1890 U.S. Army Massacres Indians at Wounded Knee
Dec. 29, 1890, marked a bloody end to the U.S. military’s struggle with the Plains Indians. U.S. forces massacred 146 Sioux, many of them women and children, at Wounded Knee in South Dakota.
Many Native Americans at the Pine Ridge reservation believed that by rejecting the new American culture and practicing the Ghost Dance, the gods would recreate their world and the non-believers would perish. The Ghost Dance movement’s influence made the U.S. government nervous. The conflict at Wounded Knee began when the U.S. Army sent in a cavalry to surround a group of Ghost Dancers and collect their weapons. A fight broke out between a soldier and an Indian, and once one shot was fired, the cavalry attacked.
1979 U.S. Sends Warning to U.S.S.R.
President Carter warned of political and economic retaliation if Soviet troops decide to stay in Afghanistan.
1997 Avian Flu Prevention
Millions of chickens and ducks were slaughtered in Hong Kong as a precaution.
1936 Mary Tyler Moore
1938 Jon Voight
1947 Ted Danson
1959 Paula Poundstone
1967 Ashleigh Banfield
1972 Jude Law
1973 Theo Epstein
1974 Mekhi Phifer
1975 Shawn Hatosy
1976 Danny R. McBride
1977 Katherine Moennig
1979 Diego Luna
1979 Ariel Schrag
1983 Alison Brie
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