On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1512 – The Spanish Crown issues the Laws of Burgos, governing the conduct of settlers with regards to native Indians in the New World
1814 – Destruction of schooner Carolina, the last of Commodore Daniel Patterson’s make-shift fleet that fought a series of delaying actions that contributed to Andrew Jackson’s victory at the Battle of New Orleans
1831 – HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin departs England for South America
1900 – Carrie Nation’s 1st public smashing of a bar (Carey Hotel, Wichita KS)
1932 – Radio City Music Hall opens in New York City
1937 – Mae West performs her Adam & Eve skit that gets her banned from NBC radio
1945 – The World Bank is created with the signing of an agreement by 28 nations (IMF)
1947 – 1st “Howdy Doody Show,” (Puppet Playhouse), telecast on NBC
1964 – Cleveland Browns beat Baltimore Colts 27-0 in NFL championship game
1979 – Soviet troops invade Afghanistan, Pres Hafizullah Amin is overthrown
1983 – Pope John Paul II pardons the man who shot him
1988 – Bulgaria stops jamming Radio Free Europe after more than 30 years
1992 – Harry Connick Jr is caught with 9 mm gun in NY’s JFK airport
2001 – The People’s Republic of China is granted permanent normal trade relations with the United States
2004 – Radiation from an explosion on the magnetar SGR 1806-20 reaches Earth. It is the brightest extra-solar event known to have been witnessed on the planet

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