On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1593 – The Vatican opens 7 year trial against scholar Giordano Bruno
1671 – Pirate Henry Morgan lands at Panama City
1825 – U.S. Congress approves the takeover of Indian Territory (in what is present-day Oklahoma), clearing the way for forced relocation of the Eastern Indians on the “Trail of Tears.”
1880 – Thomas Edison patents electric incandescent lamp
1888 – The National Geographic Society organizes in Washington DC
1908 – Pasiphaë, a satellite of Jupiter, is discovered by Melotte
1918 – “Tarzan of the Apes,” 1st Tarzan film, premieres at Broadway Theater (NYC)
1924 – Vladimir Lenin’s body is placed in Mausoleum in Red Square (Lenin’s Tomb)
1941 – Peruvian agent Rivera-Schreiber warns of Japanese assault on Pearl Harbor
1964 – “Introducing the Beatles” album is released in US
1967 – Apollo 1 fire on the launch pad kills astronauts Grissom, White & Chaffee
1967 – A Treaty banning military use of nuclear weapons in space is signed by the US
1970 – Movie rating system modifies “M” rating to “PG”
1973 – US & Vietnam sign cease-fire, ending longest US war & military draft
1976 – “Laverne & Shirley”, a spin-off from “Happy Days”, premieres on ABC TV
1977 – President Carter pardons almost all Vietnam War draft evaders (10,000)
1984 – John & Yoko release “Milk & Honey” album
1996 – Germany recognizes it’s 1st Holocaust Remembrance Day
1998 – Roland Clarkson discovers 2^3021377-1 (37th known Mersenne prime)


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