On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1322 – Robert the Bruce of Scotland defeats King Edward II of England at Byland, forcing Edward to accept Scotland’s independence
1834 – The first African American obtains a US patent, Henry Blair, for a corn planter
1865 – The Cheyennes & Arapaho’s sign a”peaces treaty” then subsequently are chased out Colorado
1884 – George Eastman patents his paper-strip photographic film
1912 – Bull Moose Teddy Roosevelt is shot while campaigning in Milwaukee
1916 – Sophomore tackle and guard Paul Robeson is excluded from the Rutgers football team when Washington and Lee University refused to play against a black person
1930 – Ethel Merman debuts on Broadway in “Girl Crazy”
1939 – BMI (Broadcast Music Incorporated) is formed
1943 – 400 Jews escape in the uprising at Sobibor extermination Camp in Poland
1950 – The Rev Sun Young Moon is liberated from Hung Nam prison
1957 – The Everly Brothers’ “Wake Up Little Susie” reaches #1 on the charts
1962 – US U-2 espionage planes locate missile launchers in Cuba
1964 – Martin Luther King Jr wins the Nobel Peace Prize
1979 – NHL’s greatest scorer Wayne Gretzky scores his 1st NHL goal
1987 – In Midland, Tx 1½-year-old Jessica McClure falls 22′ (7m) down a well
1991 – Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi wins the Nobel Peace Prize
1996 – Dow Jones closes over 6,000 for 1st time (6,010)


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