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This Day In History
1833 – 1st US tax-supported public-library in Peterborough, New Hampshire.

 

1865 – Confederate General Robert E. Lee and 26,765 troops surrender at Appomattox Court House to US Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant (US Civil War)

 

1866 – Civil Rights Bill passes over President Andrew Johnson’s veto.

 

1872 – Samuel R. Percy patents dried milk.

 

1914 – US President Woodrow Wilson refuses to recognize Huerta as President of Mexico on the ground that he has not been elected by the people.

 

1923 – In ‘Adkins vs Children’s Hospital”, the US Supreme Court finds that the minimum wage law for women and children adopted by the District of Columbia, is unconstitutional.

 

1947 – Atomic Energy Commission confirmed.

 

1947 – Tornadoes striking West Texas & Oklahoma kill 169, injuring 1,300.

 

1950 – Bob Hope’s 1st TV appearance.

 

1959 – NASA names first 17 astronauts for Project Mercury.

 

1962 – JFK throws out 1st ball at Washington’s new DC Stadium.

 

1963 – Winston Churchill becomes 1st honorary US citizen.

 

1967 – 1st Boeing 737 (a 100 series) makes its maiden flight.

 

1968 – Martin Luther King, Jr., buried in Atlanta, Georgia.

 

1976 – US & Russia agreed on size of nuclear tests for peaceful use.

 

1986 – “Dallas” announces it will revive killed Bobby Ewing character.

 

1992 – US Federal Court finds Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega guilty of 8 out of 10 drug and racketeering charges.

 

2003 – Baghdad falls to U.S. forces, ending the invasion of Iraq, but resulting in widespread looting.

 

2017 – Twitter footage of passenger forcibly removed from United Airlines flight in Chicago after flight overbooked causes outrage.

 

2018 – US Senator Tammy Duckworth becomes the first senator to give birth while in office.

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