On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..

1770 The Battle of Golden Hill takes place in what is now Lower Manhattan, NYC

1825 Ezra Daggett & nephew Thomas Kensett patent a system for food storage in tin cans

1861 – Georgia secedes from the Union

1871 The first Negro lodge of US FreeMasons is approved in New Jersey

1903 – A New bicycle race “Tour de France” is announced!

1915 – The neon Tube sign is patented by George Claude

1922 A Geological survey says the US oil supply would be depleted in 20 years

1935 – Coopers Inc. sells the world’s first men’s briefs in Chicago, and calls it the “Jockey”

1939 Ernest Hausen of Wisconsin sets a chicken-plucking record of 4.4 sec

1955 – “Scrabble” makes its debuts on the board game market

1961 The first episode of “Dick Van Dyke Show” is broadcast

1970 – UCLA fires Angela Davis for being a communist

1977 – Snow falls in Miami, Florida. This is the only time in the history of the city that snowfall has occurred; It also snows briefly in the Bahamas

1978 – The last Volkswagen Beetle made in Germany leaves VW’s plant in Emden. Beetle production in Latin America would continue until 2003

1981 Muhammad Ali talks a despondent 21 year old out of committing suicide

1989 President Reagan pardons George Steinbrenner for illegal fund contributions to Richard Nixon

2012 The FBI shuts down Megaupload.com for alleged copyright infringement, a hacker group called Anonymous responds by attacking government and entertainment industry websites

2013 – Calcium deposits are discovered on Mars by NASA’s Curiosity Rover

2013 – Lance Armstrong admits to doping in all seven of his Tour de France victories






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