12/04/2022
This Day In History
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1868 – Standard uniform approved for US postal carriers.

1906 – George Bernard Shaw’s “Caesar & Cleopatra” premieres in NYC.

1913 – 1st US paved coast-to-coast highway, the Lincoln Highway is dedicated.

1938 – Great Depression: In an effort to try to restore investor confidence, the New York Stock Exchange unveils a fifteen-point program to upgrade protection for the investing public.

1941 – Mount Rushmore Monument is completed in South Dakota, designed by Gutzon Borguim.

1943 – Washington Redskin Sammy Baugh passes for 6 touchdowns vs Brooklyn (48-10)

1956 – Rear Admiral G.J. Dufek becomes first American to land an airplane at South Pole.

1961 – Federal judge rules that laws in Birmingham, Alabama, against integrated playing fields are illegal.

1967 – San Francisco Giants Mike McCormick wins NL Cy Young Award.

1968 – US President Lyndon B. Johnson orders a halt to all bombing of North Vietnam.

1972 – Gaylord Perry wins AL Cy Young Award.

1979 – US DC-10 crashes at Mexico City, 74 killed.

1987 – American jockey Chris Antley becomes first rider to win 9 races in a day (4 at Aqueduct/5 at the Meadowlands)

1994 – American Eagle ATR-72 crash down at Gary, Indiana: 68 killed.

2002 – A federal grand jury in Houston, Texas formally indicted former Enron Corp. chief financial officer Andrew Fastow on 78 counts of wire fraud, money laundering, conspiracy and obstruction of justice related to the collapse of his ex-employer.

2011 – The world population reaches 7 billion inhabitants according to the United Nations.

2014 – Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, Frank Thomas, Bobby Cox, Tony La Russa and Joe Torre are inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY.

2017 – John Kelly, White House Chief of Staff comments on TV interview that “the lack of an ability to compromise let to the Civil War”, draws criticism.

2019 – US House of Representatives votes to formalize impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump.