On this Day in History..

On this Day in History..
1502 – Christopher Columbus lands at Costa Rica on his 4th & last voyage
1789 – 1st loan is made to pay salaries of the presidents & Congress
1793 – Pres Washington lays cornerstone of Capitol building
1851 – New York Times starts publishing (2 cents a copy)
1885 – Riots break out in Montreal to protest against compulsory smallpox vaccination
1927 – The Columbia Broadcasting System goes on the air
1947 – National Security Act, passes
1975 – Heiress/bank robber Patricia Campbell Hearst captured by FBI in SF
1979 – The Who opens NYC concerts at Madison Square Garden
1984 – Joe Kittinger completes 1st solo balloon crossing of Atlantic
1987 – US & Russia sign accord to remove mid range missiles
2007 – Buddhist monks join anti-government protesters in Myanmar, starting what some called the Saffron Revolution


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