On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1534 – English Parliament passes Act of Supremacy, making King Henry VIII head of the English church – a role formerly held by the Pope
1629 – King Charles I gives the Bahamas to Sir Robert Heath
1866 – The Jesse James gang robs a bank in Lexington Missouri and makes off with $2000
1873 – P T Barnum’s circus, “Greatest Show on Earth,” debuts (NYC)
1894 – Daniel Cooper patents the time clock
1900 – The first ever US auto show opens in Madison Square Garden in NYC
1938 – Orson Welles causes widespread panic in the US with the broadcast of HG Welles’ “War of the Worlds”
1945 – US government announces the end of shoe rationing ??
1952 – Clarence Birdseye begins selling the first frozen peas
1961 – The Soviet Union tests a 58 megaton hydrogen bomb
1974 – ‘The Rumble in the Jungle’ , Muhammad Ali KO’s George Foreman in 8th round in Kinshasa Zaire
1987 – In Japan, NEC releases the first 16-bit home entertainment system, the TurboGrafx-16, known as PC Engine
1989 – Smith Dairy, in Orrville Ohio, makes the world’s largest milk shake!! (1,575.2 gal)
2012 – Walt Disney purchases Lucas film Ltd and its rights for Star Wars and Indiana Jones for $4.05 billion


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