On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
359 – Honoratus, the first known Prefect of the City of Constantinople, takes office
1602 – A surprise attack by forces under the command of the Duke of Savoy and his brother-in-law, Philip III of Spain, is repelled by the citizens of Geneva (known as Fête de l’Escalade)
1620 – 103 Mayflower pilgrims land at Plymouth Rock (12/21 NS)
1719 – The 1st known recorded display of Aurora Borealis in the North American colonies takes place (New England)
1882 – Boston’s Bijou Theatre, the first American playhouse lit exclusively by electricity, has its first performance of Gilbert & Sullivan’s “Iolanthe”
1909 – Colored moving pictures are demonstrated at Madison Square Garden, NYC
1913 – The “Mona Lisa,” stolen from the Louvre Museum in 1911, is recovered
1930 – Bank of the United States shutters its doors in New York City
1946 – Hank Williams begins to record on the Sterling label
1961 – President John F Kennedy provides US military helicopters & crews to South Vietnam
1964 – Che Guevara speaks at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City
1967 – Beatles’ Apple Music signs its 1st group named Grapefruit
1975 – 1st class postage rises from 10 cents to 13 cents
2001 – The People’s Republic of China joins the World Trade Organization
2008 – Bernard Madoff arrested and charged with securities fraud in $50 billion Ponzi scheme
2012 – British physicist, Stephen Hawking, wins the $3 million Fundamental Physics Prize, the most lucrative academic prize in the world

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