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1850 – California is admitted as the thirty-first state of the Union.

1904 – Mounted police 1st used in NYC.

1908 – Orville Wright makes 1st 1-hour airplane flight, Fort Meyer, Va.

1926 – National Broadcasting Company (NBC) created by Radio Corporation of America (RCA)

1932 – Steamboat SS Observation explodes in NYC East River (71 killed)

1936 – Yankees sweep Indians, NY clinches pennant on earliest date in history.

1942 – 1st bombing on continental US soil at Mount Emily, Oregon during WWII by Japanese planes.

1945 – Japanese in South Korea, Taiwan, China, Indochina surrender to Allies.

1951 – 1st broadcast of “Love of Life” on CBS-TV.

1956 – Elvis Presley appears on the Ed Sullivan Show for the 1st time.

1957 – “Diana” by Paul Anka reaches #1.

1957 – US President Eisenhower signs 1st civil rights bill since Reconstruction.

1961 – Maria Beale Fletcher (NC), 19, crowned 34th Miss American 1962.

1963 – Alabama Governor George Wallace served a federal injunction to stop orders of state police to bar black students from enrolling in white schools.

1971 – NHL great Gordie Howe retires.

1983 – Radio Shack announces their color computer 2 (Coco 2)

1990 – US Open Men’s Tennis: 19 year old Pete Sampras wins his first Grand Slam title; beats fellow American Andre Agassi 6-4, 6-3, 6-2; Sampras youngest male US Open winner.

2000 – US Open Women’s Tennis: Venus Williams wins her first US title; beats fellow American Lindsey Davenport 6-4, 7-5.

2015 – Apple unveils the iPad Pro and iPhone 65 in San Francisco.

2018 – CBS chief Les Moonves departs the company after six more women make allegations of sexual abuse in “The New Yorker”

2018 – Green Bay Packers start 100th season with historic 24-23 comeback win over Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field; first ever Packer recovery from 17+ points deficit at 3/4 time (20-3)

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