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This Day In History1498 – Christopher Columbus departs with 6 ships for 3rd trip to America.

1539 – Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto discovers Florida.

1806 – Future US President Andrew Jackson kills Charles Dickinson in a duel after Dickinson accused Jackson’s wife of bigamy.

1848 – William G Young patents ice cream freezer.

1879 – An F4 tornado strikes Irving, Kansas, killing 18 and injuring 60.

1908 – 1st federal workmen’s compensation law approved.

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

1933 – Patent on invisible glass installation.

1942 – Satchel Paige pitches 5 innings to defeat Dizzy Dean All-Stars 8-1.

1942 – US aircraft carrier Yorktown leaves Pearl Harbor.

1948 – A dike along the flooding Columbia River breaks, obliterating Vanport, Oregon within minutes. Fifteen people die and tens of thousands are left homeless.

1956 – Mickey Mantle misses by 18″ hitting 1st HR out of Yankee Stadium.

1964 – Indianapolis 500: A. J. Foyt wins in 3:23:35.813.

1967 – Robert “Evel” Knievel’s motorcycle jumps 16 automobiles.

1979 – Percom Data Company Inc. release Microdos for Radio Shack’s TRS-80.

1986 – Barry Bonds makes his MLB debut for the Pittsburgh Pirates.

1991 – Supreme Court rules prosecutors can be sued for legal advice they give police & can be held accountable.

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

2010 – Indianapolis 500: Dario Franchitti wins in 3:05:37.0131.

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

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