On this Day in History..
588 BC – Nebuchadrezzar II of Babylon lays siege to Jerusalem under Zedekiah’s reign. The siege lasts until July 23, 586 BC.
69 – A fella named Otho seizes power in Rome, proclaiming himself Emperor….,but only rules for three months before committing suicide
708 – Sisinnius begins his reign as Pope (dies 20 days later)
1552 – France signs a secret treaty with German Protestants
1562 – 3rd sitting of Council of Trente opens (google it)
1762 – Fraunces Tavern opens in NYC
1780 – The American Continental Congress establishes court of appeals
1844 – The University of Notre Dame receives its charter in Indiana
1861 – The first Steam elevator is patented by Elisha Otis
1870 – A Donkey is used as symbol of Democratic Party, in Harper’s Weekly
1889 – The Coca-Cola Company, then known as the Pemberton Medicine Company, is incorporated in Atlanta, Georgia
1915 – Japan claims economic control of China
1927 – The Tennessee Supreme Court overturns John T Scopes’ guilty verdict for teaching evolution — but the law itself remains in force
1934 – While robbing the First National Bank in East Chicago, Indianapolis, John Dillinger is shot several times by officer William O’Malley, he survives because he is wearing a bullet proof vest
1935 – 300 Dutch ice cream salesmen protest against Italian competition
1936 – The very 1st all-glass windowless structure in America is completed in Toledo, Ohio
1942 – The Chicago Cubs drop plans to install lights at Wrigley due to WW II
1945 – The Manhattan Project’s G-5 Group, headed by Physicist’s Donald Kerst and Seth Neddermeyer, take their first betatron pictures of a nuclear implosion at the Los Alamos Laboratory
1955 – The USSR ends its state of war with the German Federal Republic
1961 – Diana Ross and the Supremes sign with Motown Records
1965 – The Who releases its first album “I Can’t Explain”
1971 – George Harrison releases “My Sweet Lord”
1973 – 4 Watergate burglars plead guilty in federal court
1973 – Pres Nixon suspends all US offensive action in N Vietnam
1975 – Space Mountain opens in Disneyland..
1982 – Mark Thatcher, the son of UK prime minister Margaret Thatcher, makes his way home after 6 days missing in the Sahara
1997 – The Space Shuttle Atlantis docks with Mir Space Station for the first time
1998 – NASA announces John Glenn, 76, may fly in space again
2001 – Wikipedia, a free Wiki content encyclopedia, goes online
2009 – US Airways Flight 1549 makes an emergency landing no the Hudson River 15 minutes after takeoff from LaGuardia Airport in New York City. All passengers and crew members survive. Do you remember?