On this Day in History..

On this Day in History..
445 BC – Ezra reads the Book of the Law to the Israelite’s in Jerusalem (Nehemiah 9:1)
834 – 1st All Hallows Eve (Halloween) observed to honor the all saints
1541 – Michelangelo paints “last judgement” in Sistine Chapel
1815 – Sir Humphrey Davy of London patents miner’s safety lamp
1846 – The Donner party, unable to cross Donner Pass, construct a winter camp
1864 – Nevada admitted as 36th state
1892 – Arthur Conan Doyle publishes The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
1913 – 1st US paved coast-to-coast highway, the Lincoln Highway is dedicated
1938 – Great Depression: In an effort to try restore investor confidence, the New York Stock Exchange unveils a fifteen-point program aimed to upgrade protection for the investing public
1941 – Mount Rushmore is completed
1952 – 1st thermonuclear bomb detonated-Marshall Islands
1956 – 1st American to land an airplane at South Pole-Rear Adm GJ Dufek
1959 – Lee Harvey Oswald announces in Moscow he will never return to US
1968 – President Johnson orders a halt to all bombing of North Vietnam
1975 – Bob Geldof 1st appearance with Boomtown Rats
1998 – Iraq disarmament crisis begins: Iraq announces it would no longer cooperate with United Nations weapons inspectors
2002 – A federal grand jury in Houston, Texas formally indicted former Enron Corp. chief financial officer Andrew Fastow on 78 counts of wire fraud, money laundering, conspiracy and obstruction of justice related to the collapse of his ex-employer
2011 – The world population reaches 7 billion inhabitants according to the United Nations

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