On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
799 – Pope Leo III, aided by Charles the Great, returns to Rome
1745 – Bonnie Prince Charles’s army moves into Manchester & occupies Carlisle
1781 – The crew of the slave ship Zong murders 133 Africans by dumping them into the sea in order to claim insurance
1877 – Thomas Edison demonstrates hand-cranked phonograph
1887 – The US receives rights to Pearl Harbor, on Oahu, Hawaii
1910 – The first US patent for inventing the traffic lights system is issued to Ernest Sirrine
1933 – The first state liquor stores are authorized (Pennsylvania)
1944 – Johns Hopkins hospital performs the first open heart surgery
1948 – “Kukla, Fran, & Ollie” debuts on NBC television
1961 – Freedom Riders are attacked by a white mob at a bus station in Mississippi
1963 – The Beatles release “I Want to Hold Your Hand”
1967 – Robert McNamara is “elected” president of the World bank
1972 – Nolan Bushnell (co-founder of Atari) releases Pong (the first commercially successful video game) in Andy Capp’s Tavern in Sunnyvale, California
1978 – The UN observes “international day of solidarity with the Palestinian people,” it is boycotted by the US & about 20 other countries
1987 – Joe Montana of the 49ers completes an NFL record 22 consecutive passes
1994 – Seoul, Korea, celebrates the 600th anniversary of its founding
2012 – The UN votes to approve Palestine’s status change from an observer to an observer state

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