On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
539 BC – King Cyrus The Great of Persia marches into the city of Babylon, releasing the Jews from almost 70 years of exile and making the first Human Rights Declaration
1483 – Tomas de Torquemada is appointed inquisitor-general of Spain
1814 – A huge vat containing over 135,000 imperial gallons (610,000 L) of beer ruptures, causing other vats in the same building to succumb and cause the great London Beer Flood killing nine
1855 – The Bessemer steelmaking process is patented
1885 – Baseball sets all players salaries at $1,000-$2,000 for the 1885 season
1888 – Thomas Edison files a patent for the Optical Phonograph (the first movie)
1920 – The Chicago Bears play their 1st NFL game, win 7-0
1933 – Albert Einstein arrives in US as a refugee from Nazi Germany
1961 – NY Museum of Modern Art hangs Henri Matisse’s “Le Bateau” upside-down It isn’t corrected until December 3rd
1967 – “Hair” premieres on Broadway
1972 – Chuck Berry’s “My Ding-a-ling,” goes to #1 on the charts
1979 – Mother Teresa is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize
1986 – US Senate approves an immigration bill prohibiting hiring of illegal aliens & offered amnesty to illegals who entered prior to 1982
1988 – Phillip Morris announces $11 Billion tender offer for Kraft
2007 – The Dalai Lama receives the United States Congressional Gold Medal
2012 – Tens of thousands protest austerity measures in Greece

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