On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1492 – Christopher Columbus’ fleet anchors at “Fernandina” (Long Island, Bahamas)
1843 – Sir William Rowan Hamilton comes up with the idea of quaternions, a non-commutative extension of complex numbers
1848 – The first US homeopathic medical college opens in Pennsylvania
1859 – John Brown leads 21 in raid on federal arsenal, Harper’s Ferry, Va
1875 – Brigham Young University is founded in Provo, Utah
1882 – The Nickel Plate Railroad opens for business
1916 – Margaret Sanger opens the first birth control clinic (46 Amboy St, Brooklyn )
1923 – John Harwood patents his self-winding watch (Switzerland)
1925 – The Texas School Board prohibits teaching of evolution
1945 – The United Nation’s Food & Agriculture Organization comes into existence
1956 – “Love Me Tender” with Elvis Presley premieres
1957 – USAF sends 2 aluminium bullets into space??
1964 – China becomes the world’s 5th nuclear power
1966 – Joan Baez & 123 other anti-draft protesters are arrested in Oakland, California
1972 – Creedence Clearwater Revival disbands ;(
1982 – Secretary of State Shultz warns that the US will withdraw from UN if they vote to exclude Israel
1990 – US forces reach 200,000 in the Persian Gulf
1995 – Million Man March is held in Wash DC (over 800,000 black men attend)
1998 – Former Chilean dictator Gen. Augusto Pinochet is arrested in London on a warrant from Spain requesting his extradition on murder charges


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