On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
401 – St Innocent I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
1135 – Norman nobles recognize Stefanus van Blois as English king
1807 – Congress passes Embargo Act, to force peace between Britain & France
1882 – 1st string of Christmas tree lights are created by Thomas Edison
1894 – United States Golf Association forms in New York City
1915 – Organized baseball & Federal League sign a peace treaty at Cincinnati
1919 – US deports 250 alien radicals, including anarchist Emma Goldman
1937 – The Lincoln Tunnel (NYC) opens to traffic
1943 – Manufacturers get permission to use synthetic rubber as the core in baseballs
1944 – Germans demand surrender of American troops at Bastogne, Belgium
1958 – The “Chipmunk Christmas Song” reaches #1
1962 – The 1,000,000th point is scored in NBA basketball
1984 – Bernhard Goetz shoots 4 black teenagers on NYC subway train
1988 – Chico Mendes, a Brazilian rubber tapper, unionist and environmental activist, is assassinated
1997 – Pharmaceutical giant Merck develops a baldness pill for men and is approved by the FDA
2001 – Richard Reid attempts to destroy a passenger airliner by igniting explosives hidden in his shoes aboard American Airlines Flight 63
2010 – The repeal of the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy, the 17-year-old policy banning on homosexuals serving openly in the United States military, is signed into law by President Barack Obama

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