On this day in history..

On this day in history..
69 – Traditional date of destruction of Jerusalem
1661 – 1st Yacht race, England’s King Charles vs his brother James
1689 – Russia began taxing men’s beards
1752 – Liberty Bell arrives in Philadelphia
1804 – Juno, o

ne of the largest main belt asteroids, was discovered by German astronomer Karl Ludwig Harding
1807 – Aaron Burr acquitted of charges of plotting to set up an empire [;D]
1836 – Narcissa Whitman, one of the first white women to settle west of the Rocky Mountains, arrives at Walla Walla, Washington
1859 – R C Carrington & R Hodgson make 1st observation of solar flare
1862 – Federal tax levied on tobacco
1866 – Last Navaho chief Manuelito, turns self in at Fort Wingate
1901 – Construction begins on NY Stock Exchange
1905 – Alberta & Saskatchewan become 8th & 9th Canadian provinces
1914 – The last passenger pigeon, a female named Martha, dies in captivity in the Cincinnati Zoo
1920 – France creates Lebanon (?)
1922 – NYC law requires all “pool” rooms to change name to “billiards”
1939 – The Wound Badge for Wehrmacht, SS, Kriegsmarine, and Luftwaffe soldiers is instituted. The final version of the Iron Cross was also instituted on this date
1942 – Fed judge upholds detention of Japanese-Americans
1945 – Japan surrenders ending WW II (US date, 9/2 in Japan)
1962 – UN announces Earth population has hit 3 billion
1971 – Qatar declares independence from Britain
1979 – LA Court orders Clayton Moore to stop wearing Lone Ranger mask
1995 – Rock & Roll Hall of Fame opens in Cleveland Ohio
2006 – Luxembourg became the first country to complete the move to all digital television broadcasting

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