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This Day In History1676 – Nathaniel Bacon publishes “Declaration of People of Virginia”

1882 – Congress passes 1st law restricting immigration.

1900 – Firestone Tire & Rubber Company founded.

1921 – 1st aerial cropdusting (Troy, Ohio to kill caterpillars)

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

1941 – Gas (petroleum) sales limited in US.

1941 – Browns pitcher Johnny Niggling gets Joe DiMaggio in 4 at bats to stop DiMaggio’s streak of 74 games in reaching base.

1949 – Basketball Association of America & National Basketball League merge to form National Basketball Association (NBA).

1953 – Frank Blair becomes news anchor of Today Show.

1958 – The Billboard Hot 100 is founded.

1963 – Allan Sherman releases “Hello Mudda, Hello Fadda”

1974 – “Little Night Music” closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 601 performances.

1977 – Radio Shack issues a press release introducing TRS-80 computer 25 existed, within weeks thousands were ordered.

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”

1989 – Rickey Henderson sets AL mark of 50 steals in 9 seasons.

1992 – “Unforgiven” directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman and Morgan Freeman premiers in Los Angles (Best Picture 1993).

1996 – US General William F. Garrison accepts responsibility for outcome of the 1993 raid in Somalia, and retires from military service.

1997 – Garth Brooks performs a free concert in NYC’s Central Park for HBO.

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

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