On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1245 – Thomas, the first known Bishop of Finland, is granted resignation after having confessed to torture and forgery
1431 – England begins the trial against Joan of Arc
1764 – John Wilkes thrown out of England’s House of Commons for his “Essay on Women”
1842 – 1st known sewing machine is patented in the US by John Greenough of Washington DC
1878 – The first telephone book is issued in New Harbor, Connecticut (50 subscribers)
1885 – The Washington Monument is dedicated (Washington DC)
1887 – Oregon becomes the first state to make Labor Day a holiday
1922 – Great Britain grants Egypt independence
1925 – The “New Yorker” magazine begins its publication
1931 – Alka Seltzer is introduced; to the delight of many
1937 – Initial flight of the first successful flying car; Waldo Waterman’s Arrowbile
1948 – NASCAR is incorporated (Daytona, Fla)
1968 – Major League Baseball announces a minimum annual salary of $10,000
1975 – John Mitchell, HR Haldeman & John D Ehrlichman are sentenced to 2½-8 yrs in prison
1981 – Charles Rocket clearly says “fuck” on Saturday Night Live
1983 – Donald Davis runs 1 mile backwards in 6 minutes 7.1 seconds
1992 – Kristi Yamaguchi, of the US, wins Olympic gold medal in women’s figure skating
2012 – Yemen voters go to the polls for a presidential election where the only candidate on the ballot paper is vice-president Abd Rabbuh Mansur al-Hadi

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