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  • 10:27 pm This Day in History for July 19
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This Day In History
1831 – 1st US-built locomotive to pull a passenger train makes 1st run.
1844 – University of Notre Dame receives its charter in Indiana.
1861 – Steam elevator patented by Elisha Otis.
1865 – Ft. Fisher, NC, falls to Union troops.
1870 – Donkey first used as symbol of Democratic Party, in Harper’s Weekly.
1907 – Gold dental inlays first described by William Taggart, who invented them.
1919 – Two million gallons of molasses flood Boston Massachusetts in the “Great Molasses Flood” when a storage tank burst, drowning 21 and injuring 150.
1934 – While robbing the First National Bank in East Chicago, Indianapolis, Dillinger is shot several times by officer William O’Malley, but survives because he is wearing a bullet proof vest.
1943 – World’s largest office building, the Pentagon is completed.
1951 – Supreme Court rule “clear & present danger” of incitement to riot is not protected speech & can be a cause for arrest.
1961 – Supremes signed with Motown Records.
1973 – 4 Watergate burglars plead guilty in federal court.
1973 – US President Richard Nixon suspends all US offensive action in North Vietnam.
1974 – Expert panel reports 18 1/2 minute gap in Watergate tape, 5 separate erasures.
1986 – Sara Jane Moore sentenced to life for attempting to shoot US President Gerald Ford.
1990 – AT&T experiences long distance problems due to a computer glitch.
1994 – 15th ACE Cable Awards: Michael Fuchs wins the Golden CableACE for outstanding achievements in advancing the development of cable programming.
2001 – Wikipedia a free Wiki or content encyclopedia is launched by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger.
2009 – Chesley Sullenberger lands US Airways Flight 1549 on the Hudson River shortly after takeoff from LaGuardia Airport in NYC.¬† All passengers and crew members survived in what becomes known as the “Miracle on the Hudson”
2018 – US Gymnast Simone Biles says she is one of more than 130 women sexually abused by former team doctor Larry Nassar.