On this Day in History..

On this Day in History..
1537 – The first complete English-language Bible (the Matthew Bible) is printed, with translations by William Tyndale and Miles Coverdale
1636 – In Massachusetts the Plymouth Colony’s 1st law drafted
1675 – Christian Huygens patents pocket watch
1854 – Abraham Lincoln makes his 1st political speech at Illinois State Fair
1880 – University of California founded in Los Angeles
1904 – 1st day of NYC subway, 350,000 people ride 9.1 mile tracks
1921 – League of Nations refuses to assist starving Russians
1927 – Gutzon Borglum begins sculpting Mt. Rushmore
1933 – Esquire magazine is 1st published
1949 – United Nations’ permanent NYC headquarters is dedicated
1957 – “Leave It to Beaver,” debuts on CBS
1957 – USSR launches Sputnik I, 1st artificial Earth satellite
1970 – Herbert Schmidtz makes highest parachute jump from a tower by leaping from a 1,984 ft TV mast in Tulsa, Oklahoma
1984 – US government closes down due to budget problems
2004 – SpaceShipOne wins Ansari X Prize for private spaceflight

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