On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
959 – Edgar the Peaceable becomes king of all England
1189 – Gerard de Ridefort, grandmaster of the Knights Templar since 1184, is killed in the Siege of Acre
1800 – Spain cedes Louisiana to France in a secret treaty
1864 – John S Staples is paid $500 as a substitute for President Lincoln
1890 – Yosemite National Park forms
1891 – In the state of California, Stanford University opens its doors
1903 – The 1st baseball World Series takes place, Pittsburgh Pirates vs Boston Pilgrims (Red Sox)
1931 – The second (and current) Waldorf-Astoria Hotel is opened in New York City
1932 – The World Series moves to Chicago, and in the 5th inning, Babe Ruth waits until he has 2 strikes, points & hits next pitch into center field bleachers
1948 – California Supreme Court voids state statute banning interracial marriages
1957 – First appearance of “In God We Trust” on U.S. paper currency is printed
1961 – Roger Maris sets the record of 61 HRs (off of Tracy Stallard)
1967 – Pink FLoyd begins its first US tour (arrives in NYC)
1971 – Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida opens
1975 – Muhammad Ali TKO’s Joe Frazier in 15 for heavyweight boxing title in “The Thrilla in Manila”
1988 – Mikhail Gorbachev becomes president of Soviet Union
2012 – California becomes the first US state to ban conversion therapy for minors
2013 – The US government begins a partial shutdown after lawmakers cannot come to terms on Obamacare. Federal workers are told to stay home nationwide

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