On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1484 – William Caxton prints his translation of Aesop’s Fables
1668 – England takes control of Bombay India
1790 – Congress passes the Naturalization Act, requiring a 2-year residency
1804 – Congress orders the removal of all Indians east of Mississippi to Louisiana
1830 – The Book of Mormon is published in Palmyra, New York
1845 – A Patent is awarded for adhesive medicated plaster, precursor to the band aid
1885 – Eastman Film Co. manufactures the first commercial motion picture film
1910 – The US forbids immigration to criminals, anarchists, paupers & the sick
1913 – Dayton, Ohio is almost destroyed when the Scioto, Miami, & Muskingum Rivers reach flood stage simultaneously
1926 – The first lip-reading tournament is held in America
1937 – Joe DiMaggio takes Ty Cobb’s advice & replaces his 40 oz bat with a 36 oz
1953 – Dr Jonas Salk announces a vaccine to prevent polio[myelitis]
1965 – A truck loses control down Moosic Street in Scranton, Pennsylvania, killing the driver. This accident later inspires the 1974 Harry Chapin song, “30,000 Pounds of Bananas.”
1970 – The 500th nuclear explosion is announced by the US since 1945
1975 – The Who’s “Tommy” premieres in London
1976 – Wings release “Wings at the Speed of Sound” album
1982 – Ground-breaking is held in Washington, DC for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
1996 – The International Monetary Fund approves a $10.2 billion loan for Russia
1999 – A jury in Michigan finds Dr. Jack Kevorkian guilty of second-degree murder for administering a lethal injection to a terminally ill man
2012 – Canadian Film maker, James Cameron, becomes the first person to visit Challenger Deep, the deepest point on Earth in over 50 years

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