On this date in history..

On this date in history..
293 BC – The oldest known Roman temple to Venus is founded, starting the institution of Vinalia Rustica
410 – King Alarik I’s Visigoten occupies & plunders Rome
1634 – Urbain Grandier, accused and convicted of sorcery, is burned alive in Loudun, France
1686 – Cassini reports seeing a satellite orbiting Venus
1817 – Gloucester, Mass, newspapers tells of wild sea serpent seen offshore
1834 – Mt Vesuvius(Italy) erupts
1835 – Last Pottawatomie Indians leave Chicago..??
1862 – Sioux Indians begin uprising in Minnesota (it is later crushed)
1868 – Pierre Janssan discovers helium in solar spectrum during eclipse
1894 – US Congress creates Bureau of Immigration
1909 – Mayor of Tokyo Yukio Ozaki presents Washington, D.C. with 2,000 cherry trees, which President Taft decides to plant near the Potomac River
1956 – Elvis Presley’s “Hound Dog/Don’t Be Cruel” reaches #1
1969 – Mick Jagger accidentally shot while filming “Ned Kelly”
1982 – 1st time NYSE tops 100 M figure, 132.69 M shares traded
2005 – Massive power blackout hits the Indonesian island of Java, affecting almost 100 million people.
2011 – The West Memphis Three are released from prison after 18 years in imprisonment
And Mother Earth continues to create..


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