On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1307 – William Tell shoots apple off his son’s head
1626 – St. Peter’s Basilica is consecrated
1718 – Voltaire’s “Oedipe” premieres in Paris
1793 – The Louvre officially opens in Paris
1852 – Rose Philippine Duchesne dies in St. Charles, Missouri. She would be canonized on July 3, 1988 by Pope John Paul II
1902 – Brooklyn toy maker Morris Michton names the teddy bear after Teddy Roosevelt
1928 – Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse appears in NY in “Steamboat Willie”
1938 – Trade union members elect John L. Lewis as the first president of the Congress of Industrial Organizations
1961 – JFK sends 18,000 military advisors to South Vietnam
1963 – Bell Telephone introduces the first push button telephone
1964 – J. Edgar Hoover describes Martin Luther King as “the most notorious liar”
1976 – Spain’s parliament establishes democracy after 37 years of dictatorship
1989 – Pennsylvania becomes the first state to restrict abortions after Supreme Court gives states the right to do so
2004 – Russia officially ratifies the Kyoto Protocol

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