On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
362 – The temple of Apollo at Daphne, outside of Antioch, is destroyed by a mysterious fire
1746 – Princeton University (NJ) received its charter
1797 – Andre-Jacques Garnerin completes the first parachute descent from a balloon (Paris)
1836 – Sam Houston is inaugurated as the first elected president of the Republic of Texas
1861 – The 1st telegraph line linking the West & East coasts is completed
1897 – The world’s 1st car dealership opens in London
1907 – Ringling Brothers Greatest Show on Earth buys Barnum & Bailey circus
1926 – J. Gordon Whitehead sucker punches magician Harry Houdini in the stomach in Montreal (he dies three days later)
1934 – In East Liverpool, Ohio, notorious bank robber Pretty Boy Floyd is shot and killed by Federal Bureau of Investigation agents
1938 – Chester Carlson demonstrates the first Xerox copying machine
1962 – JFK imposes a naval blockade on Cuba, beginning the 13 day Cuban missile crisis
1964 – EMI rejects an audition by “High Numbers,” and they go on to become The Who
1964 – French philosopher/author Jean-Paul Sartre refuses the Nobel prize
1969 – Paul McCartney denies the rumors of his death
1979 – Walt Disney World’s 100-millionth guest comes through the turnstiles
1988 – Elton John sells out Madison Square Garden for a record 26th time
1997 – Compaq testifies Microsoft threatened to break Windows 95 agreement if they showcased a Netscape icon
2012 – 6 Italian scientists are convicted of manslaughter for their failure to predict the 2009 L’Aquila earthquake??

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