This Week In History

THIS WEEK IN HISTORY

February 26         1909: Kinemacolor, the first successful color motion picture process, was first shown to the general public at the Palace Theatre in…


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February 19   1600: Peruvian volcano Huaynaputina exploded in the most violent eruption in the recorded history of South America. 1878: Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931)…



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February 5   1908: Born this day: swing musician Bob Dunn, first person to record an electrically amplified instrument (died 1971); and famous English conjoined…


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January 29   1834: President Andrew Jackson ordered the first use of federal soldiers to suppress a labor dispute. 1845: Edgar Allan Poe’s poem, The…


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January 22     1889: Columbia Phonograph (later Columbia Records) was formed in Washington, D.C. 1927: Teddy Wakelam gave the first live radio commentary of…



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January 8   1790: George Washington delivered the first State of the Union address in New York, New York. 1815: Gen. Andrew Jackson (seventh president,…



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December 25   1642: English physicist, mathematician, astronomer, natural philosopher, alchemist and theologian Sir Isaac Newton was born in Lincolnshire, England. 1643: Christmas Island was…