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This Day in History for July 3

1819 – 1st savings bank in US (Bank of Savings in NYC) opens its doors.

1839 – 1st state normal school in US opens, Lexington, Massachusetts, with 3 students.

1884 – Dow Jones publishes its 1st stock index, the Dow Jones Transportation Average.

1913 – Confederate veterans at the Great Reunion of 1913 reenacts Pickett’s Charge: upon reaching the high-water mark of the confederacy they are met by the outstretched hands of friendship from Union soldiers.

1929 – Dunlop Latex Development Laboratories made foam rubber.

1930 – US Veterans Administration created.

1938 – President Franklin Roosevelt dedicates the Eternal Light Peace Memorial and lights the eternal flame at Gettysburg Battlefield.

1947 – 252,288 people (record) pass through Grand Central Station, NYC.

1951 – PGA Championship Men’s Golf, Oakmont GC: Sam Snead beats Walter Burkemo, 7 & 6 for his 3rd PGA Championship title.

1952 – Puerto Rico’s constitution approved by US Congress.

1958 – “Andy Williams Show” premieres on ABC (later on CBS & NBC)

1966 – Atlanta Braves Tony Cloninger, 1st NL player and only pitcher to hit 2 grand slams in a MLB game (17-3 v San Francisco Giants)

1970 – Wimbledon Women’s Tennis: Margaret Court beats Billie Jean King 14-12, 11-9 for her third and final Wimbledon singles title, and 3rd leg of her successful Grand Slam.

1973 – Brothers Gaylord (Hall of Fame) and Jim Perry (3-time All Star) face each other for only time in MLB, Tigers beat Indians 5-4, Gaylord charged with loss.

1984 – Supreme Court rules Jaycees may be forced to admit women as members.

1985 – Tinker Bell’s first nightly flight at Walt Disney World Resort, Florida.

1989 – Movie “Batman” set record of quickest $100 million (10 days)

1997 – Mississippi becomes 1st state to settle tobacco suit.

2018 – US Justice and Education Departments rescind Obama affirmative action policies in college admissions.

2019 – US produces the most waste per head globally and recycles the least at 35% according to new research by Verisk Maplecroft. Germany recycles the most at 68%.

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