On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
523 – St Hormisdas ends his reign as Catholic Pope
1661 – Holland sells Brazil to Portugal for 8 million guilders
1819 – Norwich University is founded in Vermont as the first private military school in the United States
1856 – The Great Bell is cast in the Clock of Westminster (Big Ben)
1890 – Denton True “Cy” Young pitches and wins his 1st major league baseball game
1901 – Kiowa land in Oklahoma is opened for white settlement, effectively dissolving the contiguous reservation
1909 – Alice Ramsey and three friends become the first women to complete a transcontinental auto trip
1926 – Warner Bros premieres its Vita-phone sound-on-disc movie system (NY)
1946 – The US officially submits to jurisdiction of the World Court
1965 – President Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act, guaranteeing voting rights for blacks
1965 – The Beatles release “Help” the in UK
1979 – Marcus Hooper, 12, becomes the youngest person to swim the English Channel
1984 – 203.05 million shares are traded in NY Stock Exchange
1991 – Tim Berners-Lee releases files describing his idea for the World Wide Web. and WWW debuts as a publicly available service on the Internet
1995 – Thousands of people in Hiroshima give a moment of silence on the 50th anniversary of the atomic bomb dropping
1997 – Microsoft announces it will invest $150 million in Apple Computer Inc
2012 – Mount Tongariro, in New Zealand, erupts for the first time in a century


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