Today in history, greetings, and social banter here. (More)
Christopher Columbus landed at Honduras on his fourth and final voyage today (1502). Also, New Hampshire became a county of the Massachusetts Bay Colony (1679), George Washington laid the first cornerstone of the Capitol Building (1793), London’s Royal Opera House opened (1809), the Fire of Moscow was contained after raging for five days and destroying three-quarters of the city (1812), Charles Tiffany opened his “stationery and fancy goods emporium,” now Tiffany and Co., in New York City (1837), Richard Cobden founded Britain’s Anti-Corn Law League (1838), Congress passed the Fugitive Slave Act (1850), the New York Times premiered as the New York Daily-Times (1851), Henry Washburn observed and named Yellowstone’s Old Faithful Geyser (1870), Jay Cooke & Company bank declared bankruptcy, triggering a series of bank failures and a worldwide depression (1873), the Pacific Stock Exchange opened (1882), Chicago’s renowned and reputedly haunted Hull House opened (1889), Booker T. Washington delivered the “Atlanta Compromise” address, on the same day Daniel David Palmer gave the first chiropractic adjustment (1895), an estimated 10,000 people died as a typhoon and tsunami swept ashore on Hong Kong (1906), 25,000 people demonstrated for general suffrage in Amsterdam (1910), the Netherlands guaranteed women the right to vote, on the same day Fritz Pollard took the field for the Akron Pros as the first African-American to play professional football (1919), the Columbia Broadcasting System, CBS, went on the air (1927), Juan de la Cierva crossed the English Channel in his autogyro, a forerunner of the modern helicopter (1928), the National Security Act established the National Security Council, the Central Intelligence Agency, and the U.S. Air Force as an independent branch within the Department of Defense (1947), Maine’s Margaret Chase Smith became the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate without having finished another senator’s term (1948), 5000 people died as Category 2 Hurricane Fifi struck Honduras (1974), Patty Hearst was arrested after a year on the FBI Most Wanted List (1975), Voyager I took the first photograph of the Earth and Moon together (1977), the French Assemblée Nationale voted to abolish capital punishment (1981), Joe Kittinger completed the first solo balloon crossing of the Atlantic (1984), Jerzy Kukuczka became the second climber to summit all 14 Eight-thousanders (1987), Ted Turner donated $1 billion to the United Nations (1997), the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers was founded (1998), anthrax-laced letters were mailed to several media offices and two U.S. Senators from Trenton, New Jersey (2001), and Buddhist monks joined anti-government protesters in Myanmar in what some called the Saffron Revolution (2007). And The Guiding Light broadcast its final episode, ending a 72-year run that began on radio (2009).
Good morning! ::hugggggs::