On this Day in History..

On this Day in History..
1520 – Ferdinand Magellan begins his crossing of the vast Pacific Ocean
1660 – The London Royal Society is created
1745 – French troops attack the Indians of Saratoga, NY
1775 – 2nd Continental Congress formally establishes US Navy
1814 – The Times in London is for the first time printed by automatic, steam-powered presses, signaling the beginning of the availability of newspapers to a mass audience
1905 – Arthur Griffith forms Sinn Fein in Dublin
1907 – In Haverhill, Massachusetts, scrap-metal dealer Louis B. Mayer opens his first movie theater
1919 – US-born Lady Astor elected 1st female member of British Parliament
1922 – Capt Cyril Turner (RAF) gives 1st   exhibition of sky writing (NYC) Turner spelled out “Hello USA. Call Vanderbilt 7200.” and 47,000 people call
1943 – FDR, Churchill & Stalin meet in Tehran to map out strategy
1948 – “Hopalong Cassidy” premieres on TV
1963 – 1st million copy recorded prior to release of “I Want to Hold Your Hand”
1974 – John Lennon’s last concert appearance (With Elton John concert in Madison Square Garden NYC)
1988 – Picasso’s “Acrobat & Harlequin” sells for $38.46 million
1997 – Final episode of “Beavis & Butt-head,” on MTV
1990 – Margaret Thatcher resigns as Britain’s PM, replaced by John Majors
2004 – Male Poʻo-uli dies of Avian malaria in the Maui Bird Conservation Center in Hawaii before it could breed, making the species in all probability extinct


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