On this Day in History..

On this Day in History..
284 – Diocletian is proclaimed Roman Emperor by his soldiers in the army of the east
1521 – Arabs attribute shortage of water in Jerusalem to Jews making wine
1789 – New Jersey is 1st state to ratify Bill of Rights.
1815 – Russia, Prussia, Austria & England signs Alliance “for the maintenance of peace in Europe” same day as Treaty of Paris
1817 – 1st Seminole War begins in Florida
1861 – Secession ordinance is filed by Kentucky’s Confederate government
1873 – Rival cities of Buda & Pest unite to form the capital of Hungary
1923 – Garrett Morgan invents & patents traffic signal
1929 – Salvador Dali’s 1st one-man show
1942 – NHL abolishes regular season OT until WW II is over
1947 – Future British Queen, Princess Elizabeth marries Prince Philip in Westminster Abbey
1959 – WABC fires Alan Freed over payola scandal
1969 – Alcatraz Island off SF, is seized by militant Native Americans
1974 – The US files antitrust suit to break-up AT&T
1984 – McDonald’s makes its 50 billionth hamburger
1993 – Savings and Loan scandal: The United States Senate Ethics Committee issues a stern censure of California senator Alan Cranston for his “dealings” with savings-and-loan executive Charles Keating.
2008 – After critical failures in the US financial system began to build up after mid-September, the Dow Jones Industrial Average reaches its lowest level since 1997


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