05/26/2019
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This Day In History1639 – Cambridge College, Massachusetts, renamed Harvard for clergyman John Harvard.

1677 – Massachusetts gains title to Maine for $6,000.

1869 – Arkansas legislature passes anti-Ku Klux Klan law.

1884 – US adopts Standard Time.

1897 – San Diego State University is founded.

1913 – Kansas legislature approved censorship of motion pictures.

1925 – Tennessee makes it unlawful to teach evolution.

1933 – American banks allowed to reopen after a government imposed bank holiday.

1950 – General Motors reports net earnings of $656,434,232 (record)

1961 – JFK sets up the Alliance for Progress.

1969 – Apollo 9 returns to Earth.

1980 – Ford Motor Co found innocent in death of 3 women in a fiery Pinto.

1980 – American John Wayne Gacy receives the death sentence in Illinois for the murder of 12 people.

1986 – Microsoft has its initial public offering.

1987 – John Gotti, boss of the Gambino crime family, is acquitted of racketeering.

1989 – US space shuttle STS-29 launched.

1991 – Exxon pays $1-billion dollars in fines & cleanup of Valdez oil.

1992 – FCC rules companies can own 30 AM & 30 FM stations (formerly 12)

2008 – Gold prices on the New York Mercantile Exchange hit $1,000 an ounce for the first time.

2012 – Encyclopedia Britannica announces that it will no longer publish printed version of it encyclopedia.

2018 – US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is fired via a tweet from President Donald Trump.

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