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1777 – Continental Congress flees to York, Pa., as British forces advance.

1846 – Anesthetic ether used for 1st time by American dentist Dr. William Morton who extracts a tooth.

1867 – Midway Islands formally declared a US possession.

1898 – City of New York established.

1919 – Avery Hopwood’s “Gold Diggers” premieres in NYC.

1922 – Yanks clinch pennant #2, beating Boston 3-1.

1934 – St. Louis Cards clinch pennant as Dizzy Dean wins his 30th of year.

1935 – Gershwin’s “Porgy & Bess” premieres in Boston.

1935 – The Hoover Dam, astride the border between the U.S. states of Arizona and Nevada, is dedicated by FDR.

1949 – American chemist Percy L. Julian at the Glidden Company announces an improved method for producing cortisone.

1949 – Pirates Ralph Kiner hits his 54th HR & National League record 16th in September.

1954 – 1st nuclear submarine, USS Nautilus, commissioned by the US Navy.

1960 – On Howdy Dowdy’s last show Clarabelle finally talks “Goodbye Kids”

1961 – Bill for Boston Tea Party is paid by Mayor Snyder of Oregon who wrote a check for $196, the total cost of all tea lost.

1968 – 1st Boeing 747 rolls out.

1975 – The Hughes (later McDonnell-Douglas, now Boeing) AH-64 Apache makes its first flight.

1977 – Due to budget curs, the Apollo program’s ALSEP experiment packages left on the Moon are shut down.

1980 – Ethernet specifications published by Xerox working with Intel and Digital Equipment Corporation.

1997 – Microsoft releases Internet Explorer 4.

2004 – The AIM-54 Phoenix, the primary missile for the F-14 Tomcat, retired from service. Almost two years later, the Tomcat retires.

2014 – A case of Ebola Virus reaches Dallas, Texas.

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