30th JUNE ~ HiSTORY ON THiS DAY

June 30th ~ This Day in History video by History.com ~ 1936 : Gone with the Wind published : Margaret Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind, one of the best-selling novels of all time was published on the 30th June 1936. Margaret Mitchell was forced to quit her job as a reporter at the Atlanta Journal in 1926, to recover from a series of physical injuries. With a lot of time on her hands, she grew restless, and started telling the story of an Atlanta belle named Pansy O’Hara on her Remington typewriter, in a cramped one-bedroom apartment with her husband. The book was the basis for a 1939 movie. | & more about history on this day in the video… 

29th JUNE ~ HiSTORY ON THiS DAY

June 29th ~ This Day in History video by History.com ~ 1995 : U.S. space shuttle docked with Russian space station : The American space shuttle Atlantis docked with the Russian space station Mir on the 29th June,  to form the largest man-made satellite ever to orbit the Earth. This historic moment between former rival space programs was also the 100th human space mission in American history. Daniel Goldin, the chief of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) at the time, said it was the beginning of a new era of friendship and cooperation between the U.S. and Russia. Millions of viewers watched on television as Atlantis blasted off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in eastern Florida on the 27th June 1995.| & more about history on this day in the video… 

28th JUNE ~ HiSTORY ON THiS DAY

June 28th ~ This Day in History video by History.com ~ 1953 : Workers assembled 1st Corvette in Flint, Michigan : Workers at the Chevrolet plant in Flint, Michigan, assembled the first Corvette, a two-seater American icon sports car, on the 28th June 1953. The first completed Corvette production car rolled off the assembly line two days later, one of only 300 Corvettes made that year. The idea for the Corvette came from Harley J. Earl, a General Motors’ pioneering designer, who in 1951 began developing plans for a low-cost American sports car that could compete with Europe’s Jaguars, MGs,  and Ferraris. The project was eventually code-named Opel. In January 1953, GM debuted the Corvette concept car at the Motorama auto show at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City. | & more about history on this day in the video… 

27th JUNE ~ HiSTORY ON THiS DAY

June 27th ~ This Day in History video by History.com ~ 1950 : Truman ordered U.S. forces to Korea : President Harry S. Truman announced that he was ordering U.S. air and naval forces to South Korea to aid the democratic nation in repulsing an invasion by communist North Korea. The United States was undertaking the major military operation to enforce a United Nations resolution to end hostilities, and stem the spread of communism in Asia. In addition to ordering U.S. forces to Korea, Truman deployed the U.S. 7th Fleet to Formosa (Taiwan) to guard against invasion by communist China, and ordered an acceleration of military aid to French forces fighting communist guerrillas in Vietnam.  | & more about history on this day in the video… 

26th JUNE ~ HiSTORY ON THiS DAY

June 26th ~ This Day in History video by History.com ~ 1948 : U.S. began Berlin Airlift : U.S. and British pilots began delivering food and supplies by airplane to Berlin after the city was isolated by a Soviet Union blockade. At the end of World War II in 1945, defeated Germany was divided into Soviet, American, British and French zones of occupation. The city of Berlin, located within the Soviet zone of occupation, was also split into four sectors, with the Allies taking the west of the city and the Soviets took the east. In June 1948, Josef Stalin’s government attempted to consolidate control of the city by cutting off all land and sea routes to West Berlin in order to pressure the Allies to evacuate. As a result, from June 24 the western section of Berlin containing 2 million people were deprived of food, heating fuel and other important supplies. | & more about history on this day in the video… 

25th JUNE ~ HiSTORY ON THiS DAY

June 25th ~ This Day in History video by History.com ~ 1876 : Battle of Little Bighorn : Native American forces led by Chiefs Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull defeated the U.S. Army troops of Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer on the 25th June 1876,  in a bloody battle near southern Montana’s Little Bighorn River.| & more about history on this day in the video… 

24th JUNE ~ HiSTORY ON THiS DAY

June 24th ~ This Day in History video by History.com ~ 1997 : U.S. Air Force reported on Roswell : U.S. Air Force officials released a 231 page report on the 24th June 1997, dismissing claims of an alien spacecraft crash in Roswell, New Mexico,  50 years earlier. Public interest in UFOs (Unidentified Flying Objects) began to increase in the 1940s, with the developments in space travel in the dawn of the atomic age, and many Americans looking to the skies. The town of Roswell  in New Mexico, became a magnet for UFO believers due to the strange events in July 1947, when ranch foreman W.W. Brazel found strange, shiny material scattered over his property. He turned the material over to the sheriff, who passed it on to authorities at the nearby Air Force base. On the 8th July Air Force officials announced they had recovered the wreckage of a “flying disk.” A local newspaper put the story on its front page. | & more about history on this day in the video… 

23rd JUNE ~ HiSTORY ON THiS DAY

June 23rd ~ This Day in History video by History.com ~ 1992 : Teflon Don sentenced to life : Mafia boss John Gotti, nicknamed Teflon Don after escaping unscathed from several trials during the 1980s, was sentenced to life in prison on the 23rd June 1992, after being found guilty on 14 accounts of conspiracy to commit murder and racketeering. After his sentence was read in a federal courthouse in Brooklyn, hundreds of Gotti’s supporters stormed the building and overturned and smashed cars before being forced back by police reinforcements. | & more about history on this day in the video… 

22nd JUNE ~ HiSTORY ON THiS DAY

June 22nd ~ This Day in History video by History.com ~ 1944 : FDR signed G.I. Bill : U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the G.I. Bill on the 22nd June 1944, an unprecedented act of legislation designed to compensate returning members of the armed services, known as G.I.s, for their efforts in World War II. | & more about history on this day in the video…