On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
321 – Roman Emperor Constantine I decrees that the dies Solis Invicti (sun-day) is the day of rest in the Empire
1644 – Massachusetts establishes 1st 2-chamber legislature in the colonies
1774 – British close the port of Boston to all commerce
1778 – Capt James Cook’s 1st sighting  of the Oregon coast, at Yaquina Bay
1854 – Charles Miller patents the first US sewing machine, to stitch buttonholes
1857 – Baseball decides 9 innings, not 9 runs, constitutes an official game
1876 – Alexander Graham Bell patents the telephone
1908 – Cincinnati Mayor Mark Breith stands before city council & announces that, “women are not physically fit to operate automobiles”
1911 – The United States sends 20,000 troops to the Mexican border
1926 – The first transatlantic telephone call takes place (London-NY)
1939 – Glamour magazine begins publications
1942 – The first cadets are graduated from flying school at Tuskegee
1962 – The Beatles make their broadcasting debut on BBC radio
1967 – Teamster president Jimmy Hoffa begins an 8-year jail sentence for defrauding the union & jury tampering (commuted Dec 23, 1971)
1982 – NCAA Tournament Selection is televised live for the first time
1997 – 5 people sue Japanese PM Ryutaro Hashimoto, because his smoking has violated the country’s constitution guaranteeing a wholesome life

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