On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
851 – Erispoe defeats Charles the Bald near the Breton town of Jengland
1654 – Jacob Barsimson arrives in New Amsterdam (modern-day Manhattan) aboard the Peartree, one of the first Jewish colonists
1770 – Captain James Cook’s expedition lands on the east coast of Australia
1849 – The first air raid in history. Austria launches pilot-less balloons against the Italian city of Venice
1877 – Nez Perce-Indians flee into to the Yellowstone National Park
1901 – Cadillac Motor Company is founded
1906 – The first Victor Victrola is manufactured
1911 – Vincenzo Perugia steals Mona Lisa from the Louvre, Paris (it is recovered in 1913)
1932 – The BBC first experiments with television broadcasting
1944 – Hitler orders Paris to be destroyed
1961 – Roger Maris hits his 50th of 61 homers on the season
1992 – FBI HRT sniper Lon Horiuchi shoots and kills Vicki Weaver during an 11-day siege at her home at Ruby Ridge, Idaho
2007 – The Texas Rangers rout the Baltimore Orioles 30-3, the most runs scored by a team in modern MLB history
2007 – The Storm botnet, a botnet created by the Storm Worm, sends out a record 57 million e-mails in one day


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