History April 8th

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  1. mscbkc070904

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    1195 - Alexius III Angelus drives out brother Isa„k II as Byzantine emperor
    1341 - Francesco Petrarca crowned in Rome
    1378 - Bartolomeo Prignano elected as Pope Urban VI
    1455 - Alfonso de Borgia elected as Pope Callistus III
    1513 - Explorer Juan Ponce de Leon claimed Florida for Spain
    1716 - Duke Karel Leopold of Mecklenburg-Schwerin signs covenant with Russia and marries Czar Peter the Great's niece
    1730 - 1st Jewish congregation in US forms synagogue, "Shearith Israel, NYC"
    1766 - 1st fire escape patented, wicker basket on a pulley and chain
    1789 - House of Representives 1st meeting
    1861 - US mint at Dahlonega, Georgia seized by confederacy
    1862 - John D Lynde patents aerosol dispenser
    1865 - General Robert E Lee surrenders at Appomattox Court House in Virginia
    1879 - Milk was sold in glass bottles for 1st time
    1913 - 17th amendment, requiring direct election of senators, ratified
    1914 - US and Colombia sign a treaty concerning Panama Canal Zone
    1933 - Manchester Guardian warns of unknown #@!&% terror
    1945 - #@!&% occupiers executed, #@!&% general Christiansen flees Netherlands
    1946 - League of Nations assembles for last time
    1947 - Largest recorded sunspot (7,000) observed
    1952 - Pres Truman seizes steel mills to avert a strike
    1956 - 6 marine recruits drown during exercise at Paradise Is SC (movie based on this incident)
    1960 - Neth and Germany sign accord concerning war casualties
    1964 - Unmanned Gemini 1 launched
    1966 - OAO 1, 1st orbiting astronomical observatory, launched
    1968 - New socialist constitution of East Germany takes effect
    1974 - Discovery Island opens
    1979 - People's Republic of China joins IOC
    1982 - Tracy Caulkins, 19, wins her 36th US swimming title
    1985 - Amdahl releases UTS/V, 1st mainframe Unix
    1993 - STS-56 (Discovery) launches into orbit
    1994 - Smoking banned in Pentagon and all US military bases
    1997 - Microsoft Corp releases Internet Explorer 4.0
    1997 - STS 83 (Columbia 22), lands