On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1798 – Republic of Switzerland is formed
1806 – Construction is authorized of the Great National Pike, better known as the Cumberland Road, becoming the first United States federal highway
1827 – 20,000 attend Ludwig von Beethoven’s burial in Vienna
1848 – Niagara Falls stops flowing for 30 hours, due to an ice jam
1852 – Ohio makes it illegal for children under 18 & women to work more than 10 hours a day
1886 – Chemist John Pemberton begins to advertise for Coca-Coke
1912 – Capt Robert Scott, storm-bound in a tent near the South Pole, makes his last entry in his diary “the end cannot be far”
1936 – 10,000 watch the 200″ mirror blank passing through Indianapolis
1943 – Meat, butter & cheese is rationed in the US during WW II
1959 – “Some Like it Hot” with Marilyn Monroe & Jack Lemmon premieres
1971 – 1st Lt William L Calley Jr is found guilty of the My Lai (Vietnam) massacre
1976 – 8 Ohio National Guardsmen are indicted for the shooting of 4 Kent State students
1986 – Beatles records officially go on sale in Russia
1989 – I M Pei’s pyramidal entrance to the Louvre opens in Paris
1996 – Cleveland Browns officially become the Baltimore Ravens
2004 – The Republic of Ireland officially becomes the first country in the world to ban smoking in all work places, including bars and restaurants

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