On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1512 – Michelangelo’s paintings on the ceiling of Sistine Chapel in Vatican, Italy are first exhibited
1604 – William Shakespeare’s tragedy “Othello” premiers in France
1683 – The British crown colony of New York is subdivided into 12 counties
1721 – Prince Eugenius of Savoye unveils a statue of himself
1800 – John Adams becomes the first sitting president to live in the White House
1834 – The 1st published reference to poker (as a Mississippi riverboat game)
1859 – The current Cape Lookout, North Carolina, lighthouse is lit for the first time. Its first-order Fresnel lens can be seen for about 19 miles (30 kilometers), in good conditions
1896 – The first bare-breasted women (Zulus) appear in National Geographic Magazine
1915 – Parris Island is officially designated as a Marine Corps Recruit Depot (Ooorah!)
1931 – DuPont introduces synthetic rubber
1945 – The first issue of Ebony magazine is published by John H Johnson
1950 – Pope Pius XII witnesses “The Miracle of the Sun” while at the Vatican
1966 – Sandy Koufax becomes the 1st 3-time Cy Young Award winner
1977 – President Carter raises the minimum wage of $2.30 to $3.35
1988 – The Staten Island ferry gets its 1st pay phones!
2012 – Google’s Gmail becomes the world’s most popular email service
2012 – Scientists detect evidence of light from the universe’s first stars, predicted to have formed 500 million years after the big bang

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