On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
421 – Friday at 12 PM – The city of Venice is founded
1199 – Richard I is wounded by a crossbow bolt while fighting France which leads to his death on April 6
1655 – Christian Huygens discovers Titan, (Saturn’s largest satellite)
1776 – The Continental Congress authorized a medal for George Washington
1811 – Percy Bysshe Shelley is expelled from the University of Oxford for his publication of the pamphlet “The Necessity of Atheism”
1821 – Greece gains independence from Turkey (National Day)
1857 – Frederick Laggenheim takes the first photo of a solar eclipse
1882 – 1st demonstration of pancake making is held (Dept store in NYC)
1905 – Rebel battle flags captured during the civil war are returned to the South
1916 – Women are permitted to attend boxing matches
1939 – Billboard Magazine introduces a hillbilly (country) music chart
1944 – RAF Sgt Nickolas Alkemade survives a jump from his Lancaster bomber from 18,000 feet without a parachute
1954 – RCA manufactures its 1st color TV set (12½” screen at $1,000)
1955 – United States Customs seize copies of Allen Ginsberg’s poem “Howl” as obscene
1965 – Martin Luther King Jr leads 25,000 to the state capitol in Montgomery, Alabama
1967 – The Who & Cream make US debut at Murray the K’s Easter Show
1988 – Robin Givens demands full access to husband Mike Tyson’s money
1996 – US issues the newly redesigned $100 bill
2012 – Peter Cruddas, treasurer of Britain’s Conservative Party, resigns after being caught on film selling access to British Prime Minister David Cameron

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