On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1305 – William Wallace, who led Scottish resistance to England, is captured by the English near Glasgow and transported to London for trial and execution
1667 – State of Holland obtains Eternal Edict
1846 – Oregon country is divided between US & Britain at the 49th parallel
1861 – US levies its 1st Income Tax (3% of incomes over $800)
1864 – Spectrum of a comet is observed for the first time by Giovanni Donati
1884 – The Cornerstone for the Statue of Liberty is laid on Bedloe’s Island (NYC)
1914 – The 1st traffic light ever is installed (Euclid Ave & E 105th St, Cleveland)
1921 – 1st radio broadcast of a baseball game takes place: Pirates-8, Phillies-0 (KDKA, Pitts)
1943 – World War II: at around 11 A.M during the Battle of Troina, Mount Etna erupts sending ash and lava miles into the sky
1945 – The Atomic Bomb is dropped on Hiroshima (Aug 6th in Japan)
1957 – The Comic strip “Andy Capp” makes its debut
1963 – Craig Breedlove sets the world land speed record at 407.45 MPH
1967 – Bobby Gentry releases her only hit “Ode to Billy Joe”
1972 – The Moody Blues release “Nights in White Satin”
1974 – Pres Nixon admits he withheld information about the Watergate break-in
1985 – The establishment of a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio is announced
1986 – It is that revealed Andrew Wyeth had secretly created 240 drawings & paintings of his neighbor Helga Testorf, in Chadds Ford, Pa
2012 – General Motors signs a record-breaking $559 million marketing deal with Manchester United

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