On this Day in History..

On this Day in History..
1553 – English Lady Jane Grey/Bishop Cranmer accused of high treason
1775 – American Revolutionary forces capture Montreal
1789 – Ben Franklin writes “Nothing is certain but death & taxes”
1841 – James Braid first sees a demonstration of animal magnetism, which leads to his study of the subject he eventually calls hypnosis
1851 – The Denny Party lands at Alki Point, the first settlers of what would become Seattle, Washington
1865 – US issues 1st gold certificates
1913 – 1st modern elastic brassiere patented by Mary Phelps Jacob
1933 – 1st modern sit-down strike, Hormel meat packers, Austin, Minn
1937 – NBC forms 1st full-sized symphony orchestra exclusively for radio
1940 – Walt Disney’s “Fantasia” released
1942 – Minimum draft age lowered from 21 to 18
1969 – VP Spiro T Agnew accused network TV news depts of bias & distortion
1982 – Vietnam War Memorial dedicated in Washington DC
1986 – US president Reagan confesses to weapons sales to Iran
1987 – 1st condom commercial on BBC TV
2002 – Iraq disarmament crisis: Iraq agrees to the terms of the UN Security Council Resolution 1441

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