This Day in History Class

This Day in History Class

From the desk of “Stuff You Missed in History Class,” “This Day in History Class” quickly recounts a tidbit from today’s events in history.

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June 18, 2021 12 min

This day in 1908 marked the beginning of Japanese mass immigration to Brazil when the ship Kasato Maru arrived at the port of Santos in Brazil. / On this day in 1178 (on the Julian calendar), several monks from Canterbury reportedly saw the moon split into two and explode into flames.

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On this day in 1631, Mumtaz Mahal died from complications of childbirth. / On this day in 1843, a clash between British immigrants and Maori known as the Wairau Incident took place on the South Island in New Zealand.

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On this day in 1963, Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman to fly into space. / On this day in 1858, Abraham Lincoln gave his "House Divided" speech in Springfield, Illinois, during his run for U.S. senator.

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On this day in 1904, a fire on the paddle steamer General Slocum caused more than a thousand deaths. / On this day in 1938, Hungarian newspaper editor Laszlo Biro filed a British patent for the ballpoint pen.

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On this day in 1846, the Bear Flag Revolt began when a group of Americans invaded Sonoma. / On this day in 1872, Parliament passed the Trade Unions Act in Canada, legalizing unions. 

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On this day in 1911, physicist and Nobel Prize winner Luis W. Alavarez was born. / On this day in 1971, the New York Times began publishing excerpts from the Pentagon Papers.

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On this day in 1929, Anne Frank was born in Germany. / On this day in 1892, writer and illustrator Djuna Barnes was born.

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On this day in 1971, the occupation of Alcatraz by the Indians of All Tribes ended when federal marshals removed the Native Americans who remained on the island. / On this day in 1837, a riot broke out in Boston when a fire company met an Irish funeral procession.

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On this day in 1838, the Myall Creek Massacre occurred in New South Wales. / On this day in 1980, the African National Congress published a message that anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela wrote in response to the Soweto Uprising in 1976.

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On this day, writer, pacifist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Bertha von Suttner was born. / On this day in 1934, Disney's character Donald Duck made his debut in the animated short film "The Wise Little Hen."

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On this day in 1972, photographer Nick Út took the Pulitzer Prize-winning image that became known as the "napalm girl" photo. / On this day in 1783 a volcanic fissure in Iceland called Laki began erupting.

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On this day, Paul Blobel -- leader of the Aktion 1005 operation to get rid of evidence of Nazi mass murders -- was executed. / On this day in 1917, poet Gwendolyn Brooks was born. Brooks was the first Black American writer to win a Pulitzer Prize.

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On this day in 1984, the video game "Tetris" was released. / On this day in 1825, Kamehameha III becomes the third king of the Kingdom of Hawaii.

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On this day in 1981, the first report on AIDS was published in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, before AIDS was identified as a syndrome. / On this day in 1878, revolutionary leader Pancho Villa was born in Mexico.

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On this day in 1932, the government junta of Chile began. / On this day in 1913, suffragette Emily Davison was trampled by a horse at the Epsom Derby.

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On this day in 1943, the Zoot Suit Riots began in Los Angeles. / On this day in 1897, blues singer and guitarist Memphis Minnie was born.

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On this day in 1802, Aboriginal resistance leader Pemulwuy died. / On this day in 1966, NASA's lunar lander Surveyor 1 landed on the moon, marking the first time an American space probe made a successful soft-landing on the lunar surface.

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On this day in 1843, Isabella Baumfree took the name Sojourner Truth. Truth went on to become an abolitionist and advocate for Black and women's rights. / On this day in 1974, the Heimlich Maneuver was unveiled in an article in the journal Emergency Medicine.

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On this day in 1669, English naval administrator Samuel Pepys wrote his last diary entry. / On this day in 1578, the Roman catacombs were rediscovered by accident.

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On this day in 1953, Nepalese sherpa Tenzing Norgay and climber Edmund Hillary became the first people to reach the summit of Mount Everest, the highest mountain above sea level. / On this day in 1967, the Republic of Biafra declared its independence from Nigeria.

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