On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
313 – Roman emperor Licinius unifies the entire Eastern Roman Empire under his rule
1483 – Orbital calculations suggest that on this day, Pluto moved inside Neptune’s orbit until July 23, 1503
1562 – 1st French colonists in US: Jean Ribault & colonists arrive in Florida
1789 – George Washington inaugurated as 1st president of US
1808 – 1st practical working typewriter is completed by Italian Pellegrini Turri
1859 – Charles Dickens’ “A Tale Of Two Cities” is first published in the literary periodical All the Year Round, and continues in weekly installments until Nov 26
1864 – New York becomes the first state to charge a hunting license fee
1889 – The 1st US national holiday is celebrated on the centennial of Washington’s inauguration
1900 – The United States annexes Hawaii
1904 – The Ice cream cone makes its debut !!!
1921 – The American Professional Football Association reorganizes in Akron, Ohio
1952 – Mr Potato Head becomes the 1st toy advertised on television
1970 – US troops invade Cambodia
1975 – Last US helicopter leaves US embassy grounds, Saigon surrenders
1986 – Ashrita Furman performs 8,341 somersaults over 12 miles!
1988 – Largest banana split ever, at 455 miles long, is made in Pennsylvania
2004 – U.S. media release graphic photos of American soldiers abusing and sexually humiliating Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison
2009 – The Chrysler automobile company files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
2012 – The unfinished One World Trade Center overtakes the Empire State building to become the tallest building in New York

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