On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1056 – Supernova Crab nebula last seen by the naked eye
1145 – 19th recorded perihelion passage of Halley’s Comet
1500 – Pedro Alvarez Cabral discovers Brazil & claims it for Portugal
1529 – Treaty of Saragosa: Spain & Portugal divide eastern hemisphere
1692 – Edward Bishop is jailed for proposing flogging as a cure for witchcraft
1817 – Curacao prohibits the use of white paint due to fierce sunlight
1864 – US mints a 2 cent coin (1st appearance of “In God We Trust”)
1889 – Oklahoma land rush officially starts; some were there “sooner”
1906 – Major League Baseball: New rule puts umpire in sole charge of all game balls
1915 – NY Yankees don pinstripes & hat-in-the-ring logo for the first time
1954 – The USSR joins UNESCO
1969 – 1st human eye transplant is performed
1970 – 1st Earth Day is held internationally to conserve natural resources
1981 – 10,000 copper workers in Chile strike
1993 – The Holocaust Memorial Museum is dedicated in Washington DC
1994 – In Denmark the largest lollipop, weighing 3,011 pounds is made
2000 – In a pre-dawn raid, federal agents seize six-year-old Elián González from his relatives’ home in Miami, Florida
2006 – 243 people are injured in pro-democracy protest in Nepal after Nepali security forces open fire on protesters against King Gyanendra


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