On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
963 – The imperial army proclaims Nicephorus Phocas to be Emperor of the Romans on the plains outside Cappadocian Caesarea
1679 – Europeans first visit Minnesota and observe the headwaters of the Mississippi in an expedition led by Daniel Greysolon de Du Luth
1698 – Thomas Savery patents the first steam engine
1776 – NJ gives all adults who could show a net worth of 50 pounds the right to vote
1850 – Benjamin Lane patents the gas mask with a breathing apparatus
1865 – William Booth founds the Salvation Army (Army of the Salvation)
1901 – Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid rob a train of $40,000 at Wagner Montana
1937 – Amelia Earhart & Fred Noonan disappear over the Pacific Ocean
1950 – Indian’s Bob Feller, wins his 200th game, 5-3 over Detroit
1956 – Elvis Presley records “Hound Dog” & “Don’t Be Cruel”
1961 – Roger Maris hits his 29th & 30th en route to 61 homers
1964 – President Johnson signs Civil Rights Act & Voting Rights Act into law
1982 – Larry Walters, using a lawn chair & 42 helium balloons, rises to 16,000′ !!
2002 – Steve Fossett becomes the first person to fly solo around the world nonstop in a balloon
2012 – GlaxoSmithKline settle the largest healthcare fraud case in history for US$3 Billion


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