On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1314 – Jacques de Molay, the 23rd and the last Grand Master of the Knights Templar, is burned at the stake
1325 – According to legend, Tenochtitlan is founded on this date. The event is depicted on the Mexican coat of arms
1673 – Lord Berkley sells his half of New Jersey to the Quakers
1834 – Six farm labourers from Tolpuddle, Dorset, England are sentenced to be transported to Australia for forming a trade union
1881 – Barnum & Bailey’s Greatest Show on Earth opens in Madison Square Garden
1922 – British magistrates in India sentence Mahatma Gandhi to 6 years imprisonment for disobedience
1938 – Presidente Cardena of Mexico nationalizes US & British oil companies
1944 – 2,500 women trample guards & floorwalkers to purchase 1,500 alarm clocks announced for sale in a Chicago Illinois dept store
1961 – The Poppin’ Fresh Pillsbury Dough Boy is introduced to the world
1965 – Each of the Rolling Stones are fined £5 for public urination
1968 – US Congress repeals the requirement for a gold reserve
1982 – Singer Teddy Pendergrass’ spinal cord is severed in a car accident
1992 – Leona Helmsley sentence to 4 years for tax evasion
2003 – British Sign Language is recognised as an official British language

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