On this Day in History..

On this Day in History..
312 – Constantine the Great is said to have received his famous Vision of the Cross
1492 – Christopher Columbus discovers Cuba & claims it for Spain
1662 – England sells Duinkerken to France for 2.5 million lire
1838 – Missouri governor Lilburn Boggs issues the Extermination Order, which orders all Mormons to leave the state or be exterminated!
1858 – RH Macy & Co opens 1st store, (6th Ave-NYC)
1871 – Boss Tweed (William Macy Tweed), Democratic leader of Tammany Hall, arrested after NY Times exposed his corruption
1896 – 1st Pali Road completed in Hawaii (The winds are so strong streams flow UP!)
1913 – President Woodrow Wilson claims “The United States will never attack another country”
1916 – 1st published reference to “jazz” appears (Variety)
1925 – Water skis patented by Fred Waller
1947 – “You Bet Your Life,” with Groucho Marx, premieres on ABC radio
1960 – Singer Ben E King records “Spanish Harlem” & “Stand By Me”
1961 – Outer Mongolia & Mauritania become 102nd & 103rd members of United Nations
1969 – Ralph Nader creates the consumer organization known as Nader’s Raiders
1979 – Voluntary Euthanasia Society publishes how-to-do-it suicide guide
1982 – China announces its population at 1 billion people plus
1986 – The UK government suddenly  de-regulates financial markets, leading to a total restructuring of the way in which they operate in the country, in an event now referred to as the Big Bang
1997 – Intel Corp buys Digital Equipment for $700 million
2004 – The Boston Red Sox win the World Series for the first time in 86 years


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