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This Day In History1773 – First public museum established in North American colonies (Charleston, SC)

1803 – US Senate approves Thomas Jefferson’s nomination of James Monroe and Robert Livingston to negotiate purchase of New Orleans from France.

1839 – Anthracite coal 1st used to smelt iron, Mauch Chunk, Pennsylvania.

1865 – Union fleet bombs Fort Fisher, NC.

1896 – 1st X-ray photo in US (Dr. Henry Smith, Davidson, NC)

1906 – 1st time Dow Jones closes above 100 (100.26)

1915 – US House of Representatives rejects proposal to give women right to vote.

1932 – Philip Barry’s “Animal Kingdom” premieres in NYC.

1943 – Frankfurters replaced by Victory Sausages (mix of meat & soy meal)

1956 – FBI arrests 6 members of the Great Brink’s robbery gang, 6 days before statute of limitations runs out.

1959 – American record company Motown is founded by Berry Gordy, Jr. as Tamla Records.

1962 – Operation Chopper begins, America’s first combat mission in the Vietnam War.

1966 – LBJ says US should stay in South Vietnam until communist aggression ends.

1971 – US Federal grand jury indicts Rev. Philip Berrigan & 5 others, including a nun & 2 priests, on charges of plotting to kidnap Henry Kissinger.

1972 – Detroit Tigers sign a lease to build a $126M domed stadium (doesn’t happen)

1975 – Chrysler Corp offers 1st car rebates.

1991 – US Congress gives George H.W. Bush authority to wage war against Iraq.

1994 – Malcolm X’s daughter arrested for plotting Louis Farrakham’s murder.

2005 – Deep Impact (space mission) launches from Cape Canaveral on a Delta 2 rocket.

2017 – US President Barack Obama in surprise presentation awards Vice President Joe Biden with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

2017 – Justin Thomas (23) becomes the youngest player to shoot a sub-60 round of 59 in the opening round of the Sony Open at Waialae CC in Hawaii, he also wins the tournament.