On This Day in History Dec. 11, 2020

1863 – Annie Jump Cannon is born. The American astronomer spent most of her career at Harvard Collge Observatory cataloging and creating a system for classifying stars.

1872 – Buffalo Bill Cody makes his fist stage appearance

1874 – James Lewis Kraft is born. He developed a process for pastuerizing cheese and founded Kraft Co. in 1920

1936 – Edward VII abdicates the throne to marry American divorcée, Wallis Simpson

1978 – Millions stolen from JFK Airport in infamous “Lufthansa heist” – only a portion of the money is ever recovered

2008 – Bernie Madoff is arrested and charged with masterminding a long-Ponzi scheme