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1800 – John Adams becomes the first US President to live in the White House.

1834 – First published reference to poker (as Mississippi riverboat game)

1859 – The current Cape Lookout, North Carolina, lighthouse was lit for the first time. It’s first-order Fresnel lens can be seen for about 19 miles, in good conditions.

1870 – US Weather Bureau begins operations (24 locations)

1913 – Less than a week after the US non-intervention promise, President Woodrow Wilson demands that Mexican dictator Huerta resigns.

1915 – Parris Island is officially designated a US Marine Corps Recruit Depot.

1931 – Dupont introduces synthetic rubber.

1940 – 1st US air raid shelter, Fleetwood, Pa.

1946 – Charles S. Johnson becomes 1st black president of Fisk University.

1950 – Puerto Rican nationalists try to kill US President Harry Truman at Blair House.

1954 – US Senate admonishes Joseph McCarthy because of his slander campaigns.

1968 – Motion Picture Association of America introduces rating system (G, M, R, X)

1971 – Eisenhower dollar put into circulation.

1977 – US President Jimmy Carter raises the minimum wage from $2.30 to $3.35 an hour, effective from January 1, 1981.

1979 – US federal government proposes making a $1.5 billion loan to Chrysler.

1981 – 1st class US mail raised from 18 cents to 20 cents.

1982 – Honda becomes the first Asian automobile company to produce cars in the United States with the opening of their factory in Marysville, Ohio. The Honda Accord is the first car produced there.

1990 – Rhetoric escalates as George Bush likens Saddam Hussein to Adolph Hitler.

1991 – Three faculty, and one staff member of the department of physics and astronomy, were killed, along with one administrator, when physics graduate student Gang Lu went on a shooting rampage at the University.

2012 – Google’s Gmail becomes the world’s most popular email service.

2018 – Google employees stage mass walkout to protest the company’s handling of sexual harassment.

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