On this date in history..

On this date in history..
1791 – Danish navigator Vitus Jonas Bering discovers Alaska
1882 – Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” opens in Moscow
1896 – Dial telephone patented
1929 – 1st airship flight around Earth flying eastward completed
1961 – East Germany begins erecting 5′ high wall along the border with the west to replace the barbed wire put up Aug 13
1964 – President Johnson signs Economic Opportunity Act
1971 – FBI begins covert investigation of journalist Daniel Schorr
1977 – NASA launches Voyager 2 towards Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus & Neptune
1980 – Reinhold Messner of Italy is 1st to solo ascent Mt Everest
1985 – Israel ships 96 TOWs to Iran on behalf of US
1993 – Mother Teresa hospitalized with malaria
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