On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1279 BC – Rameses II (19th dynasty) becomes pharaoh of Ancient Egypt
1578 – Martin Frobisher sails from Harwich, England to Frobisher Bay, Canada, eventually to mine fool’s gold, used to pave streets in London
1759 – The Province of Pennsylvania bans all theater productions.
1790 – US copyright law is enacted
1837 – The Astor Hotel opens its doors in NYC; which later becomes the Waldorf-Astoria
1868 – 1st Memorial Day parade is held in Ironton, Ohio
1879 – Madison Square Garden opens to the public
1893 – Whitcomb Judson, Chicago, patents a hook-less fastening (your zipper!)
1917 – The 1st jazz record is released (Dark Town Strutter’s Ball)
1950 – Due to rain, the Indy 500 is shortened to 345 miles, Johnny Parson wins
1955 – Us Supreme Court orders school integration “with all deliberate speed”
1980 – “Love Stinks” by J Geils Band peaks at #38
1996 – Mark Van Thillo & Abigail Alling, former biospherian win $100,000 lawsuit against Biospheric Development for Space Biospheres Ventures
2012 – Egypt formally ends its 31 year state of emergency

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