On this Day in History..

On this Day in History..
1248 – Conquest of Seville by the Christian troops under King Ferdinand III of Castillo
1654 – French mathematician, scientist, and religious philosopher Blaise Pascal experiences an intense, mystical vision that marks him for life
1783 – Annapolis Maryland, becomes US capital (until June 1784)
1868 – Louis Ducos du Hauron patents tri chrome color photo process
1869 – In Dumbarton, Scotland, the clipper Cutty Sark is launched – one of the last clippers ever to be built, and the only one still surviving to this day
1899 – Debut of the 1st jukebox (Palais Royal Hotel, SF)
1906 – Joseph Smith, leader of the Mormon Church, convicted of polygamy
1909 – Wright Brothers forms million dollar corp to manufacture airplanes
1921 – Pres Harding signs Willis Campbell Act (anti-beer bill) forbidding doctors prescribing beer or liquor for medicinal purposes
1936 – 1st issue of Life, a picture magazine created by Henry R Luce hits the newsstands
1948 – Dr Frank G Back (NYC) patents lens to provide zoom effects
1954 – For the first time, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above the peak it reached just before the 1929 crash
1979 – Pink Floyd’s “The Wall” released, sells 6 million copies in 2 weeks
1982 – FCC drops limits on duration & frequency of TV ads
2003 – Georgian president Eduard Shevardnadze resigns following weeks of mass protests over flawed elections


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