On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
69 – General Vespasian’s troops occupy Rome after defeating the Emperor Vitellius
1192 – King Richard the Lionhearted is captured in Vienna
1522 – Suleiman the Magnificent accepts the surrender of the surviving Knights of Rhodes, who are allowed to evacuate. They eventually settle on Malta and become known as the Knights of Malta
1606 – Virginia Company settlers leave London to establish Jamestown, Virginia
1820 – Missouri imposes a $1 bachelor tax on unmarried men between 21 & 50
1879 – Tom Edison privately demonstrates his incandescent light in Menlo Park, Chicago
1892 – Phileas Fogg completes around world trip, according to Jules Verne
1893 – 1st state anti-lynching statute is approved in Georgia
1924 – Adolf Hitler is released from prison early
1938 – Vladimir K Zworykin (Penn) receives patent on Icono-scope TV system
1950 – “Harvey,” starring James Stewart, premieres in NYC
1957 – Elvis Presley receives his draft notice to join US Army for National Service
1963 – Trial against 21 camp guards of Auschwitz begins
1967 – Ian Anderson & Glenn Cormick form the rock group Jethro Tull
1967 – 474,300 US soldiers are reported to be in Vietnam
1975 – Joe Walsh is requested to join the Eagles
1981 – The Cleveland Browns set team records for most fumbles (9) & most turnovers (10)
1990 – Pentagon warns Saddam Hussein that US air power is ready to attack on 1/15
2005 – US District Court Judge John E. Jones III rules against mandating the teaching of “intelligent design” in his ruling of Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District

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