On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
293 BC – The oldest known Roman temple to Venus is founded, starting the institution of Vinalia Rustica
1591 – The Governor of Roanoke Island colony returns from England & finds everyone in the colony has disappeared [or Aug 17, 1590]
1868 – Pierre Janssan discovers helium in the solar spectrum during eclipse
1894 – Congress creates the Bureau of Immigration
1909 – The Mayor of Tokyo Yukio Ozaki presents Washington, D.C. with 2,000 cherry trees, which President Taft decides to plant near the Potomac River
1919 – The Anti-Cigarette League of America forms in Chicago Illinois
1938 – FDR dedicates Thousand Islands Bridge connecting US & Canada
1956 – Elvis Presley’s “Hound Dog/Don’t Be Cruel” reaches #1
1960 – The Beatles give their 1st public performance (Kaiserkeller in Hamburg)
1964 – South Africa is banned from the Olympic Games because of apartheid policies
1969 – Woodstock Music & Art Fair closes with Jimi Hendrix / Band of Gypsy’s as the final act
1982 – 1st time NYSE tops 100 Million figure, 132.69 million shares are traded
1987 – Philip Rush of NZ, set record for triple crossing English Channel his time 28:21, 10 hours faster than 1st man to do it
1996 – A record 6,654 people tap at Macy’s Tap-o-mania in NYC
2000 – A Federal jury finds the US EPA guilty of discrimination against Dr. Marsha Coleman-Adebayo, under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, later inspiring passage of the No FEAR Act


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