On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1648 – The first labor organization forms in the North American colonies (Boston Shoemakers)
1775 – African-American poet Phillis Wheatley is freed from slavery
1867 – The US takes formal possession of Alaska from Russia (for $7.2 million)
1878 – Thomas Edison makes electricity available for household use
1890 – John Owen becomes the first man to run a 100 yd dash in under 10 seconds
1922 – The British Broadcasting Company is incorporated
1929 – Women are considered “Persons” under Canadian law
1954 – Texas Instruments Inc. announces the first transistor radio
1967 – Walt Disney’s “Jungle Book” is released
1968 – The US Olympic Committee suspends Tommie Smith & John Carlos for giving a “black power” salute as a protest during their victory ceremony
1969 – Rod Stewart joins Small Faces
1974 – Chicago Bull Nate Thurmond becomes the first in player in the NBA to complete a quadruple double-22 pts, 14 rebounds, 13 assists & 12 blocks
1977 – NY Yankees win their 21st World Series, in 4 games
1989 – US 62nd manned space mission STS 34 (Atlantis 5) launches into orbit
2007 – After 8 years in exile, Benazir Bhutto returns to her homeland Pakistan. The same night, suicide attackers blow themselves up near Bhutto’s convoy, killing over 100 in the cheering crowd, including 20 police officers. Bhutto escaped uninjured
2012 – Google stock trading is suspended after a premature release of a quarterly report indicating a 20% drop in profits and a 9% fall in share price


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