On This Date . . .

 

2010……………………Deepwater Horizon oil spill

1999……………………Shootings at Columbine High School, Littleton, Colorado

1978……………………Korean Air Lines jet forced down over Soviet Union

1914……………………Mine strikers slaughtered by militia at Ludlow, Colorado

1902……………………Pierre and Marie Curie isolate radium

1871……………………Congress authorizes President Grant to use military force against the Ku Klux Klan 

1861……………………Col. Robert E. Lee resigns from the U.S. Army two days after he had been offered its command and three days after Virginia secedes from the Union. Promoted to Major General, Lee accepted appointment as commander of Virginia’s forces.



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