06/13/2024
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1892 – Dr. Washington Sheffield invents the toothpaste tube.

1900 – Associated Press organizes in New York City as a nonprofit news cooperative.

1906 – Wright Brothers are granted a patent for their “flying machine” having applied for one three years earlier (patent no. 821,393).

1919 – A.E. Douglas establishes the relative dates of two archaeological sites using ancient wood samples, marking a major step forward in the dating of archaeological sites.

1926 – “Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue” by Gene Austin hits #1.

1928 – Brooklyn Dodgers announce contracts to install lights at Ebbets Field.

1942 – The Steel Workers Organizing Committee disbands and a new trade union, the United Steelworkers, is formed.

1953 – President Dwight Eisenhower signs the Offshore Oil Bill.

1956 – “Bob Hope Show” last airs on NBC-TV.

1961 – “Mother-in-Law” by Ernie K-Doe hits #1.

1964 – President Lyndon Johnson presents “Great Society.”

1970 – Mel Stottlemyre sets record by walking 11, but wins 2-0.

1973 – President Richard Nixon confesses his role in Watergate cover-up.

1980 – Video game Pac-Man created by Toru Iwatani is first released in Japan.

1987 – 30 killed in a Texas tornado.

1998 – Monica Lewinsky scandal: A federal judge rules that United States Secret Service agents can be compelled to testify before a grand jury concerning the scandal involving President Bill Clinton.

2004 – Hallam, Nebraska, is wiped out by a powerful F-4 tornado that broke a width record at 2.5 miles wide. It also kills one local resident.

2011 – An EF5 tornado strikes Joplin, Missouri, killing at least 158 people, the single deadliest tornado in the United States since modern record keeping began in 1950.

2016 – President Barack Obama arrives in Vietnam for a three day tour.

2022 – Report on sexual abuse in Southern Baptist Convention, the country’s largest Protestant denomination, details 20 years of suppressing many allegations.

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