American History Timeline: It's important to know where your family fits in history. The history of the world around them affected their lives and the choices they made. It also affects the kinds of records created that you use to research your genealogy.
CLARK GABLE (actor and major in the US Army Air Corps who flew 5 combat missions as an observer/gunner in a and earned a Distinguished Flying Cross and an Air Medal. His discharge was signed by Captain Ronald Reagan, fellow actor and future US President)
One of the most iconic images in American history: On Nov. 1963 ~ his third birthday ~ John Kennedy Jr. salutes the casket of his father, President John F. Kennedy, who was assassinated three days earlier.
Titanic-Second-Officer-Charles-Lightoller- highest ranking officer to survive- the last survivor taken aboard Carpathia. His granddaughter has revealed that a steering error was made in trying to avoid the iceberg that night among other details.
United 93 from Newark bound to San Fransisco, crashed in a field outside of Shanksville, PA. at am on Sept after a scuffle between hijackers and passengers and crew. United 93 is the only hijacked flight that failed to reach it's intended target that day.