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

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