On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
193 – Roman Emperor Pertinax is assassinated by Praetorian Guards, who then sell the throne in an auction to Didius Julianus
845 – Paris is sacked by Viking raiders, most likely under Ragnar Lodbrok, who collects a huge ransom in exchange for leaving
1794 – The Louvre opens to the public (although officially opened since August)
1797 – Nathaniel Briggs of NH patents the washing machine
1834 – US Senate censure President Jackson for taking federal deposits from Bank of US
1881 – The Greatest Show On Earth is formed by PT Barnum & James A Bailey
1922 – The first microfilm device is introduced
1946 – The US State Department releases the Acheson-Lilienthal Report, outlining a plan for the international control of nuclear power
1959 – 11 days after the Tibet uprising, China dissolves Tibet’s government & installs Panchen Lama
1972 – NBA: Wilt Chamberlain plays his last pro basketball game
1979 – The massive nuclear accident at 3 Mile Island, Middleton, Pa occurs
1995 – The World’s largest bank,Japan’s Mitsubishi Bank & Bank of Tokyo merge
2003 – In a “friendly fire” incident, two A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft from the Idaho National Guard attack British tanks participating in the 2003 invasion of Iraq, killing British soldier Matty Hull
2006 – At least 1 million union members, students and unemployed take to the streets in France in protest at the government’s proposed First Employment Contract law

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