On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
43 BC – Octavian, later known as Augustus, compels the Roman Senate to elect him Consul
1263 – King James I of Argon censors Hebrew writing
1399 – King Richard II of England surrenders to his cousin Henry
1692 – 5 women are executed for witchcraft in Salem Massachusetts
1768 – Saint Isaac’s Cathedral is founded in Saint Petersburg, Russia
1839 – Details of Louis-Jaques Daguerre’s 1st practical photographic process are released in Paris
1849 – The NY Herald reports of the gold discovery in California
1895 – American frontier outlaw, John Wesley Hardin, is killed by an off-duty policeman in a saloon near El Paso, Texas
1909 – The Indianapolis 500 race track opens
1919 – Afghanistan declares independence from the UK
1934 – The first ever All-American Soap Box Derby is held in Dayton, Ohio
1955 – The US raises import duty on bicycles 50%
1957 – NY Giants vote 8-1 to move their franchise to SF in 1958
1960 – Francis Gary Powers is convicted of spying by the USSR (U-2 incident)
1967 – The Beatles’ “All You Need is Love,” single goes #1
1979 – “My Sharonna” by the Knack hits #1 on the charts
2010 – Operation “Iraqi Freedom” ends, with the last of the United States brigade combat teams crossing the border to Kuwait

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