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This Day in History for August 3

1882 – US Congress passes 1st law restricting immigration.

1900 – Firestone Tire and Rubber Company founded.

1921 – 1st aerial crop dusting in Troy, Ohio, to kill caterpillars.

1923 – Vice President Calvin Coolidge becomes 30th US President upon death of President Warren G. Harding.

1948 – Negro League veteran pitcher Satchel Paige debuts for Cleveland after controversial signing, goes 7 innings in 5-3 win v Washington.

1955 – Hurricane Connie begins pounding US for 11 days.

1958 – The Billboard Hot 100 is founded.

1960 – Lee Petty and his sons, Richard & Maurice race against each other for the first and only time at Dixie Speedway in Birmingham, Alabama: Richard 2nd, Lee 3rd.

1963 – Allan Sherman releases “Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh”

1967 – 45,000 US soldiers sent to Vietnam.

1972 – US Senate ratifies the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty with the Soviet Union to limit the use of missile systems capable of defending against missile-delivered nuclear weapons.

1977 – Radio Shack issues a press release introducing the TRS-80 computer, within weeks thousands were ordered.

1979 – Sam Snead, at 67 years, 2 months and 7 days sets the record for the oldest player to make the cut in a major – PGA Championship at Oakland Hills CC.

1981 – 13,000 Air Traffic Controllers (PATCO) begin their strike: US President Ronald Reagan offers ultimatum to workers: ‘If they do not report for work within 48 hours, they have forfeited their jobs and will be terminated’

1992 – “Unforgiven” directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman and Morgan Freeman premieres in Los Angeles (Academy Awards Best Picture 1993)

2001 – US President George W. Bush signs into law the Iran and Libya Sanctions Act (ILSA) Extension Act of 2001.

2004 – The pedestal of the Statue of Liberty reopens after being closed since the September 11, 2001.

2012 – American super-swimmer Michael Phelps wins the 100m butterfly in London to take his all-time Olympic gold medal tally to a record 17.

2015 – US President Obama unveils his Clean Power Plan to cut greenhouse gases.

2019 – Suspected domestic terrorist shoots and kills 22 and injures 24 at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas.

2019 – Gunman kills nine and injures 27 at a bar in Dayton, Ohio, in 2nd mass shooting in 24 hours in the US.

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