On This Day…

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1431 – Judges’ investigations for the trial of Joan of Arc begin in Rouen, France, the seat of the English occupation government.
1760– Afghans defeat Marathas in battle of Barari Ghat.
1839– Daguerreotype photo process announced at French Academy of Science.
1909– Ernest Shackleton as part of the British Nimrod Expedition reaches a record farthest South latitude (88°23′ south).
1941 - 6,000 Jews exterminated in a pogrom in Bucharest, Romania.
2001 – Apple introduced iTunes, a digital media player application that, with the year’s later debut of the iPod, revolutionized digital music.
2007 - Apple Inc CEO Steve Jobs announces the iPhone. 

Film1959 –  ”Rawhide” with Clint Eastwood premieres on CBS TV. 

Music: 2002 - Michael Jackson receives the Artist of the Century award at the American music awards. 

Births & Deaths: 1908 – Simone de Beauvoir, French writer and feminist who gave a literary transcription to the themes of existentialism, was born in Paris.
1982 – Catherine Middleton, who married (2011) Prince William and became the duchess of Cambridge, was born in Reading, Berkshire, England. 

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