On this Day in History..

On this Day in History..
539 BC – The army of Cyrus the Great of Persia takes Babylon
1216 – King John of England loses his crown jewels in The Wash, probably near Fosdyke, perhaps near Sutton Bridge
1285 – 180 Jews refuse baptism in Munich Germany and they are set on fire
1492 – Christopher Columbus’s expedition makes landfall in the Caribbean, specifically in The Bahamas. The explorer believes he has reached East Asia
1773 – America’s first insane asylum opens for ‘Persons of Insane and Disordered Minds’ in Virginia
1792 – First celebration of Columbus Day in the USA held in New York ;(
1892 – Pledge of Allegiance 1st recited in public schools
1901 – Theodore Roosevelt renames “Executive Mansion,” “The White House”
1915 – Ford Motor Company manufactures its 1 millionth Model T automobile
1933 – Alcatraz becomes a federal prison (unofficially)
1933 – John Dillinger escapes from Allen County, OH, jail
1966 – Jimi Henrix Experience forms with Noel Redding & Mitch Mitchell
1976 – Hua Guo-feng succeeds Mao Tse-tung as chairman of Communist Party
1985 – Intl Physicians for Prevention of Nuclear War receives Nobel Prize
1987 – Oscar Arias (Costa Rican Pres) wins Nobel Peace Prize
1991 – Boxer Hector Comacho arrested for driving while getting oral sex
1999 – The Day of Six Billion: The proclaimed 6 billionth living human in the world is born

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