On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1326 – Daitokuji temple, on the Rinzai line, established in Kyoto by Daito Kokushi
1659 – The Mexican border town of Ciudad Juárez is founded by Fray Garcia de San Francisco.
1776 – General George Washington’s retreating army crosses the Delaware River.
1813 – Ludwig von Beethoven’s 7th Symphony in A, premieres.
1863 – Abraham Lincoln offers his Amnesty Proclamation and plan for Reconstruction of  the South
1886 – American Federation of Labor (AFL) formed by 26 craft unions; Samuel Gompers is elected as its president
1913 – Construction begins on the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco California
1926 – The disappearance of Agatha Christie leaves police baffled as to her whereabouts
1936 – NAACP files suit to equalize salaries of black & white teachers
1941 – The United States & Britain declare war on Japan, US enters WW II
1949 – “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 740 performances
1953 – Dwight D. Eisenhower gives his infamous “Atoms for Peace” speech
1966 – The New York Yankees stun their fans by trading Roger Maris for St. Louis Cardinal Charlie Smith
1967 – The Beatles long-awaited “Magical Mystery Tour” album is released in the United Kingdom
1969 – Police execute a surprise attack on the Black-Panther Party in LA California
1982 – Norman Mayer holds Washington Monument hostage, demanding an end to nuclear weapons and is killed by police after 10 hrs (no explosives were found)
1987 – Flyers’ Ron Hextall becomes 1st goalie to actually score a goal
1992 – Galileo spacecraft’s nearest approach to Jupiter (303 km)
2010 – With the second launch of the Space X Dragon, it becomes the first privately held company to successfully launch, orbit and recover a spacecraft

San Francisco's Palace of Fine Arts

San Francisco’s Palace of Fine Arts

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