On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1453 – Constantinople falls to Muhammad II (Turks); ends Byzantine Empire
1592 – At the Battle of Sacheon, the Korean navy led by Admiral Yi Sun Shin, repels a Japanese army that outnumbers it nearly 3 to 1
1733 – The right of Canadians to keep Indian slaves is upheld at Quebec City
1849 – Abraham Lincoln notes “You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.”
1851 – Sojourner Truth addresses the first Black Women’s Rights Convention in Akron, Ohio
1911 – The 1st running of the Indianapolis 500 takes place
1919 – Charles Strite files a patent for the pop-up toaster
1922 – The US Supreme Court rules organized baseball is a sport, not a business, & therefore not subject to antitrust laws
1942 – Bing Crosby records “White Christmas,” the greatest selling record to date
1953 – Sir Edmund Hillary and Tensing Norkay become the 1st men to summit Mount Everest
1954 – First of the annual Bilderberg conferences takes place
1967 – Australian Paul McManus water skis barefoot for 1:30:19!
1976 – The only HR of Joe Niekro’s 22-year career, comes off his brother Phil
1977 – Janet Guthrie becomes the 1st woman to drive in the Indy 500
1990 – Rickey Henderson steals record 893rd base, breaking Ty Cobb’s record
1999 – Space Shuttle Discovery completes the first docking with the International Space Station
2005 – France resoundingly rejects the European Constitution


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