On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1640 – Settler Hugh Bewitt is banished from a Massachusetts colony when he declares himself to be free of original sin
1793 – Noah Webster establishes NY’s 1st daily newspaper, American Minerva
1856 – The Iranian city of Bushehr surrenders to occupying British forces
1878 – Joseph Pulitzer purchases the St Louis Dispatch for $2,500
1905 – In France, the law separating church and state is passed
1940 – British assault on Banghazi Libya begins
1941 – 300 Montgomery, SF opens as the new Bank of America HQ
1953 – General Electric announces that all Communist employees will be fired!
1958 – Robert H W Welch Jr & 11 other men meet in Indianapolis to form anti-Communist John Birch Society
1965 – “A Charlie Brown Christmas” premieres on network television
1967 – Jim Morrison, is arrested on stage for disturbing the peace
1975 – Pres Gerald Ford signs a $2.3 Bn loan-authorization for NYC
1983 – Attorney General Edwin Meese says people go to soup kitchens “…because food is free & that’s easier than paying for it”
1990 – Lech Walesa wins the presidential election in Poland
1994 – US Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders is asked to resign after comments about masturbation
2012 – The Social Liberal Union Party and Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta win by a landslide in the parliamentary elections

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