On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1066 – William the Conqueror’s troops set sail for England
1590 – Pope Urban VII dies 13 days after being chosen as the Pope, making his reign the shortest papacy in history
1822 – Jean-François Champollion announces that he has deciphered the Rosetta stone
1892 – Book matches are patented by Diamond Match Company
1905 – The physics journal Annalen der Physik publishes Albert Einstein’s paper “Does the Inertia of a Body Depend Upon Its Energy Content?”, introducing the equation E=mc²
1928 – The Republic of China is recognized by the United States
1937 – The first Santa Claus Training School opens (Albion NY)
1950 – Dr Ralph Bunche receives his Nobel Peace Prize
1963 – At 10:59 AM census clock, records US population at 190,000,000
1964 – Warren Commission report is released and finds Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone
1968 – “Hair” opens in London
1989 – Sony purchases Columbia Pictures for $3.4 billion cash
1998 – Google is launched!
2008 – CNSA astronaut Zhai Zhigang becomes the first Chinese person to perform a spacewalk while flying on Shenzhou 7
2012 – The 2004 Japanese discovery of the 133th element has been confirmed

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