On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1268 – The Principality of Antioch, a crusader state, falls to the Mamluk Sultan Baibars in the Battle of Antioch
1619 – Hugo the Great is sentenced to life in prison
1830 – Edwin Budding of England signs an agreement for the manufacture of his invention, the lawn mower, and Saturdays are destroyed forever
1852 – Massachusetts rules that all school-age children must attend school
1897 – American baseball’s, NY Giant William (Bill) Joyce, sets a record of 4 triples in 1 game
1897 – Dracula, a novel by Irish author Bram Stoker, is published
1927 – The infamous, Grauman’s Chinese Theater, opens in Hollywood California
1953 – Jacqueline Cochran becomes the first woman to break the sound barrier
1956 – Mickey Mantle hits HR from both sides of plate for record 3rd time
1967 – Silver hits a record $1.60 an ounce in London
1967 – Tenn Gov Ellington repeals “Monkey Law,” upheld in 1925 Scopes Trial
1972 – John Sebastian makes 63 consecutive free throws while blindfolded!
1974 – India becomes the 6th nation to explode an atomic bomb
1980 – Mount St Helen’s erupts in Washington State
1983 – The US Senate revises immigration laws, giving millions of illegal aliens legal status under an amnesty program
1986 – David Goch finishes swimming 55,682 miles; in a 25-yd pool
1986 – Chung Kwung Ying does 2,750 “atomic” hand-stand push-ups!
1992 – US Supreme Court rules states can not force mentally unstable criminal defendants to take anti-psychotic drugs
1998 – United States v. Microsoft: The United States Department of Justice and 20 U.S. states file an antitrust case against Microsoft

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