On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1054 – Pope Leo IX escapes captivity & returns to Rome
1664 – New Jersey becomes a British colony
1737 – Galileo’s body is moved to the Church of Santa Croce in Florence, Italy
1773 – Jeanne Baptiste Pointe de Sable founded the settlement now known as Chicago
1868 – Congress abolishes the manufacturer’s tax
1894 – In Vicksburg, Mississippi, Coca-Cola is sold in bottles for the first time
1904 – Andrew Carnegie establishes the Carnegie Hero Fund
1912 – Girl Guides (Girl Scouts) forms in Savannah, by Juliette Gordon Low
1913 – Foundation stone of the Australian capital in Canberra is laid
1930 – Mohandas Gandhi begins his 200 mile (300km) march protesting a British salt tax
1933 – FDR conducts his 1st “fireside chat”
1935 – England establishes a 30 MPH speed limit for towns & villages
1945 – NY becomes the first state to prohibit discrimination by race & creed in employment
1964 – Malcolm X resigns from the Nation of Islam
1986 – 210.25 million shares are traded on the NY Stock Exchange
1986 – Susan Butcher wins the 1,158 mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race
1990 – NFL: The LA Raiders announce they are returning to Oakland
1993 – Cleveland radio station WMMS-FM/101.7 is bought by the Disney corporation
2003 – Elizabeth Smart is found after having been missing for 9 months
2011 – The reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant melts, explodes and releases radioactivity into the atmosphere a day after Japan’s earthquake


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