On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
295 – Origin of Era of Ascension
1775 – General Washington forbids recruiting officers enlisting blacks
1793 – Jean Sylvain Bailly, the first Mayor of Paris, is guillotined
1892 – Pudge Heffelfinger receives $500 to become the 1st paid pro football player
1912 – Robert Scott’s diary & body are found in Antarctica
1923 – In Germany, Adolf Hitler is arrested for his attempt to seize power Nov 8
1927 – The 1st underwater tunnel, Holland Tunnel connecting NY to NJ opens
1938 – Hermann Goering announces he wants Madagascar as a Jewish homeland
1946 – Walt Disney’s “Song Of the South” is released
1953 – US district Judge Grim, rules the NFL can black out TV home games
1954 – Ellis Island, the immigration station in NY Harbor, is closed
1964 – Paula Murphy sets the female land speed record at 226.37 MPH
1968 – US Supreme Court declares an Arkansas law banning teaching evolution in public schools is unconstitutional
1979 – US halts all Iranian oil imports & freezes Iranian assets
1990 – Tim Berners-Lee publishes a formal proposal for the World Wide Web
1995 – Dan Marino breaks Fran Tarkenton’s NFL all-time passing yardage mark of 47,003
2003 – With 501 km/h (311 mph) Shanghai Transrapid sets up a new world record for commercial railway systems
2011 – Silvio Berlusconi resigns as Prime Minister of Italy due, in large part, to the European sovereign debt crisis


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