On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1543 – Mary Stuart, at nine months old, is crowned “Queen of Scots” in the central Scottish town of Sterling
1776 – Congress officially renames the country as the United States of America
1830 – Charles Durant, 1st US aeronaut, flies a balloon from Castle Garden, NYC to Perth Amboy, NJ
1861 – Sally Tompkins becomes the only Confederate Army female commissioned officer
1908 – Orville Wright makes the 1st ever 1-hr airplane flight, Fort Myer, Va
1926 – National Broadcasting Co is created by Radio Corporation of America
1942 – 1st bombing on continental US soil by Japan, Mount Emily Oregon (WW II)
1956 – Elvis Presley’s makes his first appearance on the Ed Sullivan’s Show
1957 – President Eisenhower signs the 1st civil rights bill since Reconstruction
1965 – Tibet is made an autonomous region of China
1971 – John Lennon releases “Imagine”
1971 – NHL great Gordie Howe retires
1983 – Radio Shack announces their color computer 2 (Coco2)
1987 – Larry Bird (Celtics), begins an NBA free throw streak of 59
1993 – PLO recognizes state of Israel
2001 – Ahmed Shah Massoud, leader of the Northern Alliance, is assassinated in Afghanistan

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