On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1178 BC – A solar eclipse may have marked the return of Odysseus, legendary King of Ithaca, to his kingdom after the Trojan War
1521 – Martin Luther arrives at Diet of Worms
1705 – Queen Anne of England knights Isaac Newton at Trinity College
1789 – George Washington walks to the first presidential inauguration
1862 – Slavery is abolished in District of Columbia
1881 – In Dodge City, Kansas, Bat Masterson fights his last gun battle
1922 – Annie Oakley sets women’s record by breaking 100 clay targets in a row
1943 – Dr. Albert Hoffmann discovers the psychedelic effects of LSD
1947 – A lens to provide zoom effects is demonstrated in New York City
1956 – 1st solar-powered radios go on sale
1977 – Alex Haley finds his “Roots” in Juffure, Gambia
1987 – Howard Stern & Infinity Broadcasting are warned by FCC
1987 – FCC imposes a broader definition of indecency over airwaves
1992 – The Katina P. runs aground off of Maputo, Mozambique. 60,000 tons of crude oil spill into the ocean
2012 – For the first time since 1977 no Pulitzer Prize is awarded for fiction


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