On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..

1535 Francisco Pizarro founds the city of Lima, Peru

1591 King Naresuan of Siam kills Crown Prince Minchit Sra of Burma in single combat, for which this date is now observed marked as Royal Thai Armed Forces day

1644 Perplexed Pilgrims in Boston report seeing  America’s 1st UFO

1777 San Jose, California, is founded

1788 The first elements of the First Fleet carrying 736 convicts from England to Australia arrives at Botany Bay to set up a penal colony, and the land of OZ is born

1884 – Dr. William Price attempts to cremate the body of his infant son, Iesu Grist (Welsh for Jesus Christ) Price, setting a legal precedent for cremation in the United Kingdom

1896 The 1st demonstration of an X-ray machine in US is displayed (NYC)

1919 Bentley Motors Limited is founded

1944 – The Metropolitan Opera House in New York City hosts a jazz concert for the first time. The performers are Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Artie Shaw, Roy Eldridge and Jack Teagarden

1950 – Indians pitcher Bob Feller, after 15-14 season, takes a $20,000 salary cut to $45,000, pay cut.., at Feller’s own suggestion

1962 – US begins spraying foliage (Monsanto’s agent orange) in Vietnam to reveal Viet Cong guerrillas

1964 The Beatles make their 1st appear on the Billboard Charts (I Want to Hold Your Hand-#35)

1964 – Plans for the World Trade Center are announced in New York City

1973 – John Cleese‘s appears in his final episode on “Monty Python’s Flying Circus” BBC TV

1980 Gold reaches a record $1,000 an ounce

1980 – Pink Floyd’s “Wall” hits #1 on the Billboard charts

1981 Iran accepts a US offer of $7.9 billion in frozen assets

1983 The IOC restores Jim Thorpe‘s Olympic medals 70 years after they were taken from him for being paid $25 in semipro baseball

1990 – Washington DC, Mayor Marion Barry is arrested in a drug enforcement sting

1993 Martin Luther King Jr. holiday is observed in all 50 states of the USA for 1st time

1997 – Boerge Ousland of Norway becomes the first person to cross Antarctica alone and unaided

2005 The world’s largest commercial jet, the Airbus A380, is unveiled in France

2012 The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) blackout becomes the largest protest in the history of the internet

 

 

 

 

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