Tag Archives: 1872

What Happened – November 7

It was on this day in 1872 that the Mary Celeste left Staten Island. Bound for Italy, the sailing ship carried a crew of seven (plus the Captain, his wife and their two-year old child) and a cargo of alcohol. Almost a month … Continue reading

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What Happened – November 5

It was on this day in 1916 that 300 members of the International Workers of the World traveled via steamboat to Everett WA in order to show support for striking mill workers. Snohomish County Sheriff Donald McRae, along with 200 recently-deputized … Continue reading

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What Happened – September 26

It was on this day in 1789 that President Washington appointed a few men to help and assist him in office. Thomas Jefferson was named the Secretary of State, Edmund Randolph the Attorney General, and Henry Knox was the Secretary … Continue reading

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What Happened – July 18

It was on this day in 1969 that Senator Ted Kennedy drove off a bridge with a passenger in his car. He gave this statement to the police the following day: On July 18, 1969, at approximately 11:15 p.m. in Chappaquiddick, … Continue reading

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