On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1065 – Westminster Abbey is consecrated in London
1308 – The reign of Emperor Hanazono, emperor of Japan, begins
1732 – The first known ad for “Poor Richard’s Almanac” is published in the Pennsylvania Gazette
1832 – John Calhoun becomes the first VP to resign because of differences with President Jackson
1849 – M Jolly-Bellin discovers dry-cleaning when he accidentally upset a lamp containing turpentine & oil on his clothing & sees its cleaning effect
1869 – William Finley Semple, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, patents chewing gum
1877 – John Stevens, applies for a patent to his flour rolling mill
1897 – Edmond Rostand’s “Cyrano de Bergerac,” premieres in Paris
1905 – Intercollegiate Athletic Association of US founded (becomes NCAA in 1910)
1912 – The first municipally owned streetcars take to the streets in San Francisco, California
1928 – Louis Armstrong makes 78 recording of “West End blues”
1945 – Congress officially recognizes the “Pledge of Allegiance”
1949 – 20th Century Fox announces it will produce television programs
1958 – The Chipmunks (Alvin, Simon & Theodore with David Seville) hit #1
1963 – Merle Haggard makes his first appearance on the country music charts with his ballad “Sing a Sad Song”
1967 – Muriel Siebert is the first woman to own a seat on the NY Stock Exchange
1968 – The Beatles White Album goes #1 & stays #1 for 9 weeks
1981 – The first American test-tube baby, Elizabeth Jordan Carr, is born in Norfolk, Virginia
1983 – US says that they will leave UNESCO on Dec 31, 1984
2000 – U.S. retail giant Montgomery Ward announces it is going out of business after 128 years

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