The SS Edmund Fitzgerald sinks 17 miles from the entrance to Whitefish Bay on Lake Superior, taking all 29 crew members with her.
At the time of its launch in 1958, the 729-foot-long freighter was the largest and fastest ship on the Great Lakes. Ken Saro-Wiwa, a Nigerian playwright and environmental activist, is hanged in Nigeria along with eight other activists from the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (Mosop).
The ship weighed more than 13,000 tons and was 730 feet long. Two years after the death of his father, Michinomiya Hirohito is enthroned as the 124th Japanese monarch in an imperial line dating back to 660 B. Emperor Hirohito presided over one of the most turbulent eras in his nation’s history.
During the American Revolution, the Continental Congress passes a resolution stating that “two Battalions of Marines be raised” for service as landing forces for the recently formed Continental Navy. His death signaled the end of a period of Soviet history marked by both stability and stagnation.
743,801 to a Birmingham, Alabama woman named Mary Anderson for her “window cleaning device for electric cars and other vehicles to remove snow, ice or sleet from the window.” When she received her patent, Anderson tried to sell it to...
On this day in 2001, in the wake of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, President George W.
Bush addresses the United Nations to ask for the international community’s help in combating terrorism around the world. On November 10, 1984, the University of Maryland’s backup quarterback Frank Reich throws six touchdown passes against the University of Miami in the second half of the Orange Bowl. Communist forces bombard the airport at the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh, killing 25 persons and wounding 30. On this day in 1928, the first installment of All Quiet on the Western Front, Erich Maria Remarque’s acclaimed novel of World War I, appears in the German magazine Vossische Zeitung.
The Terrapins, who had been losing 31-0 at the half, ended up winning the game 42-40. At a news conference, Secretary of Defense Robert Mc Namara says that the United States has no plans to send combat troops into Vietnam. combat fatalities in Southeast Asia are reported for the previous week. This attack was another chapter in the Communist Khmer Rouge war against the government troops of Prime Minister Lon Nol. Remarque (born Erich Paul Remark) was born in 1898 in lower Saxony to a family of French ancestry; he enlisted...
When asked whether the United States intended to increase its activities in Vietnam, he replied, “Wait and see.” By 1969, more than 500,000 American troops were... This was a direct result of President Richard Nixon’s Vietnamization program, whereby the responsibility for the war was slowly shifted from U. On this day in 1942, German troops occupy Vichy France, which had previously been free of an Axis military presence.
Brezhnev came to power in 1964 when, along with Alexei Kosygin, he was successful in pushing...
A Massachusetts judge reduces the second-degree murder conviction of British au pair Louise Woodward to involuntary manslaughter in the 1996 death of 8-and-a-half-month-old Matthew Eappen.
He married Joan there 11 years later and the island is now said to be worth in excess of 0million.