On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
49 BC – Julius Caesar crosses the Rubicon, signaling the start of civil war
236 – St Fabian begins his reign as Catholic Pope
1429 – Order of Golden Fleece is established in Austria-Hungary & Spain
1514 – Complutensian New Testament in Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek & Latin is finished
1776 – “Common Sense” written by Thomas Paine is published
1861 – American Civil War: Florida becomes 3rd state to secedes from the Union
1870 – John D Rockefeller incorporates Standard Oil
1889 – The Ivory Coast is declared a protectorate of France
1901 – Oil is discovered in Texas
1920 – Silver reaches a record $1.37 an ounce
1932 – “Mickey Mouse” & “Silly Symphony” comics are syndicated
1951 – The UN headquarters in Manhattan NY opens
1956 – Elvis Presley records “Heartbreak Hotel”
1958 – Jerry Lee Lewis’ “Great Balls of Fire” reaches #1 on the UK pop charts
1966 – Julian Bond is denied a seat in the Georgia legislature for opposing Vietnam War
1967 – PBS (the National Educational TV) begins as a 70 station network
1984 – Clara Peller 1st asks, “Where’s the Beef?” (Wendy’s)
1984 – US establishes full diplomatic relations with the Vatican after 117 years
1991 – US Congress begins a debate on Persian Gulf crisis
1997 – Dow Corning provides $295 billion to settle breast implant suits
1997 – Italy’s new 1,000 lire coin shows divided Germany on map
2001 – A large piece of the chalk cliff at Beachy Head collapses into the sea

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