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The first appearances of Saturday Night Live and the steam ferry Juliana

On October 11 in:

 

1811, Inventor John Stevens' boat, the Juliana, begins operation as the first steam-powered ferry (service between New York City, New York and Hoboken, N.J.) 

 

1852, Australia's oldest university, University of Sydney, is inaugurated;

 

1890, In Washington, DC, the Daughters of the American Revolution is founded;

 

1906,  San Francisco public school board sparks a diplomatic crisis between the United States and Japan by ordering Japanese students to be taught in racially segregated schools;

 

1939, JC Penney opens store #1252 in Milford, Delaware, making it a nationwide company with stores in all 48 U.S. states;

 

1950, CBS's mechanical color system is the first to be licensed for broadcast by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission;

 

1975, the NBC sketch comedy/variety show Saturday Night Live debuts, hosted by George Carlin and featuring guests Andy Kaufman, Janis Ian and Billy Preston; and in

 

1986, Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev meet in Reykjavik, Iceland, in an effort to continue discussions about scaling back their intermediate missile arsenals in Europe.

 

 

The first appearances of Saturday Night Live and the steam ferry Juliana

On October 11 in:

 

1811, Inventor John Stevens' boat, the Juliana, begins operation as the first steam-powered ferry (service between New York City, New York and Hoboken, N.J.) 

 

1852, Australia's oldest university, University of Sydney, is inaugurated;

 

1890, In Washington, DC, the Daughters of the American Revolution is founded;

 

1906,  San Francisco public school board sparks a diplomatic crisis between the United States and Japan by ordering Japanese students to be taught in racially segregated schools;

 

1939, JC Penney opens store #1252 in Milford, Delaware, making it a nationwide company with stores in all 48 U.S. states;

 

1950, CBS's mechanical color system is the first to be licensed for broadcast by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission;

 

1975, the NBC sketch comedy/variety show Saturday Night Live debuts, hosted by George Carlin and featuring guests Andy Kaufman, Janis Ian and Billy Preston; and in

 

1986, Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev meet in Reykjavik, Iceland, in an effort to continue discussions about scaling back their intermediate missile arsenals in Europe.

 

 

Great Scot!

 

On October 3, in:

1712, the Duke of Montrose orders the arrest of Rob Roy MacGregor;

1863, Abraham Lincoln decalres that Thanksgiving will be observed on the last Thursday in Thanksgiving;

1872, the Bloomingdale Brothers open their store in NYC; and in

1955, the Mickey Mouse Club debuts on ABC.

 

The Ford Motor Company and a stony meteorite

On June 16th in:

 

1944, at age 14, George Junius Stinney, Jr. becomes the youngest person executed in the United States in the 20th century;

 

1981, U.S. President Ronald Reagan awards the Congressional Medal to Ken Taylor, Canada's former ambassador to Iran, for helping six Americans esape from Iran during the hostage crisis of 1979-81 (he is the first foreign citizen on whom the honor is bestowed);

 

1903, the Ford Motor Company is incorporated;

 

1911, a 772-gram stony meteorite strikes the earth near Kilbourn, Wisconsin damaging a barn; 

 

1858, Abraham Lincoln delivers his House Divided speech in Springfield, Illinois;  and in

 

1883, the Victoria Hall theatre panic in Sunderland, England kills 183 children.

What do the Transcontinental Express, the Ford Quadricycle, and the Montgolfiere have in common?

 

On June 4 in:

 

1957, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his famous Power of Nonviolence speech at the University of California, Berkeley; 

 

1919, Women's rights:  The U.S. Congress approves the 19th Amendment to the United States Consititution, which guarantees suffrage to women and sends it to the U.S. states for ratification;

 

1876, an Express train called the Transcontinental Express arrives in San Francisco, California, via the First Transcontinental Railroad only 83 hours and 39 minutes after leaving New York City;

 

1896, Henry Ford completes the Ford Quadricycle, his first gasoline-powered automobile, and gives it a successful test run; and in

 

1783, the Montgolfier brothers publicly demonstrate their Montgolfiere (hot air balloon). 

A beheading, a"New Look" and the Gateway Arch

On February 12 in

 

1909, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People(NAACP) is founded.

 

1554, Lady Jane Grey is beheaded for treason a year after claiming the throne of England for nine days.

 

1963, Construction begins on the the Gateway Arch in St. Louis.

 

1947, Christian Dior unveils a "New Look", helping Paris regain it's position as the capital of the fashion world.and in

 

1809, Abraham Lincoln, American lawyer and politician, and 16th President of the United States is born in Kentucky. 

Today in history: January 15 (take 2)

1943, The world's largest office building, the Pentagon, is dedicated in Arlington, VA;

 

1919, A large molasses tank in Boston, Massachusetts, bursts and a wave of molasses rushes through the streets, kiling 21 people and injuring 150 others;

 

1493, Christopher Columbus sets sail to Spain from Hispaniola, ending his first voyage to the New World;

 

1967, the first Super Bowl is played in Los Angeles, California.  The Green Bay Packers defeat the Kansas City Chiefs 35-10;

 

1559, Elizabeth I is crowned Queen of England in Westminster Abbey, London, England; and in

 

1889, The Coca-Cola Company, then known as the Perberton Medicine Company, is incorporated in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Today in history: December 24

On December 24 in:

1943, Dwight Eisenhower becomes the Supreme Allied Commander;  

1914, the Christmas truce begins;

1851, the Library of Congress burns down;

1809, Kit Carson is born and in

2012, Jack Klugman dies. 

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