On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1492 – Christopher Columbus discovers Cuba and claims it for Spain
1538 – The first university in the New World, the Universidad Santo Tomás de Aquino, is established
1636 – Harvard University (Cambridge, Massachusetts) is founded
1793 – Eli Whitney applies for a patent on his cotton gin
1858 – Macy’s Dept store opens in NYC
1886 – Statue of Liberty dedicated by President Grover Cleveland, it is celebrated by 1st confetti (ticker tape) parade in NYC
1929 – Dow Jones plummets 38.33 pts (13%) to 260.64
1961 – Ground is broken for Municipal (Shea) Stadium for NY Mets
1962 – Cuban missile crisis ends after JFK and Khrushchev make a public and secret agreement
1986 – The centennial of the Statue of Liberty’s dedication is celebrated in New York Harbor.
1992 – Lee Jang Rim predicts that today would be the end of the world!
05 – Plame affair: Lewis Libby, Vice-president Dick Cheney’s chief of staff, is indicted in the Valerie Plame case. Libby resigns later that day
2012 – Sebastian Vettel wins the 2012 Formula One Indian Grand Prix

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