On this Day in History..

On this Day in History..
1492 – Columbus’ ships sites land on the horizon (Bahamas) uh-oh
1614 – Adriaen Block and 12 Amsterdam merchants petition the States General for exclusive trading rights in the New Netherlands colony
1689 – Peter the Great becomes tsar of Russia
1698 – France, England & Netherlands signs 1st Extermination treaty
1809 – Along the Natchez Trace in Tennessee, explorer Meriwether Lewis dies under mysterious circumstances at an inn called Grinder’s Stand
1864 – Slavery abolished in Maryland
1868 – Thomas Edison patents his 1st invention: electric voice machine
1881 – David Houston patents roll film for cameras
1929 – JC Penney opens store #1252 in Milford, Delaware, making it a nationwide company with stores in all 48 U.S. states
1939 – Albert Einstein informs FDR of possibilities of atomic bomb
1950 – The U.S. Federal Communications Commission issues the first license to broadcast television in color, to CBS
1967 – Yoko Plus Me art exhibit opens in London (the me is John Lennon)
1975 – “Saturday Night Live” premieres with guest host George Carlin
1981 – Unknown rocker Prince opens for Rolling Stones at LA Coliseum
1990 – Oil hits a record $40.42 per barrel
2000 – The 100th Space Shuttle mission (STS-92) is flown

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