On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1046 – Naser Khosrow begins the seven-year Middle Eastern journey which he will later describe in his book Safarnama
1558 – Smoking tobacco is introduced to Europe by Francisco Fernandes
1616 – Copernicus’ “De Revolutionibus” is placed on the Catholic Forbidden index
1766 – Don Antonio de Ulloa takes possession of the Louisiana Territory from France
1770 – The Boston Massacre takes place when British troops shoot and kill 5 citizens in a gathering at the town center. Crispus Attackus becomes the first black to die for American freedom
1824 – First Burmese War: The British officially declare war on Burma
1845 – Congress appropriates $30,000 to ship camels to western US
1923 – Montana & Nevada become the first states to enact old age pension laws
1924 – The Computing-Tabulating-Recording Corp becomes IBM
1955 – Elvis Presley’s first television appearance on “Louisiana Hayride” show takes place
1960 – Elvis Presley ends his 2-year hitch in the US Army
1960 – The Worlds Ladies Figure Skating Champions in Vancouver is won by Carol E Heiss (USA)
1969 – Gold reaches a then record high ($47 per ounce) in Paris
1970 – The nuclear non-proliferation treaty goes into effect
1973 – Yankee pitchers Peterson & Kekich announce they swapped wives
1995 – The graves of czar Nicholas and his family are discovered in St Petersburg, Russia
1999 – Paul Okalik is elected as the first Premier of Nunavut

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