On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
762 – Bögü, Khan of the Uyghurs, conquers Lo-Yang, capital of the Chinese Empire
1407 – A truce between John the Fearless, Duke of Burgundy and Louis of Valois, Duke of Orléans is agreed under the auspices of John, Duke of Berry. Orléans would be assassinated three days later by the Duke of Burgundy
1521 – Arabs attribute the shortage of water in Jerusalem to Jews making wine
1795 – The Curacao government forbids slave work on Sunday
1873 – Rival cities of Buda & Pest unite to form the capital of Hungary
1888 – William Bundy patents the time-card clock
1902 – Geo Lefevre & Henri Desgrange create the “Tour de France” bicycle race
1914 – The US State Department starts requiring photographs for passports
1923 – Garrett Morgan invents and patents the traffic signal
1928 – Boston Gardens opens, Montreal Canadiens beat Boston Bruins, 1-0
1929 – Salvador Dali’s 1st one-man show opens
1959 – UN adopts the Universal Declaration of Children’s Rights
1967 – At 11 AM, Census Clock at the Department of Commerce ticks past 200 million
1969 – Pele scores his 1,000th soccer goal
1977 – Walter Payton (Bears) rushes for an NFL-record 275 yards
1984 – McDonald’s officially makes its 50 billionth hamburger
2008 – After critical failures in the US financial system began to build up after mid-September, the Dow Jones Industrial Average reaches its lowest level since 1997.
2012 – Toshiba unveils a robot designed to help in nuclear disasters

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