On this Day in History..

On this Day in History..
1492 – Columbus’ fleet about 400 sea miles from Puerto Rico
1604 – Supernova “Kepler’s nova” 1st sighted
1769 – Captain James Cook is the first European to land in New Zealand
1835 – HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin reaches James Island, Galapagos archipelago
1856 – The Second Opium War between several western powers and China begins with the Arrow Incident on the Pearl River
1871 – Great Fire kills 200, destroys over 4 square miles (10 square km) of Chicago buildings, & original Emancipation Proclamation
1918 – Sgt Alvin York single-handedly kills 25, captures 132 Germans
1934 – Bruno Hauptmann is indicted for murder of Lindbergh’s son
1945 – Harry Truman announced atomic bomb secrets shared with Britain & Canada
1962 – N Korea reports 100% election turnout, 100% vote for Workers’ Party
1967 – Guerrilla leader Che Guevara and his men are captured in Bolivia
1969 – The opening rally of the Days of Rage occurs, organized by the Weather Underground in Chicago, Illinois
1971 – John Lennon releases his mega hit “Imagine”
1993 – Howard Stern releases his 1st book “Private Parts”
2001 – U.S. President George W. Bush announces the establishment of the Office of Homeland Security


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