On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
30 BC – Octavian (later known as Augustus) enters Alexandria, Egypt, bringing it under the control of the Roman Republic
1086 – Results of the Domesday inquiry are presented to William the Conqueror in Salisbury
1628 – Emperor Ferdinand II demands the Austria Protestants convert to Catholicism
1732 – The Foundation is laid for Bank of England
1774 – Joseph Priestley, English theologian and chemist author discovers oxygen!
1789 – US Customs begins enforcing the Tariff Act
1831 – London Bridge opens to traffic
1855 – Castle Clinton in NYC opens as the first US receiving station for immigrants
1867 – Blacks vote for the 1st time in a US state election in the South (Tenn)
1927 – Earliest known date for a film to be considered for the Academy Awards
1941 – The first Jeep is produced
1944 – Anne Frank’s last diary entry; 3 days later she is arrested
1964 – Beatles’ “Hard Day’s Night, A,” single goes #1 on the charts
1971 – George Harrison’s concert for Bangladesh takes place in NYC
1977 – Former Lockheed U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers crashes the news helicopter he is flying in Los Angeles, CA
1981 – MTV premieres at 12:01 AM
1991 – Actress Hedy Lamarr, 77, is arrested for shoplifting in Florida
1995 – Westinghouse purchases the CBS-TV network
2012 – 8 Women’s badminton doubles players are disqualified from the 2012 summer Olympics for “not using one’s best efforts to win a match”??


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