On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
314 – St Silvester I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
1627 – The Spanish government goes bankrupt
1779 – Charles Messier adds M57 (Ring Nebula in Lyra) to his catalog
1862 – Telescope maker Alvin Clark discovers a dwarf companion of Sirius
1865 – Congress passes the 13th Amendment, abolishing slavery in America (121-24)
1876 – The United States orders all Native Americans to move into reservations
1919 – The Battle of George Square takes place in Glasgow, Scotland
1928 – Scotch tape is first marketed by the 3-M Company after the inventor sees his two daughters playing with his creation
1933 – Adolph Hitler promises parliamentary democracy
1934 – FDR devalues the dollar in relation to gold at $35 per ounce
1948 – A Magnetic tape recorder is developed by the Wireway company
1955 – RCA demonstrates the first musical synthesizer
1958 – “Jackpot Bowling” premieres on NBC with Leo Durocher as host
1970 – Grateful Dead members are busted on LSD charges
1975 – Barry Manilow’s “Mandy” goes #1 on the pop charts
1985 – South African president PW Botha offers to free Nelson Mandela if he denounces violence
1990 – The first McDonald’s in Russia opens in Moscow, and becomes the world’s largest in its franchise history
1995 – President Bill Clinton authorizes a $20 billion loan to Mexico to stabilize its economy


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