On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
753 BC – Rome is founded by Romulus and Remus (traditional date)
953 – Otto I the Great gives the Utrecht fishing rights
1649 – The Maryland Toleration Act is passed, allowing all freedom of worship
1794 – NYC formally declares the coast of Ellis Island publicly owned, so they can build forts to protect NYC from the British
1828 – Noah Webster publishes his first American dictionary
1865 – Abraham Lincoln’s funeral train leaves Washington
1904 – Ty Cobb makes his professional baseball debut for Augusta (South Atlantic League)
1913 – Gideon Sundback of Sweden patents the zipper
1948 – The first Polaroid camera is sold in the US
1956 – Elvis Presley’s 1st hit record, “Heartbreak Hotel,” goes #1
1963 – Beatles meet the Rolling Stones for the 1st time
1977 – Billy Martin pulls Yankee line-up out of a hat, beats Blue Jays 8-6
1981 – The US furnishes $1 billion in arms to Saudi-Arabia
1984 – After 37 weeks, “Thriller” is knocked off as top album by “Footloose”
1986 – Geraldo Rivera opens Al Capone’s vault on live television and finds nothing but an empty bottle of beer
1989 – Thousands of Chinese crowd into Beijing’s Tiananmen Square cheering students demanding greater political freedom
1997 – The ashes of Timothy Leary & Gene Roddenberry are launched into orbit
2012 – Chicago White Sox pitcher, Philip Humber, pitches the 21st Major League Baseball perfect game against the Seattle Mariners


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