On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
489 – Theodoric, king of the Ostrogoths defeats Odoacer at the Battle of Isonzo, forcing his way into Italy
1565 – The oldest city in the US, St Augustine Fla, is established
1789 – Sir William Herschel discovers Saturn’s moon Enceladus
1837 – Pharmacists John Lea & William Perrins manufacture Worcester Sauce
1859 – A geomagnetic storm causes the Aurora Borealis to shine so brightly that it is seen clearly over parts of America, Europe, and even as far afield as Japan
1898 – Caleb Bradham renames his carbonated soft drink “Pepsi-Cola”
1917 – Ten suffragists are arrested as they picket outside the White House
1937 – Toyota Motors becomes an independent company
1952 – German & Israeli reach accord about recovery payments
1957 – Sen Strom Thurmond begins his 24-hr filibuster against the civil rights bill
1963 – Martin Luther King Jr’s “I have a dream speech” is given at the Lincoln Memorial
as 200,000 demonstrators for equal rights gather
1968 – Police & anti-war demonstrators clash at Chicago’s Democratic National Convention
1973 – “Smoke on the Water” by Deep Purple goes gold
1978 – Donald Vesco rode 21′-long Kawasaki motorcycle at 318.598 mph
2005 – Hurricane Katrina hammers the south-eastern United States, especially New Orleans, Louisiana, and coastal Mississippi
2013 – The United States, Great Britain, and France begin amassing Warships in the Mediterranean Sea for strikes on Syria

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