The stage is set for the Second Battle of Bull Run, Virginia, on this day when Confederate cavalry under General Fitzhugh Lee enter Manassas Junction and capture the rail center.Union General John Pope’s Army of Virginia was soon on its way, and the two armies would clash on August...For men the usual aim was sex, but for women it could have been to get married, exact revenge, or regain a husband’s affection.There are many interpretations of death in Russian folk tradition.On this day in 1794, President George Washington writes to Henry “Light Horse Harry” Lee, Virginia’s governor and a former general, regarding the Whiskey Rebellion, an insurrection that was the first great test of Washington’s authority as president of the United States. On this day in 1939, television station W2XBS in New York City broadcasts a doubleheader between the Brooklyn Dodgers and the Cincinnati Reds from Ebbets Field in Brooklyn. Johnson is nominated to run for the presidency at the Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
The battle, which saw an early use of the deadly longbow by the English, is regarded as one of the most decisive in history. The 19th Amendment, guaranteeing women the right to vote, is formally adopted into the U. Constitution by proclamation of Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby.The diminutive Mini went on to become one of the best-selling British cars in history.The story behind the Mini began in August 1956, when...As the Democratic National Convention gets underway in Chicago, thousands of antiwar demonstrators take to Chicago’s streets to protest the Vietnam War and its support by the top Democratic presidential candidate, Vice President Hubert Humphrey. Charles Lindbergh, the first man to accomplish a solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean, dies in Maui, Hawaii, at the age of 72.During the four-day convention, the most violent in U. Charles Augustus Lindbergh, born in Detroit in 1902, took up flying at the age of 20.
Barely three months into their journey to the Pacific, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark lost the only man to die on the journey. An antiwar faction led by Senators Eugene Mc Carthy (D-Minnesota) and George Mc Govern (D-South Dakota) advocated unconditionally halting the bombing of North Vietnam; negotiating a mutual withdrawal of U. As he entered the Place de l’Hotel, French collaborationists took a few sniper shots at him.