On This Date in History..

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

1982 A Bob Marley postage stamp is  issued in Jamaica

1997 – Hong Kong begins slaughtering all its chickens to prevent bird flu

2007 Tom Brady sets a then-NFL record, throwing his 50th TD pass, and the New England Patriots become the first team in NFL history to finish the regular season 16-0




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