On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1267 – Vienna’s church orders all Jews to wear a distinctive garb
1497 – Italian navigator Amerigo Vespucci leaves for his first voyage to the New World
1503 – Columbus discovers the Cayman Islands
1652 – John Johnson, a free black, is granted 550 acres in Northampton, Va
1752 – Benjamin Franklin’s completes his 1st test of the lightning rod
1837 – Panic of 1837: New York City banks fail, and unemployment reaches record levels
1908 – 1st Mother’s Day is observed
1924 – J Edgar Hoover is appointed to head of FBI
1941 – Adolph Hitler’s deputy Rudolf Hess parachutes into Scotland
1960 – US atomic sub USS Triton completes the 1st around world under water trip
1963 – Decca signs Rolling Stones on advice of Beatles George Harrison
1969 – Apollo 10 transmits the first color pictures of Earth from space
1993 – Paul Cezannes still life sells for $28,600,000 in NYC
1997 – Chicago Cubs turn baseballs 68th triple play (vs SF Giants)
2002 – Anaheim Angels crush the Chicago White Sox 19-0. The Angels join the 1923 Indians, 1939 Yankees and 1950 Red Sox as the only teams to beat two opponents by 19 or more runs in the same season
2012 – The Red Cross suspends all humanitarian work in Pakistan after a worker is kidnapped and killed

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