On this Day in History..

On this Day in History..
1333 – Flood of the Arno River, causing massive damage in Florence as recorded by the Florentine chronicler Giovanni Villani
1576 – Spanish defeat Walloon & take Antwerp Belgium
1783 – W.A. Mozart’s Symphony No. 36 is premiered in Linz, Austria
1841 – 1st wagon train arrives in California
1862 – Dr Richard Gatling patents Gatling machine gun
1879 – James Ritty patents 1st cash register, to combat stealing by bartenders in his Dayton, Ohio saloon
1904 – 1st stadium built specifically for football (Harvard Stadium)
1922 – Howard Carter discovers tomb of Tutankhamen in Egypt
1939 – 1st air conditioned automobile (Packard) exhibited, Chicago, Ill
1948 – TS Eliot wins Nobel Prize for literature
1952 – Dwight D Eisenhower (R) elected 34th pres beating Adlai Stevenson (D)
1963 – John Lennon utters his infamous “Rattle your jewelry” line
1978 – Iranian troops fire on anti-Shah student protesters by Tehran U
1979 – 500 Iranian “students” seize US embassy, take 90 hostages (444 days)
1994 – San Francisco: First conference that focusses exclusively on the subject of the commercial potential of the World Wide Web
2008 – Barack Obama becomes the first African-American to be elected President of the United States


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