On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1006 – A Supernova is observed by Chinese & Egyptians in constellation Lupus
1682 – Louis XIV & his court inaugurates the Paris Observatory
1776 – Adam Weishaupt founds the secret society of Illuminati
1785 – Kamehameha, the king of Hawaiʻi defeats Kalanikupule and establishes the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi
1840 – 1st adhesive postage stamps (“Penny Blacks” from England) issued
1875 – 238 members of the “Whiskey Ring” are accused of anti-US activities
1883 – “Buffalo Bill” Cody puts on his 1st Wild West Show
1889 – Bayer introduces aspirin in powder form (Germany)
1920 – Babe Ruth’s 1st Yankee HR & 50th of career, out of Polo Grounds
1922 – Charlie Robertson of Chicago pitches a perfect no-hit, no-run game
1931 – The Empire State Building opens in NYC
1936 – FBI’s J Edgar Hoover arrests Alvin Karpis
1939 – Batman comics hit the street
1948 – North Korean proclaims itself People’s Democratic Republic of Korea
1951 – 600,000 march for peace & freedom in Germany
1960 – Russia shoots down Francis Gary Powers’ U-2 spy plane over Sverdlovsk
1971 – Rolling Stones release “Brown Sugar”
1991 – Rickey Henderson breaks Lou Brock’s record with his 939th stolen base
2012 – Guggenheim Partners make the largest ever purchase of a sports franchise after buying the Los Angeles Dodgers for $2.1 billion

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