On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
422 – St Celestine I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
1785 – Prussia signs trade agreement with the US
1846 – Elias Howe patents his sewing machine
1869 – A Baptist minister supposedly invents the rickshaw in Yokohama, Japan
1894 – London taxi driver George Smith is the first to be fined for drunk driving
1913 – The Lincoln Highway opens as 1st paved coast-to-coast highway
1919 – NYC welcomes home Gen John J Pershing & 25,000 WW I soldiers
1945 – Mike the Headless Chicken is decapitated; he survives for another 18 months before choking to death
1953 – Swanson sells it’s 1st “TV dinner”
1963 – 20 black students enter public schools in Alabama for the first time
1963 – Stan Musial hits a HR in his 1st at bat as a grandfather!
1966 – The Beatles’ “Revolver,” album goes #1 & stays #1 for 6 weeks
1977 – Christa Vahlensieck runs female world record marathon (2:34:47.5)
1977 – Hamida Djandoubi, convicted for torture and murder, and is the last person to be executed by Guillotine in France
1984 – Sean O’Keefe (11) becomes the youngest to cycle across US (24 days)
1992 – Lucy, in Peanuts comics, raises her Psychiatric Help from 5 cents to 47 cents!
2008 – The Large Hadron Collider at CERN, described as the biggest scientific experiment in the history of mankind is powered up in Geneva, Switzerland

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