On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1643 – 1st recorded tornado in US (Essex County, Massachusetts)
1687 – Isaac Newton’s PRINCIPIA is published by the Royal Society in England
1814 – Americans defeat the British & Canadians at Chippewa, Ontario
1865 – US Secret Service begins operating under the Treasury Department
1891 – Hail kills 6 horses in Rapid City, SD
1919 – Red Sox Babe Ruth hits 2 HRs in a game for his 1st of 72 times
1937 – Spam, the luncheon meat, is introduced into the market by the Hormel Foods Corporation
1942 – Ian Fleming graduates from a training school for spies in Canada
1946 – Louis Reard’s bikini swimsuit design debuts at Paris fashion show!
1954 – The BBC broadcasts its first television news bulletin
1968 – John Lennon sells his psychedelic painted Rolls-Royce
1981 – Rajan Mahadevan recites 31,811 digits of π (Pi) from memory
1985 – Nicholas Mark Sanders (England) begins his circumnavigation of the globe, covering 13,035 road miles in 78 days, 3 hr, 30 min
1994 – US changes refugee policy, by sending Haitian boat people back
2012 – The Shard, the tallest building in Europe, is opened and stands at 309.6 metres (1,016 ft)

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