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Underground - Notable Historical Events

Harriet TubmanDec 28, 1860

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Underground - Historical Events
Date Event
1579-07-08

Our Lady of Kazan, a holy icon of the Russian Orthodox Church, was discovered underground in the city of Kazan, Tatarstan.

1838-07-04

Huskar Colliery Mining Disaster in Silkstone England: Mining pit floods during a rainstorm drowning 26 children, leads to the 1842 commission on the employment of children and women in mines which resulted in the banning of female and child labour underground

1860-12-28

Harriet Tubman arrives in Auburn NY, on her last mission to free slaves, evading capture for 8 years on the Underground Railroad

1863-01-10

1st underground railway opens in London

1865-10-09

First US underground pipeline for carrying oil is laid in Pennsylvania

1870-08-02

Tower Subway, the world's first underground tube railway, opens in London.

1890-11-04

Prince of Wales opens first underground station at Stockwell, South London

1896-12-14

The Glasgow Underground Railway is opened by the Glasgow District Subway Company.

1897-09-01

The Boston subway opens, becoming the first underground rapid transit system in North America.

1900-03-24

New York City Mayor Robert Anderson Van Wyck breaks ground for a new underground "Rapid Transit Railroad" that would link Manhattan and Brooklyn.

1902-02-15

Underground railway (U-Bahn)

1906-03-10

Baker Street & Waterloo Railway opens, constructed by the Underground Electric Railways Company of London. The contraction Bakerloo became the official name in July 1906.

1912-09-04

First accident (collision) in London Underground: 22 people injured

1918-01-28

Finnish Civil War: Rebels seized control of the capital, Helsinki, and members of the Senate of Finland go underground.

1921-07-30

The Communist Party of South Africa (CPSA) forms; the party changed its name to the South African Communist Party (SACP) in 1953, after it had been forced underground

1935-04-28

Moscow underground opens (81 km long)

1942-11-25

National Organization for Aid to Underground, LO, forms

1951-11-29

1st underground atomic explosion, Frenchman Flat, Nevada

1957-09-19

1st underground nuclear explosion at Las Vegas Nevada

1958-10-23

The Springhill Mine Bump - An underground earthquake traps 174 miners in the No. 2 colliery at Springhill, Nova Scotia, the deepest coal mine in North America at the time. By November 1, rescuers from around the world had dug out 100 of the victims, marking the death toll at 74.

1960-09-27

Europe's 1st "moving pavement" (travelator), opens at Bank station on the London Underground

1961-09-05

JFK begins underground nuclear testing

1961-11-07

France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria

1961-12-10

US performs nuclear test at Carlsbad New Mexico (underground)

1962-05-01

1st French underground nuclear experiment in the Sahara

1962-05-01

France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria

1963-03-18

France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria

1963-03-30

France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria

1963-10-20

France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria

1963-10-26

US performs underground nuclear test at Fallon Nevada

1964-04-05

1st driverless trains run on London Underground

1964-05-14

Underground America Day is 1st observed

1964-10-22

US performs underground nuclear test at Hattiesburg, Miss

1964-11-28

France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria

1965-01-15

Soviet underground nuclear test creates the atomic lake Chagan, Kazakhstan

1965-02-27

France performs Underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria

1965-05-30

France performs nuclear test at Ecker Algeria (Underground)

1965-10-01

France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria

1965-10-29

US performs underground nuclear test at Amchitka Island Aleutians

1966-02-16

France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria

1966-04-22

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1966-09-30

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1966-12-03

US performs underground nuclear test at Hattiesburg Miss

1968-04-26

US underground nuclear test, "Boxcar," 1 megaton device

1968-05-21

USSR performs nuclear test (underground)

1968-07-01

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1969-09-26

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1969-10-02

US performs underground nuclear test at Amchitka Island Aleutians

1969-10-08

The opening rally of the Days of Rage occurs, organized by the Weather Underground in Chicago, Illinois.

1969-10-29

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1970-05-23

USSR performs nuclear test (underground)

1970-05-29

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1970-12-12

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1971-03-23

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1971-07-02

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1971-10-04

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1971-11-06

US performs underground nuclear test at Amchitka Island Aleutians

1971-12-22

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1972-04-11

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1972-07-09

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1972-07-14

USSR performs underground nuclear Test

1972-08-20

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1972-09-04

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1972-09-21

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1972-11-24

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1973-08-28

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1973-09-19

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1973-09-30

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1974-07-08

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1974-08-14

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1974-08-29

USSR performs underground nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1975-02-28

41 killed in London Underground, as train speeds past final stop

1975-04-25

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1975-09-29

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1976-03-27

Washington DC underground Metro opens

1976-07-29

USSR performs underground nuclear Test

1977-07-26

USSR performs underground nuclear Test

1977-08-10

USSR performs (underground) nuclear test

1978-08-09

USSR performs (underground) nuclear test

1978-08-24

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1978-09-06

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1978-09-24

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1978-10-17

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1978-12-18

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1979-01-17

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1979-10-07

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1979-10-25

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1980-12-10

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1981-09-02

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1981-09-26

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1981-10-20

3 members of Weather underground arrested for armored truck robbery

1981-10-22

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1982-07-30

USSR performs underground nuclear Test

1982-08-28

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1982-08-31

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1982-09-04

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1982-09-25

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1982-10-01

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1982-10-16

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1982-11-29

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1983-02-01

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1983-02-24

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1983-03-02

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1983-09-22

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1983-09-24

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1984-07-21

USSR performs underground nuclear Test

1984-08-11

USSR performs (underground) nuclear test

1984-08-25

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1984-08-27

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1984-08-28

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1984-09-17

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1985-07-18

USSR performs underground nuclear Test

1987-04-19

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1987-07-24

USSR performs underground nuclear Test

1987-10-03

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1988-09-06

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1992-04-13

Great Chicago Flood - Chicago's underground tunnels flood

1998-05-11

India conducts three underground nuclear tests in Pokhran, including a thermonuclear device.

2002-07-28

Nine coal miners trapped in the flooded Quecreek Mine in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, are rescued after 77 hours underground.

2003-08-28

An electricity blackout cuts off power to around 500,000 people living in south east England and brings 60% of London's underground rail network to a halt.

2010-10-13

The 2010 Copiapó mining accident in Copiapó, Chile comes to an end as all 33 miners arrive at the surface after surviving a record 69 days underground awaiting rescue.

2014-05-13

238 miners are killed by an underground explosion and mine fire in Soma Mine, Turkey

2017-01-09

Tube strike: 24-hour London Underground walkout begins

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Underground - Birthdays
Date Event
1821-10-07

William Sill, with The Underground Railroad

1831-05-28

Eliza Ann Gardner, underground railway conductor

1840-03-31

Benjamin Baker, Frome Somerset, English Engineer who designed the bridge over the Firth of Forth, Scotland and the London underground

1885-9-13

Richard Ryen, Paris Underground

1901-04-16

Leo Poos, nazi police officer (caught Dutch underground agents)

1908-10-24

J. Tuzo Wilson, The Underground Movie

1911-02-16

Pino Mercanti, The Underground

1912-07-13

Grahame Tharp, Fire Risks with Underground Conveyors

1917-06-15

Michalis Genitsaris, Ilias Petropoulos: A World Underground

1920-08-29

Carl J. Ferrazza, SUBWAYStories: Tales from the Underground

1922-02-22

Lakis Santas, Ilias Petropoulos: A World Underground

1924-12-19

Edmund Purdom, England, actor (Asissi Underground, Pieces)

1925-12-02

Jacques Lacarriere, Ilias Petropoulos: A World Underground

1927-02-03

Kenneth Anger, American Underground Filmmaker

1927-07-11

André Langevin, Dust from Underground

1928-06-26

Elias Petropoulos, Ilias Petropoulos: A World Underground

1930-02-16

Ljiljana Jovanovic, Underground

1930-9-27

Desa Biogradlija, Underground

1931-11-26

Branka Ceperac, Underground

1932-04-19

Marko Stanic, Underground

1932-08-15

Jim Lange, The Weather Underground

1939-05-18

Hark Bohm, Underground

1940-05-31

Gilbert Shelton, American underground comics illustrator

1940-08-17

Miomir Radevic-Pigi, Underground

1941-04-04

Petar Kralj, Underground

1941-06-27

Krzysztof Kieslowski, Poland, director/actor (Underground Passage)

1941-08-27

Cesária Évora, Underground

1942-01-12

Bernardine Dohrn, former leader of the radical leftist organization Weather Underground

1942-01-12

Bernardine Dohrn, The Weather Underground

1942-03-02

Lou Reed, New York City, American rock vocalist and guitarist (Velvet Underground), (d. 2013)

1942-03-09

John Cale, Garnant, Welsh musician, composer and singer-songwriter (Velvet Underground)

1943-01-21

Marton Jankov-Tomica, Underground

1943-05-19

Kathy Boudin, Underground

1943-06-26

Naomi Jaffe, The Weather Underground

1944-12-26

Bill Ayers, The Weather Underground

1945-01-14

Cathy Wilkerson, Underground

1945-05-13

Kathleen Cleaver, The Weather Underground

1946-04-13

Josif Tatic, Underground

1946-08-25

Branko Cvejic, Underground

1947-06-15

Smilja Ristic, Underground

1947-11-25

Hiroyuki Ôta, Cyborg 009: Underground Duel

1948-02-01

Barry Cowan, Underground

1950-02-14

Vilko Filac, Underground

1950-04-05

Predrag Manojlovic, Underground

1950-10-09

Maksa Catovic, Underground

1950-11-22

Miljen Kreka Kljakovic, Underground

1951-05-07

Robert Hegyes, NJ, actor (Underground Aces, Welcome Back Kotter)

1952-05-05

Branimir Babic, Underground

1953-01-15

Radovan Markovic, Underground

1953-03-23

Miodrag Djordjevic, Underground

1953-9-01

Merle Allin, August Underground's Penance

1954-11-24

Emir Kusturica, Underground

1955-06-19

Erol Kadic, Underground

1955-08-25

Branislav Lecic, Underground

1955-12-31

Eric Hafen, Underground

1955-9-01

Alain Blazquez, Need for Speed: Underground

1956-05-27

David Lubarsky, New York Underground

1956-9-22

Dave Gist, Weird Tales #2: Into Death Valley's Underground

1959-05-08

Kevin McCloud, The Underground House, Cumbria

1960-07-10

Steve Pesce, Hitler's Underground Lair

1960-10-15

Slavko Stimac, Underground

1960-9-08

Paul Russell, Underground

1961-01-11

Elizabeta Djorevska, Underground

1962-07-07

Pino Moreau, Underground

1964-04-25

Vince Offer, The Underground Comedy Movie

1965-06-19

Mirsad Tuka, Underground

1965-12-31

Julie Doucet, Canadian underground cartoonist

1967-04-26

Sascha Draeger, Need for Speed: Underground

1967-11-24

Mirjana Jokovic, Underground

1968-12-15

Barbara Perry, Slaves to the Underground

1969-08-19

Zeljko Mitrovic, Underground

1969-11-04

Killjoy, August Underground's Mordum

1969-12-22

Peter Szumlas, Slaves to the Underground

1972-01-01

Milena Pavlovic, Underground

1972-10-07

Kevyn B. Carter, The Underground

1973-02-25

Kina Lane, Whispers of Angels: A Story of the Underground Railroad

1973-06-26

Anybody Killa, A Family Underground

1973-10-24

Madlib, Tony Hawk's Underground

1973-12-06

Scott Lyons, Underground

1973-12-28

Brian Frank, Alice Underground

1974-02-05

Zarko Dudic, Underground

1974-10-02

Anthony Johnson, Underground

1974-12-23

Benjamin D. Kuchera, Steal Away: Music of the Underground Railroad

1975-06-04

Cynthia Loebe, The Underground Comedy Movie

1975-07-03

Barbara Snellenburg, The Underground Comedy Movie

1975-07-19

Robert E. Lee, Alice Underground

1975-10-06

Aleksandra Andjelkovic, Underground

1976-04-18

Fred Vogel, August Underground's Mordum

1976-06-05

Aesop Rock, Tony Hawk's Underground 2

1976-10-02

Shawn Young, Underground

1976-12-27

Erika Schultz, August Underground's Mordum

1977-07-11

J.B. Beverley, August Underground's Penance

1978-01-17

Tommy S. Parker, The New York Underground

1978-07-15

Luke Eikens, Underground Street Flippers

1978-08-26

Eva Ramon, Fashion Underground

1979-05-10

'M.' Kadath, August Underground's Mordum

1979-12-13

Tosia Hodgins, Video Underground

1980-10-31

Tomm Voss, The Underground Bounty Hunter

1981-01-21

Aaliyah Jolie, Fashion Underground

1981-12-01

Jonathan Latroy, Underground

1982-9-20

Dulce María García, Lucha Underground

1983-03-15

Chasyn Rance, Major League Wrestling: The Underground

1983-9-22

Reagan Maddux, The Doll Underground

1984-03-23

Matt Hilton, Weird Tales #1 Death Valley's Ancient Underground

1984-06-04

Marisa Kinsey, N.Y.C. Underground

1985-12-22

Trevor Bevis, Maya Underground

1985-9-10

Nacho Aldeguer, Need for Speed: Underground

1986-08-11

Wayne Feliscien, The Underground

1986-08-11

Michael Davies, The Underground

1987-08-17

Blake Alexander, Metropolis Underground

1988-04-10

Kaylin Seckel, Underground

1989-03-23

Ayesha Curry, Underground Street Flippers

Underground - Notable Deaths

Harriet TubmanMar 10, 1913

Underground - Deaths
Date Event
1907-05-19

Benjamin Baker, English engineer (bridge over the Firth of Forth, Scotland and London underground)

1913-03-10

Harriet Tubman, abolitionist, conductor on Underground RR, dies in NY at about 93

1963-10-21

Józef Franczak, last cursed soldier - anticommunist underground in Poland(b. 1918)

1967-12-23

Karen Verne, actress (Ships of Fools, Underground), dies at 49

1985-05-15

Jackie Curtis, actor (Underground USA), dies of a drug overdose at 38

1986-09-03

Pino Mercanti, The Underground

1986-11-15

Alexander Tansman, Paris Underground

1988-07-18

Nico, US model/pop singer (Velvet Underground), dies at 43

1991-10-11

Steven Jesse Bernstein, American underground poet (suicide) (b. 1950)

1993-04-15

J. Tuzo Wilson, The Underground Movie

2000-11-15

Carl J. Ferrazza, SUBWAYStories: Tales from the Underground

2003-09-03

Elias Petropoulos, Ilias Petropoulos: A World Underground

2005-05-11

Michalis Genitsaris, Ilias Petropoulos: A World Underground

2005-09-17

Jacques Lacarriere, Ilias Petropoulos: A World Underground

2008-05-23

Marko Stanic, Underground

2008-11-25

Vilko Filac, Underground

2009-02-21

André Langevin, Dust from Underground

2011-04-30

Lakis Santas, Ilias Petropoulos: A World Underground

2011-11-10

Petar Kralj, Underground

2011-12-17

Cesária Évora, Underground

2012-01-27

Ljiljana Jovanovic, Underground

2012-07-09

Branka Ceperac, Underground

2013-02-08

Josif Tatic, Underground

2013-11-22

Miomir Radevic-Pigi, Underground

2014-02-25

Jim Lange, The Weather Underground

2016-04-16

London Underground's 'Mind The Gap' voice artist Phil Sayer dies aged 62


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