On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1600 – The Vatican convicts scholar Giordano Bruno and sentences him to death
1622 – King James I disbands the English parliament
1672 – Sir Isaac Newton reads 1st optics paper before Royal Society in London
1743 – Comet C/1743 C1 approaches within 0.0390 AUs of Earth
1855 – The Devil’s Footprints mysteriously appear in southern Devon
1883 – Louis Waterman begins experiments to invent a fountain pen
1887 – The Dawes Act authorized the President of the United States to survey Native American tribal land and divide it into individual allotments
1898 – John Ames Sherman patents the first envelope folding & gumming machine in Massachusetts
1910 – The Boy Scouts of America is incorporated by William D. Boyce
1916 – NL votes down Charlie Ebbets’ proposal to limit 25 cent seats
1918 – “Stars & Stripes,” weekly US armed forces newspaper, is first published
1928 – Scottish inventor J Blaird demonstrates color television
1942 – Congress advises FDR that, Americans of Japanese descent should be locked up en mass so they wont oppose the US war effort
1952 – Elizabeth II is crowned Queen of the United Kingdom
1965 – The Supreme’s release “Stop In the Name of Love”
1969 – A Meteorite weighing over 1 ton falls in Chihuahua, Mexico
1971 – The Nasdaq stock market index debuts
1974 – Ringo Starr releases “You’re 16”
1983 – Major League Baseball orders Mickey Mantle to sever ties with Claridge Casino
1996 – In a secret meeting, the NFL & Cleveland allow Art Modell to move his NFL franchise to Baltimore (but the name Browns must stay)
2008 – Nebraska bans electric chair as the sole method of execution

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