Historical happenings

6/27/1778 ~ Liberty Bell returns home to Philadelphia after the British departure

6/27/1893 ~ Great stock crash on NY stock exchange

6/27/1942 ~ FBI captures 8 Nazi saboteurs from a sub off NY’s Long Island

Historical happenings

6/26/1284 ~ Pied Piper lures 130 children of Hamelin away (actually happened)

6/26/1848 ~ 1st pure food law enacted in US

6/26/1896 ~ 1st movie theater in the US opens – Vitascope Hall in New Orleans, charging 10 cents for admission

Historical happenings

6/25/1798 ~ US passes Alien Act allowing president to deport dangerous aliens

6/25/1868 ~ US President Andrew Johnson passes a law that government workers would work 8 hr day

6/25/1913 ~ American Civil War veterans begin arriving at the Great Reunion of 1913.

Historical happenings

6/24/451 ~ 10th recorded perihelion passage of Halley’s Comet

6/24/1813 ~ Battle of Beaver Dam – British & Indian forces defeat US forces (War of 1812)

6/24/1947 ~ Flying saucers sighted over Mount Rainier by pilot Ken Arnold

Historical happenings

6/23/1780 ~ American Revolution: Battle of Springfield fought in and around Springfield, New Jersey (including Short Hills, formerly of Springfield, now of Millburn Township.

6/23/1868 ~ Christopher Latham Sholes patents the “Type-writer”

6/23/1908 ~ Shah Mohammed Ali leads a successful counter-revolution in Persia, aided by the Russian legation and a Cossack brigade

Historical happenings

6/22/1807British board USS Chesapeake, a provocation leading to War of 1812

6/22/1870 ~ US Congress creates Department of Justice

6/22/1939 ~ Princes (future Queen) Elizabeth meets future husband Prince Philip of Greece (Midshipman Mountbatten, RN)

Historical happenings

6/21/1805 ~ Great Stoneface Mt found in NH

6/21/1877 ~ The Molly Maguires, ten Irish immigrants, are hanged at the Schuylkill County and Carbon County, Pennsylvania prisons.

6/21/1879 ~ Frank W. Woolworth opens his 1st successful “F. W. Woolworth Great Five Cent Store” on North Queen Street, Lancaster, Pennsylvania