On this Day in History..

On this Day in History..
1348 – Rudolph of Orin claims Jews have confessed to poisoning wells
1492 – Christopher Columbus notes 1st recorded reference to tobacco
1791 – 1st Catholic college in US, Georgetown, opens
1806 – Explorer Zebulon Pike sights Pikes Peak (Colorado)
1827 – Creek-Indians lose all their property in US
1835 – HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin reaches Tahiti
1904 – King C Gillette patents Gillette razor blade
1932 – Walt Disney Art School created
1939 – FDR lays cornerstone of Jefferson Memorial in Wash DC
1939 – Social Security Administration approves 1st unemployment check
1946 – House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC) interrogates astronomer Harlow Shapley
1954 – 1st regularly scheduled commercial flights over North Pole begins
1956 – Elvis Presley’s 1st film “Love Me Tender,” premieres in NYC
1960 – USS G Washington, 1st sub with nuclear ballistic missiles, launched
1961 – UN bans nuclear arms
1969 – 250,000 peacefully demonstrate in Wash DC against Vietnam War
1977 – Pres Jimmy Carter welcomes Shah of Iran
1990 – Pres Bush signs Clear Air Act of 1990
1995 – Space shuttle Atlantis docks with orbiting Russian space station Mir


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