Today in History in 1927 Henry Ford announced the end of the production of the Model T Ford; in 1932 Goofy first appeared in “Mickey’s Revue” by Walt Disney as Dippy Dawg; and in 1977 the original “Star Wars” movie was released.
Our on this day in history archives contain over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of a few of them:
1720 - The Ship "Le Grand St Antoine" reaches Marseille, bringing Europe's last major plague outbreak. Kills around 100,000
1810 - In the May Revolution, citizens of Buenos Aires expel the Spanish Viceroy Cisneros during Semana de Mayo.
1842 - Christian Doppler presents his idea, now known as the Doppler Effect, to the Royal Bohemian Society, Prague
1914 - British House of Commons passes Irish Home Rule Bill
1922 - Babe Ruth suspended 1 day & fined $200 for throwing dirt on an ump
1927 - Henry Ford announces that he is ending production of the Model T Ford
1932 - Goofy, aka Dippy Dawg, 1st appears in 'Mickey's Revue' by Walt Disney
1935 - Track and field athlete Jesse Owens equals or breaks 6 world records in 45 minutes at Big Ten meet at Ferry Field in Ann Arbor US
1961 - JFK sets goal of putting a man on Moon before the end of decade
1977 - Original "Star Wars" movie ("part IV"), directed by George Lucas first released
1986 - 30,000,000 people watch "Live Aid", a benefit concert for the Ethiopian famine
1986 - Hands Across America - 6.5 million people hold hands from California to NY
2011 - Oprah Winfrey airs her last show, ending her twenty five year run of The Oprah Winfrey Show.
1803 - Ralph Waldo Emerson, American essayist/philosopher (Concord Hymn), born in Boston, Massachusetts
1878 - Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, actor (Stormy Weather, Little Colonel)
1889 - Igor Sikorsky, Russian-American pioneer of aviation in both helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft