On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
193 – Septimius Severus is proclaimed Roman Emperor by the army in Illyricum (in the Balkans)
1413 – Henry V is crowned King of England
1682 – Robert La Salle claims lower Mississippi (Louisiana) for France
1865 – General Robert E Lee and 26,765 troops, surrender at Appomattox Court House in Virginia to US Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant
1912 – 1st exhibition baseball game at Fenway Park takes place(Red Sox vs Harvard)
1913 – Brooklyn Dodger’s Ebbett’s Field opens, Phillies win 1-0
1927 – Italy & US anarchists Sacco & Vanzetti are given death sentences
1928 – Mae West’s NYC debut in a daring new play “Diamond Lil”
1939 – Marian Anderson sings before 75,000 at the Lincoln Memorial
1953 – “TV Guide” publishes its 1st issue
1965 – The Beatles “Ticket to Ride” is released in UK
1968 – Martin Luther King Jr, is buried in Atlanta, Georgia
1970 – Paul McCartney announces the official split of Beatles
1990 – Don Mattingly signs a $19.7 million 5-year contract with Yankees
2002 – The funeral of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother begins at Westminster Abbey


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