On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1528 – Shipwrecked Spanish conquistador Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca becomes the first known European to set foot in Texas
1572 – A Supernova is observed in the constellation known as Cassiopeia
1789 – Pope Pius VI appoints Father John Carroll as the first Catholic bishop in the United States
1861 – Jefferson Davis is elected to a 6 year term as Confederate president
1913 – Mohandas K Gandhi is arrested for leading Indian miners march in South Africa
1917 – New York allows women to vote
1928 – Colonel Jacob Schick patents the first electric razor
1941 – The Japanese fleet readies for their assault on Pearl Harbor
1945 – House Committee on Un-American Activities begins the investigation of 7 radio commentators
1961 – The US government issues a stamp honoring 100th birthday of James Naismith (creator of basketball)
1968 – Richard Nixon is elected 37th pres of US, defeating Hubert Humphrey
1977 – “Hair” closes at the Biltmore Theater NYC after 43 performances
1986 – President Reagan signs landmark immigration reform bill
1991 – Keck II, becomes the biggest telescope in use at Mauna Kea Hawaii
1995 – Art Modell officially announces that the Cleveland Browns are moving to Baltimore!
1995 – Israel buries Yitzhak Rabin, assassinated by a fellow Jew who opposed peace with Palestinians
1999 – Australians vote to keep the British monarch as their head of state in the Australian republic referendum
2012 – Barack Obama is re-elected as US President


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