On this Day in History..

On this Day in History..
81 – Domitian becomes Emperor of the Roman Empire upon the death of his brother Titus
1716 – 1st lighthouse in US lit (Boston Harbor)
1814 – Francis Scott Key inspired to write “Star-Spangled Banner”
1847 – US Marines under General Scott enter Mexico City (halls of Montezuma)
1868 – Golf’s 1st recorded hole-in-one (Tom Morris at Prestwick’s 8th hole)
1938 – Graf Zeppelin II, world’s largest airship, makes maiden flight
1948 – Ground breaking ceremony for UN world headquarters
1953 – Nikita Khrushchev appointed First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
1960 – Chubby Checker’s “Twist” hits #1
1960 – Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) forms
1964 – Walt Disney awarded Medal of Freedom at White House
1968 – 1st broadcast of “60 Minutes” on CBS-TV
1991 – Carolyn Suzanne Sapp (Hawaii), 24, crowned 65th Miss America 1991
2003 – In a referendum Sweden rejects adopting the euro

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