On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1027 – John XIX crowns Conrad II Holy Roman Emperor, founder of the Salian dynasty
1668 – England takes control of Bombay, India
1790 – United States Congress passes the Naturalization Act, requiring a 2-year residency before citizenship will be granted
1804 – United States Congress orders the immediate removal of Indians east of Mississippi to Louisiana
1830 – The Book of Mormon is published in Palmyra, New York
1845 – Patents are awarded for adhesive medicated plaster, the precursor of a band-aid
1872 – Thomas J Martin patents the fire extinguisher
1885 – The Eastman Film Company manufactures the 1st commercial motion picture film
1926 – The 1st lip-reading tournament is held in America
1937 – Joe DiMaggio takes Ty Cobb’s advice and replaces his 40 oz bat with the 36 oz
1937 – The Spinach growers of Crystal City, Texas, erect statue of Popeye!!
1970 – The 500th nuclear explosion since 1945 is announced by the US
1982 – Ground-breaking is held in Washington, DC for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
1996 – The International Monetary Fund approves a $10.2 billion loan for Russia
1999 – The “Melissa worm” infects Microsoft word processing and e-mail systems around the world
2006 – In Scotland, the prohibition of smoking in all substantially enclosed public places comes into force
2012 – Canadian Film maker James Cameron becomes the first person to visit Challenger Deep, the deepest point on Earth in over 50 years

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