On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1490 – Anne of Brittany announces that all those who would ally with the king of France will be considered guilty of the crime of lese-majesty
1698 – The Palace of Whitehall in London, the main residence of the English monarchs, is almost completely destroyed by fire
1847 – Samuel Colt sells his first revolver pistol to the United States government
1863 – 4 wheeled roller skates are patented by James Plimpton of NY (not the in-line ones dude)
1865 – The New York Stock Exchange opens its first permanent headquarters at 10-12 Broad near Wall Street in New York City
1887 – Thomas Stevens becomes the 1st man to bicycle around the world
1903 – Topsy the elephant, is electrocuted by Thomas Edison during the War of Currents campaign
1904 – The US Supreme Court rules Puerto Ricans cannot be denied admission to America!
1925 – French psychologist Emil Coué brings his self-esteem therapy to the US by stating “Every day in every way I am getting better & better”
1968 – Leo Fender sells Fender Guitars for $13 million
1970 – The Beatles hold their last recording session at EMI studios
1971 – Ohio agrees to pay $675,000 to relatives of the Kent State victims
2004 – Spirit, a NASA Mars Rover, lands successfully on Mars at 04:35 UTC
2007 – The 110th United States Congress convenes, electing Nancy Pelosi as the first female Speaker of the House in U.S. history
2010 – The Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention removes the HIV infection from its list of communicable diseases of public health significance

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