On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..

41 Claudius succeeds his nephew Caligula as Roman Emperor after his assassination by Praetorian Guards

1616 Jacques Le Maire discovers Street Lemaire/Cape Receiver

1722 – Edward Wigglesworth is appointed 1st north American divinity professor (Harvard)

1764 Gov Winthrop’s telescope is destroyed in a Harvard fire

1839 Charles Darwin is elected a Fellow of the Royal Society

1848 James Marshall finds gold in Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California

1899 – A Rubber heel is patented by Humphrey O’Sullivan

1908 Gen Baden-Powell starts Boy Scouts of America

1922 – The Eskimo Pie is patented by Christian K Nelson of Iowa

1935 The 1st canned beer, “Kruger Cream Ale,” is sold by American company Kruger Brewing Co

1950 Jackie Robinson signs the highest contract ($35,000) in Dodger history

1958 After warming to 100,000,000 degrees, 2 light atoms are bashed together to create a heavier atom, resulting in the 1st man-made nuclear fusion

1962 – Brian Epstein signs a management contract with the Beatles

1964 – The 24th Amendment to the US Constitution goes into effect & states voting rights could not be denied due to failure to pay taxes

1984 Apple Computer Inc unveils its revolutionary Macintosh personal computer

1993 – Turkish journalist and writer Uğur Mumcu is assassinated by a car bomb in Ankara

2003 The United States Department of Homeland Security officially begins operation

2013 – A Japanese Coast guard ship engages a Taiwanese activist ship in the Senkaku Islands dispute

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