06/17/2019
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  • 10:58 pm This Day in History for June 17
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This Day In History1772 – New Jersey passes bill requiring a license to practice medicine.

1789 – Edmund J. Randolph becomes 1st US Attorney General.

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

1892 – 1st public appearance of John Philip Sousa’s band (NJ).

1914 – Federal Trade Commission formed to regulate interstate commerce.

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

1947 – Happy Chandler announces Ford & Gillette to sponsor World Series.

1954 – Yogi Berra plays his only game at 3rd & Mickey Mantle plays shortstop.

1955 – NY Stock Exchange worst price decline since 1929.

1957 – Bernstein & Sondheim’s musical “West Side Story” premieres at the Winter Garden Theater in NYC.

1960 – 1st of 4 TV debates Nixon & Kennedy took place (Chicago).

1962 – TV comedy series “Beverly Hillbillies” premieres on CBS.

1964 – “Gilligan’s Island”, starring Bob Denver as Gilligan, debuts on CBS.

1979 – 1984 summer LA Olympic coverage sold to ABC for $225 million.

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

1993 – Seattle’s Randy Johnson joins 300-strikeout club.

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

2006 – Martin Scorsese’s “The Departed”, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, and Mark Wahlberg, premieres in New York City (Best Picture 2007).

2104 – World Health Organizations estimate that Ebola death toll has reached 3,091 – with Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone hit hardest.

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

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