On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
70 – The Tower of Antonia is destroyed by the Romans
1509 – The Emperor Krishnadeva Raya is crowned, marking the beginning of the regeneration of the Vijayanagara Empire
1609 – The Venetian senate examines Galileo Galilei’s telescope
1786 – US Congress adopts the silver dollar & decimal system of money
1794 – Joseph Whidbey and George Vancouver lead an expedition to search for the Northwest Passage near Juneau, Alaska
1854 – Smith & Wesson patents metal bullet cartridges
1864 – The Red Cross forms in Geneva
1876 – Thomas Edison patents the mimeograph
1911 – The one millionth patent is filed in the United States Patent Office by Francis Holton for a tubeless vehicle tire
1929 – German airship Graf Zeppelin begins a round-the-world flight
1942 – 6 convicted Nazi saboteurs who landed in the US are executed in Washington DC
1960 – “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini” hits #1 on the charts!
1963 – The Kingsmen release “Louie, Louie,” and radio stations label it obscene
1968 – The Republican national convention in Miami Beach nominates Richard M Nixon for president
1974 – President Richard M Nixon announces he’ll resign his office effective 12 pm Aug 9, 1974
1987 – Lynne Cox becomes the 1st to swim from the US to Russia across Bering Strait
1990 – Carlton Fisk ties Johnny Bench hitting 327 home runs as a catcher
2000 – Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley is raised to the surface after 136 years on the ocean floor


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