On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1267 – Synod of Breslau orders the Jews of Silesia to wear special caps
1775 – English Parliament declares the colony of Massachusetts is in rebellion
1822 – Haiti invades the newly founded Dominican Republic
1889 – The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is established as a Cabinet-level agency
1895 – Volleyball is invented by W G Morgan in Massachusetts
1909 – The first federal legislation is enacted prohibiting narcotics (opium)
1922 – Snow begins to fall on Mauna Loa, Hawaii
1926 – Teaching the theory of evolution in Atlanta, Georgia schools is forbidden
1942 – Daylight Savings War Time goes into effect in the US
1953 – “Adventures of Superman” TV series premieres in syndication
1964 – The Beatles have their 1st appearance on the “Ed Sullivan Show” (73.7 million viewers)
1964 – The GI Joe character is created by Hasbro
1971 – Satchel Paige becomes the first negro-league player elected to baseball’s Hall of Fame
1987 – The New York Stock Exchange, under intense pressure, installs a ladies restroom in the Exchange Luncheon Club
1992 – Thomas School of Germany becomes the fastest yodeler by completing 22 tones/15 falsetto in 1 second
2001 – The American submarine USS Greeneville accidentally strikes and sinks the Ehime-Maru, a Japanese training vessel operated by the Uwajima Fishery High school


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