On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1269 – King Louis IX of Frances decrees all Jews must wear a badge of shame
1770 – Emanuel Swedenborg reports the completion of the Second Coming of Christ in his work True Christian Religion
1829 – Sir Robert Peel founded London Metropolitan Police (Bobbies)
1862 – Slavery is outlawed in all US territories
1865 – Union General Granger declares slaves are free in Texas
1893 – Lizzie Bordon is acquitted of murder
1926 – DeFord Bailey becomes the first black to perform on Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry
1934 – The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is created
1940 – “Brenda Starr,” 1st cartoon strip by a woman, appears in the Chicago Tribune
1941 – Cheerios Cereal invents an O-shaped cereal?
1954 – The Tasmanian Devil, debuts in “Devil May Hare” by Looney tunes and Warner Bros
1961 – NY Yankee Roger Maris hits his 25th of 61 Home runs in a season
1961 – US Supreme Court strikes down a provision in Maryland’s constitution requiring state office holders to believe in God
1967 – Paul McCartney admits on TV that he took LSD
1978 – Garfield, created by Jim Davis, 1st appears as a comic strip
1987 – Ben & Jerry Ice Cream & Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia announce new Ice Cream flavor, Cherry Garcia
2005 – Michael Schumacher wins controversial Formula 1 United States Grand Prix where only 6 of 20 cars complete the race among ridicule
2006 – Prime ministers of several northern European nations participate in a ceremonial “laying of the first stone” at the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Spitsbergen, Norway


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