On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
3761 BC – The epoch (origin) of the modern Hebrew calendar begins (Proleptic Julian calendar)
1520 – 1st public burning of books in the Netherlands, in Louvain
1714 – People riot due to a new beer tax in Alkmaar Netherlands
1806 – Carbon paper is patented in London by inventor Ralph Wedgewood
1856 – Cyrus Chambers Jr patents folding machine that folds book & newspapers
1938 – Germany requires all Jewish passports be stamped with the letter J
1940 – World War II: the McCollum memo proposes bringing the U.S. into the war in Europe by provoking the Japanese to attack the United States
1952 – 1st “American Bandstand” broadcast in Philadelphia on WFIL-TV (Dick Clark joins in 1955 as a substitute-host)
1959 – Far side of Moon becomes visible for the first time, compliments of USSR’s Luna 3
1965 – Charles Linster completes 6,006 consecutive push-ups!
1975 – The US decides John Lennon won’t be deported due to UK pot conviction
1984 – Walter Payton passes Jim Brown as NFL’s career rushing leader
1990 – Israel begins handing out gas masks to its citizens
2001 – The U.S. invasion of Afghanistan starts with an air assault and covert operations on the ground
2003 – Gray Davis is recalled as Governor of California, three years before the official end of his office term. Film star Arnold Schwarzenegger is elected Governor

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