On this date in history..
533 – Byzantine general Belisarius defeats the Vandals, commanded by King Gelimer, at the Battle of Ticameron.
1256 – Hulagu Khan captures and destroys the Hashshashin stronghold at Alamut in present-day Iran as part of the Mongol offensive on Islamic southwest Asia.
1612 – German Astronomer Simon Marius is 1st to observe the Andromeda galaxy through a telescope.
1791 – The very 1st US law school is established at the University of Pennsylvania..
1792 – The 1st life insurance policy is issued in US (Phila)
1854 – 1st street-cleaning machine in US 1st used in Philadelphia
1939 – “Gone With the Wind” premieres in Atlanta
1957 – The illustrious poet Mike McAlary, American journalist is born(d. 1998)
1961 – Adolf Eichmann is convicted of crimes against humanity in Israel.
1973 – American Psychiatric Association declares homosexuality is not a mental illness
1973 – Pirates of Caribbean ride opens at Disneyland
1979 – Deposed Shah of Iran leaves US for Panama
1983 – The Last 80 US combat soldiers in Grenada withdraw. No offense ladies..
1986 – Carnegie Hall reopens after a $50 million facelift