On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
640 – Severinus begins his reign as Catholic Pope (elected in 638)
1608 – Claudio Monteverdi’s “Arianna,” premieres in Mantua
1830 – Congress authorizes the native Indian removal from all states to western prairie
1915 – John B Gruelle patents the Raggedy Ann doll
1923 – US Attorney General says it is legal for women to wear trousers anywhere
1929 – The first all color talking picture “On With the Show” IS exhibited (NYC)
1930 – The Chrysler Building in New York City officially opens
1951 – After going 0-for-12, Willie Mays connects for his 1st major league home run
1952 – The women of Greece are given the right to vote
1956 – Eisenhower signs farm bill allowing government to store agricultural surplus
1961 – Amnesty International is founded
1972 – White House “plumbers” break into the Democratic Natl HQ at Watergate
1978 – Al Unser becomes the 5th to win Indianapolis 500, 3 times
1987 – Paul Pearman jumps 21 barrels on a skateboard in Augusta, Georgia
1996 – U.S. President Bill Clinton’s former business partners in the Whitewater land deal, James McDougal and Susan McDougal, and Arkansas Governor Jim Guy Tucker, are convicted of fraud
1999 – In Milan, Italy, after 22 years of restoration work, Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece “The Last Supper” is put back on display
2008 – The first meeting of the Constituent Assembly of Nepal formally declares Nepal a republic, ending the 240-year reign of the Shah dynasty

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