On this Day in History

On this Day in History in 1881: Spelman College founded.
 
On this Day in History in 1965: 40 tornadoes strike US midwest killing 272 & injuring 5,000.
 
On this Day in History in 1775: The last execution for witchcraft in Germany takes place.
 
On this Day in History in 1940: Andrew Ponzi set a world’s record in a New York pocket billiards tournament when he ran 127 balls straight.
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On this Day in History

On this Day in History in 1722: Jacob Roggeveen discovers Easter Island.
 
On this Day in History in 1974: World Trade Center, then the world’s tallest building, opens in New York at 110 stories.
 
On this Day in History in 1971: Fran Phipps is 1st woman to reach North Pole.
 
On this Day in History in 1933: The first operation to remove a lung was performed at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, MO.

On this Day in History

On this Day in History in 1788: 1st US steamboat patent issued, by Georgia to Briggs & Longstreet.
 
On this Day in History in 1793: Patent granted Ralph Hodgson, NY, for oiled silk & linen.