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This Day in History – April 1

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

1876 – 1st official NL baseball game (Boston 6, Philadelphia 5)

1899 – NC Mutual opens doors for business.

1927 – 1st automatic record changer introduced by His Master’s Voice.

1934 – Bonnie & Clyde kill 2 police officers.

1941 – US Navy takes over Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay.

1945 – US forces invade Okinawa during WW II.

1946 – 400,000 US mine workers strike.

1954 – US Air Force Academy established.

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

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

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.

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

1991 – US minimum wage goes from $3.80 to $4.25 per hour.

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

2013 – The world’s first smelling TV screen is unveiled in Japan.

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