On This Day…

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1224 Francis of Assisi is afflicted with stigmata after a vision praying on Mount Verna.

1906 1st airplane flight in Europe

1947 T-Bone Walker records his biggest hit ‘’Call it Stormy Monday’’ in Hollywood, California.

1956 IBM introduces the RAMAC 305, 1st commercial computer with a hard drive that uses magnetic disk storage, weighing over a ton.

1965 Beatles win 1st Grammy, for Best Group of 1964.

1971 11 guards and 31 prisoners die in take over at Attica State Prison.

1985 Super Mario Bros game first appears, created by Shigeru Miyamoto at Nintendo.

1989 Archbishop Desmond Tutu leads biggest anti-apartheid protest march in South Africa

1997 Elton John Releases ‘’Candle in the Wind 1997’’, a tribute to Diana, Princess of Wales in the UK.

Via Britannica, On This Day

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