On This Day In US History

@Dena91 (7391)
United States
June 30, 2020 8:57am CST
1794 Following the Revolutionary War Great Britain released the land northwest of Ohio and south of the Great Lakes. The US wanted to use the land to pay debts but the Native Americans of the west fought against further spread of the new settlers. This led to the Northwest Indian War. On this day the Battle of Fort Recovery begun and would last for a few days, during which the US military would suffer great loss yet remain in control of the fort. 1819 Malone, New York was the birthplace of William A. Wheeler, 19th Vice President of the US. 1831 Getting married were Robert E Lee and Mary Custis. 1834 In 1830 Congress set aside land west of the Mississippi River for Native Americans to reside on through the Indian Removal Act. On this day Congress passed what we know as the Indian Territory which included modern day Oklahoma. This is the territory my great grand parents started on before being thrown off their land and on to the trail of tears. 1862 During the Civil War in Virginia a 7 day battle was fought. On this day the Battle of Glendale took place. The Confederate Army led by Robert E Lee surprised the Union Army led by George B. McClellan. Though the Confederate's had less man power they were in better position and were able to push back the Union Army leading to the Confederate victory. The other battles fought during this 7 day battle were the battle's of Oak Grove, Mechanicsville, Gaines Mill, Garnett and Golding’s Farm's, Savage Station, Glendale and Malvern Hill. 1882 Being hung for the assassination of President James A Garfield was Charles J. Guiteau. 1901 Brooklyn, New York was the birthplace to bank robber Willie Sutton. 1906 Journalist Upton Sinclair published The Jungle which led Congress to pass the Meat Inspection Act and the Pure Food and Drug Act. 1911 St Louis, Missouri closed the doors of the US Assay Office. The office is where people would take their pieces of gold, silver and other minerals to have their value determined and their claims staked. 1919 Bristow, Iowa was the birthplace to the father of the modern day hot air balloon, Ed Yost. 1927 the Assay Office in Deadwood, South Dakota would close its doors as well. 1933 Three more Assay Offices closed their doors. Helena, Montana, Boise, Idaho and Salt Lake City, Utah. 1936 Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell was published. Great book and movie. 1942 Wichita, Kansas was the birthplace to Robert Ballard who in 1985 became the first person to discover the wreckage of the Titanic. 1943 Solomon islands in the South Pacific was where General Douglas MacAuthur begun Operation Cartwheel where he and his troops island hopped which neutralized Japan's major base on Rabaul Island. 1967 On this day Robert H Lawrence became the first black astronaut for the US. 1971 The 26th amendment was ratifed when Ohio became the 38th state to lower the voting age to 18. 1975 Four days after divorcing Sono Bono, Cher married Gregg Allman of the Allman Brother Band. 2003 Dying at 79 was comic Buddy Hackett 2013 Yarnell, Arizona was the sight of the deadly wildfire where 19 fire fighter's lost their lives. Sadly today Arizona and other southwestern states are dealing with wildfires. 2014 The Supreme Court dealt a blow to President Obama's Obamacare Act stating family owned companies can reject it due on religious grounds. 2019 Meeting North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in the Korean Demilitarized Zone, a space between North and South Korea, was President Donald Trump. He became the only President walk within the zone.
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@Adie04 (6649)
30 Jun
Wow. I know the 2019 story.
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• United States
30 Jun
It's always interesting to see what happened on this day.
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@jstory07 (92530)
• Roseburg, Oregon
30 Jun
That is a lot of things that happened on this day on different years.
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@thelme55 (46102)
• Germany
30 Jun
There´s a lot to learn here. Thanks for sharing.