On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1702 – England’s Queen Anne ascends to the throne upon the death of King William III
1817 – The New York Stock Exchange is founded
1884 – Susan B. Anthony addresses the U.S. House Judiciary Committee arguing for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution granting women the right to vote
1887 – Everett Horton, CT, patents a fishing rod of telescoping steel tubes
1910 – Baroness Raymonde de Laroche of Paris becomes the first licensed female pilot
1913 – The Internal Revenue Service begins to levy & collect income taxes
1930 – Mahatma Gandhi begins civil disobedience in India
1934 – Edwin Hubble’s photo shows as many galaxies as the Milky Way has stars
1936 – The first stock car race is held in Daytona Beach, Florida
1948 – The US Supreme Court rules religious instruction in public schools is unconstitutional
1953 – The US Census indicates 239,000 farmers gave up farming in last 2 years
1965 – 1st US combat forces arrive in Vietnam (3,500 Marines)
1971 – Smokin’ Joe Frazier beats Muhammad Ali in 15 at Madison Square Garden
1979 – The first extraterrestrial volcano is discovered on Jupiter (Jupiter’s satellite Io)
1980 – The first festival of rock music kicks off in the Soviet Union
1991 – Plane loads of US troops arrive home from the Persian Gulf; Iraq hands over 40 foreign journalists & 2 American soldiers that were captured

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