THIS DAY IN HISTORY

  • 771 Charlemagne becomes the sole King of the Franks after the death of his brother Carloman
  • 1349 500 Jews of Nuremberg massacred during Black Death riots
  • 1456 Earthquake strikes Naples; about 35,000 die
  • 1848 US President James K. Polk triggers Gold Rush of 1849 by confirming a gold discovery in California
  • 1933 Prohibition ends in the US when 21st Amendment to the US Constitution ratified, 18th Amendment repealed (5:32 PM EST)
  • 1969 Four-node ARPANET network is established

Source: Onthisday.com

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