On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1542 – Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo claims California for Spain
1652 – New Amsterdam (what is now NYC) passes the 1st speed limit law in the US
1778 – The Liberty Bell comes home to Philadelphia after the British had left
1833 – Prudence Crandall, a white woman, is arrested for conducting an academy for black females at Canterbury Connecticut
1893 – The Great stock crash on NY stock exchange occurs
1929 – The first color television demonstration takes place in NYC
1950 – The US sends 35 military advisers into South Vietnam
1955 – 1st automobile seat belt legislation is enacted (Illinois)
1964 – Jan & Dean release “Little Old Lady From Pasadena”
1967 – The world’s first ATM is installed in Enfield, London
1977 – 5-4 Supreme Court decision allows lawyers to advertise
1985 – Route 66 (Chicago to Santa Monica), is de-certified
1986 – SF Giant Robby Thompson is caught stealing a record 4 times
1990 – Salman Rushdie, condemned to death by Iran, contributes $8600 to help their earthquake victims
1994 – Aerosmith become first major band to let fans download a full new track free from the internet
2005 – AMD files broad antitrust complaints against Intel Corporation in U.S. Federal District Court, alleging abuse of monopoly powers and antitrust violations

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