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1512. Michelangelo's paintings on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel were shown to the public for the first time.
Call Number: ND2757.V35 P37 1996
Publication Date: 1996-12-01
1947. The Spruce Goose, flown by Howard Hughes, takes its first and only flight.
1979. Communist Worker's Party hold a “Death to the Klan” rally in Greensboro, North Carolina.
2008. Democratic senator Barack Obama wins the presidential election and makes history as the first African American U.S. president.
Hopes and Dreams by
Call Number: E185.97.O23 D68 2007
Publication Date: 2007-02-28
1994. George Foreman becomes the oldest heavyweight champion.
1860. Abraham Lincoln is elected president of the United States.
1944. President Franklin D. Roosevelt won a fourth term in office.
1951. Yogi Berra is the AL MVP.
Yogi Berra by
Call Number: GV865.B4 B37 2009
Publication Date: 2009-03-30
1938. Nazis launch Kristallnact.
1969. Sesame Street premiered on PBS TV.
Sesame Street and the Reform of Children's Television by
Outstanding Academic Title for 2007, Choice Magazine By the late 1960s more than a few critics of American culture groused about the condition of television programming and, in particular, the quality and content of television shows for children. In the eyes of the reform-minded, commercial television crassly exploited young viewers; its violence and tastelessness served no higher purpose than the bottom line. The Children's Television Workshop (CTW)--and its fresh approach to writing and producing programs for kids--emerged from this growing concern. Sesame Street--CTW's flagship, hour-long show--aimed to demonstrate how television could help all preschoolers, including low-income urban children, prepare for first grade. In this engaging study Robert W. Morrow explores the origins and inner workings of CTW, how the workshop in New York scripted and designed Sesame Street, and how the show became both a model for network television as well as a thorn in its side. Through extensive archival research and a systematic study of sample programs from Sesame Street's first ten seasons, Morrow tells the story of Sesame Street's creation; the ideas, techniques, organization, and funding behind it; its place in public discourse; and its ultimate and unfortunate failure as an agent of commercial television reform.
Publication Date: 2005-12-06
1980. Voyager I flies near Saturn.
Call Number: QB671 M67 2010
Publication Date: 2010-09-23
1940. Walt Disney's animated musical film Fantasia is released.
Publication Date: Originally produced as a motion picture in 1940.
1851. Herman Melville's Moby Dick is published.
Publication Date: 2009-10-01
1806. Explorer Zebulon Pike spotted the mountain top now known as Pike's Peak.
1973. President Nixon authorizes construction of the Alaska pipeline.
1869. The Suez Canal opens in Egypt.
1928. Mickey Mouse makes his debut in Steamboat Willie.
1863. Abraham Lincoln delivers Gettysburg Address at the dedication of the National Cemetery at the site of the Battle of Gettysburg.
1945. Nuremberg Trials begin against German World War II leaders accused of war crimes.
2017 CBS TV host Charlie Rose is fired after allegations of sexual harassment by eight women
Sexual Harassment by
Call Number: HQ1237.5.U6S475 2014
Publication Date: 2014-03-14
1963 American President John F. Kennedy assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas
John F. Kennedy by
Call Number: E841.B734 2012
Publication Date: 2012-05-08
1904 3rd modern Olympic Games closes in St Louis, the 1st held in the U.S
The Games by
Call Number: GV721.5.G615 2016
Publication Date: 2016-07-26
1932 In Washington, D.C., the FBI Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory (better known as the FBI Crime Lab) officially opens.
Spy Schools by
Call Number: JK468.I6G625 2017
Publication Date: 2017-10-10
1960 First atomic reactor for research & development, Richland, Wa
1865 "Alice in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll is published in America
1948 Honda 1st opens in America
Driving Honda by
Call Number: HD9710.U54A637 2014
Publication Date: 2014-07-31
1979 Pope John Paul II's first papal visit to Turkey, almost 1 1/2 years before Turkish native Mehmet Ali Agca attempts to kill him
1910 The first US patent for inventing the traffic lights system is issued to Ernest Sirrine.
The Road Taken by
Call Number: HE355.3.E3P48 2016
Publication Date: 2017-04-20
1876 Archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann finds the gold Mask of Agamemnon at Mycenae (modern Greece) "the Mona Lisa of prehistory"