On this Day in History..

On this Day in History..
1549 – Duke of Somerset fired as Lord Protector & imprisoned
1575 – Battle of Dormans: Roman Catholic forces under Duke Henry of Guise defeated the Protestants
1839 – British troops under Gen Charles Napier occupy Beirut
1845 – Naval School (now called US Naval Academy) opens at Annapolis
1846 – Neptune’s moon Triton discovered by William Lassell
1865 – John Hyatts patents billiard ball
1913 – Gamboa Dam in Panama blown up; Atlantic & Pacific waters mix
1933 – 1st synthetic detergent, “Dreft” by Procter & Gamble, goes on sale
1944 – US takes Okinawa
1954 – Ho Chi Minh enters Hanoi after French troops pulled out
1959 – Pan Am begins regular flights around the World

Sadat, Carter, and Begin shake hands

1963 – Treaty banning atmospheric nuclear tests signed by US, UK, USSR
1965 – “Vinland Map” is introduced by Yale University as being the 1st known map of America, drawn about 1440 by Norse explorer Lief Eriksson
1970 – Fiji gains independence from Britain (National Day)
1973 – VP Spiro T Agnew pleads no contest to tax evasion & resigns
1981 – Anwar Sadat’s funeral service is held in Cairo
1991 – US cuts all foreign aid to Haiti
2009 – After having closed borders for about two hundred years, Armenia and Turkey sign protocols in Zurich, Switzerland to open their borders

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