On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
668 – Eastern Roman Emperor Constans II is assassinated in his bath near Syracuse, Italy
1584 – San Lorenzo del Escorial Palace in Madrid is completed
1620 – The Mayflower departs from Plymouth England with 102 pilgrims
1835 – HMS Beagle with Charles Darwin aboard, reaches the Galapagos Islands
1857 – Timothy Alder patents his typesetting machine
1904 – Wilbur Wright completes his first airplane flight
1928 – Alexander Fleming discovers penicillin
1935 – Nuremberg Laws deprives German Jews of citizenship & makes the swastika the official symbol of Nazi Germany
1949 – The “Lone Ranger” premieres on ABC-TV
1959 – Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev arrives in the US to begin a 13-day visit
1963 – A church in Birmingham ALabama is bombed, killing 4 African-American girls
1966 – U.S. President Lyndon B Johnson, responding to a sniper attack at the University of Texas at Austin, writes a letter to the United States Congress urging the enactment of gun control legislation
1973 – Secretariat wins the Marlboro Cup in world record time of 1:45 2/5 for 1¼ miles
1998 – With the landmark merger of WorldCom and MCI Communications completed the day prior, the new MCI WorldCom opens its doors for business (and later fails)
2012 – Japan announces that it will phase out nuclear energy by 2030

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