On this Day in History…

On this Day in History..
1513 – Vasco Nunez de Balboa is 1st European to see Pacific Ocean
1639 – 1st printing press in America
1789 – Congress proposes Bill of Rights (10 of 12 will ratify)
1861 – Secretary of US Navy authorizes enlistment of slaves
1890 – Congress establishes Yosemite National Park (California)
1906 – In the presence of the king and before a great crowd, Leonardo Torres Quevedo successfully demonstrates the invention of the Telekino in the port of Bilbao, guiding a boat from the shore, in what is considered the birth of the Remote control
1911 – Ground breaking begins in Boston for Fenway Park
1926 – Henry Ford announces 8 hour, 5-day work week
1939 – Versailles Peace Treaty forgot to include Andorra, so Andorra & Germany finally sign an official treaty ending WW I
1957 – 300 US Army troops guard 9 black kids return to Central HS in Ark
1965 – Beatle cartoon show begins in US
1972 – Norway votes to join common market
1981 – Sandra Day O’Connor sworn in as 1st female supreme court justice
1990 – Saddam Hussein warns that US will repeat Vietnam experience
1990 – UN Security Council vote 14-1 to impose air embargo against Iraq
2002 – The Vitim event, a possible bolide impact in Siberia, Russia


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