On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1187 – Sultan Saladin captures Jerusalem from Crusaders
1608 – Prototype of the modern reflecting telescope is completed by Jan Lippershey
1789 – George Washington transmits the proposed Constitutional amendments (The United States Bill of Rights) to the States for ratification
1836 – Charles Darwin returns to England aboard HMS Beagle (after 5 years)
1866 – J Osterhoudt patents the tin can with key opener
1916 – The San Diego Zoo is founded
1928 – The “Prelature of the Holy Cross and the Work of God”, commonly known as Opus Dei, is founded by Saint Josemaría Escrivá
1938 – Cleveland Indians Bob Feller strikes out record 18 Tigers (Chester Laabs 5 times)
1942 – 1st self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction is demonstrated in Chicago, Illinois
1950 – Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz is first published in 9 newspapers
1955 – “Alfred Hitchcock Presents” premieres on television
1956 – The world’s 1st atomic power clock is exhibited in NYC
1967 – Grateful Dead members are arrested by narcotic agents
1974 – Hank Aaron hits his 733rd career HR on his last NL at bat
1983 – L/cpl John F. Sapp is honorably discharged from the United States Marine Corps
1990 – The Allies cede any remaining rights as occupiers of Germany
2001 – NATO backs US military strikes, following 9/11
2007 – President Roh Moo-hyun of South Korea walks across the Military Demarcation Line into North Korea on his way to the second Inter-Korean Summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Il
2009 – Rio de Janeiro is elected the host city of the 2016 Summer Olympics and Paralympics
2013 – US Congress continues to bicker over Obamacare as the government crumbles


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