On this Day in History..

On this Day in History..
539 BC – King Cyrus The Great of Persia marches into the city of Babylon, releasing the Jews from almost 70 years of exile and making the first Human Rights Declaration
1346 – Battle of Neville’s Cross: King David II of Scotland is captured by Edward III of England at Calais, and imprisoned in the Tower of London for eleven years
1492 – Columbus sights isle of San Salvador (Watling Island, Bahamas)
1855 – Bessemer steel making process patented
1888 – Thomas Edison files a patent for the Optical Phonograph (the first movie)
1904 – Bank of Italy (Bank of America) opens its doors
1907 – Guillermo Marconi’s company begins the first commercial transatlantic wireless service between Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada and Clifden, Ireland
1919 – Radio Corporation of America (RCA) created
1931 – Al Capone convicted of tax evasion, sentenced to 11 years in prison
1933 – Albert Einstein arrives in US, a refugee from Nazi Germany
1961 – NY Museum of Modern Art hangs Henri Matisse’s “Le Bateau” upside-down It wasn’t corrected until December 3rd
1967 – “Hair” premieres on Broadway
1973 – 5-mo oil embargo by Arab states against US & Netherlands begins
1979 – Mother Teresa of India, awarded Nobel Peace Prize
2007 – The Dalai Lama receives the United States Congressional Gold Medal

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