On this Day in History..

On this Day in History..
1492 – Christopher Columbus learns of maize (corn) from Indians of Cuba
1605 – Gunpowder Plot; Catholics try to blow up English Parliament. Plot uncovered & leader Guy Fawkes hanged
1639 – 1st post office in the colonies is set up in Massachusetts
1743 – Coordinated scientific observations of the transit of Mercury are organized by Joseph-Nicolas Delisle
1789 – French National Meeting declares all citizens equal under law
1780 – French-American force under Colonel LaBalme is defeated by Miami Chief Little Turtle
1872 – American women’s right to vote advocate Susan B Anthony votes for Ulysses S. Grant
1895 – 1st US patent granted for auto (George B Selden) for gasoline driven car
1917 – Supreme Court decision (Buchanan v Warley) strikes down Louisville Ky ordinance requiring blacks & whites to live in separate areas
1935 – Parker Brothers launches game of Monopoly
1953 – Paul Sears saws a 32″ log in 86.4 seconds
1979 – Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini declares US “The Great Satan”
1994 – Space probe Ulysses completes 1st passage behind the Sun
1997 – 2 hours after Dave Johnson resigns, he is named AL Manager of Year

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