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On this day in history...

Here in NYC if you subscribe to Time Warner Cable, their NY1 local news station always does a quick "This day in NY history" segment. It's something I used to look forward to when I had Time Warner as I'm fascinated by historic events. So, we decided to do our own version of this day in history here on the House Party Blog, but we're going back in time and spanning the globe. Check out what happened on this day in history and impress your friends and coworkers with your trivia acumen: 1184 BC - The Greeks enter Troy using the Trojan Horse (traditional date)

1800 - The Library of Congress is established with a $5,000 allocation

1888 - Eastman Kodak forms

1898 - The start of the Spanish-American War: Spain declares war after rejecting US ultimatum to withdraw from Cuba

1913 - The Woolworth Building in New York City opens

1916 - Ernest Shackleton and five men of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition launch a lifeboat from uninhabited Elephant Island in the Southern Ocean to organize a rescue for ice-trapped ship Endurance

1945 - Harry Truman is briefed on the Manhattan Project

1961 - JFK accepts "sole responsibility" following Bay of Pigs

1962 - Sandy Koufax pitches his 2nd 18-strikeout game

1981 - IBM-PC computer introduced

1996 - Highest scoring baseball game in 17 years - Minnesota Twins 24, Detroit Tigers 11

Got any other cool facts from "this day in history"? Share them here.

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