History Hop Tags - Atlantic

Atlantic - Notable Historical Events

Charles DarwinFeb 20, 1832

Ty CobbApr 21, 1904

Charles LindberghMay 20, 1927

Amelia EarhartJun 17, 1928

Franklin RooseveltAug 14, 1941

Sam SneadMay 31, 1942

Admiral DonitzMay 24, 1943

Jerry LewisJul 25, 1946

LBJAug 26, 1964

Betsy KingAug 23, 1987

Mike TysonJun 27, 1988

Nancy LopezJul 30, 1989

George ForemanJan 15, 1990

chris johnsonJun 17, 1990

Jane GeddesJun 9, 1991

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Atlantic - Historical Events
Date Event
1497-05-02

John Cabot's expedition departs Bristol searching for new lands across the Atlantic

1819-05-22

1st steam propelled vessel to cross Atlantic (Savannah leaves Ga)

1819-06-20

320 ton Savannah becomes 1st steamship to cross any ocean (Atlantic)

1832-02-20

Charles Darwin visits Fernando Noronha in Atlantic Ocean

1833-01-03

Britain seizes control of Falkland Islands in South Atlantic

1833-05-11

"Lady-of-the-Lake" strikes iceberg & sinks in N Atlantic; kills 215

1834-05-04

Charles Darwin's expedition reaches 200 km from Atlantic Ocean

1838-04-22

English steamship "Sirius" docks in NYC after Atlantic crossing

1838-04-23

English steamship "Great Western" crossing Atlantic docks in NYC

1852-08-13

Steamer "Atlantic" crossing Lake Erie from Buffalo to Detroit collided with a fishing boat, sinks with 250 aboard

1855-01-09

Clipper Guiding Star disappears in Atlantic, 480 dead

1855-01-28

The first locomotive runs from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean on the Panama Railway.

1857-11-09

Atlantic Monthly magazine 1st published

1859-04-27

"Pomona" sinks in North Atlantic drowning all 400 aboard

1863-06-05

CSS "Alabama" captures "Tailsman" in Mid Atlantic

1865-08-02

Trans Atlantic Cable being laid by SS Great Eastern snaps & is lost

1866-07-27

Atlantic telegraph cable successfully laid (1,686 miles long)

1866-12-11

1st yacht race across Atlantic Ocean

1867-06-15

Atlantic Cable Quartz Lode gold mine located in Montana.

1870-06-26

1st section of Atlantic City (NJ) Boardwalk opens

1872-12-04

The ship the Mary Celeste discovered mysteriously abandoned by her crew in the Atlantic Ocean

1873-04-01

British White Star steamship Atlantic sinks off Nova Scotia, 547 die

1896-06-06

Frank Samuelsen and George Harbo leave NY harbor to row across Atlantic; their 55 day record for rowing was not broken for 114 year

1896-08-01

George Samuelson completes rowing Atlantic (NY to England)

1898-06-18

1st amusement pier opens in Atlantic City, NJ

1902-06-15

Canada's Maritime Provinces switch from Eastern to Atlantic time

1904-04-21

Ty Cobb makes his pro debut for Augusta (South Atlantic League)

1904-06-06

National Tuberculosis Association organized, Atlantic City, NJ

1907-05-16

In the Pact of Cartagena, Great Britain, France, and Spain agree to maintain the status quo in the Mediterranean and along the Atlantic coast of Europe and Africa

1907-07-30

Starting today, the French bombard Casablanca and land troops to occupy the Atlantic-coast region of Morocco after attacks on foreigners

1907-09-12

Lusitania arrives in NYC after 5 day crossing of Atlantic (record)

1908-06-12

Lusitania crosses Atlantic in record 4 days 15 hours (NYC)

1913-02-28

6.8-m, 4000-kg elephant seal killed, South Georgia (S Atlantic)

1913-07-03

Common tern banded in Maine; found dead in 1919 in Africa (1st bird known to have crossed the Atlantic)

1913-10-10

British passenger ship Volturno catches fire in Atlantic (136 killed)

1913-10-10

Gamboa Dam in Panama blown up; Atlantic & Pacific waters mix

1916-03-01

Germany begins attacking ships in the Atlantic

1916-07-09

1st cargo submarine to cross Atlantic arrives in US from Germany

1916-11-24

Mexican and US representatives sign a protocol at Atlantic City, under which Pershing's troops will withdraw and each nation's army will guard the border. President Carranza of Mexico will refuse to accept it

1917-05-10

Atlantic ships get destroyer escorts to stop German attacks

1918-03-14

1st concrete ship to cross the Atlantic (Faith) is launched, SF

1919-05-31

NC-4 aircraft commanded by AC Read completes 1st crossing of Atlantic

1919-06-14

1st nonstop air crossing of Atlantic (Alcock & Brown) leaves Newfoundland

1919-06-15

1st nonstop Atlantic flight (Alcock & Brown) lands in Ireland

1919-07-06

British R-34 lands in NY, 1st airship to cross Atlantic (108 hr)

1921-09-07

In Atlantic City, New Jersey, the first Miss America Pageant, a two-day event, is held.

1921-09-08

1st Miss America crowned in Atlantic City - Margaret Gorman (16) of Washington DC

1924-07-06

1st photo sent experimentally across Atlantic by radio, US-England

1924-11-30

1st photo facsimile transmitted across Atlantic by radio (London-NYC)

1926-04-20

1st check sent by radio facsimile transmission across Atlantic

1927-05-20

At 7:40 AM, pilot Charles Lindbergh takes off from NY to cross Atlantic for Paris

1927-05-21

Aviator Charles Lindbergh, in the Spirit of St Louis, lands in Paris after first solo air crossing of Atlantic

1928-04-13

1st trans atlantic flight Europe-US (Fitzmaurice-von Hunefeld-Köhl)

1928-06-17

Amelia Earhart leaves Nfld to become 1st woman (passenger) to fly Atlantic (as a passenger in a plane piloted by Wilmer Stultz)

1928-06-18

American aviator Amelia Earhart becomes the 1st woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean landing at Burry Port, Wales

1929-05-31

Atlantic City Convention Center opens

1929-06-03

1st trade show at Atlantic City Convention Center (electric light)

1929-11-18

Large earthquake in Atlantic breaks transatlantic cable in 28 places

1930-10-25

1st football game in Atlantic City Convention Center

1932-05-20

Amelia Earhart leaves Newfoundland 1st woman fly solo across Atlantic

1932-08-18

Englishman James Mollisson is 1st to fly east to west over Atlantic

1932-12-07

1st gyro-stabilized vessel to cross Atlantic arrives in NY

1933-07-17

After successfully crossing the Atlantic Ocean, the Lithuanian research aircraft Lituanica crashes in Europe under mysterious circumstances.

1933-11-10

Black Blizzard snowstorm-duststorm rages from SD to Atlantic

1935-06-03

French liner Normandie sets Atlantic crossing record of 1,077 hours

1938-07-10

"Yankee Clipper" completes 1st passenger flight over Atlantic

1940-01-03

WPG-AM in Atlantic City NJ consolidates with WBIL & WOV as "new" WOV

1941-08-14

US President Franklin Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill issue the joint declaration that later becomes known as the Atlantic Charter

1941-09-24

Nine Allied governments pledge adherence to the common principles of policy set forth in the Atlantic Charter

1942-05-31

25th PGA Championship: Sam Snead at Seaview CC Atlantic City NJ

1942-12-28

Robert Sullivan becomes 1st pilot to fly Atlantic 100 times

1943-05-24

Admiral Donitz stops U-boat in Atlantic Ocean

1943-06-29

Germany begins withdrawing U-boats from North Atlantic in anticipation of the Allied invasion of Europe

1943-11-18

U-211 sinks in Atlantic Ocean

1943-11-19

U-536 sinks in Atlantic Ocean

1943-11-20

U-538 sinks in Atlantic Ocean

1943-11-25

U-600 sinks in Atlantic Ocean

1943-11-29

U-86 sinks in Atlantic Ocean

1944-01-02

1st use of helicopters during warfare (British Atlantic patrol)

1944-01-17

Korvet Violet sinks U-641 in Atlantic Ocean

1944-03-01

U-358 sinks in Atlantic

1945-02-09

The Battle of the Atlantic the HMS Venturer sinking U-Boat 864 off the coast of Norway.

1946-07-25

At Club 500 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis stage their first show as a comedy team.

1947-03-20

180 tonne blue whale (record) caught in South Atlantic

1948-07-12

1st jets to fly across Atlantic (6 RAF de Havilland Vampires)

1949-03-18

NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Org) ratified

1949-04-03

North Atlantic Treaty signed by US, Britain, France & Canada

1949-04-04

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) treaty signed (Wash DC)

1949-07-21

Senate ratifies North Atlantic Treaty by a vote of 82-13 (NATO)

1949-08-24

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) goes into effect

1949-09-17

North Atlantic Treaty Council meets for 1st time

1952-07-07

SS United States cross Atlantic in record 82:40

1952-07-14

SS United States crosses Atlantic in 84:12 (record westward)

1952-10-19

Alain Bombard departs from the Canary Islands on his solitary journey across the Atlantic ocean with almost no provisions and only a sextant for navigation to test his theory that a shipwrecked person could survive

1953-08-12

Ann Davison arrives in Miami in her 23 foot boat Felicity Ann, becoming the 1st woman to sail solo across the Atlantic

1954-10-22

West Germany joins North Atlantic Treaty Organization

1956-02-02

Coasters sign with Atlantic Records

1956-10-20

Hannes Lindemann begins journey across Atlantic in a 17' craft

1957-09-21

German sail training ship Pamir sails Atlantic Ocean

1958-08-27

US performs nuclear test at South Atlantic Ocean

1958-08-30

US performs nuclear test at S Atlantic Ocean

1958-09-06

US performs nuclear test at S Atlantic Ocean

1959-04-25

St Lawrence Seaway linking Atlantic, Great Lakes opens to shipping

1960-07-21

Francis Chichester arrive in NY aboard Gypsy Moth II, setting record of 40 days for a solo Atlantic crossing

1961-05-26

USAF bomber flies Atlantic in a record of just over 3 hours

1961-10-09

Volcanic eruptions on Tristan de Cunha (South Atlantic)

1962-07-28

Mariner I launched to Mars falls into Atlantic Ocean

1964-08-26

LBJ nominated at Democratic convention in Atlantic City, NJ

1965-02-08

Eastern DC-7B crashes into Atlantic off Jones Beach NJ, kills 84

1965-12-18

Borman & Lovell Splash down in Atlantic after 2 week Gemini VII mission

1967-11-25

Puerto Rico placed on Atlantic Standard Time

1969-08-01

110,000 attend Atlantic City Pop Festival

1970-07-12

Thor Heyerdahl crosses Atlantic on raft Ra II, arrives in Barbados from Morocco in 57 days

1973-09-26

Concorde makes its first non-stop crossing of the Atlantic (Washington DC to Paris) in record-breaking time (3h33m).

1975-10-04

A Cessna 310Q airplane crashes over Wilmington, North Carolina, killing the pilot and severely injuring several pro wrestlers affiliated with the NWA's Mid-Atlantic promotion. One of the survivors is the legendary Ric Flair.

1976-10-06

Cubana Flight 455 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean after two bombs, placed by terrorists with connections to the CIA, exploded onboard shortly after taking off from Bridgetown, Barbados. All 73 people on-board were killed.

1976-11-02

NJ voters approve gambling for Atlantic City

1977-06-02

NJ allows casino gambling in Atlantic City

1978-05-26

1st legal gambling casino opens in Atlantic City

1978-08-17

1st successful crossing of the Atlantic by balloon (3 Americans)

1979-09-03

Hurricane David, a strong Atlantic storm kills over 1,000

1980-09-28

Jaromir Wagner is 1st to fly Atlantic standing on wing

1981-08-29

Phillies minor leaguer Jeff Stone steals pro baseball record 121st base en route to 122 (Spartanburg (South Atlantic League))

1981-12-28

Warner-Elektra-Atlantic raises price of 45 records from $1.68 to $1.98

1982-05-26

British ship Atlantic Conveyor carrying Chinook helicopters & destroyer HMS Coventry were hit in Falkland war

1984-07-19

1st female to captain a 747 across Atlantic (Lynn Rippelmeyer)

1984-09-18

Joe Kittinger completes 1st solo balloon crossing of Atlantic

1985-09-27

Hurricane Gloria's 130 MPH wind hits Atlantic coast

1986-08-24

Juli Inkster wins Atlantic City LPGA Golf Classic

1986-10-06

Russian nuclear sub K291 sinks in Atlantic Ocean

1987-07-03

2 men became 1st hot-air balloon travelers to cross Atlantic

1987-08-23

Betsy King wins Atlantic City LPGA Golf Classic

1988-06-27

Mike Tyson KOs Michael Spink in 91 seconds, in Atlantic City ($67m)

1988-08-21

Juli Inkster wins LPGA Atlantic City Golf Classic

1989-07-30

Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Atlantic City Golf Classic

1990-01-15

42 year old George Foreman KOs Gerry Cooney in 2 rounds in Atlantic City

1990-01-26

Annular eclipse visible over Antarctica & South Atlantic

1990-06-17

chris johnson wins LPGA Atlantic City Golf Classic

1991-01-12

Largest crowd to watch Atlantic Coast Womens Basketball game (11,520)

1991-06-09

Jane Geddes wins LPGA Atlantic City Golf Classic

1993-11-01

Atlantic Radio (20 radio stations) becomes American Radio Systems

1996-09-29

34th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats Spain in Atlantic City USA (5-0)

1997-05-25

Bell Atlantic Senior Golf Classic

1998-10-29

Hurricane Mitch, the second deadliest Atlantic hurricane in history, made landfall in Honduras.

1999-06-09

Kosovo War: the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and North Atlantic Treaty Organization sign a peace treaty.

2000-01-30

Off the coast of Ivory Coast, Kenya Airways Flight 431 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean, killing 169.

2001-05-21

French Taubira law officially recognizes the Atlantic slave trade and slavery as crimes against humanity.

2001-08-24

Air Transat Flight 236 runs out of fuel over the Atlantic Ocean (en route to Lisbon from Toronto) and makes an emergency landing in the Azores.

2003-09-22

David Hempleman-Adams becomes the first person to cross the Atlantic Ocean in an open-air, wicker-basket hot air balloon.

2005-05-14

The former USS America (CV-66), a decommissioned supercarrier of the United States Navy, is deliberately sunk in the Atlantic Ocean after four weeks of live-fire exercises. She is the largest ship ever to be disposed of as a target in a military exercise.

2005-10-19

Hurricane Wilma becomes the most intense Atlantic hurricane on record with a minimum pressure of 882 mb.

2005-10-22

Tropical Storm Alpha forms in the Atlantic Basin, making the 2005 Atlantic Hurricane Season the most active Atlantic hurricane season on record with 22 named storms.

2005-12-15

The 2005 Atlantic Power Outage began.

2005-12-30

Tropical Storm Zeta forms in the open Atlantic Ocean, tying the record for the latest tropical cyclone ever to form in the North Atlantic basin.

2009-06-01

Air France Flight 447 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Brazil on a flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris. All 228 passengers and crew were killed.

2012-06-30

Mid-Atlantic storms in the United States kill 13 and leave millions without power in Ohio, Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia.

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Atlantic - Notable Birthdays

Amelia EarhartJul 24, 1897

Charles A LindberghFeb 4, 1902

Ed SabolSep 11, 1916

Richard BransonJul 18, 1950

Christa JohnsonApr 25, 1958

Atlantic - Birthdays
Date Event
1787-11-21

Samuel Cunard, founder (1st regular Atlantic steamship line)

1837-03-01

William Dean Howells, US, novelist/critic/editor (Atlantic)

1888-12-31

Ernest Raymond, Atlantic

1890-06-15

Georg Wüst, Posen, German Oceanographer who provided the first complete understanding of the temperature, salinity and deep-current structure of the Atlantic Ocean

1892-11-06

John Alcock, English pilot (1st non-stop flight across Atlantic Ocean)

1894-02-01

Dick Merrill, Atlantic Flight

1897-07-24

Amelia Earhart, Atchison Kansas, American aviator (1st woman to solo Atlantic)

1900-08-28

Diana Bourbon, Atlantic Adventure

1902-02-04

Charles A Lindbergh, Detroit, pilot (1st to fly solo across Atlantic)

1904-04-24

Willem De Kooning, Rotterdam Netherland, artist (North Atlantic Light)

1906-9-08

Eleanor Beecroft, Atlantic City

1908-06-18

J.P.W. Mallalieu, Wolf Pack: U-Boats in the Atlantic - 1939-1944

1912-05-01

Otto Kretschmer, Wolf Pack: U-Boats in the Atlantic - 1939-1944

1912-12-07

Robert B. Castaine, Atlantic City

1916-09-11

Ed Sabol, Atlantic City New Jersey, American filmmaker (NFL Films)

1917-09-17

Lawrence Jacob, Atlantic City NJ, artist (Sanitarium)

1921-02-25

Ralph Jones, Atlantic City Holiday

1921-05-04

Patsy Garrett, Atlantic City NJ, actress (Nanny & the Professor)

1921-09-06

Norman Joseph Woodland, Atlantic City, New Jersey, inventor (barcode), (d. 2012)

1922-04-07

Sophie Desmarets, Atlantic Wall

1923-07-31

Ahmet Ertegun, CEO (Atlantic Records)

1924-10-27

Alain Bombard, Paris, French Biologist, Physician, and Politician who sailed across the Atlantic Ocean in a small boat to test his theory that a shipwrecked person could survive without provisions

1925-04-17

John Kemeny, Atlantic City

1926-12-17

Cesar Ugarte, Jet Over the Atlantic

1930-11-04

Kate Reid, Atlantic City

1932-10-30

Louis Malle, France, director (Atlantic City, Black Moon, Viva Maria)

1938-01-12

Heinz Braun, The Atlantic Swimmers

1938-12-31

Rosalind Cash, Atlantic City NJ, actress (Omega Man, Wrong is Right)

1940-07-15

Denis Héroux, Atlantic City

1949-05-02

Joey Phillips, percussionist (Atlantic Star-Touch a 4 Leaf Clover)

1950-04-18

Bill Sudderth III, trumpeteer (Atlantic Star-Touch 4 Leaf Clover)

1950-07-18

Richard Branson, London, British music enterperneur (Virgin Atlantic)

1951-05-25

Clifford Archer, bassist (Atlantic Star-Touch a 4 Leaf Clover)

1953-04-24

Porter Carroll Jr, drummer (Atlantic Star-Touch a 4 Leaf Clover)

1953-12-05

Jonathan Lewis, trombonist (Atlantic Star-Touch a 4 Leaf Clover)

1956-08-14

Sharon Bryant, vocalist (Atlantic Star-Touch a 4 Leaf Clover)

1957-04-13

Wayne Lewis, keyboardist, (Atlantic Star-Touch a 4 Leaf Clover)

1957-9-28

Andrzej Ullowicz, Bar Atlantic

1958-01-22

Michael Sturges, The French Atlantic Affair

1958-04-25

Christa Johnson, Arcata California, LPGA golfer (1990 Atlantic City Classic)

1958-06-18

Daniels Koran, saxophonist (Atlantic Star-Touch a 4 Leaf Clover)

1958-09-08

David Lewis, guitarist (Atlantic Star-Touch a 4 Leaf Clover)

1963-12-07

Barbara Weathers, vocalist (Atlantic Star-Touch a 4 Leaf Clover)

1965-01-31

Katherine Chilson, Atlantic City Serenade

1965-08-17

Robert Manry, Cleve newspaper editor/sailed the Atlantic (in craft)

1969-04-04

Max Reisinger, Atlantic Drift

1970-07-28

Jan-Willem van Ewijk, Atlantic.

1972-10-11

Kyoko Ina, Tokyo Japan, figure skater (1993 North Atlantic Sr champ)

1979-08-09

Alizah Allen, NYC NY, figure skater (1997 North Atlantic Sr champ)

1989-07-15

Hedda Bostad Virik, Tuba Atlantic

1994-06-17

Louis Fresse, Atlantic Island

Atlantic - Weddings
Date Event
2008-09-06

Singer KT Tunstall (33) weds drummer Luke Bullen in a marquee overlooking the Atlantic Ocean on the Isle of Skye

Atlantic - Deaths
Date Event
1913-02-28

Elephant seal, 6.8-m, 4000-kg, killed in S Georgia (South Atlantic)

1919-12-18

John Alcock, pilot (1st non-stop over Atlantic), dies in crash at 27

1950-07-06

Guy Gilpatric, Action in the North Atlantic

1978-03-19

Diana Bourbon, Atlantic Adventure

1982-10-31

Dick Merrill, Atlantic Flight

1985-01-02

Arthur Bryant, Atlantic Night

1986-01-21

Heinz Braun, The Atlantic Swimmers

1993-03-27

Kate Reid, Atlantic City

1997-04-17

Cesar Ugarte, Jet Over the Atlantic

1998-08-05

Otto Kretschmer, Wolf Pack: U-Boats in the Atlantic - 1939-1944

2000-06-01

Ralph Jones, Atlantic City Holiday

2005-07-19

Alain Bombard, French Biologist, Physician, and Politician who made a solitary journey across the Atlantic ocean without provisions, dies at 80

2006-12-14

Ahmet Ertegün, co-founder of Atlantic Records (b. 1923)

2007-09-20

Eleanor Beecroft, Atlantic City

2012-02-13

Sophie Desmarets, Atlantic Wall

2012-08-08

Michael Sturges, The French Atlantic Affair

2012-11-23

John Kemeny, Atlantic City


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