On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
457 – Leo I becomes emperor of the Byzantine Empire
1238 – Mongols burn the Russian city of Vladimir
1795 – 11th Amendment to US Constitution is ratified, affirms power of states
1839 – Henry Clay declares in Senate “I had rather be right than president”
1856 – The colonial Tasmanian Parliament passes the first piece of legislation (the Electoral Act of 1856) anywhere in the world providing for elections by way of a secret ballot
1900 – The Labour Party forms in England
1904 – Baltimore, Maryland catches fire (1500 buildings destroyed in 80 blocks)
1914 – Charlie Chaplin debuts “The Tramp” in “Kid Auto Races at Venice”
1915 – The first wireless message is sent from a moving train to a station received
1940 – Walt Disney’s 2nd feature-length movie, “Pinocchio,” premieres (NYC)
1941 – Frank Sinatra & Tommy Dorsey orchestra record “Everything Happens to Me”
1949 – Joe DiMaggio becomes 1st $100,000/year baseball player (NY Yankees)
1958 – The former Brooklyn Dodgers officially become the Los Angeles Dodgers, Inc
1962 – President Kennedy begins the blockade of Cuba
1964 – The Beatles land at NY’s JFK airport, for their first US tour (pandemonium ensues!)
1965 – Cassius Clay becomes a Muslim & adopts the name Muhammad Ali
1970 – “Jingle Jangle” hits #10 on the pop singles chart by the Archies
1974 – Mel Brooks’ “Blazing Saddles” opens in movie theaters nationwide
1979 – Pink Floyd premiered their live version of “The Wall” in Los Angeles
1993 – Pebbles Flintstone & Bamm Bamm Rubble finalize their marriage
1999 – Crown Prince Abdullah becomes the King of Jordan on the death of his father, King Hussein
2009 – Bushfires in Victoria left 173 dead in the worst natural disaster in Australia’s history


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