HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOE. In celebration, I thought we would reflect on what has happened on this momentous day in history.
|1626||Dutch explorer Peter Minuit landed on what is now Manhattan.|
|1776||Rhode Island declared its freedom from England, two months before the Declaration of Independence was adopted.|
|1886||A labor demonstration for an eight-hour workday at Haymarket Square in Chicago turned into a riot when a bomb exploded.|
|1927||The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was founded.|
|1946||A two-day riot at Alcatraz prison in San Francisco Bay ended after five people were killed.|
|1961||A group of Freedom Riders left Washington, D.C., for New Orleans to challenge racial segregation on interstate buses and in bus terminals.|
|1980||Yugoslav President Josip Broz Tito died at age 87.|
|1989||Fired White House aide Oliver North was convicted of shredding documents and two other charges stemming from the Iran-Contra affair. (The convictions were overturned on appeal.)|
|1994||Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO leader Yasser Arafat signed an accord on Palestinian autonomy that granted self-rule in the Gaza Strip and Jericho.|
|1998||Unabomber Theodore Kaczynski was given four life sentences plus 30 years by a federal judge in Sacramento, Calif., under a plea agreement that spared him the death penalty.|
|2000||Londoners elected their mayor for the first time.|
|2006||A federal judge sentenced Zacarias Moussaoui to life in prison for his role in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.|
|2007||A judge in Los Angeles sentenced hotel heiress Paris Hilton to 45 days in jail for violating probation in an alcohol-related reckless driving case. (Hilton served three weeks.)Some interesting people you share your birthday with? Chris Tomlin, Audri Hepburn, Lance Bass from ‘N Sync, and among many others Horace Mann the famous educator.
Also, on a sadder note, Moe of The Three Stooges dies on this day in 1975.