870. The Fourth Council of Constantinople ends. The Council, called by Emperor Basil I and Pope Adrian II, issued 27 canons. It also resulted in deposing Photius, the Patriarch of Constantinople. Later, by order of the Emperor, Photius was reinstated and the Fourth Council annulled. These events resulted ina serious break between the EAstern and Western churches, heightened tensions, and helped led to the Great Schism of 1054.
1827. The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad is incorporated, the first railroad to offer transportation to both people and freight.
1844. A gun on the USS Princeton explodes while the boat is on a Potomac River cruise, killing eight Cabinet members and several others. (wow, 8 cabinet members in one shot. Never heard of this story before).
1885. AT&T is incorporated.
1922. The United Kingdom accepts Egypt's independence.
1935. DuPont scientist Wallace Carother's invents Nylon. Rumors of his female foot/leg fetish are unproven.
1953. Watson and Crick report to friends that they have determined the chemical formula of DNA. The formal announcement does not occur until April.
1983. The final episode of MASH appears on TV, becoming the most watched television show in history.
1991. The First Gulf War ends.
1993. The ATF raid the Branch Davidians in Waco, Texas. Four agents and five Branch Dividians die, leading to a 51 day standoff.
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