On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1673 – The first recorded wine auction is held in London
1725 – 10 sleeping Indians are scalped by whites in New Hampshire for £100 a scalp bounty
1792 – The US postal service is created, postage is 6 cents – 12 cents depending on distance
1809 – The US Supreme Court rules federal government power is greater than any state power
1839 – Congress prohibits dueling in the District of Columbia
1872 – Silas Noble & JP Cooley patent a toothpick manufacturing machine
1913 – King O’Malley drives in the first survey peg to mark the commencement of work on the construction of Canberra
1931 – Congress allows California to build the Oakland-Bay Bridge
1935 – Caroline Mikkelson becomes the first woman to set foot on Antarctica
1943 – American movie studio executives agree to allow the Office of War Information to censor their movies
1950 – Dylan Thomas arrives in NYC for his first US poetry reading tour
1960 – Jimi Hendrix, plays his first gig
1971 – Natl Emergency Center erroneously orders US radio & TV stations to go off the air
1974 – Cher files for separation from husband Sonny Bono
1988 – Peter Kalikow purchases NY Post from Rupert Murdoch for $37.6 million
2012 – Scientists successfully regenerate Silene stenophylla from a 31,800 year old piece of fruit, greatly surpassing the previous record of 2,000 years

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