Thursday, April 26, 2018

This Day In History



April 29, 1992 - Rioting in Los Angeles
1992 : Rioting has broken out in Los Angeles following the decision by a jury to acquit four white police officers accused of beating black motorist Rodney King. The case centered on a video, taped by an amateur cameraman which caught the scene on film as the four police officers beat, kicked and clubbed unemployed laborer Rodney King while other officers looked on. The officers did face a second trial a year later, on federal charges of violating Rodney King's civil rights, 2 were found guilty and faced prison sentences of two years. The violence continued for 4 days in which 55 people were killed caused by revenge attacks against whites and Asians by the black rioters. 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/april29th.html


No Worries


This Day In History


April 28, 1967 - U.S.A. Muhammad Ali
1967 : Heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali appears for his scheduled induction into the U.S. Armed Forces in Houston, he refused three times to step forward at the call of his name. He is then warned by an officer that failing to answer to his name was a felony punishable by five years in prison and a fine of $10,000. He still refused to budge when his name was called. On the same day, the New York State Athletic Commission suspended his boxing license and stripped him of his title. In 1964 he had failed the U.S. Armed Forces qualifying test because his writing and spelling skills were sub par. However, in early 1966, the tests were revised and Ali was reclassified as 1A. When notified of this status, he declared that he would refuse to serve in the United States Army. 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/april28th.html

This Day In History



27 Apr, 1945 - Germany War Entering Final Phase
1945 : The war in Europe is entering it's final phase as Russian and American troops join hands at the River Elbe in Germany. Ten Days later on May 7th Germany signs unconditional surrender. 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/april27th.html


This Day In History


April 26,  1954 - U.S.A. Polio Vaccine
1954 : The New Polio Vaccine is given for the first time in a nation-wide polio vaccine test. 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/april26th.html

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Be Positive


This Day In History


April 25, 1953 - England DNA The "Secret Of Life"
1953 : Two Cambridge University scientists "James D Watson and Francis Crick" publish an article in Nature Magazine explaining the structure of DNA and that DNA is the material that makes up genes which pass hereditary characteristics in all life from one parent to another. They conclude that it consists of a double helix of two strands coiled around each other and could even be considered the "secret of life"

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/april25th.html

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