04/21/2024
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This Day In History1858 – Abraham Lincoln says “A house divided against itself cannot stand” accepting Illinois Republican Party’s nomination for the Senate.

1897 – A treaty annexing the Republic of Hawaii to the United States is signed; the Republic would not be dissolved until a year later.

1903 – Ford Motors under Henry Ford incorporates.

1903 – Pepsi Cola company forms.

1909 – 1st US airplane sold commercially, by Glenn Curtiss for $5,000.

1909 – Jim Thorpe makes his pro baseball pitching debut for Rocky Mount (ECL) with 4-2 win, his will cause him to forfeit his Olympic medals.

1922 – Henry Berliner demonstrates his helicopter to US Bureau of Aeronautics.

1933 – US Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) created.

1935 – US Congress accepts FDR’s “New Deal”

1941 – 1st federally owned airport opened Washington, D.C.

1947 – 1st network news-Dumont’s “News from Washington”

1956 – 56th US Golf Open: Cary Middlecoff shoots a 281 at Oak Hill, CC NY.

1961 – Discoverer 25 launched.

1966 – Rowan & Martin host The Dean Martin Show, Summer Series, on NBC-TV.

1975 – Supreme Court rules uniform minimum legal fees are a violation.

1984 – Edwin Moses wins his 100h consecutive 400-meter hurdles race.

1991 – Otis Nixon steals NL record 6 bases in 1 day.

2008 – 108th US Golf Open: Tiger Woods shoots a 283 at Torrey Pines CC, California.

2016 – Philadelphia is the first US state to pass a tax on sweetened drinks.

2017 – Amazon announces it is buying Whole Foods for $13.7 billion.

2017 – US President Donald Trump reinstates Cuban travel and business restrictions after they were loosened by President Obama.

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