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This Day in History – April 1

This Day In History1778 – New Orleans businessman Oliver Pollock creates the “$” symbol.

1826 – Samuel Morey is issued the first US patent for an internal-combustion engine, which he calls a “Gas or Vapour Engine”

1853 – Cincinnati becomes 1st US city to employ fulltime professional firefighters.

1889 – 1st dishwashing machine marketed (Chicago)

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, a the intersection of 114 near Grapevine, Texas. Bonnie Parker’s role in the murders helps turn public perception against the gang for good.

1941 – US forces invade Okinawa during WW II.

1954 – 1st US Army helicopter battalion forms, Fort Bragg, NC.

1960 – 1st weather satellite launched (TIROS 1).

1963 – Soap operas “General Hospital” & “Doctors” premier on TV.

1967 – The United States Department of Transportation begins operations.

1970 – US President Richard Nixon signs bill limiting cigarette advertisements from 1st January, 1971.

1976 – Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs found Apple Computer in the garage of Jobs’ parents house in Cupertino, California.

1980 – Baseball Players’ Association votes to cancel 92 remaining exhibition games.

1986 – World oil prices dip below $10 a barrel.

1990 – CBS fires sportscaster Brent Musburger.

1992 – World’s 7 wealthiest nations agree on $24B aid for former USSR.

2004 – Google introduces Gmail: the launch is met with skepticism on account of the launch date.

2014 – NATO suspends all practical civilian and military cooperation with Russia.

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