On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1684 – Isaac Newton’s derivation of Kepler’s laws from his theory of gravity, contained in the paper De motu corporum in gyrum, is read to the Royal Society by Edmund Halley
1690 – Massachusetts Bay becomes the first American colonial government to borrow money
1817 – Mississippi is admitted as the 20th state of the Union
1868 – The first traffic lights are installed outside the Palace of Westminster in London
1901 – 1st Nobel Peace Prizes are awarded jointly to Jean Henri Dunant, Frederic Passy
1902 – Women are given the right to vote in Tasmania
1907 – Rudyard Kipling receives Nobel prize for literature
1936 – Edward VIII signs the Instrument of Abdication, giving up the British throne to marry Wallis Simpson
1954 – Albert Schweitzer receives his Nobel Peace Prize
1963 – 6-year old Donny Osmond makes his singing debut on the Andy Williams Show
1964 – The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded to Dr Martin Luther King Jr
1968 – Japan’s biggest heist, the still-unsolved “300 million yen robbery”, occurs in Tokyo
1976 – Wings releases their triple album “Wings Over America”
1991 – IM Pei receives $5 million for his design for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
1995 – Worst snowstorm in Buffalo history, 37.9″ in 24 hours starting Dec 9 at 7 PM
2006 – One million Lebanese opposition supporters gather in downtown Beirut, calling for the government to resign
2012 – Google begins selling $99 laptops in the US

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