On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
799 – Pope Leo III, aided by Charles the Great, returns to Rome
1745 – Bonnie Prince Charles’ army moves into Manchester & occupies Carlisle.
1825 – 1st Italian opera in US, “Barber of Seville” premieres (NYC).
1864 – Sand Creek Massacre, Colorado militia kills about 150 peaceful Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians including Cheyenne chief One-Eye.
1877 – Thomas Edison demonstrates hand-cranked phonograph.
1887 – US receives “rights” to Pearl Harbor, on Oahu, Hawaii.
1890 – 1st Army-Navy football game, Score: Navy 24, Army 0 at West Point.
1897 – 1st motorcycle race is held (Surrey England)
1910 – The first US patent for inventing the traffic lights system is issued to Ernest Sirrine.
1933 – 1st state liquor stores authorized (Pennsylvania).
1941 – Passenger ship Ursuline sends radio signal of sighting Japanese war fleet.
1948 – “Kukla, Fran, & Ollie” is first aired on NBC.
1961 – Freedom Riders attacked by white mob at bus station in Mississippi.
1963 – LBJ sets up Warren Commission to investigate assassination of John F Kennedy.
1969 – Beatles’ “Come Together/Something” reaches #1
1972 – Nolan Bushnell (co-founder of Atari) releases Pong (the first commercially successful video game) in Andy Capp’s Tavern in Sunnyvale, California.
1978 – UN observes “international day of solidarity with Palestinian people,” boycotted by US & about 20 other countries
1994 – Seoul, Korea, celebrated the 600th anniversary of its founding
1995 – CNN/fn, the financial network by Turner Enterprises, launched

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