Today in History in 1836 Davy Crockett arrived in Texas just in time for the Alamo; in 1930 Bonnie Parker met Clyde Barrow for the first time; and in 1957 Dodgers' Jackie Robinson retires rather than be traded to the New York Giants.
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:
1477 - Battle at Nancy, Burgundy vs Switz, 7000 + killed including their leader Charles Duke of Burgundy
1781 - British naval expedition led by Benedict Arnold burns Richmond, Virginia
1836 - Davy Crockett arrives in Texas, just in time for the Alamo
1846 - The United States House of Representatives votes to stop sharing the Oregon Territory with the United Kingdom.
1919 - National Socialist Party (Nazi) forms as German Farmers Party
1930 - Mao Zedong writes "A Single Spark Can Start a Prairie Fire"
1930 - Bonnie Parker meets Clyde Barrow for the first time at Clarence Clay's house
1949 - US President Harry Truman labels his administration the "Fair Deal"
1957 - Dodgers' Jackie Robinson retires rather than be traded to NY Giants
1957 - Eisenhower asks Congress to send troops to the Mid East
1959 - "Bozo the Clown" live children's show premieres on TV
1959 - Buddy Holly releases his last record "It Doesn't Matter"
1970 - Soap Opera "All My Children" premieres on ABC
1779 - Stephen Decatur, US, naval hero (War of 1812)
1779 - Zebulon Montgomery Pike, explorer (Pike's Peak)
1914 - George Reeves, [George Lescher Bessolo], Ashland Ky, actor (Superman, Gone With the Wind)
1917 - Jane Wyman, St. Joseph, Missouri, American actress (Magnificent Obsession) and 1st wife of Ronald Reagan (d. 2007)
1942 - Charlie Rose, Henderson NC, newscaster (CBS Night Watch)
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