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

1912 – Massachusetts passes 1st US minimum wage law.

1917 – American men begin registering for the draft.

1934 – Dr Frederick Banting, co-discoverer of insulin, is knighted.

1942 – Battle of Midway begins; Japan’s 1st major defeat in WW 11.

1945 – 6th US Marine division occupies Orokoe Peninsula Okinawa.

1945 – US, Soviet Union, Britain and France agree to divide up occupied Germany.

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

1961 – US President John F. Kennedy and Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev meet at the Vienna Summit in Austria.

1964 – LA Dodger pitcher Sandy Koufax tosses his 3rd career no-hitter, beats Phillies, 3-0 in Philadelphia.

1967 – 19th Emmy Awards: “Mission Impossible”, “The Monkees”, Don Knotts & Lucille Ball win.

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 News Country Awards: Statler Brothers win.

1985 – Supreme Court strikes down Alabama “moment of silence” law.

1990 – Greyhound Bus files for bankruptcy.

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

1998 – Terry Nichols is sentenced to life in prison for his role in the Oklahoma City bombing.

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

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

2019 – Professional gambler James Holzhauer’s 32-game winning streak ends on “Jeopardy” just short of Ken Jenning’s record $2.52m earnings.

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