On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1142 – With the aid of Hiawatha and Deganawidah, The Great Peacemaker, the Iroquois tribes establish the Confederation of the Haudenosaunee
1745 – Bonnie Prince Charles reaches Blair Castle Scotland
1842 – The US Naval Observatory is authorized by an act of Congress
1897 – Thomas Edison patented his movie camera (Kinetograph)
1909 – A J Reach Co patents cork-centered baseball
1914 – General von Kluck decides not to attack Paris
1919 – John Reed forms the American Communist Labor Party in Chicago
1935 – FDR signs an act prohibiting the export of US arms to belligerents
1940 – German occupiers in Netherlands begin rationing soap!
1955 – The first sun-powered automobile is demonstrated in Chicago, Ill
1975 – Former Teamsters’ president Jimmy Hoffa is reported missing
1978 – Emily & William Harris plead guilty to the 1974 kidnapping of Patty Hearst
1987 – Michael Jackson’s “Bad” video premieres on CBS TV
1988 – A 5-day power blackout of downtown Seattle begins
1994 – The Provisional Irish Republican Army declares a ceasefire
2012 – Apple loses its patent dispute with Samsung in Tokyo, Japan

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