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This Day In History

This Day In History1638 – 1st earthquake recorded in US, at Plymouth, Mass.

1657 – 1st Quakers arrives in New Amsterdam (NY).

1660 – Mary Dyer is hanged for defying a law banning Quakers from the Massachusetts Bay Colony.

1789 – 1st US congressional act becomes law (on administering oaths)

1808 – 1st US land-grant university founded-Ohio University, Athens, Ohio.

1861 – 1st skirmish in Civil War, Fairfax Court House, Va.

1862 – Slavery abolished in all US possessions.

1880 – 1st US pay telephone installed.

1880 – US census at 50,155,783.

1911 – 1st US group insurance policy written, Passaic, NJ.

1927 – Peace Bridge between US & Canada opens.

1936 – Queen Mary completes its maiden voyage, arriving in NY.

1941 – 12.59″ rainfall, in Burlington, Kansas (state 24-hr record)

1951 – 1st self-contained titanium plant opens (Henderson, Nevada)

1961 – FM multiplex stereo broadcasting 1st heard.

1970 – “Everything is Beautiful” by Ray Stevens hits #1.

1980 – 1st transmission of CNN, Cable News Network.

1994 – FX Channel, Cable Network, debuts.

1996 – Woody Harrrelson is arrested in Lee County, Kentucky, after he symbolically planted four hemp seeds to challenge the state law which did not distinguish between industrial hemp and marijuana.

2007 – Jack Kevorkian is released from prison after serving eight years of his 10-25 year prison term for second-degree murder in the 1998 death of Thomas Youk, 52, of Oakland County, Michigan.

2009 – General Motors files for chapter 11 bankruptcy.  It is the fourth largest United States bankruptcy in history.