On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1415 – Religious reformers John Wycliffe and Jan Hus are condemned as heretics at the Council of Constance
1493 – Spanish Pope Alexander VI divides America between Spain & Portugal
1715 – A French manufacturer debuts the first folding umbrella (Paris)
1780 – The American Academy of Arts & Science founded
1839 – The Cunard Steamship Company Ltd forms San Bonifacio
1893 – Cowboy Bob Pickett invents bulldogging
1904 – The United States begins construction on the Panama Canal
1904 – Charles Stewart Rolls meets Frederick Henry Royce at the Midland Hotel in Manchester, England
1919 – The first legal Sunday baseball game is played in NYC (Phillies beat Giants 4-3)
1932 – Al Capone, convicedt of income tax evasion, enters Atlanta Penitentiary
1940 – 66th Kentucky Derby: Carroll Bierman aboard Gallahadion wins in 2:05
1953 – The Pulitzer prize is awarded to Ernest Hemingway (Old Man & The Sea)
1957 – Alan Freed hosts “Rock n’ Roll Show” 1st prime-time network rock show
1961 – CORE begins freedom rides from Washington, DC
1970 – National Guardsmen kills 4 students at Kent State University in Ohio
1972 – The “Don’t Make A Wave Committee”, a fledgling environmental organization founded in Canada in 1971, officially changes its name to “Greenpeace Foundation”
1975 – Houston’s Bob Watson scores baseball’s one-millionth run of all time
1985 – 111th Kentucky Derby: Angel Cordero Jr on Spend A Buck wins 2:00.2
1984 – Dave Kingman’s fly ball never comes down (stuck in Metrodome ceiling)
2007 – Greensburg, Kansas is almost completely destroyed by a 1.7m wide EF-5 tornado


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