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This Day In History1762 – 1st female (Ann Franklin) US newspaper editor, Newport, RI, Mercury.

1848 – The United States annexes New Mexico.

1865 – William Sheppard is issued the first US patent for liquid soap.

1901 – Cadillac Motor Company is founded.

1902 – US President Theodore Roosevelt became 1st US chief executive to ride in a car.

1906 – 1st Victor Victrola manufactured.

1921 – J. Edgar Hoover becomes Assistant Director of the FBI.

1945 – Vietnam conflict begins as Ho Chi Minh leads a successful coup.

1946 – Baseball approves a 168-game schedule, but later rescinds it.

1956 – Elvis Presley begins filming “The Reno Brothers” (Love Me Tender).

1956 – US President Eisenhower and VP Richard Nixon are re-nominated by Republican convention in San Francisco.

1962 – Savannah, world’s 1st nuclear powered ship, completes maiden voyage from Yorktown, Va., to Savannah, Ga.

1971 – J. Edgar Hoover and John Mitchell announce the arrest of 20 of the “Camden 28”.

1984 – Last Volkswagen Rabbit produced.

1987 – Madonna’s “Who’s That Girl” single goes #1.

1989 – Nolan Ryan strikes out his 5,000th batter (Rickey Henderson).

1990 – US President George H.W. Bush calls up military reserves.

1994 – DNA testing links O.J. Simpson to murder of Nicole Simpson & Ron Goldman.

2003 – Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore is suspended after refusing to comply with a federal court order to remove a rock inscribed with the Ten Commandments from the lobby of the Alabama Supreme Court building.

2014 – 2nd Ebola death in Nigeria, Africa’s most populated country.

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