On this Day in History..

On this Day in History..
2333 BC – The state of Gojoseon (Modern-day Korea) founded by Dangun Wanggeom during the reign of the Chinese Emperor Yao
42 BC – First Battle of Philippi: Triumvirs Mark Antony and Octavian fight an indecisive battle with Caesar’s assassins Brutus and Cassius
1778 – Capt Cook anchors at Alaska
1863 – Lincoln designates last Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day
1872 – Bloomingdale’s department store in NY opens
1906 – SOS adopted as warning signal by 1st conference on wireless telegraphy
1913 – Federal Income Tax signed into law (at 1%)
1932 – Iraq gains full independence from Britain, joins League of Nations
1955 – “Captain Kangaroo” premieres on CBS-TV, Good Morning, Captain!
1978 – Gold hits record $223.50 an ounce in London
1990 – Florida record store owner Charles Freeman is found guilty of obscenity, for selling 2 Live Crew rap records
1994 – Gary Larson, announces he is retiring from doing “Far Side” cartoon ;((
2008 – The $700 billion bailout bill for the US financial system is signed by President Bush


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