On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
359 – Honoratus, first known Prefect of the City of Constantinople, takes office
384 – St Damascus I dies and ends his reign as Catholic Pope. Began reign 366
1602 – A surprise attack by forces under the command of the Duke of Savoy and his brother-in-law, Philip III of Spain, is repelled by the citizens of Geneva
1719 – 1st recorded display of Aurora Borealis in US (New England)
1730 – Voltaire’s “Brutus,” premieres in Paris
1844 – 1st dental use of nitrous oxide, Hartford, Ct
1903 – British forces under MacDonald & Young march into Tibet
1917 – 13 black soldiers are hanged for their participation in a Houston riot
1936 – King Edward VIII marries Mrs Wallis Simpson; abdicates throne, and the Duke of York becomes King George VI
1951 – Joe DiMaggio announces his retirement from Major League Baseball
1961 – Elvis Presley’s “Blue Hawaii,” album goes to #1 & stays #1 for 20 weeks
1964 – Che Guevara speaks at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City. An unknown terrorist fires a mortar shell at the building during the speech
1972 – Astronauts Cernan & Harrison become 11th & 12th men to stand on the Moon
1978 – The Lufthansa Heist : 6 masked men bound 10 employees at Lufthansa cargo area at NY Kennedy Airport & make off with $5.8 M in cash & jewelry
1997 – A federal judge orders Microsoft not to bundle IE4 into Windows
2001 – The People’s Republic of China joins the World Trade Organization
2006 – The International Conference to Review the Global Vision of the Holocaust is opened in Tehran, Iran by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
2008 – Bernard Madoff arrested and charged with securities fraud in $50 billion Ponzi scheme
2009 – Tiger Woods announced an indefinite leave from professional golf to focus on his marriage


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