On this Day in History..

On this Day in History..
522 BC – Darius I of Persia kills the Magian usurper Gaumâta, securing his hold as king of the Persian Empire
61 BC – Pompey the Great celebrates his third triumph for victories over the pirates and the end of the Mithridatic Wars on his 45th birthday
1187 – Saladins army marches into Jerusalem
1567 – The second War of Religion in France breaks out
1829 – London’s Metropolitan Police Force goes on duty (Scotland Yard)
1885 – The first practical public electric tramway in the world is opened in Blackpool, England
1906 – US intervenes in Cuba ousts dictator Estrada Palma
1916 – John D Rockefeller becomes the first billionaire
1938 – Treaty of Munich signed by Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Daladier & Chamberlain
1953 – US government gives France $385 million for combat in Indo-China
1960 – “My Three Sons” starring Fred MacMurray, debuts on ABC-TV
1962 – JFK authorized use of federal troops to integrate U of Mississippi
1963 – Rolling Stones 1st tour (opening act for Bo Diddley & Everly Bros)
1966 – The Chevrolet Camaro, originally named Panther, is introduced
1967 – Intl Monetary Fund reforms world monetary system
1975 – WGPR-TV Detroit, 1st Black-owned station in US, began broadcasting
1977 – James Brown’s band walks out claiming they were underpaid & overworked
1979 – Gold hits record $400.20 an ounce in Hong Kong
1988 – UN peacekeeping forces win Nobel Peace prize (say what??)
1995 – OJ Simpson trial sent to the jury
2001 – The Syracuse Herald-Journal, a U.S. newspaper dating back to 1839, ceases publication
2008 – Following the bankruptcies of Lehman Brothers and Washington Mutual, The Dow Jones Industrial Average falls 777.68 points, the largest single-day point loss in its history


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