02/25/2024
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This Day In History1789 – US Customs begins enforcing Tariff Act.

1855 – Castle Clinton in NYC opens as 1st US receiving station for immigrants.

1876 – Colorado becomes 38th state of the Union.

1901 – Burials within San Francisco City limits prohibited.

1911 – Omar N. Bradley (18) begins education in West Point.

1918 – Pittsburgh and Boston Braves play a MLB record 20 scoreless innings before Pirates win 2-0, in 21.

1941 – The first Jeep is produced.

1944 – Adam Clayton Powell elected 1st African-American congressman from New York.

1952 – California introduces sales tax (for education)

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

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

1960 – Chubby Checker releases “The Twist”

1963 – Arthur Ashe becomes first African-American tennis player to be named to the US Davis Cup team.

1971 – Richard Petty wins the Dixie 500 in Atlanta, Georgia to become the first NASCAR driver to win $1m in career earnings.

1972 – 1st article exposing Watergate scandal by Bernstein and Woodward in “The Washington Post”

1982 – After the first 13 runnings of the midsummer classic, Darryl Waltrip becomes the first driver to win the Talladega 500 twice.

1995 – Westinghouse purchases CBS-TV network.

2001 – 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.

2017 – Christopher A. Way confirmed as F.B.I. Director by US Senate.

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