This Day in History This Day in History is a free service of nailezee.com http://nailezee.com en-us Farlex, Inc. Thu, 26 Mar 2020 05:00:00 GMT 360 This Day in History http://nailezee.com http://img.tfd.com/modules/thm_history.png 120 60 Thu, 26 Mar 2020 05:00:00 GMT This Day in History http://encyclopedia.nailezee.com/Henley+Royal+Regatta //encyclopedia.nailezee.com/Henley+Royal+Regatta# Until 1839, the little town of Henley-on-Thames was known primarily as a glass-producing port town. During a town hall meeting that year, Captain Edmund Gardiner proposed holding a regatta, since the growing popularity of rowing could benefit the town. Today, the rowing competition is a world-class competition that draws oarsmen from around the world for five days each summer, with thousands of spectators taking part in its traditions. How did it officially become a "royal" regatta in 1851?
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Wed, 25 Mar 2020 05:00:00 GMT This Day in History http://encyclopedia.nailezee.com/Triangle+Shirtwaist+Factory+fire //encyclopedia.nailezee.com/Triangle+Shirtwaist+Factory+fire# The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory was a clothing manufacturer that occupied the top three floors of a 10-story building in New York. In 1911, a small fire flared up in a dustbin on the 8th floor and quickly spread. Tragically, a number of doors had been locked by management to prevent theft, and fire truck ladders only reached the 6th floor. Dozens of workers jumped to their deaths to escape the conflagration, while others burned alive. What sweeping safety reforms were prompted by the disaster?
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Tue, 24 Mar 2020 05:00:00 GMT This Day in History http://encyclopedia.nailezee.com/Elvis+Presley //encyclopedia.nailezee.com/Elvis+Presley# Though World War II ended in 1945, military conscription in the US continued in peacetime, and in 1957, the 22-year-old "King of Rock and Roll" was drafted for a two-year stint in the army. Despite concerns about his career, Presley did not try to avoid service and was inducted into the army at Fort Chaffee, Arkansas, in a ceremony mobbed by photographers. Five months later, and just a month before he was shipped out to Germany, Presley was granted a short emergency leave for what reason?
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