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    Today in History:

    1831 - Nat Turner, a former slave, led a violent insurrection in Virginia.

    1841 - Venetian blinds were patented by John Hampton of New Orleans, Louisiana.

    1878 - The American Bar Association was formed by a group of lawyers in Saratoga Springs, New York.

    1888 - The adding machine was patented by William Burroughs of St. Louis, Missouri. The invention bore the Burrough’s office machine company name for years.

    1911 - Leonardo da Vinci's most famous painting "Mona Lisa" was stolen from the Louvre Museum in Paris by Italian waiter Vicenzo Perruggia. The painting was recovered two years later. Painted at the beginning of the 16th century, Mona Lisa is believed to be the portrait of Lisa di Noldo Gherardini, wife of Florentine nobleman Francesco del Giocondo. Today the Mona Lisa is behind bullet-proof glass in the Louvre Museum.

    1912 - The first boy to reach the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest Boy Scouts of America rank, did so today. His name was Arthur R. Eldred, a resident of Oceanside, New York.

    1931 - Babe Ruth of the New York Yankees hit his 600th home run.

    1950 - The United Nations moved to a new permanent location at buildings in New York City , on land donated by the Rockefeller family.

    1959 - President Dwight Eisenhower signed a proclamation admitting Hawaii as the 50th state of the United States. Two months earlier the Hawaiian electorate had approved a referendum in favor of statehood. The name "Hawaii" is believed to derive from Hawaiki, the former name of Raiatea, an island in French Polynesia.

    1961 - The United States and El Salvador signed the first Food for Peace agreement.

    1971 - Laura Baugh, just 16-years old, became the youngest winner of the United States Women’s Amateur Golf tournament.

    1976 - It was announced by RCA Victor Records that sales of Elvis Presley records passed the 400 million mark.

    1990 - The first pictures from Venus by the space probe Magellan showed features similar to volcanoes and valleys on Earth.

    1997 - A plastic artificial leg was fitted to a pink flamingo in Lincoln Park Zoo, Illinois. The flamingo, know only as B9720, was believed to be the world's first with an artificial leg.

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    AND . . . I was born!


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    Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you!
    Lynn

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    happy birthday to you


 

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