On this Day in History..

On this Day in History..
362 – The temple of Apollo at Daphne, outside of Antioch, is destroyed in a mysterious fire
794 – Emperor Kanmu relocates Japanese capital to Heiankyo (now Kyoto)
1836 – Sam Houston inaugurated as 1st elected pres of Republic of Texas
1867 – Foundation of the National University of Colombia created
1897 – World’s 1st car dealership opens in London
1907 – Ringling Brothers Greatest Show on Earth buys Barnum & Bailey circus
1926 – J. Gordon Whitehead sucker punches magician Harry Houdini in the stomach in Montreal
1934 – In East Liverpool, Ohio, notorious bank robber Pretty Boy Floyd is shot and killed by FBI agents
1954 – West Germany joins North Atlantic Treaty Organization
1962 – JFK imposes naval blockade on Cuba, beginning missile crisis
1964 – EMI rejects audition by “High Numbers,” they go on to become The Who
1964 – French philosopher/author Jean-Paul Sartre refuses Nobel prize
1976 – Red Dye No. 4 is banned by the US Food and Drug Administration after it is discovered that it causes tumors in the bladders of dogs. The dye is still used in Canada
1979 – Deposed Shah of Iran arrives in NY for medical treatment
1981 – US national debt tops $1 trillion
1994 – Statue of Sam Houston unveiled in Texas
1997 – Compaq testifies Microsoft threaten to break Windows 95 agreement if they showcased a Netscape icon

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