On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1327 – Teenage Edward III is crowned King of England, but the country is ruled by his mother Queen Isabella and her lover Roger Mortimer
1587 – English queen Elizabeth I signs Mary Stuarts death sentence
1788 – The first US steamboat patent is issued, by Georgia to Briggs & Longstreet
1790 – The United States Supreme Court convenes for the 1st time (NYC)
1861 – Texas becomes the 7th state to secede from the United States
1871 – Jefferson Long of Georgia is the first black man to make an official speech in House of Representatives (opposing leniency to former Confederates)
1893 – Thomas Edison complete’s worlds 1st movie studio (West Orange NJ)
1914 – NY Giants & Chicago White Sox play an exhibition baseball game in Egypt
1949 – RCA releases 1st single record ever (45 rpm)
1953 – “General Electric Theater” premieres on CBS TV; Ronald Reagan later hosts
1959 – Texas Instruments requests patent for the Integrated Circuit
1960 – 4 students stage the first civil rights sit-in, at a Greensboro NC Woolworth store
1961 – 1st full-scale test of US Minuteman ICBM is successful
1964 – Indiana Governor Mathew Walsh tries to ban “Louie Louie” for obscenity
1968 – Vince Lombardi resigns as coach of Green Bay Packers
1976 – East Lansing police arrest Dodgers reliever Mike Marshall for taking batting practice at Mich State U after he is warned not to
1979 – The Ayatollah Khomeini returns to Iran after 15 yrs in exile
1982 – “Late Night With David Letterman” debuts on NBC-TV
1991 – President F W de Klerk, announces he will repeal all apartheid laws
1998 – Rear Admiral Lillian E. Fishburne becomes the first female African American to be promoted to rear admiral
2005 – Canada introduces the Civil Marriage Act, making Canada the fourth country to sanction same-sex marriage

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