On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1077 – The first Parliament of Friuli is created
1657 – English Lord Protector Cromwell refuses the crown
1790 – The Revenue Marine Service (US Coast Guard), is created
1860 – The Pony Express begins running between St Joseph Mo & Sacramento Calif
1882 – The Wood block alarm is invented, when alarm rang, it dropped 20 wood blocks
1882 – Outlaw Jesse James is killed by Robert Ford
1913 – British suffragette Emily Pankhurst is sentenced to 3 years in jail
1929 – The RMS Queen Mary is ordered from John Brown & Company Shipbuilding and Engineering by the Cunard Line
1933 – The first airplane flight over Mt Everest takes place
1948 – President Harry Truman signs the Marshall Plan ($5Billion in aid to 16 European countries)
1969 – Vietnam War: U.S. Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird announces that the United States will start to “Vietnamize” the war effort
1973 – The first portable cell phone call is made in New York City
1979 – Jane M Byrne (D), is elected as the first woman mayor of Chicago Illinois
1981 – Arnie Boldt of Saskatchewan jumps 6′ 8.25,” ; with 1 leg
1985 – Vic Elliot pockets 15,780 pool balls in 24 hours in London
1991 – UN Security Council adopts Gulf War truce resolution
2009 – Australia formally adopts the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

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