On this Day in History..

on this Date in History..

1348 Rudolph of Oron claims Jews have confessed to poisoning wells

1492 Christopher Columbus notes 1st recorded reference to tobacco

1660 First kosher butcher (Asser Levy) is licensed in New Amsterdam (now New York City)..

1835 Charles Darwin reaches Tahiti on board HMS Beagle

1881 American Federation of Labor (AFL)is  founded (Pittsburgh)

1939 – US Social Security Administration approves 1st unemployment check

1940 – NY Midtown tunnel linking Manhattan and Queens opens to traffic

1946 House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC) interrogates astronomer Harlow Shapley

1969 – Wendy’s Hamburgers opens

1976 the Syrian army conquerors Beirut

1986 2nd time “Saturday Night Live” uses a time delay (Sam Knison hosts)

1989 “Batman” is released on video tape

2012 – Deep Horizon Oil Spill: BP settles for $4.5 Billion

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