Thursday, November 08, 2007

Today in History....November 8

* 1895, while experimenting with electricity Wilhelm Röntgen discovers X-rays

* 1917, People's Commissars gives authority to Lenin, Leon Trotsky, and Josef Stalin

* 1923, the Beer Hall Putsch: In Munich, Adolf Hitler, ym"sh, leads the Nazis in an unsuccessful attempt to overthrow the German government

* 1933, during Great Depression: the New Deal. US President Franklin D. Roosevelt unveils the Civil Works Administration, an organization designed to create jobs for more than 4 million of the unemployed

* 1937, the Nazi exhibition Der ewige Jude ("the eternal Jew") opens in Munich

* 1939, in Munich, Adolf Hitler, ym"sh, narrowly escapes an assassination attempt while celebrating the 16th anniversary of the Beer Hall Putsch.

* 1950, during the Korean War: United States Air Force Lt. Russell J. Brown shoots down two North Korean MiG-15s in the first jet aircraft-to-jet aircraft dogfight in history

* 1966, U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs into law an antitrust exemption allowing the National Football League to merge with the upstart American Football League

* 1973, the right ear of John Paul Getty III is delivered to a newspaper together with a ransom note, convincing his father to pay
$2.9 million

* 1977, 3,100 people mysteriously register to vote in Perry County, Ohio, unearthed by the U.S. House Judiciary Committee report investigating 2004 election inconsistencies in Ohio

* 2002, the United Nations Security Council unanimously approves a resolution on Iraq, forcing Saddam Hussein to disarm or face "serious consequences"


At 6:03 PM, Anonymous heidianne jackson said...

just found you through bar kochba and i love your site. these today in history entries are just awesome!!!

At 8:05 AM, Blogger Joe Gringo said...

Thank you Heidanne, much appreciated!

Yah, BK has a great site, helluva smart cat.


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