HISTORY TODAY

HISTORY

 1866 – At the age of 18, Vinnie Ream becomes the first and
youngest female artist to receive a commission from the
United States government for a statue (of Abraham Lincoln).
 1917 – The Silent Parade took place in New York City, in
protest to murders, lynchings, and other violence directed
towards African Americans.
 1974 – Spetsgruppa A, Russia’s elite special force, was
formed.
 1984 – The Summer Olympics officially known as the games
of the XXIII were opened in Los Angeles.
 1996 – The remains of a prehistoric man are discovered near
Kennewick, Washington. Such remains will be known as the
Kennewick Man.
 2001 – Australian Ian Thorpe becomes the first swimmer to
win six gold medals at a single World Championship.
 2002 – Nine coal miners trapped in the flooded Quecreek
Mine in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, are rescued after
77 hours underground.
 2005 – The Provisional Irish Republican Army calls an end to
its thirty-year-long armed campaign in Northern Ireland.
 2017 – Prime Minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif was disqualified
for lifetime by Supreme Court of Pakistan founding
him guilty of corruption charges.
 2018 – Australian Wendy Tuck becomes the first woman
skipper to win the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race.