On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1347 – Pope Clemens VI declares the Roman tribunal Cola di Rienzo as heretics
1586 – Sir Thomas Herriot introduces the potato to Europe from Colombia (Sir Walter Raleigh takes the credit)
1621 – Galileo creates his first telescope
1775 – The first official US flag raising takes place (aboard naval vessel Alfred)
1854 – Eureka Stockade: In what is claimed by many to be the birth of Australian democracy, more than 20 gold miners at Ballarat, Victoria, Australia are killed by state troopers in an uprising over mining licences
1881 – Henry Morton Stanley founds Leopoldville/Kinshasa (Congo)
1910 – Neon lights are displayed for the first time (Paris Auto Show)
1931 – Alka Seltzer is introduced by Maurice Treener as a cure-all for headaches, hangovers, heartburn, and more
1947 – Tennessee Williams’ “Streetcar Named Desire,” premieres in NYC
1948 – Ozzy Osbourne, Is born, in Aston, Birmingham 😉
1950 – Paul Harvey begins his national radio broadcast
1961 – The Beatles meet future manager Brian Epstein for the first time
1969 – John Lennon is offered the role of Jesus Christ in Jesus Christ Superstar
1979 – 11 people are trampled to death at the Cincinnati Who concert
2005 – XCOR Aerospace makes the first manned rocket aircraft delivery of US Mail in Mojave, California
2012 – Voyager 1 spacecraft, launched in 1977, reaches the end of our solar system and enters interstellar space

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