On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
533 – Byzantine general Belisarius defeats the Vandals, commanded by King Gelimer, at the Battle of Ticameron
1256 – Hulagu Khan captures and destroys the stronghold at Alamut in present-day Iran as part of the Mongol offensive on Islamic southwest Asia
1612 – Simon Marius becomes the first man to observe the Andromeda galaxy through a telescope
1791 – The first law school in America is established at the University of Pennsylvania
1877 – Thomas Edison receives his patent on the phonograph
1859 – GR Kirchoff attempts to describe the chemical composition of the Sun
1938 – Groundbreaking begins for the Jefferson Memorial in Washington DC
1944 – Bandleader, Major Glenn Miller, disappears off radar over the English Channel
1944 – US Congress gives General Eisenhower his 5th star
1950 – The Port Authority of New York City opens its doors
1966 – Astronomer Audouin Dollfus discovers the 10th satellite of Saturn, and names it Janus
1973 – The American Psychiatric Association declares homosexuality is not mental illness
1979 – World Court in Hague rules Iran should release all of its US hostages
1986 – Carnegie Hall reopens after a $50 million face lift
1995 – Playboy magazine goes back on sale after a 36 year ban in Ireland
2001 – The Leaning Tower of Pisa reopens after 11 years and $27,000,000 to fortify it, without fixing its famous lean
1997 – The SF 49ers retire Joe Montana’s #16 jersey

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