On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1676 – Nathaniel Bacon is declared a rebel for assembling frontiersmen to protect settlers from Indians
1783 – Skaptar Volcano on Iceland erupts killing about 9,000
1874 – Major Walter Copton Wingfield patents a portable tennis court?
1914 – The 1st transcontinental phone link is made between NYC & SF
1920 – Mexican rebel Pancho Villa surrenders
1921 – Adolf Hitler becomes leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party
1928 – Walt Disney’s “Steamboat Willie” is released
1938 – The Comic strip “Dennis the Menace,” 1st appears in newspapers
1945 – After delivering the Atomic Bomb across the Pacific, the cruiser USS Indianapolis is torpedoed & sunk by a Japanese submarine
1956 – Jacques Cousteau’s Calypso anchors in 7,500 m of water (record)
1965 – The Beatles movie “Help” premieres, Queen Elizabeth attends
1973 – $180,000 in Led Zeppelin receipts are robbed from NY Hilton
1978 – 600,000 attend the “Summer Jam” rock festival in Watkins Glen, NY
1987 – Ben & Jerry’s & Jerry Garcia agree on the new flavor, Cherry Garcia
1988 – The very Last US Playboy Club (Lansing Mich) closes
1990 – The Boston Red Sox set a major league record with 12 doubles in a game
2012 – Tropical Storm Khanun kills 88 people and leaves 60,000 homeless in North Korea

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