On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1579 – Sir Francis Drake leaves San Fransisco to cross the Pacific Ocean
1656 – Rembrandt declares he is insolvent
1775 – The United States Post Office is created in Philadelphia under Benjamin Franklin
1803 – The Surrey Iron Railway, arguably the world’s first public railway, opens in south London
1847 – Moses Garrish Farmer builds the 1st miniature train for children to ride
1875 – Carl Gustav Jung, of Switzerland is born, doctor (founded analytic psychology)
1878 – In California, the poet and American West outlaw calling himself “Black Bart” makes his last clean getaway when he steals a safe box from a Wells Fargo stagecoach. The empty box will be found later with a taunting poem inside
1908 – Predecessor of the FBI is created by the Department of Justice
1944 – The first German V-2 rocket hits Great Britain
1945 – USS Indianapolis reaches Tinian with the world’s first atomic bomb
1946 – Aloha Airlines begins service from Honolulu International Airport
1947 – National Security Act establishes the CIA (formerly OSS)
1953 – Fidel Castro begins the rebellion, “26th of July Movement,” against Fulgenico Batista’s regime
1955 – Ted Allen throws a record 72 consecutive horseshoe ringers!
1964 – Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa is convicted of fraud & conspiracy
1969 – Sharon Sites Adams, 39, becomes the first lady to solo sail across the Pacific
1984 – Expos Pete Rose ties Ty Cobb with his 3,052nd single
1990 – President Bush signs Americans With Disabilities Act
2005 – Mumbai, India receives 99.5cm of rain (39.17 inches) within 24 hours, bringing the city to a halt for over 2 days


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