On this Day in History..

On this Day in History..
1561 – King Philip II of Spain forbids Spanish settlements in Florida
1642 – Harvard College in Cambridge, Mass, 1st commencement
1780 – Brit Maj John Andre reveals Benedict Arnold’s plot to betray West Pt
1835 – HMS Beagle sails to Charles Island in Galapagos archipelago
1884 – Herman Hollerith patents his mechanical tabulating machine
1889 – Nintendo Koppai (Later Nintendo Company, Limited) founded by Fusajiro Yamauchi to produce and market the playing card game Hanafuda
1912 – Mark Sennet presents 1st Keystone Cops film
1949 – Harry Truman announces evidence of USSR’s 1st nuclear device detonation
1957 – “That’ll Be Day” by Buddy Holly & Crickets reaches #1
1969 – Northern Star and Illinois Univ newspaper start rumors that Paul McCartney is dead
1972 – Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos declares martial law
1978 – 100,000 cheering Egyptians welcome Sadat home from Camp David summit
1999 – NASA announces that it has lost contact with the Mars Climate Orbiter
2002 – The first public version of the web browser Mozilla Firefox (“Phoenix 0.1”) is released


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