On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1120 – Richard III of Capua is anointed as prince two weeks before his untimely death
1703 – St Petersburg (Leningrad) is founded by Peter the Great
1796 – James S McLean patents his piano
1895 – British inventor Bert Acres patents film camera/projector
1921 – After 84 years of British control, Afghanistan achieves sovereignty
1930 – Richard Drew invents masking tape
1951 – Chinese Communists force the Dalai Lama to surrender his army to Beijing
1961 – 1st black light is sold
1961 – Ralph Boston of US, sets then long jump record at 27′ ½”
1964 – “From Russia With Love” premieres in the US
1985 – Britain agrees to return Hong Kong to China in 1997
1987 – Yank Phil Niekro becomes only the 3rd pitcher to make his 700th start (Young & Sutton)
1997 – 1st all female (20 British women) team reaches North Pole
1998 – Oklahoma City bombing: Michael Fortier is sentenced to 12 years in prison and fined $200,000 for failing to warn authorities about the terrorist plot

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