History March 29th

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  1. mscbkc070904

    mscbkc070904 Premium Member

    1461 - Battle near Towton Field, 33,000 die (War of the Roses)
    1638 - 1st permanent white settlement in Delaware (Swedish Lutherans)
    1795 - Beethoven (24) debuts as pianist in Vienna
    1798 - Republic of Switzerland forms
    1804 - Thousands of Whites massacred in Haiti
    1814 - Battle at Horseshoe Bend Ala: Andrew Jackson beats Creek-indians
    1827 - 20,000 attend Ludwig von Beethovens burial in Vienna
    1847 - 12,000 US troops capture Vera Cruz, Mexico
    1848 - Niagara Falls stops flowing for 30 hours due to an ice jam
    1852 - Ohio makes it illegal for children under 18 and women to work more than 10 hours a day
    1864 - Great Britain gives Isotope Islands back to Greece
    1867 - Congress approves Lincoln Memorial
    1882 - Knights of Columbus chartered for Catholic men
    1886 - Chemist John Pemberton begins to advertise for Coca-Coke
    1912 - Capt Robert Scott, storm-bound in a tent near South Pole, makes last entry in his diary "the end cannot be far"
    1935 - French liner Normandie begins its maiden voyage
    1936 - #@!&% propaganda claims 99% of Germans voted for #@!&% candidates
    1942 - British cruiser Trinidad torpedoes itself in the Barents Sea
    1943 - Meat, butter and cheese rationed in US during WW II
    1943 - Meat rationed in US (784 gram/week, 2 kilogram for GI's
    1949 - Turkey recognizes Israel
    1951 - Julius and Ethel Rosenberg are convicted of spying
    1961 - 23rd Amendment ratified, allows Wash DC residents to vote for pres
    1961 - After a 4« year trial Nelson Mandela is acquitted on treason charge
    1969 - Communist New People's Army found in Philippines
    1971 - Development of a serum hepatitis vaccine for children announced
    1973 - US troops leave Vietnam, 9 yrs after Tonkin Resolution
    1974 - Mariner 10's, 1st fly-by of Mercury, returns photos
    1976 - 8 Ohio National Guardsmen indicted for shooting 4 Kent State students
    1985 - Christos Sartzetakis elected president of Greece
    1988 - US Congress discontinues aid to Nicaraguan contras
    1989 - 1st Soviet hockey players are permitted to play for the NHL
    1989 - 1st US private commercial rocket makes suborbital test flight (NM)
    1989 - I M Pei's pyramidal entrance to the Louvre opens in Paris
    1994 - Serbs and Croats signed a cease-fire to end the war in Croatia