On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1633 – Galileo Galilei is forced by Inquisition to “abjure, curse, & detest” his Copernican heliocentric views
1788 – The US Constitution goes into effect as NH is 9th to ratify
1791 – Fleeing French King Louis XVI & his family are captured at Varennes-en-Argonne
1879 – F W Woolworth opens his first store (it failed almost immediately)
1893 – The world’s first Ferris wheel premieres (Chicago’s Columbian Exposition)
1904 – Boston Herald tells of Red Sox trade “Dougherty as a Yankee,” 1st known reference to the NY club as Yankees (became Yankees in 1913)
1907 – E W Scripps founded United Press
1946 – Bill Veeck purchases the Cleveland Indians for $2.2 million
1964 – 3 civil rights workers-Michael H Schwerner Andrew Goodman & James E Chaney-disappeared after release from a Mississippi jail
1975 – “Jaws”, by Steven Spielberg, premiers
1981 – Don Fagan & Walter Becker quit Steely Dan
1989 – Supreme Court rules it is ok to burn the US flag as a political expression
1990 – US House of Representatives s vote 254-177 to stop US flag burning (it doesn’t pass)
2004 – SpaceShipOne becomes the first privately funded spaceplane to achieve spaceflight
2006 – Pluto’s newly discovered moons are officially named Nix & Hydra

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