07/12/2024
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1861 – Richmond, Virginia is designated the Confederate capital.

1906 – Louis H. Perlman patents a demountable tire carrying rim for cars.

1914 – Greyhound Bus Co. begins in Minnesota.

1918 – US House of Representatives passes amendment allowing women to vote.

1927 – Aviator Charles Lindbergh, in the Spirit of St. Louis, lands in Paris after the first solo air crossing of the Atlantic.

1932 – After flying for 17 hours from Newfoundland, Amelia Earhart lands near Londonderry, Northern Ireland, becoming the first transatlantic solo flight by a woman.

1941 – SS Robin Moor becomes the first US ship sunk by a U-boat during World War II.

1943 – Fastest 9 inning American League baseball night game (89 minutes) as the Chicago White Sox beat the visiting Washington Senators 1-0.

1954 – Twenty-sixth amendment to give 18-year-olds right to vote is defeated.

1964 – First nuclear powered lighthouse begins operations in Chesapeake Bay.

1968 – Billy Williams of the Chicago Cubs sets an outfielder record of 695 straight Major League Baseball games.

1970 – National Guard mobilizes to quell disturbances at Ohio State University.

1980 – Coast Guard Ensign Jean Marie Butler is first woman to graduate from a United States service academy.

1990 – Dow Jones average hits a record 2,844.68.

1996 – Ken Griffey Jr., age 26, is eighth youngest to hit 200 home runs.

1999 – “All My Children” star Susan Lucci finally wins a Daytime Emmy after being nominated 19 times, the longest period of unsuccessful nominations in television history.

2013 – Microsoft announces the release of Xbox One.

2019 – Protests across American cities defending abortion rights after several states pass new abortion laws.

2023 – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky makes a surprise appearance at G7 summit in Hiroshima, Japan, with world leaders also making a statement to condemn Chinese acts of “economic coercion.”

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