On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1405 – Chinese fleet commander Zheng He sets sail to explore the world for the first time
1735 – Mathematical calculations suggest that it was on this day that Pluto moved from the ninth to the eighth most distant planet from the Sun for the last time before 1979
1776 – Captain James Cook begins his third voyage
1804 – Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr mortally wounds former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton in a duel
1812 – The US invades Canada! (Detroit frontier)
1848 – London’s Waterloo Station opens
1892 – The US Patent Office says J W Swan, rather than Thomas Edison, invented the electric light carbon for the incandescent lamp
1922 – The Hollywood Bowl opens to the public
1934 – FDR becomes the first president to travel through the Panama Canal
1955 – Congress authorizes all US currency to say “In God We Trust”
1969 – David Bowie releases “Space Oddity”
1971 – Chilean parliament nationalizes US copper mines
1975 – Chinese archaeologists discover a 3-acre burial site with 6,000 clay statues of warriors dating as early as 221 BC
1981 – Neva Rockefeller becomes the first woman ordered to pay her husband alimony
1989 – President Ronald Reagan sportscasts the All Star Game
2011 – Neptune completes its first orbit since its discovery on September 23, 1846

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