On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1541 – Ignatius of Loyola becomes 1st superior-general of Jesuits
1581 – Francis Drake is awarded a Knighthood by Queen Elizabeth I aboard Golden Hind at Deptford
1687 – King James II orders his declaration of indulgence read in church
1828 – Casparus van Wooden patents a chocolate milk powder (Amsterdam)
1832 – Charles Darwin aboard HMS Beagle, reaches Rio de Janeiro
1902 – The Cecil Rhodes scholarship fund forms with $10 million
1916 – US Senate agrees (82-6) to participate in WW I
1948 – 84-year-old Connie Mack challenges 78-year-old Clark Griffith to a race from home to 1st base; it ends in a tie
1958 – The 1st march against nuclear weapons takes place in Aldermaston England
1964 – The Beatles’ “Can’t Buy Me Love,” single goes #1 & stays #1 for 5 weeks
1968 – Dr Martin Luther King, Jr. is assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee
1972 – The first electric power plant fueled by garbage begins operations
1974 – Hank Aaron ties Babe Ruth’s home-run record by hitting his 714th
1975 – Microsoft is founded as a partnership between Bill Gates and Paul Allen
1988 – Eddie Hill becomes the world’s first driver to cover the quarter-mile in under 5 seconds
2008 – The raid on the FLDS owned ranch called the YFZ Ranch in Texas, 401 children and 133 woman are taken into state custody

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