On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1065 – Westminster Abbey is consecrated in London
1860 – Harriet Tubman arrives in Auburn NY, on her last mission to free slaves, evading capture for 8 years on the Underground Railroad
1869 – William Finley Semple of Mount Vernon, Ohio, patents chewing gum
1895 – The Lumiere brothers, hold the first commercial film screening at Salon Indien du Grand Café, Paris
1902 – The 1st indoor pro football game is played at Madison Square Garden, NYC. Syracuse beats Philadelphia 6-0
1912 – The first municipally owned streetcars take to the streets in San Francisco, California
1945 – US Congress officially recognizes the “Pledge of Allegiance”
1958 – What might be called the greatest NFL game in the history of ever, the Colts beat the Giants 23-17
1967 – Muriel Siebert becomes the 1st woman to own a seat on the NY Stock Exchange
1968 – The Beatles’ “White Album,” hits #1 & stays #1 for 9 weeks
1973 – Akron Ohio’s Chamber of Commerce terminates itself from the Soap Box Derby
1981 – The first American test-tube baby, Elizabeth Jordan Carr, is born in Norfolk, Virginia
1983 – The United States say they will leave UNESCO on Dec 31, 1984
2012 – Jiroemon Kimura of Japan becomes the world’s oldest verified man
2012 – Vladimir Putin signs into law a ban on US adoption of Russian children

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