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This Day in History – July 15

This Day In History
1867 – San Francisco Merchants’ Exchange opens.
1870 – Georgia becomes last confederate to be readmitted to US.
1916 – 22.22″ of rain falls in Altapass, NC (state record)
1916 – Boeing Company (Pacific Aero) formed by William Boeing in Seattle, Washington.
1922 – 26th US Golf Open: Gene Sarazen shoots a 288 at Skokie CC in Ill.
1927 – 62nd British Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 285 at St. Andrews.
1929 – 1st airport hotel opens-Oakland, California.
1932 – President Hoover cuts his own salary 15%.
1934 – Continental Airlines commences operations.
1948 – Alcoholic Anonymous founded in Britain.
1949 – WBTV TV channel 3 in Charlotte, NC (CBS) begins broadcasting.
1954 – 1st commercial jet transport plane built in US tested (Boeing 707)
1959 – The steel strike of 1959 begins, leading to significant importation of foreign steel for the first time in United States history.
1968 – “One Life to Live” premieres on TV.
1982 – Columbia flies to Kennedy Space Center via Dyess AFB, Texas.
1996 – MSNBC begins Microsoft Internet-NBC TV.
1999 – The inaugural game at the Seattle Mariners’ Safeco Field was held in Seattle, Washington.
2002 – “American Taliban” John Walker Lindh pleads guilty to supplying aid to the enemy and to possession of explosives during the commission of a felony.
2003 – AOL Time Warner disbands Netscape Communications Corporation.  The Mozilla Foundation is established on the same day.
2009 – “Harry Potter and the Half-Breed Prince”, the 6th film based on the books by J.K. Rowling is released worldwide.
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