37 – Roman Emperor Caligula accepts the titles of the Principate, entitled to him by the Senate.
845 – Paris is sacked by Viking raiders, probably under Ragnar Lodbrok, who collects a huge ransom in exchange for leaving.
1738 – English parliament declares war on Spain (War of Jenkin’s Ear)
1774 – Britain passes Coercive Act against Massachusetts
1776 – Juan Bautista de Anza finds the site for the Presidio of San Francisco
1794 – Louvre opens to the public
1799 – NY State abolished slavery
1845 – Mexico drops diplomatic relations with US
1866 – First ambulance goes into service
1881 – Greatest Show On Earth was formed by PT Barnum & James A Bailey
1885 – US Salvation Army officially organized
1910 – First seaplane, takes off from water at Martinques France (Henri Fabre)
1920 – Actor Douglas Fairbanks marries actress Mary Pickford
1933 – German Reichstag confers dictatorial powers on Hitler
1939 – Spanish Civil War ends, Madrid falls to Francisco Franco
1944 – Astrid Lindgren sprains ankle & begins writing Pippi Longstocking
1945 – Last German V-2 (buzz bomb) attack on London
1959 – China dissolves Tibet’s government
1960 – Pope John raises the first Japanese, first African & first Filipino cardinal
1974 – Ryan R. Sanderson is born
2012- A delicious and delightful lunch is enjoyed at the newly remodeled Hotel Bel Air, featuring steak tartar and sashimi salad, to celebrate Ryan’s 38th birthday. Ryan rests very satisfied with the occasion and recommends the dining destination to all.