On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1227 – Count Ugolino of Segna is elected Pope Gregory IX
1524 – Giovanni de Varrazano of France sights land around area of Carolina coast
1687 – Explorer Robert Cavelier de La Salle, searching for the mouth of the Mississippi River, is murdered by his own men
1702 – King James II’s daughter Anne Stuart becomes queen of England
1831 – The first bank robbery in the United States takes place (City Bank, NY/$245,000)
1883 – Jan Matzeliger invents the first machine to manufacture entire shoes
1928 – “Amos & Andy” debuts on radio (NBC Blue Network-WMAQ Chicago)
1931 – Nevada legalizes gambling
1932 – The Sydney Harbor Bridge is opened to the public
1943 – Frank Nitti, the Chicago Outfit Boss after Al Capone, commits suicide at the Chicago Central Rail yard
1957 – The Cleveland Indians reject Boston’s offer of $1 million for Herb Score
1964 – Sean Connery’s begins his first day of shooting on “Goldfinger”
1965 – Exactly 102 years after its destruction, on the same day and month, the wreck of the SS Georgiana, valued at over $50,000,000 and said to have been the most powerful Confederate cruiser, is discovered by then teenage diver and pioneer underwater archaeologist E. Lee Spence
1969 – The Chicago 8 are indicted in aftermath of the Chicago Democratic convention
1984 – A Mobil oil tanker spills 200,000 gallons into the Columbia River
1991 – NFL owners strip Phoenix of the 1993 Super Bowl game due to Arizona Not recognizing Martin Luther King Day
1994 – The largest omelet ever (1,383 sq ft) is made with 160,000 eggs in Yokohama Japan
1997 – US Supreme Court hears Internet indecency arguments
2003 – The Invasion of Iraq by American and British led coalition begins without United Nations support and in defiance of world opinion
2008 – GRB 080319B: A cosmic burst that is the farthest object visible to the naked eye was briefly observed on this day

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