On this Date in History..

On this day in History..
1098 – The 1st Crusaders capture & plunder Mara Syria
1474 – Isabella crowns herself queen of Castile & Aragon
1792 – In Vienna, Ludwig Von Beethoven receives his first lesson in music composition from Franz Joseph Haydn
1822 – Mexico is officially recognized as an independent nation by the United States
1899 – George F Bryant of Boston patents the wooden golf tee
1915 – Frank Sinatra is born in Hoboken New Jersey (old blue eyes)
1930 – Baseball changes its rule, that if a ball bounces into the stands it is a double, and not a HR
1937 – Japanese aircraft shell & sink US gunboat Panay on Yangtze River in China. (Japan apologizes & eventually pays the US $2.2M in reparations)
1946 – The UN accepts 6 Manhattan blocks as a gift from John D Rockefeller Jr
1959 – A UN Committee on the Peaceful Use of Outer Space is established
1961 – Martin Luther King Jr & 700 demonstrators are arrested in Albany Ga
1963 – Frank Sinatra Jr is returned after being kidnapped
1965 – Gale Sayers of Chicago Bears scores 6 TD’s, tying the NFL record
1979 – Gold hits a record $462.50 an ounce
1980 – The US copyright law is amended to include computer programs
1988 – PLO leader Yasir Arafat accepts Israel’s right to exist
1997 – Carlos the Jackal, “professional revolutionary” goes on trial in Paris
2006 – Peugeot produces its last car at the Ryton Plant signalling the end of mass car production in Coventry, formerly a major centre of the British motor industry

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