On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
417 – Zosimus becomes bishop of Rome
843 – Icon worship is officially re-instated in Aya Sofia Constantinople
1513 – Giovanni de’ Medici is chosen as Pope Leo X
1665 – NY approves a new code guaranteeing Protestants religious rights
1779 – US army Corps of Engineers is established
1824 – The US War Department creates the Bureau of Indian Affairs
1867 – The Great Mauna Loa eruption occurs (Hawaiian volcano)
1897 – A meteorite enters the earth’s atmosphere and explodes over New Martinsville, West Virginia. The debris causes damage but no human injuries are reported
1918 – Moscow becomes the capital of revolutionary Russia
1936 – British Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin pardons five convicted Irish militants who promise to join the growing conflict with Germany
1941 – FDR signs Lend-Lease Bill (lends money to Britain)
1953 – An American B-47 accidentally drops a nuclear bomb on South Carolina, sadly, the bomb doesn’t go off due to 6 safety catches
1967 – Pink Floyd releases their 1st single (Arnold Layne)
1968 – Otis Redding posthumously receives a gold record for ” Dock of the Bay”
1982 – Menachem Begin & Anwar Sadat sign a peace treaty in Washington DC
1986 – The NFL adopts instant replay rule
1997 – The ashes of Star Trek creator, Gene Roddenberry are launched into space
1997 – The Beatles Paul McCartney is knighted Sir Paul by the Queen of England
2011 – An earthquake measuring 9.0 in magnitude strikes 130 km (80 miles) east of Sendai, Japan, triggering a tsunami killing thousands of people. This event also triggered the second largest nuclear accident in history, and one of only two events to be classified as a Level 7 on the International Nuclear Event Scale


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