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This Day in History – April 16

This Day In History1789 – George Washington heads for 1st presidential inauguration.

1861 – US President Abraham Lincoln outlaws business with confederate states (US Civil War)

1881 – In Dodge City, Kansas, Bat Masterson fights his last gun battle.

1922 – Annie Oakley sets women’s record by breaking 100 clay targets in a row.

1932 – Short film “The Music Box” starring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy (1932 Academy Award Best Live Action Short Film)

1935 – 1st radio broadcast of “Fibber McGee & Molly”

1945 – US troops land on He Shima, Okinawa.

1956 – 1st solar powered radios go on sale.

1959 – NY Yankees unveil their 1st message scoreboard.

1962 – Walter Cronkite begins anchoring CBS Evening News.

1972 – Apollo 16 launched; 5th manned lunar landing (Decartes Highlands)

1980 – Arthur Ashe retires from professional tennis.

1987 – FCC imposes a broader definition of indecency over airwaves.

1987 – Michael Jordan becomes the second NBA player in history to score 3000 points in a season.

1989 – 1st Seniors Golf Tradition: Don Bies wins.

1990 – Maximum NY State unemployment benefits raised to $260 per week.

1993 – Jury reaches guilty verdict in Federal case against police officer who beat Rodney King, but the verdict is not read until April 17th.

1995 – 56th PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Ray Floyd wins.

2007 – Virginia Tech massacre:  The deadliest mass shooting in modern American history.  The gunman, Seung-Hui Cho, kills 32 people and injures 23 others before committing suicide.

2015 – Elizabeth Holmes, American entrepreneur, inventor, and founder and CEO of Theranos, is named one of TIME’s “100 Most Influential People” of 2015

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