On this Day in History..

On this Day in History..
1520 – King Henry VIII of England orders bowling lanes at Whitehall
1582 – Many Catholic countries switch to Gregorian calendar, skip 10 days
1815 – Napoleon Bonaparte exiled on Island of St Helena at 51
1860 – 11-year-old Grace Bedell writes to Lincoln, tells him to grow a beard
1874 – Child labor law takes 12 year olds out of work force
1878 – Edison Electric Light Company incorporated
1883 – Supreme Court declares Civil Rights Act of 1875 unconstitutional
1914 – ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers) founded
1917 – World War I: At Vincennes outside of Paris, Dutch dancer Mata Hari is executed by firing squad for spying for Germany
1924 – Pres Calvin Coolidge declares Statue of Liberty a national monument
1939 – LaGuardia Airport opens in NYC
1949 – Billy Graham begins his ministry
1964 – Dr Martin Luther King Jr awarded Nobel Peace Prize
1966 – Black Panther Party is created by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale
1984 – Central Intelligence Agency’s Information Act passes
1993 – Nelson Mandela & South Africa president F W de Klerk awarded Nobel Peace Prize
2011 – Global protests break out in 951 cities in 82 countries

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