On this Day in History..

On this Day in History..
1603 – English explorer, writer and courtier Sir Walter Raleigh goes on trial for treason
1734 – John Zenger, arrested for libel against NY col gov; later acquitted
1800 – Congress holds 1st session in Wash DC in uncompleted Capitol building
1842 – Fugitive slave George Latiner, captured in Boston Mass.
1863 – Lincoln begins 1st draft of his Gettysburg Address
1869 – Suez Canal (Egypt) opens, links Mediterranean & Red seas
1888 – Tchaikovsky’s 5th Symphony premieres in St Petersburg
1928 – Boston Gardens officially opens
1933 – United States formally recognizes the Soviet Union and opens trade
1947 – The U.S. Screen Actors Guild implements an anti-Communist loyalty oath
1948 – Britain’s House of Commons votes to nationalize their steel industry
1959 – De Beers firm of South Africa announces synthetic diamond
1959 – William Shea proposes NYC stadium with transparent roof
1965 – General Meeting of UN refuses admittance of China PR
1968 – NBC cuts to show “Heidi,” and misses Raider’s rally to beat Jets, 43-32
1969 – SALT-discussions open in Helsinki Finland
1970 – Douglas Engelbart receives the patent for the first computer mouse
1973 – Pres Nixon tells AP “…people have got to know whether or not that their president is a crook. Well, I’m not a crook”
1977 – Miss World Contest – Miss UK wears $9,500 platinum bikini
1979 – Ayatollah Khomeini (Iran) frees most black & female US hostages
1991 – 1st TV condom ad aired in US (FOX- TV)
2004 – Kmart Corp. announces it is buying Sears, Roebuck and Co. for $11 billion USD and naming the newly merged company Sears Holdings Corporation
2006 – Official naming of element 111, Roentgenium

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