This Day in History 10/04



1516 – 1st ghetto, Jews are compelled to live in specific area of Venice

1710 – The first law regulating copyright is issued in Great Britain.

1790 – Robert Gray is 1st American to circumnavigate the Earth

1841 – New York Tribune begins publishing under editor Horace Greeley

1869 – José Martí founds the Cuban Revolutionary Party

1925 – Czarina re-amed Stalingrad (now Volgograd

1925 – Scribners publishes “The Great Gatsby” by F Scott Fitzgerald

1932 – Paul von Hindenburg elected 1st German president (Hitler is 2nd)

1947 – Jackie Robinson becomes 1st black in major league baseball (Dodgers)


1955 – Dr Jonas Salk successfully tests Polio vaccine

1958 – Northern strip of Spanish Sahara ceded to Morocco

1991 – A rare tropical storm develops in the Southern Hemisphere near Angola; the first to be documented by satellites.

2012 – Apple Inc claims a value of $600 billion making it the largest company by market capitalization in the world


1973 – Roberto Carlos, Brazilian footballer


1938 – Nana Annor Adjaye, Pan-Africanist, dies in W Nzima Ghana

2013 – Robert Edwards, British physiologist, IVF pioneer, and Nobel laureate, dies at

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