Tag Archives: 1881

What Happened – October 26

It was on this day in 1881 that Marshal Virgil Earp, along with his brothers Morgan & Wyatt and Doc Holliday, faced off against four outlaws in Tombstone AZ. The event later became known as the Gunfight at the OK Corral, with … Continue reading

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What Happened – July 20

It was on this day in 1934 that the Minneapolis police used shotguns to kill two and wound sixty-seven Teamsters that were on strike. The job action still continued on until martial law was declared less than a week later, resulting in the National … Continue reading

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What Happened – July 14

It was on this day in 1798 that it became illegal in the United States for anyone to say, write or publish “false, scandalous, and malicious” comments about government officials or policies. Signed by John Adams, it was passed during the Quasi-War with … Continue reading

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What Happened – May 21

It was on this day in 1881 that Clara Barton established the American Red Cross. While visiting Europe she had heard about the International Red Cross, and once back in the US she began work on establishing a chapter in the States. … Continue reading

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