On This Date in History..

On this Day in History..

46 BC Titus Labienus defeats Julius Caesar in the Battle of Ruspina

1570 Spanish viceroy Alva banishes Zutphen City’s only physician, Joost Sweiter, “because he is a Jew”

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

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

1902 – The French Panama Canal Company offers to sell its right to build a canal to the US for 40 million USD

1904 – In ‘Gonzales v Williams’, the US Supreme Court rules that Puerto Ricans are not aliens and may not be refused admission into continental United States

1936 Billboard magazine publishes its 1st music hit parade

1958 – Sir Edmund Hillary reaches the South Pole

1968 – Leo Fender sells Fender Guitars for $13 million

1999 – Former professional wrestler Jesse Ventura is sworn in as governor of Minnesota

2000 – After 2 months, Catherine Hartley and Fiona Thornewill, reach the South Poll, the same day as Sir Edmund Hillary 48 years before

2007 The 110th United States Congress convenes, electing Nancy Pelosi as the first female Speaker of the House in U.S. history

2015 Gary Anderson of Scotland wins the PDC World Darts Championship

 

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