On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1227 – Count Ferdinand of Portugal (expected to be a French govt. puppet) is freed from the Louvre
1352 – French king John II introduces the Order of the Star
1681 – The first recorded boxing match takes place (Duke of Albemarle’s butler vs his butcher)
1832 – New England Anti-Slavery Society organizes in Boston
1893 – The Washington National Cathedral is chartered by Congress and signed by President Benjamin Harrison
1896 – The first US women’s 6-day bicycle race begins at Madison Square Garden
1907 – Maria Montessori opens her 1st (Montessori) school in Rome
1914 – Stock brokerage firm of Merrill Lynch founded by Charles E. Merrill and Edmund C. Lynch in New York City (purchased by Bank of America on September 14, 2008)
1929 – Mother Teresa arrives in Calcutta to begin a her work among India’s poorest and diseased people
1931 – Thomas Edison submits his last patent application
1939 – Comic strip “Superman” debuts in daily newspapers
1942 – Baseball’s Bob Feller, enlists in the Navy & reports for duty to Norfolk Virginia
1957 – Elvis Presley makes his 7th & final appearance on Ed Sullivan Show
1958 – Gibson patents the Flying V Guitar
1963 – “Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom” with Marlin Perkins premiers on NBC television
1968 – The Beatles’ “Magical Mystery Tour,” album goes #1 & stays #1 for 8 weeks
1971 – Berkeley chemists announce 1st synthetic growth hormones
1974 – In response to the 1973 energy crisis, daylight saving time commences nearly four months early in the United States
1975 – 1000 Led Zeppelin fans, waiting overnight inside the lobby of the Boston Garden for tickets to the group’s February 4th gig to go on sale, cause a riot and an estimated $30,000 damage
1987 – Astronomers at University of California witness the 1st sighting of birth of a galaxy
1994 – Ice skater Nancy Kerrigan is attacked by Tonya Harding’s bodyguard
2005 – Edgar Ray Killen is arrested as a suspect for the 1964 murders of three Civil Rights workers

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