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1889 – Great Fire in Seattle destroys 25 downtown blocks..

1912 – The eruption of Novarupta in Alaska begins, the largest volcanic eruption of the 20th century.

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.

1932 – The Revenue Act of 1932 is enacted, creating the first gas tax in the United States, at a rate of 1 cent per US gallon sold.

1933 – US Employment Service created.

1942 – 1st nylon parachute jump (Hartford, Connecticut-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.

1951 – 1st Berlin International Film Festival opens.

1960 – “Steve Allen Show” last airs on NBC-TV.

1965 – The Rolling Stones release music single “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction”

1966 – NFL & AFL announce their merger.

1971 – Air West flight 706 collides with a US Marine Corps F-4B Phantom jet over Los Angeles killing 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.

1988 – George H.W. Bush makes campaign promise to support reparations for WW II to Japanese American internees (promise broken, May 1989.)

1998 – 130th Belmont: Gary Stevens aboard Victory Gallop wins in 2:29.

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

2019 – On 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, New York City’s police commissioner James O’Neill apologizes for his department’s actions during the 1969 raid on the Stonewall Inn.

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