On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
86 BC – Lucius Cornelius Sulla, at the head of a Roman Republic army, enters Athens, removing the tyrant Aristion
492 – St Felix III ends his reign as Catholic Pope
743 – Slave export by Christians to heathen areas is prohibited
1565 – Portuguese soldier Estácio de Sá founds the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1628 – Writs are issued in February by Charles I of England mandating that every county in England (not just seaport towns) pay a ship tax by this date
1692 – Sarah Goode, Sarah Osborne, & Tituba are arrested for witchcraft (Salem, MA)
1781 – Continental Congress adopts Articles of Confederation
1872 – Yellowstone becomes the world’s 1st national park
1873 – E. Remington and Sons in Ilion, New York begins production of the first practical typewriter
1912 – Capt Albert Berry performs the first parachute jump from an airplane
1914 – Dutch Minister of war H Colin is named director of British Petroleum (BP)
1937 – The first permanent automobile license plates are issued (Ct)
1941 – “Captain America” appears in a comic book
1947 – International Monetary Fund (IMF) begins operations
1957 – Kokomo the Chimp becomes Today Show animal editor
1961 – President Kennedy establishes the Peace Corp
1968 – Singers Johnny Cash (36) & June Carter (38) wed
1969 – After 88 weeks, Sgt Pepper drops off the charts
1974 – Watergate grand jury indicts 7 presidential aides
1978 – Charlie Chaplin’s coffin is stolen from a Swiss cemetery
1983 – Tornado tears through LA, injuring 33 people
2002 – U.S. invasion of Afghanistan: Operation Anaconda begins in eastern Afghanistan
2012 – Euro zone unemployment reaches historical high of 10.7%


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