On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1098 – 1st Crusaders capture & plunder Mara Syria
1408 – Order of the Dragon: The Order of the Dragon was first created on December 12, 1408 by Emperor Sigismund, then King of Hungary, and his wife Queen Barbara of Celje following the battle for possession of Bosnia
1792 – In Vienna, Ludwig Von Beethoven (22) receives 1st lesson in music composition from Franz Joseph Haydn
1800 – Washington DC is established as the capital of the United States
1822 – Mexico is officially recognized as an independent nation by the United States
1899 – George F Bryant of Boston patents the wooden golf tee
1911 – Delhi replaces Calcutta as the capital of India
1913 – The “Mona Lisa,” stolen from Louvre Museum in 1911, is recovered…., and many breathe a deep sigh of relief
1913 – The Hebrew language is officially used to teach children in Palestinian schools
1917 – The Rev Edward Flanagan forms Boys Town outside Omaha, Nebraska
1925 – Arthur Heinman coins the term “motel,” and officially opens the Motel Inn, in San Luis Obispo
1930 – Major League Baseball changes its rule that if a ball bounces into the stands it is not a HR, and is now a double
1937 – Japanese aircraft shell & sink the US gunboat Panay on Yangtze River in China. (Japan later apologizes & eventually pays the US $2.2 million in reparations)
1946 – Tide detergent is introduced to US markets
1946 – The United Nations accepts 6 Manhattan blocks as a gift from John D Rockefeller Jr
1979 – Gold hits record $462.50 an ounce
1980 – US’s copyright laws are amended to include computer programs
1995 – Amendment to make it illegal to physically desecrate the flag turned down by senate 63-36 (need 2/3 vote)
2000 – The United States Supreme Court releases its decision in Bush v. Gore

2012 – John F. Sapp ate his breakfast using chopsticks


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