On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
69 – Otho seizes power in Rome, proclaiming himself Emperor of Rome, but only rules for three months before committing suicide
1346 – Emperor Louis IV of Bavaria gives his wife Margaretha, Holland & Zealand
1785 – Mozart’s string quartet opus 10 premieres
1780 – Continental Congress establishes court of appeals
1831 – The first US-built locomotive to pull a passenger train makes its trial run
1870 – A Donkey is first used as a symbol of the Democratic Party in Harper’s Weekly
1889 – The Coca-Cola Beverage Company, then known as the Pemberton Medicine Company, is originally incorporated in Atlanta, Georgia
1915 – Japan claims economic control of China
1919 – 2 million gallons of molasses flood Boston MA, drowning 21
1935 – 300 Dutch ice cream salesmen protest against Italian competition
1942 – The Chicago Cubs drop plans to install lights at Wrigley field due to WW II
1943 – World’s largest office building, the Pentagon, is completed
1961 – Diana Ross and the Supreme’s sign with Motown Records
1965 – The Who release their first album “I Can’t Explain”
1967 – The first Super Bowl is played in Los Angeles, California
1973 – 4 Watergate burglars plead guilty in federal court
1975 – Disneyland’s Space Mountain officially opensUS Airways flight 1549
1983 – Thom Syles keeps a life saver intact in his mouth for over 7 hours
2001 – Wikipedia, a free Wiki content encyclopedia, goes online
2009 – Capt. Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger, piloting US Airways Flight 1549, makes an emergency landing into the Hudson River shortly after takeoff from LaGuardia Airport in New York City

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