On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1389 – Ottomans defeat the Serbian army in the bloody Battle of Kosovo, opening the way for the Ottoman conquest of Southeastern Europe (history does repeat)
1820 – The Tomato is proven non-poisonous
1846 – The Saxophone is patented by Antoine Joseph Sax
1894 – Labor Day is established as a federal employees holiday
1902 – US buys concession to build Panama canal from French for $40 million
1914 – Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria and his wife Sophie are assassinated in Sarajevo by young Serbian nationalist Gavrilo Princip at 10.45 , the casus belli of World War I
1919 – Treaty of Versailles ending WW I is signed in France
1935 – FDR orders a federal gold vault to be built at Fort Knox Kentucky
1951 – “Amos ‘n’ Andy” premieres on CBS TV
1964 – Organization for Afro-American Unity forms in NY by Malcolm X
1965 – 1st US ground combat forces in Vietnam are authorized by President Johnson
1971 – Supreme Court (8-0) overturns the draft evasion conviction of Muhammad Ali
1973 – A Lawsuit in Detroit challenges Little League’s “no girls” rule
1975 – David Bowie releases “Fame”
1975 – Golfer Lee Trevino is struck by lightning at the Western Open
1987 – Don Baylor sets career hit-by-pitch mark at 244
1997 – Television evangelist Robert Schuller attacks a flight attendant
2004 – Sovereign power is handed to the interim government of Iraq by the Coalition Provisional Authority, ending the U.S.-led rule of that nation


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