On this Day in History..

On this Day in History..
1492 – Pinta under Martin A Pinzon has a mutiny and separates from Columbus’s fleet
1620 – Pilgrim Fathers reach America: Province-town Harbor, Mass
1789 – North Carolina ratifies constitution, becomes 12th US state.
1794 – Honolulu Harbor is discovered
1818 – Russia’s Czar Alexander I petitions for a Jewish state in Palestine
1837 – Thomas Morris of Australia skips rope 22,806 times
1871 – The 1st human cannonball, Emilio Onra, is shot
1877 – Tom Edison announces his “talking machine” invention (phonograph)
1925 – Red Grange plays final Univ of Illinois game, signs with Chicago Bears
1934 – NY Yankees buy Joe DiMaggio from SF Seals (Pacific Coast League)
1942 – Tweety Bird, aka Tweety Pie, debuts in “Tale of Two Kitties”
1959 – Jack Benny (violin) & Richard Nixon (piano) play their famed duet
1967 – Vietnam War: American General William Westmoreland tells news reporters: “I am absolutely certain that whereas in 1965 the enemy was winning, today he is certainly losing.”
1974 – Freedom of Information Act passed by Congress over Pres Ford’s veto
1990 – Michael Milken is sentenced to 10 years for security law violations
2004 – The Paris Club agrees to write off 80% (up to $100 billion) of Iraq’s external debt


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