander P. Butterfield publicly revealed the existence of President
Nixon's secret taping system.
1979 Saddam Hussein became president of Iraq.
Born on July 16
1723 Sir Joshua Reynolds, British portrait painter and first president of
the royal Academy of Arts
1821 Mary Baker Eddy, founder of the Christian Science movement
1862 Ida Bell Wells, first president of the American Negro League
1896 Trygve Lie, first secretary-general of the United Nations
1907 Barbara Stanwyck, Oscar winning actress
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