06/24/2019
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This Day In History1785 – The Treaty of Hopewell is signed between the Confederation Congress of the United States of America and the Cherokee people.

1861 – Confederate Congress officially admits Missouri to Confederacy.

1871 – Ku Klux Klan trials began in Federal District Court in South Carolina.

1906 – Tommy Burns & Jack O’Brien fight to a draw in 20 for heavyweight boxing title.

1907 – In Haverhill, Massachusetts, scrape-metal dealer Louis B. Mayer opens his first movie theater.

1914 – World War I: Following a war-induced closure in July, the New York Stock Exchange re-opens for bond trading.

1925 – Grand Ole Opry premieres as WSM Barn Dance on WSM radio Nashville, Tennessee.

1929 – Richard E. Byrd makes his 1st South Pole flight.

1932 – Groucho Marx performs on radio for the first time.

1933 – A Dallas grand jury delivers a murder indictment against Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow for the January 1933 killing of Tarrant County Deputy Malcolm Davis.

1948 – “Hopalong Cassidy” opens at Mark Hellinger NYC for 293 performances.

1953 – “Wish You Were Here” closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 597 performances.

1957 – “Look Homeward, Angel” play based on the book by Thomas Wolfe adapted by Ketti Frings and starring Anthony Perkins premieres in NYC.

1969 – Ted Sizemore becomes 7th Dodger to win NL Rookie of Year.

1975 – “As the World Turns” and “The Edge of Night”, the final two American soap operas that had resisted going to pre-taped broadcasts, air their last live episodes.

1984 – Republican Robert Dole is elected Senate majority leader.

1986 – OPEC reaches oil production accord.

1994 – In Portage, Wisconsin, convicted serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer is clubbed to death by an inmate in the Columbia Correction Institution gymnasium.

1995 – James Brady, former White House Press Secretary, suffers a heart attack.

2016 – “Hamilton” sets new record for most money earned in a week on Broadway – $3.3 million.

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