- 1881 – Andrew Watson makes his Scotland debut as the world's first black international football player and captain.
- 1894 – Coca-Cola is bottled and sold for the first time in Vicksburg, Mississippi, by local soda fountain operator Joseph Biedenharn.
- 1912 – The Girl Guides (later renamed the Girl Scouts of the USA) are founded in the United States.
- 1918 – Moscow becomes the capital of Russia again after Saint Petersburg held this status for 215 years.
- 1928 – In California, the St. Francis Dam fails; the resulting floods kill over 600 people.
- 1930 – Mahatma Gandhi leads a 200-mile march, known as the Salt March, to the sea in defiance of British opposition, to protest the British monopoly on salt
- 1933 – Great Depression: Franklin D. Roosevelt addresses the nation for the first time as President of the United States. This is also the first of his "fireside chats".
- 1947 – The Truman Doctrine is proclaimed to help stem the spread of Communism.
- 1993 – The Blizzard of 1993 – Snow begins to fall across the eastern portion of the US with tornadoes, thunder snow storms, high winds and record low temperatures. The storm lasts for 30 hours.
- 1993 – Janet Reno was sworn in as the United States' first female attorney general.
- 1994 – The Church of England ordains its first female priests.
- 2011 – A reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant melts and explodes and releases radioactivity into the atmosphere a day after Japan's earthquake.
The Religious Right Crusades
to Deny Americans Their Constitutional Rights
TODAY IN RELIGION:
Watch out, “Cosmos”!
The Holy Inquisition is
not happy with you
D.C. Board of Elections allows marijuana legalization effort to move forward
Medical marijuana refugees:
'This was our only hope'
Medical marijuana and 'the entourage effect'
MORE DISPATCHES FROM DETROIT, 'MERKA'S FIRST THROWAWAY CITY:
Scrappers cause collapse of ornamental
ceiling in storied Eastown Theatre in Detroit
Are Michigan lawmakers holding up legistlation that could help fight Detroit scrappers?
Revealed: Chris Christie gave pieces
of 9/11 wreckage to his cronies as gifts
LOOFAH LAD IN THE NEWS AGAIN:
Bill O'Reilly Wonders If The Press Is
Covering For Obama Because He's Black
Was our galaxy formed by
a 'Council of Giants'?
Giant galaxies arranged in a ring around the Milky Way might have shaped its very formation, reveals a new study.
"Death stars" in Orion blast planets before they even form
Is the lopsided Universe telling us we need new theories?
ESA mission sees a rainbow-like "glory" in Venus' atmosphere
TODAY IN ROCK'N'ROLL:
Interview: Dave Davies (The Kinks)
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