On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1492 – Christopher Columbus learns of maize (corn) from the Indians of Cuba
1743 – Coordinated scientific observations of the transit of Mercury are organized by Joseph-Nicolas Delisle
1780 – French-American force under Colonel LaBalme are defeated by Miami Chief Little Turtle
1789 – The French National Meeting declares all citizens equal under law!
1872 – American women’s right to vote advocate Susan B Anthony votes for Ulysses S. Grant
1872 – Ulysses S. Grant is re-elected as US president
1895 – The first US patent is granted to George B Selden for his gasoline driven car
1911 – Calbraith Rodgers arrives in Pasadena, California completing the 1st transcontinental airplane flight (49 days) (left Sheepshead Bay, NY, Sept 17)
1917 – A Supreme Court decision (Buchanan v Warley) strikes down a Louisville, Kentucky, ordinance requiring blacks & whites to live in separate areas
1935 – Parker Brothers launches the game of Monopoly
1953 – Paul Searls saws a 32″ log in 86.4 seconds!
1957 – Mrs Nellie McGrail wins $574,658 on a 2½ cent soccer pool ticket!
1987 – An iceberg twice the size of Rhode Island is sighted in Antarctic
1994 – Space probe Ulysses completes its 1st passage behind the Sun
1995 – André Dallaire attempts to assassinate Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chrétien; he is thwarted when the PM’s wife locks the door ;D
2007 – China’s first lunar satellite, Chang’e 1 goes into orbit around the Moon

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