On this Day in History..

On this Day in History..
1493 – Christopher Columbus discovers Puerto Rico, on his 2nd voyage
1620 – The Mayflower reaches Cape Cod & explores the coast
1805 – Lewis & Clark reach Pacific Ocean, 1st European Americans to cross continent
1863 – Lincoln delivers his address in Gettysburg; “4 score & 7 years…”
1874 – William Marcy “Boss” Tweed, of Tammany Hall (NYC) is convicted of defrauding the city of NY of $6M, and sentenced to 12 years’ imprisonment
1916 – Samuel Goldwyn and Edgar Selwyn establish Goldwyn Pictures
1953 – US Supreme Court rules (7-2) baseball is a sport not a business
1965 – Kellogg’s Pop Tarts pastries is created
1969 – Apollo 12’s Conrad & Bean become 3rd & 4th humans on Moon
1977 – Egyptian Pres Anwar Sadat arrives in Israel
1977 – Libya drops diplomatic relations with Egypt
1979 – Chuck Berry is released from prison on income tax evasion
1998 – Vincent van Gogh’s Portrait of the Artist Without Beard sells at auction for $71.5 million USD
1998 – Lewinsky scandal: The United States House of Representatives Judiciary Committee begins impeachment hearings against U.S. President Bill Clinton
1999 – Shenzhou 1: The People’s Republic of China launches its first Shenzhou spacecraft


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