On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1691 – Yorktown Virginia is founded
1812 – Gen Hull surrenders the Detroit & Michigan territory to England
1863 – The Emancipation Proclamation is signed
1894 – Indian chiefs from the Sioux & Onondaga tribes meet to urge their people to renounce Christianity & return to their old Indian faith
1898 – Edwin Prescott patents the roller coaster!!
1904 – NYC begins construction on Grand Central Station
1920 – Ray Chapman, of the Cleveland Indians is hit in head by Yanks’ Carl Mays pitch and dies the following day, this is the only major league fatality in its history
1934 – US explorer William Beebe descends 3,028′ (923 m) in the Bathysphere
1954 – “Sports Illustrated” magazine begins publications
1962 – Ringo Starr replaces Pete Best as the Beatles drummer
1975 – Peter Gabriel quits Genesis
1988 – Mayor Koch announces he plans to wipe out all street-corner windshield washers
1991 – Pres Bush declares recession is near an end
1993 – The Debian distribution is first announced by Ian Murdock, then a student at Purdue University. Murdock initially called his system the “Debian Linux Release”
2012 – Julian Assange, Wikileaks founder, is granted political asylum by Ecuador

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