On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
527 – Byzantine Emperor Justin I names his nephew Justinian I as co-ruler and successor to the throne
1748 – The ruins of Pompeii are discovered
1778 – New Orleans businessman Oliver Pollock creates the “$” symbol
1792 – Feminist Etta Palm demands women’s right to divorce
1826 – Samuel Mory patents the internal combustion engine
1853 – Cincinnati became the first US city to pay firefighters a regular salary
1867 – Singapore, Penang & Malacca become British crown colonies
1891 – Painter Gauguin leaves Marseille for Tahiti
1924 – Adolf Hitler is sentenced to 5 years hard labor
1946 – The Weight Watchers diet program is formed
1964 – John Lennon is reunited with his father Freddie after 17 years
1965 – Syncom 3, the first geosynchronous communications satellite, passes from civilian to military control
1970 – President Nixon signs the bill limiting cigarette advertisements on 1/1/71
1976 – Stephen Wozniak & Steven Jobs found Apple Computer
1981 – Daylight saving time is introduced in the USSR
1986 – World oil prices dip below $10 a barrel
1990 – It becomes illegal in Salem Oregon to be within 2 feet of nude dancers
1991 – The US minimum wage goes from $3.80 to $4.25 per hour
2004 – Google introduces Gmail: the launch is met with scepticism on account of the launch date
2013 – The world’s first smelling TV screen is unveiled in Japan

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