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1903 – 1st direct primary election law in US adopted, by Wisconsin.

1908 – Part of Great White Fleet arrives in Puget Sound, Washington.

1922 – Comedic play “Abie’s Irish Rose” premieres at Fulton Theatre, NYC; runs for 2,327 performances (longest run at the time)

1934 – Outlaws Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow – Bonnie and Clyde – are killed by police in an ambush near Sailes, Louisiana.

1939 – Submarine USS Squalus sinks in the Gulf of Maine, drowning 26, 33 remaining crew rescued from a depth of 243 feet by divers using newly developed heliox air systems (divers later awarded the Medal of Honor)

1945 – Lord Haw-Haw (William Joyce) arrested at Danish boundary.

1948 – Future Baseball Hall of Fame center fielder Joe DiMaggio hits 3 consecutive home runs as the New York Yankees edge the Indians, 6-5 at Cleveland Stadium.

1956 – World Trade Center dedicated in Ferry Building, San Francisco.

1962 – Joe Pepitone 2nd New York Yankee to hit 2 home runs in 1 inning (Joe DiMaggio)

1969 – BBC orders 13 episodes of Monty Python’s Flying Circus.

1970 – San Diego Padres beat San Francisco Giants 17-16 in 15 innings.

1979 – Rock singer-songwriter Tom Petty files for chapter 11 bankruptcy.

1981 – NASA launches Intelsat V satellite, number 501.

1984 – “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom”, 2nd in the film series, directed by Stephen Spielberg, starring Harrison Ford, and produced by George Lucas’ Lucas Films premieres.

1990 – Cost of rescuing savings & loan failures is put at up to $130 billion.

1997 – Mel Karmazin replaces Peter Lund as CEO of CBS TV.

2007 – Singer-songwriter Paul Simon receives Library of Congress Gershwin Prize at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C.

2013 – Patrick Roy is named head coach of the Colorado Avalanche, his former team where he won two Stanley Cups.

2017 – President Donald Trump meets Pope Francis at the Vatican.

2022 – President Joe Biden with countries including India, South Korea and Japan, launches the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework in Tokyo, an economic alliance of Asia-Pacific nations to counter Chinese influence.

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