On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1636 – The Massachusetts Bay Colony organizes three militia regiments to defend the colony against the Pequot Indians. This organization is recognized today as the United States National Guard
1642 – New Zealand discovered by Dutch navigator Abel Tasman
1774 – The 1st incident of the American Revolution takes place as 400 attack Ft William and Mary, New Hampshire
1903 – Italo Marcioni patents the ice cream cone (NJ)
1920 – The League of nations establishes the first International Court of Justice in The Hague
1936 – The Final Boston Redskins NFL game takes place as they lose to the Packers 21-6, and move to Washington DC
1938 – The city of Los Angeles freezes at 28°F
1950 – James Dean begins his career with an appearance in a Pepsi commercial
1961 – The Beatles sign a formal agreement to be managed by Brian Epstein
1961 – Jimmy Dean’s Big Bad John album is country music’s 1st million dollar seller
1969 – Arlo Guthrie releases “Alice’s Restaurant”
1975 – Saturday Night Live uses a time delay for the first..,time (Richard Pryor hosts)
1983 – 9,655 witness the highest-scoring NBA game: Detroit 186, Denver 184 (3 OT)
1990 – Pres De Klerk of South Africa meets with Nelson Mandela to begin the end of apartheid
1995 – US Federal Court votes that Cable companies must carry local stations
2003 – Former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein is captured near his home town of Tikrit


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