06/23/2024
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This Day In History1619 – 38 colonist from Berkeley Parish, England disembark in Virginia and give thanks to God, considered by many the first Thanksgiving in the Americas.

1816 – James Monroe is elected to become the 5th President of the United States, defeating Rufus King of the Federalist Party.

1843 – Manila paper (made from sails, canvas and rope) patented in Massachusetts.

1881 – The first edition of the Los Angeles Times is published.

1915 – Frank Friday Fletcher is first US admiral to receive Congressional Medal of Honor.

1918 – US President Woodrow Wilson sails for Versailles Peace Conference in France, 1st President to travel outside US while in office.

1933 – FDR creates Federal Alcohol Control Administration.

1942 – FDR orders dismantling of Works Progress Administration.

1945 – Senate approves US participation in United Nations.

1954 – The first Burger King is opened in Miami, Florida, USA.

1965 – 2 passenger planes collide above Danbury, Connecticut, 4 die.

1965 – Gemini 7 launched with Frank Borman and Jim Lovell.

1970 – Unemployment in US increases to 5.8%.

1978 – Dianne Feinstein is named as San Francisco’s 1st female and Jewish mayor.

1981 – Reagan Executive Order on Intelligence (No 12333) that allows CIA to engage in domestic counter-intelligence.

1986 – US launches its Fleet Satellite Communications System (Fitsatcom-7)

1990 – Due to Persian Gulf crisis gas hits $1.60 per gallon price in NYC.

1992 – Somali Civil War: President George H.W. Bush orders 28,000 US troops to Somalia.

2014 – The United Nations warns that the world is on course for the warmest year since records began.

2017 – US Supreme allows President Trump’s travel ban to come into effect for 6 mostly Muslim countries.

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