On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1697 – St Paul’s Cathedral opens in London
1804 – Napoleon Bonaparte is crowned emperor of France in Paris
1816 – The first savings bank in the US opens (Philadelphia Savings Fund Society)
1867 – In a New York City theater, British author Charles Dickens gives his first public reading in the United States
1899 – The US & Germany agree to divide Samoa equally between them
1901 – Gillette patents its 1st disposable razor
1908 – Child Emperor Pu Yi ascends to the Chinese throne at the age of two
1939 – NY’s La Guardia Airport officially begins operations as an airliner from Chicago lands, 1 minute after midnight
1941 – Yamamoto sends his fleet to Pearl Harbor
1954 – US Senate censures Joe McCarthy (Sen-R-Wisconsin) for “conduct that tends to bring the Senate into dishonor & disrepute” ??
1964 – Ringo Starr’s tonsils are removed!!
1971 – The United Arab Emirates (Trucial States) declares independence from the UK
1974 – Major League Baseball announces cowhide, rather than just horsehide, can be used to make baseballs
1989 – Vishwanath Pratap Singh is sworn in as president of India
1994 – A jury finds Heidi Fleiss guilty of running a call girl ring
1999 – The United Kingdom relinquishes political power in Northern Ireland to the Northern Ireland Executive
2001 – Enron files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

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