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This Day In History

1846 – US declares war on Mexico, 2 months after fighting begins.
1888 – DeWolf Hooper 1st recites “Casey at Bat”
1911 – NY GIant Fred Merkle is 1st to get 6 RBIs in an inning (1st)
1915 – US Secretary of State Bryan sends a note to Germany demanding that Germany disavow the attacks on the Lusitania and  make immediate reparations; however, the note is written only to ‘pacify public opinion’, according to Bryan.
1934 – Great dust bowl storm sweeps across US prairies.
1940 – Winston Churchill says “I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat” in his first speech as Prime Minister to the British House of Commons.
1942 – Helicopter makes its 1st cross-country flight.
1947 – US Senate approves the Taft-Hartley Act limiting the power of unions.
1954 – “Pajama Game” opens at St. James Theater NYC for 1063 performances.
1958 – The trade mark Velcro is registered.
1965 – The Rolling Stones record “Satisfaction”
1972 – Milwaukee Brewers beat Minnesota Twins, 4-3, in 22 innings.
1982 – Braniff Airlines files for bankruptcy.
1983 – Reggie Jackson is 1st major leaguer to strike out 2,000 times.
1991 – Michael Jackson: Magic & Madness” goes on sale.
2004 – The final episode of “Frasier” on NBC is watched by 33 million people.
2007 – PGA Players Championship, TPC at Sawgrass: American Phil Mickelson wins by 2 strokes ahead of runner-up Sergio Garcia of Spain; event played in May for the first time.
2019 – New study on the moon shows it is still shrinking with recent moonquakes as it cools, published in journal “Nature Geoscience”
2021 – American CDC says people fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can stop wearing masks.

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