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This Day in History for July 6

1785 – US Congress unanimously resolves the name of US currency to the “dollar” and adopts decimal coinage.

1798 – US law makes aliens “liable to be apprehended, restrained…..& removed as alien enemies.

1854 – 1st Republican state convention (Jackson, Michigan)

1885 – Louis Pasteur successfully tests an anti-rabies vaccine.

1898 – US Senate agrees to annex Hawaii.

1904 – The US Democratic party nominates little known New York Judge Alton B. Parker for presidential nominee – virtually assuring the election of Theodore Roosevelt.

1908 – Robert Peary’s expedition sails from NYC for north pole.

1928 – 1st all-talking motion picture shown in NY (Lights of NY)

1932 – 1st class postage back up to 3 cents from 2 cents.

1943 – US destroyer William D Porter {Willie Dee} launched.

1944 – World’s largest circus tent catches fire at Ringling Brother’s – Barnum & Bailey 2nd performance, 168 die (Hartford, Connecticut)

1945 – US President Harry Truman signs executive order establishing Medal of Freedom.

1957 – Harry S. Truman Library forms in Independence, Missouri.

1965 – Rock group “Jefferson Airplane” forms.

1970 – California passes 1st “no fault” divorce law.

1971 – White House Plumbers unit formed to plug news leaks.

1983 – Supreme Court rules retirement plans can’t pay women less.

1999 – U.S. Army private Barry Winchell dies from baseball-bat injuries inflicted in his sleep the previous day by fellow soldiers for his relationship with transgendered showgirl and former Navy combat medic Calpernia Addams.

2013 – 3 people are killed and 181 are injured after a Boeing 777 crash lands at San Francisco Airport.

2016 – Pokémon Go, the real-world mobile game by Niantic, is first released.

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