On this Day in History..

On this Day in History..
1492 – Columbus’ discovers America (Oct 12, 1492 Julian calender)
1520 – Ferdinand Magellan arrives at Tierra Del Fuego (Pacific Ocean)
1553 – Volumes of Talmud are burned
1774 – First display of the word “Liberty” on a flag, raised by colonists in Taunton, Massachusetts and which was in defiance of British rule in Colonial America
1854 – Florence Nightingale and a staff of 38 nurses were sent to the Crimean War
1879 – Thomas Edison perfects carbonized cotton filament light bulb
1917 – 1st Americans to see action on front lines of WW I
1940 – RAF drops 1st anti-Nazi pamphlets on Netherlands
1945 – Women in France allowed to vote for 1st time
1948 – Facsimile high-speed radio transmission demonstrated (Washington DC)
1959 – Guggenheim Museum, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, opens (NYC)
1967 – Thousands opposing Vietnam War try to storm Pentagon
1989 – Buck Helm found alive after being buried 4 days, in SF earthquake
2003 – Images of the dwarf planet Eris are taken and subsequently used in its discovery by the team of Michael E. Brown, Chad Trujillo, and David L. Rabinowitz


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