On this Day in History..

On this Day in History..
1493 – Columbus’ 2nd expedition to New World
1664 – The Netherlands surrenders New Amsterdam to England(New York)
1789 – Federal Judiciary Act is passed & creates a six-person Supreme Court
1869 – Black Friday; Wall St panic after Gould & Fisk attempt to corner gold
1895 – 1st round-the-world trip by a woman on a bicycle (took 15 months)
1934 – 2500 fans see Babe Ruth’s farewell Yankee appearance at Yankee Stadium
1948 – The Honda Motor Company is founded
1952 – Underwater volcano explodes under research vessel Kaiyo-maru-5
1957 – Eisenhower orders US troops to desegregate Little Rock schools
1964 – 1st Minuteman II ICBM is tested
1968 – “60 Minutes” premieres on CBS-TV
1969 – Trial of “Chicago 8” (protesters at Dem Natl Conv) begins
1976 – Newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst sentenced to 7 years for her part in a 1974 bank robbery. Released after 22 months by Pres Carter
1979 – CompuServe began operation as 1st computer information service
1996 – U.S. President Bill Clinton signed the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty at the United Nations


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