On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1672 – Giovanni Cassini discovers Rhea, a satellite of Saturn
1690 – John Flamsteed observes Uranus without realizing it hasn’t been discovered!
1751 – France sets out on a plan to tax clergymen
1834 – Joseph Hansom of London receives his long-awaited patent for Hansom cabs
1913 – President Woodrow Wilson signs the Federal Reserve Act into law
1919 – Alice H Parker patents the gas heating furnace
1930 – Bette Davis arrives in Hollywood under contract to Universal Studios
1941 – American forces on Wake Island surrender to the Japanese
1961 – Fidel Castro announces Cuba will release 1,113 prisoners from the failed 1961 Bay of Pigs Invasion for $62M worth of food & medical supplies
1970 – NY city’s World Trade Center, still under construction, reaches its highest point (411 m)
1972 – “Immaculate Reception” Steelers turns around a 7-6 defeat with a last second touchdown reception against Raiders to win 13-7
1986 – Rutan & Yeager make the 1st around-the-world flight, without refueling!
1997 – The US Agriculture Department estimates it costs $149,820 to raise a child to 18
2002 – A MQ-1 Predator is shot down by an Iraqi MiG-25, making it the first time in history that an aircraft and an unmanned drone have engaged in combat

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