On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1558 – 1st printing of the Zohar (Jewish Kabbalah)
1693 – The Date traditionally ascribed to Dom Perignon’s invention of Champagne
1753 – George Washington becomes a master mason
1777 – Retired British cavalry officer Philip Astley establishes the 1st circus
1821 – 1st edition of Saturday Evening Post (publishes until 1969)
1830 – Plans for the city of Chicago are laid out
1873 – Indian Wars: whilst protecting a railroad survey party in Montana, the United States 7th Cavalry under Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer, clashes for the first time with the Sioux (near the Tongue River; only one man on each side is killed)
1892 – Sunday school teacher Lizzie Borden is arrested in Fall River, Mass
1942 – The 1st train with Jews departs Belgium to Auschwitz
1962 – Nelson Mandela is captured by South African police
1969 – Willie Stargell is 1st to hit a home run outside of Dodger Stadium
1980 – John and Yoko begin recording “Double Fantasy”
1984 – Prince’s “Purple Rain,” album goes to #1 & stays #1 for 24 weeks
2010 – California’s Proposition 8, the ballot initiative prohibiting same-sex marriage passed by the state’s voters in 2008, is overturned by Judge Vaughn Walker in the case Perry v. Schwarzenegger

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