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This Day In History1772 – John Clais patents 1st scale.

1789 – George Washington is inaugurated as the first President of the United States of America.

1803 – Robert Livingston and James Monroe sign Louisiana Purchase Treaty in Paris at cost of 15 million dollars, doubles size of US.

1864 – New York becomes 1st state to charge a hunting license fee.

1889 – 1st US national holiday, on centennial of Washington’s inauguration.

1904 – Ice cream cone makes its debut.

1939 – NBC/RCA 1st public TV demo with FDR at opening of NY World’s Fair.

1945 – “Arthur Godfrey Time” begins a 27 year run on CBS radio.

1952 – Mr. Potato Head is 1st toy advertised on television.

1955 – Perez Prado’s “Cherry Pink & Apple Blossom White” goes  #1 for 10 weeks.

1961 – 1st shuttle flights between Washington, DC, Boston & NYC begin (Eastern).

1962 – Willie Mays hits 4 HRs in a game.

1973 – President Nixon announces the resignation of Halderman, Ehrlichman, et al.

1975 – Last US helicopter leaves US embassy grounds, Saigon surrenders.

1976 – Wings release “Silly Love Songs.”

1985 – 1985 NFL Draft: Bruce Smith from Virginia Tech first pick by Buffalo Bills.

1990 – As Met pitcher David Cone argues a call at 1st base, 2 Braves score.

1996 – US President Clinton approves the sale of $227 million of crude oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve; US gas prices are at their highest levels in 5 years.

2009 – Chrysler automobile company files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

2013 – Apple offers the largest bond offering from a private company of 17 Billion.

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