On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1431 – Hundred Years’ War: in Rouen, France, 19-year-old Joan of Arc is burned at the stake by an English-dominated tribunal
1783 – Benjamin Tower of Philadelphia begins publishing the first daily newspaper in the US
1806 – Andrew Jackson kills Charles Dickinson in a duel after Dickinson had accused Jackson’s wife of bigamy
1821 – James Boyd patents the Rubber Fire Hose
1848 – William G Young patents the ice cream freezer
1868 – Memorial Day is first observed when 2 women in Columbus Mississippi place flowers on both Confederate & Union graves
1909 – National Conference on the Negro is held
1911 – 1st Indianapolis 500 car race, Ray Harroun wins at 74.59 MPH (120 KPH)
1933 – A patent on invisible glass installation is granted
1935 – Babe Ruth’s final game, goes hit-less for Braves against Phillies
1958 – Unidentified soldiers killed in WW II & Korean War buried in Arlington at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers
1964 – Beatles’ “Love Me Do,” single goes #1
1987 – North American Philips Company unveils the compact disc video
1996 – Albert Belle uses a forearm to break up a double play & nearly breaks Brewer 2nd baseman Fernando Vina’s nose, Belle gets 2 game suspension


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