On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
303 – On a voyage preaching the gospel, Saint Fermin of Pamplona is beheaded in Amiens, France
1513 – Vasco Nunez de Balboa becomes the first European to lay eyes on the Pacific Ocean
1639 – The first printing press in America begins operations
1861 – Secretary of US Navy authorizes the enlistment of slaves?
1906 – In the presence of the king and before a great crowd, Leonardo Torres Quevedo successfully demonstrates the invention of the Telekino in the port of Bilbao, guiding a boat from the shore, in what is considered the birth of the remote control
1911 – Ground breaking begins in Boston for Fenway Park
1924 – Malcolm Campbell sets world auto speed record at 146.16 MPH
1936 – Joe Medwick sets a still-standing NL record with his 64th double
1939 – The Versailles Peace Treaty forgets to include Andorra, so Andorra & Germany finally sign an official treaty ending WW I
1957 – 300 US Army troops guard 9 black students return to Central HS in Little Rock Arkansas
1960 – Chubby Checker’s “Twist,” hits #1
1965 – The Beatles’ cartoon show begins in the US
1981 – Sandra Day O’Connor is sworn in as the 1st female US supreme court justice
1992 – Gregory Kingsley, 12, wins the right to divorce his parents and live with his foster parents
1997 – Britain’s Andy Green sets jet-powered car record (714 mph)
2003 – A magnitude-8.0 earthquake strikes just offshore of Hokkaidō, Japan

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