On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1527 – Spanish & German Imperial troops sack Rome; ending the Renaissance era
1536 – King Henry VIII orders a bible to be placed in every church in England
1626 – Dutch colonist Peter Minuit buys Manhattan Island from the local Indians for 60 guilders worth of trinkets
1833 – John Deere manufactures his 1st steel plough
1851 – Linus Yale patents the Yale lock
1882 – Chinese Exclusion Act: US Congress ends all Chinese immigration to the US
1925 – Ty Cobb hits his 5th HR in 2 games tying Cap Anson’s record of 1884
1937 – The German airship Hindenburg explodes in flames at Lakehurst, NJ (36 die)
1940 – The Pulitzer prize is awarded to John Steinbeck for Grapes of Wrath
1941 – At California’s March Field, Bob Hope performs his first USO show
1954 – Roger Bannister of Britain breaks the 4 minute mile (3:59:4)
1960 – US President Eisenhower signs the Civil Rights Act of 1960
1967 – 400 students seize the administration building at Cheyney State College
1970 – Yuchiro Miura of Japan skies down Mt Everest
1987 – Mario Andretti sets a one-lap speed record at Indy of 218.204 MPH
1996 – The body of former CIA director William Colby is found washed up on a riverbank in southern Maryland, eight days after he disappeared
1997 – The Bank of England is given independence from political control, the most significant change in the bank’s 300-year history
2013 – Wal-Mart becomes the largest company by revenue on the Fortune 500 list
2013 – The US Senate passes a bill enabling the taxing of all online sales

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