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This Day in History for July 20

This Day In History1858 – Fee 1st charged to see a baseball game (50 cents) (NY beats Brooklyn 22-18).

1868 – 1st use of tax stamps on cigarettes.

1894 – 2000 federal troops recalled from Chicago, having ended Pullman strike.

1921 – Congresswoman Alice Mary Robertson becomes the first woman to preside over the US House of Representatives.

1926 – A convention of the Methodist Church votes to allow women to become priests.

1935 – 1st broadcast of “Gang Busters” on NBC-radio.

1940 – Billboard publishes its 1st singles record chart (#1 is “I’ll Never Smile Again” by Tommy Dorsey).

1944 – US Joint Chiefs of Staff question Admiral Chester Nimitz over the landing on Gilbert Island.

1950 – “Arthur Murray Party” premieres on ABC-TV (later Dumont, CBS, NBC).

1956 – Yankee pitcher Whitey Ford ties AL record of 6 straight strike-outs.

1964 – 1st surfin’ record to go #1-Jan & Dean’s “Surf City”.

1969 – 1st Moon Landing: Neill Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin from Apollo 11, 530 million watch live global broadcast.

1975 – India expels three reporters from The Times, The Daily Telegraph, and Newsweek because they refused to sign a pledge to abide by government censorship.

1976 – Hank Aaron hits 755th & last home run off Angels Dick Drago.

1976 – Vietnam War: The US military completes its troop withdrawal from Thailand.

1984 – Vanessa Williams is asked to resign as Miss America.

1994 – O.J. Simpson offers $500,000 reward for evidence of ex-wife’s killer.

2003 – 132nd British Golf Open: Ben Curtis shoots a 283 at Royal St. George’s Golf Club.

2014 – 143rd British Golf Open: Rory McIlory shoots a 271 at Royal Liverpool Golf Club.

2015 – 144th British Golf Open: American Zach Johnson wins in a four-hole play-off (-1) at St. Andrews.

2015 – Hacker group the Impact Team announce they have hacked married dating site Ashley Madison.

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