My Thursday Thirteen post this week is about 13 things that happened on this day (April 24th) in history.
13. In 1184 BC the Greeks entered Troy via the Trojan Horse.
12. In 1704 the first regular paper in the US is published. It was the Boston Massachutes New-Letter.
11. In 1967 Cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov is the first person to die during a space mission. The parachute failed to open.
10. In 1620 John Graunt, found of the science of demography, is born.
9. In 1942 American singer and actress, Barbara Steisand, is born.
8. In 1731, English writer Daniel Defoe died.
7. in 1990, the Hubble Telescope left Earth for space.
6. In 1898, Spain declared war on the United States after rejecting America’s ultimatum to withdraw from Cuba.
5. In 1800 the Library of Congress is founded by President John Adams. The amount given to start the library was $5000.
4. In 1907, Milton Hershey (founder of Hersheys) opened Hersheypark for the exclusive use of his employees.
3. In 1962, MIT sent a TV signal by satellite for the first time.
2. In 1833, a patent was granted for the first soda fountain.
and -drum roll please-
1. In 1976, I was born. I was born during a snow storm in Germany.
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