On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1373 – The Anglo-Portuguese Treaty of Alliance (world’s oldest) is signed in London
1774 – Rhode Island becomes 1st colony to prohibit importation of slaves
1777 – Leonard Norcross patents a submarine diving suit
1920 – Post Office says children can not be sent by parcel post
1930 – 1st Nudist Colony in America opens
1933 – The German Secret State Police (Gestapo) is established
1942 – OSS, Office of Strategic Services (predecessor to the CIA) is formed
1948 – Babe Ruth’s bids his final farewell at Yankee Stadium, he dies Aug 16th
1958 – Frank Zappa graduates from Antelope Valley High School in Lancaster Ca
1970 – The Beatles’ “Let It Be,” album goes #1 & stays #1 for 4 weeks
1979 – The Sioux nation receives $100 million in compensation for Black Hills SD
1990 – Nelson & Winnie Mandela are welcomed in NYC
1994 – A jury in Anchorage, Alaska, blames recklessness by Exxon and Captain Joseph Hazelwood for the Exxon Valdez disaster, allowing victims of the oil spill to seek $15 billion in damages
2000 – Italy pardons Mehmet Ali Agca, the Turkish gunman who tried to kill Pope John Paul II in 1981
2002 – The United States of America withdraws from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty
2012 – San Francisco Giants’ Matt Cain pitches first perfect game in the franchise’s history against the Houston Astros

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