On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1463 – French poet Francois Villon is banished from Paris
1610: Galileo Galilei points his newly developed telescope at the sky and observes craters and mountains on the Moon
1781 – A British naval expedition led by Benedict Arnold burns Richmond, Va
1834 – Kiowa Indians record this as the night the stars fell (Leonid meteor shower)
1836 – Davy Crockett arrives in Texas, just in time for the Alamo
1846 – The United States House of Representatives votes to stop sharing the Oregon Territory with the United Kingdom
1896 – German physicist Wilhelm Roentgen’s discovery of x-rays
1905 – Charles Perrine announces discovery of Jupiter’s 7th moon, Elara
1914 – Ford Motor Company wages jump from $2.40/9-hr day to $5.00/8-hr day
1919 – National Socialist Party (Nazi) forms as German Farmers Party
1925 – Nellie Taylor Ross becomes governor of Wyoming; the first woman governor in the USA
1930 – Mao Tse-tung writes his essay “A Single Spark Can Start a Prairie Fire”
1933 – Work on the Golden Gate Bridge begins, on the Marin County side
1940 – FM radio is demonstrated to the FCC for the first time
1945 – Pepe LePew makes his debut in the Warner Bros cartoon “Odor-able Kitty”
1952 – The “Flying Enterprise” sinks
1959 – “Bozo the Clown” , a live children’s show, premieres on television
1968 – Dr Benjamin Spock is indicted for conspiring to violate the draft law
1971 – The Harlem Globetrotters lose 100-99 to NJ Reds, ending a 2,495-game win streak
1972 – NASA announces its development of the space shuttle
1982 – An Arkansas judge rules against the obligatory teaching of creation
1998 – Vandals decapitate Copenhagen’s Little Mermaid
2005 – Eris, the largest known dwarf planet in the solar system, is discovered,
using images originally taken on October 21, 2003, at the Palomar Observatory

Pepe LaPew

Pepe Lepew

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