On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
69 – Otho seizes power in Rome, proclaiming himself true Emperor of Rome, but only rules for three months before committing suicide
1346 – Emperor Louis IV of Bavaria gives his wife Margaretha the countries of Holland and New Zealand
1844 – The University of Notre Dame receives its charter in Indiana
1861 – The first steam elevator is patented by Elisha Otis
1870 – A Donkey is 1st used as symbol of the Democratic Party, in Harper’s Weekly
1889 – The Coca-Cola Company, then known as the Pemberton Medicine Company, is originally incorporated in Atlanta, Georgia
1919 – 2 million gallons of molasses flood Boston MA, drowning 21
1935 – 300 Dutch ice cream salesmen protest against Italian competition
1951 – US Supreme Court rules “clear & present danger” of incitement to riot is not protected speech & can be a cause for arrest
1961 – Diana Ross and the Supremes are signed with Motown Records
1971 – George Harrison releases “My Sweet Lord”
1973 – Pres Nixon suspends all US offensive action in North Vietnam
1983 – Thom Syles keeps a life saver intact in his mouth for over 7 hours
1990 – 42 year old George Foreman KOs George Cooney in 2 rounds
2001 – Wikipedia, a free Wiki content encyclopedia, goes online
2009 – US Airways Flight 1549 makes an emergency landing into the Hudson River shortly after takeoff from La Guardia Airport in New York City. All passengers and crew members survive

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