This Week in History

Submitted by ub on Sun, 09/04/2011 - 15:41

This Week in History, Sep 4 - Sep 10

Sep 04, 1886
Geronimo surrenders-Apache chief Geronimo surrenders to U.S. government troops.
Sep 05, 1836
Sam Houston elected as president of Texas, which earned its independence from Mexico.
Sep 06, 1915
First tank produced, a prototype nicknamed Little Willie rolls off the assembly line in England.
Sep 07, 1813
United States nicknamed Uncle Sam, linked to Samuel Wilson, a meat packer from Troy, New York, who supplied barrels of beef to the United States Army during the War of 1812.
Sep 08, 1974
Ford pardons Nixon. The controversial executive action, Gerald Ford pardons his disgraced predecessor Richard Nixon for crimes he may have committed or participated in while in office.
Sep 09, 1893
President's child born in White House. Frances Folsom Cleveland, the wife of President Grover Cleveland, gives birth to a daughter, Esther, in the White House.
Sep 10, 1897
First drunk driving arrest. 25-year-old George Smith, a London taxi driver becomes the first person ever arrested for drunk driving after slamming his cab into a building.