On this Day in History..

On this Day in History..
1616 – The first non-aristocratic, free public school in Europe is opened in Frascati, Italy
1620 – Mayflower departs from Plymouth England with 102 pilgrims
1835 – HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin reaches Galapagos Islands
1887 – Phila celebrates 100th anniversary of US Constitution
1935 – Nuremberg Laws deprives German Jews of citizenship & makes swastika official symbol of Nazi Germany
1959 – Soviet Premier Khrushchev arrives in US to begin a 13-day visit
1963 – 4 children killed in bombing of a black Baptist church in Birmingham
1966 – U.S. President Lyndon B Johnson, responding to a sniper attack at the University of Texas at Austin, writes a letter to the United States Congress urging the enactment of gun control legislation
1981 – Pope John Paul II publishes encyclical “Laborem exercens” against capitalism/marxism
1990 – France announce it will send 4,000 troops to Persian Gulf
1998 – With the landmark merger of WorldCom and MCI Communications completed the day prior, the new MCI WorldCom opens its doors for business

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