|Tue. 9/27||All day||Samuel Adams born - 1722 American revolutionary leader Samuel Adams (1722-1803) was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He was a passionate, vocal man who helped ignite the revolution and served as a delegate to the First and Second Continental Congresses. He was a signer of th... more|
|Fri. 9/30||All day||
James Dean died - 1955
Actor James Dean was killed in a car crash in California at age 24.
Although he made just three major films, Rebel Without a Cause, East of Eden and Giant, he remains one of the most influential actors.
|Wed. 11/2||All day||
Birth of Daniel Boone
American frontiersman Daniel Boone (1734-1820) was born in Berks County, near Reading, Pennsylvania
|Fri. 11/4||All day||
Will Rogers born
American humorist Will Rogers (1879-1935) was born in Oologah, Indian Territory (now Oklahoma). "All I know is what I read in the newspapers," he once joked. He was killed in an airplane crash with aviator Wiley Post near Point Barrow, Alaska.
|Mon. 12/26||All day||Christmas (observed)|
|Mon. 1/2||All day||New Year's Day (observed)|
|Tue. 3/20||All day||
First day of spring:)
|Sun. 4/8||All day||Easter|
|Thu. 4/12||All day||
Civil War Began
The American Civil War began as Confederate troops under the command of General Pierre Beauregard opened fire at 4:30 a.m. on Fort Sumter in Charleston, South Carolina.
|Fri. 4/13||All day||Thomas Jefferson Born 1743 Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) was born in Albermarle County, Virginia. He was an author, inventor, lawyer, politician, architect, and one of the finest minds of the 1700's. He authored the American Declaration of Independence and later served as the 3... more|
|Sat. 4/14||All day||
Lincoln Shot - 1865
President Abraham Lincoln was shot and mortally wounded while watching a performance of Our American Cousin at Ford's Theater in Washington. He was taken to a nearby house and died the following morning at 7:22 a.m.
|Sun. 4/15||All day||Titanic Sunk - 1912 In the icy waters off Newfoundland, the luxury liner Titanic with 2,224 persons on board sank at 2:27 a.m. after striking an iceberg just before midnight. Over 1,500 persons drowned while 700 were rescued by the liner Carpathia which arrived about tw... more|
|Mon. 4/16||All day||
Slavery Abolished - 1862
Congress abolished slavery in the District of Columbia and appropriated $1 million to compensate owners of freed slaves.
|Mon. 4/23||All day||
Shakespeare Born - 1564
William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was born at Stratford-on-Avon, England. Renowned as the most influential writer in the English language, he created 36 plays and 154 sonnets, including Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet and The Merchant of Venice.
|Thu. 4/26||All day||
John J. Audobon Born - 1785
American artist and naturalist John J. Audubon (1785-1851) was born in Haiti. He drew life-like illustrations of the birds of North America.
|Tue. 10/2||All day||
MODEL T INTRODUCED
Henry Ford introduces the Model T Ford in Detroit in 1908
|Mon. 11/12||All day||Veteran's Day (observed)|
|Tue. 5/26||6:30 PM||
Monthly Business Meeting
|Sat. 6/13||10:00 AM||
Come & enjoy philatelic conversations
|Tue. 6/23||6:30 PM||
Regular Business Meeting