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This Day In History1778 – Liberty Bell returns home to Philadelphia after the British departure.

1847 – New York & Boston linked by telegraph wires.

1867 – Bank of California opens doors.

1893 – Great stock crash on NY stock exchange.

1914 – US signs treaty of commerce with Ethiopia.

1934 – Federal Savings & Loan Association created.

1950 – US sends 35 military advisors to South Vietnam.

1950 – North Korean troops reach Seoul, UN asks members to aid South Korea, Harry Truman orders US Air Force & Navy into Korean conflict.

1955 – 1st automobile seat belt legislation enacted (Illinois)

1957 – Hurricane Audrey kills 526 in Louisiana & Texas.

1962 – Ross Perot begins Electronic Data Systems.

1964 – “New Phil Silvers Show” last airs on CBS-TV.

1973 – John W. Dean tells Watergate Committee about Nixon’s “enemies list”

1974 – “Flip Wilson Show” last airs on NBC-TV.

1980 – US revives draft registration.

1988 – Mike Tyson KOs Michael Spink in 91 seconds, in Atlantic City ($67m)

1993 – NY Met pitcher Anthony Young loses record 24th straight game.

2003 – The United States National Do Not Call Registry, formed to combat unwanted telemarketing calls and administered by the Federal Trade Commission, enrolls almost three-quarters of a million phone numbers on its first day.

2008 – Bill Gates steps down as Chairman of Microsoft Corporation to work full time for the Bill Gates & Melinda Gates Foundation.

2017 – Mark Zuckerberg announces Facebook has reached 2 billion monthly users.