On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
274 – St Eutychian begins his reign as Catholic Pope
1490 – Anna of Brittany announces that all those who would ally with the king of France will be considered guilty of the crime of lese-majesty
1570 – Spanish viceroy Alva banishes Zutphen City’s only physician, Joost Sweiter, “because he is a Jew”
1725 – Benjamin Franklin arrives in London
1754 – Columbia University is founded, as Kings College (NYC)
1847 – Samuel Colt sells his first revolver pistol to the United States government
1863 – 4 wheeled roller skates patented by James Plimpton of New York
1865 – The New York Stock Exchange opens its first permanent headquarters at 10-12 Broad near Wall Street in New York City
1887 – Thomas Stevens is 1st man to officially bicycle around the world (SF-SF)
1896 – Following Mormon abandonment of polygamy, Utah is admitted as 45th state
1904 – The United States Supreme Court rules that Puerto Ricans cannot be denied admission to US
1920 – 1st Black baseball league, National Negro Baseball League, organizes
1932 – British East Indies Viceroy Willingdon arrests Gandhi & Nehru
1935 – Bob Hope is first heard on network radio as part of “The Intimate Revue”
1942 – Rogers Hornsby is 14th player selected to the Hall of Fame
1962 – New York City introduces a train that operates without a crew on-board
1968 – Leo Fender sells Fender Guitars for $13 million
1971 – Ohio agrees to pay $675,000 to relatives of Kent State shooting victims
1989 – US F-14’s shoot down 2 Libyan jet fighters over the Mediterranean
1999 – Former professional wrestler Jesse “The Body” Ventura is sworn in as governor of Minnesota
2007 – The 110th United States Congress convenes, electing Nancy Pelosi as the first female Speaker of the House in U.S. history


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