*  On this date in 1492, Christopher Columbus signed a contract with Spain to find the Indies.

*  In 1907, almost 12,000 immigrants arrive at Ellis Island

*  In 1937, Daffy Duck & Elmer J. Fudd made their cartoon debut

*  In 1961, "Apartment" won the Academy Award for Best Film (Burt Lancaster won best actor and Elizabeth Taylor best actress)

*  the Ford Mustang was formally introduced in 1964

* And in 1790, Benjamin Franklin died at the age of 84

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