On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
622 – Islamic Era begins-Mahomet begins his flight from Mecca to Medina (Hejira)
1251 – The Virgin Mary gives Simon Stock a Brown Scapular (legend)
1429 – Nineteen year old Joan of Arc leads the French army into Battle of Orleans
1439 – Kissing is banned in England (to stop germs from spreading)
1782 – Mozart’s opera “Das Entfuhrung aus dem Serail,” premieres in Vienna
1867 – Joseph Monier patents reinforced concrete
1880 – Dr. Emily Stowe becomes the first woman licensed to practice medicine in Canada
1909 – Detroit & Washington play the longest scoreless game in AL history (18 innings)
1941 – Joe Dimaggio goes 3 for 4, hitting in his 56th straight game
1945 – The 1st test detonation of an atomic bomb, Trinity Site, Alamogordo, New Mexico takes place
1960 – 205,000 (record sports attendance) see Brazil-Uruguay play World Cup soccer
1969 – Apollo 11, carrying the 1st men to land on Moon, is launched
1972 – Smokey Robinson & the Miracles play their final live performance
1979 – Premier/president al-Bakr of Iraq is succeeded by Saddam Hussein
1981 – Shukuni Sasaki spins 72 plates simultaneously!
1997 – Jerold Mackenzie awarded $266 Million for being fired from Miller Brewing for sexual harrassment (from relaying a Seinfeld episode to a co-worker?)
2004 – Millennium Park, considered the first and most ambitious architectural project in the early 21st century for Chicago, is opened to the public by Mayor Richard M. Daley


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