On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
392 – Roman Emperor Theodosius declares the Christian religion, a state religion
1519 – The first meeting of Montezuma & Hernán Cortés occurs in Mexico
1731 – In Philadelphia, Benjamin Franklin opens the 1st US library
1734 – Vincent la Chapelle, master cook to various nobility and royalty, forms Freemasons Lodge in the Netherlands
1789 – Bourbon Whiskey, 1st distilled from corn (by Elijah Craig, Bourbon Ky)
1838 – Victor Hugo’s “Ruy Blas” premieres in Paris
1864 – Abraham Lincoln (R) is elected to his 2nd term as American President
1793 – The Louvre in Paris, France opens
1942 – Hitler announces the fall of Stalingrad from a Munich beer hall
1951 – NY Yankee catcher Yogi Berra wins the 1st of his 3 MVP awards
1964 – The IMF grants Great Britain a credit of $1 billion pounds
1967 – Silver hits a record $1.951 an ounce in London
1980 – The Voyager 1 space probe discovers the 15th moon of Saturn
1989 – David Dinkins elected 1st African-American mayor of NYC
1989 – Douglas Wilder elected 1st US African-American governor (Virginia)
1990 – 100,000 additional US troops are sent to the Persian gulf
1992 – 300,000 demonstrate against racism in Berlin
1994 – Cleveland Cavaliers their 1st game at Gund Arena, lose to the Houston Rockets, 100-98
2004 – More than 10,000 U.S. troops and a small number of Iraqi army units participate in a siege on the insurgent stronghold of Fallujah
2011 – The potentially hazardous asteroid 2005 YU55 passed 0.85 lunar distances from Earth (about 324,600 kilometres or 201,700 miles), the closest known approach by an asteroid of its brightness since 2010 XC15 in 1976

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