On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1055 – Theodora is crowned Empress of the Byzantine Empire
1569 – 1st recorded lottery in England is drawn in St Paul’s Cathedral
1765 – Frisian bans Voltaire’s “Traité sur la tolérance”
1803 – Monroe & Livingston sail for Paris to buy New Orleans; they end up buying Louisiana
1849 – Elizabeth Blackwell becomes 1st woman in US to earn medical degree
1861 – Alabama becomes 4th state to secede from the Union
1864 – Charring Cross Station opens in London
1913 – The first sedan-type car (Hudson) goes on display at 13th Auto Show (NYC)
1922 – Insulin is first used to treat diabetes (Leonard Thompson, 14, of Canada)
1949 – 1st recorded snowfall in Los Angeles
1963 – The world’s 1st discotheque opens, Whiskey-a-go-go in LA
1964 – US Surgeon General Luther Terry reports that smoking may be hazardous to your health
1969 – Jethro Tull’s, This Was Jethro Tull album, debuts
1971 – 1st “Quickie” Divorce is granted in the UK
1973 – American League adopts designated hitter rule
1974 – ABC airs the final episode of “Love, American Style”
1977 – France releases Abu Daoud, a Palestinian suspected of involvement in the killing of 9 Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics
1981 – A British team, led by Ranulph Fiennes, completes longest & fastest crossing of Antarctica, reaching Scott base after 75 days (2,500 miles)
1984 – Supreme Court reinstated a $10 million award to Karen Silkwood’s family
1989 – 140 nations agree to ban chemical weapons
1990 – 200,000 protest and demand the return of Lithuania’s independence
1991 – Soviets storm buildings in Vilnius to block Lithuania independence
1994 – Irish government announces the end of a 20-year broadcasting ban on IRA

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