On this Day in History..

On this Day in History..
1380 – King Charles VI of France crowned at age 12
1792 – Capt George Vancouver is 1st Englishman to enter SF Bay
1832 – 1st streetcar (horse-drawn) (John Mason) debuts in NYC; fare 12 cents rode on 4th Avenue between Prince and 14th Streets
1851 – “Moby Dick,” by Herman Melville, published
1863 – Nathan Bedford Forrest is assigned to command of West Tennessee (Grand Wizard KKK)
1888 – USC Trojans play their 1st football game
1889 – New York World reporter Nellie Bly (Elizabeth Cochrane) began her attempt to surpass fictitious journey of Jules Verne’s Phileas Fogg by traveling around world in less than 80 days She succeeded, finishing the trip in January in 72 days and 6 hours
1896 – Power plant at Niagara Falls begins operation
1908 – Albert Einstein presents quantum theory of light
1922 – BBC begins domestic radio service
1960 – Ray Charles’ “Georgia On My Mind” reaches #1
1965 – United States government sends 90,000 soldiers to Vietnam
1982 – Polish Solidarity chairman Lech Walesa freed
1983 – 1st cruise missile placed (Greenham Common England)
1984 – Zamboanga City mayor Cesar Climaco, a prominent critic of the government of Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos, is assassinated in his home city
1993 – Puerto Rico votes against becoming the 51st US state
2002 – The United States House of Representatives votes not to create an independent commission to investigate the September 11 attacks


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