On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1154 – Nicholas Breakspeare becomes Pope Adrian IV. The only Englishman so far to become pontiff
1619 – 38 colonists from Berkeley Parish in England disembark in Virginia and give thanks to God. It is considered by many as the first Thanksgiving in the Americas
1674 – Father Jacques Marquette builds the first dwelling in what is now Chicago
1783 – Gen Washington bids his officers farewell at Fraunces Tavern, NYC
1812 – Peter Gaillard of Lancaster, Pa patents a horse-drawn mower
1875 – William Marcy “Boss” Tweed (NYC-Tammany Hall) escapes from jail
1881 – The first edition of the Los Angeles Times is published
1915 – The Ku Klux Klan receives its charter in Fulton County Georgia
1927 – Duke Ellington opens at the Cotton Club in Harlem
1942 – FDR orders the dismantling of Works Progress Administration
1943 – Baseball Commissioner Landis announces any baseball club may sign Negroes
1954 – The first Burger King is opened in Miami, Florida
1961 – The Museum of Modern Art unknowingly hangs Matisse’s “Le Bateau” upside down for 47 days
1980 – The world is devastated when 2 months after the death of drummer John Bonham, Led Zeppelin breaks up 😦
1992 – President George H. W. Bush orders 28,000 US troops into Somalia in Northeast Africa
1993 – Frank V Zappa, US music/composer (Mothers of Invention), dies at 52
1998 – The Unity Module, the second module of the International Space Station, is launched

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