Today in History


Today is November 1st 2015


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 Here are only a few highlights for this day in history

79 AD        Pompeii is buried by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius

Mount Vesuvius, a volcano near the Bay of Naples in Italy, is hundreds of thousands of years old and has erupted more than 50 times.  Its most famous eruption took place . . .



1512 AD     Michelangelo’s ceiling of the Sistine Chapel is opened to the public of Rome

The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome, one of Italian artist Michelangelo’s finest works, is exhibited to the public for the first time . . .



1952            United States tests first hydrogen bomb 

The United States detonates the world’s first thermonuclear weapon, the hydrogen bomb, on Eniwetok atoll in the Pacific. The test gave the United States a short-lived advantage in . . .



1967            Cool Hand Luke, starring Paul Newman, debuts in theaters

On this day in 1967, Cool Hand Luke, starring Paul Newman as a tough, anti-authoritarian, poker-playing prisoner, debuts in theaters. Newman received a Best Actor Oscar nomination for his portrayal of the jail-breaking Luke Jackson . . .



1936            The Rodeo Cowboy’s Association is foundedCowboys

The organization was created in 1936 when a group of cowboys walked out of a rodeo at Boston Garden to protest the actions of rodeo promoter W.T. Johnson, who refused to add the cowboys’ entry fees to the rodeo’s total purse. Johnson finally gave in to the cowboys’ demands, and the successful “strike” led to the formation of the Cowboys’ Turtle Association. That name was chosen because . . .

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