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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.

 

 

Hello, Goodbye / Peanuts!

 

On this day in:

 

1470, a rebellion organized by Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick forces King Edward IV of England to flee to the Netherlands, restoring Henry VI to the throne;

 

1789, George Washington sends the proposed Constitutional Amendments (The U.S. Bill of Rights) to the States for ratification;

 

1889, In Colorado, Nicholas Creede strikes it rich in silver during the last great silver boom of the American Old West;

 

1950, Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz is first published;

 

1967, Thurgood Marshall is sworn in as the first African-American justice of the United States Supreme Court;

 

1967, The Beatles begin recording their last single of 1967, Hello, Goodbye;

 

1970, a plane carrying the Wichita State University football team, administrators, and supporters crashes in Colorado killing 31 people; and in 

 

2006, Five school girls are murdered by Charles Carl Roberts in a shooting at an Amish school in Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania before Roberts commits suicide. 

Hello, Goodbye / Peanuts!

 

On this day in:

 

1470, a rebellion organized by Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick forces King Edward IV of England to flee to the Netherlands, restoring Henry VI to the throne;

 

1789, George Washington sends the proposed Constitutional Amendments (The U.S. Bill of Rights) to the States for ratification;

 

1889, In Colorado, Nicholas Creede strikes it rich in silver during the last great silver boom of the American Old West;

 

1950, Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz is first published;

 

1967, Thurgood Marshall is sworn in as the first African-American justice of the United States Supreme Court;

 

1967, The Beatles begin recording their last single of 1967, Hello, Goodbye;

 

1970, a plane carrying the Wichita State University football team, administrators, and supporters crashes in Colorado killing 31 people; and in 

 

2006, Five school girls are murdered by Charles Carl Roberts in a shooting at an Amish school in Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania before Roberts commits suicide. 

The Diary of Anne Frank and the first global satellite TV program

On June 25th in:

 

1910, The U.S. Congress passes the Mann Act, which prohibits interstate transport of females for "immoral purposes"; the ambiguous language would be used to selectively prosecute people for years to come;

 

1947, The Diary of a Young Girl (better known as The Diary of Anne Frank) is published;

 

1876, Battle of the Little Bighorn and the death of Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer;

 

1943, the Holocaust:  Jews in the Czestochowa Ghetto in Poland stage an uprising against the Nazis;

 

1950, the Korean War begins with the invasion of South Korea by North Korea;

 

1949; Long-Haired Hare, starring Bugs Bunny, is released in theaters;

 

1991, Croatia and Slovenia declare their independence from Yugoslavia; and in

 

1967, Broadcasting of the first live global satellite television program:  Our World

 

Eureka! Patents.

On June 20 in:

-1793, Eli Whitney patented his cotton gin.

-1840, Samuel Morse patented his telegraph.

-1950, Joe DiMaggio hit his 2000th hit.

-1990, Asteroid EUREKA was discovered. 

Flying Kidneys.

 

On June 17 in:

-1901, the College Board introduces its first standardized test, the forerunner to the SAT.

-1947, PanAm is chartered as first worldwide passenger airline;

-1960, Ted Williams hits his 500th home run; and in 

-1950, the first kidney transplant takes place. 

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