On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1509 – Pope Julius II excommunicates the Italian state of Venice
1565 – 1st Spanish settlement in Philippines, Cebu City, forms
1667 – The blind and impoverished, John Milton sells the copyright of Paradise Lost for £10
1773 – British Parliament passes the Tea Act (Boston did not like this!)
1805 – US Marines attack shores of Tripoli (Marine Corps Hymn)
1810 – Beethoven composes his famous piano piece, Für Elise
1841 – Imakita Kosen, 1st Zen teacher of D.T. Suzuki, founded the awakening
1933 – Karl Jansky reports the reception of a cosmic radio signal in Washington DC
1937 – The first US social security payment is made
1947 – Babe Ruth Day is celebrated at Yankee Stadium & throughout the US
1956 – Heavyweight champ, Rocky Marciano, retires undefeated from boxing
1961 – NFL officially recognizes the football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio
1965 – RC Duncan patents “Pampers” a disposable diaper made with plastics
1972 – NYC Mayor John Lindsey appeals that John Lennon not be deported
1989 – Beijing students take over Tiananmen Square in China
1992 – Betty Boothroyd becomes the first woman to be elected Speaker of the British House of Commons in its 700-year history
2005 – The Superjumbo jet aircraft Airbus A380 makes its first flight from Toulouse, France
2006 – Construction begins on the Freedom Tower for the new World Trade Center in New York City

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