04/24/2019
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This Day In History

1790 – US Congress passes Naturalization Act, requires 2-year residency.

1845 – Patent awarded for adhesive medicated plaster, precursor of Band-Aid.

1872 – Thomas J. Martin patents fire extinguisher.

1885 – Eastman Film Co. manufacturers 1st commercial motion picture film.

1910 – US forbids immigration to criminals, anarchists, paupers & the sick.

1926 – The 1st lip-reading tournament held in America.

1930 – Congress appropriates $50,000 for Inter-American highway.

1937 – Spinach growers of Crystal City, Texas, erect statue of Popeye.

1940 – Ernest Hemingway & Benjamin Glazer premiere in NYC.

1945 – Allies led by US Marines Corps secure island of Iwo Jima from Imperial Japanese Army, after 18,000 Japanese & 6,000 Americans killed.

1951 – United States Air Force flag officially adopted by President Harry S. Truman.

1953 – Dr. Jonas Salk announces vaccine to prevent polio.

1955 – “Ballad of Davy Crockett” becomes the #1 record in US.

1962 – US Supreme Court backs 1-man-1-vote apportionment of seats in state legislature.

1970 – Peter Yarrow (Peter, Paul & Mary) plead guilty to “taking immoral liberties” with a 14-year old girl.

1982 – Groundbreaking in Washington, D.C. for Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

1994 – Bonnie Blair skates world record 500 meter ladies (38.90 sec)

1999 – The “Melissa worm” infects Microsoft word processing and e-mail systems around the world.

2018 – US Federal Trade Commission confirms it will investigate Facebook over privacy concerns.

2018 – US, European Union and Ukraine expel more than 100 Russian diplomats in response to Russian use of nerve gas in UK.

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