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This Day in History – August 1

This Day In History1789 – US Customs begins enforcing Tariff Act.

1794 – Whiskey Rebellion begins in western Pennsylvania.

1873 – San Francisco’s 1st cable car begins service.

1893 – Henry Perky & William Ford patent shredded wheat.

1901 – Burials within San Francisco City limits prohibited.

1907 – Signal Corps of US army starts aircraft division.

1933 – Carl Hubbell sets record of consecutive scoreless innings (45 1/3)

1941 – The first jeep is produced.

1947 – “Medium & The Telephone” opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 211 performances.

1953 – California introduces sales tax (for education)

1957 – 1st commercial building heated by Sun (Albuquerque, NM)

1958 – US 1st class postage up to 4 cents (had been 3 cents for 26 years)

1960 – Chubby Checker released “The Twist”.

1969 – 110,000 attend Atlantic City Pop Festival.

1972 – 1st article exposing Watergate scandal (Bernstein-Woodward)

1986 – Bert Blyleven becomes 10th pitcher to strike out 3,000.

1990 – “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” closes at Eugene O’Neill Theater NYC after 149 performances.

1993 – Reggie Jackson enshrined in Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY.

1995 – Westinghouse purchases CBS-TV network.

2002 – Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore has a Ten Commandments monument installed in the judiciary building, leading to a lawsuit to have it removed and his own removal from office.

2014 – USA and UN announce a 72 hour ceasefire between Israel and Palestine, though it quickly breaks down.

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