On this Day in History

On this Day in History in 1883: “Buffalo Bill” Cody puts on his 1st Wild West Show.
 
On this Day in History in 1006: Supernova observed by Chinese & Egyptians in constellation Lupus.
 
On this Day in History in 1969: Leonard Tose bought the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles for $16,155,000.
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On this Day in History

On this Day in History in 1855: 1st veterinary college in US incorporated in Boston.
 
On this Day in History in 1940: Glenn Miller records “Pennsylvania 6-5000.”
 
On this Day in History in 1932: Yellow fever vaccine for humans announced.

On this Day in History

On this Day in History in 1803: Meteorites fall in L’Aigle, France.

On this Day in History in 1859: Dan Sickles is acquitted of murder on grounds of temporary insanity – 1st time this defense used successfully in the US.

On this Day in History in 1514: Copernicus makes his 1st observations of Saturn.

On this Day in History

On this Day in History in 295: 8th recorded perihelion passage of Halley’s Comet.
 
On this Day in History in 1702: Comet C/1702 H1 approaches within 0.0437 AUs of Earth.
 
On this Day in History in 1902: Marie & Pierre Curie isolate the radioactive element radium chloride.
 
On this Day in History in 1940: The First electron microscope was demonstrated by RCA.

On this Day in History

On this Day in History in 1853: 1st train in Asia (Bombay to Tanna, 36 km).
 
On this Day in History in 1506: The cornerstone of the current St. Peter’s Basilica is laid.
 
On this Day in History in 1924: Simon and Schuster, Inc. published the first “Crossword Puzzle Book.”

On this Day in History

On this Day in History in 1704: 1st successful US newspaper; published in Boston by John Campbell, The Boston News-Letter.
 
On this Day in History in 1920: American Professional Football Association forms (NFL).
 
On this Day in History in 1875: The game “snooker” was invented by Sir Neville Chamberlain.

On this Day in History

On this Day in History in 1903: Dr Harry Plotz discovers vaccine against typhoid (NYC).
 
On this Day in History on 1434: The foundation stone of Cathedral St. Peter and St. Paul in Nantes, France is laid.
 
On this Day in History in 1611: The word “telescope” is 1st used by Prince Federico Cesi.