On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1626 – Pasha Muhammad Faruk, the tyrannical governor of Jerusalem, is driven out by its citizens.
1742 – Empress Elisabeth orders expulsion of all Jews from Russia
1835 – Hans Christian Andersen published his 1st book of fairy tales
1868 – John D Rockefeller begins his anti oil war campaign
1878 – 1st White House telephone is installed in the oval office
1891 – James Naismith creates the game of basketball using a peach basket as a hoop
1913 – 1st drive-up gasoline station opens in Pittsburgh
1913 – 1st continuous moving assembly line introduced by Henry Ford (produces a car every 2:38)
1936 – EW Brundin & FF Lyon obtain patent on soil-less culture of plants
1943 – Roosevelt, Churchill & Stalin agree to Operation Overlord (D-Day)
1955 – Rosa Parks is arrested for refusing to move to the back of bus
1959 – The 1st color photograph of Earth is received from outer space
1964 – Dr.MartinLuther King speaks to J Edgar Hoover about his slander campaign
1967 – Queen Elizabeth inaugurates 98-inch (249-cm) Isaac Newton telescope
1967 – Wilt Chamberlain set then NBA record of 22 free throw….misses
1982 – Michael Jackson releases long-awaited “Thriller”
1988 – Benazir Bhutto named 1st female PM of a Muslim country (Pakistan)
1990 – Lithuania, Estonia & Latvia hold their 1st joint session
1998 – Exxon announces a $73.7 billion US deal to buy Mobil, thus creating Exxon-Mobil, one of the world’s largest companies


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