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French poet Francois Villon banished from Paris

1463 - 1477

1477 Battle at Nancy, Burgundy vs Switzerland, 7000+ killed 1500 Duke Ludovico Sforza's troops reconquer Milan 1531

battle at lech

1753 - 1754

Aug 10 Battle at Lech: German king Otto I beats Hungarians on this day in history.


1914 - 1915

Austrian Archduke Francis Ferdinand and wife assassinated in Sarajevo by Serbian nationalist,

British land in Turkey

1915 - 1916

German submarine blockade of Great Britain begins Dardanelles Campaign British land in Turkey withdraw from Gallipoli

first battle role of americans

1918 - 1919

Great offensive by Germans . Americans' first important battle role at Chateau

Project Mercury

1957 - 1958

Project Mercury began in 1958. The previous year on October 4, 1957, the Soviet Union had stunned the world by orbiting the first artificial satellite of the Earth. It was called Sputnik and it served as a wake-up-call to the United States.

the launch of neil arm strong

1966 - 1968

Neil Armstrong and Dave Scott are launched on Gemini Titan VIII to attempt the first docking in space. After docking, the mission goes awry and the astronauts must make an emergency landing. To relive that landing through the eyes of a 7 year old follow the Gemini VIII link.

undercover operation

1980 - 1981

F.B.I.'s undercover operation Abscam implicates public officials

trade agreement

1988 - 1989

US and Canada reach free trade agreement

space shuttle Columbia

1997 - 1999

NASA launches space shuttle Columbia on the STS-94 mission. This is mission is a reflight of the STS-83 crew whose mission was terminated prematurely in April. The crew consists of Jim Halsell, Susan Still, Janice Voss, Don Thomas, Michael Gernhardt, Roger Crouch, and Greg Linteris.

the Echostar 3

1997 - 1998

Atlas Centaur 135 launches the Echostar 3 communications satellite from LC36A at the Cape Canaveral Air Station. Please follow the AC-135 link for my account of witnessing this launch.

Monica Lewinsky scandal

98 - 99

Monica Lewinsky scandal: US President Bill Clinton admits in taped testimony that he had an "improper physical relationship" with White House intern Monica Lewinsky.

attack on Kosovo

1998 - 1999

Serbs battle ethnic Albanians in Kosovo Serbs renew attack on Kosovo rebels NATO, on verge of air strikes, reaches settlement with Milosevic on Kosovo

srs mission

1998 - 2000

Space Shuttle Discovery lifts off with Senator John Glenn on mission STS-95. Glenn becomes the oldest person to fly into space at 77 years of age. I covered this launch from the Press Site at the Kennedy Space Center. For my impressions of this historic event follow the

Israeli troops

2000 - 2008

After more than a week of intense air strikes, Israeli troops crossed the border into Gaza, launching a ground war against the militant Palestinian group, Hamas.