On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1640 – Settler Hugh Bewitt is banished from Massachusetts colony when he declares himself to be free of original sin
1212 – Frederick II crowns himself Roman Catholic king
1805 – Comet Biela approaches within 0.0366 AU’s of Earth
1851 – The first Young Men’s Christian Association opens in North America (Montreal)
1856 – The Iranian city of Bushehr surrenders to occupying British forces
1878 – Joseph Pulitzer purchases the St Louis Dispatch for $2,500
1905 – In France, the law separating church and state is passed
1917 – British forces under General Allenby capture Jerusalem
1926 – United States Golf Association legalizes steel shaft golf clubs
1931 – Major League Baseball cuts squad from 25 to 23 players but the National League continues to prohibit uniform numbers
1935 – Walter Liggett, American newspaper editor and muckraker, is killed in gangland murder
1941 – China declares war on Japan, Germany & Italy
1953 – General Electric announces all Communist employees will be fired
1958 – Robert H W Welch Jr & 11 other men meet in Indianapolis to form anti-Communist John Birch Society
1961 – After being kidnapped byIsraeli Mossad in Argentina, SS Col Adolf Eichmann is found guilty of war crimes in Israel
1965 – “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” premieres on television
1967 – Jim Morrison, of the rock band The Doors, is arrested on stage for disturbing the peace
1967 – Nicolae Ceausescu becomes president (dictator) of Romania
1968 – NLS (a system for which hypertext and the computer mouse were developed) is publicly demonstrated for the first time in San Francisco
1987 – Palestinian uprising begin in Israeli-occupied West Bank
1994 – Surgeon General Jocelyn Elders resigns after masturbation comments
2008 – Governor Rod Blagojevich, is arrested by federal officials for attempting to sell the United States Senate seat being vacated by then President-elect Barack Obama

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