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By: Robert G. Hester
This Day In History1721—John Copson becomes America’s 1st insurance agent.

1738—A treaty between Pennsylvania and Maryland ends the Conojocular War
with settlement of a boundary dispute and exchange of prisoners.

1793—Father Stephen Theodore Badin is 1st US Roman Catholic priest

1844—1st telegraphed news dispatch is published in Baltimore Patriot.

1898—1st US troops transport to Manila leaves San Francisco.

1922—Babe Ruth suspended 1 day and fined $200 for throwing dirt on an ump.

1927—Henry Ford announces that he is ending production of the Model T

1932—Goofy, aka Dippy Dawg, 1st appears in “Mickey’s Revue” by Walt

1941—Ted Williams raises his batting average over .400 for 1st time in

1961—JFK sets goal of putting a man on Moon before the end of the decade.

1962—Isley Brothers release “Twist and Shout”

1968—Gateway Arch in St. Louis dedicated.

1977—“Brady Bunch Hour” last airs on ABC TV.

1983—1st US National Missing Children’s Day is proclaimed.

1992—Jay Leno becomes permanent host of “Tonight Show”

1997—Todd & Mel Stottlemyre become the 1st father & son to win 100 games.

2011—Oprah Winfrey airs her last show, ending her twenty five year run of
the Oprah Winfrey Show.