On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1099 – First Crusade: Godfrey of Bouillon is elected the first Defender of the Holy Sepulchre of The Kingdom of Jerusalem
1306 – King Phillip the Fair, orders the expulsion of all Jews out of France
1793 – Alexander Mackenzie reaches the Pacific Ocean becoming the first Euro-American to complete a transcontinental crossing of Canada
1796 – Cleveland, Ohio is founded by General Moses Cleveland
1893 – Katharine Lee Bates writes “America the Beautiful,” in Colorado
1918 – Lightning kills 504 sheep in Utah’s Wasatch National Park?
1933 – Wiley Post completes the first round-the-world solo flight (7 days 19 hrs)
1934 – Outside Chicago’s Biograph Theater, “Public Enemy No. 1” John Dillinger is mortally wounded by FBI agents
1960 – Cuba nationalizes all US owned sugar factories
1967 – 1st major concert appearance by Vanilla Fudge happens (Village Theater NYC)
1967 – Jimi Hendrix quits as the opening act of the Monkees’ tour
1983 – Dick Smith makes his 1st solo helicopter flight around the world
1987 – The US begins escorting re-flagged Kuwaiti oil tankers in the Persian Gulf
1994 – OJ Simpson pleads “Absolutely 100% Not Guilty” of murder
1994 – Mariners play the Red Sox as home team at Fenway, while the Kingdome is being repaired
1995 – Susan Smith is found guilty of drowning her 2 children in SC
2003 – Members of 101st Airborne of the United States, aided by Special Forces, attack a compound in Iraq, killing Saddam Hussein’s sons Uday and Qusay, along with Mustapha Hussein, Qusay’s 14-year old son, and a bodyguard


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