06/17/2019
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This Day In History1542 – Explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo discovers California, at San Diego Bay, naming it San Miguel and claims it for Spain.

1701 – Divorce legalized in Maryland.

1850 – US Navy abolishes flogging as punishment.

1904 – Woman arrested for smoking cigarette in a car on 5th Avenue, NYC.

1906 – US Troops reoccupy Cuba, stay until 1909.

1921 – 4th PGA Championship: Walter Hagan at Inwood CC Far Rockaway, NY.

1930 – Lou Gehrig’s errorless streak ends at 885 consecutive games.

1941 – Ted Williams ended the baseball season with .406 batting average.

1949 – “My Friend Irma” is 1st of 12 films starring Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis.

1955 – 1st World Series color TV broadcast on NBC-TV (Yanks beat Dodgers)

1957 – “Honeycomb,” by Jimmie F. Rodgers hits #1.

1960 – “Queen For A Day” moves to ABC-TV.

1968 – Happy Times” closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 186 performances.

1976 – US Congress passes Toxic Substances Control Act.

1981 – “Physical” single released by Olivia Newton-John (Billboard Song of the Year 1982)

1982 – 1st reports appear of death from cyanide-laced Tylenol capsules.

1991 – NY Yankees set record of 75 games without a complete pitched game.

1997 – Newscaster David Brinkley, 74, retires after 54 years of broadcasting.

2008 – SpaceX launches the first ever private spacecraft, the Falcon 1 into orbit.

2016 – Hurricane Mathew forms near the Windward Islands, will go on to kill over 1000 in Haiti, the Caribbean and US.

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