On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1335 – Otto the Merry, Duke of Austria, becomes Duke of Carinthia
1497 – Italian navigator and explorer John Cabot departs to North-America
1780 – William Herschel discovers 1st binary star, Xi Ursae Majoris
1829 – After anchoring nearby, Captain Charles Fremantle of the HMS Challenger, declares the Swan River Colony in Australia
1865 – President Johnson offers $100,000 reward for capture of Jefferson Davis
1885 – “Good Housekeeping” magazine begins its publication
1908 – “Take me out to the Ball Game becomes registered for copyright
1932 – Jack Benny’s 1st radio show premieres (NBC Blue Network)
1949 – Arthur Miller wins the Pulitzer Prize for “Death of a Salesman”
1968 – Gold reaches a then record high ($39.35 per ounce) in London
1970 – 1st woman jockey runs at the Kentucky Derby (Diane Crump)
1979 – “Quadrophenia” premieres in London
1980 – Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick in Wall (Part II)” is banned in South Africa
1988 – Jackson Pollock’s “Search” is sold for $4,800,000
1994 – Dr Jack Kervokian is found innocent of assisting suicides
2011 – Osama bin Laden, is killed by the United States special forces in Abbottabad, Pakistan
2012 – Edvard Munch’s famous painting ‘The Scream’ sells at auction for $119,922,500


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