On this Date in History..

On this Day History..
356 – Emperor Constantius II shuts down all heathen temples
842 – Medieval Iconoclastic Controversy ends as a council in Constantinople formally reinstates the veneration of icons in the churches
1600 – The Peruvian volcano Huaynaputina explodes in the most violent eruption in the recorded history of South America
1803 – Congress accepts Ohio’s constitution, but statehood is not ratified until 1953
1859 – Dan Sickles is acquitted of murder on grounds of temporary insanity; the first time this defense is successfully used
1878 – Thomas Alva Edison receives his patent on the gramophone (phonograph)
1881 – Kansas becomes the first state to prohibit all alcoholic beverages
1906 – WK Kellogg & CH Bolin create the Battle Creek Toasted Corn Flake Co
1913 – The first prizes are inserted into Cracker Jack boxes
1942 – FDR orders detention & internment of all west-coast Japanese-Americans
1945 – 30,000 US Marines land on Iwo Jima
1945 – 900 Japanese soldiers are reportedly killed by crocodiles in 2 days
1960 – Bill Keanes’ “Family Circus” cartoon strip debuts
1965 – National Football League adds a 6th official
1977 – Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumors” album is released
1981 – George Harrison is ordered to pay ABKCO Music $587,000 for “subconscious plagiarism” of “My Sweet Lord” with “He’s So Fine”
1985 – Mickey Mouse is welcomed in China
1987 – An Anti-smoking ad airs for 1st time on TV, featuring Yul Brynner
1997 – The FCC makes available 311 for non-emergency calls & 711 for hearing or speech-impaired emergency calls
2008 – Toshiba announces its formal recall of its HD DVD video formatting, ending the format war between it, and Sony’s Blu-Ray Disc

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