Today in History in 1847 Samuel Colt sold his first revolver pistol to the U.S. government; in 1865 the New York Stock Exchange opened its first permanent headquarters in New York City; and in 1959 Luna 1 became the first craft to leave Earth’s gravity.
Our on this day in history archives contain over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of a few of them:
1847 - Samuel Colt sells his first revolver pistol to the United States government.
1865 - The New York Stock Exchange opens its first permanent headquarters at 10-12 Broad near Wall Street in New York City.
1936 - Billboard magazine publishes its 1st music hit parade
1959 - Luna 1 (Mechta) becomes 1st craft to leave Earth's gravity
1961 - Longest recorded strike ends-33 yrs-Danish barbers' assistants
2010 - The Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the world's tallest building, is officially opened.
1785 - Jacob Ludwig Carl Grimm, Germany, philologist and folklorist and editor of "Grimm's Fairy Tales" (d. 1863)
1809 - Louis Braille, Coupvray, France, developer (reading system for blind)
1905 - Sterling Holloway, Cedartown Georgia, actor (Waldo-Life of Riley)
1930 - Don Shula, Grand River Ohio, NFL coach (Miami Dolphins)
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