On this Date in History..

7th cavalry at Wounded Knee

7th cavalry at Wounded Knee

On this Day in History..
1170 – The assassination of Thomas Becket takes place inside Canterbury Cathedral, the Archbishop of Canterbury, by followers of King Henry II; he subsequently becomes a saint and martyr in the Anglican and the Roman Catholic Church
1782 – The first nautical almanac in the US is published by Samuel Stearns of Boston
1813 – The British burn Buffalo, NY to the ground during the War of 1812
1835 – The Treaty of New Echota is signed, ceding all the lands of the Cherokee east of the Mississippi River to the United States
1845 – Texas is admitted as the 28th state
1848 – Gas lights are first installed at the White House during the Polk administration
1851 – The first American Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) chapter is opened in Boston Massachusetts
1852 – Emma Snodgrass is arrested in Boston for wearing pants
1890 – The United States 7th Cavalry massacre 200+ captive Sioux Indians at Wounded Knee, South Dakota
1908 – A patent is granted for a 4-wheel automobile brake in Clintonville, Wisconsin
1911 – Mongolia gains independence from the Qing dynasty
1930 – Fred P Newton completes the longest swim ever (1826 miles), when he swam in the Mississippi River from Ford Dam, Minnesota to New Orleans
1933 – The New York Yankee’s refuses to release Babe Ruth after he is offered to manage the Cincinnati Reds
1940 – Germany begins dropping incendiary bombs on London during WW II
1955 – Barbra Streisand’s 1st recording “You’ll Never Know” at age 13
1957 – Singers Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme are married in Las Vegas, Nevada
1972 – Life magazine closes its doors andĀ ceases publication
1982 – A Bob Marley postage stamp is issued in Jamaica
1982 – Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant ends his career with Alabama (323 wins)
1998 – Leaders of the Khmer Rouge apologize for the genocide in Cambodia that claimed over 1 million people during the 1970’s

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