On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1508 – Juan Ponce de Leon arrives in Puerto Rico
1553 – Pope Julius III orders the confiscation & burning of the Jewish Talmud
1676 – The first war between American colonists & Indians ends in New England
1851 – Isaac Singer patents his sewing machine
1877 – Thomas Edison invents Edison-phone, a sound recording device
1898 – Hawaii is formally annexed to the United States
1916 – Picasso, Max Jacob, Kisling, Ortiz & Paquerette are photographed together in Paris
1923 – Enrico Tiraboschi becomes the first to swim the English Channel westward
1927 – “Wings,” the only silent film to win an Oscar for best picture, opens
1935 – Babe Ruth’s final game at Fenway Park, 41,766 are on hand
1943 – Alleged date of the first Philadelphia Experiment test on the United States Navy ship USS Eldridge
1955 – Pres Eisenhower raises the minimum wage from 75 cents to $1 an hour
1969 – The Boston Celtics are sold for an NBA record $6 million
1972 – The Last American combat ground troops leave Vietnam
1981 – The IBM Personal Computer is released
1992 – Canada, Mexico, and the United States announce completion of negotiations for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)

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