On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1479 – Treaty of Alcaçovas – Portugal gives the Canary Islands to Castile in exchange for claims in West Africa
1521 – Magellan discovers Guam
1810 – Illinois passes the first state vaccination legislation in US
1831 – Edgar Allen Poe is removed from West Point miltary academy
1899 – Asprin is patented by Felix Hoffmann at the German company Bayer
1921 – Police in Sunbury Penn issue an edict, requiring Women to wear skirts at least 4 inches below the knee ?? (men in the city are outraged!)
1930 – Clarence Birdseye develops a method for quick freezing food
1950 – Silly Putty is invented !!
1964 – Elijah Muhammad renames Cassius Clay, Muhammad Ali
1970 – The Beatles release “Let it Be” in the UK
1981 – Walter Cronkite signs-off as anchorman of “CBS Evening News”
1982 – Susan Birmingham makes the loudest recorded human shout (120 dB)
1995 – In the US, 4.5 cents equals 156.30 Dutch guilder (record)
1997 – Picasso’s painting Tête de Femme is stolen from a London gallery, and is recovered a week later
1998 – For the first time the British flag is flown over Buckingham Palace
2006 – South Dakota Governor Mike Rounds signs a bill into legislation that would ban most abortions in the state


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