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This Day in History for October 15

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1789 – 1st US presidential tour by George Washington in New England.

1860 – 11-year old Grace Bedell writes to Abraham Lincoln telling him how to grow a beard.

1895 – Henry Perky patents a machine he developed with William Ford for the preparation of cereals for food, otherwise known as shredded wheat.

1914 – US Clayton Anti-Trust Act passed (union & strike rights)

1924 – US President Calvin Coolidge declares Statue of Liberty a national monument.

1933 – 20th Amendment to the US Constitution goes into effect: President term begins in January not March.

1939 – LaGuardia Airport opens in NYC.

1945 – Baseball attendance hits record 10.28 million (Tigers 1.28m is highest)

1951 – “I Love Lucy”, starring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, debuts on CBS.

1952 – “Charlotte’s Webb” by E.B. White and illustrated by Garth Williams is published by Harper & Brothers.

1954 – Hurricane Hazel makes landfall in the US in North Carolina as a category 4 hurricane, 195 die in US and Canada.

1956 – First plane to land safely on water – Pan Am Flight 6 San Francisco to Honolulu, all 24 passengers and 2 crew survive.

1964 – NY Yankees appears in 14 & win 9 or last 16 World Series.

1971 – World’s first arcade video game Computer Space developed by Syzygy first demonstrated at the MOA Show in the US.

1973 – Country music artist Dolly Parton releases her single “Jolene”

1984 – Central Intelligence Agency Information Act passes.

1989 – American radio and television evangelist Billy Graham is given the 1,900th star on Hollywood Boulevard, the first clergyman to be granted a star.

1995 – Carolina Panthers win 1st game ever beating NY Jets 26-15.

2007 – Fox Business Network (FNB), American financial cable network is launched.

2013 – Walmart announces that Doug McMillion, head of their International Division, will become its next CEO.

2019 – Record 12 Democratic presidential candidates participate in a live TV debate n Westerville, Ohio.