On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1506 – The first contingent of 150 Swiss Guards arrive at the Vatican
1673 – Postal service between New York & Boston is inaugurated
1690 – Iroquois tribes renew their allegiance to the British against French
1814 – The first Knights Templar grand encampment in the US is held, NYC
1831 – Charles Darwin takes his Bachelors of Art exam
1881 – The Ancient Egyptian obelisk “Cleopatra’s Needle” is erected in Central Park
1946 – The Central Intelligence Agency is officially formed in the United States
1951 – Fidel Castro is ejected from a Winter League game after hitting a batter
1957 – Israeli forces withdraw from the Sinai Peninsula
1959 – The USAF announces that less than 1% of UFO’s are actual unknown objects
1964 – World’s largest cheese (15,723 kg) is manufactured in Wisconsin
1968 – “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In” premieres on NBC
1969 – Billy Preston becomes the 5th member of the Beatles
1969 – Roy Campanella & Stan Musial are elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York
1971 – John Lennon & Yoko Ono record “Power to the People”
1973 – Roe vs Wade: US Supreme Court legalizes some abortions
1980 – Andrei Sakharov is arrested in Moscow
1983 – 2nd flight readiness firing of Challenger’s main engines; 22 seconds
1986 – Manucher Ghorbanifar (an Iranian arms dealer) 1st suggests diversion of cash to contras, (from Oliver North testimony)
1998 – Rickey Henderson rejoins Oakland A’s for the 4th time
2002 – Kmart Corp becomes the largest retailer in United States history to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection
2003 – Last successful contact with the spacecraft Pioneer 10, one of the most distant man-made objects

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