Events in History for Monday 4th January 2016

Today’s Significant Events

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.

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