On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
630 – Byzantine emperor Heraclitus restores the True Cross to Jerusalem
1788 – A fire destroys 856 buildings in New Orleans, Louisiana
1791 – Capt Hopley Yeaton of NH becomes the first commissioned officer in USN
1843 – Preacher William Miller of Mass predicts the world will end today
1844 – The original date predicted by William Miller for the return of Christ
1871 – Journalist Henry M Stanley begins his famous expedition to Africa
1925 – Edinburgh’s Murreyfield Stadium officially opens
1934 – Babe Didrikson (a woman) pitches an inning in an A’s-Dodgers exhibition game. Walks 1, hits the next guy, and the 3rd guy hits into a triple-play
1947 – Pres Harry Truman signs Executive Order 9835 requiring all federal employees to have allegiance to the United States
1951 – Julius & Ethel Rosenberg are convicted of espionage
1952 – Alan Freed presents the “Moondog Coronation Ball” at the old Cleveland Arena, 25,000 attend 1st rock & roll concert ever (the event is still held, to this day)
1961 – Art Modell purchases the Cleveland Browns for then record ($3,925,000)
1962 – A bear becomes the 1st creature to be ejected at supersonic speeds
1964 – The Beatles’ “She Loves You,” single goes to #1 on the charts
1965 – Martin Luther King Jr begins the march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama
1970 – Vinko Bogataj crashes during a ski-jumping championship in Germany; his image becomes that of the “agony of defeat guy” in the opening credits of ABC’s Wide World of Sports
1984 – A piece of Central Park is named Strawberry Fields in honor of John Lennon
1986 – 199.22 million shares are traded on the NY Stock Exchange
1999 – Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones become the first to circumnavigate the Earth in a hot air balloon
2012 – Greek Parliament votes in favor of an international bailout deal

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