On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1419 – The French city of Rouen surrenders to Henry V in the Hundred Years War
1668 – King Louis XIV & Emperor Leopold I sign treaty dividing Spain
1793 – French King Louis XVI is sentenced to death
1825 – Ezra Daggett & nephew Thomas Kensett patent food storage in tin cans
1839 – Aden is conquered by the British East India Company
1883 – The first electric lighting system employing overhead wires, built by Thomas Edison, begins service in Roselle, New Jersey
1915 – The Neon Tube sign is patented by George Claude
1922 – A Geological survey says the US oil supply would be depleted in 20 years
1937 – Millionaire Howard Hughes sets transcontinental air record (7 hours 28 minutes 25 seconds)
1939 – Ernest Hausen of Wisconsin sets a chicken-plucking record of 4.4 seconds
1955 – “Scrabble” makes its debut on the board game market
1970 – UCLA fires Angela Davis for being a communist
1972 – Sandy Koufax, Yogi Berra, & Early Wynn are elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame
1977 – Snow falls in Miami, Florida. This is the only time in the history of the city that snowfall has occurred. Snow also falls in the Bahamas
1978 – The last Volkswagen Beetle made in Germany leaves VW’s plant in Emden
1979 – Former Attorney General John N Mitchell is released from federal prison
1985 – Bruce Springsteen’s “Born In The USA” peaks at #9
1989 – Pres Reagan pardons George Steinbrenner for illegal campaign funds he gave Nixon
1994 – -20°F (-29°C) (5:32 AM) coldest day ever recorded in the history of Cleveland Ohio


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