On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
295 – 8th recorded perihelion passage of Halley’s Comet occurs
1759 – George Frideric Handel is buried in Westminster Abbey
1775 – The British begin the siege of Boston (sound familiar?)
1853 – Harriet Tubman starts the Underground Railroad
1862 – The first pasteurization test is completed by Louis Pasteur and Claude Bernard
1902 – Marie & Pierre Curie isolate the radioactive element radium chloride
1912 – Fenway Park officially opens, Red Sox beat NY Highlanders 7-6 in 11 innings
1916 – Weeghman Park (Wrigley Field) in Chicago opens, Cubs beat Cin Reds 7-6
1918 – Manfred von Richthofen, aka The Red Baron, shoots down his 79th and 80th victims marking his final victories before his death the following day
1926 – 1st check is sent by radio facsimile transmission across Atlantic
1948 – NYC hikes subway fare from 5 cents to 10 cents
1962 – The city of New Orleans Citizens Co gives free 1-way ride for blacks to move North
1971 – Barbra Streisand records “We’ve Only Just Begun”
1974 – Paul McCartney releases “Band on the Run”
1980 – Cubans begin to arrive in US from the Mariel boat lift
1983 – Pres Reagan signs a $165 billion bail out for Social Security
1992 – An All star concert in memory of Freddie Mercury is held at Wembley Stadium
1999 – Columbine High School massacre: Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold kill 13 people and injure 24 others before committing suicide at Columbine High School
2010 – Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explosion kills 11 and causes rig to sink, initiating a massive oil discharge in the Gulf of Mexico

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