On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1317 – A Pontifical degree “Sancta Romania” is announced against spiritualists
1685 – Don Francisco de Agurto is installed as land guardian of the Netherlands
1817 – The first coffee plantation opens in Hawaii (Kona)
1877 – Johannes Brahms’ 2nd Symphony in D, premieres in Vienna
1918 – John E Hoover decides he wants to be called J. Edgar Hoover
1924 – Edwin Hubble announces the existence of other galactic systems
1929 – Cole Porter’s musical “Wake Up & Dream,” premieres in NYC
1938 – The Electronic television system is patented (V K Zworykin)
1952 – The Tuskegee Institute reports 1952 as the first yr in 71 with no lynchings in the US
1953 – The first ever NTSC color television sets go on sale for about $1,175 each from RCA
1963 – “Let’s Make A Deal,” debuts on NBC-TV
1972 – Pres Nixon halts the bombing of North Vietnam & announces peace talks
1988 – Mercedes-Benz pays a $20.2-M fine after it failed to meet the 1986 government fuel standard
2003 – U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft recuses himself and his office from the Plame affair scandal
2005 – Tropical Storm Zeta forms in the open Atlantic Ocean, tying the record for the latest tropical cyclone ever to form in the North Atlantic basin

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