On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
141 – 6th recorded perihelion passage of Halley’s Comet takes place
1345 – Saturn/Jupiter/Mars-conjunction: believed to be the “cause of plague epidemic”
1616 – Sir Walter Raleigh is released from the Tower of London to seek gold in Guyana
1852 – Harriet Beecher Stowe’s “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” is published (Boston)
1868 – The Jesse James Gang robs a bank in Russelville Kentucky of $14,000
1885 – John Matzeliger of Suriname patents a shoe lacing machine
1922 – The US Navy’s 1st aircraft Carrier, USS Langley, is commissioned
1934 – Babe Didrickson (female) pitches a no hit inning for the Phila A’s in an exhibition game against the Brooklyn Dodgers
1952 – Final ratification of a peace treaty is signed, restoring sovereignty to Japan
1957 – Britain accepts a NATO offer to mediate in Cyprus, but Greece rejects it
1968 – LBJ signs a bill removing gold backing from US paper money
1969 – President Nixon proclaims he will end the Vietnam war by 1970
1973 – Roberto Clemente is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, 11 weeks after his death
1982 – Joan Jett & Blackhearts’ “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll” goes #1 for 7 weeks
1987 – Soviet filmmakers arrive in Hollywood for an entertainment summit
1991 – The US forgives $2 billion in loans to Poland
1995 – Beatles song, “Baby It’s You,” with the late John Lennon as lead singer, is released, the first Fab Four single in more than 30 years
1999 – Legoland California, the first and only Legoland outside of Europe, opens in Carlsbad, California


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