On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1697 – St Paul’s Cathedral opens in London
1763 – Touro shul of Newport RI dedicated (oldest existing US synagogue)
1804 – Napoleon Bonaparte is crowned emperor of France in Paris
1816 – 1st savings bank in US opens (Philadelphia Savings Fund Society)
1845 – Manifest Destiny: US President James K. Polk announces to Congress that the United States should aggressively expand into the West
1867 – In a New York City theater, British author Charles Dickens gives his first public reading in the United States
1901 – Gillette patents its 1st disposable razor
1927 – 1st Model A Fords are sold for $385
1939 – NY’s La Guardia Airport begins operations as an airliner from Chicago lands, 1 minute after midnight
1954 – US Senate censures Joe McCarthy (Sen-R-Wisc) for “conduct that tends to bring the Senate into dishonor & disrepute”
1957 – Sam Cooke’s “You Send Me” reaches #1
1964 – Ringo Starr’s tonsils are removed
1971 – Soviet Mars 3 is 1st to soft land on Mars
1978 – Neil Diamond & Barbra Striesand’s “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers” hits #1
1980 – 4 American Mary-knoll nuns killed by death squads in El Salvador
1982 – 1st permanent artificial heart successfully implanted (U of Utah) in retired dentist Barney Clark; lived 112 days with Jarvic-7 heart
1988 – “Naked Gun” premieres, a movie based on TV’s “Police Squad”
1994 – Jury finds Heidi Fleiss guilty of running a call girl ring
1991 – Muslim Shiites release American held in Lebanon hostage Joseph Cicippio
2001 – Enron files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

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