History March 26th

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    1027 - John XIX crowns Conrad II the Salier Roman German emperor
    1147 - Jewish community in Cologne fast to commemorate anti-Jewish violence
    1150 - Tichborne family of Hampshire England started tradition of giving a Gallon of flour to each resident to keep deathbed promise
    1799 - Napolean captures Jaffa Palestine
    1804 - Congress orders removal of Indians east of Mississippi to Louisiana
    1804 - Territory of Orleans organizes in Louisiana Purchase
    1812 - Earthquake destroys 90% of Caracas; about 20,000 die
    1845 - Joseph Francis, NYC, patents a corrugated sheet-iron lifeboat
    1845 - Patent awarded for adhesive medicated plaster, precusor of bandaid
    1859 - 1st sighting of Vulcan, a planet thought to orbit inside Mercury
    1863 - Voters in West Virginia approve gradual emancipation of slaves
    1872 - 7.8 earthquake shakes Owens Valley, California
    1872 - Thomas J Martin patents fire extinguisher
    1885 - Eastman Film Co manufactures 1st commercial motion picture film
    1886 - 1st cremation in England
    1910 - US forbid immigration to criminals, anarchists, paupers and the sick
    1913 - Bulgaria captures Adrianople, ending the 1st Balkan War
    1913 - Dayton, Ohio almost destroyed when Scioto, Miami, and Muskingum River reach flood stage simultaneously
    1926 - The 1st lip-reading tournament held in America
    1930 - Congress appropriates $50,000 for Inter-American highway
    1931 - Iraq and Trans-Jordan sign peace treaty
    1931 - New Delhi replaces Calcutta as capital of British-Indies
    1936 - 200" telescope lens shipped, Corning Glass Works, NY-Cal Tech
    1937 - Spinach growers of Crystal City, Tx, erect statue of Popeye
    1937 - William H Hastie becomes 1st black federal judge (Virgin Islands)
    1942 - 1st 700 Jews from Polish Lvov-district reach concentration camp Belzec
    1942 - German offensive in North-Africa under Col-general Rommel
    1943 - 1st woman to receive air medal (US army nurse Elsie S Ott)
    1943 - Elsie S Ott becomes 1st woman awarded US Air Force Medal
    1951 - USAF flag approved
    1953 - Salk Polio vaccine announced
    1956 - Medic Alert Foundation forms
    1958 - Army launches 3rd successful US satellite, Explorer III
    1967 - Pope Paul VI publishes encyclical Populorum progressio
    1969 - Soviet weather satellite Meteor 1 launched
    1971 - Bangladesh (East Pakistan) declares its independence
    1974 - Romanian communist party names party leader Ceausescu president
    1979 - Camp David peace treaty between Israel and Egypt
    1981 - Police and Albanian demonstrators battle in Kosovo Yugoslavia
    1981 - Soyuz T-4 lands
    1982 - Ground-breaking in Washington, DC for Vietnam Veterans Memorial
    1987 - NASA launches Fltsatcom-6, it failed to reach orbit
    1991 - Fuel pipe explodes under 58th street and Lexington Ave, NYC
    1992 - Mike Tyson sentenced to 10 years in rape of Desiree Washington