On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1520 – Ferdinand Magellan begins his epic crossing of the Pacific Ocean
1775 – America’s 2nd Continental Congress formally establishes the United States Navy
1785 – The Treaty of Hopewell is signed between the Confederation Congress of the United States and the Cherokee people
1843 – Ka Lahui: Hawaiian Independence Day : The Kingdom of Hawaii is officially recognized by the United Kingdom and France as an independent nation
1875 – British explorer Verney Cameron reaches East Africa
1907 – In Haverhill, Massachusetts, scrap-metal dealer Louis B. Mayer opens his first movie theater
1919 – US-born Lady Astor is elected as the 1st female member of British Parliament
1925 – The Grand Ole Opry premieres as the WSM Barn Dance on WSM radio Nashville Tennessee
1932 – Groucho Marx performs on radio for the first time
1948 – “Hopalong Cassidy” premieres on nationwide television!!
1948 – The first Polaroid camera is sold
1961 – Ernest Davis becomes the 1st African-American to win the Heisman Trophy
1968 – John Lennon is fined £150 for unauthorized drug possession
1974 – John Lennon’s makes his final concert appearance (Elton John concert in Madison Square Garden NYC)
1984 – Over 250 years after their deaths, William Penn and his wife Hannah Callowhill Penn are made Honorary Citizens of the United States
1988 – Picasso’s “Acrobat & Harlequin” sells for $38.46 million in London
2004 – The male Poʻo-uli dies of Avian malaria in the Maui Bird Conservation Center in Olinda, Hawaii before it could breed, making the species in all probability extinct

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