On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1600 – The Vatican convicts scholar Giordano Bruno to death
1672 – Isaac Newton reads his first optics paper before the Royal Society in London
1802 – Simon Willard patents his banjo clock
1887 – The Dawes Act authorizes the President of the United States to survey Native American tribal land and divide it into individual allotments
1894 – The Enforcement Act is repealed, making it easier to disenfranchise African-Americans
1898 – John Ames Sherman patents the 1st envelope folding & gumming machine in America
1918 – “Stars & Stripes,” a weekly US armed forces newspaper begins publications
1942 – Congress advises FDR that, Americans of Japanese descent should be locked up en masse so they wouldn’t oppose the US war effort
1963 – AFL’s Dallas Texans move to Kansas City to become the KC Chiefs
1971 – The Nasdaq stock market index debuts
1984 – The 14th Winter Olympic games opens in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia
1990 – “60 Minutes” commentator Andy Rooney suspended by CBS for racial remarks attributed to him by a gay magazine
1996 – The NFL & Cleveland allows Art Modell to move his NFL franchise to Baltimore but the Browns’ name must behind
1996 – The massive Internet collaboration “24 Hours in Cyberspace” takes place
2013 – A massive blizzard begins in the US and Canada that resulted in 15 deaths, 5,300 cancelled flights, and loss of power for 900,000 people

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