On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
180 – 6 inhabitants of Scillium in North Africa are executed for being Christians. This is the earliest record of Christianity in that part of the world
1070 – Arnulf III the Hapless becomes earl of Flanders
1603 – Sir Walter Ralegh is arrested in London
1850 – The Harvard Observatory takes its 1st photograph of a star (Vega)
1861 – US Congress authorizes the use of paper money
1862 – The US army is authorized to accept blacks as laborers
1897 – The first ship arrives in Seattle carrying gold from the Yukon
1914 – Giants outfielder Red Murray is knocked unconscious by lightning after catching a fly ball, thus ending a 21 inning game, Giants win 3-1
1938 – Douglas (Wrong Way) Corrigan leaves NY for LA, and winds up in Ireland!
1955 – Disneyland televised its grand opening in Anaheim, California
1962 – The US Senate rejects medicare for the aged
1967 – The Monkee’s perform at Forest Hills NY, and Jimi Hendrix is the opening act
1968 – The Beatle’s animated film “Yellow Submarine” premieres in London
1974 – John Lennon is ordered to leave the US in 60 days
1988 – 4 Billion TV-viewers watch Nelson Mandela’s 70th Birthday Tribute
1995 – Forbes Magazine announces Bill Gates is the richest man in world ($12.9B)
1998 – Russia buries Tsar Nicholas II & family, 80 years after they were killed
2005 – Tiger Woods wins his 10th major winning The British Open Championship by 5 strokes. Woods becomes only the second golfer, after Jack Nicklaus, to win each major more than once

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