History March 10th

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  1. mscbkc070904

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    0418 - Jews are excluded from public office in the Roman Empire
    1535 - Bishop Tom s de Berlanga discovers Gal pagos Islands
    1624 - England declares war on Spain
    1629 - King Charles I dissolved Parliament; he called it back 11 years later
    1661 - French King Louis XIV ends office of premier
    1681 - English Quaker William Penn receives charter from Charles II, making him sole proprietor of colonial American territory Pennsylvania
    1791 - John Stone, Concord, Mass, patents a pile driver
    1791 - Pope condemns France's Civil Constitution of the clergy
    1847 - 1st money minted in Hawaii
    1849 - Abraham Lincoln applies for a patent; only US president to do so
    1862 - US issues 1st paper money ($5, $10, $20, $50, $100, $500 and $1000)
    1864 - Grant is named commander of the Union armies
    1874 - Purdue University (Indiana) admits it's 1st student
    1876 - 1st telephone call made (Alexander Graham Bell to Thomas Watson)
    1880 - Salvation Army of England sets up US welfare and religious activity
    1893 - Ivory Coast becomes a French colony
    1896 - After Bob Fitzsimmons KOs much larger Jim Corbett to win world HW championship he says, "The bigger they are, the harder they fall"
    1902 - Earthquake destroys Turkish city of Tochangri
    1903 - Harry Gammeter, Cleveland, patents multigraph duplicating machine
    1906 - Coal dust explosion kills 1,060 at Courrieres France
    1910 - China ends slavery
    1925 - Walter Mittelholzer is 1st to flies over Demawend mountain, Iran
    1927 - Albania mobilize by threat of Serbian, Croatian and Slovenes
    1927 - Bavaria lifts ban on Hitler's speeches
    1933 - Major earthquake in Long Beach, Calif
    1933 - Nevada becomes 1st US state to regulate narcotics
    1939 - 17 villages damaged by hailstones in Hyderabad India
    1945 - Germany blows-up Wessel Bridge on Rhine
    1945 - Japan declares Vietnam Independence
    1945 - Tokyo in fire after night time B-29 bombing
    1948 - 1st civilian to exceed speed of sound-Herb H Hoover, Edwards AFB Ca
    1951 - FBI director J Edgar Hoover declines post of baseball commissioner
    1952 - Military coup by general Fulgencio Batista in Cuba
    1956 - Peter Twiss sets new world air record 1,132 mph (1,823 kph)
    1959 - Uprising against Chinese occupation force in Lhasa Tibet
    1964 - US reconnaissance plane shot down over East Germany
    1966 - North Vietnamese capture US Green Beret Camp at Ashau Valley
    1968 - Ferry boat sinks in harbor of Wellington NZ (200 killed)
    1969 - James Earl Ray pleads guilty in murder of Martin Luther King Jr
    1971 - Senate approves amendment lowering voting age to 18
    1972 - 1st black US political convention opens (Gary Indiana)
    1973 - Morocco adopts constitution
    1975 - "Rocky Horror Show" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 45 performances
    1977 - Rings of Uranus discovered during occulation of SAO
    1978 - Soyuz 28 returns to Earth
    1982 - Pres Reagan proclaims economic sanctions against Libya
    1982 - Sygyzy: all 9 planets aligned on same side of Sun
    1985 - French socialists lose election (National Front 9%)
    1987 - Vatican formal opposition to test-tube fertilization and embryo transfer
    1990 - Lt Gen Avril resigns as pres of Haiti
    1994 - 1 million Greeks attend Melina Mercouri's funeral
    1995 - Car bomb explodes in Karachi at #@!&% mosque, 17+ killed
    1995 - Dow-Jones hits record 4035.64
    1996 - NYC Mayor Guiliani visits Israel