On this Day in History..
1782 – 1st nautical almanac in the US is published by Samuel Stearns of Boston
1813 – British forces burn Buffalo, NY to the ground during the War of 1812
1835 – The Treaty of New Echota is signed, ceding all the lands of the Cherokee east of the Mississippi River to the United States.
1845 – Texas is admitted as 28th state of the Union
1852 – Emma Snodgrass is arrested in Boston for wearing pants
1862 – The Bowling ball is invented
1930 – Fred P Newton completes the longest swim ever (1826 miles), when he swims in the Mississippi River from Ford Dam, Minn, to New Orleans, La
1952 – The 1st transistorized hearing aid is offered for sale (Elmsford NY)
1965 – CBS purchases NFL TV rights for 1966-68 at $18.8 million per year
1970 – Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) IS signed into law by President Richard M. Nixon
1972 – Life magazine ceases publication
1997 – Hong Kong begins slaughtering all its chickens to prevent bird flu