On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1595 – Nomenclator of Leiden University Library appears, the first printed catalog of an institutional library
1738 – John Wesley is converted, essentially launching the Methodist movement; the day is celebrated annually by Methodists as Aldersgate Day
1815 – George Evans discovers Lachlan River, Australia
1830 – “Mary Had A Little Lamb,” is published
1883 – The Brooklyn Bridge is opened by President Arthur & Governor Cleveland
1902 – Cleveland’s Bill Bradley is 1st AL player to hit an HR run in 4 consecutive games, not duplicated until Babe Ruth does it June 25, 1918
1915 – Thomas Edison invents telescribe to record telephone conversations
1954 – IBM announces vacuum tube “electronic” brain that can perform 10 million operations an hour
1956 – Conclusion of the Sixth Buddhist Council on Vesak Day, marking the 2,500 year anniversary after the Lord Buddha’s Parinibbāna
1964 – The Beatles make their 3rd appearance on the Ed Sullivan show
1976 – In the Judgment of Paris, wine testers rate wines from California higher than their French counterparts, challenging the notion of France being the foremost producer of the world’s best wines
1986 – Reginald Huffstetler treads water for 985 hrs!
1988 – John Moschitta set record for fast talking: 586 words per minute!
2001 – Mountain climbing: 15-year-old Sherpa Temba Tsheri becomes the youngest person to climb to the top of Mount Everest

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