Here is today’s Daily Run Down: Historical Editon.
- In 217, Roman Emperor Caracalla dies.
- In 1093, The new Winchester Castle is dedicated.
- In 1641, Henry Sydney, 1st Earl of Romney, is born.
- In 1692, Italian Composer Giuseppe Tartini is born.
- In 1704, 1st Earl of Romney, Henry Sydney, dies.
- In 1730, Shearith Israel, the first Synagogue in New York City is dedicated.
- In 1820, The Venus de Milo, is discovered on the Aegean Island of Melos.
- In 1842, Elizabeth Bacon Custer, wife of George Custer is born.
- In 1861, American Elevator builder Elisha Otis dies.
- In 1886, William Ewart Gladstone introduces the first Irish Home Rule Bill.
- In 1895, The US Supreme Court declares that unapportioned income tax is unconstitutional.
- In 1904, Longacre Square in Midtown Manhattan is renamed Times Square.
- In 1906, Augeste Deter, the first person diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, dies.
- In 1908, Harvard University votes to establish the Harvard Business School.
- In 1913, The 17th Amendment to the United States Constitution becomes law.
- In 1918, Former First Lady of the United States, Betty Ford is born.
- In 1946, The Last Meeting of the League of Nations is held.
- In 1959, A Team of Manufacturers, users, and University people meet to discuss a new programming language, COBOL.
- In 1973, Spanish Artist and Sculptor Pablo Picasso dies.
- In 1974, Hank Aaron surpasses Babe Ruth’s home run record.
- In 1981, U.S. General Omar Bradley dies.
- In 1992, Arthur Ashe announces he has AIDS after a blood transfusion.
- In 2005, Over Four Million people attend the funeral of Pope John Paul II.
- In 2010, Irish-Born World War II Veteran Jack Agnew dies.
Look for more current news tomorrow and another Historical Daily Run Down next week.
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