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This Day In History
1789 – 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.

 

1900 – US Post Office issues 1st book of postage stamps.

 

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

 

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

 

1945 – US troops land on He Shima, Okinawa.

 

1947 – Massive explosion & fire kills 522 in Texas City, Tx.

 

1956 – 1st solar powered radios go on sale.

 

1961 – 15th Tony Awards: Becket & Bye Bye Birdie win.

 

1965 – Test flight of heavy Saturn S-1C-rocket.

 

1972 – Two giant pandas arrive in US from China.

 

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

 

1983 – Steve Garvey sets NL record by playing in 1,118 consecutive baseball games.

 

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

 

1990 – Supreme court rejects appeal from retarded man, Dalton Prejean, condemned to death for murdering a Louisiana state trooper in 1977.

 

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

 

2007 РVirginia 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.

 

2008 – Start of Papal Journey of Pope Benedict XVI to the United States.

 

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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