On this Day in History..

On this Day in History..
1394 – Jews are expelled from France by Charles VI
1679 – Great panic occurs in Europe over close approach of a comet
1813 – US troops under General Coffee destroy Indian village at Talladega Ala
1883 – US Supreme Court decides Native Americans can’t be Americans
1885 – Tacoma vigilantes drive out Chinese, burn their homes & businesses
1896 – William McKinley (R) defeats William Jennings Bryan (D) for president
1911 – Chevrolet officially enters the automobile market in competition with the Ford Model T
1930 – Bank of Italy becomes Bank of America
1936 – President FDR (D) wins landslide victory over Alfred M Landon (R)
1953 – 1st live color coast-to-coast telecast (NYC)
1956 – “Wizard of Oz” 1st televised (CBS-TV)
1970 – Pres Nixon promises gradual troop removal of Vietnam
1978 – USSR & Vietnam sign peace & friendship treaty
1986 – Lebanese magazine Ash Shirra reveals secret US arms sales to Iran
1997 – California law ends affirmative-action

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