On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1558 – Calais, last English possession in France is retaken by the French
1610 – Galileo discovers 1st 3 Jupiter satellites, Io, Europa & Ganymede
1714 – Typewriter is patented by Englishman Henry Mill (built years later)
1782 – 1st US commercial bank, Bank of North America, opens in Philadelphia
1784 – 1st US seed business is established by David Landreth of Philadelphia
1835 – HMS Beagle anchors off the Chonos Archipelago
1892 – A fierce mine explosion kills 100 in Krebs, Oklahoma as blacks, trying to help rescue white survivors, are driven away with guns
1927 – The Harlem Globetrotters play their first game in Hinckley, Illinois
1934 – “Flash Gordon” comic strip (by Alex Raymond) debuts
1939 – US worker’s union leader Tom Mooney is freed (jailed since 1916)
1953 – Pres Harry Truman announces the development of a hydrogen bomb
1954 – Georgetown-IBM experiment, the first public demonstration of a machine translation system, is held in New York at the head office of IBM
1955 – Marian Anderson becomes 1st black singer to perform at the Met (NYC)
1963 – 1st class postage raised to 5 cents
1967 – The “Newlywed Game” premieres on ABC TV
1968 – 1st class postage raised to 6 cents
1969 – US Congress doubles the president’s salary
1970 – Farmers sue Max Yasgur for $35,000 in damages caused by “Woodstock”
1983 – President Reagan ends US arms embargo against Guatemala
1986 – President Reagan proclaims economic sanctions against Libya
1990 – Tower Of Pisa is closed to the public after leaning too far
1998 – Former White House intern Monica Lewinsky signs affidavit denying she had an affair with President Bill Clinton


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