On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
660 BC – Traditional date for the foundation of Japan by Emperor Jimmu
824 – St Paschal I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
1752 – Pennsylvania Hospital, the 1st hospital in the United States is opened
1808 – Anthracite coal is first burned as fuel, experimentally, in Wilkes-Barre, Pa
1809 – Robert Fulton patents the commercial steamboat
1852 – the first British public female toilet opens (Bedford Street London)
1858 – 1st apparition of Mary appears to 14-year-old Bernadette of Lourdes France
1861 – US House unanimously passes resolution guaranteeing noninterference with slavery in any state
1916 – Emma Goldman is arrested for lecturing on birth control
1941 – The first Gold record is presented (Glenn Miller-Chattanooga Choo Choo)
1942 – The “Archie” comic book makes its debut
1945 – The Yalta agreement is signed by FDR, Churchill & Stalin
1962 – The Beatles record “Please, Please Me”
1963 – A CIA Domestic Operations Division is created in Washington DC
1970 – John Lennon pays £1,344 IN fines for 96 protesting South African rugby team playing in Scotland
1977 – A 20.2-kg lobster caught off Nova Scotia (heaviest known crustacean)
1978 – China lifts its ban on the works of Aristotle, Shakespeare, & Dickens
1990 – Nelson Mandela is freed from prison in South Africa (political prisoner-27 years)
1993 – Janet Reno is selected by president Clinton as US Attorney General
1998 – The Lyrics to “Candle in the Wind 1997,” are auctioned off for $442,500
2011 – Egyptian Revolution culminates in the resignation of Hosni Mubarak and the transfer of power to the Supreme Military Council after 18 days of protests


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