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This Day in History – June 10, 2011

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1610 1st Dutch settlers arrive (from NJ), to colonize Manhattan Island 1639 1st American log cabin at Fort Christina (Wilmington Delaware) 1720 Mrs Clements of England markets 1st paste-style mustard 1752 Ben Franklin’s kite is struck by lightning-what a shock! 1760 NY passes 1st effective law regulating practice of medicine 1776 Continental Congress appoints a committee to write a Declaration of Independence 1801 Tripoli declares war on US for refusing tribute 1846 Robert Thomson obtains an English patent on a rubber tire 1854 Georg F.B. Reiman proposes that space is curved 1865 Wagner’s “Tristan und Isolde” 1st performance Munchen Germany 1869 Agnes arrives in New Orleans with 1st ever shipment of frozen beef 1902 Patent for window envelope granted to H.F. Callahan 1905 1st forest fire lookout tower placed in operation, Greenville, Me 1932 1st demonstration of artificial lightning Pittsfield Mass 1935 Dr Robert Smith & William Wilson of Akron form Alcoholics Anonymous 1943 FDR becomes 1st US pres to visit a foreign country during wartime 1943 FDR signs withholding tax bill into law (this is W-2 Day!) 1955 1st separation of virus into component parts reported 1966 Janis Joplins 1st live concert (Avalon Ballroom in SF) 1967 Israel, Syria, Jordan, Iraq & Egypt end “6-Day War” with UN help 1977 Apple Computer ships its 1st Apple II 1977 James Earl Ray (Martin Luther King’s killer) escapes from prison 1985 Coca Cola announces they’d bring back their 99-year-old formula 1990 Rap group 2 Live crew members arrested in Fla for obscenity 1991 Mother of All Parades-NYC welcomes desert storm troops]]]]> ]]>

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