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This Day in History – July 28

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This Day In History

1866 – Metric system becomes a legal measurement system in US.

1896 – City of Miami incorporated.

1931 – Mob hitman Mad Dog Coll allegedly participates in a kidnapping attempt that results in the shooting death of a child, which earns him the nickname “Mad Dog”.

1933 – NFL divides into (2) 5 team divisions.

1943 – US President FDR announces end of coffee rationing in US.

1945 – US Army B-25 crashes into 79th floor of Empire State Building, 14 die.

1945 – US Senate ratifies United Nations charter 89-2.

1951 – “Kiss Me, Kate” closes at New Century Theater NYC after 1077 performances.

1951 – Walt Disney’s animated film “Alice In Wonderland” released.

1957 – Jerry Lee Lewis makes his 1st TV appearance (Steve Allen Show).

1960 – Republican National convention selects Richard Nixon as candidate.

1965 – LBJ sends 50,000 more soldiers to Vietnam (total 125,000).

1977 – 1st oil through the TransAlaska Pipeline System reach Valdez, Alaska.

1978 – 600,000 attend Watkins Glen Summer Jam in NY.

1978 – Price of gold tops $200-an-oz level for 1st time.

1986 – NASA releases transcript from doomed Challenger, pilot Michael Smith could be heard saying, “Uh-oh!” as spacecraft disintegrated.

1991 – 12 U.S. Senior Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus wins.

1994 – Texas Ranger Kenny Rogers pitches baseball’s 14th perfect game.

2002 – Nine coal miners trapped in the flooded Quecreek Mine in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, are rescued after 77 hours.

2014 – Israel criticizes John Kerry’s proposed ceasefire, stating that no ceasefire deal will be accepted without the destruction of tunnels leading from Gaza to Israel and the demilitarization of the Gaza Strip.