On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1492 – Jews are expelled from Spain by King Ferdinand & Queen Isabella
1776 – The Formal signing of the US Declaration of Independence by 56 people is held
1791 – Samuel Briggs & his son, patent the nail-making machine
1802 – Napoleon Bonaparte is declared “Counsel for Life”
1819 – 1st parachute jump in the US is made
1865 – Lewis Carroll publishes his non-work “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”
1875 – The world’s first roller skating rink opens! (London)
1892 – Charles A Wheeler patents a prototype of the escalator
1909 – The 1st Lincoln head pennies are minted
1932 – The positron (antiparticle of the electron) is discovered by Carl D. Anderson
1937 – The Marijuana Tax Act of 1937 is passed in America, essentially rendering marijuana and all its by-products illegal ;(
1943 – Lt John F Kennedy’s PT-boat 109 sinks near the Solomon islands
1961 – Beatles do their first gig as the house band in Liverpool’s Cavern Club
1961 – I was born!
1964 – North Vietnam (…allegedly) fires on a US destroyer in Gulf of Tonkin
1983 – US District Court begins trying the city of Yonkers accused of race discrimination
1988 – Raymond Acevedo retires from the singing group Menudo
1989 – NASA confirmes Voyager 2’s discovery of 3 more moons of Neptune designated temporarily 1989 N2, 1989 N3 & 1989 N24
1993 – Shamrock Broadcasting, a Disney company, officially takes ownership of Cleveland’s WMMS-FM/100.7 & WHK-AM/1420
1994 – Congressional hearings begin on White Water

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