On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
366 – The Alamanni cross the frozen Rhine River in large numbers, invading the Roman Empire
1602 – Spanish force in Ireland surrender to the English army at Kinsdale
1788 – Georgia is 4th state to ratify US constitution
1791 – Big Bottom massacre in the Ohio Country, marking the beginning of the Northwest Indian War
1811 – Sen Thomas Pickering is the first US senator censured (revealed confidential documents communicated by the president of the US)
1882 – Because of anti-monopoly laws, Standard Oil is organized as a trust
1890 – Alice Sanger becomes the first female White House staffer
1903 – President Teddy Roosevelt shuts down the post office in Indianola Miss, for refusing to accept its appointed post-mistress because she is black
1923 – The Ku Klux Klan surprise attack on black residential area Rosewood, Fla takes place and 8 people are killed (compensation is awarded in 1995)
1935 – Bruno R Hauptmann goes on trial for the kidnap and murder of Charles Lindbergh’s son
1938 – Book publisher Simon and Schuster is founded
1947 – Mahatma Gandhi begins his march for peace in East-Bengali
1960 – John Reynolds sets the age of our solar system at 4,950,000,000 years
1960 – Senator John F Kennedy, announces his candidacy for the US Presidency
1966 – 1st Jewish child is born in Spain since 1492 expulsion
1974 – A 55 MPH speed limit is imposed by president Richard Nixon
1986 – 191.66 million shares are traded on the NY Stock Exchange
1995 – Most distant galaxy yet discovered by scientists is found using Keck telescope in Hawaii (est 15 billion light years away)


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