On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1496 – Leonardo da Vinci tests his flying machine…, unsuccessfully
1521 – Martin Luther is excommunicated by Pope Leo X from the Roman Catholic Church
1749 – Benning Wentworth issues the first of the New Hampshire Grants, leading to the establishment of Vermont
1777 – George Washington defeats the British at Battle of Princeton, NJ
1825 – Scottish factory owner Robert Owen buys 30,000 acres in Indiana as the site for a New Harmony Utopian community
1870 – Construction begins on the Brooklyn Bridge in New York; completed May 24, 1883
1871 – Oleomargarine is patented by Henry Bradley, Binghamton, NY
1888 – A wax drinking straw is patented, by Marvin C Stone in Washington DC
1899 – The first known use of the term “automobile”, is used in an editorial in The New York Times
1920 – The NY Yankees purchase Babe Ruth from the Boston Red Sox for $125,000
1931 – Nelson Stewart, of the Montreal Maroons, scores 2 goals in 4 sec (NHL record)
1952 – “Dragnet” with Jack Webb premieres on NBC TV
1961 – The US breaks diplomatic relations with Cuba
1967 – Carl Wilson of the Beach Boys is indicted for draft evasion
1974 – Gold hits a record $121.25 an ounce in London
1977 – Apple Computers is incorporated
1980 – Gold hits a record $634 an ounce in London
1987 – The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inducts the 1st female artist; Miss Aretha Franklin
1999 – Israel detains, and later expels, 14 members of the Concerned Christians
2014 – In the state of Colorado it becomes legal to purchase marijuana for recreational use

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