06/18/2024
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1892 – George Sampson patents clothes dryer.

1902 – United States withdraws its troops from Cuba as the first Cuban president, Thomas Estrada Palma, takes power.

1916 – Saturday Evening Post cover features Norman Rockwell painting.

1926 – Congress passes Air Commerce Act, licensing of pilots and planes.

1930 – University of California dedicates $1,500 to research and cure of athlete’s foot.

1932 – Amelia Earhart leaves Newfoundland on her journey to become the first woman to fly solo and nonstop across the Atlantic.

1942 – US Navy first permitted black recruits to serve.

1946 – Chicago Cubs’ Claude Passeau makes his first error since September 21, 1941, ending pitcher’s fielding record of 273 consecutive errorless chances.

1959 – Ford wins battle with Chrysler to call its new car “Falcon.”

1969 – US troops capture Hill 937/Hamburger Hill in Vietnam.

1973 – 25th Emmy Awards: The Waltons, All in the Family and Mary Tyler Moore win.

1983 – Heavyweight boxer Larry Holmes beats Tim Weatherspoon by split decision to retain his WBC title at the Dunes Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

1985 – Dow Jones Industrial Ave closes above 1,300 for first time.

1988 – Philadelphia Phillies’ Mike Schmidt hits his 535th home run, moving into 8th place.

1995 – CBS fires co-anchor Connie Chung.

2003 – Reality TV series “America’s Next Top Model,” created by Tyra Banks, debuts on UPN.

2013 – Yahoo purchases Tumblr for $11 billion.

2015 – NASCAR’s 20th Hall of Fame inductees are Bobby Isaac, Terry Labonte and Jerry Cook.

2019 – Google stops support for Huawei’s Android system in an escalation of the tech war between the United States and China.

2021 – Israel and Hamas agree to a bilateral ceasefire in Gaza after nearly two weeks of fighting, amid international diplomatic efforts.

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