07/12/2024
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1890 – President Benjamin Harrison signed the first U.S. law requiring inspection of meat products.

1922 – Babe Ruth is thrown out of a game for 5th time in 1922.

1933 – Air France forms from five French airlines.

1939 – NY Yankee Atley Donald pitches a baseball 94.7 mph.

1945 – Hong Kong liberated from Japanese control.

1954 – Hurricane Carol kills 68 on the US East Coast.

1961 – USSR says it will resume nuclear testing.

1963 – Hotline communications link between the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. and the Kremlin in Moscow installed. Often known as the ‘red telephone” no phones were ever used, relying instead on teletype equipment, fax machines and most recently secure email.

1966 – American medical series “Dr. Kildare”, starring Richard Chamberlain and Raymond Massey, ends a five season run on NBC-TV.

1969 – 120,000 attend Texas international Pop Festival.

1972 – John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s “One on One” benefit shows (matinee and evening) for children at Madison Square Garden, New York, his final full concert performance.

1976 – Tom Brokaw becomes news anchor of NBC’s “Today Show”

1984 – 12th NASA Space Shuttle Mission (41D): Discovery 1 launches for a 6-day excursion.

1987 – Kirby Puckett goes 6-for-6 with 2 HRs in Minnesota Twins 10-6 win over Milwaukee.

1992 – 92nd US Golf Amateur Championship won by Justin Leonard.

1995 – Cable News Network joins the internet.

2005 – Greg Maddux wins his 330th career game.

2015 – Rap artist Kanye West announces he will run for President in 2020 at the MTV Video Music Awards.

2017 – Hurricane Irma forms near Cape Verde Islands, will go on to become category 5 hurricane and kill at least 102.

2020 – Global cases of COVID-19 pass 25 million with death toll at 834,000.

2021 – American ends its longest-ever war of 20 years in Afghanistan as the last military evacuation plane flies out of Kabul.

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