On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1184 BC – The Greeks enter Troy using the Trojan Horse (traditional date)
1800 – The Library of Congress is established with a $5,000 allocation
1833 – Jacob Evert & George Dulty patent the 1st soda fountain
1867 – Black demonstrators stage ride-ins on Richmond Va streetcars
1907 – Hershey park, founded by Milton S. Hershey for the exclusive use of his employees, is opened
1928 – The Fathometer, which measures underwater depth, is patented
1944 – The United Negro College Fund incorporates
1950 – President Harry Truman denies there are communists in US government
1960 – A record 4 grand slams are hit on this day
1961 – JFK accepts “sole responsibility” following the Bay of Pigs
1968 – Leftist students take over Columbia University, in NYC
1969 – Paul McCartney says there is no truth to rumors that he is dead
1980 – A US military operation to save 52 hostages in Iran, fails, 8 die
1981 – The IBM-PC computer is introduced
1989 – Massachusetts declares today “New Kids on the Block Day”
1996 – Highest scoring baseball game in 17 years – Twins 24, Tigers 11
2004 – The United States lifts economic sanctions imposed on Libya 18 years previously, as a reward for its cooperation in eliminating weapons of mass destruction


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