On this Day in History..

On this Day in History..
1492 – Columbus’ fleet anchors on Ragged Island Range, Bahamas
1524 – Spanish troops give Milan to France
1749 – Georgia Colony reverses itself & rules slavery is legal
1776 – Benjamin Franklin departs from America to France on a mission to seek French support for the American Revolution
1795 – Pinckney’s Treaty between Spain & US is signed, establishing southern boundary of US & giving Americans right to send goods down Mississippi
1863 – Worldwide Red Cross organized in Geneva
1864 – Union troops ambush & kill ‘Bloody’ Bill Anderson in Richmond MI
1900 – After 4 years of work, 1st section of NY subway opens
1934 – While Wash player/Mgr. Joe Cronin honeymoons with Mildred Robertson, owner Clark Griffith’s niece & adopted daughter, he is sold to Red Sox
1949 – President Harry Truman increases minimum wage from 40 cents to 75 cents
1950 – Mother Teresa founds Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta, India
1962 – Nikita Khrushchev sends note to JFK offering to withdraw his missiles from Cuba if US closed its bases in Turkey. Offer is rejected
1964 – Rolling Stones appear on Ed Sullivan show
1970 – “Doonesbury” comic strip debuts in 28 newspapers
1972 – Henry Kissinger declares “Peace is at hand” in Vietnam
1988 – US-Soviet effort free 2 grey whales from frozen Arctic, Barrow, AK
2001 – The United States passes the US Patriot Act into law

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