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This Day in History for June 4

1825 – Unseasonable hurricane hits NYC.

1896 – Henry Ford takes his 1st Ford through streets of Detroit.

1912 – Massachusetts passes 1st US minimum wage law.

1917 – American men begin registering for the draft.

1927 – Johnny Weissmuller set swim records in 100-yard & 200-yard free-style.

1934 – Dr. Fredrick Banting, co-discoverer of Insulin, is knighted.

1942 – Capitol Record Co. opens for business.

1942 – “Mrs Miniver” based on novel by Jan Struther, directed by William Wyler and starring Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon is released in the US (Best Picture 1943).

1947 – US House of Representatives approves Taft-Hartley Act.

1955 – “Mickey Rooney Show” TV comedy last airs on NBC.

1964 – LA Dodger Sandy Koufax 3rd no-hitter beats Philadelphia Phillies, 3-0.

1968 – Don Drysdale pitches his 6th straight shutout, en routs to 58 innings.

1973 – A patent for the ATM is granted to Don Wetzel, Tom Barnes and George Chastain.

1975 – Oldest animal fossils in US discovered in North Carolina.

1984 – 18th Music City Country Awards: Statler Brothers

1990 – Dr. Jack Kevorkian assists an Oregon woman to commit suicide, beginning a national debate over the right to die.

1997 – UN Security renews its “oil-for-food” initiative whereby Iraq may sell $2 billion worth of oil to buy food, medicine and other necessities to alleviate civilian suffering under the sanctions imposed when it invaded Kuwait in 1990.

2012 – US drone attack kills 15 militants in Pakistan, including high ranking al-Qaeda official Abu Yahya al-Libi.

2018 – Former US President Bill Clinton and James Patterson publish a thriller novel “The President is Missing” together.

2018 – US President Donald Trump tweets “I have the absolute right to PARDON myself”

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