On this day in history…
- Ernesto Zedillo innaugrated as president of Mexico
- AIDS awareness day
- US 75th manned space mission “STS-44” Atlantis 10 lands
- Iraq accepts Bush’s offer for talks
- Digging begins to link England and France under English CHannel
- Musee d’orsay opens in Paris
- Paul McCartney releases “Only Love Remains”
- Michael Jackson releases “Thriller”
- Jimmy Carter more than doubles national park system size
- US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
- Sex Pistols using profanity on TV gets them branded as “rotten punks”
- Jacqueline Hansen runs female world record marathon (2:43:54.5)
- Australia grants self-government to Papua New Guinea
- US government holds its 1st draft lottery since WWII
- First color photo of Earth from outer space
- Rosa Parks arrested for refusing to move to the back of bus
- Japanese emperor Hirohito signs declaration of war
- US Civil Air Patrol (CAP) organizes
- SS-Fuhrer Himmler begins deportation of Polish Jews
- Bell Labs tests coaxial cable for TV use
- Woody Allen was born.
- 1st skywriting over US says “Hello USA” by Captain Turner, RAF
- 1st US helium-filled dirigible makes first flight
- Lady Nancy Astor sworn in as 1st female member of British Parliament
- First drive-up gasoline station opens.
- World’s first cinema opens in Paris, “Cinema Omnia Pathe”
- “The Great Train Robbery,” the 1st western film, released.
- Sherlock Holmes 1st appears in print: “Study in Scarlet”
- 1st White House telephone installed.
- 1st chartered mutual life insurance company opens
- Hans Christian Anderson published his 1st book of Fairy Tale
- House of Representatives begins to end election deadlock between JQ Adams, Jackson, WH Crawford and H Clay Adams.
- Franz Liszt debuts as pianist
- Emperor Napoleon marries Josephine of Martinique
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