On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
760 – 14th recorded perihelion passage of Halley’s Comet
1377 – Pope Gregory XI issues five papal bulls to denounce the doctrines of English theologian John Wycliffe
1807 – Townsend Speakman sells the first ever fruit-flavored carbonated drinks
1842 – Farmers Lester Howe and Henry Wetsel discover Howe Caverns when they stumble upon a large gaping hole in the ground
1843 – 1st wagon train, 1000+, depart Independence Missouri for Oregon
1863 – The War Department establishes Bureau of Colored troops
1884 – 1-armed pitcher Hugh Daily fans 13 hitters
1888 – Leroy Buffington patents a system to build skyscrapers
1900 – The Associated Press organizes in NYC as a non-profit news cooperative
1906 – The Wright Brothers patent an aeroplane
1931 – Canned rattlesnake meat 1st goes on sale in Florida
1954 – Robert Zimmerman aka Bob Dylan celebrates his Bar Mitzvah
1960 – Virtually all coastal towns between 37th & 44th parallels are severely damaged by a tsunami that strikes Hilo, Hawaii at 01:04 AM
1965 – The Beatles’ “Ticket to Ride,” single goes #1
1967 – “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” debuts on NET (now PBS)
1973 – President Nixon confesses his role in the Watergate cover-up
1990 – Microsoft releases Windows 3.0
2002 – American civil rights movement: a jury in Birmingham, Alabama, convicts former Ku Klux Klan member Bobby Frank Cherry of the 1963 murders of four girls in the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church
2003 – In Fort Worth, Texas, Annika Sörenstam becomes the first woman to play the PGA Tour in 58 years


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