On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
532 – Start of Dionysian Pascal Cycle begins
1553 – 15-year-old Lady Jane Grey is deposed as England’s Queen after 9 days
1799 – A group of Napoleon Bonaparte’s soldiers discover what is now known as The Rosetta Stone, enabling the translation of hieroglyphics for the first time
1866 – Tennessee becomes the 1st state to ratify 14th Amendment, guaranteeing civil rights
1875 – The Emma Abbott, a floating hospital for sick kids, makes its trial run from NYC
1915 – Wash Nationals steal a record 8 bases vs the Cleveland Indians, in the 1st inning!
1941 – 1st US Army flying school for black cadets is dedicated (Tuskegee Ala)
1957 – Don Bowden becomes the first American to break 4 minute mile (3m58s7)
1961 – 1st in-flight movie is shown (TWA)
1965 – Shooting begins on Star Trek 2nd pilot “Where No Man Has Gone Before”
1969 – Apollo 11 goes into Moon orbit
1976 – Allman Brother’s roadie Scooter Herring is sentenced to 75 years for providing drugs for the group, based on Gregg Allman’s testimony
1979 – 2 supertankers collide off Tobago-260,000 TONS of oil spill
1984 – 1st female to captain a 747 across Atlantic (Lynn Rippelmeyer)
1985 – Christa McAuliffe is chosen as the first school teacher to fly in the space shuttle
1993 – Glen Chapple (Lancs) scores fastest F-C century, 21 minutes
1996 – XXVI Olympic games open in Atlanta Georgia

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