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1839 – Steam shovel patented by William Otis, Philadelphia.

1855 – US Court of Claims forms for cases against government.

1868 – 1st US parade with floats (Mardi Gras-Mobile, Alabama)

1868 – US House of Representatives vote 126-47 to impeach President Andrew Johnson.

1908 – In ‘Mueller v Oregon’, the US Supreme Court favors an Oregon law limiting maximum hours a woman may work and denies that it curtails ‘liberty of contract’

1909 – The Hudson Motor Car Company is founded.

1923 – Flying Scotsman goes into service.

1937 – 1st US group hospital-medical corporative authorized, Washington, D.C.

1938 – DuPont begins commercial production of nylon toothbrush bristles.

1942 – The “Battle of Los Angeles” takes place, a series of anti-aircraft engagements over the city in response to a rumored but false Japanese attack.  It would last until the morning of the following day.

1961 – Explorer (10) fails to reach Earth orbit.

1968 – US troops reconquer Hue Vietnam.

1977 – US President Jimmy Carter announces US foreign aid will consider human rights.

1979 – Highest price ever paid for a pig, $42,500, Stamford, Texas.

1981 – Jean Harris is convicted of murdering Scarsdale diet doctor.

1986 – Texas Air buys Eastern Airlines for $676 million.

1989 – US Supreme Court votes 8-0 Jerry Falwell cannot collect for Hustler parody.

1989 – US Boeing 747 loses parts of roof over Pacific, 9 die.

1996 – Cuba downs 2 US planes.

2008 – Fidel Castro retires as the President of Cuba due to ill health after nearly fifty years.

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