On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1604 – Supernova “Kepler’s nova” is first sighted
1769 – Captain James Cook becomes the first European to land in New Zealand
1835 – Charles Darwin reaches James Island,in the Galapagos archipelago, on HMS Beagle
1873 – The first women’s prison run by women opens at Indiana Reformatory Institute
1918 – Sgt Alvin York single-handedly kills 25, and captures 132 Germans
1934 – Bruno Hauptmann is indicted for the murder of Charles Lindbergh’s son
1945 – Harry Truman announces the atomic bomb secrets have been shared with Britain and Canada
1950 – Cleveland Browns play the Pittsburgh for the first time, beat Steelers 30-17
1962 – N Korea reports 100% election turnout, 100% vote for Workers’ Party
1967 – Guerrilla leader Che Guevara and his men are captured in Bolivia
1974 – Franklin National Bank collapses due to fraud and mismanagement; at the time it was the largest bank failure in the history of the United States
1980 – After playing two shows at the Madison Square Garden, Bob Marley collapses in Central Park while jogging
1986 – RUN DMC calls for a day of peace among LA street gangs
2001 – President George W. Bush announces the establishment of the Office of Homeland Security
2005 – The Kashmir earthquake hits parts of northern South Asia at 03:50 UTC
2012 – Hugo Chávez is re-elected as president of Venezuela for a fourth term


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