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1908 – First Federal workman’s compensation law approved.

1916 – Indianapolis 500: Dario Resta accompanied by riding mechanic Bob Dahnke lead 103 laps of 120 laps to claim victory, only Indy 500 scheduled less than 500 miles (300)

1922 – Completed Lincoln Memorial dedicated by Chief Justice William Howard Taft in front of 50,000.

1933 – Patent on invisible glass installation.

1943 – US troops conquer Attu Aleutians.

1946 – United flight 521 crashes on takeoff at LaGuardia Airport in New York, 42 people die.

1954 – Dutch bishops forbid membership to non-Catholic sporting clubs.

1956 – Mickey Mantle misses by 18 inches hitting first home run out of Yankee Stadium in the first game of a doubleheader against the Washington Senators.

1961 – Roger Maris hits his 10th & 11th of 61 home runs for the season.

1964 – The Beatles’ “Love Me Do” single goes #1 in the United States.

1966 – US launches Surveyor 1 to Moon.

1970 – Baseball All-Star voting is returned to fans.

1976 – Indianapolis 500: Polesitter Johnny Rutherford awarded race after taking the lead on lap 80, and leading when rain halted the race on lap 103, shortest Indy 500 in history.

1987 – North American Phillips Company unveils compact disc video.

1990 – Dow Jones average hits a record 2,878.56.

2000 – 35th Academy of Country Music Awards: Shania Twain, Faith Hill & Tim McGraw win.

2010 – Senior PGA Championship, Colorado GC: Tom Lehman wins first of his 3 Champions Tour major titles with a par on the first hold of a playoff with Fred Couples and David Frost.

2017 – Singer and actress Olivia Newton-John reveals her breast cancer has returned after 25 years.

2020 – SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket launches carrying the Dragon capsule from Cape Canaveral to the International Space Station. First private company to launch astronauts into space.

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