On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1520 – Ferdinand Magellan arrives at Tierra Del Fuego (Pacific Ocean)
1774 – First display of the word “Liberty” on a flag is raised by colonists in Taunton, Massachusetts and which was in defiance of British rule in Colonial America
1854 – Florence Nightingale and a staff of 38 nurses are sent to the Crimean War
1858 – The Can-Can is 1st performed in Paris
1879 – Thomas Edison perfects carbonized cotton filament light bulb
1911 – RS Hichens & M Hudsons “Garden of Allah,” premieres in NYC
1918 – Margaret Owen sets a world typing speed record of 170 wpm
1945 – Women in France are allowed to vote for the first time
1957 – Jailhouse Rock starring Elvis Presley opens
1959 – The Guggenheim Museum (NYC), designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, opens its doors
1967 – Thousands opposing the Vietnam War attempt to storm the Pentagon
1975 – Elton John is given a star on Hollywood Blvd.
1979 – Ozzie Newsome begins his NFL streak of 150 consecutive game receptions
1980 – The Philadelphia Phillies win their 1st World Championship in their 98-year history
1988 – Ferdinand & Imelda Marcos are indicted on racketeering charges
1989 – Buck Helm is found alive after being buried 4 days, in SF earthquake
1990 – Esther Canseco calls Oakland A’s manager Tony La Russa a “punk” for not starting husband Jose in the World Series
2003 – Images of the dwarf planet Eris are taken and subsequently used in its discovery by the team of Michael E. Brown, Chad Trujillo, and David L. Rabinowitz


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