On this Day in History…

On this Day in History..
105 BC – Battle of Arausio: The Cimbri inflict the heaviest defeat on the Roman army of Gnaeus Mallius Maximus
68 BC – Battle of Artaxata: Lucullus averts the bad omen of this day by defeating Tigranes the Great of Armenia
1683 – 13 Mennonite families from Germany found Germantown Pa
1781 – Americans & French begin siege of Cornwallis at Yorktown; last battle of Revolutionary War
1789 – French Revolution: Louis XVI returns to Paris from Versailles after being confronted by the Parisian women on 5 October
1889 – Thomas Edison shows his 1st motion picture
1893 – Nabisco Foods invents Cream of Wheat
1911 – Cy Young’s farewell appearance in a major league game is a letdown as he loses to Brooklyn 13-3 in a Braves uniform in his 906th game
1927 – “Jazz Singer,” 1st movie with a sound track, premieres (NYC)
1939 – Adolf Hitler denies he intends to go to war against France & Britain (Hmm, sound familiar?)
1939 – Hitler announces plans to regulate Jewish problem
1939 – Last Polish army is defeated in World War II
1966 – LSD is declared illegal in the United States (that was a drag ;()
1967 – Haight-Ashbury hippies throw a funeral to mark end of the hippies
1973 – Yom Kippur War begins as Syria & Egypt attack Israel
1978 – Iraq declares Ayatollah Khomeini an undesirable person
1995 – 51 Pegasi was discovered to be the first major star apart from the Sun to have a planet (and extrasolar planet) orbiting around it
2007 – Jason Lewis completes the first human-powered circumnavigation of the globe

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