1743-George Frideric Handel\s oratorio `Messiah\ London premiere
1752-Pope Stephen II elected to succeed Zacharias - died 2 days later
1775-Patrick Henry asks for liberty or death
1806-Lewis & Clark reached Pacific coast
1840-1st photo of moon taken
1919-Benito Mussolini founded Fascist movement in Milan Italy
1925-Tennessee becomes 1st state to outlaw teaching theory of evolution
1929-1st telephone installed in White House
1933-German Reichstag granted Adolf Hitler dictatorial powers
1937-LA Railway Co starts using PCC streetcars
1940-All-India-Muslim league calls for a Muslim Homeland
1942-US began moving Japanese-Americans to detention centers
1944-Nicholas Alkemade falls 5 -500 m without a parachute & lives
1950-UN World Meteorological Org established
1956-Pakistan became independent within British Commonwealth
1962-JFK visits SF
1965-Gemini 3 launched - 1st US 2-man space flight
1976-Intl Bill of Rights goes into effect - 35 nations ratify
1982-Isle\s Mike Bossy\s 20th career hat trick - 4 goals
1983-1st Artificial heart recipient Dr Barney Clark died after 112 days