On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1607 – 1st permanent English settlement in the New World is founded in Jamestown, Va
1767 – The British government disbands Americans import duty on tea
1804 – Lewis & Clark set out from St Louis for the Pacific Coast
1853 – Gail Borden patents her process for condensed milk
1878 – Vaseline is 1st sold (registered trademark for petroleum jelly)
1904 – The first Olympics in the US are held (St Louis)
1920 – The Giants inform Yankees that the lease allowing them to play in the Polo Grounds will not be renewed at end of 1920 season
1939 – Lina Medina becomes the world’s youngest confirmed mother in medical history at the age of five
1949 – Harry Truman signs bill establishing a rocket test range at Cape Canaveral
1961 – A bus with the first group of Freedom Riders is bombed & burned in Alabama
1967 – Mickey Mantle’s hits his 500th HR off Oriole’s Stu Miller
1969 – The last Chevrolet Corsair rolls off the assembly line
1973 – Gold hits record $102.50 an ounce in London
1973 – Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In, last airs on NBC-TV
1986 – The Institute for War documents and publishes Anne Frank’s complete diary
1987 – A Colt revolver (Peacemaker) of 1873 sells for $242,000
1991 – World’s Largest Burrito is created at 1,126 lbs!!
1995 – The Dalai Lama proclaims 6-year-old Gedhun Choekyi Nyima 11th reincarnation of Panchen Lama, Tibet’s 2nd most spiritual leader
2012 – Stanford University scientists develop a prototype bionic eye


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