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This Day in History, April 24

Thoughts While ShavingBy: Robert G. Hester
1877—Last federal occupying troops withdraw from south (New Orleans)
 
1888—Eastman Kodak forms
 
1897—1st reporter, William Price (Washington Star), assigned to White House.
 
1908—Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Murdock become 1st to travel across US by car, they leave LA in a Packard & arrive in NYC in 32 days-5 hours-25 minutes.
 
1913—Skyscraper, the Woolworth Building in New York City is opened.
 
1917—US Congress passes the Liberty Loan Act, authorizing the Treasury to issue a public subscription for 2 billion in bonds for the war.
 
1923—General harbor strike begins in NYC.
 
1945—Delegates of 46 countries gather in San Francisco (to discuss UN)
 
1950—President Harry Truman denies there are communists in US government.
 
1956—AL ump Frank Umont is 1st to wear glasses in a regular season game.
 
1961—JFK accepts “sole responsibility” following Bay of Pigs.
 
1966—Atlanta Braves win NL-record 18 straight home games (17 in Milwaukee)
 
1974—NFL grants franchise to Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
 
1981—IBM-PC computer introduced.
 
1992—George Steinbrenner drops his suits against baseball.
 
1995—Dow Jones Index hits record 4303.98.
 
1996—Highest scoring baseball game in 17 years – Twins 24, Tigers 11.
 
2004—The United States lifts economic sanctions imposed on Libya 18 years previously, as a reward for its cooperation in eliminating weapons of mass destruction.
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