On this Day in History..

On this Day in History..
392 – Emperor Theodosius declares Christian religion, state religion
1638 – Anne Hutchinson is banished from Massachusetts
1731 – In Philadelphia, Benjamin Franklin opens 1st US library
1789 – Bourbon Whiskey, 1st distilled from corn (by Elijah Craig, Bourbon Ky)
1864 – Abraham Lincoln (R) elected to his 2nd term as US President
1942 – Hitler proclaims fall of Stalingrad from Munich beer hall (and then proceeds to fall off the podium ;D)
1960 – JFK (Sen-D-Mass) beats VP Richard Nixon (R) for 35th US president
1967 – Silver hits record $1.951 an ounce in London
1979 – ABC broadcasts “Iran Crisis: Americans Held Hostage” with Frank Reynolds (forerunner to “Nightline”)
1984 – Anna Fisher becomes 1st “mom” to go into orbit
1990 – 100,000 additional US troops are sent to Persian gulf
1990 – Saddam Hussein fires his army chief & threatens to destroy Arabian peninsula
2011 – The potentially hazardous asteroid 2005 YU55 passed 0.85 lunar distances from Earth (about 324,600 kilometers or 201,700 miles), the closest known approach by an asteroid of its brightness since 2010 XC15 in 1976


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