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1664 – English colonize Connecticut.

1791 – US Bill of Rights ratified when Virginia gives its approval, becomes amendments 1-10 of the US constitution.

1854 – 1st street-cleaning machine in US 1st used in Philadelphia.

1917 – World War I: An armistice is reached between the new Russian Bolshevik government and the Central Powers.

1925 – 1st road with a depressed trough (Texas) opens to traffic.

1939 – 1st commercial manufacture of nylon yarn in Seaford, Delaware.

1941 – USS Swordfish becomes 1st US sub to sink a Japanese ship.

1941 – The American Federation of Labor (AFL) adopts a no-strike policy in war industries.

1944 – US Congress gives General Eisenhower his 5th star.

1952 – Christine Jorgenson is the first known American to undergo a sex-change operation.

1954 – Fordham University scraps football team for financial reasons.

1959 – Everly Brothers record “Let It Be Me”

1964 – 1st time 4 people in space.

1967 – Joe Garagiola joins “Today” show panel.

1973 – American Psychiatric Association declares homosexuality is not a mental illness.

1982 – Roy Williams, Teamsters pres, & 4 others convicted of bribery.

1986 – Carnegie Hall reopens after a $50 million facelift.

2005 – Introduction of the F-22 Raptor into USAF active service.

2009 – Boeing’s new 787 Dreamliner makes its maiden flight from Seattle, Washington.

2015 – Mayor of Flint, Michigan declares state of emergency over contaminated water supplies amid calls for a criminal investigation.

2016 – White supremacist Dylan Roof is found guilty of the Charleston Church Massacre which killed 9.