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This Day In History1773 – 1st schoolhouse west of Allegheny Mountains completed, Schoenbrunn, Ohio.

1847 – Cumberland School of Law founded in Lebanon, Tennessee, USA. At the end of 1847, only 15 law schools exist in the United States.

1864 – American Civil War: Confederate spy Belle Boyd is arrested by Union troops and detained at the Old Capitol Prison in Washington, D.C.

1907 – Sir Robert Baden-Powell forms Boy Scouts in England.

1914 – 1st transcontinental phone link made between New York City and San Francisco.

1927 – 1st iron lung installed (Bellevue hospital, NY)

1928 – Test footage first created for Walt Disney’s “Steamboat Willie” with Mickey Mouse.

1936 – RCA shows 1st real TV program (dancing, film on locomotives, Bonwit Teller fashion show and monologue from Tobacco Road & comedy)

1938 – Comic strip “Dennis the Menace,” first appears.

1945 – After delivering the Atomic Bomb across the Pacific, the cruiser USS Indianapolis is torpedoed and sunk by a Japanese submarine.

1952 – 1st nonstop transpacific flight by a jet.

1961 – Phillies lose 1st of 23 straight games.

1976 – In New York City, the “Son of Sam” kills one person and seriously wounds another in first of a series of attacks.

1987 – Ben & Jerry’s and Jerry Garcia agree on a new flavor, Cherry Garcia.

1988 – FDIC bails out 1st Republic Bank, Dallas, with $4 billion.

1990 – Boston Red Sox set major league record with 12 doubles in a game.

1995 – Monica Seles beats Martina Navratilova in her return to tennis.

1995 – Carolina Panthers beat Jacksonville Jaguars in their 1st NFL exhibition game 20-14.

2005 – Astronomers announce their discovery of dwarf of planet Eris.

2015 – Microsoft launches Windows 10.

2016 – Hillary Clinton accepts the Democratic nomination for US President at Democratic convention in Philadelphia – first woman by a major US party.

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