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Game of the Day

Event of the DayGame to Play
5/12/1534 Württemberg becomes LutheranA Mighty Fortress
5/11/1752 First US fire insurance policy is issued, in Philadelphia.Calamity
5/10/1869 With the Driving of the Golden Spike at Promontory Point, Utah, the Transcontinential Railroad is completed.TransAmerica
5/09/1941 British destroyers capture Nazi Enigma machine.Code 777
5/08/1541 Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto discovers Mississippi River.Mississippi
5/07 Beaufort Scale Day - measures wind force (scale 0 calm to 12 hurricane)Welt der Winde
5/06/1527 Sack of Rome - End of the Renaissance.Die Wiege der Renaissance
5/05/1846 Writer Henryk Sienkiewicz born.Quo Vadis
5/04/1626 Indians 'sell' Manhattan Island for $24 in cloth and buttons.Manitou
5/03/1830 First regular steam train passenger service starts.Age of Steam
5/02/1583 Leonardo da Vinci dies.Leonardo da Vinci
5/01/1884 Construction begins in Chicago on the first skyscraper.Manhattan
4/30/1900 Hawaii becomes a US Territory. Kahuna
4/29/1868 Japanese National Day.Samurai
4/28/1919 First successful parachute jump is made.Cloud 9
4/27/1521 Ferdinand Magellan, world traveler, killed by Filipino natives.Magellan
4/26/1865 Assassin John Wilkes Booth is shot and dies near Bowling Green, VA.Assassin
4/25 Arbor Day. Plant a tree.Waldmeister
4/24/1704 The Boston News Letter becomes the first American newspaper to be regularly printed.Extrablatt
4/23/1896 First "moving pictures" are shown on a public screen in New York called the VITASCOPE system.Traumfabrik
4/22/1861 Robert E. Lee is named commander of Virginia forces.Civil War
4/21/753 BC The City of Rome founded (according to legend).Roma
4/20/1902 Marie and Pierre Curie isolated the radioactive element radium.Elements
4/19/1897 First American marathon run. John J McDermott wins in 2:55:10.Marathon
4/18/1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire, 700 die.Earthquake
4/17/1524 New York Harbor discovered by Giovanni Verrazano.New York
4/16/1789 George Washington heads off for first Presidential inauguration.Mr. President
4/15 African Freedom DayJambo
4/14/1828 First edition of Noah Webster's dictionary is published.Balderdash
4/13/1796 First elephant brought to America.Der Elefant im Porzellanladen
4/12/1862 James Andrews steals Confederate train "The General" at Kennesaw, Ga.Ticket to Ride
4/11/1895 Anaheim completes its new electric light system.Power Grid
4/10/1790 U.S. Patent system established. The Inventors
4/9/1959 NASA announces first seven astronauts with The Right Stuff.Lift-Off!
4/8/1513 Ponce de Leon arrives in Florida.Age of Exploration
4/7/1933 Prohibition ends, Utah 38th state to ratify 21st Amendment.Fantasy Pub
4/6/1909 Perry and Henson reach the North Pole.Safe Return Doubtful
4/5/1941 San Francisco's Castro and Fillmore streetcars replaced by buses.Bus
4/4/1841 William Henry Harrison dies of pneumonia and becomes the first U.S. president to die in officeFounding Fathers
4/3/1860 Pony Express began between St. Joseph, MO, and Sacramento, CA. The first riders simultaneously left both citiesPony Express
4/2/742 Birth of Charlemagne (Karl der Grosse, Carolus Magnus)Carolus Magnus
4/1/1778 Oliver Pollock, a New Orleans Businessman, creates the "$" symbolMoney
3/31/1849 Col. John W. Geary arrives as first postmaster of San FranciscoSan Francisco
3/30/1870 Texas becomes the last Confederate state readmitted to the UnionTexas
3/29/1848 Niagara Falls stops flowing – for 1 day – because of an ice jamNiagara
3/28/1794 Nathan Briggs, New Hampshire, gets patent for the washing machineSchnäppchen Jagd
3/27 International Hamburger and Pickle MonthFische Fluppen Frikadellen
3/26/1953 Dr. Jonas Salk announces a new vaccine against polioVirus & Co.
3/25/1913 New York City's famed Palace Theatre opens its doors for the first timeShowmanager
3/24/1989 Oil tanker Exxon Valdez runs aground in Alaska's Prince William Sound and causes world's worst oil spillDistant Seas
3/23/1937 Los Angeles Railway Co starts using PCC streetcarsStreetcar
3/22/1638 Religious dissident Anne Hutchinson is expelled from Massachusetts Bay ColonyNew England
3/21/1963 The Alcatraz federal pen in San Francisco Bay is closed.Alcatraz
3/20/1833 US and Siam conclude first commercial treatyKing of Siam
3/19/1931 Nevada legalizes gamblingVegas Showdown
3/18/1959 President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs the Hawaii statehood billThe Bottle Imp
3/17/1950 Element 98, californium, is announced. California
3/16/1836 Andrew S. Hallidie, inventor of the Cable Car, is born Trolley Car
3/15/44 B.C. Julius Caesar murderedRepublic of Rome

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