On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1630 – The city of Boston, Massachusetts is founded
1778 – The first treaty between the US & Indian tribes is signed (Fort Pitt)
1835 – Charles Darwin lands on the Chatham Galapagos-archipelago
1849 – Harriet Tubman escapes slavery in Maryland with two of her brothers
1859 – Joshua Abraham Norton, born in England but a resident of San Francisco, proclaims himself Imperial Majesty Emperor Norton I, Emperor of the United States of America. Eccentric possibly, but 30,000 turn up for his funeral
1872 – Phillip W Pratt patents his sprinkler system for extinguishing fires
1920 – The National Football League organizes in Canton Ohio and 12 teams pay $100 each to join the American Pro Football Association
1939 – Taisto Mäki becomes the first man to run the 10,000 metres in under 30 minutes, in a time of 29:52.6
1953 – Ernie Banks becomes the Chicago Cubs 1st black player
1956 – Television is first broadcast in Australia
1964 – The Supreme’s release “Baby Love”
1978 – Begin, Sadat & Carter sign the Camp David accord
1991 – The first version of the Linux kernel (0.01) is released to the Internet
1992 – House votes 280 to 128 to give FCC control of cable TV rates
2011 – Occupy Wall Street movement begins in Zucotti Park, New York City
2012 – Swedish forensic scientists find no conclusive evidence of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange’s DNA in a torn condom


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