On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1845 – Naval School (now called US Naval Academy) opens at Annapolis
1846 – Neptune’s moon Triton is discovered by William Lassell
1865 – John Hyatt patents the billiard ball
1917 – The Giants Rube Benton is 1st lefty to pitch a World Series no-hitter
1920 – Cleveland Indians’ Elmer Smith hits baseball’s 1st post-season grand slam
1948 – Then record 86,288 see game 5 of World Series in Cleveland
1957 – A fire at the Windscale nuclear plant in Cumbria, UK becomes the world’s first major nuclear accident
1971 – Fenholt & Webber’s musical “Jesus Christ Superstar,” premieres in NYC
1973 – VP Spiro T Agnew pleads no contest to tax evasion & resigns
1976 – Greece’s 98 year-old Dimitrion Yordanidis, becomes the oldest man to compete in a marathon; he finishes in 7:33!!
1978 – Steve Perry joins Journey
1982 – Pope John Paul II canonized Rev M Kolbe, who volunteered to die in place of another inmate at Auschwitz concentration camp, a saint
1982 – US imposes sanctions against Poland for banning Solidarity trade union
1991 – The US cuts all foreign aid to Haiti
1995 – Israel begins W Bank pullback, frees hundreds of Palestinian prisoners
2009 – After having closed borders for about two hundred years, Armenia and Turkey sign protocols in Zurich, Switzerland to open their borders

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