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1783 – Annapolis, Maryland becomes US capital (until June 1784)

1835 – Henry Burden patents horseshoe manufacturing machine (Troy, NY)

1863 – Patent granted for a process of making color photographs.

1897 – Pencil sharpener patented by J L Love.

1909 – Wright Brothers form million dollar corporation to manufacture airplanes.

1921 – US President Warren G. Harding signs Willis Campbell Act (anti-beer bill) forbidding doctors prescribing beer or liquor for medicinal purposes.

1936 – 1st issue of Life picture magazine created by Henry R Luce published.

1944 – US 7th army under General Alexander Patch conquers Straatsburg.

1945 – Most US wartime rationing of foods, including meat & butter, ends.

1954 – For the first time, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above the peak it reached just before the 1929 crash.

1963 – JFK’s body lay in repose in East Room of White House.

1977 – European weather satellite Meteosat 1 launched from Cape Canaveral.

1981 – President Reagan vetoes House Joint Resolution 357 which called for further appropriations for fiscal year 1982.

1982 – FCC drops limits on duration & frequency of TV ads.

1984 – Boston College QB Doug Flutie passes (472 yards), including game ending 48 yard TD (Hail Mary Pass) to end game & beat Miami 47-45.

1988 – President Reagan announces he is pocket-vetoing a bill designed to further restrict lobbying by former federal employees.

1992 – 10,000,000 cellular telephone sold.

2004 – World of Warcraft, multiplayer online role-playing video game released, world’s most subscribed game.

2008 – Economists at the University of Hawaii report that the state entered recession in the previous quarter based on the drop in tourist figures and growing unemployment, with 8,800 jobs expected to be cut in 2008.

2014 – Republicans condemn US President Obama’s use of executive powers to force through immigration reform.

2018 – US Federal Climate report finds climate change will reduce economy by 10% by 2100 with $141 billion cost from heat-related deaths, $118 billion from sea level rise.

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