This Day In History
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1895 – Henry Ford takes the 1st Ford through the streets of Detroit.

1912 – State of Massachusetts passes 1st minimum wage law.

1917 – Myrtle Cain born on this date to Marshall and Helen Cain, Bladenboro, NC.

1834 – Dr. Frederick Banting, co-discoverer of insulin, is knighted.

1940 – Winston Churchill’s speech “We shall fight on the seas and oceans”

1942 – Capitol Record Co. opens for business.

1944 – U505 becomes the first German submarine captured and boarded on high seas by the US Navy.

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

1961 – LPGA Western Open Women’s Golf, Belle Meade CC: Mary Lena Faulk wins by 6 strokes ahead of runner-up Betsy Rawls.

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

1964 – Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Sandy Koufax tosses his 3rd career no-hitter; beats Phillies, 3-0 in Philadelphia.

1970 – 43rd National Spelling Bee: Libby Childress wins by spelling croissant.

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

1984 – 18th Music City New Country Awards: Statler Brothers win.

1990 – Dr. Jack Kevorkian assist 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.

2007 – Designer Ralph Lauren is presented with the American Fashion Legend Award by Oprah Winfrey at the CFDA Awards in New York.

2016 – French Open Women’s Tennis: Garbine Muguraza of Spain beats Serena Williams 7-5, 6-4 to claim her first Grand Slam title.

2018 – President Donald Trump tweet’s “I have the absolute right to PARDON myself”

2019 – Former school security guard Scott Peterson arrested and charged with neglect of a child and culpable negligence for not confronting gunman during Parkland school massacre in a landmark case.