On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1149 – Pope Eugene III takes refuge in the castle of Ptolemy II of Tusculum
1195 – Alexius III Angelus drives out brother Isaak II as Byzantine emperor
1766 – The first fire escape is patented (wicker basket on a pulley & chain)
1820 – The Venus de Milo is discovered on the Aegean island of Melos
1869 – American Museum of Natural History opens (NYC)
1879 – Milk is sold in glass bottles for the first time
1904 – British mystic Aleister Crowley transcribes the first chapter of the Book of the Law
1935 – The Works Progress Administration is approved by Congress
1943 – U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt, in an attempt to check inflation, freezes wages and prices, prohibits workers from changing jobs unless the war effort would be aided thereby, and bars rate increases to common carriers and public utilities
1968 – Baseball’s Opening Day is postponed due to the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King
1974 – Hammerin’ Hank Aaron hits his 715th HR, breaking Babe Ruth’s record
1979 – The 204th & final episode of “All in the Family” airs
1986 – Clint Eastwood is elected mayor of Carmel California
1993 – Indians’ Carlos Baerga is 1st player to switch hit HR’s in the same inning (vs Yanks)
1994 – Smoking is banned in the Pentagon & on all US military bases
1997 – Microsoft Corp releases Internet Explorer 4.0

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