On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
356 – Emperor Constantius II shuts down all heathen temples
842 – A Medieval Iconoclastic Controversy ends as a council in Constantinople formally re-instates the veneration of icons in their churches
1600 – The Peruvian stratovolcano Huaynaputina explodes in the most violent eruption in the recorded history of South America
1819 – British explorer William Smith discovers the South Shetland Islands, and claims them in the name of King George III
1856 – A tin-type camera is patented by Hamilton Smith of Gambier, Ohio
1881 – Kansas becomes 1st state to prohibit all alcoholic beverages
1940 – William “Smokey” Robinson is born in Detroit, Michigan
1942 – FDR orders detention and internment of all west-coast Japanese-Americans
1945 – 30,000 US Marines land on the island of Iwo Jima with little resistance
1949 – The 1st Bollingen Prize for poetry is awarded to Ezra Pound
1977 – Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumours” album is released
1980 – Bon Scott, vocalist for AC/DC dies at the age of 33
1987 – for 1st time on television, an Anti-smoking ad airs featuring Yul Brynner (who is already dead from cancer!)
1985 – Mickey Mouse is welcomed in China
2002 – NASA’s Mars Odyssey space probe begins to map the surface of Mars using its thermal emission imaging system
2008 – Toshiba announces its formal recall of its HD DVD video formatting, ending the format war between it and Sony’s Blu-Ray Disc

 

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