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HISTORICAL EVENTS


1493 Christopher Columbus discovers Puerto Rico, on his 2nd voyage
1530 The Recess document resulting from the Diet of Augsburg signed by Charles V and catholic princes
1581 Tsarevich Ivan Ivanovich dies after being attacked by his father Ivan the Terrible three days earlier
1620 The Mayflower reaches Cape Cod and explores the coast
1644 First protestant ministry society in New England
1700 Battle at Narva: Swedish King Karel XII defeats Russians
1794 Jay Treaty, first US extradition treaty, signed with Great Britain
1805 Lewis and Clark expedition, led by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, reaches the Pacific Ocean, first European Americans to cross the west
1850 Alfred Tennyson becomes British Poet Laureate, succeeding William Wordsworth
1933 Women allowed to vote in Spain (helps right wing)
1965 Kellogg’s Pop Tarts pastries created
1985 In the largest civil verdict in US history, Pennzoil wins $10.53 billion judgement against Texaco
1994 Aishwarya Rai, 21, of India, crowned 44th Miss World
1996 The 12.9 km Confederation Bridge, joining Borden-Carleton, Prince Edward Island and Cape Jourimain, New-Brunswick is completed and becomes the longest bridge over ice covered waters in the world
2010 “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1” the 7th film based on the books by J. K. Rowling is released worldwide


SCIENCE


1861 The first petroleum shipment (1,329 barrels) from the U.S. to Europe leaves Philadelphia, USA, for London, England on the Elizabeth Watts
1872 E.D. Barbour of Boston is awarded the first U.S. patent for the first ‘calculator’, an adding machine capable of printing totals and subtotals
1881 A meteorite lands near the village of Großliebenthal, southwest of Odessa, Ukraine.
1895 American inventor Frederick E. Blaisdell patents the pencil
1911 NY receives first Marconi wireless transmission from Italy
1943 U-536 sinks in Atlantic Ocean
1952 North American F-86 Sabre sets world aircraft speed record, 1124 KPH
1969 Apollo 12’s Charles Conrad and Alan Bean become the 3rd and 4th humans on the Moon
2017 Oumuamua first detected by scientists, 400 meters long and reddish, first known interstellar object in our solar system first and of possible alien origin


SPORTS


1906 London selected to host 1908 Olympics
1953 US Supreme Court rules (7-2) baseball is a sport not a business
1975 Reds 2nd baseman Joe Morgan is named NL MVP
1978 28th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Cale Yarborough wins
1995 German tennis No. 1 Steffi Graf outlasts No. 2 Anke Huber 6–1, 2–6, 6–1, 4–6, 6–3 to win the WTA Tour Championship at Madison Square Garden, NYC
2000 Swiss tennis star Martina Hingis wins WTA Tour Championship at Madison Square Garden, NYC; beats Monica Seles, 6–7, 6–4, 6–4 Source : Internet