On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
879 – Pope John VIII gives blessings to duke Branimir and to the Croatian people, considered to be international recognition of Croatian state at this time
1602 – Martha’s Vineyard is first sighted (Captain Bartholomew Gosnold)
1804 – The Lewis & Clark Expedition begins
1861 – Richmond, Va is designated the Capital of the Confederacy
1881 – The American Red Cross is founded by Clara Barton
1891 – Boxers Peter Jackson & Jim Corbett fight to a draw in 61 rounds
1906 – Louis H Perlman patents a demountable tire carrying rim for cars
1908 – The first horror movie premieres in Chicago (Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde)
1918 – US House of Representatives passes an amendment allowing women to vote
1927 – Charles Lindburgh lands in Paris, after 1st solo air crossing of Atlantic
1932 – 1st transatlantic solo flight by a woman (Amelia Earhart) lands in Ireland
1934 – Oskaloosa Iowa, becomes the 1st US city to fingerprint its citizens
1943 – Fastest 9 inning AL baseball game in history(89 mins)is played, White Sox beat Senators
1945 – Lauren Bacall & Humphrey Bogart are married
1966 – Louie, Louie by The Kingsmen reentered the chart & hits #97
1969 – After 9,015 at bats, Hank Aaron is lifted for a pinch hitter, Mike Lum, who doubled in a 15-3 victory over NY Mets
1980 – “Empire Strikes Back” premieres
2004 – Sherpa Pemba Dorjie climbs Mount Everest in 8 hours 10 minutes, breaking his rival Sherpa Lakpa Gelu’s record from the previous year

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