On this Day in History..

On this Day in History..
1270 – The Eighth Crusade and siege of Tunis end by an agreement between Charles I of Sicily (brother to King Louis IX of France, who had died months earlier) and the sultan of Tunis
1534 – English Parliament passes Act of Supremacy, making King Henry VIII head of the English church – a role formerly held by the Pope
1629 – King Charles I gives Bahamas to Sir Robert Heath
1866 – Jesse James gang robs bank in Lexington Missouri ($2000)
1873 – P T Barnum’s circus, “Greatest Show on Earth,” debuts (NYC)
1919 – Baseball league presidents call for abolishing of the spitball
1938 – Orson Welles creates panic along the eastern seaboard with broadcast of “War of the Worlds”
1952 – Clarence Birdseye sells 1st frozen peas
1961 – Soviet Party Congress unanimously approves a resolution removing Stalin’s body from Lenin’s tomb in Red Square
1973 – The Bosporus Bridge in Istanbul, Turkey is completed, connecting the continents of Europe and Asia
1988 – NY Jets finally beat Pittsburgh Steelers for 1st time
1989 – Smith Dairy in Orville Ohio, makes largest milk shake (1,575.2 gal)
2005 – The rebuilt Dresden Frauenkirche (destroyed in the firebombing of Dresden during World War II) is reconsecrated after a thirteen-year rebuilding project

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