On this Day in History..

On this Date in History..

1404 The Act of Multipliers is passed by the English Parliament forbidding alchemists to use their knowledge to create precious metals (it was feared that if any alchemist should succeed it would bring ruin upon the state)

1605 The controversial play Eastward Hoe by Ben Jonson, George Chapman, and John Marston is performed, landing two of the authors in prison

1610 Galileo Galilei discovers Callisto, 4th satellite of Jupiter

1785 John Walter publishes the first issue of the London Times

1794 Congress changes US flag to 15 stars & 15 stripes

1854 Anthony Foss patents the accordion

1893 – U.S. Marines land in Honolulu from the U.S.S. Boston to prevent the queen from abrogating the Bayonet Constitution (this is how the US conquered Hawaii)

1920 A NY Times editorial falsely reports rockets can never fly

1930 The “Mickey Mouse” comic strip 1st appears in newspapers

1942 – Henry Ford patents a method of constructing plastic auto bodies

1957 – Wham-O Company produces the 1st Frisbee!

1958 9,000 scientists of 43 nations petition UN for nuclear test ban

1975 Henry Kissinger hints at military action against oil countries in case of “actual strangulation of the industrialized world” in the wake of oil embargo by OPEC

1979 – YMCA files a libel suit against Village People’s YMCA song

1987 Seven of the top New York City Mafia bosses are sentenced to 100 years in prison each

1988 – US Supreme Court rules (5-3) public school officials have broad powers to censor school newspapers, plays & other expressive activities

1992 Excavation begins for the new ballpark at Gateway (Jacobs Field)

1995 – America3 becomes the 1st all-female crew to win the America’s Cup race

1998 – CBS pays $4 billion to televise AFC games for 8-years

2003 Rock musician Pete Townshend of The Who is arrested in London on suspicion of possessing indecent images of children. He was later cleared

2007 Two thirds of the Venus’s southern hemisphere suddenly brightened as something triggered aerosols to form at a furious rate

 

 

 

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