On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1009 – First known mention of Lithuania is discovered in the annals of the monastery of Quedlinburg
1794 – 1st US textile machinery patent is granted to James Davenport of Philadelphia
1803 – Chief Justice John Marshall declares that any act of U.S. Congress that conflicts with the Constitution is null and void
1849 – James Knox Polk becomes the first sitting president to have his photograph taken (Matthew Brady NYC)
1872 – The first state bird refuge is authorized (Lake Merritt CA)
1889 – The first train load of fruit leaves LA for east (oranges)
1899 – US Congress begins using voting machines
1919 – United Parcel Service (UPS) forms
1924 – IBM Corporation is founded by Thomas Watson
1939 – Victor Fleming replaces George Cukor as the director of “Gone With the Wind”
1945 – World War II: Prague is bombed by mistake, due to the orientation of the pilots bombing Dresden
1957 – Georgia Senate unanimously approves Sen Leon Butts’ bill barring blacks from playing baseball with whites
1962 – First lady Jacqueline Kennedy conducts a White House tour on live television
1967 – Aretha Franklin records “Respect”
1971 – President Nixon installs secret taping system in White House
1972 – John Lennon & Yoko co-host the “Mike Douglas Show” for an entire week
1978 – The first “micro on a chip” is patented by Texas Instruments
1988 – Bobby Allison at 50 becomes oldest driver to win Daytona 500
1989 – Union Carbide agrees to pay $470 million in damages for the Bhopol disaster
1989 – The first of 24 satellites of the Global Positioning System (GPS) are placed into orbit
2005 – Lebanon’s former Prime Minister, Rafik Hariri, is assassinated, prompting the country to fall into chaos

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