04/14/2024
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This Day In History1801 – Washington, D.C. placed under Congressional jurisdiction.

1813 – 1st federal vaccination legislation enacted.

1827 – 1st Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleans.

1860 – Abraham Lincoln makes a speech at Cooper Union in the city of New York that is largely responsible for his election to the Presidency.

1883 – Oscar Hammerstein patents 1st cigar-rolling machine.

1919 – American Association for Hard of Hearing forms (NYC)

1922 – US Supreme Court unanimously upholds 19th amendment to the US Constituent – women’s right to vote.

1939 – Supreme Court outlaws sit-down strikes.

1951 – 22nd amendment ratified, limiting US Presidents to 2 terms.

1966 – Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Davos won by Peggy Fleming of US.

1970 – NY Times (falsely) report US army has ended domestic surveillance.

1972 – US President Richard Nixon and Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai issue Shanghai Communique.

1974 – “People” magazine begins sales.

1975 – US House of Representatives pass $21.3 billion anti-recession tax-cut bill.

1984 – Carl Lewis jumps world record indoor (8,675m)

1985 – Farmers converge in Washington to demand economic relief.

1990 – Exxon Corp and Exxon Shipping are indicted on 5 criminal counts (Valdez)

1998 – Apple discontinues development of the Newton computer.

2012 – Wikileaks begins disclosing 5 million emails from private intelligence company Stratfor.

2018 – Jared Kushner, son-in-law of President Trump, has his top-secret security clearance at the White House downgraded.

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