On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
374 – Comet 1P/374 E1 (Halley) approaches within 0.0884 AUs of Earth
527 – Byzantine Emperor Justin I names his nephew Justinian I as co-ruler and successor to the throne
1748 – The Ruins of Pompeii are discovered by a local farmer
1792 – Groning’s feminist Etta Palm demands women’s right to divorce
1826 – Samuel Mory patents the internal combustion engine
1867 – Blacks vote in a municipal election in Tuscumbia, Alabama for the first time
1889 – The first dish washing machine is marketed (Chicago)
1924 – Adolph Hitler is sentenced to 5 years hard labor but Gen Ludendorff is acquitted
1929 – Louie Marx introduces the Yo-Yo to the world
1930 – “Blue Angel,” starring unknown Marlene Dietrich, premieres in America
1938 – The Baseball Hall of Fame opens in Cooperstown, NY
1946 – Tsunamis generated by a quake in the Aleutian Trench strike Hilo Hawaii
1946 – Weight Watchers is created
1964 – John Lennon is reunited with his father Freddie after 17 years
1970 – President Nixon signs bill limiting cigarette advertisements to begin on 1/1/71
1973 – John & Yoko form a new country with no laws or boundaries, called Nutopia, its national anthem is silence
1976 – Apple Computer is founded by Stephen Wozniak & Steven Jobs
1981 – Daylight saving time is introduced in the USSR
1990 – It becomes illegal in Salem Oregon to be within 2′ of nude dancers
1991 – US minimum wage goes from $3.80 to $4.25 per hour
1992 – World’s 7 wealthiest nations agree on $24 Billion aid for former USSR
2004 – Google introduces its Gmail product to the public. The launch is met with scepticism on account of the launch date


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