On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1536 – Sebastián de Belalcázar on his search of El Dorado founds the City of Santiago de Cali
1603 – James VI of Scotland is crowned the first king of Great Britain
1775 – Maryland issues currency depicting George III trampling the Magna Carta
1897 – Writer Jack London sails to join the Klondike Gold Rush where he will write his first successful stories
1908 – Kikunae Ikeda of the Tokyo Imperial University discovers that a key ingredient in Konbu soup stock is monosodium glutamate (MSG), and patents a process for manufacturing it
1940 – John Sigmund begins swimming for 89 hrs 46 mins in the Mississippi River
1946 – The first bikini swimsuit is introduced at a Paris fashion show!!
1962 – US House passes the bill requiring equal pay for equal work regardless of sex
1966 – Eric Clapton records the guitar tracks for George Harrison’s “While My Guitar…”
1969 – 1st performance of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (Fillmore East, NY)
1972 – US health officials concede blacks were used as guinea pigs in a 40 year syphilis experiment
1978 – Louise Brown, the world’s first “test tube baby” is born
1984 – Cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya becomes 1st woman to walk in space
1990 – The US Ambassador tells Iraq, US won’t take sides in Iraq-Kuwait dispute
2007 – Pratibha Patil is sworn in as India’s first woman president
2012 – Italy’s credit rating is downgraded to CCC+ by Egan-Jones

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