On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1194 – Richard The Lion Hearted pays Leopold O Fenrik VI’s ransom of 100,000
1508 – Maximilian I assumes imperial title without being crowned
1600 – Tycho Brahe & Johannes Kepler meet for the 1st time near Prague
1824 – J W Goodrich introduces rubber galoshes to the public
1859 – The Codex Sinaiticus is discovered in Egypt
1866 – Christian Science founder Mary Baker Eddy cures her injuries by opening a bible
1895 – The 1st rolling lift bridge opens in Chicago, Illinois
1939 – Glenn Cunningham (top mile runner) announces the 4-min mile beyond is beyond human effort
1941 – United Service Organization (USO) is founded
1957 – America’s 1st electric portable typewriter is placed on sale (Syracuse NY)
1964 – FAA begins a 6 month test of reactions to sonic booms over Oklahoma City
1969 – John Madden is named head coach of NFL’s Oakland Raiders
1971 – Major League Baseball announces a special hall of fame wing for blacks players
1972 – Sen Strom Thurmond suggests that John Lennon be deported
1977 – Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumours” is released
1982 – The indoor distance record for a paper airplane (47m) is made in Tacoma Washington
1984 – Frank Aquilera sets the world frisbee distance record (168m) i Las Vegas, Nevada
1988 – Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega is indicted on drug charges
1997 – OJ Simpson is found liable in the murders of Ron Goldman & Nicole Simpson
1998 – Bill Gates gets a pie thrown in his face in Brussels Belgium
1999 – Unarmed West African immigrant Amadou Diallo is shot dead by four plainclothes New York City police officers on an unrelated stake-out, inflaming race-relations in the city
2003 – The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia is officially renamed to Serbia and Montenegro and adopts a new constitution


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