On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
626 – Avaren/Slaves under khagan Bajan begin the siege of Constantinople
1609 – Samuel de Champlain shoots and kills two Iroquois chiefs at Ticonderoga, New York setting the stage for French-Iroquois conflicts for the next 150 years
1715 – 10 Spanish treasure galleons sink off the Florida coast in a hurricane
1874 – Major Walter Copton Wingfield patents a portable tennis court
1905 – US Secretary of State W.H Taft makes the secret agreement with Japanese Prime Minister Katsura agreeing to let Japan have free rein in Korea in return for Japan’s non-interference with the US in the Philippines
1920 – Mexican rebel Pancho Villa surrenders to US forces
1928 – Walt Disney’s “Steamboat Willie” is released
1938 – Comic strip “Dennis the Menace,” first appears i newspapers
1945 – After delivering the Atomic Bomb across the Pacific, the cruiser USS Indianapolis is torpedoed & sunk by a Japanese submarine
1968 – Pope Paul VI, in an encyclical entitled “Humanae Vitae” (Of Human Life), declares any artificial forms of birth control be prohibited
1973 – $180,000 in Led Zeppelin receipts are stolen from a NY Hilton hotel
1974 – Cass Elliot, singer (Mamas & Papas), dies from a heart attack in London at 32
1988 – A Judge orders NASA to release the unedited tape from the Challenger cockpit
1988 – The FDIC bails out 1st Republic Bank of Dallas, with $4 billion
2013 – €103 million in diamonds are stolen from the Carton Intercontinental Hotel, Cannes, France

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