History March 12th

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  1. mscbkc070904

    mscbkc070904 Premium Member

    1000 - Odo of Lagery elected as Pope Urban II, replacing Victor III
    1054 - Pope Leo IX escapes captivity and returns to Rome
    1144 - Gherardo Caccianemici elected Pope Lucius II, succeeding Callistus II
    1350 - Orvieto city says it will behead and burn Jewish-Christian couples
    1365 - University of Vienna founded
    1496 - Jews are expelled from Syria
    1609 - Bermuda becomes an English colony
    1622 - Ignatius of Loyola declared a saint
    1642 - Abel Tasman is 1st European in New Zealand
    1664 - 1st naturalization act in American colonies
    1664 - New Jersey becomes a British colony
    1689 - Former English King James II lands in Ireland
    1737 - Galileo's body moved to Church of Santa Croce in Florence, Italy
    1755 - 1st steam engine in America installed, to pump water from a mine
    1773 - Jeanne Baptiste Pointe de Sable found settlement now known as Chicago
    1789 - US Post Office established
    1799 - Austria declares war on France
    1867 - Last French troops leave Mexico
    1888 - 2nd day of the Great blizzard of '88 in NE US (400 die)
    1904 - 1st main line electric train in UK (Liverpool to Southport)
    1916 - French airship sinks British submarine D3
    1917 - Russian Dumas sets up Provisional Committee; workers set up Soviets
    1917 - Stalin, Kamenev and Muranov arrives in St Petersburg
    1919 - Austrian National Meeting affirms Anschluss (incorporate into Germany)
    1930 - Mohandas Gandhi begins 200m (300km) march protesting British salt tax
    1934 - Josip Broz (Tito) freed from jail
    1938 - #@!&% Germany invades Austria (Anschluss)
    1939 - Pope Pius XII crowned in Vatican ceremonies
    1940 - Finland surrenders to Russia during WW II, gives Karelische Isthmus
    1945 - Italy's Communist Party (CPI) calls for armed uprising in Italy
    1945 - NY is 1st to prohibit discrimination by race and creed in employment
    1945 - USSR returns Transylvania to Romania
    1947 - Pres Truman introduces Truman-doctrine to fight communism
    1950 - Pope Pius XII encyclical "On combating atheistic propaganda"
    1951 - Communist troops driven out of Seoul
    1956 - Dow Jones closes above 500 for 1st time (500.24)
    1959 - US House joins Senate approving Hawaii statehood
    1964 - Jimmy Hoffa sentenced to 8 years
    1964 - Malcolm X resigns from Nation of Islam
    1968 - Mauritius gains independence from Britain (National Day)
    1971 - Syrian premier Hafez Assad elected president
    1971 - Turkish Government of Demirel forced to resign by Army
    1975 - Vietcong conquer Ban me Thuot South Vietnam
    1976 - South African troops leave Angola
    1977 - Chile president Pinochet bans Christian-Democratic Party
    1977 - Egypt's Anwar Sadat pledges to regain Arab territory from Israel
    1980 - Jury finds John Wayne Gacy guilty of murdering 33 in Chicago
    1981 - Soyuz T-4 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 6 space station
    1989 - 2 cyanide-contaminated Chilean grapes found (Philadelphia)
    1993 - 317 killed by bomb attacks in Bombay
    1994 - Church of England ordains 1st 33 women priests