Wednesday June 16, 2010 – This Day in History-Apache chief Geronimo-New Deal

June 16, 2010
By Vannini

Notable Births

  • 1829 – Geronimo, Apache leader and warrior.
    • 2009, Descendents of the Apache chief Geronimo (pictured) have sued Yale University and the school’s famous secret organization, Skull and Bones, asking for the release of Geronimo’s remains.
    • The descendents say they are investigating claims that in 1918, members of Skull and Bones, including Prescott Bush, the father of George H.W Bush and grandfather of George W. Bush, invaded Geronimo’s grave at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma, and stole his skull, some bones and other items buried with him. Three members of the Skull and Bones, including Prescott Bush, served as Army volunteers at Fort Sill during World War I. The suit asks that Geronimo’s remains be returned to his native land in Oklahoma and given a proper burial.
    • 1890 – Stan Laurel (Arthur Stanley Jefferson), English actor and comedian.
    • 1917 – Katharine Graham, American, publisher of the Washington Post.
    • 1920 – José López Portillo, President of Mexico from 1976 to 1982.
    • 1937 – Erich Segal, American author.
    • 1938 – Joyce Carol Oates, American writer.
    • 1951 – Roberto Durán, Panamanian boxer.

Notable Deaths

  • 1930 – Elmer Ambrose Sperry, American inventor and industrialist.
  • 1958 – Imre Nagy, Hungarian premier who attempted to establish Hungary’s independence from the Soviet Union, executed.
  • 1977 – Wernher von Braun, German scientist, who led Nazi Germany’s rocket development program before and during World War II.
  • 2000 – Empress Kōjun, empress consort of Japan.

Notable Events

1567 – Mary, Queen of Scots, was imprisoned in Lochleven Castle in Scotland.

1897 – The government signed a treaty of annexation with Hawaii.

1902 – “The Wizard of Oz” (play) opened at the Grand Opera House in Chicago.

1903 – Ford Motor Company was incorporated.

1933 – President Franklin D. Roosevelt opened his New Deal recovery program by signing bank, rail, and industry bills and initiating farm aid.

1961 – Soviet ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev defected to the West while his troupe was in Paris.

1963 – Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman in space, aboard Vostok 6.

1977 – Leonid Ilich Brezhnev, first secretary of the Soviet Communist Party since 1964, was elected president of the Supreme Soviet.

2001 – The Leaning Tower of Pisa opened for the first time since 1990 as work to keep it from falling over was completed; it now leans only 4.1 m (13.5 ft) off perpendicular, 44 cm (17 in) less than its previous lean.

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5 Responses to “ Wednesday June 16, 2010 – This Day in History-Apache chief Geronimo-New Deal ”

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  2. Maryellen Beeson on June 21, 2010 at 21:25

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  3. Stefani Tam on June 25, 2010 at 01:11

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  5. Janelle Baymon on June 30, 2010 at 18:41

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