07/15/2024
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1905 – New York Giants future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Christy Mathewson throws his second no-hitter, beating the Chicago Cubs 1-0 at West Side Grounds in Chicago.

1917 – World War I: The deadliest German air raid on London is carried out by Gotha G.V bombers and results in 162 deaths, including 46 children, with 432 injuries.

1920 – United States Post Office says children cannot be sent by parcel post after various instances of it happening.

1927 – Ticker-tape parade welcomes aviator Charles A. Lindbergh to New York City.

1933 – Federal Home Owners Loan Corporation authorized.

1937 – New York Yankees’ Joe DiMaggio hits three consecutive home runs against St. Louis Browns.

1946 – First transcontinental round trip in one day between California and Maryland.

1959 – “Sammy Kaye Show” last airs on ABC-TV.

1965 – 19th Tony Awards: “The Subject Was Roses” (play) and “Fiddler on the Roof” (musical) win.

1967 – Thurgood Marshall nominated as first African American Supreme Court Justice.

1970 – The Beatles’ “Let it Be” album goes #1 and stays for 4 weeks.

1971 – The New York Times begins publishing excerpts from the Pentagon Papers, classified documents on the long history of the United States in Vietnam.

1977 – Convicted Martin Luther King assassin James Earl Ray is recaptured after escaping from Brushy Mountain Penitentiary in Petros, Tennessee on June 10.

1983 – NASA’s Pioneer 10 becomes the first man-made object to leave the solar system.

1994 – A jury in Anchorage, Alaska, blames recklessness by Exxon and Captain Joseph Hazelwood for the Exxon Valdez disaster, allowing victims of the oil spill to seek $15 billion in damages.

1997 – Jurors in Oklahoma City bombing trial sentence Timothy McVeigh to death.

2002 – Stanley Cup Final, Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, Michigan: Detroit Red Wings beat Carolina Hurricanes 3-1 for a 4-1 series win and their 10th title as Coach Scotty Bowman retires with a record ninth championship.

2012 – San Francisco Giants’ Matt Cain pitches first perfect game in the franchise’s history against the Houston Astros.

2017 – US Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before Senate Intelligence Committee and denies secretly meeting Russians.

2022 – New York Stock Exchange enters bear market territory (defined as falling 20% from the recent high set January 3) after the S&P falls 3.9%, amid fears of high inflation and a recession.

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