On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1158 – Emperor Frederik I Barbarossa declares himself ruler of North Italy
1493 – Explorer Christopher Columbus discovers Saba
1634 – Following pressure from Anglican bishop John Atherton, the Irish House of Commons passes “An Act for the Punishment for the Vice of Buggery”
1647 – Massachusetts passes the 1st US compulsory school attendance law
1714 – A highway in Bronx is laid out, but later renamed East 233rd Street
1790 – Chrysanthemums are introduced to England from China
1851 – Alvan Clark patents the telescope
1890 – D McCree patents a portable fire escape
1909 – Construction of US navy base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, begins
1918 – The Armistice signed by the Allies and Germany comes into effect, WW I hostilities end at 11.00 am (thus creating veteran’s Day)
1925 – Robert A. Millikan announces the discovery of cosmic rays
1930 – Patent number US1781541 is awarded to Albert Einstein and Leó Szilárd for their invention, the Einstein refrigerator
1959 – The 1st episode of “Rocky & Bullwinkle” airs !!!
1969 – The Beatles along with Billy Preston release “Get Back” in UK
1987 – Van Gogh’s “Irises” sells for record $53.6 M at auction
1994 – Bill Gates buys Leonardo da Vinci’s “Codex” for $30,800,000
2008 – The RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2) set sail on her final voyage to Dubai


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