Tag Archives: earthquake

This Day in History: Witches, Feral Kids, and Lenny Kravitz

May 26th

  • 1293- An earthquake strikes Kamakura, Japan, killing about 30,000.
  • 1647- Alse Young becomes the first person executed as a witch in the American colonies, when she is hanged in Hartford, Connecticut.
  • 1805- Napoléon Bonaparte assumes the title of King of Italy and is crowned with the Iron Crown of Lombardy in the Duomo di Milano, the gothic cathedral in Milan.
  • 1828- Mysterious feral child Kaspar Hauser is discovered wandering the streets of Nuremberg.
  • 1830- The Indian Removal Act is passed by the U.S. Congress; it is signed into law by President Andrew Jackson two days later.
  • 1964- Montana becomes a U.S. Territory.
  • 1868- President Andrew Johnson is found not guilty in his impeachment trial by 1 vote.
  • 1896- Charles Dow introduces the first publication of the Dow Industrial Average.
  • 1966- British Guiana gains its independence, becoming Guyana.
  • 1998- The U.S. Supreme Court rules that Ellis Island is mostly in New Jersey rather than New York.
  • 2006- The May 2006 Java earthquake kills over 5,700 people, leaves 200,000 homeless.

Birthday Shoutouts

The Conservative Journal wishes a Happy Birthday to..

  • Stevie Nicks, because I don’t want to anger anyone that might be a Wiccan*, 61.
  • Hank Williams Jr., his song is called “The Red, White, and Pink Slip Blues”, need I say more?  60.
  • Bobcat Goldthwait, clearly because of the name, 47.
  • American singer-songwriter Lenny Kravitz, 45.

*The Conservative Journal DOES NOT believe that Stevie Nicks is or has ever been a member of the Wicca Cult.

Other

To all you Polish mothers out there, Happy Mother’s Day!

Leave your comments below or send an e-mail to theconservativejournal@gmail.com.  Don’t forget to bookmark The Conservative Journal and sign up for the RSS Feed and the daily e-mail newsletter.

Thanks for participating!

Rick

Leave a comment

Filed under Entertainment, This Day in History

This Day in History: Canes, Volcanoes, and Mexico

May 22nd

  • 1807- A grand jury indicts former V.P. Arron Burr on a count of treason.
  • 1843- Thousands of people and their cattle head west via wagon train from Independence, Missouri to what would later become the Oregon Territory. It is part of the Great Migration. They follow what is now known as the Oregon Trail.
  • 1848- Slavery is abolished in Martinique.
  • 1856- Congressman Preston Brooks of South Carolina beats Senator Charles Sumner with a cane in the hall of the United States Senate for a speech Sumner had made attacking Southerners who sympathized with the pro-slavery violence in Kansas.
  • 1906- The Wright brothers are granted U.S. patent number 821,393 for their Flying-Machine.
  • 1915- Lassen Peak in California erupts, joining Mt. Saint Helens as the only eruptions in the continental U.S. during the 20th century.
  • 1942- Mexico enters World War II on the side of the Allies.\
  • 1947- U.S. President Harry Truman enacts the Truman Doctrine, giving $400 million of aid to fight communism in Turkey and Greece.
  • 1960- The largest earthquake ever recorded hits southern Chile.  It registered a 9.5.
  • 1962- Continental Airlines Flight 11 crashes after bombs explode on board.
  • 1992- After 30 years, 66-year-old Johnny Carson hosts The Tonight Show for the last time.
  • 2008- The Late-May 2008 tornado outbreak sequence unleashes 235 tornadoes, including an EF4 and an EF5 tornado, between 22 May and 31 May 2008. The tornadoes struck 19 states and one Canadian province.

Birthday Shoutouts

The Conservative Journal wishes a Happy Birthday to..

  • American businessman T. Boone Pickens, 81.
  • Alaskan Senator Lisa Murkowski, 52.
  • former left handed MLB pitcher Tommy John, 66.

Also, don’t forget to go buy a banjo because today is “Buy a Musical Instrument Day”!

Leave your comments below or send an e-mail to theconservativejournal@gmail.com.  Don’t forget to bookmark The Conservative Journal and sign up for the RSS Feed and the daily e-mail newsletter.

Thanks for participating!

Rick

Leave a comment

Filed under Entertainment, This Day in History

This Day in History: Earthquakes, Cuba, and Cher

May 2oth

  • 526- A huge earthquake kills around 300,000 in Syria and Antiochia.
  • 1609- Shakespeare’s sonnets are originally published.
  • 1896- The six ton chandelier of the Palais Garnier falls and crushes a human.
  • 1902- Cuba gains independence from the U.S.
  • 1980- Quebec fails to gain independence from Canada.
  • 1990- Romania holds it’s first election after the fall of communism in the nation.
  • 1995- Quebec fails to gain independence from Canada.  Again.

Birthday Shoutouts

  • English singer Joe Coker, 65.
  • My personal favorite ultra-liberal and Hollywood communist Cher, 63.
  • Wife of the maverick Cindy McCain, 55.
  • Son of da bomb dot com Prez Ronald Reagan, Ronald Reagan Jr., 51.

Leave your comments below or send an e-mail to theconservativejournal@gmail.com.  Don’t forget to bookmark The Conservative Journal and sign up for the RSS Feed and the daily e-mail newsletter.

Thanks for reading!

Rick

Leave a comment

Filed under Entertainment, This Day in History