On this Date in History..

OOn this Day in History..
421 – Friday at 12 PM – city of Venice founded (the one in Italy dude)
1306 – One of my ancestors, Robert the Bruce was crowned Robert I, King of Scots, having killed his rival John Comyn, Lord of Badenoch
1584 – Sir Walter Raleigh renews Humphrey Gilbert’s patent to explore North America
1655 – Christiaan Huygens discovers Titan (Saturn’s largest satellite)
1811 – Percy Bysshe Shelley is expelled from the University of Oxford for his publication of the pamphlet The Necessity of Atheism
1857 – Frederick Laggenheim takes 1st photo of a solar eclipse
1905 – Confederate battle flags, captured during the American Civil War, are returned to the South
1937 – It is revealed Quaker Oats pays Babe Ruth $25,000 per year for their ads
1954 – RCA manufactures its 1st color TV set (12½” screen at $1,000)
1955 – United States Customs seizes copies of Allen Ginsberg’s poem “Howl” as obscene
1988 – Robin Givens demands full access to husband Mike Tyson’s money
1997 – The Cleveland Indians traded Lofton & Embree to the Braves for Grissom & Justice
2006 – Protesters demanding a re-election in Belarus following the rigged Belarusian presidential election, 2006 clash with riot police. Opposition leader Aleksander Kozulin is among several protesters arrested
2012 – Peter Cruddas, treasurer of Britain’s Conservative Party, resigns after being caught on film selling access to British Prime Minister David Cameron

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