On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1493 – Columbus’ 2nd expedition to the New World begins
1683 – King Louis XIV expels all Jews from French possessions in America
1789 – The US Attorney General Office is created
1869 – Black Friday; a Wall St panic begins after Gould & Fisk attempt to corner gold markets
1895 – 1st round-the-world trip by a woman on a bicycle begins (15 months)
1934 – 2,500 fans see Babe Ruth’s farewell Yankee appearance at Yankee Stadium
1948 – The Honda Motor Company is founded
1957 – The Brooklyn Dodgers play their last game at Ebbets Field, defeat Pirates 2-0
1957 – President Eisenhower orders US troops to desegregate Little Rock schools
1960 – The USS Enterprise, 1st nuclear power aircraft carrier, is launched
1964 – The “Munsters” premieres on network television
1964 – 1st Minuteman II ICBM is tested
1969 – 1st Elvis convention takes place, 2500 fans attend in Cincinnati
1976 – Newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst is sentenced to 7 years for her part in a 1974 bank robbery. Released after 22 months by President Carter
1996 – U.S. President Bill Clinton signs the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty at the United Nations
2012 – Books by Japanese authors or about Japan are suspended by Chinese bookstores across China

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