On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1215 – Frederik II crowns himself Roman Catholic king
1431 – G Cesarini opens Counsel of Basel (Ferrara/Florence)
1798 – Napoleon captures Alexandria, Egypt
1829 – William Austin Burt patents his “typographer” (typewriter)
1866 – The Cincinnati Baseball club (Red Stockings) forms
1877 – The 1st telephone & telegraph lines in Hawaii are completed
1904 – The Ice cream cone is created by Charles E Menches during La Purchase Expo
1920 – British East Africa is renamed Kenya & becomes a British crown colony
1925 – NY Yankee Lou Gehrig hits his 1st of 23 career grand slams
1929 – The Fascist government in Italy bans the use of foreign words
1935 – An airplane crashes into the Empire State Building
1965 – The Beatles’ “Help” is released in UK
1973 – Pres Nixon refuses to release Watergate tapes of conversations in the White House relevant to the Watergate investigation
1982 – International Whaling Committee votes for a total ban on commercial whaling (starting 1985)
1984 – Vanessa Williams, 1st black Miss America, resigns due to posing nude
2009 – Mark Buehrle of the Chicago White Sox becomes the 18th pitcher to throw a perfect game in Major League Baseball history, defeating the Tampa Bay Rays 5-0

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