On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1751 – The first performing monkey is exhibited in America, NYC (admission 1 cent)
1793 – The first US cabinet meeting takes place (At George Washington’s home)
1836 – Samuel Colt patents his first revolving barrel multi-shot firearm
1836 – US Showman Phineas Taylor Barnum exhibits African-American slave Joyce Heth
1863 – US Congress creates the national banking system, comptroller of currency
1885 – US Congress condemns barbed wire around government grounds
1913 – The 16th Amendment is ratified, authorizing income tax
1919 – Oregon becomes the first state to tax gasoline (1 cent per gallon)
1932 – Immigrant Adolf Hitler receives his German citizenship
1957 – Buddy Holly & the Crickets record “That’ll Be the Day”
1963 – The Beatles release their 1st single in US “Please Please Me”
1964 – Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay) TKO’s Sonny Liston in 7 for heavyweight boxing title
1969 – Beatles begin recording Abbey Road album
1977 – Oil tanker explosion west of Honolulu spills 31 million gallons of crude
1982 – Final episode of “The Lawrence Welk Show” airs
1989 – Dallas Cowboys fire coach Tom Landry after a 29-year career
1991 – US, barracks in Dhahran Saudi Arabia, are hit by a scud missile, killing 28
1998 – Switzerland’s 1st legal brothel opens in Zurich
2012 – World Health Organization removes India from the list of polio endemic countries

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