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This Day In History1788 – NY City becomes 1st capital of US.

1789 – 1st loan to US government (from NYC banks)

1847 – American-Mexican war: US General Winfield Scott captures Mexico City.

1869 – Jay Gould & James Fisk attempt to control US gold market.

1919 – Guy Bolton & George Middleton’s “Adam & Eve,” premieres in NYC.

1922 – The Straw Hat Riot begins in New York City as people protest the right to wear straw hats beyond the accepted end date of September 15.

1927 – Waite Hoyt became only 20 game winner of 1927 Yankees.

1936 – Acting on the orders of Louis Buchalter, Murder, Inc. killers gun down Joseph Rosen, a Brooklyn candy store owner.

1948 – Margaret Chase Smith (R-Me) elected senator, 1st woman to serve in both houses of Congress.

1956 – IBM introduces the RAMAC 305, 1st commercial computer with a hard drive that uses magnetic disk storage, weighs over a ton.

1963 – Jim Bouton’s 20th win clinches Yanks 28th pennant.

1965 – Today Show’s 1st totally color broadcast.

1973 – Congress passes & sends a bill to Nixon to lift football’s blackout.

1977 – General Motors introduces 1st US diesel auto (Oldsmobile 88)

1983 – Dan Quisenberry record 39th season save.

1985 – John Williams introduces new Today Show theme.

1993 – Queens NY begins required recycling.

2001 – Civilian aircraft traffic resumes in the U.S. after the September 11, 2001 attacks.

2008 – Hurricane Ike makes landfall on the Texas Gulf Coast of the United States, causing heavy damage to Galveston, Island, Houston and surrounding areas.

2015 – Governor of California Jerry Brown declares a State of Emergency after wildfires devastate Lake and Napa counties.

2017 – Nursing home inhabitants rescued after losing their air-conditioning in aftermath of Hurricane Irma in Hollywood, Florida, 11 die.

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