Historic events that happened on a Tuesday
- The Pilgrim Fathers reached land at Cape Cod which they subsequently renamed Plymouth Rock. Anchor was dropped on Tuesday November 21st 1620.
- Napoleon Buonaparte born, 15th August 1769, at Ajaccio, Corsica.
- Tuesday July 14th 1789 the Bastille was stormed, marking the beginning of tye French revolution. In October,
Louis XVI and the Royal Family were removed from Versailles to Paris.
- Black Tuesday. The Wall Street Crash of October 1929. On Tuesday October 29th 1929, approximatley 16 million shares were traded on the New York stock market a record
that was not matched for another 40 years. The Great Depression followed the crash, leading to it being decribed as, the biggest financial crisis of the 20th century.
- Bob Marley was born February 6th 1945, in the small village of Nine Mile in Saint Ann Parish, Jamaica.
- 3rd February 1959, Buddy Holly was killed in an air crash.
Three rock 'n' roll stars were killed in the crash.
Buddy Holly, 22, Jiles P Richardson (known as the Big Bopper, 28) and Ritchie Valens, 17, died in a crash shortly after take-off from Clear Lake, Iowa at 0100 local time.
- Tuesday 9th October 1967, Che Guevara shot.
Marxist revolutionary Ernesto 'Che' Guevara was killed during a battle between army troops and guerillas in the Bolivian jungle.
The 39-year-old guerrilla leader was shot dead near the jungle village of Higueras, in the south-east of the country.
- Death of de Gaulle, Tuesday 9th November 1970.
One of the greatest figures in the history of France, General Charles de Gaulle, died at his home of a heart attack.
The wartime hero and former president was playing patience and watching television when he suddenly slumped in his chair.
- 7th November 1972, Nixon takes second term by landslide.
President Richard Nixon won an overwhelming victory in the US presidential elections for a second term in the White House.
He took 61% of the popular vote, compared with 38% for his Democrat rival Senator George McGovern.
- Greek military rule ended, Tuesday 23rd July 1974.
The military government in Greece collapsed and the former prime minister Constantine Karamanlis returned to office, marking the return of democracy to Greece.
- September 11th 2001. A series of four co-ordinated terrorist attacks on the USA. The twin towers of World Trade Center in New York were destroyed by suicide aircraft attacks. Nearly 3,00 people were killed.