On this Day in History..

On this Day in History..
456 – Magister militum Ricimer defeats the Emperor Avitus at Piacenza and becomes master of the western Roman Empire
1492 – Columbus’ fleet anchors at “Fernandina” (Long Island, Bahamas)
1775 – Portland, Maine burned by British
1829 – Tremont Hotel, 1st US modern hotel opens (Boston)
1849 – Avery College establishes in Allegheny, Pennsylvania
1867 – Alaska adopts Gregorian calendar, crosses intl date line
1875 – Brigham Young University is founded in Provo, Utah
1916 – Margaret Sanger opens 1st birth control clinic (46 Amboy St, Bkln)
1923 – Disney Company founded
1925 – Texas School Board prohibits teaching of evolution
1940 – Lottery for 1st US WW II draftees held; #158 drawn 1st
1962 – Cuban missile crisis began as JFK becomes aware of missiles in Cuba
1963 – 2 secret US military satellites launched from Cape Canaveral
1964 – China becomes world’s 5th nuclear power
1966 – Joan Baez & 123 other anti-draft protesters arrested in Oakland
1984 – Desmond Tutu, black Anglican Bishop, wins Nobel Peace Prize
1985 – Intel introduces 32-bit 80386 microcomputer chip
1990 – US forces reach 200,000 in Persian Gulf
1995 – Million Man March held in Wash DC (over 800,000 black men attend)

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