On This Date in History..

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

 

 

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