On this Date i History..

On this Day in History..
1520 – King Henry VIII of England orders bowling lanes built at Whitehall
1581 – Commissioned by Catherine De Medici, the 1st ballet “Ballet Comique de la Reine,” is staged in Paris
1815 – Napoleon Bonaparte is exiled onto the Island of St Helena at 51
1860 – 11-year-old Grace Bedell writes to President Lincoln, and tells him to grow a beard (which he does)
1880 – Koln cathedral is completed, 633 years after it began
1883 – US Supreme Court declares the Civil Rights Act of 1875 unconstitutional
1917 – World War I: At Vincennes outside of Paris, Dutch dancer Mata Hari is executed by firing squad for her spying for Germany
1923 – The NY Yankees get their 1st World Series win beating the NY Giants, 4 games to 2
1933 – Philadelphia Eagles play their 1st NFL game, and lose to the NY Giants 56-0
1937 – Ernest Hemingway’s novel “To Have & Have Not” is published
1949 – Billy Graham begins his ministry
1966 – Australia bans the Troggs’ “I Can’t Control Myself,” as “terribly obscene”
1966 – The Black Panther Party is created by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale
1989 – Billy Graham is given the 1,900th star on Hollywood Blvd
1993 – Amstel brewery on Curacao produces its 1,000,000,000th bottle of beer!
2001 – NASA’s Galileo spacecraft passes within 112 miles of Jupiter’s moon Io
2011 – Legoland Florida (the world’s largest Legoland theme park) opens in Winter Haven, Florida


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