On this Day in History..

On this Date in History..

69 B.C.E.- Roman emperor Galba adopts Marcus Piso Licinianus as Caesar

236 St Fabian begins his reign as Catholic Pope

1811 Louisiana slaves rebel in 2 parishes

1861 – Florida secedes from the Union

1862 Samuel Colt, American inventor (6 shot revolver), dies at 47

1870 – John D. Rockefeller incorporates Standard Oil

1901 Oil IS discovered in Texas

1916 – In retaliation for President Wilson’s recognition of the Carranza government, members of Pancho Villa’s revolutionary army take 17 American mining engineers from a train and shoot 16 of them in cold blood

1920 – Silver reaches a record $1.37 an ounce

1942 – Jim Croce, rock vocalist,is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (died 1973)

1949 – RCA introduces the 45 RPM record

1949 George Foreman is born in Marshall Texas

1956 Elvis Presley records “Heartbreak Hotel”

1966 – Julian Bond is denied a seat in the  Georgia legislature for opposing the Vietnam War

1972 – Triple album set “The Concert for Bangladesh” is released in the UK

1983 The NY Supreme Court issues a preliminary injunction barring the NY Yankees from playing a season-opening series against Tigers in Denver

1984 – The US re-establishes full diplomatic relations with the Vatican after almost 117 years

1994 The Trial of Lorena Bobbitt, who cut off her husband’s penis, begins

2001 – The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge will not be designated as a national monument, the White House announces; a move environmentalist groups had been pressing for to prevent oil drilling

2011 – Ian McKellen officially confirms that he will reprise the role of Gandalf in “The Hobbit” film adaptations



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