1941- Yugoslavia surrenders to Germany during World War II
1949 - The Republic of Ireland was formed at midnight with a 21 gun salute when 26 Irish counties officially leave the British Commonwealth
1961 - 1,400 Cuban exiles trained by the CIA land in the Bay of Pigs in Cuba in a failed attempt to overthrow Castrol
1964 - Jerrie Mock because the 1st woman to fly solo around the world
1964 - Ford Mustangs are introduced in North American
1969 - Sirhan Sirhan is convicted of assassinating Senator Robert F. Kennedy
1973 - The GSG 9, German counter-terrorist unit is founded
1982 - Canada adopts its constitution
2013 - An explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, kills 15 and injuries over 160 more
This Day in Music
1970 - Paul McCartney released his 1st solo album "McCartney"
1970 - Johnny Cash plays "A Boy Named Sue", at the White House, at the invitation of President Richard M. Nixon
1971 - Joy to the World from Three Dog Night hits #1 for six weeks
1971 - Each of the four ex-Beatles has a solo single on the charts in the UK, George Harrison, 'My Sweet Lord', Ringo Starr, 'It Don't Come Easy', Paul McCartney with 'Another Day', and John Lennon, 'Power to the People'.
Above, is Paul McCartney's, 'Another Day', which was the first single he released on his first solo album "McCartney" that he released on this day in 1970. His wife Linda provided vocal harmonies on the original song. She passed away on this day, in 1998.
This Day in Sports
1869 - 1st professional baseball game between Cincinnati Reds (24), and Cincinnati Amateurs (15)
1920 - The American Professional Football Association forms
1933 - The Chicago Bears win their 1st NFL game by beating NY Giants 23-21
1939 - Joe Louis KO's Jack Roper in 1 round and wins the heavyweight boxing title
1947 - Jackie Robinson bunts his 1st major league hit
1968 - Oakland A's play their 1st game in the Oakland-Alameda Stadium. They lose to the Baltimore Orioles 4-1.
1983 - Nolan Ryan strikes out his 3,500 batter
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
1. A porridge made from boiled buckwheat groats, or sometimes from other cereal groats.
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