On this Day in History..

On this Day in History..
1492 – The Ensisheim Meteorite, the oldest meteorite with a known date of impact, strikes the earth around noon in a wheat field outside the village of Ensisheim, Alsace, France
1637 – Anne Hutchinson banished from Mass bay colony as a heretic
1775 – Lord Dunmore, promises freedom to male slaves who join British army
1805 – Lewis & Clark 1st sights Pacific Ocean
1872 – The cargo ship Mary Celeste sails from NY to Genoa; mysteriously found abandoned 4 weeks later
1876 – Edward Bouchet, is 1st black to recieve a PhD in US college (Yale)
1910 – The first air freight shipment (from Dayton, Ohio, to Columbus, Ohio) is undertaken by the Wright Brothers and department store owner Max Moorehouse
1929 – Museum of Modern Art opens (NYC)
1932 – 1st broadcast of “Buck Rogers in the 25th century” on CBS-radio
1957 – Cold War: The Gaither Report calls for more American missiles and fallout shelters
1967 – LBJ signs a bill establishing Corporation for Public Broadcasting
1972 – Pres Nixon (R) re-elected in a landslide defeating George McGovern (D) and forced to resign nearly two years later
1976 – “Gone With the Wind” first televised
2004 – War in Iraq: The interim government of Iraq calls for a 60-day “state of emergency” as U.S. forces storm the insurgent stronghold of Fallujah
2012 – President Barack Obama is first African-American to be re-elected (in a landslide)


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