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This Day In History1758 – New Jersey Legislature forms 1st Indian reservation.

1831 – Michael Faraday demonstrates 1st electric transformer.

1854 – Self-governing windmill patented (Daniel Halladay).

1898 – The Goodyear tire company is founded.

1914 – Arizonian is 1st vessel to arrive in San Francisco via Panama Canal.

1925 – After a night on the town, Babe Ruth shows up late for batting practice, Miller Huggins suspends Ruth & slaps a $5,000 fine on him.

1932 – United Cigar Stores shuts 800 shops.

1945 – Gen. MacArthur named Supreme Commander of Allied Powers in Japan.

1957 – Strom Thurmond (Sen-D-SC) ends 24 hour filibuster against civil rights, Congress passes Civil Rights Act of 1957.

1964 – “Funny Thing Happened” closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 965 performances.

1964 – Walt Disney’s “Mary Poppins” directed by Robert Stevenson and starring Julie Andrews and Dick van Dyke is released.

1966 – The Beatles’ last public concert (Candlestick Park, SF).

1967 – Final TV episode of “The Fugitive” starring David Janssen watched by 78 million people.

1977 – St. Louis Cardinal Lou Brock eclipses Ty Cobb’s 49-year-old career stolen bases record at 893 as Padres win 4-3.

1982 – Steve Miller’s “Abracadabra” hits #1.

1990 – Saddam Hussein declares America can’t beat Iraq.

2004 – 28th Olympic Games closes at Athens, Greece.

2005 – Hurricane Katrina makes its 2nd landfall as a category 3 hurricane devastating much of the U.S. Gulf Coast from Louisiana to Florida Panhandle. Kills more than 1,836, causes over $115 billion in damage.

2014 – Riots break out in Guinea following rumors that health workers are deliberately transmitting the Ebola virus to locals.

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