On this Day in History..

On this Day in History..
1512 – Michelangelo’s paintings on ceiling of Sistine Chapel, 1st exhibited (heckuva story there if you research it)
1604 – William Shakespeare’s tragedy “Othello” is 1st presented
1683 – The British crown colony of New York is subdivided into 12 counties
1800 – 1st president to live in White House (John Adams)
1814 – Congress of Vienna opens to re-draw the European political map after the defeat of France, in the Napoleonic Wars
1866 – 1st Civil Rights Bill passes
1886 – Ananda College, a leading Buddhist school in Sri Lanka is established with 37 students
1915 – Parris Island is officially designated a Marine Corps Recruit Depot (I went to San Diego M.C.R.D.)
1931 – DuPont introduces synthetic rubber
1932 – Wernher von Braun named head of German liquid-fuel rocket program
1938 – Seabiscuit beats War Admiral in a match race at Pimlico
1945 – 1st issue of Ebony magazine published by John H Johnson
1947 – Howard Hughes flies his prized “Spruce Goose” made of wood
1950 – 1st African American player in NBA, (Celtic’s Charles Cooper) of Ft Wayne Ind
1959 – Jim Brown scores 5 TD’s in Cleveland Browns 38-31 win over Baltimore Colts
1968 – Motion Picture Association of America introduces rating system (G, M, R, X)
1977 – Pres Carter raises minimum wages of $2.30 to $3.35 for Jan 1 1981
1979 – Federal government makes $1.5 billion loan to Chrysler
2005 – First part of the Gomery Report, which discusses allegations of political money manipulation, is released in Canada


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