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This Day In History1786 – US Congress adopts silver dollar & decimal system of money.

1844 – Brigham Young chosen as head of Mormon Church following the death of Joseph Smith.

1854 – Smith & Wesson patents metal bullet cartridges.

1910 – The US Army installs the first tricycle landing gear on the Army’s Wright Flyer.

1911 – The millionth patent is filed in the United States Patent Office by Francis Holder for a tubeless vehicle tire.

1925 – 1st national march of Ku Klux Klan (200,000) in Washington, D.C.

1937 – Bonneville Dam on Columbia River begins producing power.

1943 – US amphibians land at St. Agata on North coast of Sicily.

1950 – Abe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA All-American Golf Open.

1960 – “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini” hits #1.

1963 – Kingsmen release “Louie, Louie”, radio stations label it obscene.

1970 – NY Yankees honor Casey Stengal, retiring his number 37.

1973 – US Vice President Spiro Agnew says reports he took kickbacks are “damned lies” from government contracts in Maryland. Vowed not to resign.

1974 – US President Richard Nixon announces he will resign at 12pm the next day.

1982 – 64th PGA Championship: Ray Floyd shoots a 272 at Southern Hills, Tulsa.

1988 – 9th U.S. Senior Golf Open: Gary Player.

1988 – Renovated Central Park Zoo reopens after 4 years.

1990 – Carlton Fisk ties Johnny Bench hitting 327 HRs as a catcher.

2004 – John Elway is inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

2013 – Ben Bradlee is named as a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama.

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