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This Day In History

1862 – Slavery outlawed in US territories.

1897 – Wee Willie Keeler’s 44 game hitting streak ends.

1900 – Republican Party nominates President William McKinley for re-election, but chooses a new candidate for Vice-President, Theodore Roosevelt.

1910 – Father’s Day celebrated for 1st time (Spokane, Washington)

1926 – DeFord Bailey is 1st African American to perform on Nashville’s “Grand Ole Opry”

1934 – Federal Communications Commission (FCC) created.

1940 – “Brenda Starr”, 1st cartoon strip to a woman, appears in Chicago.

1941 – Cheerio Cereal invents an O-shaped cereal.

1944 – World War II: First day of the 2 day Battle of the Philippine Sea, US naval forces defeat Japanese fleet.

1952 – “I’ve Got A Search” debuts on CBS-TV with Garry Moore as host.

1956 – Jerry Lewis & Dean Martin end partnership after 16 films.

1960 – Loretta Lynn records “Honky Tonk Girl”

1964 – Civil Rights Act of 1964 passes 73-27.

1970 – Jim Bouton’s controversial “Ball Four” is published.

1978 – Garfield, created by Jim Davis, 1st appears as a comic strip.

1987 – Supreme Court rules school teaching evolution need not teach creation.

2000 – Tiger Woods wins golf’s US Open by 15 shots, a record for all majors, with a US Open to-par record score of 12-under.

2006 – Stanley Cup: first time winners Carolina Hurricanes defeat Edmonton Oilers 4-3.

2015 – Pixar’s “Inside Out” is released.

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