On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1467 – The miraculous image in Our Lady of Good Counsel appear in Genazzano, Italy
1514 – Copernicus makes his 1st observations of Saturn
1564 – William Shakespeare is baptized
1828 – Russia declares war on Turkey to support Greece’s independence
1887 – Huntsville Electric Co forms to sell electricity
1905 – Chicago Cubs Jack McCarthy becomes only major league player to throw out 3 runners at plate in 1 game, all were ends of a double play
1906 – 1st motion pictures are shown in Hawaii
1928 – Madame Tussaud’s waxwork exhibition opens in London
1931 – Lou Gehrig hits a  HR but is called out for passing a runner, mistake costs him AL home run crown; he & Babe Ruth tie for season
1961 – Roger Maris hits his 1st of 61 homers in 1961
1968 – Students seize the administration building at Ohio State; in protest of the Vietnam War
1977 – New York City’s famed disco Studio 54 opens
1986 – Worst nuclear disaster, 4th reactor at Chernobyl USSR explodes
1994 – Physicists announce first evidence of the top quark subatomic particle
2005 – Under international pressure, Syria withdraws the last of its 14,000 troop military garrison in Lebanon, ending its 29-year military domination of that country
2012 – Indonesia suspends imports of American beef after a confirmed case of mad cow disease in California

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