04/16/2024
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1772 – New Jersey passes bill requiring a license to practice medicine.

1872 – The first Shriners Temple (called Mecca) was established in New York City.

1890 – US stops minting $1 & 3 gold coin & 3 cent piece.

1914 – Federal Trade Commission formed to regulate interstate commerce.

1921 – Yankees Babe Ruth hits HRs 57 & 58 to beat Indians 8-7.

1933 – Sidney Kingsley’s “Men in White” premieres in NYC.

1952 – Yanks clinch 4th straight & 19th American League pennant, beating A’s 5-2.

1953 – US & Spain sign defense treaty (4 US bases in Spain)

1955 – NY Stock Exchange worst price decline since 1929.

1960 – 1st of 4 TV debates, Nixon & Kennedy took place in Chicago.

1960 – Cuban leader Fidel Castro delivers a 4 hour and 29 minute long speech at the United Nations.

1962 – LA Dodgers shortstop Maury Wills becomes first player in MLB history to steal 100 bases (en route to 104)

1965 – Minnesota gains its 1st American League pennant by defeating Washington, 2-1.

1968 – St Louis Cards’ Bob Gibson’s 13th shutout ends with 1.12 ERA.

1972 – American Museum of Immigration dedicated.

1984 – President Reagan vetoes sanctions against South Africa.

1986 – Bobby (Patrick Duffy) returns to Dallas, his death is attributed to his wife Pam’s bad dream (erases all of last season)

1988 – NYC’s Rockefeller Center declared a national landmark.

1996 – Space Shuttle STS 79 (Atlantis 17), lands.

2016 – First US Presidential debate: Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton vs Republican Donald Trump at Hofstra University.

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