On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1507 – Geographer Martin Waldseemuller 1st uses the name America
1719 – Daniel Defoe publishes “Robinson Crusoe”
1792 – The Guillotine’s is 1st used to execute highwayman Nicolas J Pelletier
1850 – Paul Julius Reuter, uses 40 carrier pigeons to carry stock market prices
1886 – Sigmund Freud opens his practice at Rathausstrasse 7, Vienna
1901 – New York becomes the first state requiring automobile license plates ($1 fee)
1928 – Buddy, a German Shepherd, becomes one of the 1st guide dogs for the blind
1959 – St Lawrence Seaway linking the Atlantic Ocean, Great Lakes opens to shipping
1967 – Abortion is legalized in Colorado
1970 – Freda Payne releases “Band of Gold”
1971 – 200,000 anti-Vietnam War protesters march on Washington
1974 – NFL moves goal posts & adopts sudden-death playoff
1978 – Supreme Court rules pension plans can’t require women to pay more
1976 – Cub center-fielder Rick Monday rescues US flag from 2 fans trying to set it on fire
1980 – A’s manager Billy Martin is restrained by umpires from attacking a fan
1990 – The Hubble space telescope is placed into orbit by shuttle Discovery
1994 – 14″ of snow falls in Southern California
2005 – The final piece of the Obelisk of Axum is returned to Ethiopia after being stolen by the invading Italian army in 1937

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