On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
781 BC – The first historic solar eclipse is recorded in China
1070 – Roquefort cheese is created in a cave near Roquefort, France
1769 – A transit of Venus is followed five hours later by a total solar eclipse, the shortest such interval in history
1784 – Madame Elizabeth Thible becomes the first female balloonist
1896 – Henry Ford takes his 1st automobile drive through the streets of Detroit
1907 – The Automatic washer & dryer are introduced
1929 – George Eastman demonstrates the 1st technicolor movie (Rochester NY)
1944 – 1st British gliders touches down on French soil in preparation for D-Day
1964 – The Beatles “World Tour” begins in Copenhagen Denmark
1969 – A 22-year-old man sneaks into the wheel pod of a jet parked in Havana & survives 9-hr flight to Spain despite thin oxygen levels at 29,000 ft
1973 – A patent for the ATM machine is granted to Don Wetzel, Tom Barnes and George Chastain
1974 – 10 cent Beer Night at Cleveland municipal stadium: unruly fans stumble onto field & cause Indians to forfeit the game to Rangers with score tied 5-5 in 9th. Never to be repeated again
1975 – Actress Angelina Jolie is born in Los Angeles, California,
1977 – Apple II, the 1st personal computer, goes on sale
1984 – Bruce Springsteen releases “Born in the USA”
1984 – DNA is successfully cloned from an extinct animal
2012 – Japan’s stock market plummets to record lows with the S&P/TOPIX 150 reaching its lowest level since 1983


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