On this date in history..

On this date in history..
1498 – Cardinal Borgia renounced his vows & office to marry a French princess
1846 – US fleet officer Robert F Stockton annexes California
1859 – 1st air mail (in a balloon) took off from Lafayette Ind
1896 – George Washington Carmack discoveres gold in Klondike region of Yukon
1903 – Joe Pulitzer donated $1 million to Columbia U & begins Pulitzer Prizes
1939 – “Wizard of Oz” opens at Loew’s Capitol Theater in NY
1957 – Richie Ashburn, fouls hit fan Alice Roth twice in same at bat 1st one breaks her nose, 2nd one hits her while she is on the stretcher
1978 – 1st successful crossing of the Atlantic by balloon (3 Americans)
1982 – The first Compact Discs (CDs) were released to the public in Germany
1998 – Monica Lewinsky scandal: US President Bill Clinton admits in taped testimony that he had an “improper physical relationship” with White House intern Monica Lewinsky. On the same day he admits before the nation that he “misled people” about his relationship (real smooth Bill)


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