06/23/2024
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1889 Edouard and Andre Michelin incorporate the Michelin tire company.

1900 – Total solar eclipse occurs.

1923 – US Attorney General says it is legal for women to wear trousers anywhere.

1928 – Dodge Brothers, Inc. and Chrysler Corporation merge.

1929 – 1st all color talking picture “On With the Show” exhibited (NYC).

1937 – Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco opens to vehicular traffic.

1946 – US Patent filed for a hydrogen bomb.

1952 – Memphis Kiddie Park opens in Brooklyn, Ohio. The park’s Little Dipper roller coaster would become the oldest operating steel roller coaster in North America.

1956 – President Eisenhower signs farm bill allows government to store agricultural surplus.

1962 – US stock market drops $20.8 billion in 1 day.

1968 – Major League Baseball: American League announces it is splitting into 2 divisions.

1972 – White House “plumbers” first break in at the Democratic National Headquarters at Watergate Complex in Washington, D.C.

1974 – “Magic Show” opens at Cort Theater NYC for 1859 performances.

1984 – George Soros founds Soros Foundation Budapest to help countries free themselves from communism.

1992 – 65th National Spelling Bee: Amanda Goad wins spelling lyceum.

1996 – U.S. President Bill Clinton’s former business partners in the Whitewater land deal, James McDougal and Susan McDougal, and Arkansas Governor, Jim Guy Tucker, are convicted of fraud.

2006 – Indianapolis 500: Sam Hornish, Jr. wins in 3:10:58.7590.

2006 – Senior PGA Championship Men’s Golf, Oak Tree GC: Jay Haas wins his first of 3 Champions Tour major titles with a birdie on the third playoff hole against Brad Bryant.

2016 – Harambe, a gorilla at Cincinnati Zoo, is shot after dragging a 3-year-old boy who had slipped into its enclosure (Cincinnati, Ohio)

2020 – Minnesota Governor Tim Walz declares State of Emergency in Minneapolis and activates the Minnesota National Guard after protests over the death of George Floyd in police custody.

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