This week in history we are leaning about an outlaw, an amendment to the U.S. Constitution, a couple of movies, tow authors, two queens, and more.
This Week In History February 3rd-9th
- 1889 Outlaw Belle Starr was killed when shot twice in the back.
- 1912 The Sixteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified. It gave Congress the right to impose a Federal income tax.
- 1861 Representatives from six Southern States met in Alabama to form a new Independent government headed by Jefferson Davis.
- 1938 Disney debuted Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
- 1953 Disney’s film Peter Pan debuted.
- 1756 Aaron Burr was born. Aaron Burr was the third U.S. Vice President and the person who killed Alexander Hamilton in a duel.
- 1952 Princess Elizabeth became Queen of the United Kingdom when her father King George VI, died.
- 1804 John Deere, American manufacture of agricultural implements, was born.
- 1812 English author Charles Dickens was born.
- 1587 Mary Queen of Scots was executed.
- 1828 French author of Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, Jules Verne was born.
- 1773 William Henry Harrison, the ninth U.S. President was born. He served the shortest term of any U.S President when he caught a cold on inauguration day and died thirty days later.