On thid Day in History..

On this Day in History..
1003 – Leif Erikson lands in L’Anse aux Meadows, Canada, becoming the first European to reach America
1238 – James I of Aragon conquers Valencia and founds the Kingdom of Valencia
1446 – The hangul alphabet is published in Korea
1635 – Religious dissident Roger Williams banished from Mass Bay Colony
1824 – Slavery is abolished in Costa Rica
1865 – 1st US underground pipeline for carrying oil is laid in Pennsylvania
1870 – Rome is incorporated into Italy by royal decree
1926 – NBC (National Broadcasting Corporation) forms
1930 – 1st transcontinental flight by a woman completed, Laura Ingalls
1936 – Hoover Dam begins transmitting electricity to LA
1942 – Statute of Westminster 1931 formalizes Australian autonomy
1946 – 1st electric blanket manufactured; sold for $39.50
1965 – Beatles’ “Yesterday,” single goes #1 & stays #1 for 4 weeks
1975 – Soviet dissident Andrei Sakharov wins Nobel Peace Prize
1985 – Central Park’s Strawberry Fields, dedicated
1990 – Radio stations around world play “Imagine” honoring John Lennon
1992 – A 13 kilogram (est.) meteorite lands in the driveway of the Knapp residence in Peekskill, New York, destroying the family’s 1980 Chevrolet Malibu

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