1492 - Christopher Columbus discovers Cuba and claims it for Spain
1538 - The first university in the New World (Western Hemisphere), the Universidad Santo Tomás de Aquino (University of Saint Thomas Aquinas), was established in Spain.
The university was organized by a papal bull (In Apostulatus Culmine dated 28 October 1538 by Pope Paul III). It was officially recognized by Royal Decree in 1558. (University of Saint Thomas Aquinas).
1636 - Harvard University (Cambridge, Massachusetts) was founded
1793 - Eli Whitney applies for a patent on cotton gin
1922 - Benito Mussolini takes control of Italy's government
1954 - Nobel Prize for Literature is awarded to Ernest Hemingway
1914 - Jonas Salk, medical reseacher (polio vaccine), born in NYC, New York
1955 - Bill Gates
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