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1991 - U.S.A. Police Brutality Captured On Film
1991 : On this day, it was evident that police brutality had occurred in Los Angeles, California in the middle of the night on This Day, 1991
This was proved, as it was recorded on video (although some of the audible sounds were not as noticeable as the actions). Three white police officers had proceeded to beat Rodney King beyond what was necessary to use force to control him. Moreover, these three officers had reported that the bruises, cuts, and/or scrapes they gave King were minor in nature. The beating by officers from the Los Angeles Police Department of Rodney King is captured on Video, the video then appeared on television news which angered many of the public especially those in the African American community who believed the police brutality was racially motivated. Four LAPD officers were later tried in a state court for the beating but were acquitted. The announcement of the acquittals sparked the 1992 Los Angeles Riots.
1952 - Communist Teachers Banned From Public Schools
1952 : As part of the paranoia concerning communism and the cold war the U.S. Supreme Court upholds a New York state law that prohibits communists from teaching in public schools.
1845 - Florida Becomes 27th State
1845 : In 1845
On This Day In History Florida became the 27th state of the United States of America.
1908 - Canada Tax Collector
1908 : It was reported that H.R. Patterson was appointed the new tax collector for Winnipeg, the capital city of Manitoba, Canada. This title was officially given to Patterson on the evening before it was made known by way of a local Canada newspaper.
1923 - U.S.A. Time Magazine
1923 : The first issue of the weekly periodical, "TIME" appeared on newsstands featuring Joseph Gurney Cannon, grand old man of Congress.
1925 - Quiet Period US Congress
1925 : Normally Congress would have quite a bit to do on the eve of the end of the current session. However, this time around it was different for both the House and the Senate. There was little for these branches of the U.S. government to debate on during this time.
1931 - U.S.A. The Star-Spangled Banner
1931 : After over a century, a poem written by Francis Scott Key was finally established as the U.S. National Anthem. The lyrics of this song were written on September 14, 1814,
while Key observed the British invasion of Fort Mc Henry, a war zone located in Maryland, USA. “The Star-Spangled Banner” composition was inspired by a flag that remained standing, even after several hundred bombings occurred.
1931 - Minnie the Moocher
1931 : Cab Calloway makes music history when he records “Minnie the Moocher.” This is the first jazz album to sell one million copies and it continues to be a popular album today.
1968 - Puerto Rico Oil Tanker
1968 : A Liberian registered tanker snapped in two in Puerto Rico creating an oil slick four miles long and a mile wide.
1962 - U.S.A. Nuclear Testing
1962 : Russia had considered the United States’ decision to conduct nuclear testing a very aggressive move. Tass, the official Soviet news agency, was reported as having said that the United States was using the concept of nuclear testing as an excuse to carry out aggressive actions. However, Tass also stated U.S. President Kennedy’s promise that all action would be taken to reduce the amount of radioactivity that would enter the earth’s atmosphere. Atmospheric testing was expected to begin on Christmas Island of this same year (in June).
1963 - U.S.A. Occupational Schools Proposed
1963 : R.W. Bend had inspected government facilities and has determined that they do not need current demands. Bend had mentioned that a complete “occupational school” would be needed before all technical school supply needs would be met. An “occupational school” is one that would help prepare students unable to enter a technical college to be able to sharpen their skills before being admitted. R.W. Bend had declared that this type of school would further help those who are not as easily able to cope with a university entrance course.
1964 - Austria Airplane Crash
1964 : A British airplane crashed into Mt. Glungezer, which is located in Austria. Unfortunately, a total of 85 people had lost their lives as they were headed for Innsbruck while vacation traveling. The cause of the crash at this time was not yet determined. There was no immediate sign of technical failure, and the case was thought of to take many months to resolve.
1966 - England Colour Television Announced
1966 : The BBC is to begin broadcasting television programmes in colour from next year.
1972 - U.S.A. Interest Rate Increase
1972 : On this date in history, it was announced that consumer interest rates could dramatically increase. For instance, buyers as of this date may be required to pay 372 percent interest on a $10.00 loan.
1974 - France Airplane Crash
1974 : A Turkish Airlines DC10 crashes near Paris, en route to London, killing all 345 people on board.
1982 - England Barbican Centre
1982 : The Queen opens the Barbican Centre the largest arts centre in western Europe covering five-and-a-half acres of Cripplegate, which was destroyed by Nazi bombers in World War II.
1985 - England Miners Strike
1985 : Miners' leaders vote to end the longest running industrial dispute in Britain History without a peace deal over proposed pit closures.
2002 - Switzerland Joins United Nations
2002 : After about 200 years Switzerland became no longer “Neutral”. They became officially a part of the UN upon voters’ approval.
2005 - U.S.A. Steve Fossett
2005 : Steve Fossett becomes the first person to fly a plane solo, non-stop around the globe without refuelling. He landed his Virgin GlobalFlyer at 1950 GMT in Salina, Kansas, after a 67-hour journey.
He is currently still missing since September 4th
2007 when contact with the light aircraft he was flying in the Sierra Nevada mountains was lost.
2007 - Cherokee Tribal History and Revocation
2007 : The Cherokee Nation of Native Americans have voted to revoke the tribal citizenship of descendants of the black slaves the Cherokees once owned. A total of 76.6% have voted to amend the tribal constitution to limit citizenship to blood tribe members only. Supporters have said that only the Cherokees had the right to determine their own tribal members. Opponents said the amendment is racist and aimed at preventing those with African-American heritage from gaining tribal revenue and government funding. The Cherokee Nation has some 250,000 to 270,000 members, and is second only to the Navajo in size. The vote has followed from a ruling by the Cherokee Nation Supreme Court last year which secured tribal citizenship for descendants of freedmen.
2008 - World Stock Markets Fall in Worries of Recession
2008 : Worldwide stock markets have fallen as investors worry about a possible U.S. recession. On Wall Street, the Dow Industrials recovered from early losses to close 7 points lower. Britain's F.T.S.E. 100 index has ended 1% lower at 5,818.6, while Germany's Dax dropped 0.9% and France's Cac fell 1%. Shares across Asia, excluding China's mainland market, were hit from the bleak U.S. economic predictions, and Tokyo's Nikkei index tumbled 4.5%. India's Sensex index has shed as much as 5%.
2009 - Sri Lankan Cricket Team Attacked
2009 : 12 gunmen fire on the bus carrying the Sri Lankan cricket team on their way to play a match at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, Pakistan. Six Pakistani policemen and two civilians were killed and 6 members of the Sri Lanka national cricket team. The gunmen were believed to be members of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).
2009 - Gordon Brown Meets President Obama
2009 : Barack Obama has said that the Anglo-American 'special relationship' is still intact while holding talks with the Prime Minister Gordon Brown at the White House. He told reporters that it was 'not just important to me' but 'important to the American people.' Their discussions were largely economically-oriented, and Brown is the first European leader to meet the President. Obama said that they shared 'spectacular wives and wonderful children in common.'
2009 - Russia to Cooperate with the United States on Iranian missiles
2009 : A reply to Barack Obama's written suggestion for blocking the development of Iranian missiles is given by Dmitry Medvedev. The U.S. had offered to suspend its plans for a missile defense shield if Moscow cooperates in its efforts to prevent Iran from developing a series of long-range missiles. Medvedev says that he had not received the trade-off.
2010 - US Planning for Cybersecurity
2010 : The White House has declassified some of its plans on how it will protect the nation's computer networks from cyberwarfare. The announcement was made by the 'cybersecurity tsar' Howard Schmidt, and has been aimed at a greater co-operation between academia, government and the private sector. "We have to fully recognize the importance cybersecurity has in our lives," Mr. Schmidt said.
2011 - Last Space Walk For Shuttle Discovery
2011 : The last space walk to be conducted from the space shuttle Discovery before its retirement was completed by two US astronauts. Steve Bowen and Alvin Drew spent six hours on their space walk completing tasks for the International Space Station.
2012 - Colombia Rebel Bomb Attack Kills Three
2012 : After a "rebel bomb attack" in the North-eastern part of Colombia, two soldiers and one boy were dead as a result of the explosion. Another three soldiers were also injured in the attack that took place near the town of Tame. Officials claimed that the left-wing rebel group Farc were responsible for the attack.
2013 - Malaysia Gun Battle Kills Police
2013 : Gunmen in the Malaysian state of Sabah killed at least five police in a gun battle.
2014 - Bahrain Bomb Kills Three Police
2014 : Three policemen were killed in a bomb blast in Daih, Bahrain while trying to break up rioting and anti-government protesters. After the explosion several opposition groups issued a statement saying that they "regretted" any casualties.
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Henry Joseph Wood
March 3rd 1869 London, England
Died: August 19th
1944 London, England
Known For :
Sir Henry Joseph Wood was an English conductor and the creator of the Henry Wood Promenade Concerts, currently called the "BBC Proms". He was a student at the Royal Academy of Music conservatoire and the oldest degree-granting music school in Britain. The Proms are an eight-week summer season of daily orchestral classical music concerts and other events held annually, predominantly in the Royal Albert Hall. The object of the concerts in broad terms is to bring classical music to all and includes concerts in the Royal Albert Hall, chamber concerts at Cadogan Hall and Proms in the Park events across the United Kingdom on the last night. This webmaster has always wanted to attend the last "Night Of The Proms" but never managed it. The video below gives an idea of why it is nearly impossible to get tickets. Although the video I have included is very British centric during the 2009 Proms some of the composers featured included Haydn, Handel, Mendelssohn, Elgar . You do not need to be a Classical Musical aficionado to enjoy these concerts.