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This Day in History for July 8

1797 – 1st US Senator (William Blount of Tennessee) expelled by impeachment.

1835 – Liberty Bell cracks (again).

1870 – Governor Holden of North Carolina declares Caswell County to be in a state of insurrection.

1889 – Wall Street Journal begins publishing.

1907 – Florenz Ziegfeld staged 1st ‘Follies’ on NY Theater roof.

1923 – Warren G. Harding becomes first sitting US President to visit Alaska (Metlakahtla)

1932 – Depression at low point of Dow Jones Industrial Average, 41.22.

1943 – US invasion fleet passes Bizerta Tunisa.

1946 – Baseball grants $5,000 minimum salary.

1950 – General Douglas MacArthur named commander-in-chief of UN forces in Korea.

1963 – Reports of Charlie Finley’s intention to move KC A’s to Oakland.

1963 – US bans all monetary transactions with Cuba.

1972 – US sells grain to USSR for $750 million.

1980 – All Star MVP: Ken Griffey (Cincinnati Reds)

1984 – Wimbledon Men’s Tennis: John McEnroe defends his crown, thrashing fellow American Jimmy Conners 6-1,6-1, 6-2.

1990 – 12:34:56 on 7/8/90 (1234567890)

1994 – Preliminary trial rules there is enough evidence to try O.J. Simpson.

2008 – American businessman T. Boone Pickens announces his “Pickens Plan”, an energy policy that moves away from imported oil.

2010 – During 1st round of the John Deere Classic, Paul Goydos becomes the 4th, and oldest player in PGA Tour history to shoot 59; round included 12 birdies and 6 pars.

2019 – US financier Jeffrey Epstein indicted on further charges of sex trafficking of minors.

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