On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..

1610 Galileo discovers first three satellites of Jupiter, Io, Europa & Ganymede

1714 The Typewriter is patented by Englishman Henry Mill

1782 The 1st US commercial bank, Bank of North America, opens in Philadelphia

1784 The 1st seed business in America is established by David Landreth, Philadelphia

1890 W B Purvis patents the fountain pen

1913 William M Burton patents a process to “crack” petroleum

1929 – “Tarzan”, one of the 1st adventure comic strips, 1st appears i newspapers

1953 US President Harry Truman announces American development of the hydrogen bomb

1954  The first public demonstration of a machine translation system, is held in New York at the head office of IBM

1963 1st class postage is raised from 4 cents to 5 cents

1963 – The rift between Cleveland Browns owner Art Modell and head coach Paul Brown reaches a boiling point, and Brown is fired

1967 The “Newlywed Game” premieres on ABC TV

1968 – 1st class US postage is raised from 5 cents to 6 cents

1970 Farmers sue Max Yasgur for $35,000 in damages caused by “Woodstock”

1990 – The Leaning Tower of Pisa is closed to the public after leaning too far

1992 AT&T releases its 1st video-telephone, for$1,499

1994 – US female Figure Skating championship won by Tonya Harding

1998 Former White House intern Monica Lewinsky signs an affidavit denying she had an affair with President Bill Clinton

1999 The Impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton begins in the US Senate

2007 Phil Jackson wins his 900th game as a head coach, becoming the fastest coach to reach 900 career wins

2015 A terrorist attack on the offices of satirical newspaper “Charlie Hebdo” in Paris kills 12 (including Jean Cabut and Stéphane Charbonnier), injures 11

 

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