On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
37 – The Roman Senate annuls Tiberius’ will and proclaims Caligula emperor
731 – St Gregory III begins his reign as Catholic Pope
1314 – Jacques de Molay, the 23rd and the last Grand Master of the Knights Templar, is burned at the stake
1325 – According to legend, Tenochtitlan is founded on this date. The event is depicted on the Mexican coat of arms
1834 – Six farm laborers from Tolpuddle, & Dorset, England are sentenced to be transported to Australia for forming a trade union
1850 – Henry Wells & William Fargo form American Express in Buffalo
1881 – Barnum & Bailey’s Greatest Show on Earth opens Madison Square Garden
1922 – British magistrates in India sentence Gandhi to 6 years in prison for disobedience
1931 – 1st electric shavers go on sale in the US (Schick)
1944 – 2,500 women trample guards & floorwalkers to purchase 1,500 alarm clocks announced for sale in a Chicago Illinois dept store
1958 – The Dodgers announces their mascot/clown Emmett Kelly will not perform in 1958
1961 – Poppin’ Fresh Pillsbury Dough Boy is introduced
1965 – The Rolling Stones are fined £5 each for public urination
1965 – Cosmonaut Aleksei Leonov, leaving his spacecraft Voskhod 2 for 12 minutes, becomes the first person to walk in space
1967 – The Beatles’ “Penny Lane,” single goes #1
1985 – Commissioner Peter Ueberroth reinstate Willie Mays & Mickey Mantle
1990 – Biggest US art robbery, 12 paintings with values in the $100’s of millions at Gardner Museum, Boston are stolen
2005 – Terri Schiavo’s feeding tube is removed at the request of her husband


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