On This Day Weekend of May 30, 31, 1
On This Day in history:
1431- Joan of Arc is burned at the stake in Rouen, France at the age of 19.
1848- W.G. Young patented the ice cream freezer.
1879- William Vanderbilt renamed New York City's Gilmore's Garden to Madison Square Garden.
1922- The Lincoln Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C.
1967- Daredevil Evel Knievel jumps 16 automobiles in a row in a motorcycle stunt.
1968- The Beatles begin recording the "White Album."
1989- Bobby Brown releases, "On Our Own."
2003- Peter Jennings is sworn in as a US citizen.
1859- Big Ben in London goes into operation.
1907- The first taxis arrived in New York City.
1930- Clint Eastwood is born.
1961- Jimi Hendrix enlists in the US Army.
1969- Steve Wonder's, "My Cherie Amour" is released.
1977- The BBC bans the Sex Pistols' "God Save the Queen."
1979- The restored Radio City Music Hall is reopened in New York City.
1792- Kentucky becomes 15th state of the US.
1869- Thomas Edison receives a patent for his electric voting machine.
1926- Andy Griffith is born.
1937- Morgan Freeman is born.
1954- Linus' security blanket makes its debut in the Peanuts Comic strips.
1980- Cable News Network (CNN) makes its debut as the first all-news station.
1989- Disney World's "Typhoon Lagoon" opens.
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