Today in New Mexico History

New Mexico: Albuquerque

Historical Events

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1680-08-10 - In New Mexico, Popé leads rebellion of Pueblo Indians against Spaniards
1848-02-02 - Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ends Mexican War; US acquires Texas California, New Mexico & Arizona for $15 million
1848-05-30 - Mexico ratifies treaty giving US; New Mexico, California & parts of Nevada, Utah, Arizona & Colorado in return for $15 million
1848-08-22 - The United States annexes New Mexico
1850-09-09 - Territories of New Mexico & Utah created
1853-06-24 - Gadsden Purchase 29,670-square-mile (76,800 square km) from Mexico (now southern Arizona and New Mexico) for $10 million signed by President Franklin Pierce
14th US President Franklin Pierce14th US President Franklin Pierce 1861-07-27 - Confederate troops occupy Fort Fillmore, New Mexico
1867-03-02 - US Congress abolishes peonage in New Mexico
1868-06-01 - Treaty of Bosque Redondo is signed allowing the Navajos to return to their lands in Arizona and New Mexico.
1878-02-18 - John Tunstall is murdered by outlaw Jessie Evans, sparking the Lincoln County War in Lincoln County, New Mexico.
1879-07-19 - Doc Holliday kills for the first time after a man shoots up his New Mexico saloon.
1881-04-18 - Billy the Kid escapes from the Lincoln County jail in Mesilla, New Mexico.
1884-12-01 - American Old West: Near Frisco, New Mexico, deputy sheriff Elfego Baca holds off a gang of 80 Texan cowboys who want to kill him for arresting Charles McCarthy.
1893-03-10 - New Mexico State University cancels its 1st graduation ceremony; its only graduand Sam Steele was robbed & killed the night before
Frontier Outlaw Billy the KidFrontier Outlaw Billy the Kid 1912-01-06 - New Mexico becomes 47th state
1913-09-22 - Coal mine explosion kills 263 at Dawson New Mexico
1918-05-20 - 1st electrically propelled warship (New Mexico)
1923-02-08 - Coal mine explosion at Dawson, New Mexico kills 120
1945-07-16 - 1st test detonation of an atomic bomb, Trinity Site, Alamogordo, New Mexico as part of the US Manhatten Project
1946-05-22 - First US rocket (WAC Corporal) to reach edge of space fired from White Sands Missile Range New Mexico
1947-07-08 - Reports are broadcast that a UFO has crashed landed in Roswell, New Mexico.
1949-02-24 - V-2/WAC-Corporal 1st rocket to 5x speed of sound at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico,
1951-02-01 - -50°F (-46°C), Gavilan, New Mexico (state record)
1951-11-01 - First atomic explosion witnessed by troops, New Mexico
1955-05-18 - 28.7 cm rain falls at Lake Maloya New Mexico (state record)
1958-05-16 - Eli Beeding experiences 83 g deceleration on a rocket sled, New Mexico
1961-12-10 - US performs nuclear test at Carlsbad New Mexico (underground)
1991-10-05 - Fresno State ties NCAA record with 49 points in a quarter, as they route New Mexico 94-17
1994-06-25 - 105°F (40.5°C) at Albuquerque New Mexico
1994-06-26 - 107°F (41.6°C) at Albuquerque, New Mexico
1994-06-27 - 118°F (47.8°C) at Lakewood New Mexico[dup]
1994-06-27 - 118°F (47.8°C) at Lakewood New Mexico (state record)

Famous Birthdays

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1864-10-20 - James F. Hinkle, American politician, sixth Governor of New Mexico (d. 1951)
1910-07-14 - William Hanna, Melrose New Mexico, animator (Hanna-Barbera- Tom and Jerry, Scooby Doo), (d. 2001)
1927-06-30 - Joseph R Skeen, (Rep-R-New Mexico, 1981- )
1931-12-16 - Tom Brookshier, Roswell New Mexico, American football player and sportscaster
1932-05-07 - Pete Domenici, Republican senator from New Mexico
1943-10-03 - Jeff Bingaman, (Sen-D-New Mexico, 1983- )
1947-03-18 - Steven H Schiff, (Rep-R-New Mexico)
1947-11-15 - William B Richardson, (Rep-D-New Mexico, 1983- )
1959-09-29 - Leslie Graves, Silver City, New Mexico, American actress (Brenda-Capitol, Death Wish 2)
Amazon Entrepreneur Jeff BezosAmazon Entrepreneur Jeff Bezos (1964-01-12) 1964-01-12 - Jeff Bezos, Albuquerque New Mexico, American entrepreneur and founder of
1971-09-23 - Taunya Harris, Miss USA-New Mexico (1997)
1974-01-24 - Layla Linn, Miss New Mexico USA (1996)
1977-08-27 - Trisha Williams, Hobbs New Mexico, Miss America-New Mexico (1997)
1978-07-01 - Vicki Renee Hughes, Miss New Mexico Teen USA (1997)
1978-10-16 - Whitni Zimmerman, Miss New Mexico Teen USA (1996)

Famous Weddings

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Actress Jane WyattActress Jane Wyatt (1935-11-09) 1935-11-09 - "Magnificent Obsession" actress Jane Wyatt (24) weds investment broker Edgar Bethune Ward in Santa Fe, New Mexico
1936-06-14 - Singer and cowboy actor Roy Rogers (24) weds Arlene Wilkins in Roswell, New Mexico
2002-07-04 - Oscar-winning actress Julia Roberts (34) weds L.A. cameraman Danny Moder (33) at her 82-acre ranch in Taos, New Mexico
2004-07-04 - Hollywood star Julia Roberts (36) weds Danny Moder in Taos, New Mexico
2010-06-15 - Film actor and producer Harrison Ford (67) weds actress and Golden Globe Award winner Calista Flockhart (45) in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 3 of 3

1847-01-14 - Gov Bent, 5 others in US occupation, killed by revolt in New Mexico
1951-03-26 - James F. Hinkle, American politician, sixth Governor of New Mexico (d. 1864)
2009-08-07 - Louis E. Saavedra, American Mayor of Albuquerque, New Mexico (b. 1933)

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