On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1189 – Philip II, Henry II & Richard Lion the hearted initiate the 3rd Crusade
1799 – Edward Jenner’s smallpox vaccination is introduced
1813 – Pineapple is introduced to Hawaii
1846 – 1st edition of Charles Dickens’ “Daily News” is published
1899 – Opel manufactured its first automobile
1903 – “Wizard of Oz,” premieres in New York City
1908 – NYC regulation makes it illegal for a woman to smoke in public
1941 – 1st commercial extraction of magnesium from seawater, Freeport, TX
1942 – A Bronx magistrate rules all pinball machines illegal
1949 – 1st inaugural parade televised (Harry Truman)
1968 – US B-52 bombers, carrying nuclear weapons, crashes in Greenland
1968 – Battle of Khe Sanh – One of the most publicized and controversial battles of the Vietnam war begins
1971 – “Alias Smith & Jones” premieres on ABC TV
1974 – Gold hits record $161.31/silver hits record $3.97 an ounce in London
1977 – President Jimmy Carter pardons almost all Vietnam War draft evaders
1978 – Bee Gees’ “Saturday Night Fever” album goes #1 for 24 weeks
1979 – Price of gold increases to record $875 troy oz
1986 – 100 participate in Nude Olympics race in 38°F (3°C), Indiana
1988 – US accept immigration of 30,000 US-Vietnamese children
1994 – Lorena Bobbitt is found temporarily insane of chopping off spouse’s penis
2008 – Black Monday in worldwide stock markets. FTSE 100 had its biggest ever one-day points fall, European stocks closed with their worst result since 9/11, and Asian stocks drop as much as 15%

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