On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
524 – Battle of Vézeronce: the Franks defeat the Burgundians
1139 – Battle of Ourique: Afonso I defeats the Moors
1630 – The fork is introduced to American dining by Gov Winthrop
1678 – Elena Cornaro Piscopia ibecomes the first woman awarded a doctorate of philosophy
1798 – United States Congress passes the “Alien Act” allowing the president to deport dangerous aliens
1867 – Barbed wire is patented by Lucien B Smith of Ohio
1876 – Battle of the Little Bighorn: The US 7th Cavalry is wiped out by Sioux & Cheyenne, including the death of Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer
1910 – The Mann Act is passed (allowing no women across state lines for immoral purposes)
1938 – “A Tisket A Tasket” by Ella Fitzgerald with Chick Webb hits #1
1938 – Federal minimum wage law guarantees workers 25 cents per hour (rising to 40 cents by 1945) and a maximum 44 hour working week
1949 – Long-Haired Hare is released in Theaters starring Bugs Bunny
1967 – 400 million people watch the Beatles “Our World” TV special
1967 – Mohammed Ali (Cassius Clay) is sentenced to 5 years in prison
1972 – Bernice Gera becomes the 1st female umpire in Major League Baseball
1977 – Roy C Sullivan of Virginia is struck by lightning; for 7th time!
1988 – Roger Rabbit debuts in “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?”
1997 – Christie’s auctions off Princess Di’s clothing for $5.5 million
1998 – In Clinton v. City of New York, the United States Supreme Court decides that the Line Item Veto Act of 1996 is unconstitutional

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