On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1553 – English Lady Jane Grey and Archbishop Thomas Cranmer accused of high treason
1775 – American Revolutionary forces capture Montreal
1841 – James Braid first sees a demonstration of animal magnetism, which leads to his study of the subject he eventually calls hypnosis
1851 – The Denny Party lands at Alki Point, the first settlers of what will become the city of Seattle, Washington
1864 – The new Constitution of Greece is adopted
1913 – The first modern elastic brassiere is patented by Mary Phelps Jacob
1938 – America’s 1st saint, Mother Frances Cabrini, is beatified
1940 – Walt Disney’s “Fantasia” is released
1942 – The minimum draft age is lowered from 21 to 18 (in the US)
1964 – Bob Petit (St Louis Hawks) becomes the 1st NBAer to score 20,000 points
1977 – The final Al Capp comic strip of “Li’l Abner” (1934-77) is published
1980 – US spacecraft Voyager 1 sends back the first close-up pictures of Saturn
1982 – The Vietnam War Memorial is dedicated in Washington DC
1986 – US President Ronald Reagan confesses of weapons sales to Iran
1990 – The World Wide Web comes online
2001 – In the first such act since World War II, US President George W. Bush signs an executive order allowing military tribunals against foreigners suspected of connections to terrorist acts or planned acts on the United States
2002 – Eminem releases his single ‘Lose Yourself’ from the soundtrack of 8 Mile, it becomes the first rap song to win an Academy Award for Best Original Song


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