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This Day In History1732 – 1st known ad for “Poor Richards Almanack” (Pennsylvania Gazette)

1832 – John C. Calhoun becomes 1st VP to resign (differences with President Jackson)

1849 – M Jolly-Bellin discovers dry-cleaning, he accidentally upset lamp containing turpentine & oil on his clothing & sees cleaning effect.

1869 – William Finley Semple of Mount Vernon, Ohio, patents chewing gum.

1912 – 1st municipally owned streetcars take to the streets in San Francisco, California as SF Municipal Railway starts operation at Geary St. (MUNI)

1923 – George Bernard Shaw’s “St Joan” premieres in NYC.

1935 – WPA Federal Art Project Gallery opens in NYC.

1942 – Robert Sullivan becomes 1st pilot to fly Atlantic 100 times.

1945 – Congress officially recognizes “Pledge of Allegiance”

1948 – The DC-3 airliner NC16002 disappears 50 miles south of Miami, Florida.

1961 – Tennessee Williams’ “Night of the Iguana” premieres in NYC.

1964 – Principal filming on film “Doctor Zhivago” begins.

1969 – Neil Simon’s “Last of the Red Hot Lovers” premieres in NYC.

1973 – US President Nixon signs Endangered Species Act into law.

1973 – Akron Ohio’s Chamber of Commerce terminates itself from Soap Box Derby.

1980 – Mexico terminated fishing agreements with US.

1981 – 1st American test-tube baby, Elizabeth Jordan Carr is born in Norfolk, Virginia.

1993 – Dow Jones hits record 3793.49.

2000 – U.S. retail giant Montgomery Ward announces it is going out of business after 128 years.

2012 – Vladimir Putin signs into law a ban on US adoption of Russian children.

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