On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1012 BC – A Solar Eclipse is seen and recorded at Ugarit, 6:09-6:39 PM
1336 – Italian poet Francesco Petrarca climbs Mont Ventoux
1502 – Columbus sets sail from Spain on his 4th & final trip to New World
1785 – British inventor Joseph Bramah patents a beer-pump handle
1868 – The city of Reno, Nevada, is founded
1874 – The first horse-drawn bus makes its debut in the city of Mumbai, plying two routes
1887 – Buffalo Bill Cody’s Wild West Show opens in London
1914 – Pres Wilson proclaims Mother’s Day
1932 – Piccadilly Circus, is lit by electricity for the first time
1961 – Jim Gentile is the 4th player to hit grand slams in consecutive innings
1962 – A laser beam is successfully bounced off the Moon for the first time
1971 – Friends of Earth return 1500 non-returnable bottles to the Schweppes Co.
1989 – NY Mets Rick Cerone, errors after 159 error-less games as catcher
1992 – Final episode of “Golden Girls” airs on NBC-TV
1997 – The first US ambassador since Saigon fell, arrives in Vietnam
2005 – Liberal commentary website “The Huffington Post” is launched
2012 – United States President, Barack Obama, officially states his support for same-sex marriage

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