05/22/2024
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This Day In History1753 – George Washington becomes a master mason.

1790 – US Coast Guard founded as Revenue Cutter Service.

1821 – 1st edition of Saturday Evening Post (published until 1969).

1862 – US government collects its 1st income tax.

1914 – US declares neutrality on the outbreak of WWI.

1925 – US marines leave Nicaragua after 13-year occupation.

1945 – Golfer Byron Nelson records most tournament wins (18) in a season.

1948 – 5 day Southern States filibuster succeeds in maintaining America’s poll tax.

1955 – President Eisenhower authorizes $46 million for construction of CIA headquarters.

1956 – Elvis Presley releases “Hound Dog”.

1958 – Dumont TV Network crumbles.

1968 – 100,000 attend Newport Pop Festival, Costa Mesa, California.

1972 – Arthur Bremer jailed for 63 years for shooting Alabama Governor George Wallace.

1977 – US President Carter establishes Department of Energy.

1983 – Danielle Steel’s romance novel “Thurston House” is published.

1985 – “Dreamgirls” closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 1522 performances.

1994 – Truck carrying millions of bees overturns on NY parkway.

1996 – 26th Olympic games closes at Atlanta, Georgia.

2009 – Kim Jong-iI meets former President Bill Clinton. He pardons and releases captured American journalists Euna Lee and Laura Ling who were found guilty of entering the country illegally.

2015 – Robert Downey, Jr. named the world’s highest paid actor by Forbes Magazine (earning $80M). 4 non-Hollywood actors make the top 10.

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