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This Day in History – April 25

This Day In History1719—Daniel Defoes publishes “Robinson Crusoe”

1850—Paul Julius Reuter, use 40 pigeons to carry stock market prices.
 
1861—The Union Army arrives to reinforce Washington, DC (US Civil War)
 
1901—New York becomes 1st state requiring automobile license plates ($1 fee)
 
1914—US President Woodrow Wilson is persuaded by Argentina, Brazil, and Chile to accept mediation in the conflict with Mexico.
 
1928—Buddy, a German Shepherd< becomes 1st guide dog for a US citizen Morris Frink.
 
1933—US & Canada drop Gold Standard.
 
1947—Lou Thesz beats Whipper Watson in St. Louis, to become wrestling champ.
 
1954—Bell labs announces 1st solar battery (NYC)
 
1962—US Ranger spacecraft crash lands on Moon.
 
1967—Abortion legalized in Colorado.
 
1970—Freda Payne releases “Band of Gold”
 
1978—Supreme Court rules pension plans can’t require women to pay more.
 
1983—“Nightline” expands from 1/2 hour to a full hour.
 
1984—Rock group Wings disbands.
 
1990—Hubble space telescope is placed into orbit by shuttle Discovery.
 
1991—“Grand Hotel” closes at Beck Theater NYC after 1018 performances.
 
1991—Lisa Odom brings suit against NFL New England Patriots for sexual harassment.
 
1994—14″ of snow in Southern California.
 
1997—Seattle Mariner Ken Griffey, Jr. hits his 250th home run.
 
2013—Kansas City Chiefs select Eric Fisher as the first NFL draft pick.
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