On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1004 – Henry II the Saint is crowned king of Italy
1252 – Pope Innocent IV issues the papal bull ad exstirpanda, which authorizes, but also limits, the torture of heretics in the Medieval Inquisition
1602 – Cape Cod is discovered by English navigator Bartholomew Gosnold
1672 – The first copyright law is enacted by the state of Massachusetts
1718 – James Puckle, a London lawyer, patents the world’s first machine gun
1902 – Lyman Gilmore becomes the 1st person to fly a powered aircraft
1905 – The city of Las Vegas Nevada is founded
1928 – Mickey Mouse makes his first appearance in “Plane Crazy”
1934 – The Department of Justice offers a $25,000 reward for John Dillinger, dead or alive
1940 – McDonald’s opens its first restaurant in San Bernardino, California
1951 – AT&T becomes the 1st US company to have one million stockholders
1965 – 91st Preakness: Ron Turcotte aboard Tom Rolfe wins in 1:56.2
1970 – The Beatles’ last LP, “Let It Be,” is released in the US
1981 – Len Barker of Cleveland pitches a perfect game vs Toronto (only about 2500 are in attendance)
1988 – Moscow begins withdrawing its 115,000 troops in Afghanistan
2010 – Jessica Watson becomes the youngest person to sail, non-stop and unassisted around the world solo

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