On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1178 – 5 Canterbury monks report explosion on moon (only known observation)
1264 – The Parliament of Ireland meets at Castledermot in County Kildare, the first definitively known meeting of this Irish legislature
1682 – William Penn founds Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1767 – Samuel Wallis, an English sea-captain, sights Tahiti and is considered the first European to reach the island
1873 – Susan B Anthony is fined $100 for voting for President
1879 – W H Richardson, a black inventor, patents the children’s carriage
1898 – The 1st amusement pier opens in Atlantic City, NJ
1916 – Yanks score in every inning but 8th to beat Indians 19-3 in baseball
1928 – Amelia Earhart becomes the first female to fly across Atlantic Ocean
1948 – National Security Council authorizes covert operations in the US for the first time
1959 – Governor of Louisiana Earl K. Long is committed to a state mental hospital; he responds by having the hospital’s director fired and replaced with a crony who proceeds to proclaim him perfectly sane
1961 – CBS radio cancels Gunsmoke!
1967 – The Monterey International Pop Festival rocks Southern California
1979 – US President Carter & Soviet President Leonid Brezhnev sign SALT II treaty limiting nuclear weapons
1988 – Jeff Hamilton, hits the 8,000th Dodger home run
2003 – Google launches AdSense, a program that enables website publishers to serve ads targeted to the specific content of their individual web pages

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