06/13/2024
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1781 – Continental Congress officially adopts the Articles of Confederation, the final constitution of the United States of America, after ratification by the 13th state, Maryland.

1873 – E. Remington and Sons in Ilion, New York begins production of the first practical typewriter.

1909 – First university school of nursing established in the United States at the University of Minnesota.

1912 – U.S. Army Captain Albert Berry performs first attached-type parachute jump from an airplane.

1917 – First federal land bank chartered in the United States.

1928 – Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra record “Ol’ Man River” featuring Bing Crosby for Victor Records.

1932 – The “Lindbergh kidnapping”: 20-month-old son of Charles and Anne Lindbergh kidnapped from home in East Amwell, New Jersey. He was found dead May 12.

1937 – US Steel raises workers’ wages to $5 a day.

1947 – Major League Baseball’s Cleveland Indians owner Bill Veeck sets up spring training camp in racially tolerant Phoenix, Arizona in anticipation of signing the team’s first black players. Larry Doby is first acquisition later in the season.

1956 – “Crazy Arms” single released by Ray Price. It’s his first No. 1. It was Billboard Song of the Year.

1962 – Kresge Corporation opens the first Kmart store in Garden City, Michigan.

1969 – New York Yankees legend Mickey Mantle announces his retirement due to persistent knee injuries. He finishes an 18-season career with 536 home runs and .298 batting average.

1974 – Watergate grand jury indicts 7 presidential aides.

1982 – New York Times raises its price from 25 cents to 30 cents.

1988 – Edmonton’s Wayne Gretzky picks up a first period assist in Oilers’ 5-3 win over the Los Angeles Kings to move ahead of Gordie Howe as NHL’s all time leader in career assists. Howe had 1,049 assists in 26 years. Gretzky now at 1,050 in 9 years.

1996 – Atlanta’s Lenny Wilkens becomes first coach in NBA history to reach 1,000 career victories when the Hawks beat Cleveland Cavaliers 74-68.

2001 – Carolina center Ron Francis scores a goal on his 38th birthday in Hurricanes’ 3-1 win over New York Islanders to become only the second player in National Hockey League history to score 50+ points for 20 straight seasons.

2007 – Tornadoes swarm across the southern United States, killing at least 20. Eight of the deaths were at a high school in Enterprise, Alabama.

2014 – President Barack Obama warns Russian President Vladimir Putin over involvement in Ukraine.

2016 – Forbes Richest List released with Bill Gates No.1 with $75 billion. The number of world’s billionaires shrinks to 1,810.

2022 – President Joe Biden says Vladimir Putin had “badly miscalculated” by invading Ukraine in his State of the Union address.

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