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1882 – Electric iron patented by Henry W Seely, NYC.

1904 – National Tuberculosis Association, Atlantic City, New Jersey.

1923 – Gangster Albert Anastasia is convicted of illegal possession of a firearm and sentenced to two years in prison.

1925 – Walter Chrysler founds automobile manufacturer Chrysler Corporation.

1931 – “There Ought To Be A Moonlight Saving Time” by Guy Lombardo hits #1.

1933 – US Employment Service created.

1942 – 1st nylon parachute jump (Hartford Ct-Adeline Gray)

1944 – Operation Overload: As part of the D-Day landings, the 82nd Airborne Division arrives at the French town of Sainte-Mere-Eglise.

1960 – Roy Orbison releases “Only the Lonely”

1966 – Civil rights activist James Meredith wounded by white sniper in Mississippi.

1968 – Senator Robert Kennedy dies from his wounds after he was shot the previous night.

1971 – Air West flight 706 collides with a US Marine Corps F-4B Phantom jet over Los Angeles killing all 49 aboard the DC-6 and the pilot of the F-4B.

1977 – “Washington Post” reports US has developed neutron bomb.

1983 – 17th Music City News Country Awards: Marty Robbins & Roy Acuff win.

1991 – Albert Belle is shipped to minors for not running out a ground ball.

1998 – TV sitcom “Sex and the City” premieres in the US on HBO, starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon.

2005 – The United States Supreme Court votes to ban medical marijuana in Gonzales v. Raich.

2017 – Scooter Gennett hits four home runs in Cincinnati Reds 13-1 victory at home against St. Louis Cardinals, 17th player to do so.

2018 – LeBron James eclipses Michael Jordan’s record (109) for most 30-point games in NBA playoff history in Cleveland Cavaliers’ 110-102 Game 3 Finals loss to Golden State Warriors.

2019 – On 59th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, New York City’s police commissioner James O’Neill apologizes for his department’s action during the 1969 raid on the Stonewall Inn.

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