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1628 – 1st deportation from what is now US, Thomas Morton from Mass.



1732 – Royal charter for Georgia granted to James Oglethorpe.



1802 – US Academy at West Point founded.



1822 – Charles Graham patents false teeth.



1856 – 500 Mormons leave Iowa City, Iowa and head west for Salt Lake City, Utah carrying all their possessions in two-wheeled handcarts.



1969 – Charles Elmer Hires sells his1st root beer (Phila)



1909 – Alice Huyler Ramsey, a 22-year-old housewife and mother from Hackensack, New Jersey, becomes the first woman to drive across the USA, driving a Maxwell automobile 3,800 miles from Manhattan to San Francisco in 59 days with three non-driving female companions.



1922 – First ringing of the Harkness Memorial Chime at Yale University.



1923 – Brinks unveils 1st armored security vans.



1931 – 1st showing of a Donald Duck cartoon.



1943 – “Pay-as-you-go” (withholding) US income tax deductions authorized.



1953 – “Milton Berle Show/Texaco Star Theater” last airs on NBC-TV.



1955 – 100 degrees F – Hottest day in Seattle, Washington.



1958 – “Purple People Eater” by Sheb Wooley hits #1.



1963 – Equal Pay Act enacted.



1975 – Tony Orlando & Dawn receives gold record for “He Don’t Love You”



1984 – Donald Duck’s 50th birthday celebrated at Disneyland.



1991 – 90th Women’s French Open; Monica Seles beats Arantxa Sanchez Vicario (6-3, 6-4)



2013 – Edward Snowden publically makes his identity known as the leaker of NSA documents.





2014 – Laverne Cox becomes the first transgender person to appear on the cover of “TIME” Magazine.