On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
771 – Charlemagne becomes the sole King of the Franks after the death of his brother Carloman
1492 – Columbus discovers Hispaniola (Haiti)
1766 – London auctioneer Christie’s hold their first sale
1775 – At Fort Ticonderoga, Henry Knox begins his historic transport of artillery to Cambridge, Massachusetts
1848 – Pres Polk triggers Gold Rush of 1849, by confirming the California gold discovery
1854 – Aaron Allen of Boston patents the folding theater chair
1893 – The 1st electric car is built in Toronto (15 miles between charges)
1932 – German physicist Albert Einstein is granted a visa to enter America
1932 – Little Richard [Wayne Penniman], is born in Macon, Georgia
1935 – National Council of Negro Women is formed by Mary McLeod Bethune
1946 – President Harry Truman creates the Committee on Civil Rights by Executive Order #9808
1955 – An Historic bus boycott begins in Montgomery Alabama by Rosa Parks
1967 – Benjamin Spock & Allen Ginsberg are arrested for protesting against the Vietnam war
1974 – Monty Python’s Flying Circus final episode airs on BBC
1988 – Shuttle Atlantis launches world’s 1st nuclear-war-fighting satellite
2008 – Human remains previously found in 1991 are finally identified by Russian and American scientists as those of Tsar Nicholas II
2008 – OJ Simpson is sentenced to 33 years in prison for kidnapping and armed robbery

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