On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1521 – Pope Leo X titles King Henry VIII of England “Defender of the Faith”
1674 – Pierre Corneille’s “Surena,” premieres in Paris
1868 – Thomas Edison patents his 1st invention: the electric voice machine
1871 – The Great Chicago Fire is finally extinguished after 3 days, 300 are killed
1887 – A Miles patents the elevator
1906 – The San Francisco public school board sparks United States diplomatic crisis with Japan by ordering Japanese students to be taught in racially segregated schools
1923 – Babe Ruth hits 2 home runs in a World Series game
1929 – JC Penney opens store #1252 in Milford, Delaware, making it a nationwide company with stores in all 48 U.S. states (now bankrupt)
1950 – The U.S. Federal Communications Commission issues the first license to broadcast television in color, to CBS
1962 – 1st appearance of a Gabor sister on the Merv Griffin Show
1967 – Yoko Plus Me art exhibit opens in London (the me is John Lennon)
1975 – “Saturday Night Live” premieres with guest host George Carlin
1981 – Unknown rocker Prince opens for the Rolling Stones at the LA Coliseum
1984 – The first space walk by a woman begins (Dr Kathryn D Sullivan US)
1995 – John Bobbitt has plastic surgery to increase his penis size by 3 inches!
2012 – A US appeal court overturns a district court ruling banning the sale of Samsung
2012 – Mo Yan, a hallucinatory realist writer, wins the 2012 Nobel Prize for Literature


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