On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1282 – King Pedro III of Aragonorth annexes Sicily
1682 – English astronomer Edmund Halley observes his namesake comet for the first time
1778 – The City of Amsterdam signs a trade agreement with US rebels
1842 – Work on Koln cathedral re-commences after a 284-year hiatus
1884 – Britain ends its policy of penal transportation to New South Wales in Australia
1888 – George Eastman patents the first roll-film camera & registers “Kodak”
1893 – English author Beatrix Potter tells the story of Peter Rabbit for the first time
1918 – US troops land in Archangel, Russia, and stay 10 months
1950 – Darlington Raceway becomes the site of the inaugural Southern 500, the first 500-mile NASCAR race
1956 – The IBM RAMAC 305 is introduced, the first commercial computer that uses magnetic disk storage
1964 – NASA launches its 1st Orbital Geophysical Observatory (OGO-1)
1972 – US swimmer Mark Spitz becomes the 1st athlete to win 7 olympic gold medals
1980 – Yes performs its last concert (Madison Square Garden)
1983 – Scott Michael Pellaton sets the barefoot waterski speed rec (119.36 mph)!
1986 – 189.42 million shares traded in NY Stock Exchange
1991 – A panel of 8 baseball experts vote to drop the asterisk next to Roger Maris HR record & determine an official no hitter must go at least 9 innings
2012 – A carpet that can help prevent falls in elderly by warning them after detecting unusual footsteps is developed

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