On this Day in History..

On this Day in History..
1097 – 1st Crusaders arrive in Antioch
1774 – Continental Congress orders discouragement of entertainment
1781 – Patent of Toleration, providing limited freedom of worship, is approved in Habsburg Monarchy
1786 – Harvard University organizes 1st astronomical expedition in US
1818 – 49th parallel forms as border between US & Canada
1820 – Spain sells part of Florida to US for $5 million
1835 – Charles Darwin and the HMS Beagle leaves Galapagos Archipelago/sails to Tahiti
1864 – President Lincoln formally establishes Thanksgiving as a natl holiday
1935 – Mao Tse Tung & his Communist forces end their “Long March” at Yan’an, in Shaanxi China
1944 – US forces under Gen Douglas MacArthur return to Philippines
1955 – Harry Belafonte records “Day-O” (Banana Boat Song)
1963 – South Africa begins trial of Nelson Mandela & 8 others on conspiracy
1967 – All white federal jury convicts 7 in murder of 3 civil rights workers in Meridan Mississippi
1968 – Jacqueline Kennedy marries Aristotle Onassis on the island of Scorpios
1973 – OPEC oil embargo begins
1975 – Supreme Court rules teachers could spank their pupils after warning
1977 – Six killed in Lynyrd Skynyrd plane crash in McComb, Mississippi including band members Ronnie Van Zant, Steve Gains, Cassie Gaines and Dean Kilpatrick
1987 – Subway gunman Bernhard Goetz sentenced to 6 months in jail
1997 – US accuses Microsoft of violating pact forcing IE browser on computers
2004 – Boston Red Sox come back from 0-3 to defeat the New York Yankees 4-3 to win baseball’s American League

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