On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1189 – Richard the Lionheart is crowned King of England
1483 – England’s King Richard III crowned
1669 – LaSalle leaves Montreal to explore the Ohio River
1785 – Congress unanimously resolves US currency named “dollar” & adopts decimal coinage
1798 – US law makes aliens “liable to be apprehended, restrained, … & removed as alien enemies”
1858 – Lyman Blake patents a shoe manufacturing machine
1885 – Louis Pasteur successfully tests an anti-rabies vaccine
1923 – Union of Soviet Socialist Republics forms
1933 – 1st All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-2 at Comiskey Park, Chicago
1942 – Anne Frank’s family goes into hiding in After House, Amsterdam
1947 – The AK-47 goes into production in the Soviet Union
1958 – Alaska becomes the 49th state
1964 – The Beatles’ film “Hard Day’s Night” premieres in London
1970 – California passes 1st “no fault” divorce law
1983 – Supreme Court rules retirement plans can’t pay women less
1988 – North Sea oil platform Piper Alpha explodes, 166 die
2003 – The 70-meter Eupatoria Planetary Radar sends a METI message Cosmic Call 2 to 5 stars: Hip 4872, HD 245409, 55 Cancri, HD 10307 and 47 Ursae Majoris that will arrive to these stars in 2036, 2040, 2044, 2044 and 2049 respectively
2009 – Jadranka Kosor becomes the first female Prime minister of Croatia

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