On this Day in History..

On this Day in History..
509 BC – The temple of Jupiter on Rome’s Capitoline Hill is dedicated on the ides of September
1503 – Michelangelo begins work on his statue of David
1789 – 1st loan to US government (from NYC banks)
1869 – Jay Gould & James Fisk attempt to control US gold market
1898 – Hannibal Goodwin patents celluloid photographic film
1925 – 1st US University for Blacks, Xavier University, opens in New Orleans
1948 – Margaret Chase Smith (R-Me) elected senator, 1st woman to serve in both houses of Congress
1956 – IBM introduces the first computer disk storage unit, the RAMAC 305
1959 – USSR’s Luna 2 becomes 1st probe to contact another celestial body
1965 – Beatles release “Yesterday”
1971 – 11 guards & 31 prisoners die in take over at Attica State Prison
1983 – US mint strikes 1st gold coin in 50 years (Olympic Eagle)
1987 – Paul Lynch of Great Britain does 32,573 push-ups in 24 hours
2001 – Civilian aircraft traffic resumes in the U.S. after the September 11, 2001 attacks


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s