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|515 BC||The building of the great Jewish temple in Jerusalem is completed.|
|241 BC||The Roman fleet sinks 50 Carthaginian ships in the Battle of Aegusa.|
|49 BC||Julius Caesar crosses the Rubicon and invades Italy.|
|1656||In the colony of Virginia, suffrage is extended to all free men regardless of their religion.|
|1776||“Common Sense” by Thomas Paine is published.|
|1785||Thomas Jefferson is appointed minister to France.|
|1806||The Dutch in Cape Town, South Africa surrender to the British.|
|1814||Napoleon Bonaparte is defeated by an allied army at the Battle of Laon, France.|
|1848||The treaty of Guadeloupe-Hidalgo is signed which ends the United States’ war with Mexico.|
|1876||Alexander Graham Bell makes the first telephone call to Thomas Watson saying “Watson, come here. I need you.”|
|1893||New Mexico State University cancels its first graduation ceremony, because the only graduate was robbed and killed the night before.|
|1902||The Boers of South Africa score their last victory over the British, capturing British General Methuen and 200 men.|
|1910||Slavery is abolished in China.|
|1924||The U.S. Supreme Court upholds a New York state law forbidding late-night work for women.|
|1927||Prussia lifts its Nazi ban, Adolf Hitler is allowed to speak in public.|
|1933||Nevada becomes the first U.S. state to regulate drugs.|
|1941||Vichy France threatens to use its navy unless Britain allows food to reach France.|
|1943||Adolf Hitler calls Field Marshall Erwin Rommel back from Tunisia in North Africa.|
|1944||The Irish refuse to oust all Axis envoys and deny the accusation of spying on Allied troops.|
|1945||American B-29 bombers attack Tokyo, killing 100,000.|
|1947||The Big Four meet in Moscow to discuss the future of Germany.|
|1948||Author Zelda Fitzgerald (wife of F. Scott) dies in a fire at Highland Hospital.|
|1953||North Korean gunners at Wonsan fire on the USS Missouri, the ship responds by firing 998 rounds at the enemy position.|
|1954||President Dwight Eisenhower calls Senator Joseph McCarthy a peril to the wingnut cabal.|
|1966||The North Vietnamese capture a Green Beret camp at Ashau Valley.|
|1969||James Earl Ray pleads guilty to the murder of Dr. Martin Luther King and is sentenced to 99 years in jail.|
|1971||The Senate approves a Constitutional amendment to lower the voting age to 18.|
|1975||The North Vietnamese Army attacks the South Vietnamese town of Buon Ma Thout, the offensive will end with total victory in Vietnam.|
|1980||Iran’s leader, Ayatollah Khomeini, lends his support to the militants holding the American hostages in Tehran.|
|1982||The United States bans Libyan oil imports, because of the continued support of terrorism.|
|1987||The Vatican condemns surrogate parenting as well as test-tube and artificial insemination.|
For decades, all that was visible of the sunken B-29 from the roadside was the starboard wing, the distinctive metal lattice of the cockpit and the tip of the vertical stabiliser. The latter is adorned with faded bumper stickers and pockmarked by modern bullet holes, reminders that the Lady of the Lake may be abandoned, but isn’t forgotten.However, a recent underwater survey has unearthed details about the plane leading to its exact identity, and it turns out to have quite an interesting history. You'll want to read that story, and see more pictures of the Lady of the Lake at Urban Ghosts.
For years, it’s been widely held that Eielson’s last Superfortress was dragged to the its watery resting place in the 1950s for use in aircrew evacuation drills. But its role as a crash rescue trainer eventually came to an end when the airframe sank deeper into the mud, becoming dangerous. After that, the enigmatic B-29 was abandoned where it lay.
About an hour later, firefighters received another public assist call to same location for the dog on the roof. The dog apparently wanted to be back outside again and reopened the window and let himself out again.That's one determined pooch! So they got the ladder out again and a firefighter once again got the dog back inside. This time, they made sure the window was secure. -Thanks, John Farrier!