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1854 – Steamship San Francisco wrecked off US eastern seaboard, 300 die.

1886 – “Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde” by Robert Louis Stevenson published by Longmans, Green & Co.

1914 – Ford Motor Co wages jump from $2.40/9 hour workday to $5.08/8 hour day.

1925 – Nellie Taylor Ross became governor of Wyoming, 1st female governor in USA.

1930 – Bonnie Parker meets Clyde Barrow for the first time at Clarence Clay’s house.

1940 – FCC hears 1st transmission of FM radio with clear, static free signal.

1946 – “Show Boat” opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 417 performances.

1949 – US President Harry Truman labels his administration the “Fair Deal”

1952 – British Prime Minister Winston Churchill makes an official visit to the US.

1957 – US President Eisenhower asks Congress to send troops to the Middle East.

1959 – “Bozo the Clown” live children’s show premieres on TV.

1968 – Dr Benjamin Spock indicted for conspiring to violate draft law.

1969 – Creedence Clearwater Revival release their second album “Bayou Country”, featuring singles “Good Golly, Miss Molly” and “Proud Mary”

1972 – US President Nixon signs a bill for NASA to begin research on a manned space shuttle.

1989 – Baseball signs $400M with ESPN, showing 175 games in 1990.

1993 – Washington state executes Westley Allan Dodd by hanging (first legal hanging in American since 1965)

2001 – A report reveals that doctor and former GP Harold Shipment has potentially killed hundreds of patients.

2007 – Bill Cowher resigns as head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

2018 – “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” by Michael Wolff is published by Henry Holt and Company.