Erin's History Class Timeline 2019-2020

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In History
  • The Declaration of Independence Signing

    The Declaration of Independence Signing
    The committee that wrote the document included Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Robert Livingston, and Roger Sherman. The document declared America independence from Great Britain. July 4th, 1776 was the day that the document was passed.
  • The Sultana Explosion

    The Sultana Explosion
    A steamboat, traveling up the Mississippi River headed for St. Louis, exploded killing roughly 1,800 of the almost 2,500 people that were on board. At two in the morning on of the steamboats boilers exploded.A fire broke out, immediately engulfing the rear of the ship. The two paddle wheels fell off, causing the boat to turn backward into the wind. That blew the flames up the entirety of the ship. There were only a few survivors.
  • The Tunguska event

    The Tunguska event
    On this date, local residents of Evenki, Russia saw a column of super bright blue light moving across the sky. Ten minutes later they heard something that sounded like heavy artillery fire moving from the east to north. Then a shock wave blew through the town which knocked people down and blew glass out of windows. There was an explosion site, but no reported explosion. The most common explanation of it is a meteoroid burst.
  • Bombing of Peal Harbor

    Bombing of Peal Harbor
    The attack on Pearl Harbor was a surprise military strike done by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service. The attack led to the USA's formal entry into World War II. The attack killed 2,403 service members and wounded 1,178 others. 188 US aircraft were also destroyed in the attack.
  • Elvis on the Ed Sullivan Show

    Elvis on the Ed Sullivan Show
    Elvis Presley took the stage on the show and sang, “Don’t Be Cruel” and “Love Me Tender.” After a ventriloquism act, Elvis returned to perform the song “Love Me.” During this song the camera moved in for a close-up of Elvis’ face, and then, as if on cue, he smiled and snarled his upper lip, which caused the audience to go wild. Elvis finished the performance with his hit "Hound Dog".
  • Woodstock Concert

    Woodstock Concert
    Woodstock was a music festival held from August 15-18, 1969. It took place at Max Yasgur's 600-acre dairy farm in Bethel, New York. It was called "an Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music". It managed to attract an audience of more than 400,000 people.
  • The Jonestown Massacre

    The Jonestown Massacre
    Congressman Leo Ryan, announced that he would be visiting Jonestown to conduct an investigation into the reported mistreatment of American citizens there. Jones’ people ambushed the group at their airstrip, killing Ryan and four others while wounding the rest. Then, he revealed a giant tub of grape kool-aid, laced with cyanide and potassium chloride. The children were poisoned as well as adults resulting in the deaths of over 900 people. After everyone had died, Jones shot himself in the head.
  • Destruction of the Berlin Wall

    Destruction of the Berlin Wall
    The Berlin Wall was a guarded concrete wall that physically divided Berlin from 1961 to 1989. The Wall cut off West Berlin from surrounding East Germany, including East Berlin. Construction of the Wall was started by the German Democratic Republic on 13 August 1961. On November 9, 1989, as the Cold War began to end across Eastern Europe, the spokesman for East Berlin’s Communist Party announced that starting at midnight, citizens of the GDR were free to cross the country’s borders.
  • September 11, 2001

    September 11, 2001
    The attacks on September 11 were a series of coordinated terrorist attacks by an Islamic terrorist group called al-Qaeda. The attacks took place at the twin towers and the pentagon. The attacks caused deaths of 2,996 people and injuries of more than 6,000 people.
  • My Birthday

    My Birthday
    This is the day I was born!