On this Day in History..

On this Day in History..
529 BC – The international day of Cyrus the Great, king of Persia, who declared the first charter of human rights in the world also known as Cyrus Cylinder
1682 – William Penn lands at what is now Chester Pennsylvania
1792 – Mount Hood (Oregon) is named after the British naval officer Alexander Arthur Hood by Lt. William E. Broughton who spotted the mountain near the mouth of the Willamette River
1833 – 1st US college fraternity to have a fraternity house founded
1929 – “Black Tuesday,” Stock Market crashes triggers “Great Depression”
1945 – 1st ball point pen goes on sale, 57 years after it is patented
1960 – Muhammad Ali’s (Cassius Clay) 1st professional fight, beats Tunney Hunsaker in 6 rounds
1969 – Supreme Court orders end to all school desegregation “at once”
1998 – Space Shuttle Discovery blasts off on STS-95 with 77-year old John Glenn on board, making him the oldest person to go into space
2004 – The Arabic news network Al Jazeera broadcasts an excerpt from a video of Osama bin Laden in which the terrorist leader first admits direct responsibility for the September 11, 2001 attacks
2011 – Record-breaking snowstorm in the northeastern United States leaves nearly 2 million residents without power for more than 36 hours

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