This week we are talking about a famous author, an earthquake, a National Park, two U.S. Presidents, Texas, and more!
Odd and interesting history fact for the week is about a U.S. President.
President Theodore Roosevelt, also known as Teddy Roosevelt, the 26th President of the U.S., was blind in one eye. He loved boxing and continued his hobby as President. He received the injury in a boxing match while he was President. He kept the secret for years, with only a few people close to him knowing about his injury.
September 30th – October 6th
- 1868 Louisa May Alcott published the first volume of Little Women
- 1991 Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, was overthrown.
- 1993 A 6.4 Magnitude earthquake hit India killing around 10,000 people.
- 1890 Yosemite National Park was established in California.
- 1982 EPCOT opened at Disney World.
- 1835 The Texas Revolution, the conflict between Mexico and the Texas colonists, began. It is also known as the Texas War of Independence.
- 1919 U.S. President Woodrow Wilson suffered a massive stroke that left him partially paralyzed.
- 1990 East and West Germany were reunited.
- 1950 Snoopy made his debut in the Peanuts comic strip.
- 1957 The Soviet Union launches Sputnik, the world’s first artificial satellite.
- 1813 Shawnee chief Tecumseh was killed at the Battle of the Thames, during the War of 1812.
- 1892 Most of the wild west gang known as the Dalton Gang, was gunned down in Coffeyville, Kansas while attempting to rob a bank.
- 1979 Pope John Paul II was the first pope to visit the White House.