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This Day In History1825 – House of Representatives elects John Quincy Adams 6th US president.

1870 – US Army establishes US National Weather Service.

1889 – The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is established as a Cabinet-level agency.

1891 – 1st shipment of asparagus arrives in San Francisco from Sacramento.

1909 – 1st federal legislation prohibiting narcotics (opium)

1918 – US Army chaplain school organizes at Ft Monroe, Virginia.

1932 – US airship Columbia crashes during storm (Flushing, NY)

1942 – Daylight Savings War Time goes into effect in US.

1943 – FDR orders minimal 48 hour work week in war industry.

1947 – Bank robber Willie Sutton escapes jail in Philadelphia.

1950 – Senator Joseph McCarthy charges State Department infested with 205 communists.

1955 – US federations of trade unions merge into AFL/CIO.

1964 – GI Joe character created.

1969 – 1st flight of the Boeing 747 jumbo jet.

1987 – Former national security adviser Robert McFarlane attempts suicide.

1991 – Wally Joyner wins record $2.1 million salary arbitration.

1998 – 6th ESPY Awards: Ken Griffey, Jr. & Mia Hamm win.

2001 – American submarine USS Greeneville accidently strikes and sinks the Ehime-Maru, a Japanese training vessel operated by the Uwajima Fishery High School; nine of the Ehime-Maru’s crew members were killed, including four high school students.

2016 – US primary elections: New Hampshire Primary, In Republican race Donald Trump wins (35%), John Kasich 2nd (16%), and Bernie Sanders (60%) defeats Hillary Clinton (38%) in Democratic race.

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