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Good morning firedogs, and happy Tuesday.

It’s time for another exciting installment of This Day in History!

On This Day in History…

The dome of the Hagia Sophia collapses in Constantinople (558). Justinian I orders it rebuilt. The reconstruction takes 4 years.

The English siege of Orleans is broken by Joan of Arc (1429, possibly May 8th. Citations differ. The link provided gives the best history I found outside Wikipedia, but gives May 8th as the date of the event.)

The city of New Orleans is founded by Jean-Baptiste le Moyne de Bienville (1718).

Beethoven’s 9th Symphony “Chorale” premiers in Vienna (1824).

The Great Natchez Tornado, the second worst tornado in US history, leaves 317 dead in Natchez, Mississippi (1840).

Alexander Stepanovich Popov demonstrates his invention to the Russian Physical and Chemical Society in Saint Petersburg. It is the world’s first radio receiver (1895). The anniversary of this date is now a holiday celebrated in Russia, called Radio Day.

A German submarine sinks the Lusitania (1915). 1198 lives are lost.

The world’s largest pearl is found at Palawan, Phillipines (1934. Scroll down at link).

Glenn Miller and his orchestra record Chattanooga Choo Choo for RCA(1941).

Geoffrey W. A. Dummer first proposes the integrated circuit, leading to the technology behind computers (1952).

King Herod the Great’s tomb is discovered (2007).

What an interesting day!

See you in the comments.

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