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This Day in History – April 1

This Day In History
1778 – New Orleans businessman Oliver Pollock creates “$” symbol.
1789 – US House of Representatives 1st full meeting, NYC, F. Muhlenberg 1st speaker.
1826 – Samuel Morey is issued the first U.S. patent for an internal-combustion engine, which he calls a “Gas or Vapour Engine”
1850 – San Francisco government established.
1853 – Cincinnati became 1st US city to pay fire fighters a regular salary.
1866 – US Congress rejects presidential veto giving all equal rights in US.
1889 – 1st dishwashing machine marketed (Chicago)
1891 – The Wrigley Company is founded in Chicago, Illinois.
1899 – NC Mutual opens doors for business.
1927 – 1st automatic record changer introduced by His Master’s Voice.
1934 – Clyde Barrow kills two young highway patrolmen, H.D. Murphy and Edward Bryant Wheeler, at the intersection of Route 114 and Dove Road near Grapeville, Texas.  Bonnie Parker’s role in the murders was greatly exaggerated, but helped turn public perception against the gang for good.
1945 – US forces invade Okinawa during WW II.
1946 – Weight Watchers forms.
1954 – 1st US Army helicopter battalion forms, Fort Bragg, NC.
1954 – US Air Force Academy forms.
1960 – 1st weather satellite launched (TIROS 1)
1967 – The United States Department of Transportation begins operation.
1970 – US President Richard Nixon signs bill limiting cigarette advertisements from 1st January 1971.
1976 – Stephen Wozniak & Steve Jobs found Apple Computer.
1991 – US minimum wage goes from $3.80 to $4.25 per hour.
2012 – 47th Academy of Country Music Awards: Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton, and Miranda Lambert win.
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