On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
467 – Anthemius is elevated to Emperor of the Western Roman Empire
1545 – French king Francois I orders protestants of Vaudois to be killed
1654 – The Ordinance of Union between England and Scotland is passed by the Council of State
1811 – The first US colonists on Pacific coast arrive at Cape Disappointment, WA
1861 – Fort Sumter, SC is shelled by the Confederacy, starting US Civil War
1872 – The Jesse James gang robs a bank in Columbia, Kentucky (1 person shot dead for $1,500)
1896 – Stamasia Portrisi becomes the 1st woman to win a marathon (5:30 in Athens)
1935 – “Your Hit Parade,” debuts on radio
1938 – US begins requiring medical tests for marriage licenses
1954 – Bill Haley & the Comets records “Rock Around Clock”
1954 – Joe Turner releases “Shake, Rattle & Roll”
1963 – Birmingham police use dogs & cattle prods on peaceful demonstrators
1966 – The first B-52 bombings on North Vietnam begin
1988 – Sonny Bono is elected mayor of Palm Springs California
1994 – Canter & Siegel post the first commercial mass Usenet spam
1999 – US President Bill Clinton is cited for contempt of court for giving “intentionally false statements” in a sexual harassment civil lawsuit
2012 – Bodleian, Oxford University and Vatican libraries announce over 1.5 million pages of ancient texts will be made available across the internet


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