On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1429 – Joan of Arc leads Orleans, France, to victory over English
1553 – A Flemish woman introduces the practice of starching linen into England
1623 – 11 Dutch ships depart for the conquest of Peru
1784 – Premiere of Mozart’s Sonata in B flat, K454 (Vienna)
1813 – Rubber is patented
1852 – The 1st edition of Peter Roget’s Thesaurus is published
1862 – New Orleans falls to Union forces during the US Civil War
1913 – Swedish engineer Gideon Sundback of Hoboken patents the all-purpose zipper
1930 – North Sea floodgate at Ijmuiden (largest in the world) officially opens
1961 – ABC’s “Wide World of Sports, debuts
1967 – Aretha Franklin releases “Respect”
1975 – Vietnam War: Operation Frequent Wind: The U.S. begins to evacuate US citizens from Saigon prior to an expected North Vietnamese takeover. U.S. involvement in the war comes to an end!
1976 – Minister Irene Vorrink begins the fluoridation of Dutch drinking water
1990 – Wrecking cranes began tearing down Berlin Wall at Brandenburg Gate
1992 – Jury acquits LA police officers of beating Rodney King, and the riots begin
1995 – The longest sausage ever, at 2877 is miles, made in Kitchener Ontario
2004 – Dick Cheney and George W. Bush testify before the 9/11 Commission in a closed, unrecorded hearing in the Oval Office
2004 – Oldsmobile builds its final car ending 107 years of production

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