On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
322 BC – Battle of Crannon between Athens and Macedonia takes place following the death of Alexander the Great
1606 – The first documented performance of Macbeth is performed at the Great Hall at Hampton Court
1789 – US Congress creates the Dept of War & Lighthouse Service
1802 – Napoleon orders the reinstatement of slavery on St Domingue (Haiti)
1882 – The Hatfields of south WV & McCoys of east Ky feud begins
1909 – The US issues its 1st Lincoln penny
1944 – IBM dedicates the first program-controlled calculator, the Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator
1950 – Police bar white players-Lou Chirban, Stan Mierko, & Frank Dyle, from playing in the Negro League
1964 – United States Congress approves the Gulf of Tonkin resolution
1974 – Philippe Petit walks a tightrope strung between the twin towers of the World Trade Center
1984 – Japan beats US for the Olympic gold medal in baseball
1986 – Daniel Buettner, Bret Anderson, Martin Engel & Anne Knabe begin cycling journey of 15,266 miles from Prudhoe Bay Alaska to Argentina
2007 – Barry Bonds, of the San Francisco Giants, breaks baseball great Hank Aaron’s record by hitting his 756th home run


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