On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
834 – 1st All Hallows Eve (Halloween) is observed to honor the saints
1541 – Michelangelo Buonarroti finishes painting The Last Judgement in the Sistine Chapel, Vatican
1892 – Arthur Conan Doyle publishes The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
1913 – The Lincoln Highway, America’s first paved coast-to-coast highway, is dedicated
1923 – 160 consecutive days of 100 degrees at Marble Bar, Australia begins
1941 – The Mount Rushmore monument is completed
1952 – The 1st thermonuclear bomb is detonated in the Marshall Islands
1956 – Rear Adm GJ Dufek becomes the 1st American to land an airplane at the South Pole
1956 – Britain & France begin to bomb Egypt in order to reopen the Suez Canal ??
1975 – Bob Geldof makes his first appearance with the Boomtown Rats
1983 – Ron Grant completes a 217 day, 8,316 mile run around Australia!
1992 – The Roman Catholic church reinstates Galileo Galilei after 359 years
1993 – Rapper Tupac Shakur is charged with aggravated assault
1999 – Yachtsman Jesse Martin returns to Melbourne after 11 months of circumnavigating the world, solo, nonstop and unassisted!
2000 – The last Multics machine is shut down in Halifax, Nova Scotia
2003 – A bankruptcy court approves MCI’s reorganization plans, essentially clearing the telecommunications company to exit bankruptcy
2011 – According to the United Nations, the world population reaches 7 billion inhabitants

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