On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
399 – Philosopher Socrates is sentenced to death
1386 – Duke Philip the Stout forms Council of Flanders
1764 – St. Louis, Missouri is founded as a French trading post by Pierre Laclade Ligue
1804 – New Jersey becomes last northern state to abolish slavery
1869 – Charges of Treason against Jefferson Davis are dropped
1879 – Congress authorizes women lawyers to practice before the Supreme Court
1903 – The “Teddy Bear” is first introduced to America, by Morris & Rose Michtom
1919 – The American Legion organizes in Paris
1922 – Marconi begins regular broadcasting transmissions from Essex
1932 – George Burns & Gracie Allen debut as regulars on “Guy Lombardo Show”
1933 – President-elect Franklin Roosevelt survives an assassination attempt
1936 – Hitler announce the building of Volkswagen’s (starting the slug-bug game)
1942 – Singapore surrenders to the Japanese
1965 – The Maple Leaf becomes the official flag of Canada
1972 – Sound recordings are granted U.S. federal copyright protection for the first time
1990 – Major League Baseball owners lock out players
1989 – The Soviet military occupation of Afghanistan comes to an end
1995 – The population of the People’s Republic of China is estimated at 1.2 billion
2001 – First draft of the complete Human Genome is published in “Nature”
2005 – YouTube, the popular Internet site on which videos may be shared and viewed by others, is launched in the United States (Happy Birthday YouTube!!)
2012 – United Kingdom unemployment rate reaches 17 year high of 8.4%

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