HFA – History Tidbits that May Help you …Today, in History

today in history

1783- William Pitt becomes the youngest Prime Minister of England at age 24

In 1807 -Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee was born in Westmoreland County, Virginia.

1809 -Edgar Allan Poe, American author and poet (“Fall of the House of Usher,” “The Tell-Tale Heart,” “The Raven,” “Annabel Lee.”) is bornEdgar Allan Poe

1861- Georgia became the fifth state to secede from the Union

1937 – millionaire Howard Hughes set a transcontinental air record by flying his monoplane from Los Angeles to Newark, New Jersey, in 7 hours, 28 minutes and 25 seconds

1955 – a presidential news conference was filmed for television and newsreels for the first time, with the permission of President Dwight D. Eisenhower

1977 – in one of his last acts of office, President Gerald R. Ford pardoned Iva Toguri D’Aquino, an American convicted of treason for making wartime broadcasts for Japan

1992 – German government and Jewish officials dedicated a Holocaust memorial at the villa on the outskirts of Berlin where the notorious Wannsee Conference had taken place.

2013- Calcium deposits are discovered on Mars by NASA’s Curiosity Rover

If you are curious and want to learn more about what happened today in history, check this site out This Day in History

Who knows? Maybe you will find something to inspire you to write or may be write you out of a spot you are in.

Until Next time!

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