On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
529 BC – The international day of Cyrus the Great, king of Persia, who declared the first charter of human rights in the world also known as Cyrus Cylinder
1390 – The first trial for witchcraft takes place in Paris
1618 – English adventurer, writer, and courtier Sir Walter Raleigh is beheaded for allegedly conspiring against James I of England
1863 – The International Committee of the Red Cross forms (Nobel Prizes 1917, 1944, 1963)
1872 – J S Risdon patents a metal windmill
1929 – The “Black Tuesday,” Stock Market crash triggers “The Great Depression”
1942 – The Alaska highway is completed
1945 – The first ballpoint pen goes on sale; 57 years after it is patented
1958 – Boris Pasternak refuses the Nobel prize for literature
1960 – Muhammad Ali’s (Cassius Clay) 1st professional fight takes place, he beats Tunney Hunsaker in 6 rounds
1967 – MacDermot, Ragni & Rado’s musical “Hair,” premieres in NYC
1982 – Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson release “Girl is Mine”
1987 – Thomas (hitman) Hearns wins an unprecedented 4th different weight boxing title
1994 – The National Museum of American Indian opens (NYC)
1998 – Space Shuttle Discovery blasts off on STS-95 with 77-year old John Glenn on board, making him the oldest person to go into space
2012 – Hurricane Sandy makes landfall in New Jersey resulting in 110 deaths and $50 billion in damage and forces the New York stock exchange to close

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