On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
301 – San Marino, one of the smallest nations in the world and the world’s oldest republic still in existence, is founded by Saint Marinus
1189 – England’s King Richard I the Lionhearted is crowned in Westminster Abby
1752 – This day never happened nor the next 10 as England adopts the Gregorian Calendar. People riot thinking the government stole 11 days of their lives
1826 – USS Vincennes leaves NY harbor to become the first warship to circumnavigate the globe
1928 – Baseball Hall of Famer Ty Cobb gets his 4,191th & final career hit
1935 – 1st automobile to exceed 300 mph, Sir Malcolm Campbell (301.337 mph)
1939 – Britain declares war on Germany. France follows 6 hours later quickly joined by Australia, NZ, South Africa & Canada
1940 – 1st showing of high-definition color TV takes place
1941 – 1st use of Zyclon-B gas in Auschwitz (on Russian prisoners of war)
1964 – The Wilderness Act is signed into law by President Lyndon B Johnson
1966 – Donovan hits #1 with “Sunshine Superman”
1971 – John Lennon leaves the UK for NYC, never to return
1977 – Japan’s Sadaharu Oh hits 756th HR to surpass Hank Aaron’s total
1996 – Slowinski & Gage discovers 2^1257787-1 (34th known Mersenne prime)
2012 – New Zealand announces its withdrawal of forces from Afghanistan

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