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This Day In History1789 – US War Department established a regular army.

1875 – US-Spanish relations decline in wake of Cuban rebellion.

1907 – Construction begins on Washington National Cathedral.

1913 – Washington Senator Walter Johnson wins his 36th game.

1914 – Boston Braves, who were in last place in mid-July, clinch NL pennant.

1915 – Hurricane claims 275 in Mississippi Delta.

1916 – American oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller becomes the world’s first billionaire.

1920 – Joseph Horne Company in Pittsburgh sells radios for $10.

1930 – NYC College offers 1st course in radio advertising.

1940 – “Double or Nothing”, a radio quiz show, 1st heard on Mutual Radio Net.

1947 – Dizzy Gillespie presented his 1st Carnegie Hall concert in NY.

1950 – Telephone Answering Machine created by Bell Laboratories.

1953 – “Make Room for Daddy” starring Danny Thomas, premieres on ABC-TV.

1957 – Buddy Holly & Crickets released 2nd single “Oh Boy!”/”Not Fade Away”

1960 – “My Three Sons” starring Fred MacMurray, debuts on ABC-TV.

1967 – Gladys Knight & Pips releases “I Heard it Through the Grapevine”

1977 – “Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band” by Meco hits #1.

1985 – “Alfred Hitchcock Presents,” returns to NBC-TV.

2001 – The Syracuse Herald-Journal, a US newspaper dating back to 1839, ceases publication.

2006 – US Representative Mark Foley resigns after allegations of inappropriate emails to house pages were introduced.

2008 – Dow Jones Industrial Average falls 777.68 points, its largest single-day point loss, following the bankruptcies of Lehman Brothers and Washington Mutual.