On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1620 – 103 Mayflower pilgrims land at Plymouth Rock
1835 – The HMS Beagle sails into Bay of Islands (New Zealand)
1844 – The Rochdale Pioneers commence business at their cooperative in Rochdale, England, starting the Cooperative movement
1914 – 1st feature-length silent film comedy, “Tillie’s Punctured Romance” released. (Marie Dressler, Mabel Normand & Charles Chaplin)
1919 – J Edgar Hoover deports anarchists/feminist Emma Goldman to Russia
1921 – The US Supreme Court rules labor injunctions & picketing are unconstitutional
1932 – Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers, 1st joint movie premiers (Flying Down to Rio)
1937 – Walt Disney’s Snow White premieres as the 1st feature-length film with color & sound
1941 – Chicago Bears Ray McLean makes last NFL drop kick for an extra point
1946 – Frank Capra’s “It’s a Wonderful Life,” premieres in Hollywood
1959 – Tom Landry accepts a coaching job with Dallas Cowboys (stays until 1988)
1973 – The Geneva Conference on the Arab-Israeli conflict opens, Israel, Egypt, Syria, Jordan, US & USSR are in attendance
1978 – Police in Des Plaines Ill, arrest John Wayne Gacy Jr for murder
1988 – Drexel agrees to plead guilty to security felonies and pays a $650 million fine
1988 – Pan AM Flight 103 is blown out of the sky by a bomb killing 243 passengers and 16 crew over Lockerbie Scotland
1991 – Soviet Union formally dissolves 11 of 12 republics and signs treaty forming Commonwealth of Independent States
1995 – The city of Bethlehem passes from Israeli to Palestinian control


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