On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1616 – The Spanish Inquisition delivers its injunction to Galileo Galilei
1797 – The Bank of England issues its first £1-note
1815 – Napoleon & 1,200 of his finest soldiers leave Elba to begin a 100-day re-conquest of France
1846 – William F “Buffalo Bill” Cody, is born in Davenport Iowa
1848 – Karl Marx & Engels publish the “Communist Manifesto”
1907 – Royal Oil & Shell merge to form British Petroleum (BP)
1907 – United States Congress raises their salaries to $7,500
1914 – HMS Britannic, sister to the Titanic, is launched at Harland & Wolff in Belfast Ireland
1929 – The Grand Teton National Park is established by then president Calvin Coolidge
1936 – Adolf Hitler introduces Ferdinand Porsche’s “Volkswagen”
1952 – PM Winston Churchill announces that Britain has its own atomic bomb
1971 – Secretary-General U Thant signs a United Nations proclamation of the vernal equinox as Earth Day
1983 – Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” album hits #1 for 37 weeks straight
2004 – The United States lifts a ban on travel to Libya, ending travel restrictions to the nation that had lasted for 23 years
2013 – A flexible battery, capable of being charged wirelessly and folded and stretched is developed in silicon valley


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