On this Day in History..

On this Day in History..
1428 – King Alfonso V, orders Sicily’s Jews to attend conversion sermons
1597 – A group of early Japanese Christians are killed by the new government of Japan for being seen as a threat to Japanese society
1783 – Sweden recognizes US independence
1825 – Hannah Lord Montague of NY creates the first detachable shirt collar
1861 – The first moving picture peep show machine is patented by Samuel Goodale
1870 – The very first motion picture is shown to a theater audience in Philadelphia,PA
1901 – Pierpont Morgan forms US Steel Corporation
1917 – Congress overrides President Wilson’s veto, curtailing Asian immigration
1921 – The New York Yankees purchase 20 acres in the Bronx for Yankee Stadium
1922 – Reader’s Digest magazine publishes its first edition
1962 – The Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter & Saturn come within 16 degrees of alignment
1963 – Marten Schmidt discovers enormous red shifts in quasars
1967 – The “Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour” premieres on CBS (later ABC, NBC)
1968 – Vietnam War: Battle of Khe Sanh begins in earnest
1972 – Bob Douglas becomes the first African american elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame
1972 – US airlines begin mandatory inspection of passengers & baggage
1978 – Fred Newman makes 88 consecutive basketball free throws…,blindfolded
1981 – The world’s largest batch of Jell-O is made (9,246 gallons of watermelon-flavor) in Brisbane
1991 – A Michigan court bars Dr Jack Kevorkian from assisting in suicide
1991 – Howard Stern kisses NY Giant Leonard Marshall’s ass over a bet, Stern lost claiming the Giants would lose the Superbowl
1997 – 3 Swiss banks create a $70 million Holocaust fund

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