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This Day In History

This Day In History1773 – American Revolutionary War: The United Kingdom’s East India Company tea ships’ cargo are burned at Annapolis, Maryland.

1774 – First Continental Congress makes Declaration of Colonial Rights in Philadelphia.

1834 – First African-American granted a US patent, Henry Blair, for a corn planter.

1884 – George Eastman patents paper-strip photographic film.

1901 – Justin Huntly McCarthy’s “If I were King” premieres in NYC.

1922 – 1st Tom McAn shoe store opens on Third Avenue NYC.

1926 – A.A. Milne’s book “Winnie the Pooh” released.

1943 – US 8th Air Force loses 60 B-17s during assault on Schweinfurt.

1952 – UN General Assembly first meets at its new headquarters in New York.

1960 – Peace Corps 1st suggested by John F. Kennedy in speech at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

1964 – Martin Luther King, Jr. announced as winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.

1964 – Philips begins experimenting with color TV.

1975 – US President Gerald Ford escapes injury when his limousine is struck broadside.

1976 – Nobel Prize in Economics awarded to American economist Milton Friedman.

1980 – Presidential nominee Ronald Reagan promises to name a woman to the US Supreme Court.

1988 – Crude oil prices jump in anticipation of possible production accord at Gulf Corporation Council meeting set for October 16.

1994 – NASA Space probe Magellan burns up in atmosphere of Venus.

1996 – Dow Jones closes over 6,000 for 1st time (6,010)

1996 – Packer Chris Packe kicks longest field goal to end overtime game (53 yds)

2014 – Utah State University receives terrorist threats pertaining to Anita Sarkeesian’s planned lecture the following day.

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