On this Day in History..

On this Day in History..
1492 – Christopher Columbus’ ship Santa Maria lands at Dominican Republic
1621 – Gov Bradford of US colony Plymouth disallows sport on Christmas Day
1671 – Giovanni Cassini discovers Iapetus, satellite of Saturn
1825 – Erie Canal opens, linking Great Lakes & Atlantic Ocean
1861 – The Toronto Stock Exchange is created
1875 – The first performance of the Piano Concerto No. 1 by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is given in Boston, Massachusetts with Hans von Bülow as soloist
1881 – Wyatt Earp, Doc Holiday & Clanton engage in “Shootout at OK Corral”
1924 – “Little Orphan Annie” comic strip 1st published
1940 – Benjamin O. Davis Dr becomes 1st African American general in US Army
1955 – Austria resumes its sovereignty after departure of last Allied occupation forces, 1st time since German occupation of 1938
1955 – Tappan sells 1st microwave oven
1964 – Viking Jim Marshall runs 66 yards in wrong direction for a safety
1976 – Gov Wallace grants full pardon to Clarence Norris, last known survivor of 9 Scottsboro Boys who were convicted in 1931 rape
1992 – Lithuania holds a referendum on its first post-Soviet constitution
2001 – Windows XP first becomes available
2004 – Fidel Castro, Cuba’s President, announces that transactions using the American Dollar will be banned by November 8

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