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This Day In History

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  • Copernicus allegedly sees 1st copy of DE REVOLUTIONIBUS & dies
  • English Parliament guarantees freedom of religion for Protestants
  • at Battle of Pichincha - Bolívar secures independence of Quito
  • Samual FB Morse taps out "What Hath God Wrought"
  • Berkeley named (for George Berkeley - Bishop of Cloyne)
  • Bkln Bridge opened by Pres Arthur & Gov Cleveland
  • 1st auto repair shop opens (Boston)
  • Britain annexes Orange Free State (South Africa)
  • Cleveland beats Yankees 3-2 in 19 inning
  • 1st air-conditioned train installed - B&O Railroad
  • 1st major league night baseball game - in Cincinnati (vs Phila)
  • Tony Lazerri 2 grand slams (11 RBIs) Ben Chapman sets record by reaching 1st 7 times safely Yanks beat A's 25-2
  • HMS Hood sunk by German battleship Bismarck
  • Bill Dickey replaces Joe McCarthy as Yankee manager
  • 1st rocket to exceed 150 mile altitude - White Sands - NM
  • 1st house with built-in bomb shelter exhibited - Pleasant Hills - Pa
  • M Scott Carpenter & Aurora 7 launched into earth orbit
  • Beatles third appearance on Ed Sullivan
  • Soyuz 18B is launched
  • Flyers 4-Isles 5 (OT)- Stanley Cup- Isles win cup 4-2 (15-6)


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