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1833 – Ada Lovelace (future 1st computer programmer) meets Charles Babbage.

1861 – Federal marshals seize arms and gunpowder at DuPont works, DE.

1884 – William Sherman refuses Republican presidential nomination saying “I will not accept if nominated & will not serve if elected”

1912 – US marines invade Caimanera, Cuba.

1917 – 10 million US men begin registering for draft in WWI.

1933 – US drops the Gold Standard when Congress enacts a joint resolution nullifying creditors right to demand payment in gold.

1937 – Henry Ford initiates a 32 hour work week.

1942 – USA declares war on Bulgaria, Hungary & Romania.

1950 – US Supreme Court undermines legal foundations of segregation.

1964 – Rolling Stones 1st US concert tour (with Bobby Goldsboro & Bobby Vee) debuts in San Bernadino, California.

1972 – “If You Had Wings” ride opens at Walt Disney World.

1981 – AIDS epidemic officially begins when US Centers for Disease Control reports on pneumonia affecting five homosexual men in Los Angeles.

1991 – Space Shuttle STS 40 (Columbia 12) launched.

1998 – A strike begins at the General Motors parts factory in Flint, Michigan, that quickly spreads to five other assembly plants (the strike lasted seven weeks)

2001 – U.S. Senator Jim Jeffords leaves the Republican Party, an act which shifts control of the United States Senate from the Republicans to the Democratic Party.

2012 – American gubernatorial recall election is held in Wisconsin. Governor Scott Walker wins and becomes the first governor to survive a recall election.

2013 – The first article based on NSA leaked documents by Edward Snowden are published b the Guardian Newspaper in the UK.

2018 – Harvey Weinstein pleads not guilty to rape and sexual assault charges in court in New York.

2019 – Ohio doctor William Husel charged with 25 counts of murder for prescribing potentially fatal doses of opioids in Franklin County.

2021 – 153rd Belmont Stakes: 2-1 favorite Essential Quality wins with Luis Saez aboard.