On this day in history..

On this date in history..
580 – Chinese invents toilet paper[?]
1498 – Michelangelo is commissioned to carve the Pietà
1839 – The ship Amistad is captured off Long Island
1843 – Charles Thurber patents the typewriter
1907 – Houdini escapes from chains underwater at Aquatic Park in 57 sec
1929 – 1st US roller coaster built
1952 – Fluoridation of SF water begins
1967 – Beatles, Mick Jagger & Marienne Faithful meet Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
1973 – U of Tx (Arlington) is 1st accredited school to offer belly dancing
1981 – Voyager 2 takes photo’s of Saturn’s moon Titan
2002 – Earth Summit 2002 begins in Johannesburg, South Africa
2008 – Russia unilaterally recognizes the independence of the former Georgian breakaway republics Abkhazia and South Ossetia


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