On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1294 – Pope Coelestinus V becomes Pope (until Dec 13th)
1582 – France begins use of Gregorian calendar
1672 – NY Gov Lovelace announces monthly mail service between NY & Boston
1684 – Sir Isaac Newton’s derivation of Kepler’s laws, from his theory of gravity, is read to the Royal Society by Edmund Halley
1690 – Massachusetts Bay becomes 1st American colonial government to borrow money
1868 – The first traffic lights are installed outside the Palace of Westminster in London. Resembling railway signals, they use semaphore arms and are illuminated at night by red and green gas lamps
1869 – Women suffrage (right to vote) is granted in Wyoming Territory
1903 – Nobel prize for physics is awarded to Pierre/Marie Curie for the discovery of radium
1906 – President Theodore Roosevelt (1st American) awarded Nobel Peace Prize
1907 – Rudyard Kipling receives Nobel prize for literature
1927 – Grand Ole Opry makes its 1st radio broadcast, in Nashville, TN
1936 – King Edward VIII abdicates the throne to marry Mrs Wallis Simpson
1945 – Preston Tucker reveals plan to produce the Torpedo, a new 150 MPH car
1963 – 6-year-old Donny Osmond’s singing debut on the Andy Williams Show
1964 – Nobel Peace Prize is awarded to Dr Martin Luther King Jr
1968 – Japan’s biggest heist, the still-unsolved “300 million yen robbery”, occurs in Tokyo
1976 – Wings release triple album “Wings Over America”
1981 – The United Nations General Assembly approves Pakistan’s proposal for establishing nuclear free-zone in South Asia
1991 – IM Pei receives $5 million for his design of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio
1994 – Nobel prize awarded to Yitzhak Rabin, Shimon Peres & Yasser Arafat
2006 – One million Lebanese opposition supporters gather in downtown Beirut, calling for the government to resign

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