On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1129 – Formal approval of the Order of the Templar at the Council of Troyes
1601 – Church authorities burn Hebrew books in Rome
1641 – United East Indian Company conquerors city of Malakka
1690 – The Clarinet is invented, in Nuremberg, Germany
1699 – Massachusetts holds day of fasting for wrongly persecuting “witches”
1794 – Dr Jesse Bennett of Edom Va, performs 1st successful Cesarean section operation on his wife
1873 – “Celluloid” is registered as a trademark
1914 – Henry Ford introduces the assembly line, for model T-Fords
1956 – Little Richard releases “Tutti Frutti”
1960 – US Army promotes Elvis Presley to Sergeant
1967 – NY Times reports the US Army is conducting secret germ warfare experiments
1972 – “Sanford & Son” starring Redd Foxx premieres on NBC TV
1973 – Tap dancer Ray Castle measures at 1440 taps per minute on BBC TV
1976 – “Bionic Woman” with Lindsay Wagner debuts on ABC
1986 – Vinicio Cerezo becomes only the 2nd freely elected president of Guatemala since CIA-sponsored coup in 1954
1990 – The “Simpsons” premieres on Fox-TV
1998 – Researchers in Dallas, Texas present findings about an enzyme that slows aging and cell death
2004 – The national flag of Georgia, the so-called “five cross flag”, is restored to official use after a hiatus of some 500 years
2011 – Ben Ali, former Tunisian president, flees the country to Saudi Arabia after popular protests (dubbed as Jasmine Revolution) requesting his departure

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