On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1595 – It is believed William Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet is first performed
1613 – Galileo observes Neptune but fails to recognize what he sees
1834 – Pres Jackson orders the first use of US troops to suppress a labor dispute
1886 – The first successful gasoline-driven car is patented by Karl Benz, Karlsruhe
1896 – Emile Grubbe becomes the first doctor to use radiation treatment for breast cancer
1900 – American League baseball is organized in Buffalo, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Milwaukee & Minneapolis
1920 – Walt Disney starts begins his first job as an artist; $40 week with KC Slide Co
1924 – An Ice cream cone rolling machine is patented by Carl Taylor in Cleveland, Ohio
1936 – The first players to be elected to Baseball’s Hall of Fame are Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson & Walter Johnson
1944 – USS Missouri, the last battleship commissioned by the US Navy, is launched
1951 – Elizabeth Taylor’s 1st divorce (Conrad Hilton Jr) is signed
1963 – Jim Thorpe, Red Grange & George Halas are elected to the Football Hall of Fame
1969 – Jimi Hendrix & Peter Townsend wage a battle of guitars on stage
1979 – Emerson, Lake & Palmer disband after 10 years together
1979 – Pres Carter commutes Patty Hearst’s 7 year sentence to 2 years
1983 – “Down Under” by Men At Work hit #1 on the UK pop charts
1986 – 193.8 million shares traded on the NY Stock Exchange
1990 – Exxon Valdez capt Joseph Hazelwood goes on trial for his part in the worst oil spill in history
2002 – In his State of the Union Address, United States President George W. Bush describes “regimes that sponsor terror” as an Axis of Evil, in which he includes Iraq, Iran and North Korea

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