On this Day in History..

On this Day in History..
70 – Walls of upper city of Jerusalem battered down by Romans
1590 – Pope Urban VII dies 13 days after being chosen as the Pope, making his reign the shortest papacy in history
1822 – Jean-François Champollion announces that he has deciphered the Rosetta stone
1892 – Book matches are patented by Diamond Match Company
1908 – The first production of the Ford Model T automobile was built at the Piquette Plant in Detroit, Michigan
1912 – W C Handy publishes “Memphis Blues” 1st Blues Song, 1912
1919 – Democratic National Committee voted to allow female members
1928 – The Republic of China is recognised by the United States
1937 – 1st Santa Claus Training School opens (Albion NY)
1950 – Dr Ralph Bunche receives Nobel Peace Prize
1963 – At 10:59 AM census clock, records US population at 190,000,000
1964 – Warren Commission released, finds Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone
1968 – “Hair” opens in London
1989 – Sony purchases Columbia Pictures for $3.4 billion cash
1998 – Google is launched

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