On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1598 – Pope Clement VIII seizes the duchy of Ferrara on death of Alfonso
1616 – The Brazilian city of Belem (the entrance gate to the Amazon) is founded by Captain Major Francisco Branco
1773 – The first US public museum is established in Charleston SC (Natural history)
1816 – France decrees that the Bonaparte family is excluded from the country forever
1906 – Football rules committee legalizes the forward pass
1908 – A long-distance radio message is sent from the Eiffel Tower for the first time
1915 – The US House of Representatives rejects a proposal to give women the right to vote
1921 – Kenesaw Mountain Landis becomes the 1st commissioner of Major League Baseball
1945 – German forces in Belgium begin their retreat in the Battle of the Bulge
1948 – The 1st Supermarket in the United Kingdom opens its doors
1950 – USSR re-introduces the death penalty for treason, espionage & sabotage
1952 – University of Tennessee admits it’s 1st black student
1963 – “Go Away Little Girl” by Steve Lawrence peaks at #1
1966 – “Batman” with Adam West & Burt Ward premieres on ABC TV
1966 – LBJ announces “The United States should stay in South Vietnam until communist aggression ends”
1967 – Louisville, Ky, draft board refuses exemption for boxer Muhammad Ali
1967 – Dr. James Bedford becomes the first person to be cryogenically preserved with intent of future resuscitation
1971 – “All in the Family” premieres on CBS featuring the 1st toilet flush on national television
1991 – US Congress gives George Bush authority to wage war against Iraq
1995 – The murder trial against OJ Simpson, begins in Los Angeles
2010 – A magnitude 7.0 earthquake strikes in Haiti killing 230,000 and destroying the majority of the capital Port-au-Prince

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