On this Day in History..

On this Day in History..
579 – Pelagius II begins his reign as Catholic Pope
1580 – French Huguenots & Roman Catholics sign peace treaty
1688 – King James II escapes back to London
1778 – Captain Cook discovers Maui in the Sandwich Islands (now Hawaii)
1832 – 1st streetcar railway in America starts operating (NYC) (12 cent fare)
1842 – The University of Notre Dame is founded
1861 – West Virginia created as a result of dispute over slavery with Virginia.
1865 – “Alice in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll is published in US
1895 – Hawaiian Sugar Planters Association forms
1941 – Japanese carrier force left its base & moves east toward Pearl Harbor
1942 – “Casablanca” premieres at Hollywood Theater in NYC
1962 – Fab Four have their 1st recording session under the name Beatles
1973 – Nixon’s personal secretary, Rose Mary Woods, tells a federal court she accidentally caused part of 18½ minute gap in a key Watergate tape
1984 – US & Iraq regain diplomatic relations
1985 – Random House buys Richard Nixon’s memoir’s for $3,000,000
2003 – Concorde makes its last ever flight over Bristol, England


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