On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1406 – Angelo Correr elected Pope Gregory XII.
1678 – Roman Catholics are banned from English parliament.
1776 – Capt Cook begins 3rd & last trip to Pacific (South Sea).
1786 – Peter Leopold Joseph of Hapsburg-Lorraine, Grand Duke of Tuscany, promulgates a penal reform making his country the first state to abolish the death penalty. November 30 is therefore commemorated by 300 cities around the world as Cities for Life Day.
1803 – Spain cedes her claims to Louisiana Territory to France.
1886 – 1st commercially successful AC electric power plant opens in Buffalo NY.
1902 – American Old West: Second-in-command of Butch Cassidy and the Wild Bunch gang, Kid Curry Logan, is captured and sentenced to 20 years imprisonment at hard labor.
1924 – 1st photo facsimile transmitted across Atlantic by radio (London-NYC).
1940 – After an intense courtship Lucille Ball weds Desi Arnaz.
1948 – Baseball’s Negro National League disbands.
1988 – UN General Assembly (151-2) censures US for refusing PLO’s Arafat visa
1995 – Operation Desert Storm officially ends.
1998 – Deutsche Bank announces a $10 billion US deal to buy Bankers Trust, thus creating the largest financial institution in the world.
1999 – In Seattle, Washington, protests against the WTO meeting by anti-globalization protesters catch police unprepared and force the cancellation of opening ceremonies.
1999 – British Aerospace and Marconi Electronic Systems merge to form BAE Systems, Europe’s largest defense contractor and the fourth largest aerospace firm in the world.
2004 – Longtime Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings of Salt Lake City, Utah finally loses, leaving him with $2,520,700, television’s all-time biggest game show haul.

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