On this Date in History

On this Day in History..
96 – Nerva is proclaimed Roman Emperor after Domitian is assassinated
1502 – Christopher Columbus lands in Costa Rica on his 4th & last voyage
1789 – The 1st loan is made by a bank to pay the salaries of the President & Congress
1848 – Baseball rules that the 1st baseman can tag base for an out instead of runner
1851 – The New York Times begins publications (2 cents a copy)
1873 – Government bond agent Jay Cooke & Co collapses, causing panic on Wall St, and the start of the panic of 1873
1885 – Riots break out in Montreal to protest against a compulsory smallpox vaccination
1895 – Booker T. Washington delivers his ‘Atlanta Compromise’ address
1932 – Actress Peg Entwistle commits suicide by jumping from the letter “H” in the Hollywood sign
1947 – The National Security Act is passed
1965 – “Get Smart” premieres on prime time television
1975 – Heiress-turned-bank robber Patricia Campbell Hearst is captured by the FBI in San Francisco
1978 – All four Kiss members release solo albums
1982 – Christian militias begin the massacre of 600 Palestinians in Lebanon
1984 – Joe Kittinger completes the first solo balloon crossing of the Atlantic
1990 – A 500 lb 6′ Hershey Kiss is displayed at 1 Times Square, NYC
1995 – Art Modell 1st meets (he claims) with Baltimore to move the Cleveland Browns
1998 – Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is formed
2007 – Pervez Musharraf announces that he will step down as army chief and restore civilian rule to Pakistan, but only after he is re-elected president

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