• 1:27 am This Day in History for May 19
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This Day In History1789 – 1st US electoral college chooses George Washington as President and John Adams as Vice-President.

1824 – J W Goodrich introduces rubber galoshes to public.

1847 – 1st US telegraph company established in Maryland.

1849 – University of Wisconsin begins in 1 room with 20 students.

1887 – Interstate Commerce Act authorizes federal regulation of railroads.

1914 – US Congress approves Burnett-anti-immigration law.

1930 – 1st tireless, soundless, shockless streetcar tracks, New Orleans.

1941 – United Service Organization (USO) founded.

1942 – Clinton Pierce becomes 1st US general wounded in action in WW II.

1956 – American League plans to test automatic intentional walk during spring training.

1957 – 1st electric portable typewriter placed on sale (Syracuse, NY)

1964 – FAA begins 6 month test of reaction to sonic booms over Oklahoma City.

1971 – British car maker Rolls Royce declared itself bankrupt.

1971 – The NASDAQ stock exchange, the second-largest in the world – behind the New York Stock Exchange – is founded in New York City.

1976 – US Federal Judge Oliver upholds Seitz’s decision on Andy Messersmith free agency.

1983 – US male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Hamilton.

1987 – US President Reagan’s veto of Clean Water Act is overridden by Congress.

1991 – Alex Trebek becomes first person to host three American game shows at the same time (Jeopardy, Classic Concentration, To Tell The Truth)

2004 – Mark Zuckerberg launches Facebook form his Harvard dormitory room.

2014 – Satya Nadella succeeds Steve Ballmer as CEO of Microsoft.