On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1770 – Capt James Cook 1st sees Australia
1775 – American Revolution begins – Lexington Common, “shot heard round the world”
1782 – John Adams secures the Dutch Republic’s recognition of the United States as an independent government and the house he purchased in The Hague, Netherlands becomes first American embassy
1897 – 1st American marathon is ran in Boston , John J McDermott wins in 2:55:10
1909 – Joan of Arc receives beatification
1933 – FDR announces the US will leave gold standard
1939 – Connecticut finally approves the Bill of Rights (148 years late)
1960 – Baseball uniforms begin displaying player’s names on their backs
1982 – Sally Ride is announced as 1st woman astronaut
1987 – Gregory Robertson does 200-mph free fall to save unconscious skydiver
1994 – Rodney King is award $3,800,000 in compensation for police beating
2005 – Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger elected Pope Benedict XVI on the second day of the Papal conclave

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