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1812 – US passes 1st foreign aid bill (aids Venezuela earthquake victims)

1837 – Congress increases US Supreme Court membership from 7 to 9.

1875 – US Congress authorizes 20 cent coin, lasts only 3 years.

1903 – North Carolina becomes 1st state requiring registration of nurses.

1917 – US Congress passes 1st excess profits tax on corporations.

1931 – “Star Spangled Banner” officially becomes US national anthem by congressional resolution.

1945 – US 7th Army occupies last part of Westwall.

1956 – 3rd ACC Men’s Basketball tournament: NC State beats Wake Forest, 76-64.

1965 – The Temptations’ “My Girl” reaches #1.

1969 – Apollo 9 launched for 151 Earth orbits (10 days)

1975 – 1st People’s Choice Awards: John Wayne & Barbra Streisand win (Motion Picture) and Alan Alda, Telly Savalas & Mary Tyler Moore win (TV)

1985 – Bill Shoemaker becomes 1st jockey to win $100 million.

1991 – Iraqi Generals and US General “Stormin’ Norman” Schwarzkopf meet to discuss Gulf War cease fire.

1991 – Los Angeles police officers severely beat motorist Rodney King, the beating is famously captured on amateur video and later leads to riots when the police officers are acquitted.

1992 – US President George H.W. Bush apologizes for raising taxes after pledging not to.

1998 – Bill Gates testifies at Senate Judiciary Committee about Microsoft’s dominant position in the software industry.

2010 – “Alice in Wonderland”, inspired by Lewis Carroll directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp and Mia Wasikowska is released.

2013 – A 2 year old US girl becomes the first child born with HIV to be cured.

2019 – SpaceX’s Dragon capsule successfully docks with the International Space Station during its demonstration run.

2020 – World Bank pledges $12 billion in emergency aid for developing countries dealing with COVID-19.

2020 – US Federal Reserve makes its largest rate cut in a decade, short-term interest rates by 0.5% to protect economy against COVID-19.