Return to Daily IQ 1881American Red Cross foundedClara Barton founded what became the American Red Cross. 1542 Spanish explorer Hernando De Soto died while searching for gold on the banks of the Mississippi River. 1927 Charles Lindbergh became the first person to fly across the Atlantic (from New York to Paris) in his monoplane, The Spirit of St. Louis. 1932 Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean (from Newfoundland to Ireland). 1956 The first hydrogen bomb to be dropped by air exploded over the Bikini Atoll in the Pacific. 1989 In Hong Kong, approximately one million people took to the streets to show their support for students protesting for democratic reforms in China?s Tiananmen Square. 1991 Rajiv Gandhi, former Indian prime minister, was assassinated by a suicide bomber. 1998 Indonesian President Suharto resigned. 1999 Susan Lucci finally won a Daytime Emmy on her 19th nomination. 2003 Christine Todd Whitman announced her resignation as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. Yesterday Return to Daily IQ Tomorrow or choose another day: JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec Today's Birthday or select month and date: JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec Year by Year: 1900?2014 or enter a year: Enter a year: ?