On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1297 – Battle at Stirling Bridge, Scottish rebel William Wallace overpowers the English
1773 – Benjamin Franklin writes “There never was a good war or bad peace”
1792 – The Hope Diamond is stolen with other crown jewels when six men break into the house used to store the jewels
1893 – First conference of the World Parliament of Religions is held
1906 – Mahatma Gandhi coins the term “Satyagraha” to characterize the Nonviolence movement in South Africa
1923 – After a single, Red Sox Howard Ehmke retires next 27 Yankees
1929 – SF Mayor Rolph inaugurates the new pedestrian traffic light system
1931 – Salvatore Maranzano is murdered by Charles Luciano’s hitmen
1940 – George Stibitz pioneers the first remote operation of a computer
1941 – Charles Lindbergh, charges “British, Jewish & Roosevelt administration” are trying to get US into WW II
1946 – The 1st mobile long-distance car-to-car telephone conversation takes place
1950 – “Beetle Bailey” comic strip debuts
1965 – The Beatles’ “Help!,” album goes to #1 on the charts
1965 – The 1st Cavalry Division of the United States Army arrives in Vietnam
1970 – The Ford Pinto is introduced
2001 – Two passenger planes hijacked by terrorists crashes into New York’s World Trade Towers causing the collapse of both & death of 2,752 people
2007 – Russia tests the largest conventional weapon ever, the Father of all bombs
2012 – The US is warned by Moody's that its AAA credit rating is at risk if lawmakers fail to produce a long-term debt reduction plan

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