On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1198 – Lotario di Segni is elected Pope Innocentius III
1297 – Monaco gains its independence
1656 – The Oldest surviving commercial newspaper begins publication(Haarlem, Netherlands)
1790 – US President George Washington delivers the 1st state of the union address
1835 – It is announced that the United States national debt is 0 for the first and only time!!
1867 – African-American men are granted the right to vote in Washington, D.C.
1877 – Crazy Horse and his warriors fight their last battle with the United States Cavalry at Wolf Mountain (Montana Territory)
1904 – Pope Pius X bans women who wear low-cut dresses in the presence of churchmen
1918 – Mississippi becomes the 1st state to ratify 18th amendment (prohibition)
1954 – Elvis Presley pays $4 to a Memphis studio & records his 1st two songs, “Casual Love” & “I’ll Never Stand in Your Way”
1963 – “Mona Lisa,” on loan from the Louvre, is unveiled in America’s National Gallery of Art
1964 – President Lyndon B Johnson declares a “War on Poverty”
1966 – The Beatles’ “Rubber Soul,” album goes #1 & stays #1 for 6 weeks
1968 – Jacques Cousteau’s 1st undersea special is aired on US network television
1974 – Silver hits record $3.40 an ounce in New York
1982 – Johnny Cash Parkway opens in Hendersonville Tennessee
1992 – George Bush gets ill & vomits on the Japanese prime minister’s lap
1993 – NBC offers the “Tonight Show” to David Letterman
1996 – For the first time in 25 years no one is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame
2008 – The state of New Jersey officially apologizes for slavery, becoming the first Northern state to do so


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