We’ve had two ‘Famous Birthday’ posts…now it’s time for a ‘Famous Events in History’ post. On this date in… 1065 – Pilgrims under bishop Gunther of Bamberg reach Jerusalem 1229 – Queen Blanche of Castile & earl Raymond VII van Toulouse sign peace 1557 – Cuenca is founded in Ecuador 1648 – University of Harderwijk Neth solemn opens 1770 – Townsend Acts repealed 1811 – 1st US colonists on Pacific Coast arrive at Cape Disappointment (Washington) 1857 – Gustave Flaubert’s “Madame Bovary” published 1877 – Catcher’s mask 1st used in baseball game 1945 – US President Franklin D. Roosevelt dies in office; VP Harry Truman is sworn in as 33rd US President 1961 – Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin becomes the first person to orbit the Earth (Vostok 1) 2015 – Hillary Clinton announces she will run for the Democratic nominee for US President. The 2016 Presidential election will go down as one of the most boring and uneventful in US history.