On this Day in History..

On this Day in History..
1500 – Governor De Bobadilla of Santo Domingo captures Columbus
1703 – The Great Storm of 1703, the greatest windstorm ever recorded in the southern part of Great Britain, reaches its peak intensity which it maintains through November 27. Winds gust up to 120 mph, and 9,000 people perish in the mighty gale
1715 – 1st English patent granted to an American, for processing corn
1766 – Pope Clement XIII warns On dangers of anti-Christian writings
1783 – Britain evacuates NYC, their last military position in US
1792 – The Farmer’s Almanac is 1st published
1834 – Delmonico’s, one of NY’s finest restaurants, provides a meal of soup, steak, coffee & half a pie for 12 cents
1876 – Indian Wars: In retaliation for the American defeat at the Battle of the Little Bighorn, United States Army troops sack Chief Dull Knife’s sleeping Cheyenne village at the headwaters of the Powder River
1922 – Archaeologist Howard Carter enters King Tut’s tomb in the valley of the kings
1940 – Woody Woodpecker debuts with release of Walter Lantz’s “Knock Knock”
1952 – Only win ever for NFL’s Dallas Texans (11-1) beats Bears 27-23
1963 – John F Kennedy is laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery
1966 – Jimi Hendrix Experience makes its London debut at Bag O’ Nails Club
1976 – Viking 1 radio signal from Mars helps prove general theory of relativity
1986 – Iran-Contra affair erupts, President Reagan reveals secret arm deal. Oliver North’s secretary, Fawn Hill, smuggles documents out of his office
1996 – After 24 years, Disneyland Main Street Electrical Parade, ends
2011 – Sudden violent storms strike southern Sri Lanka, killing 27 people and drowning many fishermen caught by surprise


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