On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
3114 BC – According to the Lounsbury correlation, this is the start of the Maya calendar
1521 – The Spanish conquerors Tenochtitlan (Mexico City) from Aztecs
1732 – Voltaire’s “Zaire,” premieres in Paris
1792 – Revolutionaries imprison French royals including Marie Antoinette
1889 – William Gray patents the coin-operated telephone
1907 – The first taxicab is introduced to New York City
1913 – Otto Witte, an acrobat, is purportedly crowned King of Albania
1914 – Carl Wickman begins Greyhound, the 1st US bus line, in Minnesota
1918 – Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW) is established as a public company in Germany
1953 – Pres Eisenhower establishes the Government Contract Compliance Committee
1961 – Construction of the Berlin Wall begins in East Germany
1988 – The Palace of Auburn Hills in Detroit Opens
1993 – US Court of Appeals rules congress must save all E-Mail
1996 – Microsoft releases Internet Explorer 3.0
2004 – After UN peacekeeping forces are ordered to leave, 156 Congolese Tutsi refugees are massacred at the Gatumba refugee camp in Burundi

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