On this day in history..

On this day in history..
1770 – James Cook’s expedition lands on the east coast of Australia
1775 – King George III proclaims colonies to be in open rebellion
1848 – The United States annexes New Mexico
1849 – The first air raid in history. Austria launches pilotless balloons against the Italian city of Venice
1864 – International Red Cross forms
1911 – Vincenzo Perugia steals Mona Lisa from Louvre, Paris (Recovered in 1913)
1921 – J Edgar Hoover becomes asst director of FBI
1932 – The BBC first experiments with television broadcasting
1953 – Shah of Persia returns to Tehran
1984 – Last Volkswagen Rabbit produced
1989 – 1st complete ring around Neptune discovered
1992 – FBI HRT sniper Lon Horiuchi shoots and kills Vicki Weaver during an 11-day siege at her home at Ruby Ridge, Idaho
2003 – Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore is suspended after refusing to comply with a federal court order to remove a rock inscribed with the Ten Commandments from the lobby of the Alabama Supreme Court building


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