On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
1524 – Giovanni da Verrazzano begins his voyage to find passage to China
1773 – Capt James Cook becomes the 1st man to cross Antarctic Circle (66° 33′ S)
1775 – 9 women are burnt as witches for causing bad harvests in Kalisk, Poland
1861 – Flush toilet are patented, by Mr Thomas Crapper
1871 – The 1st cable car is patented, by Andrew S Hallidie (begins service in 1873)
1874 – Armed Democrats seize the Texas government ending Radical Reconstruction
1899 – Al Capone, is born in Brooklyn New York
1916 – The Professional Golf Association (PGA) forms in NYC
1917 – The US pays Denmark $25 million for the Virgin Islands
1929 – Popeye makes his 1st appearance, in the comic strip “Thimble Theater”
1954 – Jacques Cousteau’s 1st network telecast airs on “Omnibus” (CBS)
1961 – President Dwight D. Eisenhower delivers a televised farewell address to the nation three days before leaving office, in which he warns against the accumulation of power by the “military-industrial complex”
1969 – The Debut album of Led Zeppelin is released in America
1987 – President Reagan signs the secret order permitting covert sale of arms to Iran
1991 – Operation Desert Storm begins against Iraq
2007 – The Doomsday Clock is set to five minutes to midnight in response to North Korean nuclear testing
2013 – Japan unveils plans to build the world’s largest wind farm near the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant
And lest we forget..,Michelle Obama turns fifty today!

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