05/20/2019
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This Day In History

This Day In History1683 – 1st settlers from Germany to US, leave aboard Concord.

1701 – Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac found trading post at Ft. Pontchartrain, which later becomes the city of Detroit.

1824 – Harrisburg Pennsylvania newspaper publishes results of 1st public poll, with a clear lead for Andrew Jackson.

1847 – Brigham Young & his Mormon followers arrive at Salt Lake, City, UT.

1901 – O. Henry is released from prison in Austin, Texas after serving three years for embezzlement from a bank.

1929 – US President Herbert Hoover proclaims Kellogg-Briand Pact which renounces war.

1938 – Instant coffee invented.

1942 – Irving Berlin’s musical “This is the Army” premieres in NYC.

1945 – US destroyer Underhill torpedoed West of Guam.

1952 – US President Harry Truman settles 53-day steel strike.

1959 – US VP Richard Nixon argues with Nikita Khrushchev, known as “Kitchen Debate.”

1961 – Beginning of a trend, a US commercial plane is hijacked to Cuba.

1969 – Hoyt Wilhelm pitches in a record 907th major league game.

1974 – Supreme Court unanimously rules Nixon must turn over Watergate tapes.

1979 – US President Jimmy Carter names Paul Volcker as Chairman of the Federal Reserve.

1987 – IBM-PC DOS version 3.3 (updated) released.

1998 РRussell Eugene Watson, Jr. bursts into the United States Capitol and opens fire killing two police officers.  He is later ruled to be incompetent to stand trial.

2002 – James Traficant is expelled from the United States House of Representatives on a vote of 420-1.

2005 – 92nd Tour de France: no winner; Lance Armstrong retires after winning a record seventh consecutive victory but disqualified in 2012 for doping.

2012 – Danielle Steel’s novel “Friends Forever: A Novel is published.

2015 – US President Barack Obama begins an historic 2 day visit to Kenya.

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