Today in history

Today we will take a random walk down the rabbit hole of history. If you can pardon my mixed metaphor, I feel you might learn some interesting things about this particular day.

2006 United States population reaches 300 million people
1989 Earthquake in San Francisco (6.9) cancels 3rd game of World Series, kills 67
1988 31 reported dead as Ugandan jetliner crashes in fog near Rome
1982 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1978 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
1973 5-mo oil embargo by Arab states against U.S. and Netherlands begins
1972 Chuck Berry’s “My Ding-a-ling,” is #1
1970 Anwar Sadat sworn in as president of Egypt
1967 “Hair” premieres on Broadway
1967 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1943 Liberators sink U-540 and U-631
1933 Albert Einstein arrives in U.S., a refugee from Nazi Germany
1919 Radio Corporation of America (RCA) created
1918 De Kooy airport in Netherlands opens
1918 Yugoslavia proclaims itself a republic
1877 Henry Morton Stanley reaches Boma during trip cross Africa
1876 Henry Morton Stanley’s reaches Lualaba River
1871 Great Britain annexes Griqualand South Africa
1829 Delaware River and Chesapeake Bay Canal formally opens
1808 Political rights of Jews suspended in Duchy of Warsaw
1707 German composer Johann S Bach marries his niece Maria Bach
1691 New royal charter for Massachusetts, now including Maine, Plymouth
1651 Future King Charles II flees from England
1492 Columbus sights isle of San Salvador (Watling Island, Bahamas)
1469 Crown prince Fernando of Aragon marries princess Isabella of Castilie
1415 Jewish autonomy in Palestine ends, as Raban Gamliel leaves office
1404 Cosma de’ Migliorati elected Pope Innocentius VII
1387 Swells convent Windesheim initiated
733 Battle at Poitiers: Charles Martel beats Abd al-Rachmans Omajjaden
532 Boniface II ends his reign as Catholic Pope

That is all I have to report.


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