On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
355 – Claudius Silvanus, accused of treason, proclaims himself Roman Emperor against Constantius II
1597 – Germany throws out English sales people
1835 – George B Airy begins a 46-year reign as England’s Astronomer Royal
1866 – The World’s 1st roller rink opens in Newport RI
1896 – Harvey Hubbell patents the electric light bulb socket with a pull chain
1914 – John Wray patents animation
1919 – The Green Bay Packers football club is founded
1929 – Babe Ruth becomes the first player to hit 500 home runs
1934 – The 1st federal prisoners arrive at Alcatraz in SF Bay
1956 – Elvis Presley releases “Don’t Be Cruel”
1968 – The Beatles launch their “Apple Records” label
1972 – “Cheech & Chong Day” is held in San Antonio Texas
1976 – Keith Moon, drummer for the Who, collapses & is hospitalized in Miami
1989 – Voyager 2 discovers 2 partial rings of Neptune
2003 – NATO takes over command of the peacekeeping force in Afghanistan, marking its first major operation outside Europe in its 54-year-history


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