On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1610 – The first Dutch settlers arrive (from NJ), to colonize Manhattan Island
1752 – Benjamin Franklin’s kite is struck by lightning!
1793 – Washington is replaced by Philadelphia as the US capital
1846 – Robert Thomson obtains an English patent on a rubber tire
1880 – Charlie Jones becomes the 1st player to hit 2 HRs in 1 inning
1915 – The Girl Scouts are founded
1932 – 1st demonstration of artificial lightning takes place in Pittsfield Mass
1935 – Dr Robert Smith & William Wilson of Akron form Alcoholics Anonymous (founders day)
1944 – Joe Nuxhall at 15 becomes youngest ML baseball player
1947 – Saab produces its first automobile
1966 – The Beatles “Paperback Writer” is released in the UK
1972 – Elvis Presley records his first live album at NY’s Madison Square Garden
1975 – A Rockefeller panel reports on 300,000 illegal CIA files on Americans
1977 – Apple Computer ships its 1st Apple II
1985 – French agents blow up the Greenpeace boat Rainbow Warrior near NZ
1985 – Coca Cola announces they’ll bring back their 99-year-old toxic formula
1990 – Burger King begins using Newman’s Own Salad Dressing
1995 – 127th Belmont: Gary Stevens aboard Thunder Gulch wins in 2:32
1996 – Intel releases 200 mhz pentium chip
2002 – The first direct electronic communication experiment between the nervous systems of two humans is carried out by Kevin Warwick in the United Kingdom

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