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This Day in History for June 1

This Day In History1638 – 1st earthquake recorded in US, at Plymouth, Mass.

1789 – 1st US congressional act becomes law (on administering oaths).

1813 – Capt. John Lawrence utters Navy motto “Don’t give up the ship”.

1862 – Slavery abolished in all US possessions.

1869 – Thomas Edison granted his first patent for an electric vote machine (US Patent 90,646).

1890 – US census at 62,622,250.

1911 – 1st US group insurance policy written, Passaic, NJ.

1925 – Lou Gehrig replaces Wally Pip (1st of record 2130 consecutive games).

1938 – Protective baseball helmets 1st worn by batters.

1947 – Photosensitive glass developed.

1961 – FM multiplex stereo broadcasting 1st heard.

1967 – Beatles release “Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” in the US, goes on to spend 15 weeks at number one.

1968 – Simon & Garfunkel’s “Mrs Robinson” hits #1.

1970 – “Everything is Beautiful” by Ray Stevens hits #1.

1971 – Ed Sullivan’s final TV show on CBS.

1980 – 1st transmission of CNN, the Cable News Network.

1994 – FX Channel, Cable Network, debuts.

2005 – The longest oil/natural gas explosion in the Houston, Texas area occurs in Crosby, Texas.  The drill was owned by the Louisiana Oil and Gas Company.

2007 – Jack Kevorkian is released from prison after serving eight years of his 10-25 year prison term for second-degree murder in the 1998 death of Thomas Youk, 52, of Oakland, Michigan.

2009 – General Motors files for chapter 11 bankruptcy.  It is the fourth largest United States bankruptcy in history.

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